Carl Begai

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Carl Begai
Born (1968-12-01) December 1, 1968 (age 48)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Music Journalist, writer
Nationality Canadian
Period 1993–present
Subject Music, Heavy Metal Music

Carl Begai (born December 1, 1968 in Toronto, Ontario)[1] is a Canadian music journalist, and author.[2]


Begai was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He attended York University in Toronto and received a B.A. in History in 1993.[2]

Begai currently lives in Germany.[2]


Begai began his writing career in October 1993 as a contributor to M.E.A.T Magazine, a Toronto-based metal fanzine distributed across Canada that was available for free.[citation needed] At the end of 1996 he joined the ranks of Toronto-based metal magazine Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles (BW&BK). He has contributed to every issue since, having become one of the key writers on staff.[3] In May 2005 Begai added the BW&BK website to his mag-related duties, joining other staff members in reporting metal news on a daily basis.

Begai has also contributed to the regional German rock fanzine Rock City News (better known these days as RCN)[citation needed] and was a copy editor for the English language edition of the German gothic culture magazine Orkus for two years.[citation needed]

In addition, he has written brief band biographies for Blood Stain Child,[4] Midnattsol, Scarlet Sins,[5] Ahab and vocalist Amanda Somerville. Carl also assisted Midnattsol vocalist Carmen Elise Espenaes in shaping and arranging lyrics for the band's 2005 debut, Where Twilight Dwells, and its 2008 follow-up, Nordlys.[6]

Begai is the co-writer and collaborator on ex-Bonfire bassist Joerg Deisinger's memoir, Fire And Fame, released independently in August 2008.[7] He is currently working on a book of his own entitled Won't Go Quietly, a work of fiction inspired his experiences in the music industry.


  1. ^ "About – Carl Begai:". Retrieved 2013-03-21. 
  2. ^ a b c "Carl Begai (Carl Begai) op Myspace". December 8, 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-30. 
  3. ^ "> About Us > Contacts". Retrieved 2012-01-30. 
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  5. ^ "Scarlet Sins – Biography". Retrieved 2012-01-30. 
  6. ^ "Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives – Midnattsol – Where Twilight Dwells". The Metal Archives. Retrieved 2012-01-30. 
  7. ^ " Joerg Deisinger, Carl Begai: Englische Bücher". Fire and Fame. Retrieved 2012-01-30. 

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