BangerTV Hosts

Meet your favourite Bangers.

Sam Dunn

Sam Dunn is the co-founder of Banger Films, an award-winning filmmaker and a global ambassador for the heavy metal community. Since his first documentary, Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey, and as creator of the TV series Metal Evolution, he has interviewed metal A-list: Ronnie James Dio, Lemmy, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Mastodon, Black Sabbath, Slipknot and, infamously, Gaahl. Find him everywhere on BangerTV.

Daniel Dekay brings his passion for all things metal to BangerTV as an intrepid interviewer, reviewer, and regular co-host of Lock Horns. Based in Toronto, he plays guitar for speed metal pioneers Exciter, is a steadfast member of the KISS Army and credits Mustaine, Schuldiner, and Dimebag as pivotal influences. He also owns several Flying Vs.

Bradley Zorgdrager is Banger’s resident expert on death metal and all things core — hardcore, metalcore, grindcore and deathcore. He’s also the metal/hardcore editor at Exclaim! and runs Sorrow Carrier Records. Born in Kitchener, Ontario, his first record purchase was Sum 41’s All Killer, No Filler, though the three bands that changed his life were decidedly heavier: Converge, Killswitch Engage and Bloodbath.

Sarah Kitteringham is a journalist, photographer and DJ. The first metal record she bought was Iron Maiden’s Brave New World and she’s been fanatically collecting all styles of heavy metal vinyl ever since. Sarah’s byline appears in Noisey, Exclaim!, and BeatRoute; she also sings and plays bass for epic doom act Smoulder. Watch her underground (and occasionally very mainstream) band picks on Overkill Reviews.

Blayne Smith is a Toronto-based comedian. The first record he bought was Judas Priest’s Screaming for Vengeance and three bands that changed his life are Metallica, Sleep and Darkthrone. He specializes in doom, black metal and other “music that makes you a bummer at parties.” Catch him and his in-jokes on Overkill Reviews and as a regular guest on Lock Horns.

Martin Popoff is an author of more than 70 books on heavy metal and one of the world’s most recognized metal journalists. Born in Toronto, his first record purchase was Steppenwolf’s Gold and three bands that changed his life are Black Sabbath, Kiss and Nazareth. Watch him cover the classics on Overkill Reviews.

Craig Mailman is the producer for BangerTV.

Dylan Gowan is a Toronto-based drummer and musician who records and tours with bands in a variety of styles, but his passion is prog — the first metal album he bought was Opeth’s “my arms your hearse.” Watch him get nerdy about technical and progressive bands on Overkill reviews.