Dave Cochrane (musician)

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Dave Cochrane
Genres Industrial, noise rock
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsBass guitar
Years active1986present
Labels Blast First
Associated actsDragline Speedway, Fire Pariah, God, Greymachine, Head of David, Ice, Sweet Tooth, Transitional

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Biography

Dave Cochrane was the original bassist for the noise rock group Head of David, which he founded in 1986. After leaving the band in 1989, he formed Sweet Tooth with former Slab! drummer Scott Kiehl. Justin Broadrick joined them on guitar and the trio recorded one EP for Earache Records before disbanding. [2] He began collaborated with British musician Kevin Martin and recorded with God and Ice. [3]

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Earache Records is an independent record label, music publisher and management company founded by Digby Pearson, based in Nottingham, England with offices in London and New York. It helped to pioneer extreme metal by releasing early grindcore and death metal records between 1988 and 1994. The label roster has since diversified into more mainstream guitar music, working with bands such as Rival Sons, The Temperance Movement, Blackberry Smoke and The White Buffalo. The company also hosted the 'Earache Express' stage at Glastonbury Festival in 2017 and will be hosting 'The Earache Factory' at Boomtown Fair 2018.

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Discography

YearArtistAlbumLabel
1986 Head of David LP Blast First
1988 Head of David Dustbowl Blast First
1992 God Possession Virgin
1993 Ice Under the Skin Pathological
1994 God The Anatomy of Addiction Big Cat
1997 The Bug Tapping the Conversation WordSound
1998 Ice Bad Blood Morpheus
2008TransitionalNothing Real Nothing AbsentConspiracy
2009TransitionalStomach of the SunConspiracy
Greymachine Disconnected Hydra Head
2013Dragline SpeedwayBlack ThunderGibbon Envy
Fire PariahFire PariahGibbon Envy
TransitionalDark Matter CommunionAvalanche

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Notes

  1. "Godflesh Encyclopedia: Dave Cochrane". godflesh.com. 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  2. 1 2 "Sweet Tooth". Earache Records. 2014. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  3. Bogdanov, Vladimir (2003). All Music Guide to Hip-hop: The Definitive Guide to Rap & Hip-Hop. Backbeat Books . Retrieved 13 September 2014.