J.J. Anselmi is the author of Heavy: A Memoir of Wyoming, BMX, and Heavy Fucking Music. His second book, Doomed to Fail: The Incredibly Loud History of Doom, Sludge, and Post-Metal, is forthcoming from Rare Bird in February 2020. He’s played drums in several heavy bands, including In the Company of Serpents and Former Worlds. He’s currently the drummer of Drainage, a sludgy metalcore band from Long Beach, California.