The Will Not Fade Team


Current writers

Will Not Fade founder Joseph James is a teacher living in Wellington, New Zealand. His favourite bands include Biffy Clyro, Frank Turner, Shihad and Into It. Over It. When Joseph isn’t listening to music or playing drums he likes competing in off-road sporting events like the Coast to Coast and eating spicy food.

Sam McIntyre lives in Colorado, having recently moved from Chicago. He is especially passionate about the post-rock genre, and draws on his experience derived from having worked as a show promoter to inform his writings about music.

Murray Stace lives in Wollongong, New South Wales. His other musings can also be found at

Hugh Collins brings credibility to the team, being a qualified journalist. Internships at Rip It Up and The Herald have helped him hone his writing skills, which he uses to cover Auckland events for us.

Former Writers

CJ Blessum lives in Bozeman, Montana. He lives by an indie/DIY ethic, running a recording studio called The Low Country, a graphic design and screen-printing business called A Thousand Arms, and a post-rock band called Ranges. [More]

Swedish born Mathias Hallberg is our resident metalhead. His interests include drinking beer, playing bass guitar and combing his glorious beard. He lives and studies in Wellington, New Zealand.

Jayden Sulufaiga knows a thing or two about hip-hop and R&B. He lives with his partner and two children in the outer-Wellington suburb of Lower Hutt. One thing Jayden does in his spare time is moonlighting as an amateur comedian.