Down and ex-Pantera bassist Rex Brown will be debuting his new band, Arms of the Sun, in Dallas, Texas on April 17. The performance comes as part of the “Basement Reunion” show, which celebrates the hard-rock club, The Basement, which shut its doors for good in 1995. This will mark Rex’s first performance in Dallas in 10 years.
Arms of the Sun also features Lance Harvill, Ben Bunker of GRYN, and John Luke Hebert from King Diamond. The Facebook page for the event boasts that Rex will have a special guest joining him on stage, and most people suspect the mystery musician to be ex-Pantera drummer extraordinaire Vinnie Paul.
The band has completed work on 13 tracks, which were produced by Terry Date and recorded late last year at Willie Nelson’s Pedernales Recording Studio in Austin, Texas.
Rex took a break from playing with Down after fighting a case of pancreatitis for which he underwent surgery towards the end of 2009. Down is said to be working on a new album that is expected out in January or February 2011.