Synopses & Reviews
Few heavy metal acts survived the turmoil of the early 1990s music scene. Pantera, featuring the peerless guitar playing of the late "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, was different. Instead of humoring the market, the band demanded that the audience come to them by releasing a series of fiercely uncompromising platinum albums, including Vulgar Display of Power
and Far Beyond Driven
andmdash;albums that sold millions of copies despite minimal airplay.
This is the previously untold story behind one of the most influential bands in heavy metal history, written by the man best qualified to tell the truth about those incredible and often difficult years of fame, excess, and tragedy.
This starkly honest memoir by Pantera bassist Rex Brown offers shocking insight into one of the most influential metal bands
About the Author
Rex Brown was born in 1966 in Graham, Texas. He joined Pantera in 1982. He has also played with Down and Kill Devil Hill.
Co-author Mark Eglinton is an author, journalist and film-producer currently based in Edinburgh, Scotland. His first book entitled James Hetfield: The Wolf At Metallicas Door was published in April of 2010 to considerable critical acclaim, fuelled by regular radio appearances across the U.S and Europe to promote it.
He also writes regularly for Outburn magazine and various music websites as well as co-producing a series of rock interview documentaries entitled The Greatest Music Ever Created, And How It Ruined Our Lives, which is co-hosted in conjunction with Metal Hammer magazine. Eglintons role in Browns life has become one of friend and confidant, mostly during time spent on the road with Down in Europe.