Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul started forming up Damageplan in early 2003, immediately after the demise of the previous music group, thrash steel heroes Pantera. The brothers started working on monitors at Dime’s Dallas house studio, uncertain of just what they’d perform with the materials, but driven to banish the poor flavor of Pantera’s uncomfortable break up. Ex-Halford and -Diesel Machine guitarist (and full-time Dime pal) Pat Lachman noticed the demos and portrayed interest in performing for the task. While he’d hardly ever served being a frontman, Lachman’s shows over the fresh materials were strong more than enough to property him the vocalist placement. The lineup was finished with the addition of regional bassist Bob Kakaha, who was simply instantly dubbed Bob Zilla for his monstrous build, as well as the quartet started hashing out the brand new materials under the functioning name of New Present Power. By Oct 2003 they’d chosen Damageplan, with New Present Power getting the name of the Elektra debut. The record dropped in Feb 2004 to significant buzz, mainly from Pantera’s existing group of fans. Longtime supporters weren’t disappointed as New Discovered Power do echo Dime and Vinnie’s prior work. Nonetheless it transferred in brand-new directions too, discovering even more melodic post-grunge strategies and tinging its sound with small components of nu-metal’s digital throb. New Present Power do well through the summertime, buoyed by way of a solid circular of dates in the music group. But tragedy struck on Dec 8, 2004 on the Alrosa Community rock membership in Columbus, Ohio, when Dimebag Darrell and three various other men had been murdered within a bizarre and unlucky altercation having a disgruntled lover. A man made an appearance on stage having a gun soon after the start of Damageplan’s arranged and, after allegedly producing remarks laying blame for Pantera’s break up on Dimebag, shot and wiped out the guitarist at stage empty range. The assailant, afterwards defined as 25-calendar year previous Marysville, Ohio resident Nathan Gale, wiped out three other guys before he was wiped out by regional law enforcement, including a concertgoer, membership worker, and Damageplan bodyguard Jeff “Mayhem” Thompson. Memorials following the shootings appreciated the victims and considered at Gale’s motives, as the potential of Damageplan was unclear as its making it through members grieved.