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Metal Rules Nickname:  Waspman


Real Name: Matt


E-mail address:


Age/Birthdate: 26/Sept. 26, 1978


Birthplace: Hamilton, Ontario


Present location: Hamilton, Ontario


Height: 6'2


Weight: 220


Hair Color: Dark brown


Eye Color: Hazel


Tattoos/Piercings: Tattoo of a stonework Celtic Libra symbol on my left arm


Non-MR Job: Technical Writer/Technical Operations Analyst


Job(s) @ Metal Rules: Reviews, Interviews, Concert Reviews


Length of Time with MR: 4.5 years


Brief description of how you came to MR: I emailed EvilG and said, "Hey, would you like another writer". He said "Sure".

Best thing about working for MR: Discovering bands that I probably would have never listened to otherwise.

Worst thing about working for MR: Being forced to listen to some shitty band's crappy demo instead of band's that I actually like.

How/when you first got into metal: 1988, a friend of mine played me his copy of the just released ...And Justice for All

Favorite Metal Genre(s): Traditional, Power, Prog, Death, Black

Least favorite Metal Genre(s): Metalcore, hardcore, weird pretentious stuff (Today is the Day, Neurosis etc.), Skinlab and other bands of their ilk

First Metal CD ever bought: Metallica, ...And Justice for All

First Metal concert: Guns 'N Roses

Band or other music experience: Err, I used to play keyboards but have long since given them up.

Favorite bands/artists: W.A.S.P., Blind Guardian, Iced Earth, Helloween, Dio, Bruce Dickinson, Lake of Tears, Iron Maiden, Edge of Sanity, Tad Morose

Least favorite bands/artists: Killer Khan, Sacred Steel, White Skull, New Anathema

Most overrated bands/artists: Hammerfall, Lost Horizon, Edguy, Daylight Dies, Emperor

Most underrated bands/artists: Lake of Tears, Tad Morose, Behemoth, Haggard, War Babies, Scum, Evergrey

Favorite album cover: Iron Maiden - Live after Death

10 favorite albums:

1. W.A.S.P. - The Crimson Idol

2. W.A.S.P. - The Headless Children

3. W.A.S.P. - W.A.S.P.

4. W.A.S.P. - Unholy Terror

5. W.A.S.P. - The Last Command

6. W.A.S.P. - Dying for the World

7. W.A.S.P. - Double Live Assassins

8. W.A.S.P. - Inside the Electric Circus

9. W.A.S.P. - Still Not Black Enough

10. W.A.S.P. - K.F.D.

CD you hate to admit is part of your collection: Soulfly - Primitive, Holly McNarland, Candlebox, The Rembrandts

? Spoken Languages: English

Hobbies: Video games, moutain biking, writing, reading

Pet peeves: Stupid people, bad drivers

Favorite films: Gladiator, Crimson Tide, A Better Tomorrow, Lord of the
Rings (trilogy)

Favorite books: Ender's Game, Time's Arrow, Hitchhiker's Guide to the
Galaxy, The Otherland Saga, Ishmael, The Story of B

Favorite TV shows: 24, Family Guy, Simpsons, Law & Order SVU

Favorite food: Veal Parmesan

Favorite drink: Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale

Which song should be played at your funeral: W.A.S.P. - Hold on to my Heart

? Person you'd most like to meet: Martin Amis

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