Thursday, November 6, 2008

Big Vin Records seeks Graphic Designer...NOW!

Former PANTERA and current HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott will publish a paperback photo book/DVD on his late brother, PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, on November 18 via Vinnie's Big Vin label. Entitled "He Came To Rock", the book will contain over 400 pictures of Dimebag along with a biography of his life written by authors Susan Doll and David Morrow.

Also included will be personal tributes from a number of metal's most prominent musicians, among them SLAYER's Kerry King, ANTHRAX's Scott Ian and OZZY OSBOURNE/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's Zakk Wylde. The DVD portion of the package will consist of the previously released "DimeVision - Vol 1: That's The Fun I Have", complete with never-before-seen bonus footage.

The book was compiled by Vinnie and his father Jerry Abbott and has been in the works for more than a year. "We are very excited about this as it's a true tribute to the King himself!" Vinnie previously stated.

Somebody, anybody…please tell me this is NOT the cover of this book.

With all due respect to Dime and his incredible musical and personal legacy…what the fuck is wrong with his brother? How can he continue to green light such juvenile looking shit? This has got to be a joke or a temporary mock-up because you cannot put this thing on the shelves with this cover.

It looks like Cletus the slack-jawed yokel from the Simpsons designed it! The saying “you can’t judge a book by it’s cover” hopefully rings true because this is laughable. With all the people kissing the drummer’s ass, none of them are graphic designers?

None of them have fonts designed after 1998? I suppose to top it all off there’s the horrible and just virtually pointless ‘Dimevision Vol. 1’ DVD they’re including with the book. How can something more than a year in the making look like such shit? As a collector of Rock/Heavy Metal books, I'm insulted.