Pantera’s “Cowboys From Hell” album turns 30 this week and they are celebrating their record release event with a collectible poster! Iconic By Collectionzz has released a new official screenprint celebrating their show at The Basement in Dallas, the unofficial home base club in the early days of Pantera, which shot three music videos in one day there: “Psycho Holiday”, “Cemetery Gates” and “Cowboys From Hell”. Three days before the release of “Cowboys From Hell”, Pantera played a record release party for everyone at The Basement, for which guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott created the original flyer. Iconic By Collectionzz is remembering that event 30 years later with a new limited-edition poster by Vance Kelly which incorporates many of the original design elements Dimebag created in the flyer, such as the barbed wire and dripping-blood Pantera logo.Order at the link below. Continue reading
Pantera has shared a post to social media thanking fans for the band reaching 1 Billion streams across platforms such as (in alphabetical order) Amazon, Apple, Deezer, Google, and Spotify. The band joins notable recent bands such as Metallica, Guns N Roses, and Nirvana with over one billion streams. Pantera was founded in 1981 and released nine studio albums total and a live album (not counting compilations and boxed sets), coming to prominence with their fifth and major-label debut, Cowboys From Hell. The band was disbanded by the late brothers, Darrell Lance “Dimebag” Abbott and Vinnie Paul Abbott in 2003. Getcha pull and celebrate!Continue reading
Rock Fest has set most of its lineup, according to a report by The PRP. Slipknot, Disturbed, Staind, Limp Bizkit, Papa Roach, and dozens of more bands will head the bill at the annual fest held near Cadott, WI from July 16th-18th. One direct support act to headliner Limp Bizkit is still pending for Saturday, July 18th. They will be revealed on January 24th.Continue reading
Anthrax is currently on the second leg of the Slayer farewell tour. At their show at The Pavillion at Montage Mountain on July 31st, the band opened and closed the show with snippet’s of Pantera’s thrash metal classic ‘Cowboys From Hell’. The track was played in tribute to Vinnie Paul Abbott, who passed away in June. Watch Fan-filmed video footage below. Continue reading
The world lost an amazing drummer and by all accounts a great person when Vinnie Paul Abbott passed away on 6/22/2018 at age 54. As the drummer of Pantera, he formed the battery of the band that would put the metal genre on their backs in the 1990s. Often imitated and never duplicated, Vinnie was heavy influenced by legends from his childhood like Black Sabbath, Metallica, Slayer, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and KISS. However, what he put down behind the kit for more than 30 years was a major source of inspiration for a legion of drummers that followed. Continue reading
Rex Brown and photographer/author Joe Giron will get together in New Jersey this weekend for a signing of Joe’s book A Vulgar Display of Pantera our now on the Lesser Gods Publishing imprint. Continue reading
Chances are your first memory of a band after you’ve heard the music for the first time was through a photo. There was a time before YouTube videos, massive concert tours, and ubiquitous festivals that the only way you ever saw a band was in a magazine. Now that technology has made it possible for everyone with an iPhone or a decent DSLR camera to think they are a concert photographer, everyone and their mom is trying to shoot and cover bands. However, there is more to pictures of bands than aiming a device in the general direction of the stage; there is an art to capturing the essence of people, on film, or now digitally.