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Damageplan was a short-lived American groove metal band from Dallas, Texas that formed in 2003 out of the ashes of the legendary Pantera. Following the demise of their previous group Pantera, the Abbott brothers (guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul) wanted to start a new band. The pair recruited former Halford guitarist Pat Lachman on vocals, and tattoo artist Bob Zilla on bass. Damageplan released its debut album New Found Power in the United States on February 10 Read more on

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The Thrash Hits Podcast 029: Hellyeah’s Vinnie Paul & Kyle Shutt from The Sword on the state of Texas (at Download Festival 2013)

July 16th, 2013

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In the third of our Download Festival 2013 mini-podcasts, we talk to Kyle Shutt from The Sword, and the one and only Vinnie Paul from Hellyeah (and, of course, formerly of Pantera) about just what it is that makes their home state of Texas so great.

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The Thrash Hits Podcast 002: Download Festival 2012 Reviewed

June 15th, 2012

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Yep, it’s back – it’s time for episode 002 of the Thrash Hits podcast. We would’ve had it up yesterday, but iTunes was breaking our balls. This week Thrash Hits’ editors, Raziq Rauf and Hugh Platt, review the Download Festival 2012 line-up, discuss which bands fluffed it on the main stage, and sees Raz keep interrupting Hugh’s moaning with his bad James Hetfield impression.

The Thrash Hits Podcast 002: Download Festival 2012 Reviewed

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Six years on – “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott: August 20, 1966 – December 08, 2004

December 8th, 2010

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While 2010 has been a pretty awful one as far as metal musicians dying goes, the tragic murder of Dimebag Darrell that happened six years ago today still hits a nerve with metal fans across the world. Dimebag Darrell was one of five people murdered by Nathan Gale when the latter went on a shooting spree at a Damageplan show in Columbus, Ohio. Dimebag Darrell was shot six times, and died instantly, and metal lost one of its all-time guitar greats.

So if you can find the time today (i.e., your lunch break) why not to pay your respects to Dimebag Darrell by watching Pantera’s third, final, (and beyond genius) home video, Watch It Go, online for free?

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