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    alex_canada
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    Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by alex_canada » Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:40 pm

    Doesn't look like this thread has been done yet.

    Inspired by a guy in the "activities on board" thread that says he won't fit in - I'm sure we'll have a big mix of people on board in terms of occupations, interests and cities they live in. Let's post a quick tidbit here, it'll give us something more to talk about when we meet each other.

    City/country:
    Winnipeg, Canada. Middle of the prairies.

    Age (optional):
    24

    What first got you into metal?
    I heard Metallica on the radio and liked it, but had no idea "metal" even existed. I was at home one night watching Muchmusic (our MTV) and they played a Maiden Video (wicker man) late at night once. I ran to a piece of paper and wrote down the band name when they showed it at the end. That gave me a starting point. I also played in a band with a few guys who got me more into metal pretty quick. As I said, it's just that I didn't know the stuff existed or else I would have loved it all along - the guitarist played the intro from BG's mirror mirror and I was hooked.

    Play any instruments?
    Drums, for around 10 years I guess. Not amazing at prog stuff or anything really off the beaten path, but I can sit down with Nightfall in Middle Earth and hammer it out hit for hit (+ Ensiferum, Iced Earth, Amon Amarth etc)

    Top 5 bands?
    Blind Guardian
    Iron Maiden
    Nightwish (with Tarja)
    Therion
    Variable slot...we'll say Kalmah. New album kicks ass.

    What do you do?
    I'm working a fitness-related job at a high-end medical fitness facility (technically a gym, but nurses, physios and doctors are working alongside and we deliver integrated programs). I do things varying from personal training to bloodwork interpretation to delivering lectures regarding cardiac rehabilitation. If there is interest, I might put together a "be cruise ready" exercise plan 3 months before departure and post.

    What deck are you on?
    N

    What's a creepy thing I can say when I see you that no stranger should know and will weird you out that I do?
    I own a Kelly Clarkson cd, purchased voluntarily. :headbanger:
    My mom is also coming on the cruise, and has been with me to metal festivals before (of her own free will, she likes it too).
    3 Inches of Blood, Amon Amarth, Andrew WK, Be'lakor, Blind Guardian, Ne Obliviscaris, Nightwish, Unleash the Archers, Wuthering Heights
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    Re: Who are you?

    by KevinP » Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:04 pm

    alex_canada wrote:What's a creepy thing I can say when I see you that no stranger should know and will weird you out that I do?
    I own a Kelly Clarkson cd, purchased voluntarily. :headbanger:
    My mom is also coming on the cruise, and has been with me to metal festivals before (of her own free will, she likes it too).


    Was Mom into Sabbath when she was growing up?

    Any chance she will do some moshing?

    Will she be headbanging with you during Amon Amarth & Obituary?

    But the most important question - is she ashamed of you for purchasing a Kelly Clarkson CD? :P

    Anyways sounds like Mom is a fun gal (I assume that is NOT her in your avatar)

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    Re: Who are you?

    by TOM CRUISE » Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:19 pm

    I added "What do you like to do in your spare time" for shits and giggles!

    City/country:
    Seattle, Washington (The Evergreen State- Green Grass and High Tides!) U.S.A.

    Age (optional):
    47 (look early 30s and act 22)

    What first got you into metal?
    My sister who is 15 years older than me gave me her Black Sabbath- Black Sabbath album in 1971. I hid it under my bed from my parents. But that album probably did it for me. I liked music always and the harder the better. So it was Deep Purple, Scorpions, Judas Priest in the mid 70s. I heard Motorhead and Saxon the same year (1978). Venom in 1981 (Black Metal!), and well...you get the picture. I lived it all. the rising of death metal in 86-92 and then forward....

    Play any instruments?
    No. I can play a couple of classics on the piano but that is about it. I

    Top 5 bands?
    Iron Maiden
    Scorpions
    Immortal
    Rage
    Manowar

    What do you do?
    I work at Qualis Health, as a administrative assistant to nurses and doctors who perform utilization reviews in Case Management for Private, Labor and Industries and Medicaid/Medicare contracts.


    What do you like to do in your spare time?

    I like snow skiing, camping, hiking, fishing, traveling, swimming/snorkling and also like working out at the gym. I am into photography and collect action figures

    What deck are you on?
    N

    What's a creepy thing I can say when I see you that no stranger should know and will weird you out that I do?

    I own "The Partridge Family's Greatest Hits" on CD. (and have some vinyl from when I was little). Oh and I have "Bay City Rollers" on CD as well.
    70K- 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 Cabin-6218- Barge to hell -2012
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    Re: Who are you?

    by Alkerias » Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:29 pm

    Sure why not.

    City/country:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A

    Age (optional):
    29

    What first got you into metal?
    My mom listened to stuff like motley crew, Guns & Roses, and Ratt while I was growing up. I thought it was all pretty cool so I started to listen to them too. However I kept wanting my music to get louder, heavier and faster. So I moved on to Metallica and megadeth. And Now I listen to death metal and black metal and haven't found a direction to go that's heavier. Though I am down for some metal from all the different genres depending on my mood.

    Play any instruments?
    I can play a little Bass, drums, and piano. I have a killer growl though, and was singing(growling) in a metal band for about a year before we broke up.

    Top 5 bands?
    In Flames
    Amon Amarth
    Dark Tranquility
    Blood Stain Child
    Cradle of Filth (I know a lot of black metal people hate them... I don't)

    What do you do?
    I deliver pizza... Write (short stories and screenplays mostly)...

    What do you like to do in your spare time?
    Mountain Biking, Writing, Composing, Computer stuff, reading, Games, bowling, pool, swimming, and of course goofing off.

    What deck are you on?
    3 I think

    What's a creepy thing I can say when I see you that no stranger should know and will weird you out that I do?
    I used to have a subscription to the Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen magazine!
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    Arkona::Blood Stain Child::Satyricon::Kalmah::Nightwish::Heidevolk::Rhapsody of Fire::Leaves Eyes::Heaven Shall Burn::
    Kivimetsän Druidi::Hypocrisy::Chthonic
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    Re: Who are you?

    by alex_canada » Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:24 pm

    KevinP wrote:My mom is also coming on the cruise, and has been with me to metal festivals before (of her own free will, she likes it too).


    Was Mom into Sabbath when she was growing up?
    [/quote]

    First of all, literally spat some beer out at the subscription to Mary Kate & Ashley magazine.

    My mom only got into metal maybe 5 years ago tops, she likes power mostly...Maiden and Guardian. She does like Ensiferum and Amon Amarth though.
    3 Inches of Blood, Amon Amarth, Andrew WK, Be'lakor, Blind Guardian, Ne Obliviscaris, Nightwish, Unleash the Archers, Wuthering Heights
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    Re: Who are you?

    by alex_canada » Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:24 pm

    KevinP wrote:Was Mom into Sabbath when she was growing up?


    First of all, literally spat some beer out at the subscription to Mary Kate & Ashley magazine.

    My mom only got into metal maybe 5 years ago tops, she likes power mostly...Maiden and Guardian. She does like Ensiferum and Amon Amarth though.[/quote]
    3 Inches of Blood, Amon Amarth, Andrew WK, Be'lakor, Blind Guardian, Ne Obliviscaris, Nightwish, Unleash the Archers, Wuthering Heights
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    Re: Who are you?

    by jassiak » Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:20 am

    City/country:
    Bratislava/Slovakia

    Age (optional):
    31

    What first got you into metal?
    I took a hitchhiker on my road to prague, and pu his Hammerfall CD in.

    Play any instruments?
    Nerves ;)

    Top 5 bands?
    Iced Earth
    Hammerfall
    Sonata Arctica
    Rage
    Blind Guardian

    What do you do?
    Project Manager in Telco

    What do you like to do in your spare time?
    Reading heaps of books.

    What deck are you on?
    2

    What's a creepy thing I can say when I see you that no stranger should know and will weird you out that I do?
    I look like the vampire i have tattooed on my arm :death:
    I can see clearly now, a painful vision indeed
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    Re: Who are you?

    by laRFex » Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:40 am

    City/country:
    Switzerland

    Age (optional):
    24

    What first got you into metal?
    Nightwish

    Play any instruments?
    I did, the saxaphon

    Top 5 bands?
    Heavenly
    Nightwish
    Sonata
    Kamelot
    Lady Gaga , little joke ;)
    Dragonforce

    What do you do?
    System Opperator (BOFH)

    What do you like to do in your spare time?
    Playing online games with friend

    What deck are you on?
    10

    What's a creepy thing I can say when I see you that no stranger should know and will weird you out that I do?
    I listen to wonderwall
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    Re: Who are you?

    by SonataFanGirl » Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:28 am

    City/country:
    Chester, England.

    Age (optional):
    26

    What first got you into metal?
    Won tickets to Bloodstock fest in 2004, after that I was hooked :shred:

    Play any instruments?
    I don't play any instruments

    Top 5 bands?
    Sonata Arctica
    Powerwolf
    Blind Guardian
    Tarot
    Nightwish (with Annette)

    What do you do?
    full time university student, first year History and Archaeology

    What deck are you on?
    2

    What's a creepy thing I can say when I see you that no stranger should know and will weird you out that I do?
    I own far to many Black Eyed Pea CDs :oops:
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    Re: Who are you?

    by reddevil » Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:48 am

    City/country:
    Switzerland

    Age (optional):
    26

    What first got you into metal?
    I think my tiny little brother (3 years older but 20cm smaller ;) was pretty into GNR, Metallica, Megadeth so I follow him but while he made a step back to classic rock I went on into the depth of hell and still exploring metalmusic.

    Play any instruments?
    Air guitar, air drum (when I am really really drunk)

    Top 5 bands?
    Johnyy Cash
    Blaze Bayley
    Edguy
    Hammerfall
    Volbeat

    What do you do?
    Teacher

    What do you like to do in your spare time?
    Headbanging, Playing Air Guitar (or drum), Sports especially Teamsports like soccer, beachvolleyball, Playing cards, snowboarding and last but not least drinking a beer in my friends homebrewery :cheers: check: www.bofo.com

    What deck are you on?
    N

    What's a creepy thing I can say when I see you that no stranger should know and will weird you out that I do?
    Hmmmm...no idea...yet
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    Re: Who are you?

    by ShoreSlayer » Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:38 am

    City/country:
    Vancouver, BC Canada - Enjoyed the Olympics far more than I ever expected to - Just need a Stanley Cup to go with that Hockey Gold now and life will be complete.

    Age:
    43 (44 on cruise)

    What first got you into metal?
    If Kiss, Alice Cooper and Zepellin don't count, I'd have to say Randy Rhoads' work on Blizzard and Diary.

    Play any instruments?
    Mostly guitar but some vocals, bass and keys and am the worst drummer ever to actually own a kit.

    Top 5 bands?
    Always such a tough question... Gonna have to go with longevity and overall impact.
    Trouble
    Slayer
    Suicidal Tendencies
    Maiden
    Sabbath

    What do you do?
    Child & Youth Care Worker.

    What do you like to do in your spare time?
    Besides listening to music, I play guitar, write and record songs/ideas, follow Vancouver Canucks & International Hockey, watch tv shows, play video games, am a bit of a computer nerd, try to stay fit with weights, cardio, tennis, swimming, yoga and nutrition but sorely lack discipline lol (too much time spent enjoying the stuff that came earlier in the list)

    What deck are you on?
    2

    What's a creepy thing I can say when I see you that no stranger should know and will weird you out that I do?
    You seem to be hiding your deranged insanity quite well today sir... Now stop looking at my mom that way!!
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    :shred:Book 'em ANDO!! :headbanger:
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    Re: Who are you?

    by Oli » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:30 am

    City/country:

    Kópavogur/ Iceland.......But I live in Roskilde/Denmark

    Age:
    36

    What first got you into metal?

    In terms of bands Iron Maiden,Slayer,Metallica,King Diamond..........But basicly my dad listened to Zeppelin,Purple,Sabbath,Uhria heep ect.

    Play any instruments?
    No

    Top 5 bands?
    Pink Floyd
    Iron Maiden
    Black Sabbath
    Amon Amarth
    Tool,Testament,Priest,Lamb of god,Immortal.....

    What do you like to do in your spare time?
    Besides taking care of my 4 children..Live music,watch english soccer,Travel.

    What do you do?
    work hard :beerhorns:

    What deck are you on?
    4

    What's a creepy thing I can say when I see you that no stranger should know and will weird you out that I do?
    that´s for me to know and for you to guess...
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    Re: Who are you?

    by GhostMemory » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:24 am

    City/country:
    Reading, England.

    Age (optional):
    22

    What first got you into metal?
    Saw Iron Maiden's 'Rainmaker' video on Kerrang

    Play any instruments?
    Vocalist, can play some guitar, bass, drums and keys

    Top 5 bands?
    Seventh Wonder
    Dream Theater
    Blind Guardian
    Kamelot
    Opeth

    What do you do?
    Head of Web Development at an SEO/E-commerce company

    What deck are you on?
    2 (with two excellent Dutch fellows)

    What's a creepy thing I can say when I see you that no stranger should know and will weird you out that I do?
    My last stage role when I did acting was as a murderous psychopath who stripped off slowly (and completely) throughout the show.
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    2014: AWOL

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    by CharleneThrashes » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:23 pm

    City/country:
    Flatwoods, KY.
    Home of Billy Ray Cyrus and The Judds.
    :headbanger:

    Age (optional):

    29

    What first got you into metal?

    Well, I guess the super-early stages began with mom being into Heart and my aunt being into Def Leppard. But I really didn't start venturing into the metal realm until I was about 20. Alice Cooper was an early fave of mine. I love the album Killer and play it frequently to this day.

    Play any instruments?
    French Horn

    Top 5 bands?
    Call it an easy way out, but these constantly shift. What I have been playing the most this past week is :
    Alice Cooper
    Overkill
    Triumph
    Raven
    Artillery



    What do you do?

    I am a stay-at-home momma to a kick-ass 18 month old named Scarlett. Buuuut I do this on the side:

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    What are some of your interests? :

    Faerie lore, forests, overcast weather and rain on a tin roof, yard sales ( :lol: true ), sketching and recently into possibly pursuing becoming a tattoo artist understudy for fun.

    What deck are you on?
    M

    What's a creepy thing I can say when I see you that no stranger should know and will weird you out that I do?

    I have girly bits and man bits...
    :shock:
    Just kidding. I'm a Kentuckian, so I'll be creepy to most regardless of secrets.
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    Re: Who are you?

    by Zeh » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:44 pm

    laRFex wrote:System Opperator (BOFH)

    I used to be it. Good ol' times!
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    Re: Who are you?

    by DrAmygdala » Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:01 pm

    City/country:
    Waterloo, Canada

    Age (optional):
    26

    What first got you into metal?
    Don't remember how I heard of them, but I started listening to Lacuna Coil in 2003 and then grew from there

    Play any instruments?
    I can play guitar and some keyboards, but I'm not very good

    Top 5 bands?
    Tristania
    Epica
    Therion
    Theatre of Tragedy (with Liv)
    Sirenia
    (That was tough, so many more bands...)

    What do you do?
    Medical Claims Analyst

    What do you like to do in your spare time?
    Play video games, watching TV shows, dressing up and doing photo shoots... I just bought a treadmill so hopefully running can be added to this list very soon.

    What deck are you on?
    2

    What's a creepy thing I can say when I see you that no stranger should know and will weird you out that I do?
    I can pull off a guy pretty well (as previously mentioned that I like dressing up)
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    Re: Who are you?

    by alex_canada » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:34 pm

    This may not be metal, but based on some interests so far...I would love to have a mario kart 64 tournament :P
    3 Inches of Blood, Amon Amarth, Andrew WK, Be'lakor, Blind Guardian, Ne Obliviscaris, Nightwish, Unleash the Archers, Wuthering Heights
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    by Zeh » Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:02 pm

    City/country:
    Santo André, Brazil

    Age (optional):
    27 (be 28 on the ship)

    What first got you into metal?
    It was a conjuration of factors, but I had a Finnish friend who presented Stratovarius to me. Short before I joined high school, and a friend of mine had a band, but I would only discover when I told him about Strato.

    Play any instruments?
    I can play Keyboards and some Piano, but I'm not THAT good.

    Top 5 bands?
    Stratovarius
    Sonata Arctica
    Blind Guardian
    Immortal
    Rage

    What do you do?
    Formely BOFH, now Support Consultant for a software called SAS.

    What do you like to do in your spare time?
    I'm normally with my girlfriend (who lives with me), hanging with friends, cinema. Sometimes we camp or hike. On my own free time I play Video Games (a softmoded Wii, who is an adventure to make things work on it) and rehearsing with my band.

    What deck are you on?
    2 N

    What's a creepy thing I can say when I see you that no stranger should know and will weird you out that I do?
    I like ol' style brazilian country music. I can sing some songs and enjoy them :D
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    Re: Who are you?

    by Chopper » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:31 pm

    City/country:
    Las Vegas, Nv. USA

    Age (optional):
    45...I guess Im the 2nd oldest so I may be in a rocking chair. :beerhorns:

    What first got you into metal?
    My sister had Black Sabbath Paranoid, then I bought my 1st Sabbath album around 1972 or 73 for $2.98 ( my life Savings) been into metal since.

    Play any instruments?
    Drums, not to good.

    Top 5 bands? This is hard.
    Pre 2000 Rush
    Opeth
    Slayer
    Sodom
    alot of Black Metal, and the newer Extreme Prog. Metal

    What do you do?
    Executive Chef (Hotel Slave)

    What do you like to do in your spare time?
    Read above, :cry: when I have time, Riding Motorcycles, used to build them, Biker Events and traveling.

    What deck are you on?
    10/ Suite... I smoke

    What's a creepy thing I can say when I see you that no stranger should know and will weird you out that I do?
    If you say something creepy, you might get a puzzled look. :?
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    Re: Who are you?

    by CharleneThrashes » Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:51 am

    Chopper wrote:Age (optional):
    45...I guess Im the 2nd oldest so I may be in a rocking chair. :beerhorns:



    Not to worry. My ball and chain coming is 48.
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    Re: Who are you?

    by TOM CRUISE » Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:32 am

    So he is older than me! YES! I will be 48 when the cruise happens.....

    Chop and me have similar stories and I agree that the top 5 is way to hard, I could do another one right now

    Opeth
    Dream Theater
    Rush
    Slayer
    Black Sabbath (with Dio)
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    by CharleneThrashes » Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:03 am

    Which will put him at 49 during the cruise, mwahaha. Phew, you guys are safe thus far. :P

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    Re: Who are you?

    by Captain Metal » Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:14 pm

    City/country:
    Miami, FL USA

    Age (optional):
    38 going on 28 (according to 9 out of 10 people surveyed)

    What first got you into metal?
    I'd say that Van Halen was a first early step back in the early to mid 80's, which led to things like Motley Crue, AC/DC, Def Leppard and such. Then of course came Maiden and Priest and the like, next leading to Megadeth, Anthrax and similar such things (actually I got into those two before getting into Metallica). Honestly I started light and worked my way up the heaviness ladder. I was immersing myself quite a bit in the Thrash pool by the early 90's, so when Death Metal really started to emerge, I didn't quite get it at first. Then I listened to some Entombed and Morbid Angel, and that set me straight. I've been tried and true ever since.


    Play any instruments?
    I played some guitar when I was in High School, but it never really went anywhere. My real passion was for drums, but my father wouldn't let me get a set and so I never got to realize my potential with that, as I have a very good sense of rhythm. That just leaves me my voice, which served me well on the radio for 13 years and also in my present job. I have pondered the possibility of trying my hand as a vocalist, as I have a fairly broad vocal range, but that remains to be seen...


    Top 5 bands?
    Testament
    Overkill
    Annihilator
    Helloween
    Nevermore


    What do you do?
    I already covered this in a different thread


    What do you like to do in your spare time?
    I like going to shows and hanging out with friends when I can. Sometimes me and my girlfriend will catch a movie when there's something to see. Most of the time, I don't even like going outside, as 2/3 of the year it's sweltering outside with 200% humidity. I would go swimming if I had a pool, so no dice there. I don't really have as many hobbies as I used to, like video games, comic books and a phase where I was collecting action figures (I have every Eddie made thus far). Just went to the yearly Dade County fair for my annual dose of whiplash and vomit inducing rides, which luckily didn't occur.

    What deck are you on?
    2

    What's a creepy thing I can say when I see you that no stranger should know and will weird you out that I do?
    It puts the lotion in the basket, or it gets the hose again...
    Vader-Dream Evil-Accept-Thrash Or Die-Evile-Brainstorm-Kalmah-Paradox-The Crown-Morgana Lefay-Gama Bomb-Hail Of Bullets-Powermad-Firewind-Hypocrisy-Iron Savior-Communic.....FOR 2015!
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    Re: Who are you?

    by junkhead13 » Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:17 pm

    "puts the lotion on its SKIN!"

    great flick...
    Have a good time...all the time.
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    Re: Who are you?

    by lucidobscurity » Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:54 am

    why not

    City/country:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A

    Age (optional):
    26

    What first got you into metal?
    sometime back in middle school or highschool

    Play any instruments?
    guitar and bass, suck at drums though. I was in a band for awhile then we broke up

    Top 5 bands?
    TOOL
    As I lay dying
    KSE
    Cradle of Filth (I like them so that's all that matters)
    The 5th band varies so I'll just stick with the ones above

    What do you do?
    I work in contract pharmaceutical manufacturing, the short simply answer is I make drugs

    What do you like to do in your spare time?
    It varies but mostly something that's random and sounds like fun at the time.

    What deck are you on?
    I think 3ish or 3 1/2

    What's a creepy thing I can say when I see you that no stranger should know and will weird you out that I do?
    I have no idea but I will think of something later on and post it lol
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    Re: Who are you?

    by Metalwrath » Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:10 am

    City/country:
    Wicklow ,Ireland

    Age (optional):
    26

    What first got you into metal?
    I guess when i was about 13 a friend showed me and some other friends some rock bands and from that i got to know some metal bands like Metallica Maiden etc from other people.Then i kinda went my own way and started researching a lot of bands on the net.One of the first metal bands i ever heard was Rotting Christ.

    Play any instruments?
    Nope

    Top 5 bands?
    Manowar
    Running Wild
    Saxon
    Judas Priest
    Warlock

    What do you do?
    I work in a supermarket doing systems and price integrity.Long story short a lot of legal stuff that prevents the shop from losing money due to refunds and i also help them from getting their stupid asses sued over certain things :lol:

    What do you like to do in your spare time?
    Go to gigs and parties,Ten pin bowling.Walking,

    What deck are you on?
    3

    What's a creepy thing I can say when I see you that no stranger should know and will weird you out that I do?
    Ask me did i ever obtain the dragonbread.
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    Re: Who are you?

    by Zeh » Sun Mar 28, 2010 5:06 am

    lucidobscurity wrote:the short simply answer is I make drugs


    Legal ones, I suppose :D

    I saw lots of people working with healthcare. This is nice for a 2000 crazy people cruise!
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    Zeh
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    Re: Who are you?

    by jd15k » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:03 am

    City/country:
    Caçapava, Brazil (near to São Paulo city ^^)

    Age (optional):
    22 (23 on the ship)

    What first got you into metal?
    I heard Metallica when i was 13, i was learning how to play guitar, then a friend showed me their sound and i just fell for it, 1st song i listened was Nothing Else Matters, then other songs from the same album and then other albums and finally started to listen to other bands such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and so on. After a while i got to a CD called A Tribute to The Four Horsemen and there where lots of bands playing metallica's songs, this was when i 1st listened to sonata arctica playing fade to black and i went for some other songs of them and other bands in this album and then i got to know lots of other bands and styles.

    Play any instruments?
    I play guitar since i was 13, also can do some stuff with a bass or a drum but nothing extraordinary, just the basic.

    Top 5 bands?
    Metallica
    Sonata Arctica
    Blind Guardian
    Kamelot
    Therion

    What do you do?
    I'm asoftware developer, at the moment i work for brazillian airforce at Technologic Institute of Aeronautics, i'm also post-graduating on Electronic Engeneering and IT.
    On my free time i like to listen to some music, play guitar, some music based games such as guitar hero and rockband...i also read lots of books and japanese comics and watch some series like Supernatural and The Big Bang Theory.

    What deck are you on?
    3 M

    What's a creepy thing I can say when I see you that no stranger should know and will weird you out that I do?
    i luv to play that dancing games such as DDR (Dance Dance Revolution) and Pump It Up xDD
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    Re: Who are you?

    by Ecliptica » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:26 pm

    Sure, I'll play along. . .

    City/country:
    Malibu, CA, USA

    Age (optional):
    23

    What first got you into metal?
    In Flames released an album with my last name (Clayman). That drew me in like 10 years ago. Expanded to different genres and haven't listened to them in ages.

    Play any instruments?
    Drums for 13 years and guitar for 9 years. I write a lot of stuff, but no band or anything.

    Top 5 bands?
    Falconer
    Sonata Arctica
    Ensiferum
    Kamelot
    Tyr


    What do you do?
    Assistant track and field coach at a university here. Also working on my graduate degree. Also doing a bit of stand-up comedy. We'll see which one of those works out the best.

    What deck are you on?
    N

    What's a creepy thing I can say when I see you that no stranger should know and will weird you out that I do?
    Nothing. I'll just turn it into something funny.
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    Re: Who are you?

    by Metallion » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:40 am

    City/country:
    Current: Phoenix, Arizona USA
    Hometown: El Paso, Tx
    All my family is from Mexico, and I'm fluent in spanish, which tends to come out when I am drunk fyi.

    Age (optional):
    I'll be 25 by the time I'm on the boat.

    What first got you into metal?
    Hard to say. I remember listening to some in Middle school, like it, but never really bothered to pursue music at that point. When I was in high school I remember hanging out with some friends, while drinking beer and listening to metal. I think that's what it was.

    Play any instruments?
    I played guitar for a number of years when I was in my teens. Wasn't spectacular, but it was fun. Haven't really touched it since I moved to Arizona. Also I love to sing, I've been told I have a pretty decent voice. I'm sure I'll be at the karaoke once I get a nice buzz on.

    Top 5 bands?
    Porcupine Tree
    Pain of Salvation
    Anathema
    Opeth
    Blind Guardian


    What do you do?
    Illustrator and Graphic Designer


    What deck are you on?
    Don't remember, but I think it might be changing anyways.

    What do you like to do in your spare time?
    Paint, Draw, Read, Shows, Drink Beer, Movies, Video Games, Kick Cats. You know, the usual.

    What's a creepy thing I can say when I see you that no stranger should know and will weird you out that I do?
    Don't know. But you can try!
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    Re: Who are you?

    by junkhead13 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:45 am

    City/country:
    Currently Hobe Sound, Florida.
    Originally from Islip Terrace on Long Island, NY and then made my way to Miami for college.

    Age (optional):
    31

    What first got you into metal?
    It all started with Metallica. A friend down the block let me borrow "...And Justice for All" and I was hooked. From there I was introduced to many other bands by various friends I made along the way.

    Play any instruments?
    I have played guitar for many years though I have not really gotten any better. I do still play every once in awhile, but not nearly as much as I used to. It is still fun to bang out some chords with the amp cranked after a rough day though!

    Top 5 bands?
    Alice In Chains
    Metallica
    Acid Bath
    My Dying Bride
    Megadeth

    What do you do?
    I am a project manager for a construction company that installs deep foundations.

    What deck are you on?
    6

    What do you like to do in your spare time?
    I am a movie fanatic! My girlfriend and I watch alot of tv as well: Adult Swim stuff, Smoking Gun Presents World's Dumbest, 1000 Ways to Die, etc. Besides that, I play video games (PS3), work out a few times a week, play with my dog, hang out with friends whenever we can, sit on my patio while smoking and contemplate the world.

    What's a creepy thing I can say when I see you that no stranger should know and will weird you out that I do?
    "Excuse me while I whip this out..."
    Have a good time...all the time.
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    Re: Who are you?

    by KevinP » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:28 pm

    City/country:
    Currently Orlando, Florida.
    Originally from Sayville on Long Island, NY

    Age (optional):
    37 (38 on cruise)

    What first got you into metal?
    Started with KISS at 5 years old, then got into Maiden & Priest. It wasn't until 1988 that I bought ...And Justice For All, which started the more extreme tastes in music. By 1990 I was already past Anthrax, Metallica, etc, and it became Morbid Angel, Obituary, Pestilence.

    Play any instruments?
    Guitar lessons for a few months in Junior High, was being taught how to play "Easy Lover" by Phil Collins/Bailey) and I didn't enjoy it, so gave it up.

    Top 11 bands (no particular order)?
    Alice In Chains
    Madder Mortem
    Morbid Angel
    My Dying Bride
    Bolt Thrower
    Artillery
    Autopsy
    Obituary
    Mastodon
    Edge of Sanity (Dan F'IN SWANO)
    Pungent Stench

    What do you do?
    Claims Adjuster - determining values of injury claims

    What deck are you on?
    7

    What do you like to do in your spare time?
    Watch Yankee baseball and Giants football games and get way too emotionally invested in the plight of millionaire athletes. Play alot of Xbox 360 video games. Some vegetable gardening in my backyard. I have a wife and daughter, so there goes the rest of my time.

    What's a creepy thing I can say when I see you that no stranger should know and will weird you out that I do?
    "Dropping loads" (for all you Stern fans)
    WISHLIST

    BOLT THROWER / MADDER MORTEM / SEAR BLISS / AEON / THE AMENTA / AUTOPSY / MDB / THE 11th HOUR / HAIL OF BULLETS / DORDEDUH / TRIPTYKON / NE OBLIVISCARIS / PORTAL

    The Sultan of Stroopwafels
    The Viceroy of Vegemite
    Loather of Power Metal
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    Re: Who are you?

    by zerocr » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:11 pm

    City/country:
    San Jose/Costa Rica

    Age (optional):
    23

    What first got you into metal?
    I started with Aerosmith, when I was in school, then I continued listening Metallica and Pantera. In high school I got into power and epic like Rhaphsody. And by the end of high school it became Amon Amarth, Immortal and theatres des vampires.

    Play any instruments?
    Not even guitar hero =S.

    Top 10 bands (no specific order):
    Amon Amarth
    Epica
    Haggard
    Therion
    Anorexia Nervosa
    Eluveitie
    Penumbra
    Tristania
    Lacrimosa
    After forever

    What do you do?
    Electrical engineer

    What deck are you on?
    3

    What do you like to do in your spare time?
    Play video games, watch asian horror movies, read sci-fi books

    What's a creepy thing I can say when I see you that no stranger should know and will weird you out that I do?
    I've seen Evangelion more than 15 times.
    Please bring Arkona aboard \m/
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    Re: Who are you?

    by kaluviva » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:31 pm

    City/country:
    Vancouver, BC, Canada (Hometown: Lima, Peru)

    Age (optional):
    20, I turn 21 on May 24th :roll:

    What first got you into metal?
    Having studied in a Catholic elementary and high school, my environment was pretty much pop, but I always liked "darker" stuff. From what I can remember, I loved Evanescence and Good Charlotte :oops: Then, after high school I accidentally listened to a Within Temptation song, "Forsaken", and I loved it. After that, I listened pretty much everything (good) from WT. Then got into Nightwish (some high school friends who are headbangers helped me to educate myself with real metal), and then looked for myself Iron Maiden, Sonata Artica, Epica, Children of Bodom, Haggard, etc etc etc

    Play any instruments?
    Vocals. With my headbanger friends from high school we made a cover band. I was the female singer, and played some keyboards, but haven't really studied any of those =( I've received kudos for my pop voice, but I always try to vary that. My inspiration (and platonic love) is Simone Simons =D

    Top 5 bands?
    Epica
    Kamelot
    Angra
    Nightwish (with Tarja... it's not about the singer, it's about Tuomas! [come on, Wishmaster is one of the best they have])
    Iron Maiden

    What do you do?
    I am a cashier, but planning in quitting. Customer Service drives me nuts!

    What do you like to do in your spare time?
    Walk around the city, go to metal shows, watch TV, play video games (I LOVE GOD OF WAR!!!), go to the movies, go shopping (I'm such a girl), hang out with my boyfriend =), read books, write songs, sing and dance...

    What deck are you on?
    3 (cabin # 3563)

    What's a creepy thing I can say when I see you that no stranger should know and will weird you out that I do?
    I have some Britney Spears' songs in my MP3 player =/ .... Hmm... I'm sure I have creepier stuff :cool:
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    Re: Who are you?

    by Evican » Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:35 pm

    City/country:
    Australia

    Age (optional):
    24 (25 on cruise)

    What first got you into metal?
    Bands such as Evanescence and Linkin Park were my catalysts. I then came across Nightwish (with Tarja) by mistake one day and absolutely loved it. It was at that time I was attending TAFE and met guy and we dated for a while. He was very much into all types of metal and my love of metal started from there.

    Play any instruments?
    No, but I do sing. I eventually want to learn bass though.

    Top 5 bands?
    Epica
    Nightwish
    Behemoth
    Opeth
    Krisiun

    What do you like to do in your spare time?
    Exercise, listen to music, go to gigs, play sport, watch movies, go out with friends.

    What deck are you on?
    K

    What's a creepy thing I can say when I see you that no stranger should know and will weird you out that I do?
    I have "<3 P!nk" tattooed on my wrist as I got her to sign me during one of the 10 shows I went to when she was in Australia last year.. My friends and then traveled to the US to see her in both Philadelphia and New York, while also meeting her backstage at MSG due to my friend winning a meet and greet competition.
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    Re: Who are you?

    by DrAmygdala » Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:40 pm

    kaluviva wrote:Nightwish (with Tarja... it's not about the singer, it's about Tuomas! [come on, Wishmaster is one of the best they have])


    amen! I have a slight obsession with Tuomas...
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    Re: Who are you?

    by audrey » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:28 pm

    City/country:
    Acton, Ontario (Canada)

    Age (optional):
    30 (Will be 31 on the boat)

    What first got you into metal?
    Well, as most of you have already stated I started listening to metal when I heard Metallica on the radio. Although I was always into bands like Def Leppard and Twisted Sister as a child.

    Play any instruments?
    I started to learn drums when I was 6. My friend's dad was in a band, and used to teach me. Unfortunately I moved away, and have never had the opportunity to learn since then.

    Top 5 bands?
    Ha! This is hard to answer. I will pick the top five that I have seen live then!
    Amon Amarth
    Ensiferum
    TYR!!!!!!! (my #1 favorite)
    Immortal
    Moonsorrow
    Have to add Thyrfing as well even though I have never seen them live :)

    What do you do?
    I assist adults with various disabilities to have the best life possible. I love my job!

    What deck are you on?
    3M

    What's a creepy thing I can say when I see you that no stranger should know and will weird you out that I do?
    I have seen Milli Vanilli live! :? I was 10, gimme a break...lol. Here is a pic of me and my friend from said concert.
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    Re: Who are you?

    by bangers » Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:25 pm

    hi my names karhl. im 25. i like black metal.

    thats all you need to know.
    Winging it in the west (Western Australia that is)
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    Re: Who are you?

    by alex_canada » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:13 pm

    cool story brah
    3 Inches of Blood, Amon Amarth, Andrew WK, Be'lakor, Blind Guardian, Ne Obliviscaris, Nightwish, Unleash the Archers, Wuthering Heights
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    Re: Who are you?

    by Psycho » Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:10 am

    City/country:
    Current: Karkkila/Finland (near Helsinki)
    Hometown: São Paulo/Brasil
    But half of my family is from Uruguay... Yeah, nice mix :)

    Age (optional):
    I feel such a baby :oops:

    What first got you into metal?
    Well, I remember that when I was around 5 I already went crazy for Aerosmith, Whitesnake and some other things my dad listens to. Then, when I was a silly Japanese aniation fan, I ended up bumping on this animation's opening recorded by Angra and started to listen to them. But when I actually got reeeally interested in heavy metal was when my cousin showed me "Speed of Light" by Stratovarius. But I still listen to plenty of other things that are not really 'Metal" tagged

    Play any instruments?
    My biggest passion is to sing, but I've been playing the drums for pretty long(even though I'm not THAT good), I can play a few things on the bass guitar, play some kaeyboards/piano and some other kinda random instruments.

    Top 5 bands?
    This is soooo difficult!
    Stratovarius
    Edguy
    Amon Amarth
    Stam1na(going to their concert tomorrow *-*)
    Burzum

    What do you do?
    Hmmm... Study? :)

    What deck are you on?
    3 M

    What do you like to do in your spare time?
    Drawing, drawing and drawing, reading loads of Stephen King, playing Nintendo or some online game, writing, going out with friends, getting totally wasted, going to concerts, sauna ♥

    What's a creepy thing I can say when I see you that no stranger should know and will weird you out that I do?
    I'm a Hanson fan :oops:
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