PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul have officially named their new band DAMAGEPLAN. The group, whose debut album is due January 27 through Elektra Records, also features singer Patrick Lachman, who used to play guitar in HALFORD and DIESEL MACHINE. Former JERRY CANTRELL back-up guitarist Shawn Matthews, who played bass in an early incarnation of DAMAGEPLAN (then called NEW FOUND POWER), is no longer involved with the project (a replacement bassist may be announced as early as this Friday, according to the group's management). The album, tentatively titled "New Found Power", was recorded at Darrell's home studio, Chasin Jason, and was produced by Darrell and Paul along with Sterling Winfield (PANTERA, MERCYFUL FATE). Guests include SLIPKNOT's Corey Taylor (lead vocals on second verse and bridge and splitting lead vocals on last verse in "Fuck You") and OZZY OSBOURNE/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Zakk Wylde (lead outro on "Reborn" and backing vocals on "Soulbleed").
The complete track listing for the CD is as follows:
01. Wake Up
02. NFP (New Found Power)
04. Blunt Force Trauma
05. Save Me
07. Fuck You (feat. Corey Taylor)
08. Cold Blooded
09. Reborn (feat. Zakk Wylde)
10. Blink of An Eye
11. Breathing New Life
13. Moment Of Truth
14. Soulbleed (feat. Zakk Wylde)
DAMAGEPLAN's debut album is scheduled to be mastered on October 21-22 in New York City. A world tour in support of the CD will follow in early 2004. The group's official web site, www.damageplan.com, will be launched shortly. PANTERA's last studio album, 2000's "Reinventing The Steel", has sold 592,921 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.