Rick: Guest Writer

Email: | Location: St. John's, NL Canada


CD/DVD reviews, interviews, concert reviews, layout, content adding, etc…

Current Top 5 Spins

1. Riot V – Unleash the Fire

2. Sanctuary – The Year the Sun Died

3. Project Arcadia – A Time of Changes

4. Burning Rain – Epic Obsession

5. Astral Doors – Notes from the Shadows

Classic Pick

Entombed – Wolverine Blues

Recommended Viewing

Hell on Wheels (season 2)

Recommended Reading 

Wool By Hugh Howey

Age/Birthdate: 20th century

Birthplace: Newfoundland, Canada

Present location: same

Hair Color: dark brown

Eye Color: dark brown

Tattoos/Piercings: ear

Non-MR Job: manager

Job(s) @ Metal Rules: damn. I do a little bit of everything. Anything
concerning content for the site I have done at one time or another. I also layout interviews and moderate the boards.

Length of Time with MR: 12 years

Brief description of how you came to MR: While in search of CD traders I was put in contact with EvilG. When we met and found out our interests were similar he asked if I wanted to do some Cd reviews for his webzine Metal-Rules.com  I thought that was a great idea. Since then I have seen Metal Rules grow almost beyond belief.

Best thing about working for MR: Meeting some great people from all over the world and knowing that in some way I am helping keep metal alive.

Worst thing about working for MR: The large amount of work for no pay.

How/when you first got into metal: I heard Quiet Riot’s Metal Health in 1983 and I was hooked..

Favorite Metal Genre(s): traditional, power and thrash but I try not to restrict myself to genres. I don’t really worry about genre classifications. If I like it.. I Like it. Simple as that.

Least favorite Metal Genre(s): don’t have one..

First Metal CD ever bought: first metal album i bought was Quiet Riot’s Metal Health.

First Metal concert: Kaos. At the Concert in the Park. Maybe 84 or 85.

Band or other music experience: I have been singing since the 6. I have been in numerous bands but nothing really serious.

Favorite bands/artists: hard list to pick. Riot, Iron Maiden, Motley Crue, Blind Guardian, Brainstorm, Tad Morose, Nevermore, Primal Fear, AC/DC. Too many to name..

Least favorite bands/artists: don’t really have any..

Most overrated bands/artists:

Most underrated bands/artists: Firewind, Symphorce, Brainstorm

Favorite album cover: Iron Maiden – Live After Death

10 favorite albums:

1. Iron Maiden – Number of the Beast
2. Motley Crue – Shout at the Devil
3. Guns n’ Roses – Appetite for Destruction
4. Blind Guardian – Imaginations From the Other Side
5. AC/DC – Highway to Hell
6. Riot – Thundersteel
7. Black Sabbath – Master of Reality
8. Metallica – Master of Puppets
9. Nevermore – Dreaming Neon Black
10. Ratt – Out of the Cellar

CD you hate to admit is part of your collection: can’t admit it….

Spoken Languages: English

Hobbies: Writing, Motorcycles, bowling

Favorite films: The Matrix, Blade, Star Wars series, Braveheart, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Trick or Treat. Too many to name really.

Favorite books: The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice. Anything from the Star Wars Universe. The Lord of the Rings.

Favorite TV shows: Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly and NFL football and NHL hockey.

Favorite food: Fish and Chips with gravy.

Favorite drink: Pepsi

Which song should be played at your funeral: Beyond the Realms of Death by Judas Priest

Biggest thrill in life (so far): That’s a tough one. Riding my bike is always a thrill. Getting to the national Championships in bowling is another. Hard to say. So many things..

Last Modified: September 29, 2021