Happy 25th Anniversary To Pantera’s “Cowboys From Hell!”

Happy 25th Anniversary To Pantera’s “Cowboys From Hell!”

Support: On this date, back in 1990, the metal world was forever changed as Pantera released “Cowboys From Hell” to the masses and began a decade of dominance never seen before in our scene. While I was only six years old when this record came out, I’ll never forget hearing it for the first time in 7th Grade. Yes, that was seven years after it’s release, but I was never introduced to heavy metal until Middle School, and will NEVER forget being introduced to Pantera. I was handed “Cowboys From Hell” with a warning to play it loud, but not too loud, and of course I was a dumb kid and blasted it at the highest volume possible that entire night. After the 57 minutes were over, I remember sitting there wondering how it was possible for a band to be that fucking powerful. What was that guitar playing doing? That vocalist is a beast! Why didn’t my parents have me earlier so I didn’t miss out on this?!? It was everything I knew about heavy metal, but on a whole new level! From then on, I went and grabbed every Pantera album, bought every Pantera shirt, and was even lucky enough to catch them live, which will forever go down as one of the greatest concerts of my lifetime! There was only one, and will forever only be one Pantera, and if you were lucky like myself to see them live, cherish that moment! They were Gods amongst men, and it all started with the impact of “Cowboys From Hell” twenty five years ago. Enjoy the instant classic...
Sylosis And Wovenwar Cover Pantera’s “Domination” In Germany!

Sylosis And Wovenwar Cover Pantera’s “Domination” In Germany!

Support: Sylosis and Wovenwar just wrapped up their European tour together, and celebrated it in a big way at their final show in Germany! Phil, Josh, and Nick of Wovenwar joined Sylosis on stage at Underground to perform a SICK cover of “Domination” by Pantera! Check out pro-shot footage of the killer performance below! [iframe class=”” src=”http://www.facebook.com/v2.3/plugins/video.php?allowfullscreen=true&app_id=&channel=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic.ak.facebook.com%2Fconnect%2Fxd_arbiter%2F6Dg4oLkBbYq.js%3Fversion%3D41%23cb%3Df1ccfc3e8cd245a%26domain%3Dwww.blabbermouth.net%26origin%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.blabbermouth.net%252Ff1c01ed137c4542%26relation%3Dparent.parent&container_width=637&href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fvideo.php%3Fv%3D849192981783271%26set%3Dvb.7709052329%26type%3D1&locale=en_US&sdk=joey” style=”border: medium none; visibility: visible; width: 637px; height: 358px;” allowfullscreen=”true” title=”fb:video Facebook Social Plugin” scrolling=”no” allowtransparency=”true” name=”f1eb2b678485adc” frameborder=”0″ height=”1000px” width=”100%”][/iframe] Support: Have you seen these yet? Wovenwar: “Archers” Video Released! Wovenwar Live Photos From New York City By Sinestra Studios! Wovenwar: “Death To Rights” Video Released! Wovenwar: Shane Blay Interview By Metal Mark! WOVENWAR...
Rex Brown To Auction Off Some Of His Private Pantera Collection!

Rex Brown To Auction Off Some Of His Private Pantera Collection!

Support:   HOLY SHIT! Thankfully I just got my tax return, because it looks like I’ll be spending some good money on April 18th! Backstage Auctions is proud to present one of the most anticipated auction events of the year featuring the private collection of Rex Brown! Pantera‘s bassist believes there is a better purpose for all his stuff and now after fourteen years in storage, so it’s hitting the auction block! Here’s his statement: “I took a look at all of my old Pantera gear. I realized I had a ton of bass guitars, amps, cabinets, road cases and other great stuff just sitting in storage collecting dust. I felt they really should be in the hands of the fans who would love to own a piece of Pantera history. I have all my Pantera love and memories in my heart and soul. Of course, I am keeping the things that are important to me, but there are a lot of treasured items here and it’s time for the next generation to care for them.” So what can we expect to see in the auction? From his first bass guitar, a 1981 Ibanez, RS-824 Roadster Bass, that he used during Pantera’s early club days, to the bass guitars that he recorded all the iconic albums with and toured the world several times over, it’s all there. The auction will also feature the 1996 Stuart Spector Design LTD NS-5 #170 bass or otherwise known as “Brownie” that Rex used in Pantera’s final concert and other guitars known from their epic videos. Together with really cool stuff such as several...
Dimebag Darrell’s Grave Vandalized And Robbed By Cowards.

Dimebag Darrell’s Grave Vandalized And Robbed By Cowards.

Support: Talk about a cowardly act. Pantera just posted this image below on their Official Facebook page, and fans everywhere are rightfully pissed. While the Instagram account of “crustyplague” is no longer active, due to being bombarded with threats from metal fans everywhere, sources tell us that the band Nuclear Hellfrost is responsible, and they are now enemy number one in all of our minds. No matter if you dislike a band for whatever reason, vandalizing a grave of a fallen icon is no way to go about it. If these pieces of shit are trying to gain exposure from this act, well they went about it in the worst way. Dimebag was loved by all, and to show him this disrespect is beyond me, and like you, I’m pissed. Consider this band’s career over, and hopefully the law gets to them quick, because they deserve punishment for this horrific act immediately. RIP Dime. UPDATE: The band has responded with this statement: “The posts about us and to us are a complete surprise to us. Anything having to do with grave desecration was entirely a hoax put on by our former lead singer completely disconnected from the other members of the band. If you see Dimebag’s grave you can see there is nothing carved into his grave, the only thing that exists is a photo of a piece of paper posted by the former member. We are strongly against any sort of homophobia, racism, or outright disrespect for a human being. We have nothing but the utmost respect for Dimebag and this is a misguided political publicity stunt that...
Earl Maneein Discusses The seven)suns Pantera Cover!

Earl Maneein Discusses The seven)suns Pantera Cover!

Support: seven)suns unveiled their incredible Pantera tribute last week, and the clip already has over 10,000 views thanks to love from all of the metal sites. The string quartet masterfully covered “This Love” and “Domination“, and proved that yes, strings can be metal. Leading that thought process, and seven)suns, is Earl Maneein, who I’m privileged enough to call a friend. So after having my mind blown by this clip, I wanted to find out more on this project, the cover, and what they have in store for the future. Check out excerpts of our chat below, as well as the much talked about video! If you haven’t seen it yet, WATCH IT! Metal Mark- Briefly describe the history of seven)suns, and how it came together. Earl Maneein– Well, seven)suns is a direct descendant of resolution15, my metal band that dissolved some months back. In resolution15, I wanted to make music fully within metal and hardcore using the instrument I play best and explore what that meant. The question was, “Can the violin which is usually thought of as a classical instrument really play metal in an authentic way, and not in some kind of bullshit fake smoke and mirrors way?” I think I answered that question pretty well- it can. In that role, I believe I was one of a few (Lyris Hung of Hung being another) who pioneered and advocated for the violin as truly a brutal instrument in it’s own right which fully deserved a primary place in metal. seven)suns is the mirror image of resolution15. I intend to bring metal and hardcore into the performing arts...
Tour Dimebag Darrell’s Legendary House And Studio!

Tour Dimebag Darrell’s Legendary House And Studio!

Support: During his thirty eight years on this planet, Dimebag Darrell truly lived it up. From his years with Pantera absolutely ruling the world, to Damageplan and more, he was one of the greatest musicians to ever walk onto the stage. From all of the stories we’ve heard over the years from other legends, he was just that special away from the lights as well. One thing we all knew about Dimebag Darrell was that he always went big. Whether it was playing a blistering solo, or drinking until the sun came up, he was always the life of the party, and made sure that everyone felt right at home. Thanks to Guitar World, you can now tour HIS legendary home and studio in the amazing video below! We’ve heard stories about the insane parties that went on in this house, and some have even been lucky enough to go inside, but for those of us who haven’t seen it yet, enjoy the footage below! RIP DIME! Support: Have you seen these yet? Remembering Dimebag Darrell Ten Years Later! CHECK OUT THE DIMEBAG DARRELL WAX FIGURE! DIMEBAG DARRELL – R.I.P. GONE TOO SOON! PHIL ANSELMO ON WHY DIMEBAG DARRELL WAS THE GREATEST! Dimebag Darrell: “Whiskey Road” Song...

Max Cavalera Covers “Walk” By Pantera During The All-Star Jam On The 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise!

Support: Last week we shared the amazing footage of Nergal from Behemoth and Cronos of Venom covering “Ace Of Spades” by Motorhead during the All-Star jam on the 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise (watch it here), and today we have another awesome clip from that performance! This clip features “Father” Max Cavalera performing Pantera‘s “Walk” with members of Heathen, Annihilator, and more! Check it out from all angles below, and join me in being jealous of everyone who got to see this live! This is BADASS! Support: Have you seen these yet? GLORIA CAVALERA REVEALS AWESOME TOUR MEMORIES WITH PANTERA IN HER LATEST BLOG! MAX AND IGOR CAVALERA = THE METAL WHITE STRIPES! MAX CAVALERA: “MY BLOODY ROOTS” AUTOBIOGRAPHY REVIEW BY METAL MARK! Max Cavalera: Exclusive Video Interview By Metal Mark! Cavalera Conspiracy: Max And Igor Cavalera Exclusive...
Dean Guitars Brought Dimebag Darrell’s Original “Dean From Hell” To NAMM!

Dean Guitars Brought Dimebag Darrell’s Original “Dean From Hell” To NAMM!

Support: Dean Guitars have outdone themselves again! At this year’s NAMM, they brought back Dimebag Darrell‘s iconic “Dean From Hell” guitar to their booth to pay tribute to the fallen hero we lost a decade ago. As you can see in the video below, every detail is still the same. From the KISS sticker, to the tape on the bridge, to the “Dean From Hell” head stock, it’s just as we remember it, and much respect to the Dean family for bringing it out for fans to see it! They weren’t done though! They also announced a limited run of the “USA Dime ML Dean From Hell” model guitar, which is as close as you will ever get to playing Dime’s iconic guitar. From the weight, to the equipment, to the headstock, it’s almost exactly how Dime had his own! Do you want one? Hell yes you do, but you better hurry! They are only making 150 of these guitars, and then they are out! For more information, head to DeanGuitars.com NOW! This is beyond badass! Take a look at the classic “Dean From Hell” guitar below, as well as the new one coming out soon! RIP DIME! Support: Have you seen these yet? Dimebag Darrell’s Guitar Recovered After Hurricane Katrina And Back In The Biloxi Hard Rock Casino! Dimebag Darrell: “Whiskey Road” Song Released! Machine Head Performs A 14-Minute Pantera Medley In Honor Of Dimebag Darrell! CHECK OUT THE DIMEBAG DARRELL WAX FIGURE! Remembering Dimebag Darrell Ten Years...
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