About the author


Learning to play my first of five musical instruments evoked a drive to nourish creativity that has never ceased. From expanding my musical endeavors to writing editorial pieces on music, personnel profiles, lifestyle, entrepreneurs and the behavioral health industry, I’ve learned to channel my creativity into niche-specific outlets. Mastering this diverse editorial skill set has led me to many out-of-the-box assignments and leadership positions in journalism, content production and digital marketing.

I have a extensive experience in writing, editing and marketing in both print and digital content development industries. Currently, I am the group managing editor for Picket Fence Media, overseeing the editorial development, management and operations of the San Clemente Times, Dana Point Times and The Capistrano Dispatch. I’ve also worked as a managing editor in the healthcare industry for an Inc. 5000 company, overseeing the strategy, management and supervision of their U.S. and India staff writers, editors, senior staff writers, graphic designers, content team leaders and freelancers.

I’m also a freelance music journalist for multiple publications. I write music content published in both print and digital formats based on local, national and international news. I shoot and edit professional concert photography of local, national and internationally known bands to be compiled into photo galleries for digital publication.

Freelance Credits and Appearances:

  • SC Magazine
  • Best of San Clemente/Best of Dana Point/Best of San Juan Capistrano magazines
  • SoCal Music Today
  • OC Weekly
  • LA Weekly
  • OC Family Magazine
  • OC Metro Magazine
  • Metal Insider
  • SiriusXM Liquid Metal Radio
  • MetalTalk.Net

My interviews include credits with: Whitechapel (2), Anthrax (3), Lita Ford, John5 from Rob Zombie, Styx, Dane Clark, L.A. Guns, Clutch, Sevendust, Afroman, Dan Vapid, Saliva, Huntress, Butcher Babies, Battlecross, Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie, Travis Warren, Monster Magnet, Nashville Pussy, Haster, Empyrean Throne, Bent Jetty, The Oath, Miss May I, Arch Enemy, Suicide Silence, Korn, Cannibal Corpse, Wretched, Godsmack, Corey Taylor (Slipknot), Wendy Dio, Slayer, Jungle Rot, Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Incite, Steve Evetts, Nervosa, Nikki Sixx (Sixx A.M.), Anaal Nathrakh, Dirty Heads, Opeth, Trixie Mattel, SiriusXM host Jose Mangin, Chase Rice, Hvile I Kaos, in addition to numerous local bands and acts.

My photography credits include: Whitechapel (2), Anthrax (2), Motorhead, Slayer (2), Slipknot (2), Lita Ford, DJ Starscream, Rob Zombie (2), Moody Blues, Chevelle (2), Cinema Sleep, AWOLNATION, Bush, Soundgarden, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Sleeping with Sirens, Battlecross, Butcher Babies, Children of Bodom (2), Amon Amarth (2), Mastodon (2), Five Finger Death Punch, Andrew W.K., Black Sabbath, Queens of the Stone Age, Ghost, Deftones, Avenged Sevenfold (2),  Eagles, Pink, The Kin, Justin Timberlake, Mushroomhead, Wretched, Cannibal Corpse (2), Asking Alexandria, Korn (2), Testament, Carcass (2), In This Moment, Black Label Society, Aeon, Behemoth (2), Sister Sin, Jungle Rot, Hellyeah, King Diamond, Judas Priest (2), Kataklysm, Fire From the Gods, Belphegor, All That Remains, Suicidal Tendencies (2), Dying Fetus, Body Count, Nile, Empyrean Throne, Megadeth, Myrkur (2), Entombed A.D., Ministry, Meshuggah, Helmet, Deafheaven, Gojira (2), Society 1, Pallbearer, Oni, Wolves in the Throne Room, Enslaved, Degial, Destroyer 666, Watain, Saxon.

If you are interested in sending me your music news, I will consider all things sent to me, but cannot guarantee publication. If anything, you will get a new fan!

Please contact me at:

Facebook: RachaelJMattice

Twitter: @RachaelM_OC 

Email: rmattice125@gmail.com

Instagram: rmattice

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I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for taking the time to view my work!

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(Rachael Mattice Photography)

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