LIVESTREAM REVIEW: Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals – A Vulgar Display of Pantera


If there’s one thing the last twelve months or so have taught people it’s how to adapt, and fans of live music have been no exception. With no shows to attend, the number of people paying to watch their favourite bands – or just any band – performing special quarantine sets has been steadily on the rise.

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GIVEAWAY: Win Tickets to Phil Anselmo and the Illegals “A Vulgar Display of Pantera” Livestream


Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals, presented in association with Danny Wimmer Presents, will return to the stage this weekend for a very special livestream event featuring the music of Phil’s former band, metal legends Pantera. Phil and his band last performed Pantera classics on their 2019/2020 world tour, which included opening for Slayer’s final tour ever. Dubbed A Vulgar Display Of Pantera, the multi-camera shot, fully live performance will take place on Friday, April 9th, and find the band celebrating the legacy of Pantera with a set featuring select cuts from the band’s five classic albums: Cowboys From Hell, Vulgar Display Of Power, Far Beyond Driven, The Great Southern Trendkill, and Reinventing The Steel! The livestream will also include an opening set by Australian grindcore unit/Housecore recording artist King Parrot. You can win a ticket to watch this weekend for FREE from Ghost Cult! Enter at our Instagram, but act now as the contest ends Thursday, April 8th and the show is Friday!

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ALBUM REVIEW: God’s Hate – God’s Hate


Well, God’s Hate has gone out of their way to make sure you don’t confuse their sophomore LP with anything else on the rack. You know the one, God’s Hate (Closed Casket Activities) featuring the track ‘God’s Hate.’ And yes, that was a record store joke. If you don’t know what that means, ask your parents. It’s fitting too considering that the stuff on God’s Hate recalls an era before streaming or even iPods and Zunes (okay, really ask your parents).

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Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals Present Exclusive Pantera Livestream


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Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals, presented in association with Danny Wimmer Presents, will return to the stage next month for a very special livestream event featuring the music of Phil’s former band, 1990s metal legends Pantera. Phil and his band last performed Pantera classics on their 2019/2020 world tour, which included opening for Slayer’s final tour ever. Dubbed A Vulgar Display Of Pantera, the multi-camera shot, fully live performance will take place on Friday, April 9th, and find the band celebrating the legacy of Pantera with a set featuring select cuts from the band’s five classic albums: Cowboys From Hell, Vulgar Display Of Power, Far Beyond Driven, The Great Southern Trendkill, and Reinventing The Steel! The livestream will also include an opening set by Australian grindcore unit/Housecore recording artist King Parrot. Watch the trailer now!

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Rex Brown Dismisses Idea that Zakk Wylde Would Ever Take Part in a Pantera Reunion


In a report by Metal Sucks, Rex Brown has given a new interview to eonmusic in which he was asked about the possibility of a Pantera reunion without Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul, if it was possible, and whether the constant calls from fans to have Zakk Wyle take Dimebag’s place. Rex says that any Pantera project could only be a tribute and not an official reunion without the brothers. He commented that the band would be enormous if the brothers had lived and that he and Philip Anselmo receive offers for arena shows. And finally, he remarked that Zakk would not be in consideration for even a tribute tour, and that is his definitive answer on that.

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LIVESTREAM REVIEW: Scour – Shock Narcotic


Last Friday (1/29/21) I got to check out the live stream from Housecore bands Scour and Shock Narcotic. Both of these groups are “supergroups” but I’m not going to get into that right now. I will say though that the list of bands that make up the background for each band are some of my favorites so I was kinda excited for this show.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: January 8th, 2021 New Music Releases


Purchase And Stream All The New Music Released Today!

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A Fence Has Been Placed Around The Graves of Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul Abbott.


According to a report from Blabbermouth.net, a protective fence has been placed around the family plot of Dimebag Darrell Abbott and Vinnie Paul Abbott of Pantera and Damageplan fame. The site is a magnet for the rabid fans of the band. Their mother, Carolyn Abbott, is also buried in the same plot area. You can view photos of the graves and their new enclosure below. This year marked 16 years since Dimebag’s senseless murder on stage in December of 2004. Vinnie Paul died of a heart attack in 2018. Continue reading


LIVESTREAM REVIEW: En Minor Live at the Orpheum


En Minor is a project that had been rattling around in Philip H. Anselmo“s head since he was a child; they are an unexpectedly emotional and deeply serious sound that freefalls out of the genres most of the band members are associated with, including Anselmo himself, and into uncharted territory. Unconventional and, in many ways, experimental, their 2020 release, When the Cold Truth Has Worn Its Miserable Welcome Out (Housecore Records) is steeped in reverence to the Jazz tradition in New Orleans, and maybe more markedly serves as a morose interpretation of a Jazz Funeral March with hints of Vaudeville; an unironic gothic twist on Tom Waits that Anselmo has since self-described as Depression Core.

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Former Pantera Crew Member Chris Reynolds Has Died


Sad news to report as former Pantera roadcrew member Chris Reynolds has died, succumbing to bile duct cancer. News of Chris’ passing has come from his family, via Pantera’s Facebook and his fundraising page on Caring Bridge. We brought you the news several months ago when Pantera’s legacy social media pages raised awareness to Chris’ plight to raise money and help with his GoFundMe for medical bills and treatment. His situation was made worse by the downturn of the music and touring industry due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Rest in power,Chris!Continue reading