Gavin Brown


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

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 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.

Johannes Persson – Cult of Luna

“It didn’t feel like a long hiatus. I mean, we did the album with Julie Christmas and that kept us busy for a couple of years. We have never been a band, for many years that practised all the time, it’s kind of a semi-intense thing . . . Writing this album, I felt like it – and I don’t write all the songs – was getting the machine restarted, I think it went as fast as it could.”

Aaron Stainthorpe from My Dying Bride

Gavin Brown caught up with My Dying Bride vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe to hear all about their new album ‘The Ghost Of Orion’, the band’s new members and playing football with Iron Maiden.

Katz Alvis from The Wraith

Gavin Brown had a chat with The Wraith’s guitarist Katz Alvis to hear all about Gloom Ballet and its deathrock sound as well how how the band came to be, having punk icon Rikk Agnew as a fan and more.

Faith Colloccia from Mamiffer

Gavin Brown caught up with Faith Colloccia from Mamiffer to hear all about the new album ‘The Brilliant Tabernacle’ and the new life that inspired the album and its creation as well as the video for the albums opening track ‘All That Is Beautiful’, the uplifting power of music, recent live shows, book recommendations and the highlights from Mamiffer’s career.

Toxic Holocaust – Primal Future: 2019

A brilliant slice of raw heavy metal with a healthy side order of nostalgia which makes the experience that bit more magic.

Sam Shalabi of Land Of Kush

Sand Enigma, the new album from Land Of Kush is an expansive journey of sound. The album features an expansive cast of musicians, each of whom adds a depth of texture to the Land Of Kush sound. We had a chat with Land Of Kush founder Sam Shalabi to hea …

James T. McKay (Acid Cannibals / The Cosmic Dead)

Gavin Brown caught up with James T. McKay from Acid Cannibals and The Cosmic Dead for a chat about both of those bands, their history, recorded output, what it’s like to pull duties in both bands on the same night and what is in store next for them, as well as what music has influenced and shaped him, and much more.

Apokalyptic Raids – The Pentagram

Turn up loud and blast The Pentagram in true Hellhammer worshipping fashion. Tom G. Warrior would be proud!

Norman Westberg

Gavin Brown had a chat with Norman Westberg to hear all about the album and his transition from band member to solo artist and upcoming tour with Swans’ Michael Gira as well as career with Swans, Heroine Sheiks and his many other musical projects.


Gavin Brown caught up with Ufomammut to discuss their new release ‘XX’ as well as talking about the band’s musical history, new music, recent tour, their label Neurot and the Italian heavy music scene.

Trevor de Brauw from Pelican

Gavin Brown had a chat with Pelican guitarist Trevor de Brauw to talk all about their new album ‘Nighttime Stories’ and its inspiration, recording and artwork as well as discussing topics such as the effect fatherhood has had in the bands music, their latest tour, memories of their first ever gig and having their own collaboration beer and a burger named after them.

The Utopia Strong

The Utopia Strong consists of Steve Davis, Kavus Torabi and Michael J York. Gavin Brown caught up with the band to find out more about them and their upcoming self-titled release.

Subhumans – Crisis Point

Subhumans have never really been away and the album flies by in such a way that it feels like no time at all has passed.

Steve Von Till from Neurosis

Gavin Brown caught up with Steve Von Till to talk about the re-release of the Neurosis & Jarboe album, Jarboe and Swans’ influence on Neurosis as well as the band’s last European tour, appearance at Supersonic Festival and his forthcoming new solo album.

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