What first got you into metal:
Several years ago, I read about the fact that Steven Wilson (of Porcupine Tree – one of my favorite non-metal bands) produced Opeth’s Deliverance, Damnation, and Blackwater Park. On a wim, I bought a ticket to see Opeth in the fall of 2005 (not even knowing their music!). Needless to say, I was totally blown away by them…and, well….life has not been the same since.
Top metal experience to date:
Wacken 2009 (and I’m my way to Wacken 2010 which I have a feeling may surpass 2009!)
Play any instruments?
Played acoustic guitar a bit long ago – would like to pick it up again at some point.
Top 5 (metal) bands:
Pain of Salvation
More metal fave bands (would be way longer if I included non-metal): Agalloch, Amon Amarth, Arcturus, At the Gates, Behemoth, Borknagar, Dark Tranquility, Dir en Grey, Dream Theatre, Eluveitie, Emperor, Ensiferum, Enslaved, Ex Deo, Finntroll, Goatwhore, Heaven and Hell, Heidevolk, High on Fire, H.I.M., Hypocrisy, Immortal, In Extremo, In Flames, Kamelot, Kivimetsan Druidi, Korpiklaani, Lamb of God, Leaves' Eyes, Machine Head, Marduk, Moonsorrow, Motorhead, Municipal Waste, Napalm Death, Nightwish, Obituary, Orphaned Land, P.O.D., Paradise Lost, Primordial, Rage Against the Machine, Rammstein, Riverside, Samael, Satyricon, Scorpions, Septicflesh, Slayer, Strapping Young Lad, Swallow the Sun, Symphony X, Testament, Theatre of Tragedy, Therion, 1349, Tiamat, Turisas, UFO, Volbeat, Walls of Jericho
What do you do?
What do you do in your spare time?
With full-time work, a house, and family, I wish I had more spare time! I especially enjoy going to museums and other cultural institutions, dance performances, concerts (metal and other genres). I also like to read – mostly non-fiction.
What deck are you on?
K – deck 6
What’s a creepy think I can say when I see you that no stranger should know and will weird you out that I do?
Hmmm….well, I saw the American Idol Tour in 2008…does that count?