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Bassist Chris Beattie of Connecticut hardcore/metal masters HATEBREED will sit out the band’s fall North American headlining tour after sustaining an injury in an accident. His temporary replacement on the road will be Matt Bachand of SHADOWS FALL.

HATEBREED‘s tour kicks off tonight (Thursday, September 26) in Poughkeepsie, New York and features direct support from SHADOWS FALL, along with special guests THE ACACIA STRAIN and BATTLECROSS.

Says Beattie: “On Monday, a large branch fell off a tree I was cutting and knocked the ladder I was on out from under me. I fell 8 feet off the ladder onto the sidewalk and luckily was able to throw the chainsaw away from me on the way down. I broke my left wrist and right elbow.

“I will be going ‘under the knife’ this Friday to correct the breaks and start the healing process.

Jamey [Jasta, vocals], Wayne [Lozinak, guitar], Matt [Byrne, drums], Frank [Novinec, guitar] and our manager Steve have all been very supportive and I look forward to getting back out on the stage as soon as I can.

“Please go out and support HATEBREED as they leave for a short U.S. tour today.

“Thanks to Matt from SHADOWS FALL for filling in for me. See you soon.”

HATEBREED‘s latest album, “The Divinity Of Purpose”, sold 17,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 20 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was made available on January 29 in North America via Razor & Tie and on January 25 in Europe through Nuclear Blast. The CD was co-produced by HATEBREED, Chris “Zeuss” Harris (SUICIDE SILENCE, ALL THAT REMAINS, SHADOWS FALL) and Josh Wilbur (LAMB OF GOD, AVENGED SEVENFOLD), with Wilbur also handling mixing duties. The cover artwork was created and illustrated by Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, ATHEIST, SIGH, ANACRUSIS, GWAR).

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Pantera: Legends

It might just be the biggest “What-if” left hanging over metal today, and now, Phil Anselmo has tackled the issue of what he’d actually say to Vinnie Paul if the two were ever given the chance to meet face-to-face.

“Well, first and foremost, I’d tell him I love him,” he tells Loudwire. “I love the guy — as different as both of us are individually, we’re very different people. But the same can be said for all of us in Pantera. Rex [Brown, former Pantera bassust] and I are very different people. Dimebag and everybody [were] very different people.

“I would let Vince Paul know that I love him very much, and I would apologize to him for his misinterpretation in not understanding where I was coming from in my lowest point in our career. And then I would definitely touch upon how much lack of communication played a big role in our breaking up. A lot of that is on my back, which I’ve completely fuckin’ owned up to. But I’m not sure the rest of them have owned up to their side of things, especially Vince, when it comes to communication.

“At least in my life, I cannot hold on to grudges. It’s a waste of energy, a waste of time. And really, and I feel strongly about this, after we lost Dimebag in such a horrific way, I just cannot help but feel that Vinnie Paul’s entire healing process could have been helped a lot more had he reached out to Rex and I, and we could have healed somehow together — whether you want to call it ‘healing’ or not. But if we would have really focused together on this thing and come out of it as brothers — because we are brothers — in certain ways we could have formed an even stronger bond together. But that did not happen and I think it’s hurt us.

“Put it this way, I don’t ever expect Vince to bend or break on his stance at all, I really don’t. But if ever given the chance, man, to get straight back to your fuckin’ question, I would just really give him all the apologies, I’d tell him I love him and then I would say, ‘Look, let’s get down to differences now. You’re gonna have to hear my side of it. Take it or leave it, because you can leave it — you’ve already locked it out for x amount of years. What’s the harm in hearing me out one on one, away from everybody? What’s the harm?’

“I have no anger toward Vince. No one can question a person — really, he saw Darrell get shot. That’s a scarring thing for anybody. I wish it can be seen for what it is and that blame did not have to fall on anyone’s head or any circumstance. Because really it was a psychopath who had a hard-on for Pantera and it’s very well-known fact between Rex and I, between my family and myself — we all had to go through a lot of soul searching — but it could have been Rex, it could have been me, it could have been Vince. It was Darrell that was murdered and it’s just the way it happened. I could say, ‘I wish it would have been me” or anything like that — I can say a million fuckin’ things, man, and it still would not bring Dime back.

“So this is always gonna be a tough thing to talk about, and I really wish instead of talking about it in this interview, Vince and I can be talking about it together and just ironing this thing out. I’ll end it with this: I don’t think this is fair to the Pantera fans. I really don’t. When you’re a fan of a band, you don’t wanna hear about them fighting. You don’t want to hear about their negativity. You don’t want to read that shit. You don’t want to fuckin’ hear about that crap.

“I think it would mean a whole lot to a whole lot of people if one day Vince and I and Rex could all sit in the same room and work things out to the best of [our] abilities. I think everyone would breathe a great big sigh of relief, but the sad thing is I just don’t see it happening.”

Phil Anselmo will release his first-ever solo album, Walk Through Exits Only, in July, but he’s warned fans not to expect “a paint-by-numbers thrash or metal record.”

The ex-Pantera man wrote, recorded vocals and co-produced the work, and it’ll be launched via his own label, Housecore Records.

Anselmo says: “It’s an angry album that only I could do. I don’t see anybody else out there screaming about the same shit I’m screaming about.

“On this album there isn’t any wordplay, there isn’t any hidden message. It’s all right there in front of you.”

Walk Through Exits Only will be released under the band name Philip H Anselmo & The Illegals. Eight tracks will appear on the disc with titles including Battalion Of Zero and Usurper’s Bastard Rant. The band are planning a North American tour during the summer.

 

 

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Phil Anselmo

Phil Anselmo will release his first-ever solo album, Walk Through Exits Only, in July, he’s confirmed.

But he’s warned fans not to expect “a paint-by-numbers thrash or metal record.”

The ex-Pantera man wrote, recorded vocals and co-produced the work, and it’ll be launched via his own label, Housecore Records.

Anselmo says: “It’s an angry album that only I could do. I don’t see anybody else out there screaming about the same shit I’m screaming about.

“On this album there isn’t any wordplay, there isn’t any hidden message. It’s all right there in front of you.”

Walk Through Exits Only will be released under the band name Philip H Anselmo & The Illegals. Eight tracks will appear on the disc with titles including Battalion Of Zero and Usurper’s Bastard Rant. The band are planning a North American tour during the summer.

The vocalist recently said he felt sorry for former Pantera bandmate Vinnie Paul, who’s never attempted a reconciliation with him since the death of Dimebag in 2004.

“People should pity the guy,” Anselmo said. “I wasn’t there when Dime was murdered but he sure as fuck was. That’s his flesh and blood, murdered right in front of him. The healing process would have been beneficial to him – instead of his knee-jerk reaction to fear, and his therapy through tit-bars and whisky.”

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Rex Brown of Pantera

Lying awake at night: Rex Brown

Rex Brown still has nightmares about Pantera – and he thinks he always will.

But he also recalls good times in the iconic band alongside Phil Anselmo, Dimebag and Vinnie Paul.

The bassist, who left Down in 2011 and is now with Kill Devil Hill – also featuring Heaven And Hell drummer Vinny Appice – has been talking up his book Official Truth 100% Proof, which is published on March 28.

In the trailer video below Brown says: “Barely a day passes that I don’t think about Pantera, dream about Pantera. I have nightmares about Pantera. It’s always there and I imagine it always will be.

“It was and still is a huge part of my life, despite ceasing to exist 10 years ago. It might sound like a cliche but we really were like brothers – myself, Philip, Vinny and Dime. We lived and breathed every second of the wild ride that changed our life in so many ways… and came to a sickening end one night in Columbus in 2004.”

The Abbotts split the band in 2003 and went on to form Damageplan. The murder of Dimebag on stage the following year put an end to any chance of a reunion – although speculation has continued to circulate that the surviving members might get together with a stand-in guitarist such as Zakk Wylde.

Frontman Anselmo recently discussed how he continues to “feel sorry” for Abbott for not reaching out to his ex-bandmates after witnessing Dime’s death, saying: “I think the healing process would have been beneficial to him, instead of his knee-jerk reaction.” Pantera recently received the lullaby treatment via the Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star album series.

Official Truth 100% Proof is described as a “starkly honest and revealing memoir, offering Brown’s shocking personal insight – the first and only lucid account of the events surrounding one of the most influential bands in heavy metal history.”

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Phil Anselmo: wanting to build bridges

Phil Anselmo has discussed his current feelings for former Pantera bandmate and brother of Dimebag Darrell, Vinnie Paul, who has continued to refuse a reconciliation with his former singer since Dimebag’s death in 2004.

“I feel bad for Vince,” Phil tells Revolver. “People should pity the guy. I wasn’t there when Dimebag was murdered, but he sure as fuck was. That’s his flesh and blood, murdered right in front of him. It’s a shame that Vince never reached out to Rex [Brown, former Pantera/Down bassist] and I. I think the healing process would have been beneficial to him, instead of his knee-jerk reaction to fear, and his therapy through tit bars and whiskey.

Dimebag Darrell: Still missed

“One guy can’t break up a band,” he adds of Pantera’s demise. “After we broke up, why was Rex with me and not with Dimebag and Vince? You have to understand, it goes all four ways when a band breaks up. Yes, I made mistakes. Yes, there was a lack of communication on both sides and some of it is my fault — a lot of it is my fault.”

“Two mornings ago, the first thing I thought of when I woke up was Dimebag. I think about Dime a lot. Last year was very rough. I don’t know what it was about last year, but I got into a severe depression about the loss of Darrell and what it meant and how huge it is. How heinous it is for him not to be here and to go out the way he did.

“Dimebag was a lifer,” Phil continues. “He was meant to be this guitar hero. He was born for it. We would have made amends. I would like to think he would be proud of me for pulling myself out of the muck, the abyss. I’m not a believer in the afterlife. I think this is our shot. But I guess, in an atavistic way, you hope that the fallen one’s mighty spirit is looking down and smiling on you. I just choose to remember the positive things. He was almost like the perfect counterpoint to me. We may have clashed to a certain extent, but we would always find a happy medium, It was a vital relationship that I miss greatly.”

“Pantera had an almost supernatural freakin’ alchemic chemistry, not of this world,” he added. “I have not felt it since. Down has its own chemistry, but it’s not Pantera.”

Read more from the interview here. You can subscribe to Revolver here.

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