Discussing his once again sparked passion for music, former Pantera
bassist Rex Brown
touched on the subject of the band's final days, revealing that a collective rehab could have saved the four-piece from dissolving.
"Pantera was just one big whirlwind,"
Rex kicked off during a Full Metal Jackie
radio interview (via Loudwire
). "It was just, it's hard to put into words we worked all the time. At the time we really needed to stop and [enjoy what was going on], we all should have gone into rehab. When the band broke down, it wouldn't have broken up. It broke down communication-wise. Then the tragedy of Dime."
Brown continued, "Playing with Down, then I found these guys; it added a new spark into what I felt. I've changed completely as a person and matured. Just a different feeling, but I still have that power back in the old days. I feel like I'm 10 years younger."
Rex is currently busy with his new band Kill Devil Hill
. The four-piece unleashed their sophomore studio effort "Revolution Rise
" earlier this year and are now busy promoting it out on the US road. Speaking about starting from scratch with a brand new act, the bassist commented: "Just the fire is back. Not that it ever left, but in a certain way. Phil
] and I had been together 24 years when the Down thing just - I had to have surgery and all that kind of stuff.
"And these guys called and it just kind of landed in my lap and it just felt like okay. Even given what happened last year with that record, I think it was a really killer record, it was a great beginning. But when you have a record company that gives out after three weeks after the release, you're stuck out there with your you know what in the wind."
Kill Devil Hill premiered new track "Crown of Thorns
" back in late September, make sure to check it out below.