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

Viviankrist – Cross Modulation: Bootleg Remixes

As a companion piece, this is on a par with its original state but also stands alone as its own separate entity with a complete set of crushing aural soundscapes.

Steve Von Till – No Wilderness Deep Enough

No Wilderness Deep Enough is an undeniably epic album that sees Steve Von Till’s reputation as a solo artist in his own right grow larger once again.

Steve Von Till

Gavin Brown had the pleasure of catching up with Steve Von Till again to hear all about his new record ‘No Wilderness Deep Enough’ and the creative process that went into it, as well as discussing his book of poetry and lyrics that accompany the release of the album.

Gavin Van Vlack from Burn

Gavin Brown caught up with NYHC musician Gavin Van Vlack for a chat about what music he is working on at the moment, keeping busy during lockdown, what Burn are up to in the future, and much more.

Tristan Shone from Author & Punisher

Gavin Brown had the pleasure of talking to Tristan Shone from Author & Punisher about the new material and what he has been working on as well as his experience of touring with Tool before the pandemic hit, his influences as a musician and standing uk against fascism and police brutality.

Sara G. from Entry

Gavin Brown had a chat with Entry vocalist Sara Gregory to discuss the new album, past live shows, influences as a vocalist and loads more on punk and hardcore.

Zachary Ilya Ezrin from Imperial Triumphant

Gavin Brown had the pleasure of talking to Imperial Triumphant vocalist and guitarist Zachary Ilya Ezrin to hear all about their new album Alphaville, and much more.

Des Kensel (Ex-High On Fire)

Gavin Brown had the chance to talk to Des Kensel about his career with High On Fire and the highlights of his time with the band as well as his pre High On Fire musical history and what the future holds for him.

Black String from Vampire

Gavin Brown caught up with Vampire guitarist Black String to hear all about their new album Rex and how the album was created as well as discussing the history of Vampire, lockdown gigs and favourite vampire movies.

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.

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