Contributor Limelight: Kevin Kirk

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 For the past 21 years Kevin Kirk has supplied Salt Lake's metal heads with CDs, band shirts and screen printed tapestries! The Heavy Metal shop has survived four relocations in three different SLC boroughs. In 1994 Kirk's business hit the big time when the front of his shop, known for the large fiery SLAYER letters above his logo, was featured in Billboard Magazine's ad for the band's Divine Intervention album. The Heavy Metal Shop broke UT's SLAYER sales record by peddling the most copies of the record, but Kevin is still waiting for his gold record plaque today. The infamous Heavy Metal Shop logo has been worn on everyone from Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead and Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed, to local heshens and hardcore kids. When SLUG heard the Dwarves were coming back to Salt Lake, it was only right for us to ask Kirk to come out of his SLUG retirement to interview these punk legends.