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.
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.
Elsthon Gomez Writer
I’m currently at Arizona State University double-majoring in French Literature and History. I have been into metal music for many years now. I have been in the scene for a while and currently the lead guitarist for the band NightSphere here in Arizona. I listen to all kinds of music from Jazz to Classical to the occasional pop but my preference has always been in rock and especially metal music. Currently my specialization lies in Progressive Rock/Metal, Melodic Death Metal, and Symphonic metal. My favourite bands include: Opeth, Katatonia, Amorphis, Porcupine Tree, Dream Theater, Tool, Seventh Wonder, Kamelot, Dark Tranquillity, Soilwork, Hypocrisy.
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/
Jonathan Delarosa Writer
Is a recent graduate of Arizona State University living in Dallas, TX. He probably thinks your favorite baseball team sucks (unless that team happens to be the Texas Rangers) and would much rather go to a dive bar to see a band than a big venue because he’s just too damn hip to go to arena shows. He covers all the weird metal all those hipster websites cover, but with slightly less pretentiousness…slightly. His favorite bands: Between the Buried and Me, Neurosis, Isis, Converge, and a hell of a lot of others. You can follow him @willsdissolve on Twitter.
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
That crushing feeling and sound of live metal is what inspires me. I want to capture in my photos the live atmosphere, that energy and connection between the Band the Fans and the Music.
A trained photographer on the rough back roads of Northern AZ, I shoot for The Age Of Metal and for the historical Secret Cemeteries.
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @Corri138 ”When in doubt, shoot it again”