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

Planet B

Planet B combine elements of hip-hop, hardcore, punk, turntablism and a series of more abstract influences to create the dazzling melding of sonic assaults that form their just released self-titled debut album. The duo that consists of like-minded crea …

Gentry Densley from Eagle Twin

Gavin Brown caught up with Eagle Twin vocalist and guitarist Gentry Densley to hear all about the latest record and its creation and themes, influences as musician, the bands live plans, touring with Sunn O))), the influence of jazz on the music of Eagle Twin and his favourite gigs.

Josh Graham from A Storm Of Light

Gavin Brown caught up with A Storm Of Light main man Josh Graham to talk about the new album ‘Anthroscene’, the inspiration for his work as a visual artist, touring with Sleep, working with hip hop megastar Jay-Z on tour visuals and much more.

Raw Peace – Total Death (Review + Exclusive Album Premiere)

One listen to this album and fans of the D-Beat sound will have found their favourite new band and a new favourite album.

Mono • A Storm Of Light • Jo Quail – The Fleece, Bristol

When Japanese instrumental giants Mono announced their latest European sojourn, one that took in several dates in the UK, fans rejoiced at the prospect of seeing the band live again on these shores for the first time since 2016. With a new album arriving early next year, the anticipation of the band debuting new material was another reason to not miss out. . .

Endless Swarm – Imprisoned In Skin

Their latest album Imprisoned In Skin sees the band reach new levels of intensity as well as speed and heaviness.

Leeched – You Took The Sun When You Left

This is heavy music done right, done with passion and done with the plan to make as much noise as possible, a plan they triumph with easily.

Andy Gibbs and Bryan Funck from Thou

Gavin Brown caught up with guitarist Andy Gibbs and vocalist Bryan Funck from Thou for an extensive chat about their new album ‘Magus’, its creation and themes that was both insightful and fascinating and a whole lot more.

Axis Of Despair – Contempt For Man

It has to be said that it is certain that you won’t find another album with as much power intensity for the rest of the year and if you have a passion for grindcore, then your album of the year is right here.

Mariano from DEAFKIDS

Gavin Brown caught up with drummer Mariano from DEAFKIDS to hear all about how the tour went and their live experiences as well as their latest release, being signed to Neurot Recordings and their experiences with Neurosis and the influence of d-beat as well as music from their homeland in Brazil.

Anders Jakobson from Axis of Despair

Gavin Brown had a chat with drummer Anders Jakobson from grindcore band Axis of Despair to hear all about the band and their new album ‘Contempt For Man’.

Danny Marshall from Baptists

Gavin Brown had a chat with guitarist Danny Marshall from Canadian hardcore punk band Baptists about the band’s latest album ‘Beacon Of Faith’ and more.

Spider Kitten – Concise & Sinister

Concise & Sinister is yet another reason why Spider Kitten are rightfully revered and has to be the band’s most accomplished and well executed material yet with the variety and delivery of the bands music here demonstrating how great a band they are.

Marc Emmerik from Vitamin X

Gavin Brown had a chat with guitarist and songwriter Marc Emmerik from hardcore band Vitamin X to hear all about their latest album ‘Age Of Paranoia’, how J Mascis came to play on the album, their legendary live shows and the band’s staying power and legacy in the hardcore scene.

Dylan Carlson

Gavin Brown had a good, long chat with Dylan Carlson, where they discussed his new solo album, Earth and other musical highlights.

Septic Tank – Rotting Civilisation

The whole of ‘Rotting Civilisation’ is literally a blast from start to finish and well worth the long wait for the first Septic Tank album.

Acid Cannibals – Why Not Every Night

Acid Cannibals are here to put the disorderly fun back into punk and noise rock and they succeeded in style with ‘Why Not Every Night’.

Venom Inc • Suffocation • Nervosa • Aeternam – Fiddlers, Bristol

This tour, which was declared The Bloodstained Earth tour, featured three generations of metal bands hitting the road and doing what they do best.

The Atlas Moth – Coma Noir

This is music that draws you in and won’t let you go, consuming you with its furious passion and the raw, almost black metal howl of the vocals intertwine perfectly with the frequent and vibrant changes of the music that is played.

Mammoth Grinder – Cosmic Crypt

This is an album that covers a vast spectrum of heavy music and salutes it with pride.

Iron Walrus – A Beast Within

With this album, Iron Walrus have raised the bar with their sludge and doom hybrid as they demonstrate exactly what they are capable of as a musical force and long may they continue doing this.

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