PANTERA Drummer Talks Hearing Previously Unreleased Song

The Pulse Of Radio reports: The upcoming 20th anniversary deluxe reissue of PANTERA‘s classic 1992 album “Vulgar Display Of Power” includes one incredible surprise for fans of the legendary metal act: a previously unreleased and never-before-heard song called “Piss” which was recorded during the album sessions but left off the final track list. PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott discovered the track, which had been long forgotten, while combing through the band’s archives and immediately decided to mix and restore it for the new release.
The Pulse Of Radio asked Vinnie if it was emotional for him to listen to the track and hear his brother, late PANTERA guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, playing on it. “You know, I don’t think it was really emotional,” he said. “You know, I’ve learned since he’s not been with us to really embrace everything that he was part of and it just puts a smile on my face. And you know, to, 20 years later, not even remember how it went or anything about it, and put it up, you know — it put a big smile on my face and it made me feel good and, you know, he’s always with me everywhere I go, and it’s special, you know.”

“Dimebag” Darrell Abbott was shot and killed by a disturbed gunman in December 2004, while he and Vinnie were playing a show in Columbus, Ohio with their post-PANTERA band DAMAGEPLAN.

“Piss” was released to radio stations late last week, along with an accompanying video that features PANTERA fans from all over the world moshing, jumping, punching, kicking, and rocking out to the song.

Vinnie Paul said that the song is the only complete PANTERA track in existence that has never been heard before.

The reissue of “Vulgar Display Of Power” arrives on May 15. In addition to the new song and the remastered original album, it features a DVD containing an unreleased live performance filmed in Italy in September of 1992 plus the three official music videos from the album.

The album has been certified double platinum by the RIAA and features several of the group’s most iconic songs, including “Walk”, “Mouth For War”, “This Love” and “Fucking Hostile”.

A report by USA Today has revealed that former PANTERA bassist Rex Brown owes $450,000 to the federal government in back taxes and penalties. Five tax liens have been filed by the Internal Revenue Service, including the most recent and largest, for $210,157, in his former home state of Texas in January. The federal government can seize Brown‘s share of PANTERA‘s revenue, including royalties from his record and songwriting credits, if a payment plan is not worked out. Brown currently plays in the band KILL DEVIL HILL

 

 

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