Last Updated 02/23/05 - Added 4 new promo items for '101' along with the Mosh Pit Survival Kit   The following section represents every promotional item I've located to date. For those unaware of the term, promo (or promotional) items are usually very limited CD pressings presented to radio stations, music outlets and other media organizations as an attempt by the record company to promote the band. In some cases, promo items offer unique songs, remixes etc. Additionally, many promo items, as you'll see, come packaged with unique artwork. Promotional items are always marked "For Promotional Use Only, Not For Resale", although the manage to find their way from the radio stations to hole in the wall record stores. I've also included non-CD related promotional items towards the bottom of the page.   Please note that the following promos are all CD. I have included any promotional vinyl in the Vinyl section . Got it ? If you have or know of any promotional item not presented here, please contact me with the information and I'll add it  when time permits. Please include as many details as possible including serial #'s, track listings, and artwork scans.      

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Mosh Pit Survival Kit (Promo bag of novelties)
Label  East West Records America - Year Unknown
Time N/A
Comments This promotional gimmick is, I assume , very rare as I've only seen one advertised. I was able to 
pick this copy up for 40.00 dollars. It contains a jockstrap, cup, band-aid, condom, aspirin,  
earplugs and a set of safety goggles. Very bizarre item.
Tracks N/A N/A 

Far Beyond Driven Snippets Promo Cassette
Label  East West Records America - PRCS 5558 - 1994
Time Approx 8 minutes
Comments This promotional cassette release is a bit strange in that in plays small 30 second segments of   
various tracks off Far Beyond Driven. Didn't even know this existed until recently.
Tracks Song Snippets 4:07

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Label  Elektra Entertainment Group - PRCD 9875-2  
Time 12:40 X
Comments This CD promo released in support of the Offical Live 101 album was the second for the new  
release. The release has no front insert but features a nice silk-screen of Phil talking to the crowd 
with his hands raised. Back insert features typical set list and record company credits.This disc  
is a bit differnt in that the 3rd track is a short sales presentation touting the successes of Pantera.
 
Tracks radio edit
album version clean
audio biography
5:13
6:38
0:47

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"101 Proof" Sampler
Label  East West Records America - PRCD 9868-2 - 1997
Time Approx 15 minutes X
Comments This CD promo released in support of the Official Live 101 album was one of the first for the new  
release. The release has no front insert but features a nice silk-screen of their logo and title. 
The back provides a track list along with the full credits by the record company etc.
Tracks Cemetery Gates (Live) 
I'm Broken (Live) 
Cowboys From Hell (Live)
6:44
4:26
4:40

 

Offical Live 101 Proof Sampler
Label  East West Records America - PRCD 9890-2 - 1997
Time Approx 35 minutes
Comments This CD promo released in support of the Official Live 101 album was the third for the new  
LP release. The release has no front insert but features a nice silk-screen of the snake attacking.  
Thanks to  Rob McNealy for the information.
Tracks Walk
This Love
5 Minutes Alone
Cowboys From Hell
Cemetery Gates
Sandblasted Skin
I Can't Hide
5:50
6:34
5:36
4:35
7:53
4:29
2:16

 

  15 Track Clean Sampler
Label  East West Records America - 1997
Time Approx 60 minutes
Comments This CD promo released in support of the Official Live 101 album features the full CD. There is no  
front insert and the back cover features a brief biography on the band. Oddly enough, the track list 
lists Hostile and Fucking Hostile and this is supposed to be the Clean Sampler. I've been unable  
to locate this and would like to thank Rob McNealy for the information.
Tracks Unknown ???

The Great Southern Trendkill Sampler
Label  East West Records America - PRCD 9563-2 - 1996
Time Approx 30 minutes
Comments This CD promo released around the time of TGSTK was an attempt to provide music retailers 
with a (PG) sampler of the new album as specified by the front cover sticker claiming "songs  
from the new album you can play in your store." The back cover provides a track listing along w\  
the usual credits / record company dribble.
Tracks Drag The Waters 
10's 
Suicide Note Part 1 
Floods  
The Underground In America 
Reprise - Sandblasted Skin
??? 
??? 
??? 
??? 
??? 
???

In-Store Play Sampler
Label  East West Records America - PRCD 5555 - 1996
Time Approx 30 minutes
Comments This CD promo released around the time of Far Beyond Driven was an attempt to provide the  
music retailers with a toned down sampler of the album for in-store play. Nothing too exciting 
about this release as it features no unusual edits or cover art. 
Tracks I'm Broken 
Becoming 
5 Minutes Alone 
Hard Lines, Sunken Cheeks 
Planet Caravan
4:25 
3:05 
5:50 
7:01 
4:04

"A Not So Vulgar Display Of Power" In-Store Sampler 
Label  East West Records America - PRCD 4538-2 - 1996 - USA
Time Approx 35 minutes X
Comments This CD promo released around the time of Vulgar Display Of Power is the coolest of the  
three in-store samplers , featuring 7 of the "non-offensive" tracks off the album. The caption  
on the  sleeve reads "Seven Tracks From Pantera's New Album...Which Will Not Offend  
Even The Most Timid Of Customers." I believe this piece is somewhat difficult to locate.
Tracks Mouth For War 
Walk 
This Love 
No Good (Attack The Radical) 
Live In A Hole 
By Demons Be Driven 
Hollow
3:56 
5:15 
6:32 
4:50 
4:59 
4:39 
5:45

Cowboys From Hell (3 Track Sampler)
Label  East West Records America - PRCD 3405-2 - 1990 - USA
Time Approx. 16 minutes
Comments This release, issued in support of Cowboys From Hell represents the first promo CD issued that  
I am aware of and is very rare and difficult to find. The disc features no cover art but has a silk- 
screen of the back of the album which looks really cool. The disc contains the three most  
popular tracks from the album including Cowboys, Psycho Holiday, and Cemetery Gates. 
Tracks Cowboys From Hell 
Psycho Holiday 
Cemetery Gates
4:05 
5:14 
7:02

Walk (Picture Disc Promo )
Label  East West Records America - PRCD 4866-2 - 1992
Time Approx 30 minutes
Comments This CD promo released around the time of Vulgar Display of Power is somewhat scarce and 
considered a bit more rare than most promo. The silk-screened photo of the band on the disc is  
totally cool. Back picture features a close up promo shot taken from the same photo shoot used 
for the This Love promo CD. The second track of this release is a killer live version although 
I haven't determined it's location or date yet.
Tracks Walk (LP Version) 
Walk (Live Version)
5:14 
5:17

Planet Caravan ( 4 Song Promo With Tour Dates Sticker )
Label  East West Records America - PRCD 5809 - 1994
Time Approx 18 minutes
Comments This CD promo released around the time of Far Beyond Driven is again, somewhat scarce and 
more difficult to locate compared to the other planet caravan promo. This promo is one of my 
favorites as it not only includes two live track but also contains the By Demons remix done by 
Broadrick of Godflesh in addition to a 20 live date tour itinerary. The live tracks are taken from 
the 1992 Moscow festival when Pantera played with AC/DC and Metallica.
Tracks Planet Caravan 
Cowboys From Hell 
Primal Concrete Sledge 
By Demons Be Driven ( Biomechanical Mix)
4:03 
5:08 
3:57 
4:16

Planet Caravan 
Label  East West Records America - PRCD 5715-2 - 1994
Time 4 minutes  
Comments This CD promo features some real bizarre cover art of a foot with large nails through it. This 
promo is relatively easy to find and is much less rare than the alternate Planet Caravan promo 
show above. Some copies do feature a sticker on the front reading "Platinum album...sold out  
arena tour". The disc itself, is silk-screened with a fuzzy picture of wood planks.
Tracks Planet Caravan 4:02

Hostile Mixes 
Label  East West Records America - PRCD 4990-2 - 1992
Time Approx. 18 minutes
Comments This release, issued in support of Vulgar Display Of Power, features the LP version of Fucking 
Hostile along with 3 bizarre remixes of Fucking Hostile, By Demons Be Driven and Walk. Two     
of the remix version are available on disc although I believe the "Decranial Mix" of Walk may  
be exclusive to this release. Cover art features a picture of Phil on the front and some sort of 
heavy equipment on the back. Both Broadrick of Godflesh and Thirwell of Foetus provided 
remixes for this promo.
Tracks Fucking Hostile 
Fucking Hostile (Biomechanical Mix) (Broadrick) 
By Demons Be Driven (Biomechnical Mix) (Broadrick) 
Walk (Decranial Mix) (Thirwell)
2:48 
3:56 
4:15 
7:15

Cemetery Gates 
Label  East West Records America - PRCD 3965 - 2 - 1992
Time Approx. 13 minutes
Comments This release, issued in support of Cowboys From Hell is one of the more boring pieces although 
somewhat rare based upon it coming out in 1990 before the band hit it real big. The censors 
managed to cut the song down to a radio friendly 5:46,........bullshit if you ask me. Back features  
track listing and normal credits and label info.
Tracks Cemetery Gates (Edit Version) 
Cemetery Gates (LP Version)
5:46 
7:03

Drag The Waters 
Label  East West Records America - PRCD 9543-2 - 1996 - USA
Time Approx. 6 minutes
Comments This release, issued in support of Great Southern Trendkill, was the first single chosen off the album 
album and actually released on promo as a single prior to the albums release. Back cover has a 
faded image of someone yelling with typical track listing and credits.
Tracks Drag The Waters ???

I'm Broken 
Label  East West Records America - PRCD 5528-2 - 1994 - USA
Time Approx. 4 minutes
Comments This release, issued in support of Far Beyond Driven , is another plain vanilla promo CD. The back  
cover of this release features even less info than normal. Not sure how rare this item is. 
Tracks I'm Broken 4:25

I'm Broken (Picture Cover)
Label  East West Records America - PRCD 5511-2 - 1994 - USA
Time Approx. 4 minutes
Comments This release, issued in support of Far Beyond Driven , is an alternate promo 4 the track I'm Broken 
and features unique artwork of some guy screaming with clenched fists. The back features normal 
credits although bulges in the center around a picture of the guys head on the front. 
Tracks I'm Broken 4:25

Hollow
Label  East West Records America - PRCD 4989-2 - 1992 - USA
Time Approx. 4 minutes
Comments This release, issued in support of Vulgar Display Of Power is an unusual promo in that it's  
packaged in a jewel case with a paper sleeve that encases the whole CD case. The front  
states "Everything  You Wanted To Know About A Band....* But Were Afraid To Play " .  
The cover art of the CD  goes on to tout the strong points of the up and coming (at that time)       
Pantera. This is a great release and is one of my favorite promos.
Tracks Hollow (Edit) 
Hollow (LP Version)
4:59 
5:45

Mouth For War
Label  East West Records America - PRCD 4414-2 - 1992 - USA
Time Approx. 16 minutes
Comments This release, issued in support of Vulgar Display Of Power is my absolute favorite promo CD to 
date featuring an amazing silkscreen of the album cover . The back features the Pantera logo 
along with track listing and credits. Most also come with a sticker saying "When you play it, say it".
Tracks Mouth For War 3:56

This Love
Label  East West Records America - PRCD 4651-2 - 1992 - USA
Time Approx. 16 minutes
Comments This release, issued in support of Vulgar Display Of Power is another great promo release based  
upon the unique artwork which features the band at a photo shoot in some sort of bridge setting. 
Based upon the popularity of the single This Love, three different versions are provided . Very cool 
release.
Tracks This Love 
This Love 
This Love
4:44 
4:54 
6:33

Floods
Label  East West Records America - PRCD 9654-2 - 1996 - USA
Time Approx. 5 minutes
Comments This release, issued in support of The Great Southern Trendkill, is an edited version of the track     
"Floods". The track is considered too long for radio play although I'm not sure the length of the  
edited version or what the differences are......haven't listened too it yet. No artwork provided with 
this release, although the back cover has the usual track listings and credits.
Tracks Floods ????

Psycho Holiday
Label  East West Records America - PRCD 3871-2 - 1990 - USA
Time Approx. 14 minutes
Comments This release, issued in support of Cowboys From Hell is another one of my top 5 favorite promos.  s 
The release features the studio version of Psycho Holiday along with two live tracks taken from, 
what I believe is the Foundations Forum 1990. A great soundboard source and the band is tearing  
it up. This shit pumps me up ! F.S.U.
Tracks Psycho Holiday 
Cowboys From Hell (Live) 
Heresy (Live)
5:19 
4:07 
4:48

Suicide Note Pt. 1 (Live Through This Night Remix Edit)
Label  East West Records America - PRCD 9545-2 - 1996 - USA
Time Approx. 10 minutes
Comments This release, issued in support of The Great Southern Trendkill is an interesting release based upon 
the unique edited remix version of the song. The edited version starts off without the backward  
guitar sound effects and actually ends like a normal track instead of starting into Pt. 2. The other  
interesting thing is hidden second track not listed in the credits which features the LP version of the 
single. The front cover is actually a sticker on a jewel case. The back insert features normal track 
listings and credits.
Tracks Suicide Note Pt. 1 (Live Through This Night Remix Edit) 
Suicide Note Pt. 1 (LP Version)
???? 
????

5 Minutes Alone

Label  East West Records America - PRCD 5505-2 - 1994 - USA
Time 5:50  
Comments This release, issued in support of Far Beyond Driven is a great release featuring the artwork used for the non-promo releases here in the states and in Europe. This promo features a nice silkscreen disc and the inside portion of the front insert features the lyrics to the song. Very cool.  I got this off of Ebay.
Tracks 5 Minutes Alone 5:50

Cemetery Gates (Demon Knight Edit)
Label  East West Records America - PRCD 6028-2 - 1994 - USA
Time Approx. 6 minutes
Comments This release, issued in support of the soundtrack for the Tales From The Crypt movie "Demon  
Knight" features an edited version of the original track Cemetery Gates. The cool thing about this  
release is the inside portion of the front insert that features a black n white photo of the Crypt 
Keeper himself. The disc is silk screened with a graphic of the movie advertisement. The back  
cover features still shots from the movie. Great item !
Tracks Cemetery Gates (Demon Knight Edit) 5:46

Far Beyond Driven (German Promotional CD Stand-up)
Label  EastWest Records (Atco) - 1994 - USA
Time Approx. 55 minutes
Comments This release, issued as a promotional German in-store display is totally bizarre. The front  
cover features something out of Hellraiser (or the cover of a Carcass album)....Dental Hell. 
The three fold pamphlet has weird head anatomy pictures inside with press information for 
the German release of Far Beyond Driven. The final page of the booklet has a CD tray like 
attachment with a plain silver disc. There is no writing on either side and shows no indication  
of what CD it is. This is definitely one of the rarest Pantera collectibles. Expect to pay upwards 
of 50 - 60.00 dollars if you can even find it.  

I recently thought I'd found a second copy at a record store although after closer inspection  
turned out to be an alternate version of the promotional folder without the CD. The inside 
diagrams are similar in nature but different to the first folder. This too, is extremely rare.

Tracks See Far Beyond Driven For Track list N/A

  Pantera Barbeque Apron
Label  EastWest Records (Atco) - USA
Time N/A
Comments This unusual item has eluded me to date although I will find one eventually. I don't have a lot of details  
although I believe its a barbeque like apron with pockets in the front containing a Pantera CD.
Tracks N/A N/A

The Album Network Tune Up In-Store Play Edition
Label  The Album Network - Number 9 - May 1992 - USA
Time N/A
Comments This release, issued by the popular radio show The Album Network, is a compilation of tracks  
by various artists on various labels. The CD features This Love as track 11. The cool thing  
this release is the short promo write up on the band. "The sales picture on Pantera continues to    
gain ground each and every day. The group is still on tour with Skid Row and sales on Vulgar 
Display Of Power are over 260,000. Consider the fact that Pantera has been #1 at Metal Radio 
for the past 12 weeks and is now poised for mainstream success with Rock Radio airplay  
entering the picture. The video for This Love is being shot by the same director who did  
Nirvana's "Come As You Are" video." This is the kind of corporate bullshit Phil's always ranting 
about....what a bunch of AOR conformist bullshit. Anyway...cool promo.
Tracks This Love 5:46

NEW Additions (from my personal Collection or found on Ebay)

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Label  EastWest (Elektra)  - PRCD 7374-2 1998
Time ?  
Comments Just purchased from Ebay.     
Tracks Hole In The Sky
Cemetery Gates
This Love
I'm Broken
Drag The Waters
Cowboys From Hell (live)
4:17
7:04
6:34
4:25
4:55
4:36

 

Cat Scratch Fever - Coming soon!

 

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Label  VDPR Music/Cota Music (BMI) - PRCD 9897-2 - 1997  
Time 5:09  
Comments Purchased from E-bay.  For promotion only.  Contains a short "audio bio" after
the song.
 
Tracks LP Version Edit
Audio Bio
4:21
0:46

 

Revolution is My Name
Label  Warner Brothers - PRCD 7421-2  
Time 9:30  
Comments Purchased off of Ebay. .  
Tracks Radio Edit
LP Version
4:10
5:18

 

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Label  Elektra Entertainment Group - PRCD 7422-2  
Time 12:28  
Comments 3 songs - LP Versions - from Reinventing the Steel.  
Tracks Revolution Is My Name
Death Rattle
We'll Grind That Axe For A Long Time
5:19
3:20
3:47

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