Brian Cook (musician)

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Brian Cook
Background information
Born 1977/78
Origin Tacoma, Washington, United States
Genres Mathcore, post-hardcore, post-rock, post-metal
Instruments Bass guitar, guitar, microphone, finger cymbals
Years active 1993–present
Labels Hydra Head, Suicide Squeeze, Jade Tree, Sargent House
Associated acts Botch, Roy, Onalaska, Russian Circles, These Arms Are Snakes, Sumac

Brian Cook is an American bass guitarist currently in the band Russian Circles. He was also previously a full-time member of Botch, These Arms Are Snakes and Roy, and also a session musician for Mouth of the Architect[1] and Sumac.[2] Cook is also a freelance journalist and has published a book titled The Second Chair is Meant for You [3][4][5] and is openly gay.[6]


As official member[edit]



  • To Sing for Nights (2002)[7]


  • Tacomatose (EP) (2003)[8]
  • Big City Sin and Small Town Redemption (2004)[8]
  • Killed John Train (2006)[8]

These Arms Are Snakes[edit]

Russian Circles[edit]

As session member[edit]

Mouth of the Architect[edit]




  1. ^ a b Palmerston, Sean (August 2006). "Review: The Ties That Bind". Exclaim!. Retrieved April 3, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Adams, Gregory (September 4, 2014). "Former Isis Frontman Teams Up with Baptists and Russian Circles Members as Sumac". Exclaim!. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ Hilliard, Kevin (November 10, 2009). "Interview with Brian Cook". Buddyhead Records. Retrieved April 3, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Interview: These Arms Are Snakes". 
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  6. ^ "A Big, Gay Roundtable". 
  7. ^ "Onalaska – Discography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b c Mason, Stewart. "Roy – Biography". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 1, 2011. 
  9. ^ a b c d Mason, Stewart. "These Arms Are Snakes – Biography". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 1, 2011. 
  10. ^ a b c d Wilson, MacKenzie. "Russian Circles – Biography". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 1, 2011.