Damageplan (originally New Found Power) was a US-American heavy metal band, showcasing the groove metal sound that was demonstrated by guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and drummer Vinnie Paul while playing in Pantera, most notably on the Vulgar Display of Power album.DAMAGEPLAN GENRES
Formed by Dime and Vinnie after Pantera disbanded, they were joined by ex-Halford guitarist Pat Lachman on vocals and ex-Jerry Cantrell guitarist Shawn Matthews on bass. Following the recording of the album, Matthews departed and was immediately replaced by Bob Zilla by the Abbott brothers. Their sound mixed both Pantera with a distinctly Damageplan sound. Their debut album, New Found Power, was released in the United States on February 10, 2004.
New Found Power reached #34 on the Billboard charts, with the band gaining popularity within the metal community almost instantly. They toured throughout 2004 promoting the album, with continuing success.
-Murder of Dimebag Darrell-
On December 8, 2004, "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, and 3 others were murdered when a gunman, 25-year-old Nathan Gale, took to the stage and began shooting during the band's show at the Alrosa Villa, a Columbus, Ohio, USA nightclub. Columbus police officer James Niggemeyer soon arrived at the scene and shot the attacker, killing him. Damageplan was on a world tour at the time, and according to guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell, a new album probably would have been released sometime in 2005. The band was playing the song "Breathing New Life" when Gale opened fire. The events of the evening are chronicled in the book A Vulgar Display Of Power: Courage and Carnage at the Alrosa Villa, foreword written by Officer Niggemeyer.
-Post-Dimebag murder actions-
The band has been dissolved since Darrell's murder. However, www.blabbermouth.net has reported that members of Damageplan may release their second and final album with Dimebag's final recordings later in 2005. As of April 2007, it is unknown how complete these recordings are or when they will be released. It is speculated that the recordings are demo recordings, as Damageplan were touring in support of New Found Power at the time of the shooting.
On August 11, 2006, a new project involving Vinnie Paul (in addition to members of Mudvayne and Nothingface) surfaced. The band's name is Hellyeah and their debut album was released on April 10, 2007, on Epic Records. Just over a week later, Bob Zilla joined the band as their new bassist, after Jerry Montano was fired from the band after an incident at 'The Clubhouse' where Montano became intoxicated and increasingly violent towards his bandmates.
* Patrick Lachman - vocals
* Dimebag Darrell - guitar (deceased)
* Vinnie Paul - drums
* Bob Zilla - bass
* Shawn Matthews - bass
Groove / Metalcore
DAMAGEPLAN LYRICAL THEMES
General life struggles and situations
United States of America (Dallas, Texas), formed in 2003
DAMAGEPLAN CURRENT RECORD LABEL
DAMAGEPLAN CURRENT LINE-UP
Patrick Lachman - vocals (ex-Halford, ex-Dr. Mastermind, ex-Error7, ex-Gargoyle (US), Eleventh Hour, Diesel, State of the Art)
Bob "Zilla" Kakaha - bass (Hellyeah)
Vinnie Paul - drums (Pantera, Hellyeah, Tres Diablos, Gasoline, Rebel Meets Rebel)
Dimebag Darrell - guitars (R.I.P. 12/8/2004 - shot to death) (Pantera, Tres Diablos, Gasoline, Rebel Meets Rebel, guest in Anthrax)
DAMAGEPLAN PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Shawn Matthews - bass (Jerry Cantrell)