The Age Of Metal is a Webzine dedicated to bring the most updated News, CD Reviews, Live Reviews and Interviews to the Metal scene. Our mission is to keep the mainstream and underground metal community updated on what is going on in the scene, and serve as a platform for new bands looking for exposure. You can contact us at:
The Age Of Metal Staff
Miguel Rozo Director & Editor
I been passionate about music, and specially metal since I was little, I been in bands, listened to hundreds of records, and assisted to hundreds of live shows. I am a Historian graduated of Arizona State University (ASU) in 2011, I did radio at ASU for about 2 years, and had a metal radio show called The Age Of Metal, which was my inspiration for this blog. During that time also had the chance to interview bands like Dream Theater, Kamelot, Primal Fear, Epica, Testament, Rotting Christ, Etc. I’ve reviewed records and formed a more critical opinion about the music industry and the artists involved on it.
Sara Lambeth Writer
I was inspired by Elton John at a very young age to become a musician. I studied music in school and have been a violinist for close to 20 years. While living in Tucson, I taught the violin at Beaver’s Band Box and interned at Celestial Harmonies Record Label. I moved to Phoenix in 2008 and have become very active in the local music scene. I began writing about music 5 years ago which gave me the opportunity to go to The NAMM Show 2013.
I have an attachment for music as a whole, but have a warm place in my heart for metal, especially progressive/melodic metal. I love the music from Emperor, Control Denied, Blind Guardian, Ayreon, and my absolute favorite, Devin Townsend. When I am asked, “What kind of music do you listen to?” I simply answer, “I listen to good music.”
Jackie Mtz Writer
I’m attending college to get my degree in Arts with a minor in Marketing to work in the music business. I’ve been into metal since the age 9 and have a very diverse taste; everything from glam, power, folk, viking, black, death, thrash and industrial metal. I am originally from Van Nuys California, but I’ve been out in Arizona for almost 7 years now and have been attending shows on a regular basis and try to make it to shows out in California as well. I have much drive and motivation to make it far in the scene because music means the world to me.
Tony Jackson Writer
I’ve been into metal and hard rock since I was a wee lad in high school. It was then that I got my first taste of what metal music was all about, jamming to Megadeth – Rust In Piece endlessly. At some point, I found my way to KASC, the radio station at Arizona State University and got involved with the metal department. From there, I ended up hosting my own shows and eventually ran the department for several years. In that time, I’ve discovered and met a countless number of bands. I really should find a Swedish family to adopt me, as nearly all of my favorite bands come from there: Opeth, Dark Tranquillity, Meshuggah, Amon Amarth, to name a few. In my spare time, I do awesome stuff for The Age of Metal and I still enjoy going to record stores. \m/
Jim Wilkinson Photographer/Writer
San Antonio, TX
Photographer, Musician, Lover of all things Metal. I got my first taste of what would eventually become the Genre Heavy Metal back in 1972 when the live version of Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple hit the airwaves of radio back then. This was followed by the discovery of Black Sabbath. From that point and onwards, I have been a lover of all things metal. 1974 was my first exposure to a certain Canadian band, called Rush. It was a fascination with the bass playing of Geddy Lee, who drove me to become a musician, and more specifically, a Bassist. From there, my love of metal and music in general grew. I’ll pretty much listen to anything that has a great beat and good harmonies. As for photography, I’ve always had a love for it. It’s just in the last few years that I’ve actually been able to afford decent equipment to allow me to learn and grow as a photographer. Via a mutual love of music, and the best Prog/Power metal festival in the US, Progpower USA, that I was able to hook up with Miguel Rozo (Founder of The Age Of Metal) to be brought on board as a staff member. There is no looking back, as we work towards the goal of creating one of the best metal related webzines in the US, and the world for that metal. Horns up!! \m/
Corri Christensen photographer
Armed with a sharp intuition and a relentless passion for metal. Years of raw, hands on experience in the field of photography have taught me to specialize in everything from capturing the moment while being drenched in GWAR blood to blocking the head kicks of flailing crowd surfers to get that shot.
Metal is what inspires me. Music that hits a point where you can feel it. A spark inside that makes you growl and nod your head as the sound lays waste to all else.