About the Editor

Disposable Underground editor

I’ve been creating and writing about extreme music for three decades. In the early 1990s I co-founded the band Enemy Soil and launched Disposable Underground ‘zine. Since then I’ve appeared as a guest vocalist on numerous recordings, played in different bands, and written for various ‘zines, magazines, and a newspaper.

I’m a big fan of space science, do some photography as a hobby, and live and work in Northern Virginia.


Current music projects

Agoraphobic Nosebleed
I’m one of the vocalists in this drum-machine-fueled band.

Digital Negative
A two-piece electronic/industrial project I do with the artist Person 918x.

Drugs of Faith
A grind ‘n’ roll band I co-founded in 2002. It’s my main music output.

The Neanderverbs
A rock and roll/surf project that is a little outside of my comfort zone.

Pilau
The guys in this hardcore band asked me to fill in with them and that led to me joining.

Rot Triad
A one-off instrumental project featuring ex-members of Brutal Truth.

Past music projects

Blower
This drum-machine band released a split with the Canadian band Wadge in 2000.

Enemy Soil
A grindcore band from the 1990s that I’m mostly known for.

The Index
I played guitar in this band from 1999-2002, in between Enemy Soil and Drugs of Faith.

Nifties
A two-piece folk group (I’m not known for this kind of music). We recorded a demo in 2012 and played a few gigs.

Triac
I played bass and did some vocals on the band’s demo in 2003. We also played some gigs together.

These bands were gracious enough to have me perform as a guest on their recordings:
Bent Sea, Biovore, Buzzard Dust, Crestfallen, CrusHuman, Early War, Jesus of Nazareth, Karma Payment Plan, Magrudergrind, Misery Index, Neolithic, Non Serviam, Pig Destroyer, Pigeon Down, Reeking Cross, Snipers of Babel, and Wadge.


Below are some other activities in which I’ve been involved. Audio, video, and photos are at the links.

Countdown to the Moon
A “man on the street” interview about Humankind’s return to the Moon. (2020)

DCSWA Comedy Night
I did a brief open mic set for the D.C. Science Writers Association (DCSWA)’s science comedy show, which was a lot of fun. (2014)

Flickr
Some of my pics I’ve taken with an iPhone and film camera over the years.

Story Collider
A spoken word event with the theme “outsiders.” I talked about the intersection of science, heavy metal, and one of my favorite bands, Voivod. (2017)

StoryCorps
An interview from the American Geophysical Union’s Fall Meeting 2018.

Photo: Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, December 2019