The Devil's Mouth/LOUD
José Carlos Santos’ business card says “music curation, consulting and journalism”, which is to say he is a sort of jack of all trades of the underground, and has been so for over twenty years. His main focus has always been writing, which he has done copiously in both his native languages, English and Portuguese – for instance, he served as a Senior Writer for Terrorizer magazine for eleven years, and is currently chief of staff for LOUD! and part of the writing staff for Zero Tolerance, Metalhead and Decibel – but has pursued other activities such as radio hosting, publishing, DJ, photography, PR, management and more.
José also maintains his own website, The Devil’s Mouth, where his podcast of the same name is published, is a labour of love designed to help spread the word on unconventional music of all genres. Behind all of José’s professional guises, lies essentially a profound love of music and an unshakable will to shine a light on the less exposed artists and help them reach their deserved audience. The vast experience collected over the years has made him a moderator, and curator, for panels associated with events like Roadburn, Amplifest, Inferno Metal and SWR Barroselas Metalfest, among others.