New Found Power

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New Found Power
Studio album by Damageplan
Released February 10, 2004
Recorded August 20, 2003 - January 5, 2004 in Dallas Texas
Genre Groove metal, nu metal, thrash metal, alternative metal
Length 61:49
Label Elektra
Producer Vinnie Paul and Dimebag Darrell; co-produced by Sterling Winfield and Patrick Lachman

New Found Power is the only studio album released by the short-lived American metal band Damageplan. "New Found Power" was also the original name of the band but was changed prior to the album's release. The record sold 44,676 copies in its first week to debut at number 38 on the Billboard 200.[1]

Overview[edit]

The album was recorded at the Abbott brothers' backyard studio, Chasin' Jason in Arlington, Texas, where previous Pantera albums had been recorded.[2] It also features guest appearances from vocalist Corey Taylor and guitarists Jerry Cantrell and Zakk Wylde, who had previously made live guest appearances with Pantera, as well as being close friends with all band members.

The single "Save Me" debuted on American radio on January 26, 2004. "Breathing New Life" served as the album's music video debut and aired frequently on both Headbangers Ball and Uranium in early 2004. This was followed by videos for "Save Me" and "Explode."

There has been speculation about a follow up to the album although no definite date has been set. In 2006 when Vinnie Paul was asked about the follow up in an interview, he replied "it will happen when the time is right. I want to stay focused where I am now." At the time, he was busy promoting his new band Hellyeah and their self-titled debut album. He also mentioned "I think the fans would want to hear it, so yes I'd say within 10 years." 2014 is speculated for the album's release, as it would mark the 10 year anniversary since Dimebag Darrell's murder.

Many of the lyrical themes on New Found Power seem to deal with the breakup of Pantera, of which "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott were founding members of along with Rex Brown. Phil Anselmo would join later on when their music style changed from glam to what they are so well known for now.

New Found Power is guitarist Dimebag Darrell's last studio appearance prior to his murder in December 2004.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]

New Found Power received mixed reviews from music critics; Christine Klunk of PopMatters commented "I'm not in the least bit interested in where this band goes or what new and exciting ways they'll think of to abuse the listeners."[4] However, Allmusic's Johnny Loftus considered the album a "blazing new beginning".[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Dimebag Darrell, Vinnie Paul, and Patrick Lachman[6]

No. Title Length
1. "Wake Up"   4:29
2. "Breathing New Life"   3:49
3. "New Found Power"   3:25
4. "Pride"   4:17
5. "Fuck You" (featuring Corey Taylor) 3:09
6. "Reborn" (featuring Zakk Wylde) 4:02
7. "Explode"   3:13
8. "Save Me"   3:36
9. "Cold Blooded"   4:57
10. "Crawl"   5:30
11. "Blink of an Eye"   4:19
12. "Blunt Force Trauma"   4:57
13. "Moment of Truth"   6:51
14. "Soul Bleed" (featuring Zakk Wylde) 5:13
Total length:
61:49
Japanese version
No. Title Length
15. "Ashes to Ashes" (featuring Jerry Cantrell; also available on The Punisher: The Album) 5:06

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes, except where noted.[6]

Damageplan
Guest musicians
Production

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
2004 The Billboard 200 38

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
2004 "Save Me" Mainstream Rock Tracks 16
2004 "Pride" Mainstream Rock Tracks 30

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Damageplan: Webcast video posted online". Blabbermouth.net. 2004-02-24. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  2. ^ Kirby, Jeff (2004-12-09). "Interview with Damageplan drummer Vinnie Abbott". Knac.com. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  3. ^ Allmusic review
  4. ^ Klunk, Christine (2004-09-14). "PopMatters - New Found Power". PopMatters. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  5. ^ Loftus, Johnny. "Allmusic - New Found Power". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  6. ^ a b c New Found Power liner notes. Elektra Entertainment Group, Inc. 2004. p. 2.