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Down reveal another ‘NOLA’ 25th-Anniversary show

Posted by on November 15, 2019

Down previously announced their return next year with 2020’s Graspop Metal Meeting festival, and have now confirmed another show. To celebrate the 25th anniversary release of NOLA the band will be playing Copenhell festival, which will be held June 17-20, 2020 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Perhaps former guitarist Kirk Windstein will reunite with Phil and the gang on one of […]

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Down announce first live show in four years

Posted by on November 13, 2019

We said this before and we’ll say it again, 2020 looks like the year for reunions. Whether it was The Misfits or Static-X that started it all, there are a handful of bands booking reunion shows. It looks like Down will return next year as it appears they are set for 2020 Graspop Metal Meeting […]

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Rex Brown (Pantera/Down) added to Let There Be Rock School’s Camp Rock Star event

Posted by on November 30, 2018

Let There Be Rock School has added another rock star to their Camp Rock Star event taking place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from February 21 through February 24, 2019. Bassist Rex Brown of Pantera and Down will be working with aspiring rock stars along side Virus Karkos from Rock of Ages on Broadway and Big and […]

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Interview: Phillip Anselmo talks busy 2018, relationship with the press

Posted by on January 9, 2018

  Even if Philip H. Anselmo’s legacy began and ended with Pantera, he would have been one of the most noteworthy metal vocalists of the last quarter century. However, that was the tip of the musical iceberg for him. With subsequent bands Down and Superjoint Ritual, he proved himself  to be a workhorse, and since […]

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Video/interview: Rex Brown gives rundown of discography

Posted by on July 5, 2017

While perhaps getting the least spotlight of the four memebers in Pantera, bassist Rex Brown was a driving force behind the multi-platinum band from it’s just after it’s formation in 1981 to their breakup in 2003. His time in Pantera also led to playing bass for sludge-metal supergroup Down for their sophomore album, and more […]

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Here’s a new song from Pantera bassist Rex Brown

Posted by on April 21, 2017

As one quarter of Pantera, Rex Brown found himself in one of the  biggest bands of the last quarter century. He continued his streak in Down, along with Phil Anselmo, until 2011. Since then, he’s played with Kill Devil Hill, another Southern metal-leaning band that’s released two albums. And while Kill Devil Hill is still […]

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Spotify playlist: Witherfall’s favorite supergroups

Posted by on February 2, 2017

Witherfall, whose debut album Nocturnes and Requiems is out on February 10th, has a classic heavy sound to it that suggests the band has been around for longer than 2013, which is when the project first officially formed. Former White Wizzard members Joseph Michael and Jake Dryer got together with drummer Adam Sagan (Circle II Circle, Into […]

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Phil Anselmo opens up about childhood abuse in Rolling Stone

Posted by on December 22, 2016

We’re all sick to death of the think-pieces and analysis of the Dimebash incident by now. Phil Anselmo apologized once, said he wouldn’t keep groveling at the feet of the music community beyond that, and the articles and peer interviews keep rolling in. It’s obvious that no one on either side of the popular opinion […]

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Blastfest cancelling Peste Noire is not the problem, Antifa is

Posted by on October 21, 2016

[ed note: This is the opinion of our contributor and our contributor only. Metal Insider does not condone facism, but is for the expression of free speech] Once again, metal is the target of political agendas interfering with artistic expression and freedom of speech under the flag of violent threats, oppression and false pretenses of […]

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Down far from done, Pepper Keenan says

Posted by on April 4, 2016

It’s  been a rough year for Phil Anselmo, for obvious reasons. His racist outburst at the Dimebash overshadowed the legacy of Pantera’s late guitarist, and also that of his bands and label. And while he’s been keeping a low profile as of late, and cancelled Down’s Summer touring schedule in the wake of his actions. […]

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