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My name is Joe Compton. I grew up on metal, loving metal. The father figure introduced me to Sabbath, KISS, Van Halen, and Priest at an early age and I took off from there. I am not a musician but I am a fan. I hope that makes it okay to be here. I do have a specific reason for how I found this forum and something to offer but I am just getting started here. I do something that can help hopefully a lot of you get seen and build a new audience but I don't just want to spam here. I love metal and talking metal so I do want to be someone who actually contributes to the conversations here. What I do is not going anywhere soon but you can get a clue from my forum name. I have told a couple Indie Metal artists about this place already, so hopefully they will come and be a part too. I have been lucky enough to meet some awesome and talented metal artists and hope to make a few more friends here. 

Right now I have been really into Entombed, Khemmis (I just got into this kick ass band), Opeth, August Burns Red, and Amon Amarth.  I always have my fall backs like King Diamond, Slipknot, Anthrax, Slayer, Dio, and Iron Maiden (who I named my Publishing Company after actually). Been enjoying the new Metallica to an extent but I think they have made some missteps, one of which is not including Lords of Summer on the actual album.    

I live in Northern California and had attended every Ozzfest there was at Shoreline and then subsequently the last 3 mayhem festivals that were there. The last one was pathetic even though it had given me my first opportunity to see King Diamond ever. 

Anyway if you want to know about or talk metal  with me I am here. 




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Welcome to the forum. Feel free to jump into the ongoing conversations and start a thread about your promotional project in the Events/Promotion section - it may look like a barren wasteland in there, but your thread will get seen. Promo outside of that is considered spam; thank you for  already considering that.

I'm a huge fan of Opeth until Watershed; that album and the newer stuff have yet to appeal to me. Used to really dig Entombed, but I've soured on them unfortunately, still a big fan of early Grave as far as the bigger Swedish DM bands go. 

There was a drinking game going on another site I visit where we had to take a shot every time someone mentioned Khemmis, but sadly I have to drive just now. Hope you enjoy your stay.

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31 minutes ago, FatherAlabaster said:

There was a drinking game going on another site I visit where we had to take a shot every time someone mentioned Khemmis, but sadly I have to drive just now. Hope you enjoy your stay.

FatherAlabaster -

Thank you for the welcome. I didn't like Watershed all that much either but I have enjoyed Sorceress and Pale Communion. Still Life is the album I have playing more than any other, Godhead's Lament is one of my favorite songs. I usually gravitate to songs because most of music listening is done digitally these days. Thats how I found Khemmis, Spotify recommended Beyond The Door. It stayed in heavy rotation for me for a couple weeks. I just downloaded the album for xmas. I would say sorry you have to do shots and that I would be right there with ya but I am at work right now and something tells me you and I both don't mind doing a few shots if the chance was there. so I guess this is a good time to mention I said their names again in the Mosh Pit. Take care. 

24 minutes ago, deathstorm said:

Hey joe welcome to the forum

Thanks for the  welcome deathstorm. I am going to check out Obscura. any album or song I should start with?

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