Graham Hilling: Photographer/Guest Writer
Email: | Location: West London, UK
Photographer and occasional reviewer.
Current Top 5 Spins
- Bombs for Food, Mines for Freedom – Rifu
- Focussed I Become – Parasite
- Monolith – Sylosis
- Death, My Love – Nemertines
- L’Enfant Sauvage – Gojira
Got to be Slayer
The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen R Donaldson.
Various fantasy stuff although not much time for reading these days.
Feel Good: K-Pax
Horror: Eden Lake (proper scary)
Nothing much on the tele is worth watching these days imho….
Not a DVD but the Dream Theatre Drum auditions vid is real interesting, interesting insight into how the music industry and Dream Theatre (the band) works.
E-mail address: email@example.com
Birthplace: West London
Present location: West London (yawn!)
Tattoos/Piercings: Pair of sleeves, bit of tribal on my leg, few earings
Non-MR Job: Looking after databases….
Length of Time with MR: 2010/2011?
Best thing about working for MR:. Being part of a well respected professional organisation (and all the lovely people you get to
meet and work with!)
Worst thing about working for MR: Nothing really, I feel privileged to be part of this….
How/when you first got into metal: Proper punker originally, eventually started to crave music that was tighter and played better.
Metal was the logical progression….
Favorite Metal Genre(s): Fairly broad minded, I like stuff that surprises me! Blast beats OK in short bursts!
Least favorite Metal Genre(s): Prog doesn’t really do it for me…
First Metal CD ever bought: Tough one to remember but probably vinyl I’m afraid (did say I was old!): Game Over by Nuclear Assault
First Metal Concert: Tough one too…can’t honestly remember. Did see Matallica at the Marquee in London in 1990. Certainly not
the first metal gig I went too but definitely one of the most memorable!
Band or other music experience: In quite a few punk bands that no-one remembers, toured Italy, Germany and Poland, lots of London gigs, lots of squats. Now I make music on my own, always looking for people to collaborate with (especially lyricists and vocalists!)
Walls of Jericho
Antisect (old crusty punk with ethics!)
Arch Enemy (cracking live band)
Kill II This (RIP)
Least favorite bands/artists: Anything that overdoes the cheese!
Most overrated bands/artists: Mastodon (not really sure why everyone like them SO much!)
Most underrated bands/artists: Become a Threat
Favorite album cover: Would probably be a Subhumans or Rudimentry Peni cover I think (more punk than metal!!)
11 favorite albums (no particular order!!):
American Dream – Walls of Jericho
Age of Hell – Chimaira
Among the Living – Anthrax
Clandestine – Entombed
In Darkness, There is No Choice – Antisect
The IVth Crusade – Bolt Thrower
Deviate – Kill II This
The Height of Callousness – Spineshank
Low – Testament
Strive to Survive – Flux of Pink Indians
Leprosy – Death
CD you hate to admit is part of your collection: Lexicon of Love – ABC (great singalong!!)
Spoken Languages: English. Very poor French!
Hobbies: Music, Photography
Pet peeves: Most of the time I’m pretty positive(ish) but horrible, nasty people make me want to kill.
Favorite drink: Tea!
Which song should be played at your funeral: I’ll get back to you on this one!!
Person you’d most like to meet:
Alive: Dalai Lama
Deceased: Chuck Schuldiner
hmm….all a bit too sensible!!
Final comments about yourself:
I’m an old baldy vegan with a camera, 2 rabbits and a cat. I live with my partner and best friend Deb. That’s it really! More of my pictures can be seen on www.the-concrete-shell.com. Go on, share some love!
Last Modified: September 29, 2021