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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. All promos go through the submission page email first and will be deleted/blocked from this email address.
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 Saor, The 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.
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.
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.