Damageplan’s debut CD, New Found Power , sold 44,676 copies in the U.S. during its first week of release to debut at No. 38 on next week’s Billboard 200 chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Damageplan, which includes ex-Pantera members Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums), fared substantially better than their former bandmate Philip Anselmo, whose first two offerings with his current project Superjoint Ritual, 2002’s Use Once And Destroy and 2003’s A Lethal Dose Of American Hatred , registered first-week tallies of 13,690 (No. 87) and 20,269 (No. 55), respectively. Damageplan’s numbers are especially impressive when you consider the fact that Pantera’s The Best of Pantera: Far Beyond the Great Southern Cowboys Vulgar Hits , moved 28,747 units (No. 38 ) in its first week of release last September.
Damageplan is the new band featuring Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul, formerly of Pantera, who are joined by vocalist Patrick Lachman and bassist Bobzilla. Rising from the ashes of one of heavy rock’s most defining and essential bands, Damageplan promises to take things a step further, emphasizing the spirit of independence that has run through every facet of their huge career.
Pantera, the heavy music juggernaut, has sold in excess of 13 million albums worldwide since their formation in 1990. Now, founding members Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul discover new brothers in arms, turn the proverbial corner, and get set to turn the music scene on it’s ear. Patrick Lachman, formerly lead guitarist for Diesel Machine brings the vocal power and new bassist Bobzilla teams with Vinnie to anchor this monster.
Damageplan’s debut album, New Found Power, was released on February 10, 2004 and was produced by Dimebag and Vinne along with longtime collaborator Sterling Winfield. The recording took place at Chasin Jason , Dime’s home studio outside of Dallas. SlipKnot’s Corey Taylor and renowned guitarist Zach Wilde broke some bread, cracked a couple of beers, marked their territory and added punch as only they can.
Dimebag, Vinnie and Patrick wrote the entire record. Vinnie states, The music was written from our heart and soul for ourselves but most of all for our fans who have been so loyal to us over the years. Pantera was everything to us and we put everything we had into it 1000% but it is time for us to move on. We’re proud to carry the torch and continue our ass kickin, hell raisin tradition that you know and love with Damageplan. You will not be let down.
New Found Power track listing:
1. Wake Up
2. Breathing New Life
3. New Found Power
5. Fuck You
8. Save Me
9. Cold Blooded
11. Blink of an Eye
12. Blunt Force Trauma
13. Moment of Truth
14. Soul Bleed
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CHECK THIS OUT, 30-second clip of DAMAGEPLAN’s collaboration with guitarist Jerry Cantrell a song called Ashes To Ashes , http://www.Damageplanfan.com/main/ – said PAUZED on Mar 03, 2004
Video posted for the song, Save Me … . Check out the link below… http://www.Damageplanfan.com/media/video.php – said Thomas Vrazel on Mar 03, 2004
ya i checked it out last night and im digging it, but now i just tryed it again and it is taking 4 ever to down load. must be getting alot of hits at the same time. i will watch again later. – said PAUZED on Mar 03, 2004
**from MTV News** Dimebag Darrell, guitarist for Pantera and Damageplan, was one of at least four people fatally wounded during a bizarre shooting at a concert in Columbus, Ohio on Wednesday night. According to Columbus NBC affiliate NBC4, Dimebag real name Darrell Abbott was among the fatalities resulting from the incident, which occurred during a Damageplan performance at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus. Authorities did not release the names of any of the other fatalities to NBC4. Columbus police told MTV News that a total of four people were killed and two wounded, and that the death toll included the assailant. One witness told the NBC affiliate that a man jumped onto the stage during the first song of the band’s set and began firing a gun. According to the witness, the man fired several shots at the band before being tackled by club security. One of the survivors is in critical condition at a local hospital, while another is in fair condition. A Columbus police officer, when he arrived, engaged the shooter, and the shooter is also dead, and if the officer hadn’t acted when he did and how he did, we’d probably be looking at more dead, because this guy was actively shooting, Sergeant Brent Mull, public information officer, told MTV News. This is a tragic day… I’m stunned and saddened by the senseless violence that took the lives of immensely talented musicians and innocent people… .RIP. Mike Paine – said CrazyMikePaine on Dec 12, 2004