Patrick Bruders

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Patrick Bruders
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Background information
Genres Sludge metal, doom metal, blackened death metal, Black Metal, Heavy Metal
Occupation(s) Bassist
Instruments Bass guitar
Associated acts Crowbar, Down, Goatwhore, Outlaw Order

Patrick Bruders is an American musician, best known as the current bassist for heavy metal supergroup Down, the former bassist of the blackened death metal band Goatwhore from 1997 to 2004, and the former bassist for the seminal sludge metal band, Crowbar from 2005 until 2013.[1] In 2008, he joined Eyehategod side project, Outlaw Order and began live bass duties for the band, but has since parted ways with the group. He began touring as live bassist with New Orleans heavy metal supergroup Down in early 2011, Replacing former bassist Rex Brown and has since been confirmed as a permanent member, performing bass duties live and in the studio.



Date of Release Title
2000 The Eclipse of Ages into Black
2003 Funeral Dirge for the Rotting Sun


Date of Release Title
2011 Sever the Wicked Hand


Date of Release Title
2012 Down IV Part I - The Purple EP
2014 " Down IV Part II -

Playing style and equipment[edit]

Patrick Bruders is primarily a finger style bassist.


·LTD Surveyor 4 bass Red 2003 model

·LTD Phoenix bass Brown

·LTD Phoenix bass Black

·LTD Viper bass Black

·LTD F-154DX bass Brown

·4003 Rickenbacker bass Fireglo

·4003 Rickenbacker bass Midnight


Bruders playing with Down in 2015.

·Ampeg SVT 8x10E

·Ampeg SVT IV

·Orange OBC 8x10

·Orange AD200 bass MK3 amp head


·Tech 21 BSDR DI Sansamp

·Boss chromatic tuner pedal TU-3

Personal Life & Influences[edit]

Patrick Bruders has noted that his father's records are how he started gaining interest in bass, noting Steve Harris, Geezer Butler, Jack Bruce, Waylon Jennings, John Paul Jones, Geddy Lee, and Felix Pappalardi all as major influences on his playing style. Incorporating all with his own for a unique style of play. He has been married to Stephanie Le Compte since 1998.


  1. ^ "Crowbar To Support Hatebreed In U.K.". Blabbermouth. 3 January 2005. Retrieved 11 March 2010.