General Requests/Submissions: (send all press releases/music submissions here)


General Requests/Submissions: (send all press releases/music submissions here)


Editors in Chief:

Jimmy Rowe: mail[at]
Eden Kupermintz: eden[at]

Senior Editors:

Nick Cusworth (Senior Content Manager/Video Producer): nick.cusworth[at]
Jonathan Adams (Content Manager): jonathan.adams[at]
Scott Murphy (Content Manager): scott.murphy[at]
Simon Handmaker (Junior Content Manager): handmaker.simon[at]
Noyan (Everything else): reborninapathy[at]

Writer/Contributor Submissions:

Would you like to write for Heavy Blog? That’s great! We encourage all interested and aspiring writers to reach out to us. But here are a few things you should know.

If you want to write about the music you love and want to use Heavy Blog Is Heavy as your forum though, submitting to us is easy. Send an email with a review of a recently-released album (within the past year) to mail[at] We like reviews that are formal in tone without use of personal pronouns or personal narrative between 500 and 800 words. Also, please include a link to your and/or a list of the type of music you would like to cover.

Music Submissions/Press Releases:

So you want us to hear your music? Awesome! First, we highly encourage you to read this for some easy tips on how to best get our attention. Next, send us an email with some info about your band and direct us to your Bandcamp or Soundcloud page by emailing us at mail[at] Links to streaming media are preferred. Please don’t send us attachments. Links to downloads for promos are fine.

We get a lot of stuff in the inbox, so if we don’t reply, we are very, very sorry. We’re busy folks and we can only listen to and post about so much!

Heavy Blog Is Heavy does not knowingly infringe any copyright laws or knowingly participate in leaking or the spreading of leaks. If you believe we have posted copyrighted material without permission, contact us and we will remove the copyrighted material as soon as possible.


We have a roster of incredibly talented photographers and videographers who would love to shoot your band! Below is a list of them by location.


Nick Cusworth: In addition to being a senior editor of the site, Nick is a videographer/editor who is our go-to for concert video coverage and other exclusive video content. Check out his work for the site on our Youtube channel, and see more of his music videography work at his website, You can reach Nick via [email protected].


Kyle Gaddo: Kyle is also an editor of the website in addition to being our lead photographer out in the midwest. Kyle’s work is frequently used by bands and PR for promotion. Check out his Flickr page to see why. You can contact Kyle at [email protected].


Brandon Klemets: Brandon is Heavy Blog’s lead photographer on the west coast. He shoots concerts as well as cosplay. You can view his work at Brandon Klemets Photography.


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Writers And Contributors:

Below you can find an updated, and constantly updating, list of our blog staff, and clicking on an author’s name will take you to a feed of their posts. As we grow and change we will update this list to reflect who we are. This blog owes an immeasurable debt to each and every one of these people listed below. They are the flesh and blood of this crazy, amazing thing called Heavy Blog and we’re forever indebted to them for the time, passion and creativity they’ve poured into it. They do all of this from love of the music, the scene and its artists, selflessly pouring hours of their time. From all the editors of this blog, this is our way to say: “thanks guys. You’re the only reason we still exist”.

Name: Scott Murphy

Location: New Hampshire (US)

Genres I Cover: Avant-Garde/Experimental, Black Metal, Death Metal, Jazz, 

Five Favorite Artists

  • The Mars Volta
  • Morbid Angel
  • The Mountain Goats
  • The Smiths
  • A Tribe Called Quest


Name: Nick Cusworth

Location: Massachusetts (US)

Genres I Cover: Post-Rock/Metal, Math Rock, Prog Rock/Metal, Indie Rock, Jazz

Five Favorite Artists

  • The Dear Hunter
  • Jaga Jazzist
  • Colin Stetson
  • sleepmakeswaves
  • Monobody


Name: Karlo Doroc

Location: Melbourne (AUS)

Genres I Cover: Progressive, Technical, Death Metal, Black Metal, Alt Rock, Metalcore

Five Favorite Artists

  • Ne Obliviscaris
  • Leprous
  • Karnivool
  • TesseracT
  • The Ocean


Name: Eden Kupermintz

Location: Tel Aviv (ISR)

Genres I Cover: Progressive, Heavy/Power Metal, Death Metal, Black Metal

Five Favorite Artists

  • Arcane
  • Dreadnought
  • Caligula’s Horse
  • Oak Pantheon
  • Wilderun


Name: Calder Dougherty

Location: Florida (US)

Genres I Cover: Metalcore, Hardcore, Death Metal, Progressive/Technical, Indie/Pop

Five Favorite Artists

  • Misery Signals
  • Benighted
  • The Mars Volta
  • Protest the Hero
  • He Is Legend


Name: Joshua Bulleid

Location: Melbourne (AUS)

Genres I Cover: Thrash Metal, Metalcore, Death Metal, Progressive Metal, Hair Metal, Strong Lady Power Pop

Five Favorite Artists

  • Metallica
  • Machine Head
  • Converge
  • Deftones
  • Faith No More


Name: Joe Astill 

Location: Newcastle-upon-Tyne (UK)

Genres I Cover: Progressive Metal/Rock, Pop, Metalcore, Death Metal, Black Metal, Post-Rock, Hip Hop 

Five Favorite Artists

  • Rush
  • Between The Buried And Me
  • Denzel Curry 
  • Porcupine Tree
  • Rolo Tomassi


Name: Pete Williams

Location: Denver, CO, USA

Genres I Cover: Doom Metal, Sludge Metal, Black Metal, Thrash Metal, Punk, Hip Hop, Indie Rock, Pop, Country

Five Favorite Artists

  • Mastodon
  • The Band
  • Wolves in the Throne Room
  • Matt Pike in all his forms
  • Primus


Name: Simon Handmaker

Location: Chicago, IL, USA

Genres I Cover: Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Stoner Metal, Doom Metal, Black Metal, Progressive Rock, Grindcore, Dad Rock

Five Favorite Artists

  • Elder
  • YOB
  • Steely Dan
  • Manilla Road
  • Morbid Angel


Name: Nate Johnson 

Location: North Carolina, USA

Genres I Cover: Hardcore, Metalcore, Post-Rock/Metal, Stoner/Doom, Math Rock, Is Holy Roar a genre?

Five Favorite Artists

  • The Police 
  • Cave In 
  • Isis 
  • Earth Crisis 
  • Killswitch Engage 


Name: Noyan

Location: Bay Area (US)

Genres I Cover: Tech Death, Progressive Death metal, Metalcore

Five Favorite Artists

  • Trivium
  • Keep of Kalessin
  • Archspire
  • After the Burial
  • Nile


Name: Jordan Jerabek

Location: Madison, WI, USA

Genres I Cover: Sludge, Doom, Noise Rock, Prog, Heavy, Death, Black, and Post- Metals, Post-Hardcore

Five Favorite Artists

  • All Them Witches
  • Inter Arma
  • Krallice
  • Pelican
  • Torche


Name: Jonathan Adams

Location: Denver, CO, USA

Genres I Cover: Death metal, black metal, doom metal, avant-garde/experimental, indie rock, post-punk

Five Favorite Artists

  • The National
  • Blood Incantation
  • Imperial Triumphant
  • Death
  • Radiohead


Name: Trent Bos

Location: Ontario, Canada

Genres I Cover: Post-rock/metal, math rock, screamo, black metal, mathcore, metalcore

Five Favorite Artists

  • Rolo Tomassi
  • Maybeshewill
  • Alexisonfire
  • Agalloch
  • Ulver