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Zakk Wylde: willing to pay respects to his fallen brother

Zakk Wylde has addressed longheld speculation that should the surviving members of Pantera ever perform together again, he could be the man to step in on guitar duties.

“It’d be up to Vinnie, Phil and Rex — they’re the guys that make everything happen,” he tells Artisan News. “So if they were all gonna do it and honor Dimebag and [if they said to me], ‘Zakk, would you wanna honor Dime and do Dime’s parts?’ Of course, I was a pallbearer for him — I laid him to rest — so, of course, I’d say, it would be a beautiful way to honor him and stuff like that. And to celebrate all things Pantera and what they achieved. ‘Cause they changed the game, as far as extreme metal goes. I mean, they’re the kings of it. But it’s up to the fellows. Then it would just be me woodsheddin’ 25-8, learning all of Dime’s parts, you know what I mean?! Yeah, but like I said, as far as I’m concerned, it would just be honoring Dime.”

Meanwhile, Black Label Society have finally begun work on the follow-up to 2010′s awesome Order Of The Black, with Zakk confirming that the riffs are now officially a-flowin’.

“It’ll have all the heavy riffs and other stuff everyone knows and loves,” Wylde promises Billboard. “Order Of The Black was already three years ago, which is pretty insane. But the whole time we’ve been working, touring and stuff like that; it’s not like we’ve been sitting around the house. It’s crazy because back in the beginning of Black Label we were pumping out an album a year and constantly touring. But don’t mind doing it this way, either.”

BLS are set to release Unblackened, a special collection of live acoustic re-imaginings and a couple of covers, this week. The opus includes an awesome acoustic cover of Bill Withers classic Ain’t No Sunshine, complete with bonkers video:

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During a brand new interview with Artisan News, Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE) was asked about the possibility of a hypothetical PANTERA reunion with him filling in for the late “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott on guitar. “It’d be up to [former PANTERA members] Vinnie [Paul Abbott, drums], Phil [Anselmo, vocals] and Rex [Brown, bass] — they’re the guys that make everything happen,” he said (see video below). “So if they were all gonna do it and honor Dimebag and [if they said to me], ‘Zakk, would you wanna honor Dime and do Dime‘s parts?’ Of course, I was a pallbearer for him — I laid him to rest — so, of course, I’d say, it would be a beautiful way to honor him and stuff like that. And to celebrate all things PANTERA and what they achieved. ‘Cause they changed the game, as far as extreme metal goes. I mean, they’re the kings of it. But it’s up to the fellows. Then it would just be me woodsheddin’ 25-8, learning all of Dime‘s parts, you know what I mean?! Yeah, but like I said, as far as I’m concerned, it would just be honoring Dime. Like with the Yankees, you honor… everybody’s wearing Thurman Munson‘s ’15’ for that day, just because we’re honoring Thurman‘s greatness. So it’s the same thing, man.”

Dimebag‘s longtime girlfriend Rita Haney in 2011 called on Vinnie and Anselmo to settle their differences in honor of Dimebag, who was shot and killed by a crazed gunman while performing with DAMAGEPLAN at a Columbus, Ohio rock club in December 2004.

Vinnie, who is Dimebag‘s brother, and Anselmo have not spoken since PANTERA split in 2003. But the relationship got even more acrimonious when Vinnie indirectly blamed Philip for Dimebag‘s death, suggesting that some remarks the vocalist had made about Dimebag in print just weeks earlier might have incited Dimebag‘s killer.

Speaking to Fuse News, Anselmo said about the possibility of a PANTERA reunion with Wylde filling in for Dimebag: “For me, really, I think it would mean a lot for [ex-PANTERA bassist] Rex [Brown] and [ex-PANTERA drummer] Vince [Paul Abbott] and myself to sit down and, I guess, bury the hatchet where we can be on more friendly terms. And, you know, I think it would mean a lot to the fans.”

He added: “Without Vince, there’s not any PANTERA reunion at all; it’s useless. But he damn well knows my door’s wide open. He needs to bust out the keys and unlock his, man. I’m waiting, but I’m not holding my breath.”

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New Hampshire black metal outfit VATTNET VISKAR are now streaming their debut album entitled Sky Swallower on internet music collective/hipster haven Pitchfork. The album boasts original cover artwork from PALLBEARER‘s own Bryan Proteau, and will be released physically through Century Media Records on September 3.

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Pallbearer finally joins the stage for a performance of "Foreigner" LIVE at Scion Rock Fest 2013 in Memphis, Tennessee. Watch more Scion Rock Fest 2013 clips.

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Royal Thunder has teamed up with Pitchfork to release a new music video for the track “Blue,” which can be viewed in the YouTube player below. The female-fronted Atlanta quartet released debut album “CVI” in the Spring of 2012 via Relapse Records.

Royal Thunder also has the following upcoming tour dates with Enslaved, Pallbearer, and Ancient VVisdom:

Jan-30 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
Jan-31 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
Feb-01 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls Theatre
Feb-02 Detroit, MI The Magic Stick
Feb-03 Chicago, IL Reggie’s Rock Club
Feb-04 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights (closed balcony)
Feb-06 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
Feb-08 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
Feb-09 San Francisco, CA Slims
Feb-10 Portland, OR Branx
Feb-11 Seattle, WA Highline
Feb-12 Vancouver, BC Biltmore
Feb-14 Edmonton, AB Pawn Shop
Feb-15 Calgary, AB Dickens
Feb-16 Regina, SK The Exchange
Feb-17 Winnipeg, MB The Osborne Village Inn
Feb-19 Toronto, ON Opera House
Feb-20 Montreal, QC Foufounes Electriques
Feb-21 Boston, MA The Sinclair
Feb-22 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom

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Fort Worth based duo Pinkish Black has has signed a deal with Century Media Records. The label comments:

“Pinkish Black s the duo Jon Teague on drums and vocalist/synthesizer, Daron Beck. They are the continuation of The Great Tyrant, a three piece that released one LP posthumously following the passing of their bass player, Tommy Atkins. The Great Tyrant was on its way to redefining what heavy music was. When Atkins died, the only changes were the name and how to achieve this as a two piece, the latter being no small feat.

“Pinkish Black’s last, self-titled album, released on Handmade Birds, featured seven tracks of dark, intense and at times, haunting songs. As one of the heaviest bands of late to feature no stringed instruments, Pinkish Black uses aura and emotions to attain what other bands (and a lot of Orange Amps and down-tuned guitars) fail to do. The band is currently touring and working on a new record, expected to be recorded by the end of the year.”

Jon Teague and Daron Beck added, “We’re excited at the possibilities that working with Century Media presents to us, and that lots of touring and recording will follow.”

Upcoming live shows are:

11/24 – Fort Worth, TX – Lola’s w/ ATRIARCH
11/28 – New York, NY – Home Sweet Home
11/29 – Baltimore, MD – TBA
11/30 – Washington, DC – Comet Ping Pong
12/1 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus w/ NAAM
12/4 – Richmond, VA – Nile
12/6 – Nashville, TN – TBA w/ PALLBEARER
12/7 – Little Rock, AK – Downtown Music w/ PALLBEARER
12/8 – Fort Worth, TX – Lola’s w/ PALLBEARER

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Royal Thunder, which released debut album “CVI” in May, is seeking UK-based fans for the “Blue” video. The director, John Bradburn, has announced he is seeking female fans between the ages of 20 to 35 with blonde or black hair to be leads in the upcoming clip.

The shoot also requires a number of extras of any age or gender but they must be from the Midlands or the Southern portion of the U.K. The video shoot is set for later in September. Interested parties should send an email with photo to for full details.

Royal Thunder returns to the road on September 6th, touring with Pallbearer and Samothrace. Tour dates are:

September 6 Nashville, TN The Exit/In
September 8 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
September 9 Cambridge, MA TT The Bear’s
September 11 Brooklyn, NY The Knitting Factory
September 12 Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel
September 13 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups
September 14 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
September 15 St. Louis, MO Fubar
September 16 Lawrence, KS Jackpot Saloon & Music Hall

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Seattle doom quartet Samothrace has just issued the following statement about the band’s unfortunate but necessary withdrawal from the pending East Coast tour with Pallbearer and Royal Thunder, which is set to embark in just one week:

“Samothrace is very sorry to announce that we will have to cancel our part on the upcoming tour with Pallbearer and Royal Thunder due to an immediate illness in the family of a band member.

“The most important thing right now is family. We are stoked to have had the opportunity to do the tour and will be planning to make our way out east in the near future. We appreciate the understanding.”

Samothrace just wrapped up a five-city West Coast tour last week in support of sophomore LP “Reverence To Stone,” released via 20 Buck Spin at the end of July. The album was recorded at Soundhouse Studios in Seattle with producer Brandon Fitzsimmons (ex-Wormwood) and mastered at Earhammer by Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil, Graves At Sea). “Reverence To Stone” is still streaming in its entirety via here.

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Relapse Records is extremely proud to announce the signing of Richmond, VA’s Inter Arma. The label comments: “The group consisting of (T.J. Childers – Drums, Steven Russell – Guitars, Trey Dalton – Guitars, Mike Paparo – Vocals, Joe Kerkes – Bass) formed in 2006 and released their debut full-length Sundown via Forcefield Records in 2010. Combining a punk rock ethos with an esoteric blend of psychedelia, black metal, and doom/sludge, the quintet quickly developed a name for themselves in the underground through relentless touring and mesmerizing live performances.”

The band also commented on the signing: “It’s pretty crazy to think that we’ll be tacitly associated with bands like Neurosis, Amorphis, Human Remains, diSEMBOWELMENT, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Incantation, Mastodon, et al. That’s a pretty high standard to hold yourself to, but we’ll give it our damndest.”

Additionally, the band recently released a brand new 12” EP entitled “Destroyer” via Toxic Assets Records which can currently be streamed at this location. Inter Arma plans to finish recording a second full-length and Relapse debut later this summer for an early 2013 release. In the meantime, Inter Arma will be hitting the road in support of the release for a four week run. A complete listing of dates is included below.

Sep 11 New York, NY Knitting Factory (w/ Pallbearer, Royal Thunder, Samothrace)
Sep 12 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Lanes
Sep 13 Philadelphia, PA Golden Tea House
Sep 14 Pittsburgh, PA House show
Sep 15 Columbus, OH Carabar
Sep 16 Chicago, IL Ultra Lounge
Sep 17 Minneapolis, MN Memory Lanes
Sep 20 Missoula, MT Missoula VFW
Sep 21 Seattle, WA Black Lodge w/ Bell Witch
Sep 22 Tacoma, WA 5th Dimension w/ Bell Witch
Sep 23 Bellingham, WA The Shakedown w/ Bell Witch
Sep 24 Portland, OR The Rotture w/ Bell Witch
Sep 25 Eugene, OR TBA w/ Bell Witch***
Sep 27 Arcata, CA The Big Tree
Sep 28 Chico, CA Monstro’s Pizza
Sep 29 Oakland, CA TBA
Sep 30 San Francisco, CA TBA
Oct 1 Fullerton, CA Sidebar w/Scott Kelly, Mike Scheidt
Oct 2 Las Vegas, NV TBA
Oct 3 Flagstaff, AZ House Show
Oct 4 Albuquerque, NM TBA
Oct 5 Denton, TX Rubber Glove w/ Baring Teeth
Oct 6 Austin, TX TBA
Oct 7 Houston, TX TBA
Oct 10 Greensboro, NC Buttery Day Ranch

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The Brooklyn-based black/doom/crust metal quartet Mutilation Rites, hailed by MetalSucks as “evil as fuck,” will release the band’s Prosthetic debut, “Empyrean,” on May 22nd.

The album was recorded at Developing Nations in Baltimore, MD with Kevin Bernsten (Triac). More information about the release will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

Last week in Buffalo, the group kicked off a three-week tour that will include several high-profile performances at SXSW, a Dallas gig alongside Alcest and a half-dozen shows with Hull. This marks Mutilation Rites’ first tour with new bassist Ryan Jones (Today Is The Day, Wetnurse). Dates are as follows:

3/9 Chicago, IL – The Orphanage w/ Welkin Dusk, Shithammer, Luciferium
3/10 Columbia, MO – The Hairhole w/ Boreas
3/11 Kansas City, MO – The Graveyard w/ Attention Seeker, Boreas, Fin, Stonehaven, Jowls
3/12 Lawrence, KS – TBA
3/14 Austin, TX – ND Studios (Show No Mercy free day party)
3/15 Austin, TX – The Annex at 1808 (free show w/ Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire
3/16 Austin, TX – Valhalla (Prosthetic Showcase)
3/17 Austin, TX – Longbranch Inn, Death Comes Ripping Party
3/17 Austin, TX – Lovejoy’s (free Brooklyn Vegan Party) w/ Speedwolf, Pallbearer
3/18 Denton, TX – Lions Den w/ Hull
3/19 Dallas, TX – Queens City Hall w/ Alcest, Hull
3/20 Little Rock, AR – Downtown Music w/ Hull
3/21 Nashville, TN – Cafe Coco w/ Hull, Balaclava, Dawn, Yautja
3/22 Richmond, VA – Wonderland w/ Triac
3/23 NYC, NY – The Acheron w/ Hull, Batillus, Trenchgrinder
4/28 – 4/29 Oshkosh, WI – The Electric Lounge

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