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Pantera’s ‘Far Beyond Driven’ Turns 21

There are some albums in the history of music that are just a cut above the rest. Whether it’s due to the album being launched at the band’s peak, the timing of a release, or a shift in the genre of music. Every band’s goal in this business is to progressively build and hone their sound… READ MORE

Pantera's 'Vulgar Display of Power' Turns 23

Pantera’s ‘Vulgar Display of Power’ Turns 23!

I will never forget the moment I heard Vulgar Display of Power. It was early March of 1992, I was 12 years old and in a locker room at Valley Sports Ice Arena in Concord, Mass. and had just come off a long hockey practice. Most people don’t know that before music and guitar playing became a serious part… READ MORE

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Pantera Called ‘Satanic Band’ By Arizona Preacher

Religion and metal, sometimes it works but most often it does not. Religious zealots like to preach their views by using heavy metal as a target. In a recent tirade, an Arizona preacher by the name of Steven Anderson lumped Pantera in with Judas Priest and heavy metal founders Black Sabbath, who’s sheer existence is… READ MORE

Remembering Dimebag Darrel

Remembering Dimebag Darrell: Meegs Rascon

On this, the 10th anniversary of the legendary Pantera and Damageplan axeman Dimebag Darrell’s death, we’re remembering the legend. Coal Chamber’s Meegs Rascon had this to say:- Dimebag, what an insane talent and a wonderful human being. I had the honor to tour with them three times around the country, and also share the same… READ MORE

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Machine Head Pay Tribute To Dimebag and Pantera In London

There are not many bands that can even come close to playing Pantera songs. In fact, most of the time, the covering band just seems to miss the mark completely. Pantera was the perfect combination of technical proficiency and groove that made them the best of both worlds. We may not all be able to… READ MORE

Remembering Dimebag Darrel

10 Years Without the Legend: Remembering Dimebag Darrell

December 8th, 2004, is a date that will forever be burned into the memories of metal fans, not to mention the wider music community. On that day at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio, legendary guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott was playing on stage with his new act Damageplan, a shade over a year after the… READ MORE

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Jimmy Kimmel Features 9 Month Old Baby Playing Along To Pantera’s ‘Five Minutes Alone’

Every now and then, an awesome heavy metal viral video will circulate the internet. We think that quite possibly the best video in a long time is now up for our viewing pleasure. Several days ago, we published an amazing video of a 9-month old baby playing along to Pantera‘s ‘Five Minutes Alone’ on drums…. READ MORE

Dimebag Darrell's Greatest "Metal" Guitarist

Why Dimebag Darrell’s Talent and Spirit Make Him The Greatest “Metal” Guitarist Of All Time

What do you think of when you hear the name “Dimebag Darrell?” Most people would say that it would be his true talents and mark that he left on music. Yes, this is in fact what I think of as well. However, there is much more to it. Amidst the greats, there are other flaws and… READ MORE

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8-Month Old Baby Plays Pantera’s “Five Minutes Alone” On Drums

Who doesn’t troll the internet for awesome and fun videos to pass the time? Okay, so maybe you shouldn’t do it during work hours or when you should be spending time doing other things, but there are some videos that are just too damn awesome to not drop everything and devote your entire attention to…. READ MORE

Exclusive: DevilDriver’s John Boecklin Lists Favorite Songwriting/Guitarist Combinations

DevilDriver‘s John Boecklin has been kind enough to send over his exceptional list of “Riff Bros” which, in his own language, personifies some true partnerships in the songwriting arena. So, over to John… I find the following guitar bros to electrify meaning and style out of the stringed rigs of this earth. This list in… READ MORE