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Who are you? Introduce yourself!
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    danmunchie
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by danmunchie » Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:17 am

    Back for my 2nd 70k (last one in 2013) - should probably reintroduce myself.

    City/Country:
    Currently - Aix-en-Provence, France
    Originally - Brisbane, Australia

    Age
    28

    What first got you into metal
    A friend in highschool - started off with bands like Dragonforce and Rhapsody (and holy crap both are on board :viking: ).

    Play any instruments?
    I sing excellent karaoke.

    Top 5 Bands
    The Ocean
    Voyager
    Riverside
    Alcest
    Ensiferum / Turisas / Tyr / 5 is not enough...

    What do you do
    Chemical/process engineer

    What deck are you on
    9

    What bands have you discovered through 70k?
    Sabaton, Unexpect

    What do you do in your spare time?
    Hearthstone...

    Whats one creepy thing I can say when I see you that no stranger should know and will weird you out that I do?
    Bonjour mate!
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by bodomdragon » Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:28 am

    danmunchie wrote:
    Top 5 Bands
    The Ocean
    Voyager
    Riverside
    Alcest
    Ensiferum / Turisas / Tyr / 5 is not enough...

    Voyager... hell yeah, good taste!!! ;)
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by mooyagi » Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:21 pm

    Doomicus wrote:Going to see the Panthers - Maple Leafs before cruise. My first live NHL game.
    ..but maybe to be continued in that hockey thread.


    Nice. Live NHL games are a blast.
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by klons » Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:45 pm

    mooyagi wrote:
    Doomicus wrote:Going to see the Panthers - Maple Leafs before cruise. My first live NHL game.
    ..but maybe to be continued in that hockey thread.


    Nice. Live NHL games are a blast.


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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by jodionline » Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:08 am

    What bands have you discovered through 70k?

    Carcass, Satyricon, Dark Tranquillity, Nile, Orphaned Land, Rising Storm and Cripper
    Metal is forever! Peace for all - Fuck fanatics.

    Please bring Undertow on board!

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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Metaladdict187 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:58 am

    City/country:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Age (optional):
    37, going to be 38 the day before we sail

    What first got you into metal?
    when i was 12, i bought Anthrax"s State of Euphoria, i was so fucking blown away. I love good old thrash, but the older i got, the heavier the bands got. Now, i love metal in most all its forms.

    Play any instruments?
    guitar........badly

    Top 5 bands?
    Too many for a top 5

    Notables are Amon Amarth, Nightwish, Deicide, Iron Maiden.

    What do you do?
    I work in a grocery store......... Nothing special.

    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?
    Ii will get back to you on that lol
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Metaladdict187 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:59 am

    City/country:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Age (optional):
    37, going to be 38 the day before we sail

    What first got you into metal?
    when i was 12, i bought Anthrax"s State of Euphoria, i was so fucking blown away. I love good old thrash, but the older i got, the heavier the bands got. Now, i love metal in most all its forms.

    Play any instruments?
    guitar........badly

    Top 5 bands?
    Too many for a top 5

    Notables are Amon Amarth, Nightwish, Deicide, Iron Maiden.

    What do you do?
    I work in a grocery store......... Nothing special.

    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?
    Ii will get back to you on that lol
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by kokozula » Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:33 pm

    2016 will be my first cruise, can't wait :D

    City/country:
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania

    Age (optional):
    39

    What first got you into metal?
    Around 1988, when foreign music, especially rock music was forbidden in my country, I managed to put my fingers on a cassette tape with AC/DC - Back in Black. It was an instant connection and love. Since then I listen to all kinds of rock and metal, non-stop. Music is a very important part of my life, and when I discovered this cruise, I knew that this is a MUST DO at least once in a lifetime.

    Play any instruments?
    I play bass guitar and electric guitar, only as a hobby, using Rocksmith

    Top 5 bands?

    Too difficult to pick just 5 from the hundreds I love
    Pantera
    Savatage
    Dream Theater
    Blind Guardian

    Instead of a fifth band, I will say five albums I like:
    Sepultura - Chaos A.D.
    Tobias Sammet's Avantasia - The Metal Opera
    Rotting Christ - Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy
    Myrath - Tales Of The Sands
    Masterplan - Painful Lust

    What do you do?
    I am a freelance photographer, main activity being rally photography.

    What deck are you on?
    Deck 9, 9663

    :belly: :bangers:
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Elissa » Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:48 am

    City/country:
    Melbourne Australia

    Age (optional):
    31

    What first got you into metal?
    When I was about 12 a family member who was a bit older than me introduced me to Acid Bath, Cannibal Corpse and Fear Factory :)

    Play any instruments?
    I used to play the piano and guitar.

    I sucked at it lol

    Top 5 bands?
    Augury
    Black Crown Initiate
    Quo Vadis
    Ouroborus
    My Dying Bride

    Mostly technical death metal.

    What do you do?
    Personal trainer and bodybuilding (fitness/figure) coach. I also cook and write recipes for bodybuilding purposes. If I'm between bands you'll meet me in the gym lol


    What deck are you on?
    Deck 8?

    This is my first 70k and hopefully not my last! Pls say hello and share a beer, I'll be the redhead chick with the massive back tattoo.
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by gnoff_the_creep » Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:09 pm

    Elissa wrote:City/country:
    Melbourne Australia

    This is my first 70k and hopefully not my last! Pls say hello and share a beer, I'll be the redhead chick with the massive back tattoo.


    Not the Elissa from Melbourne that I know and met last in -13 in Oz?

    If so: damn girl, I'm not going this year for the first time!
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Godflesh » Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:25 pm

    Elissa wrote:What first got you into metal?
    When I was about 12 a family member who was a bit older than me introduced me to Acid Bath, Cannibal Corpse and Fear Factory :)

    I like all these bands, but at 12 years old I don't honestly know whether you should consider yourself lucky or should have reported to Child Abuse :-)
    Welcome anyway :-)
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Elissa » Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:39 am

    gnoff_the_creep wrote:
    Elissa wrote:City/country:
    Melbourne Australia

    This is my first 70k and hopefully not my last! Pls say hello and share a beer, I'll be the redhead chick with the massive back tattoo.


    Not the Elissa from Melbourne that I know and met last in -13 in Oz?

    If so: damn girl, I'm not going this year for the first time!



    GNOFFFFFFFFFFFF

    Yes, it is I! How are you?!
    Not too late to buy a ticket :)
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Elissa » Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:41 am

    Godflesh wrote:
    Elissa wrote:What first got you into metal?
    When I was about 12 a family member who was a bit older than me introduced me to Acid Bath, Cannibal Corpse and Fear Factory :)

    I like all these bands, but at 12 years old I don't honestly know whether you should consider yourself lucky or should have reported to Child Abuse :-)
    Welcome anyway :-)



    Hahaha!
    I think I was lucky :)
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by big perken » Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:18 am

    Elissa wrote:City/country:
    Melbourne Australia

    Age (optional):
    31

    What first got you into metal?
    When I was about 12 a family member who was a bit older than me introduced me to Acid Bath, Cannibal Corpse and Fear Factory :)

    Play any instruments?
    I used to play the piano and guitar.

    I sucked at it lol

    Top 5 bands?
    Augury
    Black Crown Initiate
    Quo Vadis
    Ouroborus
    My Dying Bride

    Mostly technical death metal.

    What do you do?
    Personal trainer and bodybuilding (fitness/figure) coach. I also cook and write recipes for bodybuilding purposes. If I'm between bands you'll meet me in the gym lol


    What deck are you on?
    Deck 8?

    This is my first 70k and hopefully not my last! Pls say hello and share a beer, I'll be the redhead chick with the massive back tattoo.



    Damn, good taste in music.
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by MikeB » Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:22 am

    Elissa wrote:Top 5 bands?
    Augury
    Black Crown Initiate
    Quo Vadis
    Ouroborus
    My Dying Bride


    2 bands from my town ! I hope one day Quo Vadis will re-unite, I never got to see them live. Good taste :headbanger:
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by gnoff_the_creep » Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:02 pm

    Elissa wrote:
    gnoff_the_creep wrote:
    Elissa wrote:City/country:
    Melbourne Australia

    This is my first 70k and hopefully not my last! Pls say hello and share a beer, I'll be the redhead chick with the massive back tattoo.


    Not the Elissa from Melbourne that I know and met last in -13 in Oz?

    If so: damn girl, I'm not going this year for the first time!



    GNOFFFFFFFFFFFF

    Yes, it is I! How are you?!
    Not too late to buy a ticket :)



    Nice! :viking:
    Too bad I aint going then, would be cool to meet up on the boat as well!

    Not bad, working a lot, really a lot...
    Whenever I'm not working I keep to my hobby, which is pretty much the same as my job :stagger:

    Well the ticket isn't the problem, but I spent all of my vacation days and won't have any new ones until April.

    Have loads of fun!!
    Having been on every 70k and also Barge I do know how amazing (and addictive) the cruises are, and how much fun most of the cruisers are as well, I'm sure all of the fun will be had :cheers:
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    by Abiz » Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:55 pm

    City/country:
    Sheffield, uk

    Age (optional):
    57
    Bit of a smoothie but metal runs through my veins.

    What first got you into metal?
    Mainly beer i think. :pound:
    In my early teens Local Pub bands like Son of a Bitch (later became Saxon). Many live gigs in local area, Led Zep, Deep Purple, Wishbone, Floyd. Black Sabbath, Uriah Heap...


    Play any instruments?
    I Hum. But used to play bass, mandolin and violin.

    Top 5 bands?

    Don't have tops, but listen to Nightwish, Sonata Artica, Therion, Kamalot and that sort of stuff. Cant wait to see Hammerfall, and Stratavarious on the boat.

    Looking forward to seeing bands that I would not normally go out of my way to see.

    What do you do?
    As little as possible.

    What deck are you on?
    Can't remember, hope wife knows.


    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 voluntarily went to see Chris De-Burgh at a live gig at Alton Towers, Great band crap singer.
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by biertroll » Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:33 pm

    biertroll wrote:I think I do this every year? If not, reintroduction should be acceptable with the amounts of booze drank onbroad. This will be my fourth cruise.

    City/country:
    USA , PROUD Las Vegas, NV local. ( I can easily be found in the casino)

    Age (optional):
    29, old as fuck

    What first got you into metal?
    I've gone through all types of music in my life but I'd say Reload Metallica album got me onto the right track eventually. Say what you will about the cd, I still love it.

    Play any instruments?
    I am really bad at drums lol, just need more practice. I plan on getting better after boat.

    Top 5 bands?
    Obviously a hard one..
    Metallica
    Down
    Misfits
    Top three are always the same.. But I guess I will add top three bucket list now..
    Zombi
    Sentenced
    Carpathian Forest

    What do you do?
    I'm concierge at a 4 star hotel in Vegas. I love my job sometimes. Don't be shy with questions or help, I'm always happy to help a cruiser out.

    Love the booze! Message me on FB! Will trade Vegas brews for Mintu & Stroops! :lol: :beerbang:

    What deck are you on?
    Deck 6, make sure you memorize so you can place me outside my door haha

    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?
    This question?

    As far as I know this year Rnesta (Will aka "Mr. Candy" aka "Captain") will not be on the cruise this year. :(
    70000tons 2018 Wishlist: EYEHATEGOD, Carpathian Forest, Demons & Wizards, SSS, Magrudergrind, Asphyx, Warbringer

    Deck ? 2018
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Gratch » Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:28 am

    So...um...hi. I'm a little late to the forum party, but figured I should at least throw out an intro before I get on the boat. I'm Chris (::group mumbles:: "Hi Chris") and this will be my first 70K experience. I'm supposed to be working right now, but my brain is already aboard the ship, so here goes.

    City/country:
    Salt Lake City, Utah (and before you ask, no I'm not Mormon)

    Age (optional):
    41, although my mind is still convinced I'm in the mid-20's

    What first got you into metal?
    My parents were hippies, so I grew up listening to lots of John Denver, Peter Paul & Mary, etc. No metal in the house at all. In fact, mom made me return the first cassette I ever bought (Van Halen's "1984") because it had a picture of a smoking baby on the cover. As a result, I was stuck in an horrible rap/hip-hop phase through most of middle and high school. One of my friends marched me into a record store one day and told the clerk "This guy has horrible taste in music. Please help fix him." That wonderful woman sent me home with Sepultura's Arise, Metallica's ...And Justice For All, Helmet's Meantime, and Bad Religion's No Control. My musical tastes were altered forever...thank god.

    Play any instruments?
    I'm the most mediocre drummer you'll ever meet.

    Top 5 bands?
    Tough question, as probably my two all-time favorite artists are not metal: David Bowie (RIP...still gutted about that) and Skinny Puppy. If you see the guy wearing either of those shirts on board, it's most likely me. If I were to go just with metal bands, it would probably be.
    - Agalloch
    - Opeth
    - Sigh
    - Turisas
    - Amorphis

    What do you do?
    I sell leader development training to US Federal Government clients. It's as exciting as it sounds. On the plus side, my boss did pay for this trip for both me and my friend as a year-end bonus. Best. Work SPIF. Ever.

    What deck are you on?
    Deck 7, me and other first timer

    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 about singing backup for Donny Osmond in front of 65,000 people. It's actually a very funny story.
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    Ultimate Wishlist Bands
    Anaal Nathrakh - Behemoth - Gloryhammer - Igorrr - Ihsahn - Khemmis - Myrkur - The Ocean - Pallbearer - Sigh - Tribulation - Troldhaugen - Turisas - Wilderun - Witherscape
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    by The Bus From Speed » Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:18 pm

    City/country:
    Calgary, Alberta. The home of oil and, right now, being poor.

    Age (optional):
    22

    What first got you into metal?
    Names after a member of Metallica... Back from when Metallica kicked ass.

    Play any instruments?
    Does skin flute count?

    Top 5 bands?
    Vulvodynia
    Amon Amarth
    Rush
    Led Zeppelin
    Dark Tranquillity and Insomnium tie for this spot :/

    What do you do?
    I'm a 2nd year apprentice pipefitter. Laid off and looking to start a new trade, but after the boat I'm going to do my 2nd year's schooling.

    What deck are you on?
    G

    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 fart in elevators... Intentionally.
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    by Pellaz » Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:13 am

    Well, it's been a while since I did this, so I'll re-edit what I posted before.

    Name: Paul C.

    City/country:
    Atlanta metro area, Georgia, USA

    Age (optional):
    51, soon to be 52

    What first got you into metal?
    I heard Metallica played at a party way back in '87 and thought "woah, WTF?" I was already into quality rock like Rush and harder radio stuff like G'n'R so the progression was swift and natural. Queensryche got me into more progressive metal and I was seriously into the early 'golden age' of progressive metal (Dream Theater, Fate's Warning, Superior) thanks to pre-Web online sources like the old Ytsejam Mailing List. I began hanging out at Atlanta's long-running metal radio show WREKage around 1994 and started hosting a regular part of the show in 1999 -- at first I was supposed to be playing progressive and power metal but I really got into heavier/darker stuff (I totally blame Opeth for this), and now that's what I prefer. Ooops!
    I've also been a band sponsor for the ProgPower USA festival every year since 2002, including Therion (first US tour and once since then), Nightwish (first-ever US show), Amorphis, Devin Townsend, Tyr, Ihsahn, Green Carnation and others.

    Play any instruments?
    The stereo and the steering wheel.
    Also African and Middle-Eastern hand-percussion, but don't tell anyone 'cause they'll think I'm a hippie. :lol:

    Top whatever bands?

    Therion
    Fear Factory
    Type O Negative
    Devin Townsend
    Dead Can Dance (you didn't specify metal bands, now, did ya? :cool: )
    For metal, #5 would be Insomnium at the moment.

    ...but seriously, you can check out the playlists at http://www.wrekage.org/playlists.php and see what bands I play the most of...and that would be the answer. I like almost everything except metalcore.

    What do you do?
    I'm a lead customer service rep at a big callsite for actual money-money, and a professional (published) writer, editor and proofreader. (Not for actual money-money.)
    I'm also a very UNprofessional FM-radio deejay...but in fairness to us we don't get paid for it; we do it for love of metal and we play what we WANT to. 100,000 glorious watts of metal for 4-6 hours a week. :viking:

    What deck are you on? 2

    Wish-list for 70K's present and future:
    Ayreon (it will NEVER happen...but then again, that's what I thought about Therion ever touring the States and I helped to change that forever)
    Emperor...or if not, Ihsahn
    Immortal (or Abbath)
    Insomnium (ka-ching!)
    Devin Townsend
    Fear Factory
    Tyr (ka-ching!)
    Turisas (ka-ching!)
    Opeth (heavier material only, plz Mike, okthxbye)
    Omnium Gatherum
    ...and dozens of others :bmhorns:

    Something you can say that will freak me out: I get all nervous and weird when someone compliments me, so saying that you like my musical tastes or have heard and liked our radio show would freak me out. (Seriously, it kinda does.)
    2019 Wishlist:
    Abbath--Agalloch--Agathodaimon--Allegaeon--Amon.Amarth--Amorphis--Animals.As.Leaders--Arsis--Ayreon--Bal.Sagoth--Barren.Earth--Battlelore--Behemoth--Black.Crown.Initiate--Blind.Guardian--Bloodbath--Borknagar--CoB--CoF--Cynic--Dimmu.Borgir--Dragonforce--Edge.of.Sanity--Witherscape--anything.Dan.Swano--Einherjer--Eluveitie
    --Emperor--Ensiferum--Equilibrium--Eternal.Tears.of.Sorrow--Exmortus--Fear.Factory--Gojira--Graveworm--Green.Carnation--Iced.Earth--Ihsahn--Immortal--Kalmah--Katatonia--Keep.of.Kalessin--Kvelertak--Leprous--Luciferan.Light.Orchestra--Loss--Melechesh--Mezarkabul--Moonspell--Mors.Principium.Est--Myrath--
    Ne.Obliviscaris--Nile--Novembers.Doom--Old.Mans.Child--Omnium.Gatherum--Opeth--Orphaned.Land--Poisonblack--Primordial--Satyricon--Savatage--Scale.the.Summit--Skalmold--Slough.Feg--Suidakra--Tarot--Therion--Devin.Townsend--Turisas--Twilight.Force--Tyr--Vintersorg--Wintersun--Yyrkoon--1349
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Godflesh » Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:02 am

    Pellaz wrote:I get all nervous and weird when someone compliments me

    Awesome bio! :-)
    I also did some radio as a teenager in the 80s, fun times.
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Jaimie38 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:38 am

    Welcome Everyone!!!



    :beerbang:
    7 Time Vet.
    Wishlist--Accept,GRIMREAPER!!!,WASP,ArmoredSaint,DioDisciples,Loudness,
    DangerousToys,Triumph.Scorpions,UDO,SkullFIST,Striker,Kobra&theLotus,MorsPrincpiumEst,
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by captaingabbeh » Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:17 pm

    City/country:
    Calgary, Alberta

    Age (optional):
    24

    What first got you into metal?
    One of my high school friends plied me with Nightwish, Epica, Amorphis, etc, when he learned that I sang in my spare time. Just kept going from there.

    Play any instruments?
    I sing quite a bit - I've trained in musical theater and opera, and I sing in a pop-punk band at home. I can also play guitar (meh), and shitty bass and piano.

    Top 5 bands?
    Turisas
    Ne Obliviscaris
    Wintersun
    Crossfaith
    Kamelot

    What do you do?
    I'm what's called a Solutions Architect, which is a fancy way of saying I do IT security projects for paranoid people.

    What deck are you on?
    I was on Deck 7 this year

    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 once voluntarily bought a Gwen Stefani album.

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    Gothic Cruise 2019

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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Shadow Son » Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:48 pm

    Figured I'll do this too.

    City/country:
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    Age (optional):
    27

    What first got you into metal?
    Friends in high school would listen to mostly hard rock and industrial stuff, but it wasn't until I was randomly introduced to Dream Theater that I was hooked. The first band I ever obsessed over, and reading about them led me to learn what progressive metal / music is, and in turn led me to being introduced to the wide world of metal.

    Play any instruments?
    Nope, though I do like to sing. I've always wanted to make music, but never had any lessons or anything. I hope to change that this year. I'm also interested in learning guitar.

    Top 5 bands? (ONLY 5? HOW DO I CHOOSE?)
    Enslaved
    Behemoth
    Opeth
    The Devin Townsend Project
    Isis

    What bands have you discovered through 70k?

    Crucified Barbara, Melechesh, Trollfest, Arkona, Delain, Fallujah, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Koyi K Utho, Rotting Christ, Skálmöld, Tsjuder

    What do you do?
    UPS Driver

    What deck are you on?
    8

    What do you like to do in your spare time?
    Besides listening to music and going to gigs, play video games, write stories, reading, spend way too much time on the internet, blah, blah, blah.

    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?

    Not sure to be honest
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by captaingabbeh » Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:12 am

    Shadow Son wrote:Play any instruments?
    Nope, though I do like to sing. I've always wanted to make music, but never had any lessons or anything. I hope to change that this year. I'm also interested in learning guitar.


    Yo, you're in Calgary too? You should DM me if you wanna jam sometime. :shred:

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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by spooky » Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:33 pm

    Pellaz wrote:Well, it's been a while since I did this, so I'll re-edit what I posted before.

    Name: Paul C.

    City/country:
    Atlanta metro area, Georgia, USA

    Age (optional):
    51, soon to be 52

    What first got you into metal?
    I heard Metallica played at a party way back in '87 and thought "woah, WTF?" I was already into quality rock like Rush and harder radio stuff like G'n'R so the progression was swift and natural. Queensryche got me into more progressive metal and I was seriously into the early 'golden age' of progressive metal (Dream Theater, Fate's Warning, Superior) thanks to pre-Web online sources like the old Ytsejam Mailing List. I began hanging out at Atlanta's long-running metal radio show WREKage around 1994 and started hosting a regular part of the show in 1999 -- at first I was supposed to be playing progressive and power metal but I really got into heavier/darker stuff (I totally blame Opeth for this), and now that's what I prefer. Ooops!
    I've also been a band sponsor for the ProgPower USA festival every year since 2002, including Therion (first US tour and once since then), Nightwish (first-ever US show), Amorphis, Devin Townsend, Tyr, Ihsahn, Green Carnation and others.

    Play any instruments?
    The stereo and the steering wheel.
    Also African and Middle-Eastern hand-percussion, but don't tell anyone 'cause they'll think I'm a hippie. :lol:

    Top whatever bands?

    Therion
    Fear Factory
    Type O Negative
    Devin Townsend
    Dead Can Dance (you didn't specify metal bands, now, did ya? :cool: )
    For metal, #5 would be Insomnium at the moment.

    ...but seriously, you can check out the playlists at http://www.wrekage.org/playlists.php and see what bands I play the most of...and that would be the answer. I like almost everything except metalcore.

    What do you do?
    I'm a lead customer service rep at a big callsite for actual money-money, and a professional (published) writer, editor and proofreader. (Not for actual money-money.)
    I'm also a very UNprofessional FM-radio deejay...but in fairness to us we don't get paid for it; we do it for love of metal and we play what we WANT to. 100,000 glorious watts of metal for 4-6 hours a week. :viking:

    What deck are you on? 2

    Wish-list for 70K's present and future:
    Ayreon (it will NEVER happen...but then again, that's what I thought about Therion ever touring the States and I helped to change that forever)
    Emperor...or if not, Ihsahn
    Immortal (or Abbath)
    Insomnium (ka-ching!)
    Devin Townsend
    Fear Factory
    Tyr (ka-ching!)
    Turisas (ka-ching!)
    Opeth (heavier material only, plz Mike, okthxbye)
    Omnium Gatherum
    ...and dozens of others :bmhorns:

    Something you can say that will freak me out: I get all nervous and weird when someone compliments me, so saying that you like my musical tastes or have heard and liked our radio show would freak me out. (Seriously, it kinda does.)


    ...were you the guy that my friend and i talked to at the eluvietie show in the alhambra??? i distinctly remember a fellow and i discussing therion...
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Pellaz » Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:49 am

    spooky wrote:...were you the guy that my friend and i talked to at the eluvietie show in the alhambra??? i distinctly remember a fellow and i discussing therion...


    It's quite possible since I was at both Eluveitie shows. If the person was kinda fat and ugly, that was probably me. :lol:
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    Abbath--Agalloch--Agathodaimon--Allegaeon--Amon.Amarth--Amorphis--Animals.As.Leaders--Arsis--Ayreon--Bal.Sagoth--Barren.Earth--Battlelore--Behemoth--Black.Crown.Initiate--Blind.Guardian--Bloodbath--Borknagar--CoB--CoF--Cynic--Dimmu.Borgir--Dragonforce--Edge.of.Sanity--Witherscape--anything.Dan.Swano--Einherjer--Eluveitie
    --Emperor--Ensiferum--Equilibrium--Eternal.Tears.of.Sorrow--Exmortus--Fear.Factory--Gojira--Graveworm--Green.Carnation--Iced.Earth--Ihsahn--Immortal--Kalmah--Katatonia--Keep.of.Kalessin--Kvelertak--Leprous--Luciferan.Light.Orchestra--Loss--Melechesh--Mezarkabul--Moonspell--Mors.Principium.Est--Myrath--
    Ne.Obliviscaris--Nile--Novembers.Doom--Old.Mans.Child--Omnium.Gatherum--Opeth--Orphaned.Land--Poisonblack--Primordial--Satyricon--Savatage--Scale.the.Summit--Skalmold--Slough.Feg--Suidakra--Tarot--Therion--Devin.Townsend--Turisas--Twilight.Force--Tyr--Vintersorg--Wintersun--Yyrkoon--1349
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Memnoch » Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:18 am

    Seeing how we have quite a few newcomers on these here broads, necroing this thread seems like a good idea. :beerwink:
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    SABATON / ARKONA / STUCK MOJO / HEIDEVOLK / KILPI / SLAYER
    FOLK METAL / THRASH METAL
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    Re: Who are you?

    by Memnoch » Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:20 am

    Let's go with yet another update.


    City/country:
    Helsinki, Finland

    Age (optional):
    40

    What first got you into metal?
    Iron Maiden way back in the early 80's. Got Killers as a birthday gift.

    Play any instruments?
    Nope.

    Top 5 bands?
    Delain, Insision, Primordial, The Cardigans, Cut Up

    What do you do?
    Product manager for a HVAC fitting manufacturer

    What deck are you on?
    10
    Wishlist:
    SABATON / ARKONA / STUCK MOJO / HEIDEVOLK / KILPI / SLAYER
    FOLK METAL / THRASH METAL
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by bodomdragon » Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:47 am

    City/country:
    Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

    Age (optional):
    30

    What first got you into metal?
    A couple of new friends made me listen to Mago de Öz, Rhapsody of Fire and Nightwish. Then they kept giving me new music to listen to and I got more and more addicted... until today.

    Play any instruments?
    Nope.

    Top 5 bands?
    As of today... let's say Insomnium, Avantasia, Omnium Gatherum, Symphony X, Amorphis

    What do you do?
    Manager in an IT Consulting company, focused on Business Intelligence projects.

    What deck are you on?
    2
    Wishlist:
    ALLEGAEON--Amaranthe--Amorphis--Annihilator--Anthriel--AXXIS--AVANTASIA--Be'lakor--Borealis--CAIN'S.OFFERING--Caligula's.Horse--Children.of.Bodom--Countless.Skies--Devin.Townsend.Project--Dimmu.Borgir--DGM--Distorted.Harmony--DRAGONFORCE--Dream.Evil--Dream.Theater--DYNAZTY--ECLIPSE(Sweden)--Equilibrium--Epica--Fleshgod-Apocalypse--Fractal.Gates--Gamma.Ray--Gloryhammer--Haken--HELLOWEEN.REUNION--In.Vain--Kamelot--Keep.Of.Kalessin--Mechina--Mercenary--Meshiaak--MOONSORROW--MORS.PRINCIPIUM.EST--NE.OBLIVISCARIS--Need--OMNIUM.GATHERUM--Onslaught--ORDEN.OGAN--Pathfinder--Pretty.Maids--Power.Quest--Powerglove--Pyramaze--SCAR.SYMMETRY--Serious.Black--SEVENTH.WONDER--Shade.Empire--Shadow.Gallery--Soilwork--Stratovarius--Subterranean.Masquerade--SYMPHONY.X--Teramaze--Therion--Unisonic--Unleash.the.Archers--Volbeat--VOYAGER--WIDEK--Wintersun--Witherscape

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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Donnerklang » Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:15 am

    City/country:
    Hamburg (home) and Frankfurt (work), Germany

    Age (optional):
    verrrryyy old but not to old for metal :death:

    What first got you into metal?
    1970: My first lp: Black Sabath - Paranoid
    1972: My first concert: Scorpions in our local club
    ....

    Play any instruments?
    Bass (Esh Stinger II; Warwick Corvette; Ibanez K5)
    Guitar (Schecter Hellraiser)

    Top 5 bands?
    Nightwish
    Sonata Arctica
    Arch Enemy
    Amon Amarth
    Rebellion

    What do you do?
    BI-Specialist and Senior Business Analyst

    What deck are you on?
    Deck 7

    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 drink only smallllllll amounts of alcohol :whisky: :belly: :chug:

    Where is your wife?
    She's aboard too as my children are
    70.000tons family cruise 2017: My two daugthers, my wife and me
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by bodomdragon » Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:11 am

    Donnerklang wrote:What do you do?
    BI-Specialist and Senior Business Analyst

    Here we go, there had to be others... :D Are you specialised in any particular technology? I am a QlikView/Sense guy :D
    Wishlist:
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Mark » Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:27 am

    Looks like I've never done the thread so here we go:

    City/country:
    Karlsruhe, Germany

    Age (optional):
    33

    What first got you into metal?
    When I was 13 a friend showed me that new album he bought from a band called Grave Digger. It was The Tunes of War and needless to say my live changed fundamentally from there :headbanger:

    Play any instruments?
    Played keyboard until I was 17 but always been too lazy to practice so I can't play much more than "Alle meine Entchen"

    Top 5 bands?
    Bah that's almost impossible to answer.
    There are the bands I listen to a lot right now and the bands that I'm listening to since forever, hard to just pick 5...
    I'll just randomly go with some that feel important to me:

    - Grave Digger
    - Blind Guardian
    - Sabaton
    - Equilibrium
    - Ensiferum

    What do you do?
    I'm a Business Intelligence Engineer with a large financial services IT company based in Karlsruhe.

    What deck are you on?
    Deck 8

    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?
    When I was 12 I got an Iron Maiden record and told my dad that I'd never listen to shit music like that...
    Alestorm/Amaranthe/Anneke/Avantasia/Blind Guardian/Civil War/Devin Townsend/Apokalyptische Reiter/Edguy/Ensiferum/Equilibrium/Falconer/Gloryhammer/Grave Digger/Heidevolk/Korpiklaani/Omnium Gatherum/Powerwolf/Rage/Sabaton/Saxon/Therion/Trollfest/Wintersun
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Wudan » Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:39 am

    City/country:
    Cape Cod, USA

    Age (optional):
    37 by Cruise Day

    What first got you into metal?
    Listening to Ride the Lightning in my older brother's room when i was 5.

    Play any instruments?
    Back in the day played Sax

    Top 5 bands?
    Epica
    Turisas
    Amorphis
    Amaranthe
    Halestorm (not metal but let's face it, Lzzy Hale is a fucking bad ass!)


    What do you do?
    Network Engineer

    What deck are you on?
    2 in a random 4 person room, haha! WOOOOOO!!!!! :headbanger:

    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?
    This is technically my first "festival"
    -------------
    2019 Wislist
    Powerwolf - Diabulus in Musica - Semblant - The Agonist - Turisas - Tiamat - Within Temptation - Frantic Amber - Jinjer - Unleash the Archers - Tarja - Lacuna Coil - Crystal Lake


    2017 - 2362
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by bodomdragon » Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:45 am

    Mark wrote:What do you do?
    I'm a Business Intelligence Engineer with a large financial services IT company based in Karlsruhe.


    Three in a row!! This is funny :)
    Wishlist:
    ALLEGAEON--Amaranthe--Amorphis--Annihilator--Anthriel--AXXIS--AVANTASIA--Be'lakor--Borealis--CAIN'S.OFFERING--Caligula's.Horse--Children.of.Bodom--Countless.Skies--Devin.Townsend.Project--Dimmu.Borgir--DGM--Distorted.Harmony--DRAGONFORCE--Dream.Evil--Dream.Theater--DYNAZTY--ECLIPSE(Sweden)--Equilibrium--Epica--Fleshgod-Apocalypse--Fractal.Gates--Gamma.Ray--Gloryhammer--Haken--HELLOWEEN.REUNION--In.Vain--Kamelot--Keep.Of.Kalessin--Mechina--Mercenary--Meshiaak--MOONSORROW--MORS.PRINCIPIUM.EST--NE.OBLIVISCARIS--Need--OMNIUM.GATHERUM--Onslaught--ORDEN.OGAN--Pathfinder--Pretty.Maids--Power.Quest--Powerglove--Pyramaze--SCAR.SYMMETRY--Serious.Black--SEVENTH.WONDER--Shade.Empire--Shadow.Gallery--Soilwork--Stratovarius--Subterranean.Masquerade--SYMPHONY.X--Teramaze--Therion--Unisonic--Unleash.the.Archers--Volbeat--VOYAGER--WIDEK--Wintersun--Witherscape

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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Mark » Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:52 am

    bodomdragon wrote:
    Mark wrote:What do you do?
    I'm a Business Intelligence Engineer with a large financial services IT company based in Karlsruhe.


    Three in a row!! This is funny :)


    Heh should have read the posts above mine first.
    Looks like it's time for 70000 tons of BI :cheers:
    Alestorm/Amaranthe/Anneke/Avantasia/Blind Guardian/Civil War/Devin Townsend/Apokalyptische Reiter/Edguy/Ensiferum/Equilibrium/Falconer/Gloryhammer/Grave Digger/Heidevolk/Korpiklaani/Omnium Gatherum/Powerwolf/Rage/Sabaton/Saxon/Therion/Trollfest/Wintersun
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by CFH » Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:01 am

    City/country:
    Turku, Finland

    Age (optional):
    28

    What first got you into metal?
    Master Of Puppets by Metallica. I think I was 11 years old and my friend kept playing that tape over and over again and at some point I simply got hooked.

    Play any instruments?
    Nope

    Top 5 bands?
    Unfair question, but let's say:

    Metallica
    Pantera
    Kreator
    Carcass
    Aborted

    What do you do?
    I'm a master builder. So basically I run construction sites.

    What deck are you on?
    7
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Phoenix » Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:06 am

    Reaffirm my answers here...

    City/country:
    Calgary, Canada

    Age (optional):
    25

    What first got you into metal?
    When I was in junior high some friends introduced me to Nightwish, Dope and Marilyn Manson. I was still solidly into punk music (which I can't stand now so how I'm not quite sure) until the first year of high school, when a friend of mine showed me Silent Civilian. I've been in search of new and great metal music ever since.

    Play any instruments?
    Used to play piano but never liked it. But I do sing.

    Top 5 bands?
    This is always hard but here they are as of now:

    - Mors Principium Est
    - Eluveitie (may they recover, hopefully)
    - Ne Obliviscaris
    - Amorphis
    - Sabaton

    What do you do?
    I am a Junior Engineer, working at an EPC firm that's somehow doing just fine in an economic downturn.

    What deck are you on?
    Deck 6

    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?
    How did you get those two scars on your back?
    Allegaeon-†-Amorphis-†-BabyMetal-†-CHTHONIC-†-Fallujah-†-Gojira-†-IN.VAIN-†-Katatonia-†-Melechesh-†-MORS.PRINCIPIUM.EST-†-Ne.Obliviscaris-†-Novembre-†-Oceans.of.Slumber-†-Omnium.Gatherum-†-Pain-†-Persefone-†-Scar.Symmetry-†-Silent.Civilian-†-SOILWORK-†-Tengger.Cavalry-†-Trollfest-†-Wardruna-†-Whispered-†-
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by slayergeek » Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:05 am

    Reaffirm my answers here...

    City/country:
    San Francisco Bay Area (Pleasant Hill to be exact) USA

    Age (optional):
    46

    What first got you into metal?
    Kiss was probably my first exposure to metal at a very young age.

    Play any instruments?
    Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals

    Top 5 bands?

    - The Crown
    - Testament
    - Amon Amarth
    - Slayer
    - At The gates

    What do you do?
    Software Developer for Salesforce
    Developer of the 70K Bands app. Unofficial app for the 70,000 Tons Cruise
    Drummer, Guitarist, and Vocalist for the band Absolute Darkness

    What deck are you on?
    Deck 9

    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?
    Pass

    How did you get those two scars on your back?
    Chest drainage for a septic infection
    Survivor
      2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,See_You_In_2019

    Absolute_Darkness-Death/Thrash_Band_I_am_the_Drummer/Singer_for
      FacebookPage-https://www.facebook.com/BandAbsoluteDarkness

    70k Bands - Unofficial iPhone/Android_app_of_the_70,000_tons_cruise
      iPhone Version-https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/70k-bands/id958759290?mt=8
      Android Version-https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Bands70k

    WishList
      The_Crown-/-Old_Man's_Child-/-Battle_Cross-/-Impaled-Dismember-/-Amon_Amarth-/-Dethklok-/-Exmortus-/-Gruesome-/-Rotten_Sound-/-As_Blood_Runs_Black-/-Through_The_Eyes_Of_The_Dead-/-Black_Dahlia_Murder-/-Warbringer-
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