Max Heilman is a writer, musician and connoisseur of weird art hailing from Long Beach, California. Give him a gatefold LP or a hardcover reprinting from Dark Horse Comics, and he'll be your friend—though you'll have trouble getting him to stop talking about either of those and everything in between. His instrument of choice is the drum set, and his recorded work spans garage rock, post-punk and ambient black metal. He's an editor for RIFF Magazine and a contributor to Metal Injection. He has a BA in journalism.