Heavy Music Headquarters was founded in 2016 by veteran heavy metal writer Chad Bowar and includes a staff of experienced metal scribes.
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Chad has been a music writer for more than 20 years. In addition to being About.com’s heavy metal editor for more than a decade, he has written for numerous publications and sites over the years including Outburn, Loudwire, Noisecreep, New Noise, Hails & Horns, Amp and many others. He is a longtime radio broadcaster as well and resides in Charlotte, N.C. Follow him on Twitter: @chadbowarmetal
Edward Banchs holds an MA in African Studies from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies. His love of Africa and heavy metal are the result of his first book, Heavy Metal Africa: Life, Passion and Heavy Metal in the Forgotten Continent (Word Association, 2016). His research on rock and metal in Africa has been featured in several publications, including The Guardian, O Globo, This Is Africa, Noisey Vice, and FactsMag. He lives in Pittsburgh, PA.
Tom Campagna is a high school math teacher from northern New Jersey with an affinity for major sports, video games, humor and of course, metal. He has been actively writing for over half a decade and currently also contributes to Invisible Oranges and Brutalitopia. You can follow him on Instagram: @snags_metal
Dan’s life was forever changed in early 1982 when hearing Ozzy Osbourne’s Diary Of A Madman for the first time. It was an experience that opened his musical horizons and led him down a deeper, darker path of discovery. The following years found Dan unearthing bands like Metallica, Slayer, Sodom, Death, Tiamat, Moonspell and Entombed as his tastes grew more diverse and extreme. Dan has played in the metal scene for the past 20 years and has toured the Southwest portion of the United States. Dan is married and a father to two beautiful children and lives in Phoenix, Arizona. Follow him on Twitter: @DanielDragoAZ
Mike has been listening to heavy music since 1977. He is old and picky, with preferences leaning towards prog, old school metal, and anything else well-played that pushes boundaries. As a former producer, he has a keen ear for how music sounds and is arranged. Follow Mike on Twitter: @huck_n_roll
According to Arash, his life mostly revolves around five things: metal, horror, sci-fi, pasta and rugby. With years of writing experience focused on rock and metal, you can often find him stumbling upon bands’ pages on Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Spotify and other music sites, trying to have fun and discovering new music, new boundaries. Also, he often responses to the nickname “Big Cat”! Follow him on Twitter: @arashk, on Instagram: @arashkhosronejad and check out his blog
Dan Marsicano is a music critic from New Jersey who has spent over a decade writing about every metal genre imaginable. He has written for Noisey, Metal Underground.com and About.com Heavy Metal, just to name a few. He prefers Ride the Lightning over Master of Puppets. You can find him tweeting about nonsense daily at @DanMarsicano
The Evan sealed his last great semblance of humanity roughly 16 years ago when he surrendered to the irresistible siren song of metal. Graduating from alternative and nu-metal was no easy task, but patience and a willingness to embrace the whole of the underground hastened his transformation—sharp blue eyes became useless and pale, his healthy skin thinned to a translucent and phantasmal white, once short-cropped grew long, shaggy, and rife with insect, and, most importantly, his ears steadily fine-tuned to all the hard and heavy things that, inevitably, should not be. Never to be fed by hand, the Evan has a strong affinity towards robust rhythm sections, psychedelic accents, and no shortage of chugs, slams, and growls.
Dave has been listening to heavy metal since he was 10 years old in 1978. One listen of side one of Paranoid by Black Sabbath during a 5th grade art class was all it took. His alter ego is a high school physics and astronomy teacher in Southern California, something that he has been doing for over 20 years. He teaches people how to think critically and solve problems.