- Features Jeff Martin: Worlds Apart "I'm always up for a challenge, you know"
- Features Atreyu: Congregating the Damned "Something that you're watching on TV that day can be the catalyst when you're sitting there writing some songs"
- Album Reviews Vince Neil: Tattoos and Tequila A surprisingly impressive slab of raw ass-kickery
- Album Reviews Pearl Aday: Little Immaculate White Fox One smoking hot rock album
Brian is a writer and broadcaster from Katoomba, New South Wales and established Loud as a print zine in Sydney in 1996. His rock writing has appeared in publications such as Rolling Stone, On the Street, In Your Face, Rebel Razor, Loudmouth, Hysteria and more and he presented a weekly metal/hard rock radio show on community radio from 1995 until 2019. His reference tome 'The Encyclopaedia of Australian Heavy Metal' and novel 'Aftermath' were both published during 2015.