Ola Mazzuca was 13 years old when she first discovered heavy metal. Two years later, she began writing about it.
With a heart full of passion for the raw, abrasive, and often controversial genre, her love of the music poured through album reviews and interviews. She has contributed to four metal publications to date, with an abundance of work published in Exclaim! and Hellbound.
In 2013, Ola gave back to the Canadian music scene as an official adjudicator of the JUNO Awards in the category of Best Hard Rock/Metal Album.
CARCASS – Surgical Steel (Nuclear Blast)
SOILWORK – The Living Infinite (Nuclear Blast)
ENSLAVED – RIITIIR (Nuclear Blast)
AT THE SOUNDAWN – Shifting (Lifeforce)
KATAKLYSM – Heaven’s Venom (Nuclear Blast)
Classic Albums Revisited
TYPE O NEGATIVE – October Rust (Roadrunner)
NILE – Those Whom The Gods Detest (Nuclear Blast)
ESOTERIC – The Maniacal Vale (Season of Mist)
NERO DI MARTE – s/t (Prosthetic)
TURBONEGRO – Sexual Harassment (Volcom)
IHSAHN – Eremita (Candlelight)
LACUNA COIL – Dark Adrenaline (Century Media)
ARCHAIOS – The Distant (Dark Canvas)
CHTHONIC – Takasago Army (Spinefarm)
Interviews & Features
ANVIL: No longer bottom feeders with a success that’s well deserved – Hellbound – June 2012
PHILIP H. ANSELMO is a true original, raw and at his core – Hellbound – August 2013
A live set of HELLYEAH could be worth your weekly therapy session – June 2012
KATAKLYSM guitarist Jean-Francous Dagenais craves culture on the road – April 2014
Talking blasphemous baking with METALCAKES’ KATHY BEJMA – March 2012
The Blasphemy Blog
…is Ola’s personal writing space to share metal thoughts and words on Hellbound.ca.
Read the archive here.
For Blasphemous Meals, her journey cooking through Annick Giroux’s Hellbent For Cooking: The Heavy Metal Cookbook (Bazillion Points), drool here.
Portrait © by Marissa Tiel Photography, 2013