I am Albert Mudrian, Editor-in-Chief of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine, and author of Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal and Grindcore. AMA!
EDIT: Alright, folks, it's been real. Thanks for taking an interest in metal and some of the things I'm specifically involved with. Now go buy this - I have two kids to put through college: http://store.decibelmagazine.com/collections/books/products/choosing-death