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Managing staff, being True, Defending The Faith and writing CD Reviews

Current Top 5 Spins

1. Edenbridge - Solitaire
2. Burning Black - Mechanichell
3. Crosswind - Opposing Forces
4. Angels Of Babylon - Kingdom Of Evil
5. Skullfist - Heavier Than Metal

Classic Pick
Accept-Eat The Heat

Recommended Reading
All Pens Blazing-Neil Daniels

Recommended Viewing
Anvil-The Story Of Anvil


Extended Profile

Nickname:  JP

Real Name:  Josh Wood

Age: 409

Birthday:  6:00am,  06/06/1970.  I'm not kidding!  I was born under a bad sign!

Birthplace:  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Current Location:  Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Current Occupation:  Security/Loss Prevention

First Into Metal: 1976

First Album: Kiss-Destroyer

First Cassette:  AC/DC- For Those About to Rock

First CD: Viper-Theater Of Fate

First DVD: Manowar-Hell On Earth Part I

First Concert:  David Lee Roth (with Harlequin)  Jan 5th, 1987.

Favourite Genres:  A wide range from sweet and melodic Hard Rock to grim and necro Black Metal.  

Least Favourite Genres:  Anything 'core'. Grunge, alternative, crossover, rap, techno, industrial and punk influences and tough guy jock metal. True Metal needs closed minds.

Metal related background:

In 1999 I became involved with the metal industry as more than just a dedicated fan when I invented designed, manufactured and released a Heavy Metal related Board game called Metal Mental Meltdown. It sold well and is now out of print but I have a few copies left.

I started writing for Metal-Rules in October of 2001 and wrote several hundred reviews through until June 2005, when career and family took me away from the site.  My specialty  was writing book reviews which I hope to continue the tradition of supporting metal related literature.  Check out The Library Of Loudness section here. (hyperlink?)

In the interim (2005-2009)  I hosted a number of metal related events in Calgary including a Metal Blood Drive, movie screenings, concert promotion and 'Metal Night' for 5 years a local bar. I currently write for the world's largest Metal Database MusicMight (formerly Rockdetector)  and also write for the metal section (Shrapnel) of the local entertainment newspaper, BeatRoute. 
I am currently co-host of one of the world's longest running Heavy Metal radio shows, Megawatt Mayhem.  We are heard every Saturday night on CJSW 90.9FM in Calgary, Alberta Canada  from 10:00pm to Midnight (MST).  Our variety show has been on the air for almost 25 years and I just celebrated my 10th Anniversary (and 500th broadcast) as co-host of the show. 

Lastly, I am involved in various capacities with a number of metal projects with various industry people, writers, producers and promoters, as well as trying to stay involved by supporting metal in my community and around the globe.


Favorite TV Series:  The X-Files

Favorite Drink:  Coke Slurpees with beer a close second.

CD you hate to admit you have in your collection:  None.  I have no guilty pleasures. There is only metal. 

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