Gavin Brown

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Ever since I discovered my Dad’s Doors and Alice Cooper records, I have had an all encompassing passion for music. I attended my first gig (The Almighty) in 1994 and have been attending gigs all over the world ever since. I have always been into the heavier side of music but have definite eclectic tastes. hardcore, grindcore, death metal, punk, sludge metal, hip hop and doom are some of favourites but if it’s good I’ll give it a listen and am always on the lookout for new bands, artists and albums. Reviewing albums and gigs is a big passion for me too and am always on the lookout to do more and more.

Articles by Gavin Brown

Steve Austin from Today Is The Day

Gavin Brown caught up with Steve Austin from Today Is The Day to hear all about the madness of being on tour when the pandemic took full effect, but also about the tour’s plus points as well as an insight into the creation of No Good To Anyone.

Shane Embury from Napalm Death / Dark Sky Burial

Gavin Brown had a chat with Shane Embury about his ambient project Dark Sky Burial as well as the new Napalm Death album, how this pandemic will affect bands, memories with John Peel and Ronnie James Dio and the best curry in Birmingham!

Scott Peterson from Lowlife (Cryptic Slaughter)

Gavin Brown had a chat with Lowlife’s drummer Scott Peterson who talked us through the band’s name change, how life has been since Lowlife got together and all manner of tales from the Cryptic Slaughter days.

Jim Davies (Formerly of The Prodigy / Pitchshifter)

Gavin Brown caught up with Jim Davies to hear all about his new album Headwars and how it came together as well as tales from his time with both the Prodigy and Pitchshifter, his TV and film work and his career in general in an interesting and informative chat.

Chris Connelly

Gavin Brown was privileged to delve in deep with Chris Connelly from Ministry, Pigface, Revolting Cocks, Murder Inc and more to hear all about all his musical endeavours from past to present, his career as an author, how he is dealing with the current situation and how he fits it all in.

Blake Harrison from Pig Destroyer

Gavin Brown caught up with Pig Destroyer’s electronics maestro Blake Harrison to talk about all things Pig Destroyer, as well as discussing his other projects Tentacles Of God and Hatebeak.

IIVII – Grinding Teeth / Zero Sleep

It is not an easy listen at times, by any means, but it is one that will sweep you away and is extremely worth it.

Video Nasties – Dominion

Dominion is an album that is as nasty as it gets and does sound like it could soundtrack a gore filled slasher, but it also a lot of nasty fun and with this in mind, they definitely have made a record that would make Lucio Fulci and his peers proud.

JG Thirlwell & Simon Steensland

Gavin Brown caught up with JG Thirlwell and Simon Steensland to hear all about their new collaborative album Oscillospira, as well as chatting with them individually to hear all about their vast musical careers.

Leif Edling from Candlemass

Gavin Brown caught up with Candlemass bassist and founder member Leif Edling to talk about the band’s latest EP The Pendulum as well as their last full-length album, 2109’s The Door To Doom, having Tony Iommi bursting on a song, Black Sabbath and things doom!

Today Is The Day – No Good To Anyone

Today Is The Day have made an album that agitates and soothes in equal measure while still sounding like the world collapsing in on itself and for that they should be roundly praised.

Interview with Josh Griffin of Caligula’s Horse

Gavin Brown recently caught up with Josh Griffin, drummer for Caligula’s Horse, to talk about their new album ‘Rise Radiant’ as well as how the band got started, their influences and more.

Rikke Emilie List from Konvent

Gavin Brown recently caught up with Konvent vocalist Rikke Emilie List to talk all about their new album Puritan Masochism as well as how their recent debut European tour went, last year’s tour with Monolord, how the band started and the heavy music scene in their Copenhagen hometown.

Anthony Pateras from tētēma

Gavin Brown had a chat with Anthony Pateras from tētēma about the new album, covering Ennio Morricone on the album and working with Mike Patton as well as his extensive musical output and career highlights.

Sammy Sayed from Scarab

Gavin Brown had an extensive and very informative chat with the Scarab’s vocalist Sammy Sayed to get the lowdown on the new album and its creation and themes as well as hearing all about the bands history, influences and what is next for them.

Ted Parsons from Prong / Godflesh / Swans

Ted Parsons has had a storied career, playing drums for so many legendary bands from Swans and Prong to Godflesh and Jesu. Gavin Brown caught up with Ted to find out more.

Collectress

Collectress are a multi-instrumentalist chamber music collective based in and around London who have just released their new album Different Geographies. We had a chat with the band to hear all about the album, it’s creation and inspirations as well as …

Jim Coleman from Human Impact

Gavin Brown caught up with Jim Coleman from Human Impact to hear all about their self-titled album and its sound, how Human Impact came into fruition, his time with Cop Shoot Cop and life in the urban metropolis that is New York City.

Jaz Coleman – Magna Invocatio: A Gnostic Mass For Choir And Orchestra Inspired By The Sublime Music Of Killing Joke

At times harrowing and bleak but ultimately uplifting and that captures the feeling of Killing Joke wonderfully.

Jimmy Bower from Eyehategod / Down

Ahead of Eyehategod coming back to these shores to tour with Napalm Death and the long awaited return of Down, Gavin Brown had a chat with Jimmy Bower to catch up on things.

WaqWaq Kingdom – Essaka Hoisa

The musical talent of both band members and what they create is a joy to listen to and explore.

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