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

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.

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.

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