Princess Stomper has written, under various guises, for a range of titles including Rock Sound, Metal Hammer, Terrorizer, Collapse Board and Brainwashed. She lives with her husband and daughter in the English countryside and works in a marketing department.
I used to write about music for money. That didn’t work out so well: people pay you for something, they start to want an input into what you say. It’s not like I was reluctant to give bad reviews, but hated having to listen to music I didn’t like. I guess I was never really cut out to be a critic. After a few years, I lost all the love I ever had for music. I quit my band, my job, and left the city where I lived.
Nine years later, a random tweet about Foetus reminded me to listen once again to an album I loved, and a review convinced me to buy the last two albums. All at once, all the passion and enthusiasm I’d ever had returned to me: I was reinspired.
I realised I love music – and games, television and movies – and I love writing. I don’t even choose to write; it’s just something that I’ve always done. So I’ll do it now, on my own terms. Write only about the things I love, purely for pleasure, just because I have to.