When Pantera released Reinventing The Steel in 2000, they had no idea that this album would be the last one of their storied discography. A perfect mixture of the band’s early heavy metal style and their dark, more extreme material, Reinventing The Steel would become a definitive monument to the band’s unique sound. That the record eventually became their swansong make it an especially important milestone for Pantera; that song titles like “Death Rattle,” “Hellbound,” and “I’ll Cast A Shadow” seemed to unwittingly acknowledge this adds a level of superstitious power to the band’s final record.
To honor 20 years of this awesome album, and to celebrate the release of the 20th Anniversary vinyl edition of Reinventing The Steel last month, The Pit staff writer Chris Krovatin got a chance to chat with Pantera bassist Rex Brown, to talk about the album sound, how the band went about making it, and the legacy that it’s left behind. Rex chatted with us from the middle of a freezing storm at his home in New Mexico, and discussed the personal places Pantera were in during the recording process and what it was like working alongside Dimebag Darrell without knowing this would be their final collaboration
To hear Rex discuss Reinventing The Steel‘s timeless legacy, tune in to either our Facebook or YouTube page today, November 13th, at 5pm EST, 2pm PST, or 10pm GMT to watch the premiere of this exclusive interview.
You can set a reminder and watch the interview when it goes live at the YouTube link below:
The Reinventing The Steel 20th Anniversary vinyl edition is a double-LP set on silver vinyl that features the new Terry Date mix on one album, plus eight rare bonus tracks making their vinyl debut on the other. The set will be released on 180-gram audiophile vinyl collection and comes in an embossed, foil jacket — but only 5,000 of them will be released, so make sure to preorder yours now from Rhino!