The Crew

Longevity is one of Last Rites’ strong-suits. We’ve had more than our fair share of amazing contributors over the years (last count: 72), many of whom have gone on to bigger and less better things, and a considerable number of us continue to attack the keyboard with a decade or more of MetalReview/LastRites history under our belts. Credit those Friday afternoon lemon squares in the break room and weekend trips to the Catskills.

That said, we’re always on the lookout for new blood to add to the ranks. We’re picky, though; not only do we expect skill with words and grammar, we require a genuine knowledge and history with the genre, as well as the same sort of ravenous hunger for exploration that the rest of the crew enjoys. If you’re interested in writing for Last Rites, we encourage you to reach out to us at: contactlastrites AT gmail DOT com.

The core crew today:

Andrew Edmunds

Last Rites Co-Owner; Senior Editor; born in the cemetery, under the sign of the MOOOOOOON...


Last Rites Co-Owner; Senior Editor; That was my skull!

Chris C

Chris Sessions

I write for Last Rites, but in my mind it is spelled Lassed Writes because I am a dreamer.

Craig Hayes

Aotearoa New Zealand's most successfully unsuccessful music writer. Dadcrust for d-beat dorks, noise punk nerds, and metal dweebs.

Dan Obstkrieg

Happily committed to the foolish pursuit of words about sounds. Not actually a dinosaur.

Dave Pirtle

Coffee. Black.

Jeremy Morse

Riffs or GTFO.

Juho Mikkonen

Suomi Finglish Perkele

Konrad Kantor

Staff Bartender -- I also write about music on occasion. Fuck Twitter.

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Lone Watie


Infinitely committed to the expansion of artistic horizons. Very interested in hearing your grandparent's anecdotes & recipes. @mannyowar

Matthew Cooper

Megan Astarael

The Queen of Frozen Forests (blastbeats in the distance intensify)

Mirela Travar

Passionately want to do everything.

Old Guard

The retired elite of LastRites/MetalReview.

Ryan Tysinger

I listen to music, then I write about it. On Twitter @d00mfr0gg (Outro: The Winds Of Mayhem)

Spencer Hotz

Admirer of the weird, the bizarre and the heavy, but so are you. Why else would you be here?

Zach Duvall

Last Rites Co-Owner; Senior Editor; Obnoxious overuser of baseball metaphors.