February 25, 2012 marked the 20-year anniversary for Pantera’s Vulgar Display of Power, a landmark album widely acknowledged as one of metal’s most enduring and influential masterworks. Recorded by singer Philip Anselmo, guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, bassist Rex Brown and drummer Vinnie Paul, the album has been certified double platinum by the RIAA and features several of the group’s most iconic songs including “Walk,” “Mouth For War,” “This Love,” and “Fucking Hostile.”
To celebrate, Rhino channels the album’s relentless blitzkrieg of musical aggression onto a two-disc Deluxe Edition. The collection features the debut of “Piss,” an incendiary blast of vintage Pantera from the original recording sessions. It remained lost until Vinnie Paul rediscovered the track while going through the band’s vault.
Along with the unreleased song, Vulgar Display Of Power (Deluxe Edition) also features unreleased video of the quartet performing six songs at the Monsters Of Rock show in Reggio Emilia, Italy on September 12, 1992. The set list draws almost exclusively from Vulgar (“This Love,” “Rise” “Mouth For War”), but also includes the title track from their previous album, Cowboys From Hell, and a melding of Vulgar s “Hollow” and Cowboys “Domination,” which was a live staple of the band.
1. Mouth For War (LP Version)
2. A New Level (LP Version)
3. Walk (LP Version)
4. Fucking Hostile (LP Version)
5. This Love (LP Version)
6. Rise (LP Version)
7. No Good (Attack The Radical) (LP Version)
8. Live In A Hole (LP Version)
9. Regular People (Conceit) (LP Version)
10. By Demons Be Driven (LP Version)
1. Mouth For War (Live In Italy)
2. Domination/Hollow (Live In Italy)
3. Rise (Live In Italy)
4. This Love (Live In Italy)
5. Cowboys From Hell (Live In Italy)
6. Mouth For War (Video)
7. This Love (Video)
8. This Love (Video)
9. Walk (Video)
10. Walk (Video)
Pre-order the album now at www.amazon.com
Pantera/Down frontman Philip Anselmo, a renowned horror hound who absolutely loves that film genre, will launch his first-ever Housecore Horror Film Festival in Austin, Texas. However, the festival, named after the singer’s label, is scheduled for October 2013.
A surefire way to take the sting off the news that you’ll have to wait 18 months to enjoy Anselmo’s horror offerings, is to tell yourself that Anselmo and his team will be putting together all their efforts to make it the best, most terrifying and most blood-chilling horror film festival in existence. That, metalheads, takes time.
The Austin Chronicle revealed that Anselmo and BloodyDisgusting.com true crime writer Corey Mitchell are working together on the event. Mitchell, who has partnered up with Anselmo to write the Pantera/Down singer’s autobiography, was quick to point out that the Housecore festival is not planned as a rival or a foil to the Fantastic Fest.
Anselmo is an avowed horror fan, having co-founded the House of Shock Halloween attraction in his beloved New Orleans. He is no longer affiliated with the House, even though he once worked a a part-time actor — scaring the crap out of people.