My name is J. Andrew Zalucky and I’m music writer from Connecticut. Primarily focused on metal, punk and hardcore, I am currently a proud contributor to Decibel, Metal Injection and Nine Circles. My articles typically include album reviews, interviews, concert reporting and editorials. Whenever possible, I like to weave my interest in history, literature and politics into my work to place heavy music in a wider context.


Rob Halford of Judas Priest had some nice things to say about my 2015 editorial, “Reflecting on the New Wave of American Heavy Metal,” which he sent to my editor:

Rob Halford Comment

My review of Clutch’s 2013 album, Earth Rocker, was featured in the book That Devil Music: Best Rock Writing 2014, published by Anthem Publishing.

Those interested in my services as a writer or editor may contact me at Drew[dot]Zalucky[at]gmail[dot]com