Heavy Metal Needs You!

If you love it. If you live it. You can write it!

For many heavy metal webzines we rely on the gargantuan efforts of our contributors, fans like us - who bring stories to life of your favourite artists, update you on everything happening in the realm of heavy metal and capturing some of the best live gigs around. And like many heavy metal webzines it involves a great deal of work and committment....

Metal as Fuck is a global metal lifestyle zine. And for nearly ten years it has remained a zine dedicated to lovers of metal in all its incarnations, and the primary destination for quality journalism and photography; exclusives you can't get anywhere else, and that inside view you never knew you wanted until you saw it here.

We have key contributors in strategic locations around the world, from Australia to Scandinavia, Europe to the US. However we want more! We want you!

We support the music industry from the ground up, providing a legitimate space for bands to promote themselves and their music, and build their own networks. But some info you may not be aware of - promoters, publicists, labels and other industry bodies are also given the opportunities to grab their own space, to post news that is circulated through the site immediately, and to get back in touch with the punters - wherever those punters happen to be.

We are all metalheads, like you. Everyone on our team, no matter what they do, is passionate about metal. We are music journalists, photographers; some are band members; others are publicists and label reps. We are people who have been in the metal music industry for years, and people who are just newbies on the scene. Our passion is to keep you informed, entertained, and excited about the music and the scene. Because unlike other music mags, we know that metal isn't just something you listen to: it's something you LIVE!

As of 2015 Metal as Fuck is edited by Carrie Gibson, whose motto; can't stand the heat? Stay out of the moshpit is tightly instilled. Once a manager of bands now a writer for bands but above all a lover of bands. When Carrie is not locked away writing she can be peeled off a moshpit floor with the temptation of coffee....

Metal as Fuck is always on the look-out for new contributors from across the world to work with us towards our goal of becoming the world's best, and most integral, metal lifestyle zine on the interwebs.

If you are passionate about metal in all its forms, if you have a shitload of initiative, great ideas, can meet deadlines, and can produce high quality work, then Metal as Fuck wants to hear from you. Whether you are interested in getting seriously involved with the workings of the website, or writing features and reviews, being on the ground at festivals, or taking photos - there is a part to play for you somewhere.

We are particularly keen to get in touch with people with a wide range of experience - from those with little or no experience, to well-known industry afficionados; and in a wide range of locations, from Australia to Peru, and from Europe to Asia.

Who are we after at the moment?

Event reviewers worldwide, release reviewers worldwide, photographers worldwide, people interested in street-team work, and people with striking, interesting, or sustainable column ideas. We are also seeking people who might be serious about learning more about the inside workings of an online mag like this, so if admin is your thing too, then let us know.

Wanna write? Here's what you need to be able to do

We are after people who can dedicate themselves to delivering a minimum of four (4) release reviews each month. It's pretty simple, really: just one album per week. You MUST be able to take on board a wide range of genres.

Writers who can deliver on at least two editorial/feature articles a month. 

Everybody else... here's the deal

For event reviews and photographers, we prefer it if you are able to turn your work around within three days of the event finishing.

For feature writers and columnists, you must be able to turn around your articles quickly (within three days), and be available either by phone or email for short-notice interviews.

For columnists, you have to be able to be contacted, to dedicate yourself to one column each month, or one column bimonthly (depending on the topic).

We're not actually scary, you know. If you can't make your timeframes, all we need is to hear from you and why. We're not all hard bastards... although our editor can (sometimes) be.

The big question: Do you get paid?

No, sorry guys. You get contra: you score the album or DVD you review (usually ahead of its release date); you score entries to gigs; everybody else does it because they love metal, dig the community, and want to further the genre and they value publications like this that can give to the fans.

Of course, if we're ever in a position where we're making bucketloads of cash, you'll feel the glory financially too.

If you feel you'd like to join our worldwide crusade for the advancement of good music, or if you feel we're not doing it right, or if you just want to shoot the shit about heavy metal, you can write to us at: