Eric W. Brown

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Eric W. Brown
Born (1984-08-28) August 28, 1984 (age 29)
Origin Silver Spring, MD, U.S.
Genres Metal
Eurobeat
Dance
Chiptune
Occupations Musician, Producer
Instruments Drums, Vocals, and Electronic Devices
Years active 2004–present
Labels Various
Associated acts Rainbowdragoneyes
Magic Hammer
Swashbuckle
Vale of Pnath
Vimana
Roniit
Website Rage Not Rave

Eric W. Brown (born August 28, 1984 in Silver Spring, MD) is an American musician, artist, songwriter, vocalist, drummer and producer. Currently residing in Denver, CO, he has lived and worked in Nashville, TN (2003–2010) and his hometown of Silver Spring, MD. He is currently active in a number of bands, some of his own creation.

Biography[edit]

Eric began playing drums in 1996 and studied privately for 7 years with noted DC-area teacher Walter Salb (whose many students include Allison Miller and Jean-Paul Gaster of Clutch).

Two years after graduating from Sherwood High School (class of 2002),[1] he moved to Nashville as a then-member of power punk/rock trio The Umbilical Chords, and was immediately inducted as a member of Destroy Destroy Destroy. He recorded on their Black Market Activities debut "Devour the Power," and participated in several US tours. During their downtime in 2006, he joined forces with virtuoso guitarist Malcolm Lee Pugh (A Loathing Requiem, Diskreet, Enfold Darkness) in the melodic death metal quartet-turned-quintet Inferi, debuting live at Wall Street in Murfreesboro, TN alongside headliners Destroy Destroy Destroy.

In 2007, Eric began to write and produce his own music and shortly thereafter released an EP[2] under the pseudonym "Rainbowdragoneyes," the name with which his chiptune compositions are associated.

Eric parted ways with Destroy Destroy Destroy in 2008.[3] He later joined up with Stuck Lucky originally as a fill-in,[4] but soon become integrated as a full-time member, recording on the album Possom Soul,[5] the EP Dry Drowning[6] and touring extensively.

2009 saw the downfall of the first iteration of Inferi,[7] the release of Magic Hammer's debut album "Most Extreme Ultimate Thunder",[8] a slot at the International Pop Overthrow festival in Chicago, IL[9] drumming for power-pop quartet Wild Bores, a west coast tour with Denver natives Vale of Pnath,[10] 2 shows with Protomen under codename "The Dragon",[11] and a stream of session work at The Bomb Shelter recording studio in Nashville as a drummer and also a background vocalist. Later on in the year he played with post-punk band Nite Nite, fulfilling their local and touring schedules.

In 2010, Eric was gaining exposure with interviews from blog Denpa no Sekai[12] and Revision3's ByteJacker,[13] an endorsement by The Brooklyn Salsa Company,[14] and features in weekly publication the Nashville Scene[15][16] including a write-up on the event he organized for Magic Hammer's CD release, which coincided with the Nashville tour stop for chiptune tour The 8bit Alliance. Several other events followed[17][18][19][20][21] throughout the year which featured both Magic Hammer and Rainbowdragoneyes as headliners.

At The End on June 9, 2010, Eric performed as Rainbowdragoneyes, Magic Hammer, and drummer of Destroy Destroy Destroy, rounding off a night of three consecutive performances.[22]

At the close of 2010, Eric relocated to Denver and after a few months into 2011 began playing drums for Vimana (formerly Collapse[23]) with Zac Joe (formerly of Cephalic Carnage) in addition to being recruited as the full-time drummer for Vale of Pnath,[24] Swashbuckle and Roniit.[25]

In 2011, he received a profile page on Sick Drummer Magazine, acknowledging him as one of the world's premier extreme metal drummers.

Bands[edit]

Band Name Years Active Position
The Umbilical Chords 2002 – 2004 Bass, Backing Vocals
Destroy Destroy Destroy 2004 – 2008 Drums
Inferi 2006 – 2009 Drums
Rainbowdragoneyes 2007 – present Music, Vocals, Production
Stuck Lucky 2008 – 2010 Drums, Percussion
Vale of Pnath 2009 – present Drums
Wild Bores 2009 Drums, Backing Vocals
Protomen 2009 Drums
Nite Nite 2009 – 2010 Drums
Magic Hammer 2009 – present Music, Vocals, Production
Vimana 2011 – present Drums
Roniit 2011 – present Drums, Asst. Production
Swashbuckle 2011 – present Drums

Discography[edit]

Band Release Title Release Date Label Credits
Destroy Destroy Destroy "Devour The Power" September 5, 2006 Black Market Activities Drums
Inferi "Divinity In War" June 21, 2007 Self-released Drums
Rainbowdragoneyes "Super Eurobit vol. 1" October 18, 2008 CalmDownKidder Music, Production
Inferi "The End of an Era" 2009 Tribunal Records Drums
Stuck Lucky "Possom Soul" May 15, 2009 Community Records Drums, Percussion
Rainbowdragoneyes "Super Eurobit and The Seventh Enochian Key" December 10, 2009 Rage Not Rave Music, Production
Magic Hammer "Most Extreme Ultimate Thunder" December 10, 2009 Rage Not Rave Executive Producer, Vocals, Music, Production
Stuck Lucky "Dry Drowning EP" January 1, 2010 Community Records Drums, Percussion
Rainbowdragoneyes "Super Eurobit and The Seventh Enochian Key: Live at Blip Festival 2009" February 17, 2010 Free Music Archive Music, Production, Vocals
Rainbowdragoneyes "The Primordial Booze" March 3, 2011 8bitpeoples Music, Vocals, Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sherwood High School class of 2002". Sherwoodhighschool.org. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Super Eurobit Vol. 1 on CalmDownKidder". Calmdownkidder.com. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ 11:35 pm (November 9, 2011). "Eric W. Brown parts ways with Destroy Destroy Destroy". Metalunderground.com. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Stuck Lucky blog". Myspace.com. December 8, 2011. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  5. ^ Stuck Lucky- "Possom Soul"[dead link]
  6. ^ "Stuck Lucky- "Dry Drowning"". Communityrecords.org. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Inferi announces hiatus". Myspace.com. December 8, 2011. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Most Extreme Ultimate Thunder". Magichammermusic.tumblr.com. June 22, 2009. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  9. ^ Ken West ken@powepop.org. "International Pop Overthrow Chicago 2009 Lineup". Internationalpopoverthrow.com. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Vale Of Pnath announce tour". Loudside.com. June 5, 2009. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Past Members". The Protomen. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Eric W. Brown Interview with Denpa No Sekai". Denpanosekai.com. May 24, 2010. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Interview with Bytejacker". Bytejacker.com. October 29, 2010. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Magic Hammer at The Brooklyn Salsa Company". Bksalsa.com. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  15. ^ Sullivan, Matt. "Chiptune collective The 8-Bit Alliance joins forces with Makeup and Vanity Set and the befuddling Magic Hammer". Nashville Scene. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Eight Bit and Explosion Showcase". Nashville Scene. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Foobarmageddorgasm". Magichammermusic.tumblr.com. June 22, 2009. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  18. ^ Spin, The (January 19, 2012). "Magic Hammer w/ The Protomen and MAVS". Nashvillescene.com. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Eight Bit and Explosion Showcase". Nashvillescene.com. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Maddening Madness Chip Music Monday". Chipmusic.org. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  21. ^ Ames, Kari (January 19, 2012). "Magic Hammer Farewell Show at The Building". Nashvillescene.com. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Collapsed Desires Tour". Nullsleep. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  23. ^ "Collapse on Facebook". Facebook.com. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  24. ^ "Vale Of Pnath Lineup". Facebook.com. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  25. ^ "Roniit on Tumblr". Roniit.tumblr.com. Retrieved January 26, 2012.