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Dan Marsicano


Meet Dan Marsicano:

Dan stepped foot into music journalism a few years ago, after writing album reviews on the side during his high school years. He started out with 411 Mania and branched out from there, starting with reviewing whatever he could find and eventually finding his niche with metal-related topics.


Dan began to write album reviews for 411 Mania in March 2007. From there, he worked his way up to news, features, and a weekly column, eventually becoming one of the veteran critics employed with the site. Dan has spent the last several years also involved with SMN News and Metal Underground, writing reviews and interviews/feature stories.

From Dan Marsicano:

I have been privileged enough to be a part of About.com for the last few years. During that time, I have amassed an enormous body of work, including my weekly column Retro Recommendation. I’ve been lucky enough to have the support of this web site, as well as everybody who has ever read a piece of my writing or sent me correspondence.

I’ve gain such an appreciation for all styles of metal, from the gloomy undertones of doom to the shrill, dissonant beauty of black metal. My love for metal has only increased with time. However, I’m not the only one on the site with a passion for metal. The entire writing staff on this site is phenomenal and I’m still learning a lot from them. I will continue to do so, as well as show off my devotion and brutal honesty to everything that has to do with metal.

If anybody is interested in contacting me or keeping up with my articles, your best bet is my Twitter account.

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