Hey to all
you metal heads and rockers out there. I am Vix - the
Angel Of Metal.
Here is the shortened/fast-track version of what I've
been up to.
In 2004 at age 14, I started going to local gigs and
became interested in promotions, supporting the
underground and organising local events. This quickly
led to promoting internet radio station
HARD ROCK RADIO LIVE
and Roadrunner Records. In September 2006 I started
college and studied Media.
In early 2007 I launched my website
and began reviewing cd's and local gigs. Video, audio
and text interviews with independent and signed artists
as well as professionals from the music industry have
become the main focus of my website.
Following great advice, feedback and encouragement, I
realised I had found my calling. This is what I wanted
The first band I interviewed was American hard rock band
in York (yep I travel up to 150 miles in support
of my project). Later, I was offered a position DJing on
the Top 10 Metal Internet Radio Station -
HARD ROCK RADIO LIVE
and you can find me there every Thursday 4-6pm
GMT/11-1pm EST. In late 2007 I got involved with PRESTON
FM, my local community radio station. I had to give up
college radio as my duties increased at Preston FM to DJ
and Voluntary Studio Manager. My weekly show is
broadcasted live every Wednesday 8-10pm GMT/3-5pm EST.
My first major festival to cover as press was
BLOODSTOCK in 2007
where I was totally thrown in at the deep end! I would
just like to thank Clive Leighton of
PUBLIC-i for giving me
my first opportunity at Bloodstock. I met some awesome
people, continued to promote the festival via my radio
shows, flyer campaigns and in 2009 I was invited to be
on the official
team. In 2009 I did some main stage announcements which
was a real buzz. It was also at Bloodstock that I had
the good fortune to meet my favourite Swedes of all
who asked me if I'd like to set up a street team page
for the UK. Wolf Warriors UK was born.
HELLFIRE Festival is
one of the most exciting indoor festivals in the UK,
organised by Rob Ferguson of
TRANSCEND MEDIA GROUP.
Rob invited me to head up the Transcend Records Street
Team which we launched in 2009. and I am currently on
the lookout for like-minded people who would like to get
involved, so please drop me an email. Check out all the
Transcend bands, they rock! I really like Transcend's
361° philosophy. I was stoked to be a Hellfire II
Festival Torch Bearer.
I am very proud to sponsor
ROCK ON PROMOTIONS
based in Preston which is an initiative to showcase
emerging talented bands.
From Spring 2010 I am working very closely with
THE MORE I SEE,
POPULATION FOUR and
HYDROGYN for the UK, so
if you are interested in learning more about these bands
or would like interview opportunities, please email me
I am also currently in my first year studying a Single
BA (Hons) Degree in PR at
UCLan (University of
Central Lancashire). I'm a true Lancashire lass at heart
but London is calling so we'll have to see once I have
I see my job right now as supporting the scene and
continuing to gain as much experience as I possibly can.
What is the scene you ask? Heavy Metal, Thrash,
Metalcore, Hardcore, Doom, Black, Prog, Industrial,
Gothic, Power, Classic Rock - hell I don't give a damn,
it's all metal at the end of the day and I simply love
it! To stick to one specific style would just be too
Whilst rock and metal are my main areas of interest, I
have also interviewed a world renowned
magician/illusionist, an award winning horror author, a
reality TV star as well as entertainment industry
Angel Of Metal has been amazing as it has introduced me
to so many awesome people I wouldn't usually meet within
the music industry. I would just like to thank all the
record labels, promoters, bookers, publicists, managers,
agents, festival organisers, journalists, webzines,
radio stations, DJs, fans and obviously the bands who
have worked with me so far. It's been fun, challenging,
and damn hard work and this is just the beginning!
Feel free to get in touch, whether it be for requests,
business or just basic chatness! TRA! x.x.