Yes, folks — that’s right.
At the end of this post, you will find a video that looks like an ad for a skateboarding company. That’s because it is. But contained within that ad is some audio.
That audio’s from a lost track by late Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell Abbott called “Twisted.”
That’s Dime playing every instrument and singing on the song.
“This little ditty is one Dime created after we moved into the hut in DWG, Texas — Darrell triumphantly referred our home as ‘The Fortress,’” explains Rita Haney, Dime’s wife.
“It was just before his 30th birthday in July of ’96 — hence the line, ‘I lived the lives of a million men/Yet I ain’t even 30 years old.’ When we were selecting a song for the video, ‘Twisted’ was the first that came to mind and, after seeing what Eric and Stone Hendrikx captured on video, it was the perfect song and vibe—100 percent Dime-style!”
I wonder if this means there’s a bunch of other material out there Dime wrote that will slowly materialize. Judging from the sound of it, Dime didn’t release it for a reason. He probably wasn’t done. I mean, it sounds pretty good. The guitars are sick, but…I don’t know that he meant for us to hear it.
Elephant Brand Skateboards is also selling a Dimebag skateboard, which I would love to own.
Send me a review copy of the board, and I’ll let my readers know how it stacks up on the means streets of New York.
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