Heavy Music HQ was founded in 2016 and includes a staff of metal scribes from around the world.


Record labels, promoters and bands, if you would like to submit music for review consideration or send press releases, send them to info@heavymusichq.com When submitting music, please do so well prior to the release date. We schedule reviews several weeks in advance, and material submitted after the release date is unlikely to be considered for inclusion. Preferred format is a link to MP3 files that can be either streamed or downloaded. **We do not review singles or videos.** We do review books, so please inquire if you’d like yours considered for review.

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We are always looking for contributors to the site to write album reviews, lists, interviews and other content. If you’re interested in writing for Heavy Music Headquarters, send an email to info@heavymusichq.com Experienced or not, if you have passion for metal and writing, we want to hear from you!


Chad Bowar

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, Metal Injection, Heavy Consequence, New Noise, Hails & Horns, Amp and many others. Follow him on Twitter: @chadbowarmetal

Tom Campagna

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 since 2010 and currently also contributes to Invisible Oranges and Loudwire. You can follow him on Instagram: @snags_metal

Brendan Crabb

A news reporter by day, in his own time Brendan has been freelance writing about heavy music for more than 15 years. He lives near Wollongong, Australia with his partner and son. His work has been featured in publications such as Sydney street press The Music (formerly Drum Media) for more than a decade, long-running (and now defunct) Aussie alternative music magazine Blunt and its recently reactivated website, Metal Hammer magazine and its Louder website, Australian Guitar magazine and the Loud Online webzine. He enjoys nearly all forms of heavy music, but has a particular penchant for melodic death metal. He’s also interviewed many of metal’s biggest names, from Bruce Dickinson and Rob Halford to Kerry King and Ice-T. His other interests include film and TV, reading biographies, cricket, rugby league, listening to podcasts and supporting his local basketball team. Follow him on Twitter.

Mike Huck

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

Dalton Husher

Dalton is relatively new to music writing but he is determined to continue to learn and grow. He runs his own independent blog on the side where he reviews non metal albums as well as sound designs for video games and movies. After achieving his Bachelor’s Degree in Music production he set his sights on finding new ways to weasel his way into the music industry and thought why not start with his favorite genre, metal. You can find him across the internet here.

Arash Khosronejad

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

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

Adam McAuley

Adam McAuley is a music reviewer that has been involved with a number of websites including a long stint with Ultimate Metal. Presently he writes for Metal Bite and Heavy Music HQ. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English from University of Toronto as well as a diploma in Business Accounting from Cambrian College. He prefers the opinionated nature of writing reviews over other types of articles like interviews and news. He lives in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.

Gino Sigismondi

Gino Sigismondi’s fate was sealed when he received a copy of Motley Crue’s “Shout at the Devil” for his 13th birthday. Despite his best attempts to become the next Nikki Sixx, he instead found himself happily ensconced in the Chicago suburbs, managing tech support for Shure Inc., recording his own personal rock anthems in his basement as The Sum, and pondering the important questions in life, like: “How much of Kiss Alive is really live?” Hey, if you can’t join ‘em, write about ‘em! Website: www.innerpsyche.org

Carlos Tirado

Carlos is a researcher and lecturer living in Stockholm, Sweden. He has a PhD in psychology and is also a writer for Metalepidemic and one of the editors at Metal Eclipse Reviews. He has been a musician and a writer for around 15 years.