Rex Brown

Rex Brown (Ex-Pantera, Etc.) Finishing Up New Album


Former Pantera/Down bassist Rex Brown has spoken with Loudwire about his forthcoming sophomore solo album. Brown has been putting the finishing touches on that effort for a late 2019/early 2020 release and was upfront in saying “there’s not a ballad on this fucking record.” Instead he described the album as “a stoned-out groove record,” sharing the following of the sessions for it:

“We smoked lots of hash making this album, I’ll just put it that way. And I’m not gonna make the same record twice: It’s got its rockers, it’s got that heavy blues tinge. It’s got some upbeat anthems that I brought in at the last minute, some I even had tucked away for a long time.”

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THC isn’t the only thing that helped shape the record though, as the grief of his former Pantera bandmate Vinnie Paul Abbott dying last year also worked its way into the songs:

“This record is really introspective, but in the sense that it just came naturally. I think that anytime somebody close to you dies — even though Vinnie and I weren’t really close at the end — you have to go back and peel the onion, just go through the layers of what life really means. The first four or five tracks that we did were really just — man, I swear to God, you hear about this stuff happening and it’s never happened to me before — but where the pen just starts going to the paper, and it just starts writing itself.”

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