Down and former bassist Rex Brown reunited onstage Tuesday night (Sept. 18) for the first time since the musician exited the band last year. The veteran rocker and longtime cohort of Down singer Phil Anselmo dating back to the Pantera years, came out to perform during the encore songs of 'Stone the Crow' and 'Bury Me in Smoke' during the group's set in Dallas. (Watch footage below.)

Brown first took leave from the band in 2009 while suffering from pancreatitis. Anselmo stated in an interview, "I gave it my all and I love Rex Brown with all of my f---ing heart and soul, but goddamnit he will not put down that f---ing bottle for any of us."

During his absence, the band had Patrick Bruders fill in for Brown and the bassist remained after Brown revealed his exit from the group last year. Brown later found a new musical home in a band called Kill Devil Hill.

Down just released the first of four scheduled EPs yesterday. Dubbed 'Down IV Part 1 - The Purple EP,' the set has already spawned the single 'Witchtripper.'

 

Watch Rex Brown Play With Down