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Louder: About Us

Louder: About us and Contact

Louder is the home of Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog magazines, and with a combined reach of over four million followers on social media, we're the most influential rock-specific website in the world.

Alt.rock, indie, alternative, hard rock, heavy metal, prog, punk, blues, rock'n'roll and everything in-between are covered on Louder - making it the place to visit for the best coverage of the music you love and care about.

Louder brings you the latest news in rock'n'roll. We'll bring you original quotes and exclusive access. And we'll tell the stories and share the opinions that matter.

Our writers have decades of experience between them, and operate under Future's 20-year-old policy of a cast-iron guarantee of editorial independence.


Scott Rowley - Content Director
Content Director of Music at Future plc. Scott was Editor In Chief of Classic Rock 2004-14 and Editor of Total Guitar 2000-04.

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Briony Edwards - Editor in Chief
Briony is in charge of sorting out what's covered on the site. She also writes for Metal Hammer and Classic Rock and is a big fan of cats, Husker Du and pizza.

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Elizabeth Scarlett - News Writer
Elizabeth (Lizzie) is a music-obsessed creative soul with a love for all things heavy. In her spare time you’ll probably find her designing music magazines, playing the bass and most likely fantasising about Lemmy.
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Scott Munro - eCommerce Editor
Scott is Louder's eCommerce editor, scouting out the best deals for music fans from every corner of the internet. Formerly of the news desk, he’s been part of the team since 2014 and when not writing, he can be found watching baseball and visiting whisky distilleries.
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Classic Rock Magazine

Siân Llewellyn - Editor
Siân has been an obsessive music nerd for as long as she can remember. Has a pathological hatred of people turning the rock canon into jukebox musicals.

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Polly Glass - Features Editor
Editor, organiser and writer of regular pieces and longer reads (including new band coverage). Loves cooking, southern rock, Steven Wilson, and reading about unusual people.

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Ian Fortnam - Reviews Editor
Commissioning both album reviews and live reviews, Ian has been fearlessly filtering the rock from the cock since 2003.

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Fraser Lewry - Online Editor
Working at the digital coalface, Fraser looks after features and various other bits. A lapsed Kiwi, he spends his free time doing Pilates and visiting vile dictatorships. Likes cats. 

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Metal Hammer

Merlin Alderslade - Editor
Merl heads up the world's biggest metal brand and is probably responsible for 90% of all nu metal-related content making it onto the site. 

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Eleanor Goodman - Deputy Editor
El commissions the features section of the magazine and curates covermount CDs, as well as co-hosting the Metal Hammer podcast. Irrationally obsessed with sea creatures.

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Jonathan Selzer - Reviews Editor
Jonathan is the overseer of all the album and live reviews in Metal Hammer. Thinks songs that aren’t about Satan, swords or witches are a bit silly.

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Prog Magazine

Jerry Ewing - Editor
Founder and Editor of Prog Magazine. Enjoys almost all progressive music in its many guises, but is especially partial to a slice of post rock.

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Natasha Scharf - Deputy Editor
Dark prog (and chocolate) fan Natasha has been a Prog regular since 2009. News Editor between 2014 and 2019, she is the only member of the team to have appeared on Prog's cover. 

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Jo Kendall - Associate Editor
Embracing weird, wild and wonderful sounds each issue, Jo's also a Classic Rock columnist, an avid tea-drinker and cupcake fancier.

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