Stephen Brodsky

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Stephen Brodsky
Stephen Brodsky 2007.jpg
Brodsky in 2007
Background information
Also known asStove Bredsky[1]
Born (1979-04-09) April 9, 1979 (age 43)
Genres
Instrument(s)
  • Guitar
  • bass guitar
  • vocals
Labels
Websitestephenbrodsky.com

Stephen Brodsky is an American rock musician best known as a member of Cave In, Mutoid Man, New Idea Society and Old Man Gloom. He also has a solo career and is a former member of Converge, Kid Kilowatt, Parasite and Pet Genius.

History[edit]

Stephen Brodsky was born in Boston, Massachusetts and grew up in Methuen, Massachusetts. He has cited Slash as a major influence in his interest in the guitar.[2] He played in his first band in middle school, a two-piece called Parasite that featured drummer John-Robert Conners.[1] In early 1995, Brodsky formed the metallic hardcore band Cave In with Jay Frechette. By the time Cave In recorded their debut studio album Until Your Heart Stops, Brodsky was joined by Conners, Caleb Scofield and Adam McGrath.[3]

In the late 1990s, Brodsky worked on several other music endeavors outside of Cave In. In 1997, he joined Converge after the departure of bassist Jeff Feinburg. He performed on the band's 1998 album When Forever Comes Crashing and was later replaced by Nate Newton.[4] Brodsky, while still in high school and also a member of Cave In and Converge, was a member of the indie rock band Kid Kilowatt. The band also featured Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou, Cave In bassist Adam McGrath, Piebald guitarist Aaron Stuart and drummer Matt Redmond.[5] Brodsky began his solo career with the release of his debut album Expose Your Overdubs in 1999.[6]

In the early 2000s, Brodsky continued making solo work and releasing music with his main band Cave In. He also co-founded the band New Idea Society with guitarist Mike Law.

In 2006, after Cave In went on hiatus, Brodsky formed the alternative rock band Pet Genius with Cave In drummer John-Robert Conners and bassist Johnny Northrup of Clouds. The short-lived band released the Elvis Unreleased EP and a self-titled album through Hydra Head in 2007.[7] In 2008 Brodsky released a solo LP entitled "The Black Ribbon Award" under the pseudonym Stove Bredsky.[8][9]

Cave In ended its hiatus in 2009 and released the Planets of Old EP in 2009 and White Silence in 2011. After Cave In returned to a period of inactivity, Brodsky released a solo EP titled Hit or Mystery in 2013[10] and formed a new band titled Mutoid Man with Converge drummer Ben Koller. Mutoid Man released an EP titled Helium Head in 2013,[11] and released its first full-length album Bleeder on June 30, 2015.[12]

After the death of Caleb Scofield in 2018, Brodsky began filling in for him at Old Man Gloom's benefit shows and would become an official member of the band later that year.[13][14]

April 2019 saw him release the Droneflower project, a collaboration between himself and Marissa Nadler.[15] In September 2021 Brodsky joined the post-hardcore band Quicksand for their live tour in support of their album Distant Populations.[16] In November 2021 he was a part of the first Converge Bloodmoon release alongside Chelsea Wolfe. [17]

Brodsky is a regular contributor to the heavy-metal comedy series Two Minutes to Late Night.[18]

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Brodsky, Stephen (Cave In) Interview". Zegema Beach Records. 2013. Retrieved September 7, 2014.
  2. ^ Thomas, Olly. "Cave In's Stephen Brodsky: The 10 Songs That Changed My Life". Kerrang!.
  3. ^ Borges, Mario Mesquita. "Cave In – Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved September 7, 2014.
  4. ^ Proefrock, Stacia. "Converge – Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved September 7, 2014.
  5. ^ Brodsky, Stephen; Ballou, Kurt. "Kid Kilowatt Biography". Second Nature Recordings. Retrieved September 7, 2014.
  6. ^ a b c d e DaRonco, Mike. "Stephen Brodsky – Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved September 7, 2014.
  7. ^ a b c Deming, Mark. "Pet Genius – Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved September 7, 2014.
  8. ^ a b "The Black Ribbon Award by Stove Bredsky". Hydra Head Records. 2013. Retrieved August 5, 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Stove Bredsky – Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved August 5, 2017.
  10. ^ a b Kraus, Brian (April 16, 2013). "Stephen Brodsky (Cave In) streams new solo EP, 'Hit Or Mystery'". Alternative Press. Retrieved September 7, 2014.
  11. ^ a b Adams, Gregory (May 27, 2014). "Mutoid Man Sign to Sargent House for Reissue and New LP". Exclaim!. Retrieved September 7, 2014.
  12. ^ Caffrey, Dan. "Album Review: Mutoid Man - Bleeder". Consequence.
  13. ^ Sacher, Andrew (December 17, 2018). "Stephen Brodsky joins Old Man Gloom, who are working on a new album". BrooklynVegan. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  14. ^ Neilstein, Vince (December 17, 2018). "Stephen Brodksy (Cave In) Officially Joins Old Man Gloom". MetalSucks. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  15. ^ Blais-Billie, Billie. "Marissa Nadler and Stephen Brodsky Announce Collaborative New Album". Pitchfork.
  16. ^ Melnick, Casey. "Quicksand Confirm Addition of Cave In's Stephen Brodsky for Live lineup". mxdwn.
  17. ^ Carter, Emily. "Converge announce collaborative Bloodmoon: I album feat. Chelsea Wolfe, Stephen Brodsky". Kerrang!.
  18. ^ Krovatin, Chris. "Meet The Guys Behind Metal's Most Hilarious Talk Show". Kerrang!.
  19. ^ Blais-Billie, Braudie (March 12, 2019). "Marissa Nadler and Stephen Brodsky Announce Collaborative Album, Share New Song: Listen". Pitchfork. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  20. ^ a b c d "New Idea Society – Discography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved September 7, 2014.

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