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Mr. Rex Brown, he who once supplied the bottom end groove of Pantera, has a new solo record on the way called SMOKE ON THIS… due in July from Eone. Loudwire has a new song “Crossing Lines” right HERE.

It is an interesting track, sort of a gritty alternative hard rock song with Rex’s very bluesy and biker bar room smokey drawl leading the way. There are also some elements that recall Southern Rock and an organ section, cool stuff and different than the heavier side we have heard in Down and Kill Devil Hill and of course most Pantera, but by all means rocking.

“My motto these days is ‘Shake some shit up,'” Brown declares about the new LP. “I’ve had my ups and downs, like anybody in this business. I wanted to feel like a true artist again, where I can write and record songs without worrying about any of the bullshit.”

“Crossing Lines” is also available on all streaming platforms and as an iTunes instant gratification track, meaning fans who pre order the LP today will the the track as a download instantly. The artwork and track listing are available below as well for the first time along with both digital and physical pre orders options.

Brown continues, “We’re not going to necessarily cater to metal fans, but the guys who grew up with Pantera, a lot of them love all the same stuff that I grew up on, too. This is just something else I’m doing for fun, man. And musical Freedom. Fun has to come into it or I’m not going to do it. I’ve had a tremendous career and now I feel like I’m thirty years old again. This has given me that freedom I needed.”

“I’ve got so much more in me,” Brown enthuses. “I’m just getting my feet wet.”

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This is amazing. And while I would’ve loved to have heard Grohl play this on drums, the fact that I believe it is Roy Mayorga (he of Soulfly, Stone Sour and of course fucking Nausea) on the kit is so bad ass and makes me bow to the cyber god. Plus, it takes all these extra guitars to come even close to the presence Dimebag brought to the stage all by his lonesome. \m/

If this don’t make your adrenaline kick in, walk on home.

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Metal Grasshopper is the comedy gold mine of heavy metal themed hijinx between Down‘s Phil Anselmo and comedian Dave Hill. The popular series was dreamed up by Hill along with former Supagroup mainman Chris Lee (a distant relative of Bruce Lee’s who happens to also be married to Sean Yseult of White Zombie/Star & Dagger fame).

With Episode 5 “Vulgar Display Of Feelings” was just released yesterday, it was high time to get the scoop from Chris about working with Dave and Phil on this hysterical series. If you don’t like it…walk on home, boy!

Click HERE for more.

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Ten years gone: Dimebag

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 6:17 AM (PST)
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Ten years ago we lost a once in a generation guitarist and a great human being. Party on, Dime. First tweet I saw mentioning it goes to Jason from Shadows Fall and I’m gonna keep it simple and repost that here (kinda says it all):

Jason Bittner Drums ‏@jbittnerdrums 49 seconds ago

…………I can’t believe it’s been 10 years…….RIP Dime

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R.I.P. Dimebag and John Lennon, stop the BS violence

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 6:52 AM (PST)

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“I hope someday you’ll join us and the world will live as one” has somehow become maybe the most metal thing you can sing these days. The horrible amount of shootings of black men shows a real problem. Cops are people too and subject to fears, nerves and biases as well as the next, but carrying a gun means you have to be extra on point when it comes to firing it and the social implications. Anonymous hacking the KKK’s twitter exposed some horrible truths as well. When will people evolve?

This December marks too long since we were graced with the living, breathing presences of Diamond D. and John Lennon, but their music is as alive as ever. Pantera and The Beatles, hand in hand in my book. That’s just how my brain works. The best artists inhabit a shared space, like the virtuous pagans in The Divine Comedy, though if we weren’t busy “imagining there’s no heaven” I’d protest anyone who tried to keep Dime or Lennon from entering the Pearly Gates to rock with Jimi and my old drummer Pat Howland for an eternity of awesome times. Layne from Alice In Chains. You get the drill.

Can’t we all just get along?

Debbie Harry is playing the annual John Lennon tribute tonight and I will also be listening to Pantera today. Let’s make a change out there, people.

Kerrang! has the best Dime memorial up so far this year, so I’m gonna direct you all there. I have a hard time writing about it sometimes. I hope Vinnie Paul and Phil Anselmo can make up some day.

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Phil Anselmo interviews 50 Cent for BoxingInsider.com

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 8:36 AM (PST)

If you didn’t already know (I didn’t) ex-Pantera and current Down frontman Phil Anselmo is a contributing writer for BoxingInsider.com and is by his own admission utterly and completely removed from pop culture. Interestingly enough, this time around Phil gets to interview rapper 50 Cent. Overall it’s a good read especially if you’re a boxing fan and pretty entertaining. It starts out like this:

“I am so far removed from pop-culture, it’s pitiful. My foundations (for those of you who know me) are well laid and stern to the point of outright deafening indifference . . . especially when it comes to boxing . . and music.

But fuck all that, that’s my problem.

So, with an intro like the above reads, I gotta say, when I was assigned an interview with 50-Cent, I had no clue who the man was.

Seriously.

Call me morbid, call me pale, call me a victim of pugilistic dementia, but I must say, speaking to this man was an interesting experience. I was beyond impressed with his smarts, his sense of humor, his accomplishments and his future plans.

Despite my hardheaded “opinions” when it comes to the music that pops up randomly on my i-pod, as people go, 50-Cent was, and is, a super class act, and deserves all the accolades he gets.”

To read the whole interview over at BoxingInsider.com click here.

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Phil Anselmo says he’s open to Pantera touring with Zakk Wylde

Posted by Metal Dude on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 4:33 PM (PST)

PanteraIn a recent interview with The Village Voice, Phil Anselmo said that he’s open to the idea of Pantera reunion tour, with Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne and Black Label Society) filling in for the band’s late guitarist and his friend Dimebag. Here’s what Phil had to say:

“I talked to Zakk about two weeks ago, and he’s very open for it. He’s got an open mind about it. But, truth be told, Vince has got a grudge against me that is really unfounded. And, honestly, I’ve always had a wide-open door when it comes to Vince.”

Pantera called it quits back in 2003, three years after the release of their last album Reinventing the Steel. A year later, 2004, their guitarist Dimebag was murdered.

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New Music: Dimebag Darrell – “Twisted”

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 6:50 AM (PST)

You should feel spoiled.  We get an unreleased Pantera song AND an unreleased solo Dimebag song within a week of each other.  This is probably never going to happen again so enjoy it.

To check out the song called “Twisted” click right here.  It’s also available for purchase right over here.

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Music Video: Pantera -“Piss”

Posted by SeanB on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 7:43 AM (PST)

Yes, you read the headline correctly.  The iconic Pantera have literally found an unheard track called “Piss” that was recorded during the Vulgar Display of Power sessions and never made it on the finished record.  Whoa.  This is epic, they have even made a video for the track that you can find right here.

In order to make this video happen, Pantera put out an A.P.B. to all their fans asking for footage of them rocking out to Pantera or for them to show up at a video shoot in L.A..  The result is a brutal collage of Pantera fans rocking the fuck out and punching each other in the face in slow motion!

Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott recently had the following to say about the song “Piss”.

“‘Piss’ is the only unheard complete Pantera track in existence.  It was recorded at the same time as ‘Vulgar Display Of Power’ and it’s 100 percent Pantera with attitude and our signature groove! After mixing it, I can’t believe it didn’t make the record! So it’s 2012 and 20 years later and new Pantera music has been delivered.”

Dimebag would be proud.  It looks like this is the only new/old Pantera we’re ever going to get so enjoy.  The track is also available for purchase through all of the regular outlets.

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Top 10 Heavy Metal Love Sucks Songs

Posted by JDKleinhans on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 2:46 AM (PST)

Is there a worse holiday than Valentine’s Day? Nope. Expression of romantic sentiment? Fuck it. The mixtape and romantic playlist? For saps and suckers. But why spend hours grumbling about it when somebody more talented can help you put words behind your middle finger pointed at cupid?! And there’s no better way to do it than in the form of metal songs!

So our gift to you my fellow heathens and cretins, is this: to celebrate this most absurd of all holidays, here is a list of the ten best heavy metal LOVE SUCKS! songs ever recorded (in no particular order).

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