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Dimebag: The Man

To really get to know the true Dimebag, you had to talk to the dude himself. Hammer scribe Dave Ling did exactly that way back in 1993, and the impact of the man remains as keen as ever.

It’s January 1993 and, six albums into a career that had begun more than a decade earlier, Pantera are on their way to becoming the biggest metal band on the planet. Philip Anselmo had been their vocalist for six of those years, and a third release featuring the transplanted New Orleans native, Vulgar Display Of Power, had put the Texas-based quartet on top of the metal pile. In 14 months’ time, Pantera’s defining statement, Far Beyond Driven, would make all of their dreams come true.

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