"A Wild Photo History... It presents arresting photos ... and shows [Pantera's] playful side both on and offstage." --Rolling Stone
"One of the most visually stunning and comprehensive documentations of a band put to print, close to 400 pages of images that will excite and awe. --Clrvynt
"A Pantera fan's wet dream... Painstakingly great care was taken when compiling this book. ... As a huge fan of Dimebag I found it especially poignant flipping through the images of the sorely-missed guitar god. ... This is a fantastic release and a must-have for fans of Pantera; your collection is NOT complete until this is sitting on your coffee table for all to see." --Pure Grain Audio
"This gorgeous book is wonderfully put together and an essential way for fans to stay connected to the legacy of a great band." --Ghost Cult
"[Giron's] Pantera photos offer more than just a gallery of eye-popping rock photography, but a spontaneous and unguarded chronicle of how four kids from the South became one of the biggest bands in American metal, from their lean and hungry origins in Dallas, to playing in front of half a million screaming Russians in Moscow, to their final tour." --Team Rock
The first-ever authorized visual history of Pantera! A breathtaking, behind-the-scenes, comprehensive look at one of the world's most legendary metal bands!
A voluminous coffee table book featuring rare and never-before-seen images of Pantera in the studio, at home, on the road, and kicking ass on stage, from their humble beginnings to their grand finish. A Vulgar Display of Pantera also includes contributions and recollections from various band members. An impressive testament to Pantera's enduring legacy that's sure to please the band's legions of fans!
Pantera was one of the most successful heavy metal bands of all time--and arguably the most important metal band of the 1990s. Pantera's 1994 album, Far Beyond Driven, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. Pantera has sold over twenty-five million albums worldwide! In the United States alone, four Pantera albums were certified platinum (one million sold) and two more went gold (five hundred thousand sold).
Joe Giron shot photographs of Pantera since 1983 and throughout the rest of the band's career. He also photographed many other artists, including AC/DC, David Bowie, Gwen Stefani, Van Halen, and U2, just to name a handful, for many of the world's leading rock magazines. Today, his niche is in the gaming industry as the photographer for the World Poker Tour and head of the official photography team at the World Series of Poker. He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Rex Brown was born in 1964 in Graham, Texas. He joined Pantera in 1982 and has also played with Down. His new band, Kill Devil Hill, is climbing the charts. He is the author of Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story of Pantera. He lives in New Mexico.
Gabriel Kuo began his career working in the music industry at Rolling Stone, Sony Music, and MTV. He then formed the design studio BRM, working with clients such as Adidas, ESPN, and Heineken, as well as projects for Ghostface Killah, Maroon 5, The Misshapes, and Kanye West.