Andy Cook
Journalist

 

Andy Cook currently resides in North Carolina, having also spent two different long stints in Georgia, and is the father of five children.

His musical journey to the heavier side of things began with MTV and bands like Van Halen, Quiet Riot, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, and Ratt, whose album Out of the Cellar is the first one he bought with his own money. This journey would culminate when he heard Metallica’s Master of Puppets while riding with his older sister and her boyfriend on some back country roads one winter’s night in 1988.

When he’s not listening to music, he’s either working at his day job as a professional salesman, or hitting the workout of the day at his local Crossfit gym.

Favorite bands: Emperor/Ihsahn, Delain, Devin Townsend