With the Pantera reunion going on, Jimmy Bower of EYEHATEGOD gave his  opinion to the Pod Scum  podcast on the long-running comparisons between Pantera and Exhorder.

Bower, who has played with Phil Anselmo in Down and Superjoint had this to say:

“Was Phil influenced by EXHORDER and maybe took that to PANTERA? Of course he was,” Bower acknowledged. “But does that define who PANTERA is? Fuck no. I’ve seen all that written. And that’s actually an old thing — from the ’90s people have been saying that. I never got it because if that’s the case, then EYEHATEGOD is nothing but a second-rate MELVINS. That’s it. “EXHORDER was a huge influence on everybody down here.”

Excerpts from the interview are online!



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Greatest Replacement Singers in Metal

Revolver Magazine has made a list of the top 16 replacement singers and it’s a pretty impressive list!

Looking at it, you almost forget that some of them weren’t the original singer of the band, because their success didn’t happen until the switch was made.

Check their list out below and get more details on each singer on Revolver‘s website!

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  • Philip Anselmo, Pantera

  • Joey Belladonna, Anthrax

  • Attila Csihar, Mayhem


  • Bruce Dickinson, Iron Maiden

  • George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher, Cannibal Corpse

  • Ronnie James Dio, Black Sabbath

  • Angela Gossow, Arch Enemy

  • Barney Greenway, Napalm Death

  • Brian Johnson, AC/DC

  • Howard Jones, Killswitch Engage

  • Pepper Keenan, Corrosion of Conformity

  • James LaBrie, Dream Theater

  • Mike Patton, Faith No More

  • Greg Puciato, the Dillinger Escape Plan

  • Henry Rollins, Black Flag

  • Corey Taylor, Slipknot