True Crime Series Crime Spot Covers the Murder of Dimebag Darrell of Pantera


A true crime series on YouTube mainly focusing on spectacular murders and seiral killers has done an episode of the 2004 murder of Dimebag Darrell Abbott of Pantera and Damageplan. The Crime Spot channel did a brief episode on the events of Darrell’s death, and while there were some inaccuracies, Crime Spot is not a music channel. Darrell was murdered almost 17 years ago, on December 8th, 2004, and would have turned 55 years old on August 20th. Pantera also played their final show as a band in Japan, on Auguest 28th, 2001, on a headline tour supporting their album Reinventing The Steel (East West) Check out the episode.

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Pantera’s 20th Anniversary Version of “Reinventing The Steel” Details Unveiled


When Pantera’s album Reinventing The Steel (Elektra Records) was released on March 21st, 2000, no one at the time thought it would be the final album from the band that dominated the metal sphere in the 1990s. But with the break up of the band and the murder of Dimebag Darrell Abbott in 2004, it proved to be their final transmission. Previously announced via Rhino Records, the album is getting a new release with two new versions, featuring an unreleased mix by producer Terry Date. The band has released three songs with the new mix, 30 and will also be available through digital and streaming services. Three of Date’s new mixes “Revolution Is My Name”, “Death Rattle”, and “We’ll Grind That Axe For A Long Time’ you can hear right now. These tracks, from the CD version will be released on October 30th. Also coming early next year, “Reinventing The Steel: 20th Anniversary Edition” will also be released as a double-LP set on silver vinyl that features the new Terry Date mix on one album, plus eight rare bonus tracks making their vinyl debut on the other. Limited to 5,000 copies, the 180-gram audiophile vinyl collection comes in an embossed, foil jacket and will be available on January 8th 2021.

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