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Just a heads up to any Pantera fans out there.

I've been hired by Revolver Magazine to recreate the cover of Pantera's '92 breakthrough album Vulgar Display Of Power for their upcoming Dimebag Daryl anniversary tribute.

I don't have all the details on the issue yet but I'll keep any interested parties updated on the festivities right here. They are planning on stuffing the issue with some mondo cool schwag so this should be pretty fucking asskicking. Revolver Magazine rarely uses actual 'artwork' on their covers and indeed, this may be the first time so I feel very honored to be included.

 

I also feel very honored because Vulgar Display was a seminal album for me in the early/mid '90s.

It was in heavy rotation in the soundtrack of my life at the time and has a very special meaning to me personally so this is a rare treat.

 

Anyway, I'll be updating here along the way and also helping promote the issue through all of my other networks.

For now please stay mum publicly. Wanna keep this between friends here at RAW for the time being.

I'll let you know when we can let the monster out of the cage for true.

 

- TB

 

 

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You gonna go method and hire a guy to get punched in the face like the original?

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Ha!

No, they want me to use the original album photo, as distressed as it is, as the ref.

A straight take as it were, but stylized like my artwork. It will remain black and white (grayscale).

 

- TB

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Nice.

 

At least they didn't ask you to redo the original Far Beyond Driven cover.

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That's very cool Tim. I remember that portfolio of vampire images where you quoted Mouth for War! I still have that in the archives around here somewhere.

 

I was in a band the first time I heard Pantera. The guitarist introduced me to Cowboys from Hell and Vulgar Display of Power. I listened to vulgar first, and right from the first notes of the first tune I was hooked. By the end of Mouth for War I was in love. When I finally got around to getting a CD player, the very first CD I had to have was Vulgar Display of Power. It really connected with me.

 

I've been listening to it a lot recently too.

 

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Pantera's awesome. They were a local band for me in Dallas, Texas -- Weren't they out of Ft. Worth or something? At any rate -- ROCK ON!

 

So you saw them back when they were all glammed out?

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So you saw them back when they were all glammed out?

 

Not a chance ;)

Vulgar Display was very far from glam.

 

Press release hit the airwaves yesterday - Here are some snippets -

 

revolverpantera.jpg

 

 

NEWSARAMA.COM: 12/2/09

http://blog.newsarama.com/2009/12/02/note-...d-pantera-fans/

 

My lord, has it really been FIVE YEARS since the beyond senseless murder http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimebag_Darrell#Death of metal guitar god Dimebag Darrell? The music community was rocked to its core this month in 2004 when a deranged “fan” shot and killed Pantera guitarist “Dimebag/Diamond” Darrell Abbott (along with 3 others) in a Columbus, Ohio, music club while performing with then-current band Damageplan.

 

In recognizing this tragic event’s 5-year anniversary, Revolver magazine is doing a cover feature in tribute to the accomplished and widely admired guitar legend (of which you can count your Reverend a fan). Of special note to comic book fans is the talent responsible for the original cover to this issue, graphic artist Tim Bradstreet http://www.timbradstreet.typepad.com/ . Along with work on the Punisher, readers are likely familiar with his lengthy run of covers http://www.comics.org/series/3599/covers/?...ault&page=4 of Vertigo’s Hellblazer series.

 

From Revolver’s press release:

 

 

REVOLVER Magazine has teamed with renowned and award-winning graphic illustrator Tim Bradstreet (The Punisher, Hellblazer, “Vampire: The Masquerade”) for a Pantera Vulgar Display Of Power commemorative issue, celebrating guitarist Dimebag Darrell on the fifth anniversary of his death. The issue–available only on newsstands from December 22 through February 22–captures the defining moment in Pantera’s career and features Bradstreet’s stark and powerful cover illustration of the classic 1992 album cover photo.

 

 

The REVOLVER Vulgar Display Of Power issue includes an additional Pantera illustration by Bradstreet, rare photos, as well as exclusive interviews with all surviving Pantera band members (Phil Anselmo, Vinnie Paul, Rex Brown); Dime’s longtime girlfriend Rita Haney; album producer Terry Date; musicians Rob Halford, Rob Zombie, Sean Yseult, Scott Ian, Zakk Wylde, Nick Bowcott; and other key friends and associates. In fact, this marks the first piece to include interviews with both Phil Anselmo and Vinnie Paul since the 2006 VH1 “Behind The Music” on Pantera.

 

 

In this issue, REVOLVER Magazine and writer Jon Wiederhorn debunk the myth behind the Vulgar Display Of Power album cover photo shoot and reveal the stories behind how “Diamond Darrell” became “Dimebag Darrell” and the origins of Dime’s signature “Black Tooth Grin” drink.

 

 

Each newsstand copy of REVOLVER’s Vulgar Display Of Power issue will include a special memorabilia pack with an authentic replica of a Vulgar Display Of Power tour backstage laminate and concert ticket, a Pantera show flyer, and sticker. In addition, REVOLVER will give away Tim Bradstreet’s original hand-drawn cover art for the issue, an Affliction Pantera Signature Series T-shirt, Dean Dimebag Dimebonics ML Electric Guitar with Case, Dunlop MXR DD11 Dime Distortion Pedal and DB01 Dimebag Signature Wah Pedal, Seymour Duncan Dimebucker Pickup, and ddrum Vinnie Paul Signature Snare. Look for contest details in this issue and enter online at www.REVOLVERmag.com.

 

 

Fans can also purchase a highly limited-edition (only 250 printed) Vulgar Display of Power Commemorative T-shirt featuring Bradstreet’s cover illustration at www.REVOLVERmag.com/store http://secure.nps1.net/guitarworld/index.p...dex&cPath=4 .

 

 

BLABBERMOUTH.NET: 12/2/09

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermo...wsitemID=131318

 

 

VBOOGIEMAN BLOG: 12/2/09

http://www.vboogieman.com/?p=16555

 

 

PEGASUSNEWS.COM: 12/2/09

http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2009/dec/0...rative-issue-r/

 

Dallas band Pantera featured in commemorative issue of REVOLVER magazine

by PegNews wire http://www.pegasusnews.com/contributor/staff-reports/

 

Pantera

 

REVOLVER Magazine has teamed with renowned and award-winning graphic illustrator Tim Bradstreet (The Punisher, Hellblazer, “Vampire: The Masquerade”) for a Pantera Vulgar Display Of Power commemorative issue, celebrating guitarist Dimebag Darrell on the fifth anniversary of his death.

 

The issue--available only on newsstands from December 22 through February 22--captures the defining moment in Pantera’s career and features Bradstreet’s stark and powerful cover illustration of the classic 1992 album cover photo.

 

The REVOLVER Vulgar Display Of Power issue includes an additional Pantera illustration by Bradstreet, rare photos, as well as exclusive interviews with all surviving Pantera band members (Phil Anselmo, Vinnie Paul, Rex Brown); Dime’s longtime girlfriend Rita Haney; album producer Terry Date; musicians Rob Halford, Rob Zombie, Sean Yseult, Scott Ian, Zakk Wylde, Nick Bowcott; and other key friends and associates. In fact, this marks the first piece to include interviews with both Phil Anselmo and Vinnie Paul since the 2006 VH1 “Behind The Music” on Pantera.

 

Pantera cover story in REVOLVER magazine

 

In this issue, REVOLVER Magazine and writer Jon Wiederhorn debunk the myth behind the Vulgar Display Of Power album cover photo shoot and reveal the stories behind how “Diamond Darrell” became “Dimebag Darrell” and the origins of Dime’s signature “Black Tooth Grin” drink.

 

Each newsstand copy of REVOLVER’s Vulgar Display Of Power issue will include a special memorabilia pack with an authentic replica of a Vulgar Display Of Power tour backstage laminate and concert ticket, a Pantera show flyer, and sticker. In addition, REVOLVER will give away Tim Bradstreet’s original hand-drawn cover art for the issue, an Affliction Pantera Signature Series T-shirt, Dean Dimebag Dimebonics ML Electric Guitar with Case, Dunlop MXR DD11 Dime Distortion Pedal and DB01 Dimebag Signature Wah Pedal, Seymour Duncan Dimebucker Pickup, and ddrum Vinnie Paul Signature Snare. Look for contest details in this issue and enter online http://www.revolvermag.com/ .

 

Fans can also purchase a highly limited-edition (only 250 printed) Vulgar Display of Power Commemorative T-shirt featuring Bradstreet’s cover illustration at the store http://www.%20revolvermag.com/store .

 

Here are some exclusive interview excerpts from REVOLVER’s Vulgar Display Of Power commemorative issue:

 

Vinnie Paul on Dime finishing Vulgar Display Of Power:

 

“We went to master the record in New York at Masterdisk. Back then, you had to master the songs one at a time, and then you’d get a tape of all the songs so you could listen to the sequence. We messed around with a couple ideas and then we found what we thought was the perfect sequence and had them put it together. And I remember Dime was sitting there on the couch and he was crying all the way through it. I went, ‘Dude, are you all right?’ And he said, ‘It’s perfect. It’s perfect. It’s exactly what I always wanted and always dreamed of. It’s fuckin’ perfect.’”

 

Phil Anselmo on touring for Vulgar Display Of Power:

 

“Everyone knows there was a lot of drinking. Everyone knows there was a lot of sex. Everyone knows there was a lot of drunken sex. Yeah, I was pretty single then, and there were some incredible times where I caught myself in the middle of a situation and I look around me and put my arms in the air and said, ‘I’m the fuckin’ king of the world.’ But when everyone else was playing the lay around with the ladies, Dimebag would be all fuckin’ building a robot suit out of cardboard boxes or hiding in closets and scaring people.”

 

Illustrator Tim Bradstreet is excited to be a part of the Vulgar Display Of Power issue of REVOLVER. He explains his inspiration behind creating the cover artwork below. Also look for an essay from Tim, beginning December 22 at the website http://www.revolvermag.com/ .

 

“It's pretty special to get a chance to work on or with something that has inspired you, and Pantera's Vulgar Display Of Power certainly had a major impact on me back in 1992. Musically it was where I was at as a 25-year-old. It was raw, visceral, powerful, and it was speaking to me lyrically as well. One phrase that still sticks out for me is from 'Mouth For War': ‘When I channel my hate to productive I don't find it hard to impress.’ That really resonated with me as I was full of anger and angst, and I used to channel that into my work.

 

"The music I listened to as I worked was additional and essential fuel. A lot of my early Vampire illustrations, the work that helped put me on the map as an illustrator, were powered by heavy doses of Pantera. It was smart, and it was telling young people we all have problems, you can sit around and be defeated by the shit life throws your way or you can stand up and fight back on your own terms. That was a lesson I was ready to embrace.

 

I was a really big guy back in '92, well over 300 pounds, very self conscious, that's where a lot of my anger or self loathing came into play. I decided finally that I was going to do something about it and in the spring/summer of 1992 I made losing weight my religion. Vulgar Display Of Power was my soundtrack. I ended up losing over 100 pounds in about 4 months. I transformed myself and that was a powerful thing.

 

When I found out I’d be illustrating this cover for REVOLVER, it turned into an opportunity for me to say thank you to those four metal madmen. This gig has joined the ranks of a growing list of dreams that were able to come true for me. Sometimes you gotta pinch yourself.” --Tim Bradstreet

 

REVOLVER Editor In Chief Brandon Geist describes the motivation for creating the Vulgar Display Of Power issue:

 

“To celebrate Dimebag Darrell five years after his death, we wanted to look past all the tragedy and the negativity that eventually overtook Pantera. Instead, we captured him and his band at their greatest moment, as they were coming into their own, making their masterpiece--and an undeniable metal classic--and taking it around the world. As a big-time Pantera fan myself, the resulting story is everything I had hoped it would be: inspiring, insightful, poignant, and most definitely hilarious--the anecdotes about Dimebag pranking groupies are priceless! I’m honored to have Phil, Vinnie, and Rex, as well as the likes of Rob Halford, Rob Zombie, Zakk Wylde, and others, come together with us to pay tribute to Pantera and to Dime.” --Brandon Geist

 

 

 

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Kristine Ashton-Magnuson

ASHTON-MAGNUSON MEDIA

(818) 996-2496

kristine@am-media.net

 

 

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Also - Here's a look at the art without the . . . questionable enhancement and the blanketing magazine trade dress.

Hope ya dig.

 

 

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- TB

 

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Not a chance ;)

Vulgar Display was very far from glam.

 

Oh, no of course it's far fucking from glam. It's Mark mentioning they were a local band for him, I assume(d) it was from their glam metal days, before Phil Anselmo came on board (though he did do one glam metal album with the band, before going into the Cowboys from Hell sound).

 

Also, very awesome picture, I'm going to use it as my desktop background.

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The issue is on news stands now. Just got mine in the mail and it's pretty fantastic.

Lot's of cool schwag too. For fans of Pantera, there is some really great insight into the album from frontman Phil Anselmo, bassist Rex Brown and Dime's brother (and Pantera drummer) Vinnie Paul.

Inside slant from the band and from people who were around them at the time. If you are/were a fan of Pantera or this specific album, then picking up this issue is ESSENTIAL.

Also, Revolver made 250 (only) tshirts of the cover art which are available through their website. Cool shit.

 

You can also enter to win a Dimebag signature guitar AND the original art from the cover by yours truly.

Awesome.

 

- TB

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