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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Kings Of Metal, PANTERA, Unleash 20th Anniversary Reissue Of 'Vulgar Display Of Power'!

This year, the Heavy Music world is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Pantera's legendary album 'Vulgar Display Of Power'! The world was definitely a safer place before Pantera released "Vulgar Display Of Power" on February 25, 1992 through Atco Records. The bands sixth studio is widely considered one of the most influential Metal albums of the 1990s and to this day one of the most influential albums in Heavy Music history. 'Vulgar Display Of Power' defined Groove Metal, period. Full of adrenaline and with songs that are more dangerous than giving a loaded gun to an inmate at San Quentin State Prison, Pantera changed Heavy Metal forever when they punched the world in the face with this no holds barred ass kicking record!

To celebrate 'Vulgar Display Of Power', Rhino channels the album's relentless blitzkrieg of musical aggression onto a two-disc Deluxe Edition. The CD includes the original album remastered and "Piss", a recently discovered unreleased track from the recording sessions. The DVD contains an unreleased live performance filmed in Italy in September of 1992 plus the three official music videos from the album. Click here to order the 20th anniversary reissue of 'Vulgar Display Of Power"!

Here are some facts about 'Vulgar Display Of Power':

- Recorded in 1991 at Pantego Sound Studio in Pantego, Texas
- Length: 52:42
- The last album where Darrell Lance Abbott is credited as "Diamond Darrell"
- First Pantera album to be labeled with a Parental Advisory warning
- Vulgar Display of Power peaked at #44 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and spent a total of 77 weeks on the chart, the most weeks any Pantera album spent on the chart
- In support of 'Vulgar Display Of Power' visited Japan for the first time in July of 1992 and performed at the "Monsters of Rock" festival in Italy, which was co-headlined by Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath
- Around this time is when Darrell Abbott dropped the nickname "Diamond Darrell" and assumed "Dimebag Darrell", and Rex Brown dropped the pseudonym "Rexx Rocker"
- Certified double-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 2004, after selling more than 2,000,000 units in the U.S. since its February 25, 1992 release

'Vulgar Display Of Power' Tracklisting:

- Personnel


Philip Anselmo: Lead vocals
Diamond Darrell: Guitar, backing vocals
Rex: Bass, backing vocals
Vinnie Paul: Drums


Produced, Engineered & Mixed by: Terry Date and Vinnie Paul
Co-produced & arranged by: Pantera
Recorded & Mixed at: Pantego Sound Studio, Pantego, Texas
Mastered by: Howie Weinberg at Masterdisk, New York City
Vinyl mastered by: Doug Sax
A&R coordination: Derk Oliver
Cover photo: Brad Guice
Band photography: Joe Giron
Art direction: Bob Defrin
Design: Larry Freemantle

Trivia: Philip Anselmo has a tattoo on the back of his neck which reads "ATR", which is an abbreviation for "Attack the Radical" which is the subtitle of the seventh track on the album.

"Vulgar Display Of Power (Deluxe Edition)" Tracklisting:

- CD

"Mouth For War"
"A New Level"
"Fucking Hostile"
"This Love"
"No Good (Attack The Radical)"
"Live In A Hole"
"Regular People (Conceit)"
"By Demons Be Driven"
"Piss" - Previously Unreleased


"Mouth For War" - Live In Italy
"Domination/Hollow" - Live In Italy
"Rise" - Live In Italy
"This Love" - Live In Italy
"Cowboys From Hell" - Live In Italy
"Mouth For War" - Video
"This Love" - Video
"Walk" - Video

Click here to order the 20th anniversary reissue of 'Vulgar Display Of Power"!

Related links:
Pantera's Official Site
Pantera on Facebook
Pantera on Twitter

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