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Hail, all. Long time metal fan/musician from the UK. Heavily into late '70s, '80s, and early '90s metal, though there are a few more recent releases that have maintained my attention. Definitely prefer the heavier, more "metal" side of things - no stadium rock, no glam, no "nu", no 'core, no "hipster" (whatever that's meant to mean) - just straight up heavy metal, speed/thrash, black, death, some doom, and so on. Generally: if it's fast, has balls, and has more (and more intricate) riffs than your typical Motorhead song, I'll probably like it (I mean, I fucking love Motorhead, so...). Random selection of favourite albums: Maiden - Piece of Mind SLAYER - Show No Mercy through to Hell Awaits Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas MORBID ANGEL - Altars of Madness, Blessed are the Sick Deicide - Deicide, Legion Darkthrone - Soulside Journey through to Transilvanian Hunger Manilla Road - Crystal Logic Witchfinder General - Death Penalty Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus, the one after that (I'm terrible with names) Blasphemy's first two BEHERIT (in general) Demoncy - Joined in Darkness, Enthroned is the Night Infester - To the Depths, in Degradation Mercyful Fate/King Diamond (almost everything) CELTIC FROST - Morbid Tales through to To Mega Therion Cirith Ungol - all but the last one (which is fine, just not as good) BATHORY - everything except for the weird "thrashy" '90s records Absu - Third Storm of Cythraul, Sun of Tiphareth, Tara Burzum - everything but the post-prison output Gorgoroth - Pentagram Hades (Almighty) - first two and the demo Immortal - Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism through to Blizzard Beasts SUMMONING - everything Sabbat - History of a Time to Come Manowar - Into Glory Ride through to Hail to England Omen - Battle Cry Graveland - practically everything, though it's all the same after Fire Chariot (which isn't a bad thing) I'm sure I'm missing a hell of a lot (Attacker - Battle at Helm's Deep?), but that should give something of a sense of my taste. Aside from metal, I listen to a lot of old prog rock, folk/world music, electronica, "classic rock", and have recently started looking at psychedelic jazz for the mindfuckery. I play in a number of metal bands (drums, guitar, vocals, bass - you name it, I probably play it for someone), as well as a number of non-metal bands and solo projects. Other interests include ancient/traditional wisdom, nature, mythology, quantum physics, psychedelics ("shamanic" style), practical non-dualism, growing food, herbalism, writing, cooking, my wife and wider family, and the land beneath my feet. How are you all doing? Sorry for the long intro ; ) Makes me feel better for plugging my shit, which I will inevitably do, since there seems to be a good crowd here!

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That is surely one of the most comprehensive intro posts to appear on this forum since my arrival. You should get an award for it I believe. I for one am ready for the plugging. Lots of folks just seem to drop off shit assuming that they will be a rock star by the morning of the next day, but I look forward to hearing your music. Also you clearly know more way metal than I do (knowing way more than me is easy), so I hope you stick around, enjoy and contribute. Welcome I say again.

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Cheers for the warm welcome' date=' guys! :) I'll be sure to lurk a little while before I start posting more regularly, to get a better feel for the place. Don't want to charge in guns blazing if it's a peace conference (if you know what I mean ;p).[/quote'] We do a fair bit of joking around, but we're all friends here, one of the things that makes this forum a special place imo. I certainly enjoyed reading through a bunch of old threads when I joined. But I understand that's not for everybody. Feel free to jump into the discussions, the more the merrier.
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  • 1 year later...

Thought I'd resurrect my original intro thread rather than make a new one.  Hey everyone!  Long time no see!  Sure you've all forgotten me by now ;)

So my internet died for a while, then my laptop died for a while, then some other things happened including illness and change of address and all sorts, but I'm back in a place with internet and thought I'd return and see how everything's going on here, looked like one of the best metal forums I've seen :)

Not got much to report other than that I've got some music coming out soon, anyone into old school heavy metal?  I'm sure I'll put a thread up somewhere at some point for that shit when it's done (looking back, I said as much in the first post, haha)

Hope you've all kept well, looking forward to good discussions :)

 

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