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ABOUT

I've been a metalhead for almost 30 years. My journey started in the early ‘90s, when traditional metal had already gone into decline, but once I laid my hands on bootleg tapes (the only thing I could afford back then) of bands such as Accept, King Diamond, Running Wild, Overkill and Testament, I got hooked big time and never looked back.

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JOURNALISM

A few years down the road it turned out that just listening to music wasn’t enough for me anymore. Together with my brother we started a fanzine called BARD MegaZine, and then, having moved to the beautiful country of Scotland in 2007, I founded another printed magazine called Noizz Eater. The website you’re visiting now is the continuation of that fine publication, which ceased to exist in printed form in 2019. I’ve also contributed to various other magazines, fanzines and webzines, and over the course of 22 years I’ve conducted 350+ interviews, written 200+ event reports and reviewed countless numbers of releases.

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PHOTOGRAPHY & GRAPHIC DESIGN

Some 15 years ago I also got into concert photography (see photos at the top of this page) and have covered hundreds of club and arena shows as well as big European festivals such as Wacken Open Air, Sweden Rock Festival, Bang Your Head or Masters of Rock. I’ve also shot a fair amount of promo pictures for various rock and metal bands and most recently I’ve started a small graphic design business called DG Media, focused on creating gig posters, merch designs, album booklet designs and band logos. You can check it out here.

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OUTRO

The metal scene has given me so much over the years that whenever possible, I try to give something back, by promoting it, by going to underground gigs and by buying physical albums. You probably already know it, but let me remind you - heavy metal is the most positive force in today's music, unifying like-minded people the world over. We have what no fans of any other music genre have ever had. Thinking about bashing a band you don’t like? What about putting your energy into spreading the word about bands you do like? I don’t worship every existing metal band myself, but we’re a small community, so let’s have respect for each other and let the metal scene thrive!

See you at gigs and festivals
Wojtek \m/

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Unauthorised use of any works published on this website is prohibited.
Materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part by persons, organisations
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