Dimebag Darrell Abbott Of Pantera Died Fifteen Years Ago Today

 

Today marks the fifteenth anniversary of the murder of Dimebag Darrell Lance Abbott of Pantera and Damageplan while on stage at the Alrosa Villa club in Columbus, Ohio. Darrell’s shine has not dimmed in the years since he passed. Revered as ever as a songwriter, shredder, and person, new fans sprout up every day who look up to the unquestioned guitar hero of the 1990s.  Of note, with Slayer’s final show in the books, Darrell would have been proud to have his songs performed at every stop on The  Final Campaign tour.  As we do every year, we pay tribute to this fallen hero. Jam out to some classic Dime tracks and raise a glass or smoke (or both) to the legend of legends on guitar! Getcha pull!
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Artillery Guitarist and Founder Morten Stützer Dies, Age 57

In more sad news today, Artillery guitarist and co-founding member Morten Stützer has died. He was 57. The band broke the news of Morten’s passing in a Facebook post earlier today. “Dear loyal friends and fans, it is with a heavy heart, a great deal of shock and a lot of disbelief that we have inform you that founding member, friend, and brother Morten Stützer, no longer is with us. He passed away at the way-too-early age of 57 on the evening of October 2nd. He was surrounded by his family”. Stützer had been in declining health for some time and unable to tour for several years. We send out sympathies to Morten’s family, friends and fans at this difficult time. Continue reading

Dimebag Darrell Abbott Of Pantera Died Fourteen Years Ago Today

It’s hard to believe but today marks the fourteenth anniversary of the murder of Dimebag Darrell Lance Abbott of Pantera and Damageplan at the hands of a maniac while on stage in Columbus, Ohio at the Alrosa Villa club. The many years that have passed since his death has done little to quell the pain of his loss. Especially now with the passing of Dime’s brother Vinnie Paul last summer. As we do every year, we pay tribute to this fallen hero of metal music. Jam out to some classic Dime tracks and raise a glass or a smoke (or both) to the legend of legends on guitar!
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Remembering Dimebag Darrell Abbott 1968-2004

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Today marks the 11th anniversary of the passing of Darrell Lance Abbott, a.k.a. Dimebag Darrell of Pantera. Every year on this date, Ghost Cult takes time out to remember this titan of music, who also was an amazing person, gone way too soon.

The only saving grace for fans is that his star shines brighter every day. Musicians from all walks of life pay tribute to Dime every day. And fans continue to clamor for the music Darrell helped create. A petition was filed at Change.org two months ago urging the surviving members of Pantera to reunite. The petition has nearly 7,000 signatures so far.

Dimebag by Evil Robb Photography

Dimebag by Evil Robb Photography

Ghost Cult is honored and humbled to have photographer Evil Robb Noxious of Evil Robb Photography, a friend of Darrell and frequent Pantera photographer contribute some exclusive and rare pictures of Dimebag from his personal collection to this piece. Thanks for sharing these Robb!

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Dimebag by Evil Robb Photography

 

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Hail Dimebag! Forever in our hearts!

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Former After The Burial Guitarist Justin Lowe Passes Away

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Justin Lowe, the former guitarist of After the Burial was found dead last night, near somerset, WI. On July 18th Lowe was reported missing in Washington County, MN. It had been a tumultuous few months for him, since he  left After the Burial following a disturbing public statement and an internet tirade. The band had followed up with their own statement reporting that Lowe was under physicians care for mental illness and receiving treatments.

We send our condolences to Lowe’s family and friends and the After The Burial camp as well.