A bit over three years ago, Eric U. Norris came to SLUG Magazine as an eager writer with an appetite for punk, hardcore and metal. With each review and interview feature, Norris has earned his keep. He possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of his musical areas of expertise, and we at SLUG are proud to count him as one of our own! Norris cites covering Punk Rock Bowling 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, interviewing Trinity West about The Speedway Project and his Localized diptych feature about Zombiecock and Goatsifter as some of his favorite assignments. Particularly, Norris is passionate about covering local music and helping to fuel the success of musicians and artists in our community. He continues to do so in the October Issue with this installment of Localized, which features hardcore bands Villain and Burn Your World on pages 6 and 7.