Kevin’s love of '80s and early '90s thrash as a teenager living in the early 2000s soon morphed into a love for Shadows Fall, Lamb of God, Unearth and the rest of the “New Wave of American Heavy Metal”…or “crappy Gothenburg-ripoffs” and “cookie monster vocal bands” as snarky metal forum elitists might spew.
Then came Mastodon’s Leviathan, The Sounds of the Underground Tour 2005 DVD, Dillinger Escape Plan, Botch, sludge, Pig Destroyer, Converge, Entombed, death metal. Basically, he loves heavy music in all of its weird, challenging, nasty and beautiful forms.
Though not completely metal-related, he is certain that Thin Lizzy’s Jailbreak is the perfect album.
Kevin has written for numerous publications, ranging from a London-based punk music magazine to a business journal headquartered in New Haven, Connecticut. His music writing has appeared in Big Cheese Magazine, Performer Magazine, Nefarious Realm, and the now-defunct Playground Boston, both online and in print. He works full-time as a book editor at a publishing company in Connecticut, and can frequently be seen wearing a hoodie around the office.
From Kevin Sirois:
In addition to metal, I have an unhealthy obsession with Arsenal Football Club, Taco Bell baja beef chalupas, anything on the Investigation Discovery channel, the Men in Blazers podcast, chicken wings and beer, Twitter, and this thing I do where I stare into space while playing around with my beard.
Please feel free to visit my rarely updated blog and/or follow me on Twitter at @kevinsirois where I frequently tweet poetic (read: complain and type in all caps) about Arsenal every game day on Saturday and Sunday mornings.