Brian Cook (musician)

Brian Cook
Background information
Born (1977-07-16) July 16, 1977 (age 43)
Origin Tacoma, Washington, U.S.
Genres Metalcore, mathcore, hardcore punk, post-hardcore, post-rock, post-metal, sludge metal
Instruments Bass guitar
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 (born July 16, 1977)[1] is an American bass guitarist currently in the bands Russian Circles and Sumac. 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.[2] Cook is also a freelance journalist and has published a book titled The Second Chair is Meant for You.[3][4][5] He is openly gay.[6]


As official member

  • To Sing for Nights (2002)[7]
  • Tacomatose (EP) (2003)[8]
  • Big City Sin and Small Town Redemption (2004)[8]
  • Killed John Train (2006)[8]

As session member

  • "Now is Here" / "Wave Goodbye" (2019)[12]


  1. ^ "United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch (May 23, 2014), Brian B Cook, Residence, Seattle, Washington, United States.
  2. ^ a b Palmerston, Sean (August 2006). "Review: The Ties That Bind". Exclaim!. Retrieved April 3, 2011.
  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.
  11. ^ Adams, Gregory (September 4, 2014). "Former Isis Frontman Teams Up with Baptists and Russian Circles Members as Sumac". Exclaim!. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
  12. ^ Sacher, Andrew (February 22, 2019). "New Idea Society (Cave In, Quicksand, Russian Circles) share first song in 8 years". BrooklynVegan. Retrieved February 26, 2019.

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