On Saturday (Feb. 25), the metal world celebrated the 25th anniversary of Pantera‘s game-changing 1992 album, Vulgar Display of Power. In Part 1 of the brand new Loudwire Legacy series, we took an in-depth look at the creation of the album with brand-new exclusive interviews with the band’s three surviving members: Philip Anselmo, Rex Brown and Vinnie Paul.
Anselmo begins by explaining how Pantera had a rough start convincing audiences after landing their first national tour, adding how the band’s perseverance and iron will was left untainted by this experience. Brown detailed how the group had played 338 days on the Cowboys From Hell Tour, going straight into the studio afterward with producer Terry Date, who is also featured in the video. Meanwhile, Vinnie Paul discusses how focused the band was in making the album.
Recording in analog, of course it meant countless takes, which led to Anselmo breaking a staggering amount of chairs, possibly only being outdone by one other legendary rocker. Inside the video, you’ll discover how songs like “A New Level” came to fruition after some frustration in the studio. Also featured in Part 1 of the documentary is the album’s producer, Terry Date, who offers new insight into the creation of the disc, as well.
For more about how Vulgar Display of Power came together, watch the video above. And to see more on this landmark album, watch Parts 2 and 3 of the Loudwire Legacy documentary series below where some of metal’s biggest names discuss the impact the album had on the course of the genre as well as the real story behind that infamous punch on the album cover.