Noob Heavy was started in March of 2019 by Carcassbomb. Over a surprisingly short time this transitioned into many projects and forms of underground promotion, eventually putting together a team from around the world united by a passion for writing about heavy music of all genres. That’s right, even core.

Carcassbomb (me), has the final say on what gets promoted on Noob Heavy but in no way tells the writers what to and what not to listen to in their lives nor expects them to be completely aware of all shithead bands or the signs. I refuse publication of Nationalist Socialist Black Metal and labels. I refuse publication of sex offenders and TERFS. If you have noticed such bands ignorantly covered on this site, please let me know below so I can assess the situation and takedown all promotions. There’s plenty of good riffs by good people so the scene needs to stop defending dickheads.

Carcassbomb

Editor/Writer/PR Guy/Podcaster
noobheavyau@gmail.com
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Brisbane, Australia.

I do a lot of things to the best of my ability, whatever that means on any given day. I write reviews, interviews and host various other features on the site. I compile the Free Bandcamp Wiki and the Commissioning Artist List. I also write the Free Flush column covering NYOP Bandcamp releases at Toilet Ov Hell. I can be hired to send an absurd amount of well-made emails for your upcoming album.

You can nearly read all of my reviews here.

I can’t review everything, sadly, as I do have disabled children to care for which occupies the majority of my days.

For business or pitching inquiries: jarlinspace3@gmail.com. All promos go through the submission page email first and will be deleted/blocked from this email address.

Zach Reeder

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Florida, USA

My name is Zach. I have a very diverse music taste, even outside of metal. There are very few metal subgenres I don’t thoroughly love. Some favorite metal albums of mine this year have been Forgotten Paths by SaorThe 13th Beast by Malevolent Creation, and Demiurgon by Equipoise. I can’t play a lick of music, but I love promoting it and introducing others to artists I think deserve more attention, whether that be through my short and sweet reviews on the Zax Record Reviews socials, or the longer reviews here at Noob Heavy.

All of Zax reviews can be read here

Mass

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hardalbumreview@yahoo.com

Tehran, Iran.

I am an English teacher by profession and it has given me the propitious opportunity to acquaint myself with various topics and fields of study, only to make me firmly believe that I truly know nothing about anything. Music to me is the main hobby, alongside other forms of entertainment such as cinema, anime, series, and games, particularly board games (oh I LOVE this one). To be honest, I am thinking about pursuing a career in music or entertainment in general in the future.

All of Mass’s reviews can be read here

Steven

Writer of Metal Redux section
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I’m from Melbourne, Australia and I’ve been a metalhead since the late 80s.

In the early 90s I started a metal band called Cataclysm, which was the perfect outlet for my brothers and my mates to write and play music locally. The band eventually disbanded in the mid 90s.

In 2017 I reincarnated my musical endeavours and started a new studio project; Death Metal band Aeons Abyss. Our first aim was to record and release all our 90s music, and we achieved this in 2019.

I really love the current underground metal scene, and the ability to connect with other metalheads via social media.

To that end, I often post about all things metal on my band’s Instagram account, and have started a series on Noob Heavy called Metal Redux, which is all about putting forward historic metal gems that are there to be rediscovered, especially for those new to the scene.

Kep
Kep

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California, USA

I’m a full-time professional classical pianist and vocal coach, but I’m also a metalhead to the core. Metal is a passion of mine, so I’m all about supporting the underground and finding new gems along the way. Nothing gets me more excited than finding a great new band and sharing that with others.

Some of my favorite bands are: Black Crown Initiate, Hath, Afterbirth, Periphery, Orphalis, Coheed and Cambria, Ahab, Ulcerate, Ulthar

Follow me on Twitter to catch my music habits, listening recommendations, Detroit sports depression, political rants, gaming updates, beer nerdity, and periodic pics of my cats and cute ass kids.

Espi Kvlt
Espi Kvlt

California, United States
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I am nonbinary – my gender is cryptid vampire but you can just call me a “vamp” for short – and my pronouns are they/he.

I am a sex worker, horror writer, harpist, and metal vocalist in many bands (most of which are black metal, linked above). I have a B.A. in English-Writing and love to write in any way I can – stories, articles, lyrics, whatever, I’m happy as long as I have a pen in my hand. 

I fell in love with metal music thanks to my dad’s extensive CD collection where I was drawn to the cover of Megadeth’s Countdown to Extinction, heard “Sweating Bullets,” and fell in love. That turned into a love of emo and punk music as a teenager, but after I graduated high school, I fell back head over heels in love with metal when I discovered black metal, and it has been my favorite genre in the world ever since. I am also an anarchist-communist and am here to write about the intersection between queer issues, leftist issues, and black metal i.e. all of my biggest passions.

Ellis Heasley
Ellis Heasley

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Guildford, UK

I got into heavy music like so many others through the likes of Slipknot and Black Sabbath when I was in high school and I haven’t looked back since. Nowadays some of my favourites include Gojira, Conjurer, Converge and Cult Of Luna. As a writer, I’m passionate about spotlighting weird and wonderful new bands in particular, and especially those with something genuinely interesting to say.

Chances are if your music ends in ‘core’ I’ll be super keen. I’m also not a purist by any stretch of the imagination – grindcore, hardcore, metalcore, mathcore, post-hardcore, emoviolence, whatever – I wanna hear it all!

John Angel
John Angel

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fireattheplantationhouse@gmail.com
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San Francisco, California

Hey there, I’m John! I’ve been a fan of heavy music since first hearing SOAD in middle school. Metal inspired me to pick up the guitar and I’ve been in and out of bands ever since. I studied classical music in college (I have opinions/advice on this if you’re interested) but came back to my first love afterwards. 

I currently have a handful of projects I’m in: Fire at the Plantation House (proggy death metal), Icepick to the Face (metallic mathcore), and HARJO (avante-garde, experimental). They all have exciting things coming soon! 

Writing about music is a new thing for me and I’m excited to spotlight new bands and share the nerdy things I enjoy about music!