No surprise here: One of the coolest dudes that ever lived had one of the coolest houses and a killer home studio. Ten years after the senseless murder of Pantera and Damageplan guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, Guitar World is giving fans a glimpse inside his house and home recording studio.
The grounds are like a time capsule, appearing not to have been touched since Dime last walked out of the place. Highlights of the video include a tour of the guitar vault and a look at the original styrofoam cutout that the man himself made for the prototype shape of his signature Dean guitars. We even get a look inside the home’s Slayer-themed “Slaytanic Shitter” bathroom.
It’s a rare glimpse inside the private world of one of metal’s most revered legends and a must-see for any fan. Check it out here below.
Pantera was indisputably the most massive metal band of the ’90s, carrying the torch of metal through the grunge years and carving out a sound that was all their own. Today, on the 10th anniversary of the senseless murder of guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott at the hands of a deranged fan, we salute the force of nature that was Pantera and remember a fallen brother. Forget your tears and moments of silence, today we throw back a drink and crank this shit up, because that’s the way that Dime would’ve wanted it.
Check out the first single from Pantera’s final studio album, Reinventing The Steel. This is “Revolution Is My Name.”
A two-disc 20th Anniversary Edition of Pantera‘s Far Beyond Driven will be released by Rhino on March 25, 2014, and is available for pre-order now.
The album, which was the band’s seventh studio offering, debuted in 1994 at #1 on the Billboard chart — an amazing feat for a metal record — and then stayed on the chart for seven more months. Following in the crushing aural assault of their previous record, 1992’s Vulgar Display of Power, Far Beyond Driven contains the standout tracks “I’m Broken,” “5 Minutes Alone,” “Strength Beyond Strength,” “Becoming,” and a cover of Black Sabbath’s Planet Caravan all performed by singer Philip Anselmo, guitarist Dimebag Darrell, bassist Rex Brown, and drummer Vinnie Paul.
As part of the Amazon’s monthly $5 MP3 Deals, three classic Pantera albums — Cowboys From Hell, Vulgar Display Of Power, Far Beyond Driven – as well as the The Best Of Pantera compilation are currently on sale for only $5 each. Below are a listing of the sale albums, along with the release year and a mention of some of its noteworthy tunes. I’ve also listed the CDs, in case you want a physical copy; most of the listed CDs are “AutoRip,” which means if you purchase the CD, you’ll ALSO get the MP3 download for FREE.
Cowboys From Hell (1990) CD $7.99 | MP3 $4.99 Cowboys From Hell, Psycho Holiday, Cemetery Gates, Primal Concrete Sledge
Vulgar Display Of Power (1992) CD $9.99 | MP3 $4.99 Walk, This Love, Mouth For War, A New Level
Far Beyond Driven (1994) CD $9.99 | MP3 $4.99 I’m Broken, Becoming, 5 Minutes Alone, Strength Beyond Strength
The Best of Pantera: Far Beyond the Great Southern Cowboy’s Vulgar Hits CD $9.69 | MP3 $4.99 Walk, I’m Broken, This Love, Cowboys From Hell, Cemetery Gates
It’s hard to overstate Pantera’s influence on the heavy metal landscape. Phil Anselmo‘s harsh, aggressive vocals bouncing on Dimebag Darrell‘s razor-sharp guitar licks all riding on bassist Rex Brown and drummer Vinnie Paul‘s impossibly heavy groove gave metal a much needed kick up the you-know-what. They originally began as a glam metal band (good luck finding those first four albums), but it was their work of the late “˜80s and early “˜90s that warrants your attention on The Best of Pantera: Far Beyond the Great Southern Cowboys’ Vulgar Hits! including tracks such as “Cowboys From Hell,” “Mouth For War,” “5 Minutes Alone,” and “Revolution Is My Name.”
Browse all 1,000 albums on sale this month for only $5 each, as well as several albums on sale this week for only $2.99 each.