At approximately 7900 (with over 7000 appearing in his books), Martin Popoff has unofficially written more record reviews than anybody in the history of music writing across all genres. Additionally, Martin has penned approximately 120 books on hard rock, heavy metal, progressive rock, punk, classic rock and record collecting. He was Editor-in-Chief of the now retired Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles, Canada’s foremost heavy metal publication for 14 years, and has also contributed to Revolver, Guitar World, Goldmine, Record Collector, bravewords.com, lollipop.com and hardradio.com, with many record label band bios and liner notes to his credit as well. Additionally, Martin has been a regular contractor to Banger Films, having worked for two years as researcher on the award-winning documentary Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage, on the writing and research team for the 11-episode Metal Evolution and on the ten-episode Rock Icons, both for VH1 Classic. Additionally, Martin is the writer of the original heavy metal genre chart used in Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey and throughout the Metal Evolution episodes. He has solo-blabbed all over his own long-running audio podcast, History in Five Songs with Martin Popoff, for a number of years, and runs a Youtube channel with his buddy Marco D’Auria called The Contrarians. He is also a guest every Friday morning at 9:00 AM on Pete Pardo’s Sea of Tranquility Youtube channel. Martin currently resides in Toronto and can be reached through email@example.com or http://www.martinpopoff.com.