C. Hayes

I’m a freelance writer and radio producer/broadcaster living in New Zealand.

My writing has appeared in numerous magazines and online sites such as Under the Radar, Last Rites, Steel for Brains, Metal Bandcamp, Hellbound, About Heavy Metal, and many others. And I’m also a former columnist for leading US website PopMatters.

I’m currently the rowdy-music correspondent for Music 101, the long-running music show produced by New Zealand’s public broadcaster, Radio New Zealand. (Where I produced and hosted the two-part series South of Heaven; the first documented history of New Zealand’s extreme metal scene.)

I also host a segment on Radio Active’s Anger Management show, playing louder tunes from across the spectrum.

I’m partial to metal in most of its guises, and also extremely fond of experimental music, Krautrock, 70s progressive rock, any film featuring a shark, and a nice cup of tea.