New Found Power
|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|
|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.
The album was recorded at the Abbott brothers' backyard studio, Chasin' Jason in Arlington, Texas, where previous Pantera albums had been recorded. 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.
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." However, Allmusic's Johnny Loftus considered the album a "blazing new beginning".
|2.||"Breathing New Life"||3:49|
|3.||"New Found Power"||3:25|
|5.||"Fuck You" (featuring Corey Taylor)||3:09|
|6.||"Reborn" (featuring Zakk Wylde)||4:02|
|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|
|15.||"Ashes to Ashes" (featuring Jerry Cantrell; also available on The Punisher: The Album)||5:06|
Credits adapted from liner notes, except where noted.
- Patrick Lachman − vocals
- Dimebag Darrell − guitars, bass (Bob Zilla joined after the album was recorded)
- Vinnie Paul − drums
- Guest musicians
- Corey Taylor - 2nd verse, breakdown, and last chorus on "Fuck You"
- Zakk Wylde - 2nd guitar solo on "Reborn" and answer vocals on "Soul Bleed"
- Jerry Cantrell - vocals on "Ashes to Ashes"
- Produced by Vinnie Paul & Dimebag Darrell
- Co-produced by Sterling Winfield & Pat Lachman
- Mastered at Masterdisk Studios by Howie Weinberg & Roger Lian
- String arrangement on "Soul Bleed" by Johnny Marshall
- "Soul Bleed" mixed by Sterling Winfield
- Additional sequencing and production on "Pride" by Rae Nimeh
- All other arrangements recorded and mixed at Chasin' Jason Studios, DWG, TX
|2004||The Billboard 200||38|
Singles - Billboard (North America)
|2004||"Save Me"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||16|
|2004||"Pride"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||30|
- "Damageplan: Webcast video posted online". Blabbermouth.net. 2004-02-24. Retrieved 2008-02-06.
- Kirby, Jeff (2004-12-09). "Interview with Damageplan drummer Vinnie Abbott". Knac.com. Retrieved 2008-02-06.
- Allmusic review
- Klunk, Christine (2004-09-14). "PopMatters - New Found Power". PopMatters. Retrieved 2008-02-06.
- Loftus, Johnny. "Allmusic - New Found Power". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-02-06.
- New Found Power liner notes. Elektra Entertainment Group, Inc. 2004. p. 2.