Yesterday, Pantera celebrated 4/20 with a new teaser for their upcoming fourth home videos release. You can check that out below:
Organizers of the Dynamo Open Air festival in the Netherlands recorded over 300 shows during its 1986-2005 run and have announced that those will now be available as part of a series of new live releases. Some will be made available on CD, vinyl and digital formats, while select performances will be available on DVD. The first two are 1998 live recordings from Pantera and Soulfly, which will be released on June 22.
Pantera – “Live At Dynamo 1998“:
02. “A New Level”
03. “Suicide Note Pt. II”
04. “War Nerve”
06. “Sandblasted Skin”
07. “Hard Lines Sunken Cheeks”
08. “Primal Concrete Sledge”
09. “I’m Broken”
10. “Fucking Hostile”
11. “This Love”
12. “Domination, Hollow”
13. “Mouth For War”
14. “Cowboys From Hell”
Soulfly – “Live At Dynamo 1998“:
01. “Eye For An Eye”
02. “No Hope = No Fear”
05. “Beneath The Remains” / “Dead Embryonic Cells”
10. “Roots Bloody Roots”
12. “The Song Remains Insane”
13. “First Commandment”
It is worth noting that Soulfly were joined by a couple of special guests during this performance, including Chino Moreno (Deftones) and Benji Webbe (Skindred).
The 2018 Dimebash, a celebration of “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, was held at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA last night (January 25). The event featured numerous artists incling members of Pantera, Korn, Suicidal Tendencies, Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Fear Factory, Armored Saint, King’s X, Ace Frehley, Kyng, Cypress Hill, Biohazard, Powerflo, Fireball Ministry, Prong, and Act Of Defiance. Check out footage from the concert below:
[via The PRP]
It looks like Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down, etc.) is set to undergo back surgery once again on January 31. He confirmed the news to Jack Antonio in the below interview:
Anselmo said the following:
“I’m going under the knife next Wednesday. I’m having a follow-up surgery that’s gonna nip something that has been nagging me for the last fucking decade in the bud, and damn it, once this last little kink is ironed out, I’ll feel a whole lot better, man. Which means a better me, [and] that means more work, more gigs, more ability to do gigs, and shit like that. So that’s always wonderful.”
He also added:
“I think the only pain I have left is this one little nagging thing. I think once they zap that, shit… I guess I’ll be closest to feeling as close to normal for the first time in decades.
I’ve talked to everybody close to me and tried to explain to them that I’m gonna have to re-learn how to live life, man, on many, many different levels. It’s interesting. But it’s good. I look at it as a positive, because after a decade of the nagging thing, I’d hit a wall, and when I hit a wall, I get pissed off and I tend to hit back, and my way of hitting back is resenting my condition. Therefore I’m doing everything in my power to overcome, and I’m gonna do it, man, again. Watch.”
The operation will be done by the same surgeon that performed surgery on Anselmo in 2006.
The 2018 Dimebash, a celebration of “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, is set to take place on January 25 at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA. The event will feature an all-star jam band composed of members of Pantera, Suicidal Tendencies, Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Fear Factory, Armored Saint, King’s X, Ace Frehley, Kyng, Cypress Hill, Biohazard, Powerflo, Fireball Ministry, Prong, and Act Of Defiance. Pumpjack will open the show and SiriusXM‘s Jose Mangin will serve as the host. All proceeds will benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, Kitten Rescue LA, and Kyng‘s GoFundMe Campaign for their stolen gear. An official afterparty will also take place at the Affliction Soundstage in Seal Beach, CA after the concert, and it will feature performances from Whiskeydick, Pantera tribute band Cowgirls From Hell, and Kyng.
New Years Day will be releasing a new EP titled “Diary Of A Creep” on January 26, via Red Music/Century Media. The effort will come with one new song titled “Disgust Me,“ as well as the following covers: Garbage‘s “I’m Only Happy When It Rains” feat. Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale, Linkin Park‘s “Crawling,“ Pantera‘s “Fucking Hostile,“ No Doubt‘s “Don’t Speak,” and New Order‘s “Bizarre Love Triangle“.
Ash Costello commented:
“I want to start by saying, it was incredibly difficult to narrow this down to the 5 songs I wanted to cover the most. Narrowing it down to 20 songs was hard! Let alone just 5. It felt very important to me to not only pay tribute to the artists that shaped who I am today, but to share it with all of you.
It’s easy to dismiss where an artist has come from if you have no clue who they worshipped when they were just kids in school, dreaming of being a real musician someday. Honestly, everyday, I cant believe how far I’ve come and how absolutely happy I am that I get to share my music with whoever wants to listen, and these are just a few of the songs that helped me and shaped me along the way.
When I was just a middle schooler, trying to get thru those horrible teenage years, I wish I had known then, that someday I would become one of the heroes I looked up to, and it would be all thanks to YOU. I am grateful to you for listening and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.”
The band are also working on a new album, which is tentatively set to be released in the fall, and have a tour planned with In This Moment, P.O.D. and Ded.