Heavy metal was being experimented with by different bands, in different ways, and, really, from the Pantera perspective, we really, really, really, really wanted to fly the pure Pantera style of heavy metal as best we could. And we did. Despite the well-documented tension growing between Anselmo and the Abbott Brothers — guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul — the band did what they could to keep their personal friction off the album and off the stage.
It was probably the most abrasive, obnoxious record we ever made.
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It was out of control, and it was out of control in more ways than just the music. The people that were a part of it were out of control, the whole thing was out of control, I don't even know how we finished it. In celebration of Pantera's most punishing album, here are seven facts you likely didn't know about The Great Southern Trendkill. The band underwent a last-minute studio change and ended up recording at Dimebag Darrell's home Pantera had planned to record the album at a professional studio in Dallas, but after they started jamming at Dimebag's practice pad, they decided to record there instead of the more established locale.
The demos were so tough and lethal sounding that we were like, 'Man! That's almost it, right there.
I didn't wanna see anybody, man. I was in a bad way Rex Brown spotted the signs of Anselmo's drug use during the making of the album In the early stages of Trendkill preparation, Anselmo's party buddy and closest ally in the band, bassist Rex Brown, figured out that the singer was using heroin. So that made us a little foggy. But at one point I noticed Phil was fuzzier than usual.
One day when we started doing The Great Southern Trendkill , he looked at me and slapped his armpit, and I went, 'What?! I used to watch some of my friends shoot up, but I would never do it.
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No way. I hadn't seen that reference in 10 years, and Philip doing that at me made me go, 'Oh shit!
I hope he's not doing what I think he's doing. And he was a wreck through the writing sessions of Trendkill. We were all so burned out by that point.
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