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Angelo Spenillo is a successful lawyer whose career includes stints at the Justice Department, a Fortune 500 company, and one of the fastest growing technology startups. He’s built legal departments for companies with millions of dollars on the line. But underneath the suits and ties, he’s maintained a secret. Angelo is a metalhead – he lives and breathes heavy metal music.  

This is the amazing story of how metal guided Angelo to success as an attorney, in business, and in life. You’ll learn how metal supported every twist and turn of his unusual career path. Whether you’re a music lover, professional, or just looking for inspiration, the motivational stories and lessons from Angelo’s metal journey will open your mind to career possibilities and maybe even bring out the metalhead in you! 

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Angelo G. Spenillo is a husband, stepdad, metalhead, in-house attorney, and author of "I Am a Professional Metalhead." Angelo grew up in New Jersey where he began a lifelong obsession with heavy metal music - one that influenced his entire legal career.

In 2000, Angelo began his career as an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice. He left the practice of law several times to work in sales, marketing, account management, and product development, until he finally found his true calling working as a lawyer for software companies. Since then, he has built legal departments for several rapidly growing companies and finally found his dream career - unless, Sevendust has a need for a third guitar player in which case the law thing would be a great fall back gig.

Angelo earned his undergraduate degree from Union College and his law degree from Georgetown. He is currently in-house counsel at a fast-growing software company.

He resides in Colorado with his wife, Carol, and one guitar less than would be ideal.

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