Andrew lives on a steady diet of comics, horror movies and heavy doses of extreme metal. He has contributed to HorrorHound magazine, CincyMusic.com, and Trve Kvlt coffee to name a few. He lives in Kentucky with his wife, son and two very well fed cats.
My musical journey started off by listening to Queen and Thin Lizzy from the age of 6/7 which was then followed by the Korn and Limp Bizkit craze in 97-99. My eyes were then turned to the world of extreme metal by Dimmu Borgir in 2002 and then a whole new world opened up in front of me with my main love now being Black Metal and Death Metal. I love to travel the world and explore as many festivals as possible and I have been lucky enough to interview some of my favourite bands. I am also the owner of Extreme Metal Festival News.
I came into the metal-scene - as did so many others - thanks to my brother who showed me Manowar when I was 14 years old. I have stayed true to the sound ever since, even though I am nowadays mostly listening to everything black (traditional, avantgarde, folk/pagan, et cetera) and experimental death metal. Apart from writing for Zero Tolerance (online), I am also an editor for the German Printmag Legacy - The Voice From The Dark Side (www.legacy.de) and I am doing promotion for French label Debemur Morti (www.debemur-morti.com).
Will is a freelance journalist who has been writing for ZT for over a decade. He was forced to buy The Number of the Beast at the age of 8 after breaking a copy (which he still owns) that belonged to a family friend. He loves music, art history, literature and cinema but is not interested in your right-wing opinions.
Benek Aleksander is a New York based published author and music journalist with a decade in experience spanning three continents and many different countries. He worked for Friedhof Magazine (ES,) and Bulldozer Magazine (USA) previously, as well as various other PR, journalism and writing ventures. As a speaker of many languages (including Polish,Spanish, Italian,German, Greek, Hebrew and English, all except German and Greek on a rather fluent level) and lover of useless trivia knowledge, Benek would like to think of himself as a rather worldly sort. He would also like to get better at writing his own biographies in third person.
As for Metal, Benek happened upon Metal at the tender age of about 11-12 (he can't really remember,) and as the cliche goes, the rest was aerodynamic engineering...I...he means history. Benek famously stood in front of a crowd in Warsaw and said, "Ja pierdole, where's the venue?" But he also said, "as long as it's good, it's worth listening to...provided it doesn't have the word "post" before or "core" after." And much like Jesus, they hated him because he told the truth.
Jay Hampshire is a UK based music journalist and critic, and has worked for titles including Terrorizer, Astral Noize, Distorted Sound, Zero Tolerance, The Sludgelord and Sleeping Shaman. He likes cats, sandwiches, and songs that go on for far too long.