Bob Nalbandian started his career in metal at the age of 18, as founder/publisher of the seminal heavy metal fanzine The Headbanger, a nationally distributed Xeroxed fanzine which featured the very first profiles of then-unsigned, groundbreaking bands such as Metallica, Slayer & Megadeth. Throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, Bob Nalbandian was a contributing editor to several well-known metal mags worldwide including Metal Rendezvous, Creem, Hit Parader, Foundations, Loud and many others.
Nalbandian also worked at Roadrunner Records (LA office) and Bizarre/Straight Records in the early ‘90s and managed and advised many rock bands acquiring license/distribution deals, and worked as a freelance writer and independent publicist. Apart from the Shockwaves Skull Sessions, Nalbandian also runs the online metal magazine Shockwaves and the Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast, both available at HardRadio.com.
Bob Nalbandian can be contacted by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org