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

Therapy? – Rough Trade, Nottingham

Tonight proves without doubt that Therapy? are back and still a formidable force as a live act. All the songs on Hard Cold Fire sound simply immense, and the thought of hearing them again live when they tour later in the year is definitely an exciting prospect.

Dani Filth from Cradle of Filth

Gavin Brown caught up with Cradle of Filth frontman Dani Filth to get the lowdown on new releases and to talk all things live and the upcoming release with Ed Sheeran.

Harry Bailey from Death Goals

Gavin Brown caught up with Death Goals vocalist/guitarist Harry Bailey to talk all about their new album A Garden Of Dead Flowers and how the band will never, ever stop fighting against homophobia and bigotry.

Urlo from The Mon/Ufomammut

Gavin Brown caught up with Urlo from The Mon/Ufomammut to hear all about the new The Mon release ‘EYE’, working with the various guests that feature on the album and what Ufomammut are up to next.

Him from Sermon

Gavin Brown caught up with Sermon frontman Him to hear all about the new album Of Golden Verse and how the music of Sermon has developed with this second album.

Zuma from Kruelty

Gavin Brown caught up with Japanese heavyweights Kruelty guitarist Zuma to discuss their new album Untopia, how their tour is going and get an insight into their crushing music

Gray Caldwell from Endless Swarm

Gavin Brown had the pleasure of talking to Endless Swarm vocalist Gray Caldwell about their new album Manifested Forms, their recent live shows, upcoming touring plans and taking powerviolence into shopping centres. 

Dirk Serries from Loud As Giants

Gavin Brown caught up with Dirk Serries who told us all about his new project Loud As Giants as well as discussing his other vast range of musical projects.

Damien Sayell from The St Pierre Snake Invasion

TSPSI’s frontman Damien Sayell tells Gavin Brown that their long-awaited new album GALORE is as much about looking forwards as inwards…

Ultramagnetic MCs X Thetan

Gavin Brown talked to Thetan’s Dan Emery and Chad L’Eplattenier as well as Kool Keith and Ced Gee from Ultramagnetic MCs about their Record Store Day release and a whole host of hip hop, music and record store related topics.

Julia Bentley from Night Goat

Gavin Brown caught up Night Goat vocalist Julia Bentley who told us all about their new album Totem as well as discussing all aspects of Night Goat’s music and what fuels its darkness.

Daniel Droste from AHAB

Gavin Brown caught up with AHAB’s Daniel Droste to talk about the band’s latest album The Coral Tombs and all things AHAB related.

Acid King – Beyond Vision

A smokey and psychedelic tinged blast of riff filled greatness that sees Acid King do what they do best and long may that continue.

Karl Willetts from Memoriam

Gavin Brown caught up with Memoriam vocalist Karl Willetts to discuss their new album ‘Rise To Power’, working with artist Dan Seagrave and his time in Bolt Thrower.

Tina Fey & Louise (+ Exclusive Split Premiere)

Gavin Brown caught up with Tina Fey vocalist/guitarist Logan Nichols and Louise vocalist Kevin Vance to hear all about their split release, both bands mutual respect for each other and other topics relating to both bands.

Endless Swarm – Manifested Forms

Without a doubt you’ll struggle to find an album this year as ferociously energetic as this one.

Bob Bagchus from Siege of Power

Gavin Brown caught up with Siege of Power drummer Bob Bagchus who talked us through their new album ‘This Is Tomorrow’ and a host of other musical endeavours.

Mike Watt

Gavin Brown caught up with Mike Watt who told us all about his project Spirit Of Hamlet as well as the vast range of music he is currently working on, influences on his bass playing and his time in the legendary Stooges and Minutemen.

Live Review: Napalm Death • Dropdead • Siberian Meat Grinder • Escuela Grind – Manchester Academy

After a stint that took in shows all around the continent, Napalm Death retuned to the UK on the last leg of their European Campaign For Musical Destruction tour with an absolutely stellar supporting line-up in Dropdead, Siberian Meat Grinder and Escue …

Ryan Bland from ACHE

Gavin Brown caught up with ACHE vocalist Ryan Bland, and he told us all about the new record and its creation as well as discussing the band’s recent live shows, memorable gigs, how he got into hardcore and much more.

Anna Brenner from League Of Distortion

Gavin Brown caught up with League Of Distortion vocalist Anna Brunner to hear all about the new album as well as discussing League Of Distortion’s stunning music videos, touring plans and the challenge of playing in multiple bands.

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