Welcome to Kollnot Rock’n’Metal Reviews

Hi everyone! My name is Jonathan Kollnot, and welcome to Kollnot Rock’n’Metal Reviews. This weblog is a space for me to post some of my thoughts on hard rock rock and metal albums both contemporary and classic. Also, I am an experienced freelance writer who is always looking paying gigs. If your publication needs a strong and reliable writer, please feel free to drop me a line.

Back in the mid-to-late 1990s, I published a little print fanzine called Kollnot Music that focused on reviews and interviews of contemporary power/progressive metal bands. I have been wanting to get back into writing reviews again for quite some time, but this time my focus is on reviewing a more eclectic mix of genres and musical time periods, from that obscure Budgie record of the early 1970s to the brand new Megadeth CD. Basically, this site serves as a fun forum to comment on the variety of rock and metal that I enjoy listening to.

As for my writing credentials, I received my B.A. in journalism and literature at Metropolitan State College of Denver in 1999. Since then, I have worked as a prep sports reporter and copy-editor here in West Michigan for the better part of 11 years, and I had metal reviews published in the Grand Rapids Press back in 2000. In 2007, I achieved my Michigan Secondary teaching certificate in English and History at Grand Valley State University, and I currently (winter 2012) am finishing up my Master’s in Secondary Education.

When I’m not working on this site and for my various part-time jobs, I enjoy playing my various musical instruments, including piano, bass guitar, drums, and my newest obsession: alto saxophone. I also used to play bass in the band Raptor School here in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We released our debut CD Redefine in August, 2009, but of course I will not stoop to reviewing my own CD on here.=) Reading classic literature and history is one of my main passions, and I am absolutely obsessed with The Great War and sci-fi series such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica and Firefly. There’s also a rumor running around that I may be trying to get into scale modeling, but I can’t confirm or deny that until I actually achieve some actual results. Ha!

Also, I will always try to include links to band websites and/or relevant retailers with each review to provide as much information to you, the devoted rockers, as possible. So happy reading and rocking!-Jonathan Kollnot.

One Response to “Welcome to Kollnot Rock’n’Metal Reviews”

  1. Hi there, would you consider writing for another webzine focusing on new and upcoming releases? Have you got an email I can reach you? The Sonic Sensory is looking for consistent reviewers and interviewers.

    You can reach me: thesonicsensory@outlook.com

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