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Phil Anselmo

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    July 7, 2014

    Willie Nelson's Picnic at Fort Worth Stockyards, 7/4/14

    Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic Forth Worth Stockyards Friday, July 4, 2014 "Hey man, this is the wrong place to be wearing that," slurred an older concert attendee, pointing at my black Pantera T-shirt as I made my way through the crowd. "This is a Willie Nelson concert." It didn't seem lik ... More >>

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    May 27, 2014

    DOWN Made One Young Fan a Hero at Verizon Theatre

    DOWN With Black Label Society, Butcher Babies, and Devil You Know Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie Friday, May 23, 2014 Ten-year-old Jacob Trueblood had been waiting to meet Phil Anselmo all night. He'd been telling his mom that he wanted to give him a hug. He's been listening to Pantera and DOWN for ... More >>

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    May 23, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in Dallas This Weekend, 5/23 - 5/25

    Finally, we have a three-day weekend. No doubt the schedule for most over the next several days will be heavy on time spent outside, preferably grilling out or in a swimming pool. (Or better yet, both.) But there are also plenty of great show to be seen, and if the calendar is thinner on festivals t ... More >>

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    May 22, 2014

    Phil Anselmo of Down: "It's Like a New Lease on Life"

    Phil Anselmo is known by many things in the metal community. He's been called "fucking brutal" when he takes the stage and the "Evel Kneivel" of heavy metal because of all his stage injuries. To some, he's a brother and a tough guy; to others, he's an asshole whom they'll only cross once. But one na ... More >>

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    March 21, 2014

    Scott Shelby, Dallas' Last Metal Guitarist Standing

    In the DFW metalplex we've seen legendary guitarists meet an untimely end to their careers. Ten years ago, Dimebag Darrell Abbott of Pantera and Damage Plan was murdered by a deranged killer while playing a show in Ohio, and recently, Mike Scaccia of Ministry and Rigor Mortis died of heart attack wh ... More >>

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    February 14, 2014

    The Top 10 Metal Love Songs

    In honor of St. Valentine's Day, we wanted to offer you a list of love songs. But, these aren't the ordinary love songs about boys falling in love with girls, or girls getting their heart broken. The following heavy metal songs represent the madness and chaos of love's firm grip on the human psyche ... More >>

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    January 23, 2014

    The 14 Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, January 23-29

    Where to begin? We have a jarring amount of noteworthy shows on this week's calendar. Starting tonight with Neko Case at the Granada Theater, and ending on Wednesday when Parade of Flesh and Red Bull Sound Select bring Fucked Up to Dada- this is the first big show week of the year. This is the sweet ... More >>

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    December 3, 2013

    Six Musicians You Didn't Know Might Be Bigots

    Bob Dylan is being sued. For supposedly being racist. Could the harmonica enthusiast born Robert Allen Zimmerman -- the man whose ejaculate created national treasure Jakob Dylan of the Wallflowers -- truly be a bigot? Sure, he could be. Or maybe his comment likening Croatians to Nazis was misinterpr ... More >>

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    May 20, 2013

    Warbeast - The Boiler Room - May 18, 2013

    Rigor Mortis, Gammacide, Devilfist and Demonseed are all the musical ingredients the supergroup Texas Metal Alliance needed to create Warbeast, a legendary Texas thrash metal super supergroup. Adding just a dash of "no bullshit metal onslaught" by local acts Protest and The Black Moriah, Warbeast se ... More >>

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    March 18, 2013

    Rex Brown is Ready to Talk About the Rise and Fall of Pantera

    Pick up a copy of Official Truth 101 Proof: The Inside Story of Pantera at any local bookstore or online at Amazon. Rex will be signing copies of the book at Barnes & Noble on Northwest Highway in Dallas on Tuesday night, March 19, at 7:00 p.m. Back in the Nineties, Panetra rocked venue after venu ... More >>

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    January 14, 2013

    Ten Most Anticipated Metal Albums of 2013

    2012 did not end with the bang promised by the Mayans. Fortunately, 2013 is gearing up to be the year of Heavy Metal. Some of the industry's oldest and newest legends are conjuring some tunes to help nurse the no-apocalypse blues. Here are the ten metal albums likely to get the most attention in 201 ... More >>

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    January 3, 2013
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    January 3, 2013

    Warbeast Split EPs, Skulls in 2013

    When Arlington thrashers Warbeast flew overseas to co-headline a tour with legendary Pantera/Down vocalist Phil Anselmo, the band's pulverizing riffs and grueling lyrics slew metal fans across Europe. A joint album seemed like another one of the devil's pipe dreams until the two entities announced t ... More >>

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    January 3, 2013

    The Five Best Concerts In Dallas This Weekend, January 3-6

    Night Game Cult, Shiny Around the Edges Saturday, January 5, at New Media Recordings House, $5 Shiny Around the Edges and Night Game Cult soundtrack this night dedicated to the legend of Bozo Texino. Texas filmmaker Bill Daniel's 2005 documentary on the rail-car graffiti, which has appeared on train ... More >>

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    September 12, 2012

    Phil Anselmo On His First Gig: "I Was About Seven Octaves Out Of Key"

    See also: A not-so-vulgar discussion of Pantera's Vulgar Display of Power Next Tuesday, Phil Anselmo comes back to Dallas with Down, to play a show that was originally planned for the Ridglea Theater, but has now moved to Trees. Anselmo talked about the first show he played, how he befriended fell ... More >>

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    May 22, 2012

    A Not-So-Vulgar Discussion of Pantera's Vulgar Display of Power

    In honor of the recent 20th anniversary reissue of Pantera's Vulgar Display of Power, two music writers sat around a kitchen table and talked about it. One is clearly older than the other one. Eric Grubbs: When that record came out in 1992, what do you remember, aside from grunge and Nirvana being ... More >>

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    April 13, 2012

    Bruce Corbitt of Rigor Mortis: "One Day We're Getting Signed To Capitol Records And The Next I Am Getting Stabbed In The Back Five Times At A Show."

    Hugely influential on the local metal scene, Rigor Mortis' violent live performances throughout the mid-to-late-'80s are the stuff of legend. Vocalist Bruce Corbitt was fired in 1989 and the band was never the same. Luckily, after a 20-year cooling off period, the original line-up has been playing r ... More >>

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    September 20, 2011

    Raised An Army Brat, Jerry Rutherford's Now a Deep Ellum Metalhead Through and Through.

    Jerry Rutherford​Within Deep Ellum's metal scene, Jerry Rutherford is everybody's friend. It seems like he's at all the shows, always up to do a shot and let out that rallying, supportive cry-of-the-rocker that barely edges up above the volume of whichever hard rock act is blaring not far in front ... More >>

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    January 28, 2011

    Giveaway: A Pair of Tickets to See Arson Anthem, Warbeast and haarp Tonight at The Rail Club in Fort Worth

    As supergroups go, you really can't do much better than Arson Anthem: The hardcore group, which has been around for, oh, four years or so now, features Pantera's Phil Anselmo, Eyehategod's Mike Williams and Hank Williams III -- or, in other words, way more star power than most of the bands that are ... More >>

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    July 18, 2010

    What It Was Like: Warbeast, Bad Sports and Seryn at the DOMAXXII Showcase

    Mattie StaffordBruce Corbitt and the rest of Warbeast took things to 11 at Reno's.​WarbeastReno's 10 p.m.The back room of Reno's was well-attended as Warbeast ripped through an eight-song set that last 40 minutes. No, the room wasn't packed the entire time, but there were plenty of folks milling ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010
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    April 27, 2010

    Bonus MP3: Warbeast -- "Stalker"

    Today is the release date for Krush The Enemy, the debut CD from a new thrash band featuring some old Dallas metal pros. In case you haven't read my review yet, Warbeast features singer Bruce Corbitt, best known from his days in the legendary Rigor Mortis, as well as Gammacide's Scott Shelby, Rick ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010

    Warbeast

    Krush The Enemy (Housecore Records)

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    January 27, 2010

    Last Night: Anvil At House Of Blues

    Anvil, MitraTuesday, January 26, 2010, at House of Blues, DallasBetter Than: The school-cafeteria-grade pizza House of Blues sells for $5 a slice. Mikal Beth HugheySteve "Lips" Kudlow at House of Blues Tuesday, January 26, 2009. Check out our slideshow from the show right here. ​ Vibrator guitar. ... More >>

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    February 12, 2009

    Cradle of Filth, Satyricon,Septic Flesh

    Tuesday, February 17, at House of Blues

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    June 18, 2008

    Observer Freelancer DX Ferris Pens 33 1/3 Book On Slayer's Reign In Blood.

    We're so into metal right now. Have to be--Ozzfest is only, what, like seven weeks away or something? Right! So that's why we're pointing this out: Somewhat frequent Observer contributor D.X. Ferris just penned himself a book on Slayer's Reign In Blood. It's the 57th book in Continuum's lauded 33 1 ... More >>

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    September 26, 2006

    Videos from Hell

    This is not director Paul Rachman, but a scene from his documentary American Hardcore. Cuz it's so hardcore. Paul Rachman's in Dallas today promoting his first documentary film, American Hardcore: The History of American Punk Rock 1980-1986, in which the filmmaker chronicles the rise of such bands a ... More >>

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    August 15, 2006

    A New Plan

    Vinnie Paul's got a new project. Bet ya, like, 10 bucks that it rocks. Hard. To our dedicated blog-metal audience, we giveth unto you this: a new Vinnie Paul band. The Fort Worth Weekly hinted at it nearly two months ago, but Blabbermouth.net confirmed this week that the former Pantera and Damagepla ... More >>

  • Music

    May 18, 2006

    Odds & Ends

    On Pantera's Behind the Music special, Phil Anselmo offers fans two equally pleasing options

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    April 27, 2006

    Beat Off

    I've received a couple of tidbits since this week's look at the fall of Last Beat Studios hit newsstands. First was a phone call from Bob Suffolk, a British record studio designer who has called Dallas home for so long that he was one of LB's original designers. "I've been there tearing out doors an ... More >>

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    September 22, 2005

    Rock Bands Only

    Deep Relief succeeded in raising money, but it also raised questions

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    May 5, 2005

    2005 Dallas Observer Music Awards

    Case Solved: Killer musicians captured, thanks to your tips

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    December 16, 2004

    Far Beyond Redneck

    A childhood Pantera fan comes out of the closet

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    December 16, 2004

    Slaughtered

    "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, 1966-2004

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    May 8, 2003

    Godsmack

    Performs May 8

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    June 27, 2002

    Another Brick in the Wall

    Why Dallas bands shouldn't worry about Dallas so much

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    March 16, 2000

    Out There

    Pantera

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    January 20, 2000

    Please kill me

    A handy guide to the worst local records of the '90s

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    July 29, 1999

    Out There

    KISS rock 'n' roll over again

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    May 7, 1998

    Vote the rock

    Just call these the Old 97's Observer Music Awards

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    May 16, 1996
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    December 28, 1995
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    September 21, 1995

    Hank, junior

    Wayne Hancock rides shotgun down the Lost Highway

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    April 13, 1995
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    February 2, 1995
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    January 12, 1995

    Anal attentive

    Local CD for kids' charity backs into trouble over rape song

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