Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez is a record producer/artist who has worked with many talents including, Morbid Angel, Christian Death, Lover of Sin, Nile, and many others. He was also the guitarist/producer of his own band, Diet of Worms. [1]

Juan Carlos Gonzalez was born in Tampa, Florida and is of Spanish descent. His family figures prominently in the history of Ybor City, Tampa’s Latin Quarter founded by Cuban, Spanish, and Italian immigrants. His family operated the Spanish Lyric Theatre, the oldest theatrical organization in Tampa Bay for over 55 years.

Juan “Punchy” Gonzalez was raised in the theater and became a stage manager by the age of 13. Gonzalez then became an audio engineer and started touring full time in his mid-twenties. Punchy is a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local Chapter 321 and has worked with a range of artists from Broadway to Norwegian Death Metal acts.

Gonzalez has been the owner and operator of D.O.W. Studios in Mango, Florida since 2003. DOW Studios expanded in 2006 to include video production. The first music video treatment for Nile’s “Papyrus Containing the Spell to Preserve its Possessor from He who is in the Water” produced by Punchy Productions. Punchy Productions went on to produce a yet unreleased video for King's X and several live videos filmed for Alexa Ray Joel.

Another video for Nile was produced in 2010 for "Permitting the Noble Dead" containing all live shots taken from the band's tour.

Punchy continues to record in D.O.W. Studios, recently recording the new Morbid Angel record in 2011.