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

David Brenner from Gridfailure (+ Exclusive Video Premiere)

Gavin Brown caught up with Gridfailure main man David Brenner to delve deep into the world of Gridfailure to hear all about the new album ‘Sixth Mass-Extinction Skulduggery II’.

Andreas Nilsson from Naglfar

Gavin Brown caught up with Naglfar guitarist Andreas Nilsson to hear all about the new album ‘Cerecloth’, the video for Vortex Of Negativity, keeping busy during lockdown, memorable live gigs and essential black metal albums.

Billy Anderson

Gavin Brown had the privilege to talk with legendary producer/engineer Billy Anderson about his storied career in music, including tales of working on some iconic albums, his own bands and what he is working on at the moment in an insightful and fascinating chat with one of the finest music producers out there.

Cornelius Althammer from Ahab

Gavin Brown caught up with Ahab drummer Cornelius Althammer to hear all about their new live album ‘Live Prey’ as well as the status of the band’s follow up to their last album The Boats Of The Glen Carrig, memories from the bands early days and how the bands last live shows went.

ACxDC – Satan Is King

Fifteen songs in twenty three minutes worth of pure intensity and it sounds utterly glorious.

King Fowley from Deceased

Gavin Brown caught up with Deceased vocalist King Fowley to talk about the band’s new release ‘Rotten To The Core 2 (The Nightmare Continues)’, an album of covers that sees them take on songs from everyone from The Clash to Cryptic Slaughter.

Dionysiac from Okkultokrati

Gavin Brown spoke with Okkultokrati vocalist Dionysiac to talk all about ‘La Ilden Lyse’ and how it came together, black metal and its influence on the band and much more.

Brian Ortiz from Xibalba

Gavin Brown caught up with Xibalba guitarist Brian Ortiz to hear all about their latest album Años en Infierno and its creation as well as hearing all about the history of the band and their music.

Kool Keith X Thetan

Gavin Brown caught up with Thetan members drummer Chad L’Plattenier and bassist/vocalist Dan Emery to hear all about their collaboration with Kool Keith.

Harley Flanagan from Cro-Mags

Gavin Brown had the pleasure of catching up with the Cro-Mags vocalist/bassist Harley Flanagan to talk all about the band’s new album ‘In The Beginning’, touring with the original Misfits recently and with Motörhead back in the day, quarantined live shows in these crazy times, the book that told his life story and the reaction to it and takes from his legendary career in music.

Wolftooth – Valhalla

With Valhalla, Wolftooth have raised the stakes once again and in doing so have made an album that combines energetic riffs and grooves as well as a keen ear for melody with an infectious energy and lust for life all wrapped up in memorable and supremely executed songs.

Dan Nastasi from Kings Never Die

Gavin Brown caught up with Kings Never Die’s guitarist Dan Nastasi to hear all about how they got together, their debut EP Raise Your Glass and working with Agnostic Front legends Vinnie Stigma and Mike Gallo and some memories from his time with Mucky Pup, Dog Eat Dog and the hardcore scene in NJ and NY from the past and present.

Alex Taylor from Malevolence

Gavin Brown had a chat with Malevolence vocalist Alex Taylor to hear all about the new EP ‘The Other Side’, filming a video for one of the EP’s songs in Tokyo, creating an anthem for these times, how he is keeping busy during the lockdown, touring with Terror, crazy gigs and the heavy music scene in the band’s Sheffield hometown.

Stig Miller from Amebix

Gavin Brown had a chat with Amebix guitarist Stig Miller to delve into the band’s past, the recording of their classic albums and subsequent comeback and enduring legacy as well as hearing about what he is working on at the moment and how he is keeping busy during this uncertain period.

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.

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