I was never a huge fan of the band Pantera, as they peaked just as my love of metal was on the downswing. I'm more of an 80's metal guy. However, as time has passed, I have grown to appreciate the band and regarded their breakthrough album, Vulgar Display of Power, as a classic.
So when the opportiunity presented itself to help promote the 20th anniversary of Vulgar Display of Power, I couldn't resist.
"But wait," you might be saying, "this is a tattoo blog not a music site." True, but I can tie anything to ink, it seems, so let's go down memory lane and revisit an old post from July 2009:
I was talking to a guy named Izzy on the R train. My wife Melanie was sitting next to me as he was telling me about his tattoos.
"Ever hear of a band called Pantera?" he asked.
Melanie laughed, the tattoo made sense, I knew what the crux of it was immediately - Izzy had the autograph of Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell forever inked on his flesh. Sadly, for those who don't know, in 2004, Dime was murdered on stage by a crazed fan.
Above Dimebag's signature is the logo CFH from their debut album Cowboys from Hell and below it is a guitar drawn by the legendary musician.
Izzy met Dime about 11 years ago , outside of the building where Howard Stern was broadcasting his radio show. Dime drew it all on with a Sharpie and an artist named Eric tattooed it in the back of Bleecker Bob's Records.
Read the full post here.
Earlier this month, Rhino/Atco released the 20th anniversary edition of Vulgar Display of Power.
The new package includes the original remastered album, with the addition of "Piss," a recently discovered unreleased track from the recording sessions. It is packaged with a DVD that contains an unreleased live performance filmed in Italy in September of 1992, with the addition of the three official music videos from the album.
Check out the clip from the new video for the new track "Piss":
This is classic Pantera at the height of their game, and the live DVD performances are just phenomenal shots of pure adrenaline and power.
In conjunction with Rhino/Atco, we here at Tattoosday are giving away four copies of the 20th anniversary 2-disc combo. How cool is that!? So, if you are interested, please leave a comment on this post (making sure I have a way to contact you if you win) or, if you prefer, go to our Facebook page (here) and post a comment on the Pantera post to be eligible. I will use a fancy randomizer to help pick the winners and will announce them here on Friday, so enter by Thursday at midnight, EDT.
And, if you don't win, you can snag the CD from iTunes here or Amazon here.
In the mean time, you can also listen to some of the tracks streaming from the record by clicking this link:
Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Good luck to all!
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