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

Big Lad – Power Tools

It’s a nonstop journey through the music of Big Lad, but one that takes in so many emotions. From start to finish this album is triumphant and a much needed experience.

Colin H. van Eeckhout from Amenra

Gavin Brown caught up with the Amenra’s vocalist Colin H. van Eeckhout to hear all about their latest album ‘De Doorn’, the band’s new line-up, the Belgian H8000 hardcore scene and his work as a solo artist.

Heath Rave from Lotus Thrones

Gavin Brown caught up with Heath Rave from Lotus Thrones to talk all about the new record ‘Lovers In Wartime’ and his return to making music as well as covering Bad Brains, his hardcore roots and what Lotus Thrones have planned for the future.

Dylan DiLella

Gavin Brown caught up with Dylan Dilella to hear all about his new solo album ‘Human Shield’, its creation, how the album came to be and what shaped the record as well as what Pyrrhon have planned for the future, the differences between the band and his solo work and who have been the biggest influences on his guitar playing.

Blanck Mass – Mind Killer

Mind Killer is a brilliant piece of work and shows just how Blanck Mass is letting his music evolve and the improvisational nature of this piece demonstrates this to an insane degree.

Big Paul Ferguson from Killing Joke

Gavin Brown caught up with Killing Joke drummer Big Paul Ferguson to talk about his new solo album ‘Virtual Control’, the making of the album and just how it fits in with the chaos the world finds itself in currently as discussing the upcoming Killing Joke tour and  the band’s new album.

Neon Christ – 1984

To immerse yourself into this release, is to check out just how good a band Neon Christ were and it may have taken a while but it is great to see the band get their flowers now.

Gentry Densley from Iceburn

Gavin Brown caught up with Iceburn guitarist / vocalist Gentry Densley to hear about the band’s return, how they have developed their sound and the creation of new album Asclepius as well as looking back on the history of Iceburn, from the band’s early days on hardcore labels Victory and Revelation all the way up to what they have planned for the future.

Daníel Máni Konráðsson from Ophidian I

Gavin Brown caught up with Ophidian I guitarist Daníel Máni Konráðsson to hear all about their new album Desolate as well as the return of the band and the evolution of their sound, the music scene in their native Iceland, memorable gigs and their favourite technical death metal albums.

Andrea Ferro from Lacuna Coil

Gavin Brown caught up with Lacuna Coil vocalist Andrea Ferro to hear all about their latest live album ‘Live From The Apocalypse’ and the show it was recorded and much more.

Eric Rachmany from Rebelution

Gavin Brown caught up with Rebelution vocalist / guitarist Eric Rachmany to talk about their latest album ‘In The Moment’ and what went into the making of the album as well as discussing legendary reggae label Easy Star and Rebelutions history with the label, dub versions of the bands songs, how he got into reggae and the anticipation of playing live again.

Martin Eriksson from Sickrecy

Gavin Brown caught up with drummer / bassist Martin Eriksson from grindcore band Sickrecy to talk about their new EP ‘First World Anxiety’ and how Sickrecy started plus the importance of grindcore, punk and hardcore on the band and himself.

Luke Olson from Blue Ox

Gavin Brown caught up Blue Ox vocalist / bassist Luke Olson to hear all about their new album ‘Holy Vore’, its creations as well as the band’s hiatus and return, the influences on the sound of Blue Ox and their hopeful return to the road.

Wanderer (+ Exclusive Album Premiere)

Gavin Brown caught up with d-beat/hardcore band Wanderer to hear all about their new album ‘Liberation From A Brutalist Existence’ and what went into its creation and much more.

Pharoahe Monch, Marcus Machado & Daru Jones from Th1rt3en

Gavin Brown had the privilege to talk to all three members of Th1rt3en about their new album ‘A Magnificent Day For An Exorcism’ and insights into how the album was created and the subjects it deals with, and much more.

Knox Colby from Enforced

Gavin Brown caught up with vocalist Knox Colby from crossover thashers Enforced to hear all about their new album ‘Kill Grid’, working with Dwid from Integrity, and much more.

Richard Johnson and Daniel Euphrat from Digital Negative (+ Exclusive EP Stream)

Digital Negative, a new project who consist of Richard Johnson (Agoraphobic Nosebleed / Drugs Of Faith) and Daniel Euphrat (Person918x / Timmy Sells His Soul) make music that is as uncompromising as it is intense. Gavin Brown finds out more.

Aidan Baker from Nadja

Gavin Brown caught up with Aidan Baker to hear all about Nadja’s new album ‘Luminous Rot’, the creation of the album and working with David Pajo of Slint on the record as well as hearing about Nadja’s performance of their track ‘Seemannsgarn’ at Roadburn Redux and much more.


Gavin Brown had a chat with Danish death metal band Baest to hear all about their new album ‘Necro Sapiens’ as well as metal in Denmark, favourite death metal albums, winning awards and much more.


Gavin Brown talked with HIRAKI about their new album ‘Stumbling Through The Walls’ and its creation process as well as how HIRAKI have evolved as a group musically, their influences, utilising visual impact and intense live shows.

Alex Webster from Cannibal Corpse

Gavin Brown caught up with Cannibal Corpse bass player Alex Webster to hear all about ‘Violence Unimagined’ and its creation and the unorthodox method this album took in its recording process as well as the band’s new lineup, and much, much more.

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