Current Top 5 Spins
1. Into Eternity - The Scattering of Ashes
2. Circle II Circle - Burden of Truth
3. Poisonblack - Lust Stained Despair
4. Angra - Aurora Consurgens
5. Zero Hour - Specs of Pictures Burnt Beyond
Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast
The Big Lebowski
Metal Rules Nickname: shaq
Real Name: Greg Shackles
E-mail address: email@example.com
Birthplace: Long Island, NY
Present location: Long Island, NY
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Non-MR Job: Web Design, Student
Job(s) @ Metal Rules: Website and database programmer
Length of Time with MR: Since January, 2005
Brief description of how you came to MR:
I've browsed the site for years, and saw they needed help so I applied.
Best thing about working for MR:
Being able to give back to a site I've visited for years.
Worst thing about working for MR:
Have yet to encounter one.
How/when you first got into metal:
I found a cassette tape of Metallica - Ride the Lightning on my school bus way back in 4th grade.
Favorite Metal Genre(s):
I listen to all areas of metal, but my biggest areas would probably be progressive and power metal.
Least favorite Metal Genre(s): Nu-metal, if that even counts?
First Metal CD ever bought: Megadeth - Rust in Peace
First Metal concert: Dream Theater
Band or other music experience:
Other than being a band geek til the end of high school, I play guitar just for fun.
Too many to name here, but my top bands include Opeth, Symphony X, Blind Guardian, Dream Theater, Iron Maiden, Children of Bodom, and the list goes on and on.
Most underrated bands/artists: Persuader, Rage
Favorite album cover: Blind Guardian - Imaginations From the Other Side
10 favorite albums:
This is in no particular order, and is subject to change from day to day.
1. Megadeth - Rust in Peace
2. Opeth - Still Life
3. Pantera - Far Beyond Driven
4. Slayer - Reign in Blood
5. Blind Guardian - Imaginations From the Other Side
6. Metallica - Master of Puppets
7. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
8. Symphony X - The Divine Wings of Tragedy
9. Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast
10. Judas Priest - Painkiller
CD you hate to admit is part of your collection:
War - Why Can't We Be Friends?
(simply for those occasions that call for Low Rider)
Spoken Languages: English
Hobbies: Music, computers
Favorite films: The Big Lebowski, Lord of the Rings, The Matrix
Favorite books: Lord of the Rings
Favorite TV shows: Simpsons, Family Guy, South Park, Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Favorite food: Hard to pick one, but some sort of Italian dish
Favorite drink: Fine German beer
Which songs should be played at your funeral:
Rage - Straight to Hell
Opeth - Ending Credits
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