Metal-Rules.com UK Team: Senior Staff
Email: | Location: London, England U.K.
We are a team of friendly, professional photographers & reviewers based in the UK
Real Name: Various Staff – Managed/Published and Run by Jo Blackened
Responsibilities: Editor of the UK Side of Metal-Rules.com
We set up interviews/photography/reviews and promoting signed & unsigned bands in the UK.
Length of Time with MR: I joined in 2008 & set up the UK team early 2010.
Best thing about working for MR: Meeting all the bands we’ve loved for years & seeing the ‘behind the scenes’ in the media world, receiving all new album releases free of charge, getting into gigs for free & seeing new unsigned bands achieve their ambitions.
Worst thing about working for MR: It can be stressful!
I need to ensuring everyone has their guest-lists & photo-passes, which can be time consuming, as well as ensuring all interviews/album reviews are received & published in time. But I love it!
Non-MR Job: I have my own photography studio and shoot under the name of Altercarnated Photography.
I’m also assistant editor for Devolution Magazine, UK correspondent for Gorgeous Freaks Magazine & I also run The Independent Voice Ezine.
Favourite Metal Genre: BLACK METAL m/
Favourite Non-Metal Genre: Gothic/Industrial/Dark Dance/EBM/Dubstep
Least Favourite Metal Genre: Metalcore
How/when you first got into metal: I have an intense love & obsession with music, I believe its in your blood & soul! Some of our reviewers are in bands themselves & we have all worked in the music business for many years.
I love Horror & reading about the paranormal.
Stephen King/Poppy Z Brite/Shaun Hutson/Clive Barker
I don’t watch much TV but my DVD collection is nearly as large as my music one!
Most is Horror/Manga & Anime/Sci-Fi with some comedy thrown in!
Biggest thrill in life (so far): Doing exactly what I love for a living!
Favourite Food: Italian & Mexican!
Aswell as mixing it up with some Cocktails & Tequila Shots!
…As long as its alcoholic it’s all good!
Last Modified: December 13, 2015