Hello, I’m Ken Kopija.

I launched, ran and managed several music blogs starting in 2003 (Metal Heavy, Metal BUZZ, Hard Rock & Metal, Collecting Nirvana) and still run and maintain (Inhale the Heavy, My Vinyl Offering) today.

I’ve lived my entire life in the suburbs of Chicago and have spent the last 25 years working as an Environmental Resources Technician. I’ve been in and around the heavy music scene for most of my life, whether it be going to shows, attending record conventions, writing album reviews, blogging or designing websites. I am an avid collector of vinyl records and cassette tapes.

Things I’m Good At:

Web development and design
Drawing to scale
Black coffee

Things I’m Not Good At:

Staying awake
Driving faster than the speed limit
Hitting a baseball
Understanding K-pop

See what I’m doing now.