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Amanda is an avid music photographer and an Animal Lover and when she isn't photographing live music she can normally be found donating her time at the local animal shelter
Ana Vukasinovic is a writer at Metal Wani. She is a graduate from the Faculty of Media and Communications from the Singidunum University in Belgrade, loves all variants of progressive rock and metal. She also love animals and painting.
PR Pro by day, music writer by night fueled mostly by coffee. Occasional accordion player who grew up listening to symphonic metal and black metal (because they mix so well!) in a small Greek village where the goats outnumber the people. Talk to me about giallo films, abandoned places and good lyrics!
Andy Small, dedicated father and husband, consumer of delicious craft beer, office drone, Lovecraft fanatic, occasional writer and musician and heavy metal acolyte, resides in the fictional town of Arkham, Massachusetts. He, for one, welcomes our new insect overlords.
Pink haired lady located in Germany, dancing on the obscure border between black and symphonic metal. Photographer and interviewer, particularly interested in weird stories and the minds of the people behind the music.
Austin is a lifelong metalhead and music journalist with a passion for NWOBHM / Thrash / Death / Black / Doom / Power / Speed and all things Heavy Metal!
They call me the "Music Google" because I am constantly up to date on music, in just about every genre. Owner of New Transcendence & Second Heartbeat Promotions. Contributing writer for Metal Wani, The ONE Magazine and MUEN Magazine.
Constantly looking for new bands and subgenres of metal, Bharat revels in all things weird and wonderful in the metal world. His love for brutal technical death metal and kvlt black metal can only be matched by his admiration for 80s pop music and old school Hip-Hop.
Crazy photographer from Germany
London based polycreative artist, photographer, creative director, and 360 videographer fueled by music.
Toronto based concert photographer who started out by shooting dark basement hardcore shows, Brad has worked his way into large venues hosting world touring acts. He strives to capture the emotion of the show itself through a dramatic style
I use photography as a natural extension of my passion for music and the arts. “It doesn’t take long for a band to accumulate tons of pictures, but to get THE photo that perfects your press kit or social media engagement, Brent is the one to see” -Vince Shepley lead singer Bad Habits
Bruno began his metal journey about 20 years ago when his older brother showed him Accept’s Russian Roulette, and it was love at first sight. His musical education was crafted by bands such as Vicious Rumors, Rage, Virgin Steele, Running Wild, Grave Digger, Saxon and such. Rests his heart in the underground, but his guilty pleasure is power metal (because hey, who doesn’t love dungeons, dragons and swords, right?). A lover of basketball, soccer and burgers.
Carl Rourke is a musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, music journalist and also Assistant Editor and UK/Ireland Region Head at Metal Wani. He studied journalism in Dublin and covers shows, DVD's, albums and interviews. Carl has toured extensively and was twice the recipient of an Irish Young Musicians Award. Carl divides his time between London, UK and Dublin, Ireland.
Charlyn Cameron is a Brisbane, Australian based concert photographer. She is a music lover of sorts and loves to shoot shows at a small venue, big stadiums, a shed, a car park, anywhere where there is live music she'll be there getting amongst it with a camera in her face. She digs anything that will make her ears bleed.
Music runs deep in Chuck's veins. He was the lead guitarist in a Detroit area metal band called Battalion during the 90's, who recorded two independent releases and toured regionally. Today, Chuck is heavily involved in supporting the Michigan music scene and covering the action for music news outlets such as National Rock Review and Metal Wani. Chuck also has his own blog where he covers topics about his home state called Life In Michigan.
Craig is one of our newest members of the family whose voracious appetite for mind soothing rock and metal, originates back to the early sixties. When not on the front rail at large festivals or smaller private venues, his time is divided between promoting local artists and venues as well as the owner of a small business, in southern New York.
Dallas is a writer from Omaha, NE, and is a neuroscience student by day and session bassist by night. Between new music, merch, bass gear and tattoos, he is forced to survive on a strict diet of beer and Lucky Charms cereal.
I like beautiful Minds, Honest Souls, Music, Writing and Art.
Daniel is a fan of all types of music and has passionately followed all the great bands from past and present. As an aspiring music journalist, he actively writes and contributes for several publications and is also the author of "Thinking Critically About Culture" where he tends to explore broadly into cultural topics.
Baltimore's own crazy blue-haired lady metalhead providing quality music and gig reviews with pizazz. Having come up in the 80s during the heyday of heavy metal, Mama Love has knowledge to impart to the masses and loves to do so!
I am Metal Wani's main newscaster. I love keeping our readers updated with all things rock and metal \m/
Dylan Lyness is known throughout his community for his off-beat sense of humor, quick wit, and eccentricity. He is a heavy metal maniac, travel enthusiast and a football fanatic. One day Dylan will die, and so will you
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Frenchman in London. Metalholic and photographer who's got his photos featured in Terrorizer magazine. Traveling the world for music and fun while steadily digging his way into journalism.
A devout acolyte of extreme metal, a peddler of witless bollocks and an aspiring novelist. Fraser's healthy diet of beer, Jack Daniel's and nicotine are all that stops him from slipping into the void of insanity.
Jack is Metal Wani's thrash head, with a 1982 Bay Area metal mentality planted in the brain of a 90s baby. One to never pass up the opportunity to listen to Slayer or Exodus, he spends most of his free time standing at the edge of the mosh pit as one should always do.
Jackie has been involved in the metal scene since 2012 as a writer/interviewer. She loves all types of metal from black, death, thrash, power, Viking & industrial. She is Involved in modelling & photography. In her free time, she travels all over the world and attends as many shows as possible.
Jake Patton is a music enthusiast from Down Under, who digs all styles and genres of metal and considers his home to be at the front of any show - moshing away.
A passionate young man with a questionable sense of humor, a lifelong Metal fan, and a proud dad of a daughter that was literally born 2 minutes to midnight.
Johnny Mason is a musician, artist, writer, and all around aficionado of all things nerdy or quirky. He thrives on whiskey, tacos, great music, and useless trivia. He has been known to feature a glorious and powerful beard.
Jonathon Rose is a full-time wrangler of small children, occasional writer, bibliophile, and a frequent unapologetic obsessor over progressive/experimental/avante garde music. He frankly dislikes much of the metal scene's endless coma inducing blast beats, repetitive riffs, and stereotypical lyrics.
They call me -Hossay- I’m a Mexican living in Australia. Animal lover. Vegetarian. I’ve got a big passion for photography in all its forms. I shoot bands, fashion and portraits. Married to the most beautiful and supportive wife in the world.
Iranian/American Independent Publicist in love with Rock n' Roll & Fashion! Media consultant, Promoter, Writer & part-time Roadie!
Laura is an Aussie transplant, living in Calgary, Canada. Loves all things metal, beer, snowboarding, and endless Futurama re-runs. Can be found at shows around Calgary, or at various European summer festivals. Practices kindness and high fives daily.
London-based reviewer, producer and guitarist for metal band Ikarus. He has also composed scores for short films and animations, including "The Hour Glass" and "Last Light". Avid video gamer.
Luke has been a Reviewer/Radio DJ for the last 8 years. You will always get my full honest opinion with anything I review. My all time Favorite band is Iron Maiden hands down. I'm also a massive fan of power metal. If you don't like, well you can't please everyone all of the time. Can you?
My name is Mark. I like music. And I like taking pictures. I also like cheesies, but never in bed.
Heavy metal writer for WhatCulture and The National Student. Interviewer for Metal Wani. Slightly obsessed Gojira fan. If it ain’t rock n’ roll, it ain’t right.
Powers is the name, if it thrashes it's probably my game. Been writing about the devil's music since 2013. Firm believer that metal and warm puppies can co-exist.
Mattie Jensen is Metal Wani's Power Metal Chick. She is the master, looking down from the edge of space and time, flesh and steel intertwined. Living in a land of grace and glory, if only in her mind, she often envisions epic battles of studly long haired men gleaming from sweat, with the wonderful soundtrack of axes and shields clashing when steel meets steel. Swords drawn, held high, their whips and armor shine, and in the last hour they become a slave to the power of death... She could go on, but this of course, is the end of a tale that wasn't right.
Michelle is a metal head from way back with years of experience in the music industry. She also hosts a radio show in Australia covering all the local, national and international metal you can handle.
Mike Shaler is a music junkie who graduated from Grand Valley State University, majoring in Film and Video. Mike has developed a passion for concert photography as he attends numerous shows each year and enjoys finding out what he’s captured on camera at each concert.
Nathan is a multi-instrumentalist and internationally touring and session musician with a self-taught background in music journalism and photography. He is also a producer and audio engineer, frequently working on new music on his own and with a network of collaborators. Most of his life experience was picked up traveling from city to city, observing from the masters while perfecting his craft willing to share what he's picked up on the way with anyone who would value that knowledge.
Livia is a concert and band photographer based in Chicago, IL USA. Her style is mostly in black and white. She enjoys her coffee black just like her metal.
Reviewer for Metal Wani since 2015, and frontman of melodic death metal band THE BLACK COURT. Suitor of death and black metal, prisoner of polish beer, computer scientist, and really tall. https://www.facebook.com/TheBlackCourt/
Metal Wani's Boss aka Chief Operating Dude aka Proghead \m/
Paul Is a photographer from Melbourne (Australia), specializing in portraiture of all kinds, commercial / corporate work, events and urban / landscape artwork. His biggest passion though, is for LIVE MUSIC. These days he shoots rather than play... The juxtaposition between sound, movement and energy is captured in its rawest form at METAL shows! Give him anything from hard rock, traditional metal, thrash, progressive, djent, death, or power metal... It's ALL good!!
Ardently consumes music, cinema, and several other art forms. From Bangalore, India.
Prathamesh is a prog snob who earns his bucks working in marketing for the entertainment industry while spending them all on concerts and merch in Paris. He covers album & concert reviews and recommendations on Metal Wani as well as on his blog and FB Page called PD's Prog Blog.
Rakesh was in high school when he heard the opening riffs of "Master of Puppets" and since then, he became a slave to this genre. It is like an addiction and he craves for his daily fix of Metal. Although he deviates more towards the faster and more brutal sub-genres but he keeps an open mind and accepts the myriad sounds Heavy Metal has to offer. Rakesh joined Metal Wani in Aug, 2014.
Rishabh Mansur is an editor, reviewer and interviewer at Metal Wani, and is half drummer, half drum instructor, and full-time drum nerd.
Self-proclaimed nihilist who loves movies, loathes Jersey Shore and who has been writing for Metal Wani since the summer of 2012. Please feel free to get in touch with him if you appreciate or want to criticize his work, or if you can tell him why the Kardashians are famous.
Roshan Machayya is an interviewer and writer at Metal Wani. Anything fretless, microtonal and related to philosophy invites his full attention. He likes his pizzas served with jazz, his metal as black as coffee and also has a soft corner for prog and classical compositions. He is a fretless bassist at other times.
"Engineer, Doctor, Guitarist, Writer"
Sairaj is the Assistant Editor-in-Chief of Metal Wani, and has also worked with the likes of Rolling Stone India and Explocity Bangalore. He wishes that music fans of all genres could just get along... except for hipsters and EDM fans; fuck them.
Belonging to Kolkata, India, Sambit is currently a student and has a passion for books and old school hard rock and heavy metal. He is also an avid gamer and blogger
Writer. Interviewer. Vocalist. Proghead. https://mabachus.bandcamp.com
Software engineer, noob guitarist, metalhead, headbanger, mosher, gigeater and an ardent supporter of the Indian metal scene.
Student by the day and Metalhead by the night. Full time skeptic that thrives upon the philosophy, sound and evolution of Heavy Metal. Avid listener of many sub-genres but does not condone any war between them. (Come on guys, really?) Multi-instrumentalist with a guitar collecting addiction. Considers existential dread and coffee as fuel.
Born in the days when Ozzy was still the frontman for Black Sabbath, Scott has been a metal fan for decades. He's been to more shows than he can remember and is most comfortable by the stage with a camera in his hand
Shivam Kalra is a metal music enthusiast and aspiring writer. His forte lies in creating awkward situations with senseless jokes that come out of nowhere and which you can't see them coming. Just like JOHN CENA *doo doo-doo doo*.
Shreyas is a music reviewer for Metal Wani, and has previously worked with The Shorthorn Newspaper Daily at University of Texas at Arlington. He’s a musician at heart, playing for bands like ‘Eximius Dominus’, ‘The Shrubs’ and ‘Lewmos’ and thinks that one should always explore oneself creatively without limitations. And also that air drums are totally a thing.
London based photographer originally from Italy. CRM Executive by day and Music Photographer by night, I'm the short girl in the pit
Theo is a metalhead who is also an accomplished guitarist, playing in the Australian band Hollow World. He likes all sorts of metal, but his favorite is definitely modern death metal.
Believes that life is a journey, in which one must go on the impossible hunt of self-perfection. Believes that music should not be described by genres but by emotions. Has a soft spot for anything slow and doomy. Also a rocket scientist.
Virgy Delalande is a creative dreamer singing and listening to Rock and Metal music since a long time. She is a communicative person who loves music, culture and languages and like travelling and meet people.
William Richards aka Bill is a die hard follower of underground music and loves his beard more than anything else.
Yidu is a proud Chinese-Canadian, currently studying in Los Angeles and a big supporter of the metal underground. A lover of the arts, Yidu enjoys reading, writing, drawing, and composing. Walking in the windy and rainy night while listening to black and doom metal is the best time to think, reminisce, and reflect and he would never give that up.