Witches Dance: Videographer / Video Editor
Email: | Location: Austin, TX USA
Age: October 14
Birthplace: McAllen, Texas
Present location: Austin, Texas
Non-MR Job: Administrative Assistant
Job(s) @ Metal Rules: Videographer / Video Editor
Length of Time with MR: July 2008
Best thing about working for MR: Meet and talk to bands, help bands get exposure; help fans see their favorite bands, help spread the word of METAL!
Worst thing about working for MR: None.
How/when you first got into metal: Early 80’s.
Favorite Metal Genre(s): Classic heavy metal! But I also love Death, Black Metal, Thrash, Doom, Power Metal, 80’s metal glam, etc …
Least favorite Metal Genre(s): Nu metal / mallcore crap!
First Metal CD ever bought: You mean cassette? Well, the first ever set of cassettes I bought were Bon Jovi, RATT and Motley Crue.
First Metal concert: Death and Sepultura mid 80’s.
Band or other music experience: I play keyboards in a heavy metal band called Witches Mark.
King Diamond!!!! My list is endless, but here are a few…. Mercyful Fate, Siebenburgen, Marduk, Ancient, Hecate Enthroned, Dark Funeral, Lunaris, Running Wild, Judas Priest, In Extremo, Iron Maiden, Deicide, Naglfar, Morbid Angel, Absu, V2, Nile, Arcturus, Nevermore, Balsagoth, Children of Bodom, Gamma Ray, Helloween, Mania, Sonata Arctica, Sinergy, Diabolical Masquerade, Witchery, Slayer, Hammerfall, Hypocrisy, Immortal, Savatage, Celtic Frost, Hate Eternal, Dimmu Borgir, Moonsorrow, Nocturnal Rites, Hallows Eve, Limbonic Art, Omen, Einherjer, Overkill, Znowhite, Coroner, November’s Doom, Venom, Dio, Rage, Scorpions, Vintersorg, Death, Cradle of Filth, Kataklysm, Mayhem, Twin Obscenity, Grim Reaper, Suicidal Tendencies, Mithotyn, Testament, Abigor, Anacrusis, Old Man’s Child, Anorexia Nervosa, Borknagar, Cannibal Corpse, Oliver Magnum, Dimmu Borgir, Killer Dwarfs, Mortician, Satyricon, My Dying Bride, Emperor, Rotting Christ, Sinister, Vader, Dangerous Toys, Amon Amarth, Therion, Abyssos, etc.
Least favorite bands/artists: There are bands/artists that used to rule the Metal land, bringing forth incredibly loud and heavy music to the masses. But then one day they decided to cut their hair, change their sound, star in a reality show, re-record album tracks for the sake of not paying royalty fees to original musicians, collaborating with rap artists and stating “We are not a heavy metal band”. These types of bands, for the most part, have lost my respect and continue to collect dust in my cd collection.
Most overrated bands/artists: Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne.
Most underrated bands/artists: Krisiun, Nevermore
Top 10 Metal Albums:
Only 10? Here are some of my many favorite metal albums in no particular order:
King Diamond – The Eye
Judas Priest – Painkiller
Queensryche – Operation: Mindcrime
W.A.S.P. – W.A.S.P.
Helloween – Keeper of the Seven Keys, Pt. 1 & 2
Iron Maiden – Seventh Son of the Seventh Son
Cradle of Filth – Dusk and Her Embrace
Motley Crue – Shout At The Devil / Too Fast For Love (tie!)
Overkill – The Years of Decay
Slayer – Seasons In the Abyss
CD you hate to admit is part of your collection: Madonna.
Spoken Languages: English, Spanish
Hobbies: Filming, video editing, photography, movies, books, concerts, music, travel
Pet peeves: Slow drivers, ignorance, rude and annoying people, people talking on their cell phones and driving slow, hypocritical, racists, two-faced, stupidity, stubborn, conceited, self-centered, bitchy, close minded, back stabbers, cheaters, posers… to sum it all, I hate people that are…breathing.
Favorite drink: Mexican Martini, Margaritas, Long Island Iced Tea, Cape Cod, Coffee, Frappuccino, Cappuccino, Lattes and Diet Coke.
Which song should be played at your funeral: Beethoven – Moonlight Sonata
Person you’d most like to meet: King Diamond, Tim Burton, Danny Elfman, Vincent Price, Bram Stoker…
Biggest thrill in life (so far): Getting married and owning a business.
Final comments about yourself: “Deep into the darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before”
-Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven
Last Modified: September 5, 2013