C. Hayes

I’m a freelance writer and radio producer living in New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington. Aside from infrequently updating this blog, I’m a contributing writer at Steel for Brains, Last Rites, Metal Bandcamp, Backlit, and Hellbound. My work has also featured on sites such as Ghost Cult and About Heavy Metal, as well as in numerous New Zealand magazines. I’m also a former feature writer, music and book reviewer, and metal columnist for US-based website PopMatters.

Outside of writing, I’m the metal correspondent for Music 101, the long-running weekly music show produced by New Zealand’s public broadcaster, Radio New Zealand. 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, ‘70s dub, any film featuring a shark, and a nice cup of tea (milk, one sugar).


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