About Me

Hi, I’m Ken Kopija.

Thank you for checking out my website!

I’ve lived my entire life in the suburbs of Chicago, and have spent the last 25 years working as an Environmental Resources Technician. It’s a challenging job, and one that I enjoy doing every day. I’ve been married to the love of my life for 24 years, and I have two amazing kids; one in the Army, and one in college.

I became interested in web design in the middle to late 90s, when Yahoo! looked like this. WordPress didn’t exist. Websites were coded by hand. I love the challenge of developing and designing a website from scratch, and I still do a lot of coding by hand. It gives me a better understanding of the entire process.

I’ve been in and around the heavy music scene for most of my life, whether it be going to shows, attending record conventions, writing album reviews or blogging about my favorite bands.

I launched, ran and managed several music blogs dating back to 1999 (Metal Heavy, Metal BUZZ, Hard Rock & Metal), and still run and maintain Inhale the Heavy. In 2018, I added a feature to the site called My Vinyl Offering. In it, I get up close and personal with my favorite musicians and friends to find out the most cherished parts of their record, CD or cassette collection.

I am an avid vinyl and cassette enthusiast, and I drink more black coffee than I probably should, as if.

Things I’m Good At:

Freehand drawing to scale
Music trivia
Mouth farts

Things I’m Not Good At:

Playing the drums
Staying awake
Driving faster than the speed limit
Hitting a baseball

See what I’m doing now.