David E. Gehlke is an¬†American-based heavy metal journalist who has been plying his trade since 2001. Since then, he has written for periodicals such as Throat Culture, Caustic Truths, and Metal Maniacs, and served as editor for Blistering.com, one of North America’s first-ever hard rock and heavy metal websites. Deliberation Press was created as a vehicle for Gehlke to release his first book, Damn the Machine – The Story of Noise Records.¬†

He presently runs Dead Rhetoric.com, an online publication he launched in 2013. Gehlke presently resides in Pittsburgh, PA, with his wife Ashley, and dog Goji.

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