Rex Brown Joins Hartke Artist Roster


Hartke is pleased to announce the addition of famed bassist Rex Brown to their already impressive roster of artists. Rex is best known as one half of the driving rhythm section of legendary metal band Pantera and is currently further developing his signature sound with his new band Kill Devil Hill. Kill Devil Hill will be releasing their next album this Fall on Century Media Records. Rex joins a stable of Hartke players including Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Victor Wooten (Solo Artist / S.M.V. / Béla Fleck & the Flecktones), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs / Mr. Big), Jack Bruce (Cream), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Frank Bello (Anthrax) and Will Lee (Late Show with David Letterman) to name a few.

"I've been playing bass for a long time and I recently had the great fortune of pluggin’ in to a Hartke rig. My new rig gives me the flexibility to control my tone and blast my sound in any size venue. This Hartke rig slams like a concrete sledge,” exclaims Brown. “I’m looking forward to being part of the Hartke family for ANOTHER very long time.”

On September 19th, Rex Brown will make his debut Hartke appearance at the Sam Ash in New York City located on West 34th Street. The event will take place at 7:00PM and will feature Rex discussing some of his favorite bass techniques, as well as demonstrations of some of his famous riffs from throughout his career. The event is free and open to the public on a first come basis.

This past March, Rex released his memoir entitled Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story Of Pantera. He also made an appearance on VH1 Classic’s flagship program That Metal Show in support of the book. He will be hitting the road with Kill Devil Hill this Fall in support of their new release.

Rex was recently announced as part of the festivities at Bass Player LIVE! 2013. He will participate in the Bass Player LIVE! Concert and Awards Show, presented by Hartke, which will be a historic tribute to Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler. The show will take place at the Fonda Theater on November 9th and tickets are currently on sale now at And on Sunday, November 10th, Rex will be a part of a bass panel, again hosted by Hartke, alongside Billy Sheehan, David Ellefson and Frank Bello.

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