Revolution Is My Name

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"Revolution is My Name"
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Single by Pantera
from the album Reinventing the Steel
ReleasedJanuary, 2000
Format CD single
Recorded1999
Genre Groove metal
Length5:19
Label Eastwest Records
Songwriter(s) Phil Anselmo
Vinnie Paul
Dimebag Darrell
Rex Brown
Producer(s) Pantera
Sterling Whitfield
Pantera singles chronology
"Cat Scratch Fever"
(1999)
"Revolution is My Name"
(2000)
"Goddamn Electric"
(2000)

"Revolution is My Name" is a song by American groove metal band Pantera. It was the first single from the band's final album, Reinventing the Steel . It was also included on the band's compilation album Far Beyond the Great Southern Cowboys' Vulgar Hits! .

Groove metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music. Music journalists and fans have used groove metal to describe Pantera, Exhorder and Machine Head. At its core, groove metal takes the intensity and sonic qualities of thrash metal and plays them at mid-tempo, with most bands making only occasional forays into fast tempo.

Pantera American heavy metal band

Pantera was an American heavy metal band from Arlington, Texas. The group was formed in 1981 by the Abbott brothers—drummer Vinnie Paul and guitarist Dimebag Darrell—along with lead vocalist Terry Glaze. Bassist Rex Brown joined the band the following year, replacing Tommy D. Bradford, who was the unofficial original. Having started as a glam metal band, Pantera released four albums independently during the 1980s. Looking for a new and heavier sound, Pantera replaced Glaze with Phil Anselmo in late 1986 and released Power Metal in 1988. In 1989, the band secured a record deal with the major laber Atco. With its fifth album, 1990's Cowboys from Hell, Pantera introduced the groove metal genre, while its 1992 follow-up Vulgar Display of Power exhibited an even heavier sound. Far Beyond Driven (1994) debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. In addition to their contribution to the groove metal genre, Pantera is credited for being part of the second wave of thrash metal scene in the early-to-mid 1990s.

<i>Reinventing the Steel</i> 2000 studio album by Pantera

Reinventing the Steel is the ninth and final studio album by American heavy metal band Pantera, released on March 21, 2000 by EastWest Records.

Contents

Release and reception

"Revolution is My Name" reached number 28 on the Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks, [1] and remains the only single that was originally written by the band to chart in the United States during the time they were active. The song was nominated for Best Metal Performance in the 2001 Grammys, but lost to Deftones' "Elite." However, it won a 2000 Metal Edge Readers' Choice Award for Song of the Year. [2] The song's music video was voted as the 15th Greatest Metal Video of the 21st Century on Headbangers Ball in 2005.

<i>Billboard</i> (magazine) American music magazine

Billboard is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries. It publishes pieces involving news, video, opinion, reviews, events, and style, and is also known for its music charts, including the Hot 100 and Billboard 200, tracking the most popular songs and albums in different genres. It also hosts events, owns a publishing firm, and operates several TV shows.

Deftones American alternative metal band

Deftones is an American alternative metal band from Sacramento, California. It was formed in 1988 by Chino Moreno, Stephen Carpenter, Abe Cunningham (drums) and Dominic Garcia (bass). During their first five years, the band's lineup changed several times, but stabilized in 1993 when Cunningham rejoined after his departure in 1990; by this time, Chi Cheng was bassist. The lineup remained stable for fifteen years, with the exception of keyboardist and turntablist Frank Delgado being added in 1999. The band is known as one of the most experimental groups to have come from the alternative metal scene, and are sometimes dubbed by critics as "the Radiohead of metal".

Metal Edge was a magazine covering heavy metal music published by Zenbu Media. The magazine was founded in the summer of 1985, during the height of glam metal's success. Zenbu Media acquired Metal Edge in February 2007.

Music video

The music video for the song was directed by Jim Van Bebber and produced by Grant Cihlar for 1171 Production Group. [3] The video is a mix of various elements: between performances from the band and live footage, it also contains comical snippets of a sitcom-esque interpretation of the band's childhood, where the musicians are portrayed as small kids (with facial hair included) listening to Led Zeppelin and ZZ Top while jumping on the bed and playing oversized instruments. The video also includes flashes of the band's influences such as Black Sabbath and KISS. [4]

Led Zeppelin English rock band

Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of vocalist Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones and drummer John Bonham. Along with Black Sabbath and Deep Purple, the band's heavy, guitar-driven sound has led them to be cited as one of the originators of heavy metal. Their style drew from a wide variety of influences, including blues, psychedelia and folk music.

ZZ Top American rock band

ZZ Top is an American rock band formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. The band has, since 1970, consisted of vocalist/guitarist Billy Gibbons, bassist/vocalist Dusty Hill, and drummer Frank Beard. "As genuine roots musicians, they have few peers", according to critic Michael "Cub" Koda. "Gibbons is one of America's finest blues guitarists working in the arena rock idiom [...] while Hill and Beard provide the ultimate rhythm section support."

Black Sabbath British heavy metal band

Black Sabbath were an English rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, drummer Bill Ward, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler and singer Ozzy Osbourne. Black Sabbath are often cited as pioneers of heavy metal music. The band helped define the genre with releases such as Black Sabbath (1970), Paranoid (1970), and Master of Reality (1971). The band had multiple line-up changes, with Iommi being the only constant member throughout its history.

Track listing

Promo single
No.TitleLength
1."Revolution Is My Name" (Radio Edit)4:09
2."Revolution Is My Name" (Album Version)5:19
EP single

All tracks written by Pantera, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Revolution Is My Name" (Radio Edit) 4:09
2."Hole In the Sky" (Black Sabbath cover) Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward 4:17
3."Immortally Insane" 5:13
4."Cat Scratch Fever" (Ted Nugent cover)Ted Nugent3:51

Charts

Chart (2000)Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 28

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