Brian "Mitts" Daniels
|Brian "Mitts" Daniels|
|Origin||New York City|
|Genres||Hardcore punk, crossover thrash, heavy metal|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, guitarist, songwriter, producer|
|Associated acts||Madball, Skarhead, Crown of Thornz, Hazen Street|
Brian "Mitts" Daniels, is an American musician, songwriter, and producer. He has been the guitarist of Madball since 2001.
Born in 1971, Daniels first discovered hardcore music during the mid to late '80s in New York. In addition to playing in bands, Daniels served as general assistant/assistant engineer at Skyline Studios in New York City from 1991-1994, before playing guitar in such hardcore-metal bands as Crown of Thornz and Skarhead.
Since 2001, Daniels has been the guitarist in Madball, playing on such releases as NYHC EP (2003), Legacy (2005), Infiltrate The System (2007), Empire (2010), Rebellion EP (2012), and Hardcore Lives (2014).
Additionally, Daniels has either recorded or performed with other bands, including Hazen Street and Rag Men, and is also a producer, having produced a pair of recordings for Strength Approach (Roma Hardcore State of Mind EP in 2013 and Over the Edge in 2016) and a recording for All for Nothing.
Since 2014, Daniels has been endorsed by BC Rich guitars.
- 1998: Skarhead Kings at Crime - Victory Records (guitar)
- 1999: Various Artists/Skarhead Built for Speed: A Motörhead Tribute - Victory Records (guitar)
- 2000: Skarhead Victory Records: New York City Takeover, Volume 2 - Victory Records (guitar)
- 2000: Skarhead Dirty Money Syndicate demo (guitar)
- 2003: Sub Zero Necropolis: City of The Damned - Stillborn Records (guitar)
- 2003: Rag Men Rag Men - Eulogy Records (guitar)
- 2003: Madball NYHC EP - Thorp Records (guitar)
- 2005: Madball Legacy - Ferret Music (guitar)
- 2007: Madball Infiltrate the System - Ferret Music (guitar)
- 2010: Madball Empire - Nuclear Blast (guitar)
- 2012: Madball Rebellion EP - The BNB Label (guitar)
- 2013: Strength Approach Roma Hardcore State of Mind EP - Destroy Your World Records (producer)
- 2014: Madball Hardcore Lives - Nuclear Blast (guitar)
- 2016: Strength Approach Over The Edge - Fast Break Records (producer)
- "Brian Daniels - Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives". www.metal-archives.com. Retrieved 2016-01-20.
- "Mitts of Madball : Songwriter Interviews". www.songfacts.com. Retrieved 2016-01-20.
- "Brian "Mitts" Daniels | LinkedIn". www.linkedin.com. Retrieved 2016-01-20.
- "Skarhead - Kings At Crime". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-01-20.
- Rag Men entry on rateyourmusic.com
- "Interview: Madball Guitarist Talks Production, Hardcore Touring". Alternative Nation. Retrieved 2016-10-20.
- "MADBALL's Brian Mitts Daniels Signs Endorsement Deal With BC Rich Guitars". Metal Shock Finland (World Assault ). Retrieved 2016-01-20.