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

Ionophore (+ Exclusive Album Premiere)

Ionophore play dark, ambient music and this is personified on their brilliant new album Knells which they are just about to release. Gavin Brown has a chat with the band to find out more.

Clem Burke from The Empty Hearts / Blondie

Gavin Brown had a chat with Clem Burke, drummer of The Empty Hearts and Blondie, about the band’s legacy, his career as a musician, the New York scene he was part of that centred around CBGBs and his brief stint as drummer of the Ramones and much more.

Graham Scala and Ian Miller from Collapse Culture

Gavin Brown caught up with both members of Collapse Culture to talk about their new self-titled album and how they came together as well as inspirational electronic music, remixes and what both Graham and Ian’s other projects have got coming up in the future.

Coffins / Depression – Split

Coffins and Depression have a mutual respect for each other and this split demonstrates that perfectly and fans of the purest and rawest forms of death metal will find plenty to love here and will salute both bands and their songs of sublime brutality.

Exclusive Album Premiere: Trillionaire – Romulus

Trillionaire are a band who play sweeping progressive rock with both a dark and anthemic feeling to create massive and focussed songs. The band features current and former members of bands such as Inter Arma, Revocation, Ken Mode and A Fucking Elephant …

Lee Buford from The Body

Gavin Brown caught up with The Body drummer Lee Buford to hear all about their new album ‘I’ve Seen All I Need To See’, touring memories, sonically inspiring live shows and what The Body have coming up in the future which continues their impressive output of releases.

Away from Voivod

Gavin Brown caught up with Voivod drummer Away to talk about their latest live album as well as the band’s follow up to their last album The Wake, the influence of punk and hardcore on Away as a drummer and on Voivod, legendary tours, and his vast array of artwork which will once again be the subject of a forthcoming book.

Mike Gallagher from Mustard Gas And Roses

Gavin Brown caught up with Mike Gallagher from Mustard Gas And Roses to talk about their latest release ‘We Are One’, how Mustard Gas And Roses have developed as a band, what we can expect from their next album, memorable live gigs, his time with Isis and his respect for Kurt Vonnegut who inspired the band’s name.

Wino from The Obsessed / Saint Vitus

Gavin Brown had a chat with Wino about the new Obsessed album, his latest solo album Forever Gone, recent gigs, his vast musical career including a very memorable gig in Holland and seeing Black Sabbath live in concert early in their career and the effect it had in him and his earliest concert memories.

Mikael Stanne from Dark Tranquillity

Gavin Brown had a chat with Dark Tranquillity’s vocalist Mikael Stanne to talk about their latest album ‘Moment’ and how it was created as well as discussing their livestream gig for the album and their thirtieth anniversary as Dark Tranquility.

Pharaoh Overlord

Gavin Brown had a chat with Pharaoh Overlord to hear about their latest album and their shared musical history with Aaron Turner as well as musical highlights, touring with Sleep and what several of the band’s other group Circle are up to next.

Clayton Gore from Pulchra Morte

Gavin Brown caught up with Pulchra Morte drummer Clayton Gore to talk about the album and the making of it as well as the stunning artwork that adorns the cover and other subjects including the Serpents Choir, the history of Pulchra Morte and essential doom, black and death metal albums.

Bob Otis from Dropdead

Last year Gavin Brown caught up with Dropdead vocalist Bob Otis to talk about their latest album as well as the recently re-release collections of the band’s early work, musical influences, their firm anti-fascist stance and the state of the world at this time in an informative conversation.

John Bush from Armored Saint / Anthrax

Gavin Brown caught up with vocalist John Bush to hear all about the latest Armored Saint album ‘Punching The Sky’ and the potential of playing the new material live as well as memories of his time with both Armored Saint and Anthrax and how he is keeping busy during the pandemic.

Dana Helmuth from Yatra

Gavin Brown had a chat with Yatra vocalist/guitarist Dana Helmuth to discuss their latest album ‘All Is Lost’ as well as their prodigious recording output so far, memories of memorable gigs and all things doom.

Jesse Malin

Gavin Brown caught up with Jesse Malin to talk about his recent single, a tribute to his lost friend Todd Youth and its video and reaction as well as his forthcoming new solo album, his New York hometown both past and present, life during the pandemic, live-streamed gigs and his time in Heart Attack and D-Generation.

Refused – The Malignant Fire

The Malignant Fire comes from the same place as The The Shape Of Punk To Come spiritually and sonically.

Nancy Barile

Nancy Barile had just brought out her book I’m Not Holding Your Coat through Bazillion Points and it is a great insight into the 1980s punk and hardcore scenes in America by someone who loved it and most importantly, lived it. Packed full of anecdotes …

Paul Catten (Dead Sheeran)

Dead Sheeran have just released their first full length album A National Disgrace and just like their self titled first release, it’s an encapsulation of the strange times we are living in at the moment, capturing the frustration, anger and stupid …

Rami Jämsä of Convulse

Finnish death metallers Convulse have made a long awaited return with their new album Deathstar, their first since 2016s Cycle Of Revenge and its a fine collection of progressive and melodic death metal. We had a chat with Convulse guitarist and vocali …

Burton C. Bell from Ascension Of The Watchers / Fear Factory

Gavin Brown had a chat with vocalist Burton C. Bell to talk about the new Ascension Of The Watchers album, his time with Fear Factory, working with Ministry, being in a band with a Geezer Butler, touring with Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath and his enduring admiration for Nick Cave.

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