Pantera Releases Official “Cowboys From Hell” 30th Anniversary Screenprint Poster

Pantera, photo credit Phil Anselmo.com

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

Sevendust Teases New Music Arriving This Friday

Sevendust is teasing an announcement for this Friday, June 26th, 2020. The band shared a new image to their social media channels and had it shared by its members. The band is expected to release a new album this year, produced by their frequent collaborate Elvis Baskette Continue reading

HELLYEAH Shares New Video For “Skyy and Water” in Tribute to Vinnie Paul

HELLYEAH has shared the official music video for the song “Skyy And Water”, a moving tribute to late drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott. The Wombat Fire-directed clip features backstage and performance footage of Abbott, who passed away more than a year ago. “Skyy And Water” is taken from HELLYEAH’s sixth studio album, Welcome Home, out now via Eleven Seven Music. You can read the Ghost Cult review here. Vinnie Paul died in June 2018 at the age of 54 in his sleep at his home in Las Vegas. The official cause of death was dilated cardiomyopathy, an enlarged heart, as well as severe coronary artery disease. Continue reading

Pantera Sets the Record Straight About Status of Vinnie Paul Gravestone

Yesterday Ghost Cult, along with the vast majority of music and metal websites ran with a story after a series of seemingly legit posts on Instagram and Twitter indicated that the gravestone of Vinnie Paul Abbott of Pantera and HELLYEAH had been placed on his plot last week. After many hours, Pantera’s official account on Facebook (see post below) corrected everyone, reporting that the grave marker was finished, photographed and released to the public, but 100% not laid down at the cemetery. Further causing confusion, many Vinnie fans flocked to the cemetery and took to social media to post pictures of Vinnie’s plot, right next to his brother Dimebag Darrell, with no marker on it. Shout out to the Pantera and Vinnie Paul fan community for correcting this and bringing it to the attention of Pantera.com admins. Even though we have rarely printed a retraction in our nearly seven years in operation, Ghost Cult loves and honors the memory and life of Vinnie and feel it is our responsibility to apologize for this lazy reporting by our site and others. We sincerely hope we have not caused any additional undue pain and suffering to fans or his family. Continue reading

HELLYEAH Shares New Music Video – “Welcome Home”

HELLYEAH is coming back with their new album Welcome Home, due out on September 27th via their label Eleven Seven Music. It is the final album with drummer and band co-founder Vinnie Paul who died in 2018 of a heart attack. Watch the video for the title track of the album, directed by William “Wombat” Felch with 2nd DP Sebastien Paquet. Pre-orders are also live at the link below. Continue reading

Watch HELLYEAH Cover Pantera’s “I’m Broken”, Play Originals at Vinnie Paul Tribute Concert

Last night HELLYEAH paid tribute to their fallen brother and co-founder Vinnie Paul Abbott, who died last summer. At The Celebration of Life, live at House of Blues Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, the band performed a set of originals including ‘War in Me’, ‘X’, ‘Love Falls’, ‘3’, and also played a Pantera cover of ‘ I’m Broken’ in Vinnie’s memory. The band recently recruited Stone Sour (ex-Soulfly, ex-Amebix) drummer Roy Mayorga to fill-in for Vinnie for the bands’ upcoming touring obligations behind their upcoming new album. Roy performed live with the band for the first time ever last night.  No permanent replacement has as yet been named. Watch the videos below! Continue reading

Hellyeah Teases New Album

Hellyeah, by Originate Designs Photography

Hellyeah has shared a new teaser on social media hinting their new album, expected to be released in 2019 via Eleven Seven Music Group. The record was completed before the passing of drummer and co-founder Vinnie Paul Abbott died of a heart attack last summer.

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Watch Anthrax Pay Tribute To Vinnie Paul With A Pantera Cover

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