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Real Name: Matt
E-mail address: email@example.com
Age/Birthdate: 26/Sept. 26, 1978
Birthplace: Hamilton, Ontario
Present location: Hamilton, Ontario
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
Favorite books: Ender's Game, Time's Arrow, Hitchhiker's Guide to the
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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