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Pantera Discography

Though not achieving widespread fame and acknowledgement until the release of 1990's Cowboys From Hell, Texas-based heavy metal icons Pantera had been recording artists since the release of Metal Magic in 1983.Writing metal anthems over the years such as "Walk" and "5 Minutes Alone", the band always had equally aggressive album covers to match (well... maybe not so much in the glam years).Below... …

Walter O'Brien: Strength Beyond Strength

Originally published in Guitar World, January 2010 Pantera manager Walter O’Brien saw everything that happened onstage and off—and lived to tell the tales, including the story of the drama and drugs that led to the group’s demise.   Few people in the music industry worked with Dimebag Darrell and Pantera as closely, and for as long, as Walter O’Brien. As the president of Concrete Management, O... …

Jerry Abbott: Father Dime

Originally published in Guitar World, January 2010 Five years after Dimebag Darrell’s death, Jerry Abbott, the legendary axman’s father, opens up about his son’s childhood, his early passion for the guitar and his life as “one hell of a dude.”   Dimebag Darrell Abbott's death on December 8, 2004, was one of music’s most shocking and saddening losses. In one tragic moment, his life was taken as... …

Dimebag Darrell: Reinventing the Squeal

Originally published in Guitar World, January 2010 Dimebag's innovative guitar, amp and pedal creations reflected not only his signature tone but his unique personality as well.   Dimebag's Darrell innovation and imagination was not limited to the fretboard. While he will always be remembered for his precise, incendiary solos, mammoth riffs and over-the-top harmonic squeals and whammy (both... …

Power Groover: Dimebag Darrell Makes His First Guitar World Appearance in the December 1990 Issue

The following story from our December 1990 issue represents the very first time Dimebag Darrell appeared in the pages of Guitar World magazine. In the 14 years that followed, Dime was featured on our cover seven times, participated in countless exclusive features and lessons and churned out his beloved Riffer Madness columns by the dozen. ... …

Dimebag Darrell: The Wild Bunch

     Can a Seattle anarchist, two liberal East Coast rockers and a Southern thrash man co-exist in peace and harmony? Pantera’s Diamond Darrell, Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil and Skid Row’s Snake Sabo and Scotti Hill sit down and face the nation. They were summoned from the most distant reaches of the Unites States: four heavy metal dignitaries, representing three different schools of rock guitar.... …

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