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Publishing/Editorial Staff

Lisa Macey

Editor / Publisher

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The heart and soul, the alpha and omega, Lisa Macey is the lady with the plan, the magazine's prolific editor AND publisher!


Adam Chapman

Computer Genius

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Adam Chapman, computer genius at large spends his life pitted in a desperate clash of cultures with the toothless canteen dinner lady at work


Leon Macey

Managing Director

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The strong-arm behind ZT, Leon Macey is the magazine's enforcer and managing director. He is also the mastermind of UK band Mithras.


Miika Virtanen

News Editor

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The Charles Bukowski ov metal journalism ... doesn't care for most things. Loathes modern metal and typos.


Paul Carter

PR & Marketing / Ad Sales

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Responsible for ZT's PR and marketing, Paul keeps the wheels turning by making sure that the ZT brand is stamped on only the finest events and tours.


Dave Tonkin

Design Chief

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Able to create cutting-edge design at breakneck speed, the publisher's long-time ally Dave Tonkin has kept ZT visually acceptable since 2006.


Printed Mag Contributors

John Norby

Contributor

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Serial traveller, seven-string fetishist and pillager of Norwegian drinking establishments, John Norby has been with ZT since the year 2004.

Calum Harvie

Contributor / Ex-Editor

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Shaven-headed and Scottish as fuck, Calum Harvie was ZT editor from a long time ago till 2010. He describes his taste in music as 'perverse'. 'Nuff said.

Graham Matthews

Contributor

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Did't know what a Darkthrone was when ZT started. Adolescent listening/reading developed into a love of all things extreme metal, including writing about it.

Paul Castles

Contributor

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Our misanthropic Midlands mouthpiece possesses a near insatiable appetite for anything garnished with a hint of doom, the dispossessed and the depraved.

Jose Carlos Santos

Contributor

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Wordpusher for various rags throughout the ages, finally found the perfect spiritual hovel at ZT. Questing to find the ugliest music ever belched out by man or beast

Olivier "Zoltar" Badin

Contributor

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Ross Baker

Contributor

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Penning verse for a decade and a half, Ross Baker is a metal history junkie with an unrivalled penchant for vinyl and ticket collecting

Alex Deller

Contributor

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Don't let his cool, calm and collected exterior fool you, Alex needs no excuse to get in about the most furious 'core, grind and powerviolence you'll ever hear.

Alex de-Moller

Contributor

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Arch-cynic, misfit and modern musical terrorist, assistant editor Alex de Moller is a Zero Tolerance veteran, onboard since issue 001.

Will Pinfold

Contributor

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Mild-mannered journalist by day: mild-mannered journalist by night, Will has interviewed some of the most iconic artists for numerous cover stories.

Geoff Birchenall

Contributor

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Geoff Birchenall traverses the diverse black metal, noise and post-industrial landscapes to help bring the finest artists into focus from the murky void.

Lord Randall

Contributor

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This beast is lord of misrule yet slavishly devoted to infecting the willing (and unwilling) with the incurable disease of extremity in all its forms.

Sam Crowley

Contributor

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A man of mystery, born in fire and forged from British steel. Sam Crowley is a true defender of all that is worthy within the metal scene.          

Sam Bean

Columnist/Contributor

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At ZT, we often find a blank chunk in the magazine that needs filling with oafish bloviating. We find that SAM BEAN fills the word count nicely.

John Mincemoyer

Contributor

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Rich Thompson

Photographer

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Chris Kee

Contributor

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Part of the core ZT team from the very start, Chris Kee is probably the most passionate supporter of metal (in all its glorious forms) you'll ever meet.

Nathan Birk

Contributor / Ex-Editor

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Nathan T. Birk was never invited to the party, but he crashed it anyway and reigned as Editor for five years.  


Alan Averill

Columnist/Contributor

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Gun slinging pirate, motormouth maverick, so charlie alike it's not two and a half men anymore, so damn atlas complex that it makes freud turn in his grave.

Avi Pitchon

Contributor

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Kevin Stewart Panko

Contributor

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I'm 'I-saw-Metallica-with-Cliff Burton-old,' still impressionable and writing about music since my teenage years - somebody please put me out of my misery

Chris "Frenchie" French

Contributor

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Gig addict and orange juice enthusiast based in Manchester. Frenchie haphazardly balances being a musician, journalist and PR guy

Justin Stubbs

Contributor

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He who dwells in the abysmal pits of sarcasm and purveyor of deathly chaos in Father Befouled. Prefers shitty sounds and pretty pictures.

Online Contributors

Hall Of Fame

Lee Du-Caine

Ex-Editor

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When he's not laying down some blastbeats or some hellish leads, the first ZT editor is now kept busy in his current role as editor of Computer Music Magazine.

Alex York

Ex-Staff Photographer

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Rarely seen in the wild without a camera or a pint, Alex York was with ZT since 002, became staff photographer, and is now a digital artist and drummer.

Dan Hunt

Ex-Contributor

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Lurking in the shadows of old Edinburgh, Dan is an aficionado of noise, drone, doom and black metal, and cites particle physics and Guinness as interests.

Cormac O' Siochain

Ex-Contributor / Anger Burning Curator

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Agent provocateur and shit-stirrer, Cormac O'Siochain can be found stalking the line between punk and metal, middle finger reserved for both. Prone to drunken song.

Oliver Holm

Ex-Contributor

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Liz Ciavarella

Ex-Contributor

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Ex Metal-Maniacs editor/ owner of EarsplitPR / eternal cat lover Liz Ciavarella contributes her infernal scribblings and is planning a planetary takeover.

Martin Ives

Ex-Sub Editor

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Around since day one, ZT veteran and champion of the comedy high-kick, Martin Ives is our toughest critic. He even scored this piece of writing at 0.5/6. 

Talie Helene

Ex-Contributor

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ZT's antipodean correspondent, Talie Helene lives life at the low end of the spectrum; an extreme renaissance girl rockin' the double bass!

Scott McKeating

Ex-Power Lines Curator / Contributor

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Awkward bastard Scott McKeating is more a fan of singular releases over loyalty to particular genres. Signed up since '026, he still strongly believes that "Varg sux".

Russell Garwood

Ex- News editor

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Scientist by day and a journalist by night, long time ZT contributor Russell Garwood's tastes are eclectic, with an emphasis on the extreme.