Rick: Guest Writer
Email: | Location: St. John's, NL Canada
CD/DVD reviews, interviews, concert reviews, layout, content adding, etc…
Current Top 5 Spins
1. Riot V – Unleash the Fire
2. Sanctuary – The Year the Sun Died
3. Project Arcadia – A Time of Changes
4. Burning Rain – Epic Obsession
5. Astral Doors – Notes from the Shadows
Entombed – Wolverine Blues
Hell on Wheels (season 2)
Wool By Hugh Howey
Age/Birthdate: 20th century
Birthplace: Newfoundland, Canada
Present location: same
Hair Color: dark brown
Eye Color: dark brown
Non-MR Job: manager
Job(s) @ Metal Rules: damn. I do a little bit of everything. Anything
concerning content for the site I have done at one time or another. I also layout interviews and moderate the boards.
Length of Time with MR: 12 years
Brief description of how you came to MR: While in search of CD traders I was put in contact with EvilG. When we met and found out our interests were similar he asked if I wanted to do some Cd reviews for his webzine Metal-Rules.com I thought that was a great idea. Since then I have seen Metal Rules grow almost beyond belief.
Best thing about working for MR: Meeting some great people from all over the world and knowing that in some way I am helping keep metal alive.
Worst thing about working for MR: The large amount of work for no pay.
How/when you first got into metal: I heard Quiet Riot’s Metal Health in 1983 and I was hooked..
Favorite Metal Genre(s): traditional, power and thrash but I try not to restrict myself to genres. I don’t really worry about genre classifications. If I like it.. I Like it. Simple as that.
Least favorite Metal Genre(s): don’t have one..
First Metal CD ever bought: first metal album i bought was Quiet Riot’s Metal Health.
First Metal concert: Kaos. At the Concert in the Park. Maybe 84 or 85.
Band or other music experience: I have been singing since the 6. I have been in numerous bands but nothing really serious.
Favorite bands/artists: hard list to pick. Riot, Iron Maiden, Motley Crue, Blind Guardian, Brainstorm, Tad Morose, Nevermore, Primal Fear, AC/DC. Too many to name..
Least favorite bands/artists: don’t really have any..
Most overrated bands/artists:
Most underrated bands/artists: Firewind, Symphorce, Brainstorm
Favorite album cover: Iron Maiden – Live After Death
10 favorite albums:
1. Iron Maiden – Number of the Beast
2. Motley Crue – Shout at the Devil
3. Guns n’ Roses – Appetite for Destruction
4. Blind Guardian – Imaginations From the Other Side
5. AC/DC – Highway to Hell
6. Riot – Thundersteel
7. Black Sabbath – Master of Reality
8. Metallica – Master of Puppets
9. Nevermore – Dreaming Neon Black
10. Ratt – Out of the Cellar
CD you hate to admit is part of your collection: can’t admit it….
Spoken Languages: English
Hobbies: Writing, Motorcycles, bowling
Favorite films: The Matrix, Blade, Star Wars series, Braveheart, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Trick or Treat. Too many to name really.
Favorite books: The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice. Anything from the Star Wars Universe. The Lord of the Rings.
Favorite TV shows: Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly and NFL football and NHL hockey.
Favorite food: Fish and Chips with gravy.
Favorite drink: Pepsi
Which song should be played at your funeral: Beyond the Realms of Death by Judas Priest
Biggest thrill in life (so far): That’s a tough one. Riding my bike is always a thrill. Getting to the national Championships in bowling is another. Hard to say. So many things..
Last Modified: January 5, 2015