Cowboys from Hell, the major-label debut LP by Pantera, is going to be released this fall in a number of deluxe packages.
Cowboys, released on Atco after Pantera changed their sound from '80s glam metal to a more thrash/groove-oriented setting, was a breakout hit for the band. Vocalist Phil Anselmo's pipes were reminiscent of Rob Halford of Judas Priest, and the late, great guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's playing caused plenty of metal fans to pick up their own axes in the years since. Cowboys from Hell went platinum and led to the group's mainstream smash Vulgar Display of Power in 1992.
Extras will be included in this set, but have not been officially announced by Rhino. A post by AntiMusic (cited in this ICE forum post) describes two and three-disc editions: a two-disc expanded edition, a three-disc deluxe edition and a box set version of the three-disc set. In an interview with Sonic Excess, Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul confirmed there would be demos and live tracks included as bonus material; the ICE and AntiMusic posts mention one unreleased vault track in particular, "The Will to Survive."
In the meantime, the original track list for the record is after the jump. The new sets are due out September 14.Pantera, Cowboys from Hell (Atco 7 91372-2, 1991)
- Cowboys from Hell - 4:06
- Primeval Concrete Sledge - 2:13
- Psycho Holiday - 5:19
- Heresy - 4:45
- Cemetery Gates - 7:03
- Domination - 5:02
- Shattered - 3:21
- Clash with Reality - 5:15
- Medicine Man - 5:15
- Message in Blood - 5:09
- The Sleep - 5:47
- The Art of Shredding - 4:16
Sounds cool, hopefully they will do the same with Vulgar Display of Power, which is much better than Cowboys From Hell.