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This Boat’s Big on Bass: ShipRocked Prepares for 6th Annual Voyage
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This Boat’s Big on Bass: ShipRocked Prepares for 6th Annual Voyage

A boatload of rock and metal bass awaits anyone taking the 6th annual ShipRocked cruise in February. The cruise features a host of bass heavyweights performing as part of the Metal Allegiance supergroup: Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill/ex-Pantera), Frank Bello (Anthrax), David Ellefson (Megadeth), and Troy Sanders (Mastodon). Bands performing during the Feb. 2-6 cruise between Port Miami and Great...

Rex Brown and Kill Devil Hill Release “Revolution Rise”
New Albums

Rex Brown and Kill Devil Hill Release “Revolution Rise”

Kill Devil Hill has released their sophomore album, Revolution Rise. Following up on their self-titled debut, the effort dishes up a variety of groove metal with southern and grunge tinges. The record shows the band’s chemistry from touring, says bassist Rex Brown. “It’s collective, but there’s more diversity on this one than the last one within the same confines of...

101 Proof: An Interview with Rex Brown
Interviews

101 Proof: An Interview with Rex Brown

Ten years after the band’s split, bassist Rex Brown has completely opened up about his time in the iconic metal outfit Pantera. His new autobiography, Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story of Pantera, delves into his own youth, the band’s formation, rise and fall, the death of guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, and his struggles and successes since. Describing the...

Kill Devil Hill Plots North American Tour
Concerts & Tours

Kill Devil Hill Plots North American Tour

Kill Devil Hill has unveiled a boatload of new North American tour dates set to kick off August 1st at the Cheyenne Saloon in Las Vegas, Nevada. The band is trekking to support their self-titled debut, which came out in May and landed at #9 on the Billboard Top New Artist Albums Chart. The group has a solid foundation as...

Rex Brown and Kill Devil Hill Release Debut Album
New Albums

Rex Brown and Kill Devil Hill Release Debut Album

Kill Devil Hill’s long awaited self-titled debut is now available from SPV/Steamhammer. The band, comprised of ex-Pantera/Down bassist Rex Brown, drummer Vinny Appice, guitarist Mark Savon and vocalist Jason “Dewey” Bragg finalized its lineup in March of 2011 with the addition of Brown. “Vinny is a brilliant drummer, and of course, I was immediately interested when he asked me whether...

Kill Devil Hill and Adrenaline Mob Announce Co-Headlining Tour
Concerts & Tours

Kill Devil Hill and Adrenaline Mob Announce Co-Headlining Tour

Adrenaline Mob and Kill Devil Hill are tearming up for an eight-date co-headlining tour this May. Kicking off at Cleveland, Ohio’s House of Blues, the tour will make its way through Michigan, Illinois, Texas, Florida, and North Carolina. Combined, the two bands consist of former members of Black Sabbath, Pantera, Dream Theater, Symphony X and Disturbed. The performances will include...

Rex Brown Plans Pantera-Era Memoir
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Rex Brown Plans Pantera-Era Memoir

Rex Brown has a book deal, and is working on his memoir. The former Pantera bassist follows former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo, who is working on his own autobiography. Brown’s autobiography, Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story of Pantera, described as “starkly honest and revealing”, will offer a look into the bassist’s time with Pantera, from their rise to...

Kill Devil Hill, Featuring Rex Brown, Announce Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Kill Devil Hill, Featuring Rex Brown, Announce Tour Dates

Kill Devil Hill, featuring ex-Pantera and Down bassist Rex Brown, have announced a 22-date U.S. club tour starting October 2nd in Clifton, New Jersey. The band, who recently signed with SPV/Steamhammer, is rounded out by former Dio drummer Vinny Appice, guitarist Mark Savon and vocalist Jason “Dewey” Bragg. The trek will give Kill Devil Hill a break from the studio...

Rex Brown No Longer in Down
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Rex Brown No Longer in Down

Former Pantera bassist Rex Brown will no longer be a part of metal supergroup Down, according to drummer Jimmy Bower. In an interview with MetalChroniques.fr, Bower explained that the band parted ways with Brown for his own good with Crowbar’s Patrick Bruders stepping in to fill up the low end. “It’s a real delicate situation, because what he went through...

Spector Releases RXT Rex Brown Signature Bass
Bass Gear

Spector Releases RXT Rex Brown Signature Bass

Spector unveiled a few new basses for 2011, including the RXT, a new signature model designed in part by Down’s Rex Brown. The bass is part of their USA series, meaning it’s built in their Woodstock, New York workshop. Featuring neck-thru construction, the RXT brings together a solid AAAA maple body with a 3-piece maple graphite reinforced neck with a...

Rex Brown Leaves Arms of the Sun
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Rex Brown Leaves Arms of the Sun

Ex-Pantera bassist Rex Brown has issued a statement saying that he has parted ways with his latest project, Arms of the Sun. “To all the friends & fans, I have left the Arms of the Sun project,” the bassist shared. “I wish them well & Godspeed!!! Good luck brothers!!!” There is still no word of a replacement bassist for the...

Mosh Potatoes: The Heaviest Cookbook Ever
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Mosh Potatoes: The Heaviest Cookbook Ever

A new cookbook entitled Mosh Potatoes features 150 recipes from the kings of heavy metal, including Zakk Wylde, Guns & Roses, Lamb of God, Moth Eater, Shadows Fall, Anthrax, Testament, Overkill, Pantera and more. Penned by Steve “Buckshot” Seabury, the 272-page book also includes photos and anecdotes from the musicians. Our favorite bassist recipes include Lemmy’s Krakatoa Surprise, Rex Brown’s...