My name is Stephen Brown.
I'm a lifelong metalhead from Northern Ireland and the owner/founder of BORN 2 BLEED.
As a teen growing up in the 90s I was introduced to the rock and metal when a friend lent me the MOTLEY CRUE Dr Feelgood album, which just blew me away!
Before I knew it, I was watching Beavis and Butt-head, Headbangers Ball, Noisy Mothers (UK metal show) and listening to the Radio 1 Rock Show every week and became OBSESSED with heavy music!
That led to me learning to play drums, starting a band and later writing, recording and performing music for years.
The 2 most difficult periods of my life, which brought me a lot of physical AND mental pain, stopped me from playing drums and brought my life to a standstill – breaking my back in March 2000 and developing chronic knee pain in 2012 which lasted 4-5 years!
2 very different kinds of PAIN but the hardest thing to deal with was the MENTAL struggle!
After hitting ROCK BOTTOM and dramatically turning my life around over a period of about 2 years, this gave birth to my newest passion, one really everyone should have, and that's PERSONAL GROWTH.
BORN 2 BLEED was born from my desire to bring my passion for HEAVY MUSIC together with my passion for improving every area of my life and help others to do the same.
'Metal t-shirts with MOTIVATIONAL slogans' was my first thought and it grew from there.
I created BORN 2 BLEED to be much more than just a clothing brand though.
It is my aim to MOTIVATE and INSPIRE fellow metalheads around the WORLD to BELIEVE in themselves and overcome their struggles, no matter what they are!
I want people to realise that no matter what their struggle is, there is ALWAYS hope. There is ALWAYS a way of improving your life, no matter what your struggle and no matter what others say!
The message is clear - NEVER GIVE UP!
If I can help even 1 or 2 people change their lives for the better, even in some small way, then it will all have been worth it!
To read about my struggles and how I got through them in more detail check out my BLOGS:
FROM BROKEN DOWN TO STRONG, FIT & HEALTHY!
No matter what your struggle, know there is ALWAYS hope.
NEVER GIVE UP!