Alright dear monkeys, for my first post of 2013 I feel it's appropriate to let you all know about my New Year's resolution--a muse project called Head of Metal, "the most accessible heavy metal resource on the web."
Head of Metal's roots came in 2012 when I started writing late-night heavy metal-themed posts for WSO. Our very own Chief Monkey Patrick Curtis encouraged me to create my own separate blog, and has been a constant source of ideas and advice. "It's already got the most badass logo you've ever seen," he has gushed in the CU chat.
Head of Metal will be full of intelligent and passionate commentary on all things heavy metal: metal history, album reviews, top 10 lists, concert reviews, obituaries, issues and misperceptions, and "fan testimonials" (stories from fans about how they got into the music, what it's done for them, and how it makes them a better person).
I have a back catalogue of 60 or so posts and still feel like I'm barely scratching the surface! Although it's only a splash page now to build an email list (which I created using Launchrock), I hope to launch the full site in February or March. If you enjoyed my WSO post "Heavy Metal is Saving Society," for instance, there's a lot more where that came from: http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/heavy-metal-is...
Progress is steadily being made; I'm learning how to use Wordpress and am taking to Twitter and Youtube to start spreading the word. I'm thinking about the layout and design of the site (of which that logo is only a part) and I'm on the lookout for other places to syndicate my growing library of content. I'll have the links in my WSO signature as well.
I know of several metalheads right here on WSO, including but not limited to: FeelingMean, Macro Arbitrage, UFOInsider, Asatar, and JamesHetfield (naturally). If you guys or anyone else would like to contribute a fan testimonial or anything else you like, hit me up and we can talk.
If you're curious about the music in any capacity, I'd love to have you as a reader.
Whether you're a new listener or an opinionated veteran, I want to be your voice.
If you want to be a part of my New Year's resolution, by all means visit my splash page at headofmetal.com to submit your email for my monthly alerts.
I welcome thoughts and ideas in the comments, and once in a while I'll keep you all posted on my progress. I'm very excited to have this muse project (a la "The 4-hour Work Week"). I'm stoked to put the devil horns up. Are you?