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

    by DisturbedOnes » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:44 pm

    City/country:
    Vantaa, Finland

    Age (optional):
    30 and 32 next week

    What first got you into metal?
    The first metal band my husbend remembers listening to is Diablo, he was about 13-14 years old. Before we met I listened mostly pop, but also Sonata Arctica, Mokoma and Viikate were on my playlist. After J came into my life I've added a bit heavyer stuff in there :death:

    Play any instruments?
    J is learning to play the guitar, slowly and not so steadily. When I was a kid I playd the harmonics... :lol: I wanted to be the best, but I was actually very bad at it, got mad because of it and never played anything since! :smoking: :lol:

    Top 5 bands?

    From both of us:
    Five finger death punch
    Disturbed
    Sabaton
    Sonata Arctica
    Devin Townsend project

    What do you do?
    J is a foreman of a metal shredder. I am a prossessing operator in the electronics industry. Boring stuff.

    What deck are you on?
    Deck 7, cabin #7358 :death:

    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?
    For some reason at this hour (it's 00:30 am...), we can't think of anything that isn't indecent so it's better if I leave this one unanswered! :mrgreen:

    We are a married couple, this is our honeymoon trip since we never took it when we got married over six years ago. Finally we have the opportunity to take this trip!! We hope to meet people from all over the world and have new friends and a great experience! :3drunks:

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

    by twoandfortysix » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:54 pm

    Hello! This is my first year aboard 70K and I look forward to meeting everybody!

    City/country:
    Originally from NYC/USA

    Age (optional):
    25

    What first got you into metal?
    My classmate liked System of a Down, so I checked them out. I found that I really liked SOAD, so I began listening to nu-metal. This began the progression from listening to well-known bands like Metallica and Iron Maiden to diving into the different metal genres.

    Play any instruments?
    Nope, unless my brief stint in school choir counts!

    Top 5 bands?
    Constantly changes, but here it is in no particular order: Opeth, Dream Theater, Tool, Ne Obliviscaris, Gojira

    What do you do?
    I work at a pharmaceutical company

    What deck are you on?
    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?
    Can't think of anything, but if I think of something, I will edit this post!
    2018: 9399
    2019: 9579
    2020: Sooooooooooooooon!

    Agalloch|Alcest|Alkaloid|Amon.Amarth|Avantasia|Be'lakor|Bell.Witch|Between.the.Buried.and.Me|Cynic|Devin.Townsend(anyband)|Dream.Theater|Edge.of.Sanity|Edguy|Eternal.Tears.Of.Sorrow|Fleshgod.Apocalypse|Gojira|ISIS|Kamelot|Liquid.Tension.Experiment|Manowar|Moonsorrow|Ne.Obliviscaris|Oceans.of.Slumber|Opeth|Pallbearer|Saor|Sunn.O)))
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by stevep52 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:38 pm

    Hi everyone -

    City/State:

    Livermore (SF Bay area) CA

    Age:

    49

    What 1st got you into metal:

    Do not remember, but it was gradual. Was always drawn to heavy music, but only experimented. Did not fully come out of the closet and embrace my metal side until late 20s early 30s.
    Though I must note that the older I have gotten the more extreme my music taste has become. :metalguy:

    Play any instruments:

    No. If I was to play an instrument (or if I did in a former life) I would most likely be a drummer.

    Top 5 Bands:

    This moves around. If pressed then:
    Behemoth
    Enslaved
    Rotting Christ
    Drudkh
    Nile

    Top albums of 2017 though came from bands such as: Archspire, Desolate Shrine, Chaos Moon, Temple of Void, Bell Witch, Loss,
    Spectral Voice, Pyrrhon, Krallice, Artificial Brain, Dodecahedron, Blaze of Perdition, Sutrah, Tchornobog, Dyscarnate.

    What an amazing year 2017 was for music. I figure I bought more then a 100 albums this year, which is probably more then I had bought the previous few years combined.

    What do you do.

    Work in Finance for EA

    What deck am I on:

    Deck 7

    Creepy thing about me.

    As our President would say: There is no one less creepy then me.
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by alex_canada » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:04 pm

    I hope getting thrown overboard results in a sense of accomplishment and pride :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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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Glazerbeam » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:34 pm

    City/Country:
    Pensacola, Florida, USA

    Age:
    24

    What first got you into metal:
    Early high school I specifically remember stumbling upon the video for Slipknot's Duality...it was all dowhill from there

    Play any instruments?
    Does guitar hero count? :lol:


    Top 5 (rock and metal) bands:
    Amon Amarth
    Allegaeon
    Lamb of God
    Sabaton
    Municipal Waste

    What do you do?
    I work for Navy Federal Credit Union on the phones

    What do you do in your spare time?
    Skydive, video games, movies, a ridiculous amount of youtube videos

    What deck are you on?
    Deck 9 Cabin: 9281

    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 can ask if my pet snake (Atlas) is still dehydrated from uncommonly cold Florida winter.


    This is my first 70k, flying solo, so any tips are appreciated. If you see me feel free to say hi (which reminds I need to upload a pic of myself as my avatar), I'm really excited to meet & party with new friends!
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Daenerys » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:16 pm

    Glazerbeam 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?
    You can ask if my pet snake (Atlas) is still dehydrated from uncommonly cold Florida winter.


    Hey fellow Floridian! I approve of this post as one of my cats is also named Atlas :beerwink:
    I want what we've never had!

    Hypocrisy-Ihsahn-Primordial-GrandMagus-Powerwolf-Myrath-Hell-Opeth-Borknagar-Leprous-SteelPanther-Voyager
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Kiwichick » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:14 pm

    City/country:
    Born and raised in Paekakariki, New Zealand, now living in Los Angeles, U.S.

    Age (optional):
    40

    What first got you into metal?
    When i was 13, i heard some old school Metallica, then Megadeth, Slayer, Sepultura, Pantera... it progressed through the years.
    Im still a thrash girl at heart, but have a broad love of music

    Play any instruments?
    I used to play violin... but its been a few years now.

    Top 5 bands?
    Wednesday 13
    Iron Maiden
    Pantera
    Graveworm
    Cant decide on a 5th... there are a few that fit in here

    What do you do?
    Cashier at the (world famous) Rainbow Bar & Grill

    What do you like to do in your spare time?
    Sculpting, Reading, listening to music, travelling

    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 had a random unknown virus at the age of 18 that left me paralysed.
    2018 70K 1695
    2016 MoR West Coast
    2015 Motorhead Motorboat
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Gratch » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:34 pm

    Glazerbeam wrote:Top 5 (rock and metal) bands:
    Allegaeon


    Allegaeon is amazing, and they put on one of the all-time classic 70K performances last year. People were literally hanging from the chandeliers and ripping ceiling tiles off the Pyramid Lounge. It was utter madness.

    Talked to their singer when they came through Salt Lake a couple months ago, and he said the cruise was one of the favorite things the band has ever done, and they can't wait to come again. Hope to see them next year.
    Survivor 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

    Ultimate Wishlist Bands
    Anaal Nathrakh - Behemoth - Igorrr - Ihsahn - Khemmis - Myrkur - The Ocean - Pallbearer - Sigh - Tribulation - Troldhaugen - Turisas - Wilderun - Witherscape - Zeal & Ardor
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by mooyagi » Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:56 pm

    Kiwichick wrote:What do you do?
    Cashier at the (world famous) Rainbow Bar & Grill


    Is Lemmy's seat still there? :cry: Rainbow's a fun place.
    I should get around to updating my signature
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Jotunheimr » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:52 pm

    Drunk me decided it's time for a reintroduction.

    City/country:
    Reno, NV, USA


    Age (optional):
    24


    What first got you into metal?
    My best friend growing up would "borrow" his older brother's CD's which included Metallica, Pantera, Rob/White Zombie, Korn, Lamb of God, Marilyn Manson, etc. From there we discovered Slayer, Maiden, Megadeth, Dimmu Borgir, Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Nightwish and eventually Bathory, which led us to Ensiferum, Korpiklaani, Moonsorrow, Turisas, Manegarm, Eluveitie, Finsterforst, Heidevolk, Dalriada, Finntroll, Svartsot, Arkona and Equilibrium.


    Play any instruments?
    Piano for who knows how long and guitar


    Top bands?
    It's a rotating list with Haggard and Kampfar currently tied for the top spot.
    Includes: Savatage, Lumsk, Glittertind, Moonsorrow, Toxic Holocaust, Sodom, Necrophagist, Yngwie Malmsteen, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Rush, Tyr, Testament, Wintersun, Korpiklaani, Ensiferum, Nightwish, Turisas, Finntroll, Borknagar, Spellblast, Rhapsody, and Stratovarius


    What do you do?
    Math and physics teacher


    What do you like to do in your spare time?
    Reply hazy. Please try again.


    What deck are you on?
    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 know what happened at the schooner bar on the 2016 cruise :shock:
    2020 Wishlist: Borknagar-/-Finntroll-/-Haggard-/-Kampfar-/-Korpiklaani-/-Lumsk-/-Manegarm-/-Moonsorrow-/-Savatage-/-ToxicHolocaust-/-Turisas
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by AstridDragon » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:46 am

    My first time onboard this year! Hella excited, feel free to come say hi. I'm pretty interested in about everyone I meet but I'm bad at starting conversation. I don't hate you I swear.

    City/country:
    Norfolk, VA, USA


    Age (optional):
    27


    What first got you into metal?
    I don't remember exactly. I feel like I've always been listening to it! A big spark was getting Slipknot's self-titled album when I was about 10.


    Play any instruments?
    Not any more


    Top bands?
    Northland, Korpiklaani, Sabaton, Amon Amarth, Blind Guardian
    Slipknot and Coheed and Cambria are way up there as well


    What do you do?
    Software development


    What do you like to do in your spare time?
    Ballroom dance, try new beer, read fantasy and horror, DnD, learn about serial killers, put together jigsaw puzzles, pretend to be a pirate


    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?
    Ask me if I managed to keep my Venus Fly Trap and Sundew alive. There aren't enough fucking bugs in my apartment and they don't like winter.
    2019 - Cabin 1393
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Jaimie38 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:46 am

    Welcome Astrid.. You certainly have jumped in with both feet! It's pretty quiet in the forum these days as the Facebook groups have kind of taken over--not like the old days! lol.
    One of the best parts aboot the people here, is that they aren't the juiced up a holes that may be at your local shows.. people here are genuine, friendly and know insane amounts aboot the bands and the scene. Thet put on preparties,,arrange trips , help in every way possible and I have made many, many, long life friends from aroujd the world. Also, when you wear a 70k shirt at your local gigs,,, you become a rock star--- everyone is jealous!

    Welcome, anthing you need to know or ask, feel free to ask anyone.
    Let's Get this Bitch in the Water!!

    :pound:
    8 Time Vet.
    Wishlist-West of Hell,Hibria,Powerwolf,WASP,DioDisciples,Loudness,
    DangerousToys,Triumph,UDO,SkullFIST,Striker,Kobra&theLotus,
    TheOrderofChaos,Diemonds,Riot City, WMD,Demons & Wizards
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Voivodeh! » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:39 am

    Second time on board. its been way too long between cruises and this time will be much funner!!


    City/country:
    Prince George, BC, Canada.
    Age (optional):
    44

    What first got you into metal?
    My brothers friend gave me a tape for my 12th birthday, one side mixed Iron Maiden the other Dayglo abortions! two completely different bands! then my Next door neighbor come over and handed my 3 Lps she didn't want her girls listening too, they where kill"em all, ride the lightning and master of puppets! that was it. I could on!!!

    Play any instruments?
    Drums - i suck and that's ok! , bass is ok, and guitar....

    Top 5 bands?
    anything Devin Townsend does
    Voivod
    Gojira
    Kreator
    and digging the TRuck out of MORS PRINCIPIUM EST right now

    spare time
    movies, watching hockey, drinking beer while sitting around a fire pit, trying to be funny and being sarcastic.

    What do you do?
    material manager - oil & gas field constructions northern BC and Alberta

    What deck are you on?
    9 - I upgraded ! why not eh

    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 ice cream on my nipples! .............. :boobs:
    Last edited by Voivodeh! on Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:18 am, edited 2 times in total.
    2015 - 7616
    2019 - 9694
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by bodomdragon » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:54 am

    AstridDragon wrote:
    Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:46 am
    My first time onboard this year! Hella excited, feel free to come say hi. I'm pretty interested in about everyone I meet but I'm bad at starting conversation. I don't hate you I swear.

    City/country:
    Norfolk, VA, USA


    Age (optional):
    27


    What first got you into metal?
    I don't remember exactly. I feel like I've always been listening to it! A big spark was getting Slipknot's self-titled album when I was about 10.


    Play any instruments?
    Not any more


    Top bands?
    Northland, Korpiklaani, Sabaton, Amon Amarth, Blind Guardian
    Slipknot and Coheed and Cambria are way up there as well


    What do you do?
    Software development


    What do you like to do in your spare time?
    Ballroom dance, try new beer, read fantasy and horror, DnD, learn about serial killers, put together jigsaw puzzles, pretend to be a pirate


    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?
    Ask me if I managed to keep my Venus Fly Trap and Sundew alive. There aren't enough fucking bugs in my apartment and they don't like winter.
    Welcome onboard! Very interesting to see a band from my hometown (Barcelona) among your favorites, I know some of the guys who play in Northland, one of them has been a passenger in previous cruises.
    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

    2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019: Survivor
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by AstridDragon » Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:05 am

    Jaimie38 wrote:
    Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:46 am
    Welcome Astrid.. You certainly have jumped in with both feet! It's pretty quiet in the forum these days as the Facebook groups have kind of taken over--not like the old days! lol.
    One of the best parts aboot the people here, is that they aren't the juiced up a holes that may be at your local shows.. people here are genuine, friendly and know insane amounts aboot the bands and the scene. Thet put on preparties,,arrange trips , help in every way possible and I have made many, many, long life friends from aroujd the world. Also, when you wear a 70k shirt at your local gigs,,, you become a rock star--- everyone is jealous!

    Welcome, anthing you need to know or ask, feel free to ask anyone.
    Let's Get this Bitch in the Water!!

    :pound:
    The Facebook group is a LOT though, and more of a mixed bag. Pretty much everyone here on the forum seems so chill! Also, now I might get one of those sweet Hail Satan "my name is" stickers!

    I can't wait to get onboard and meet everyone!
    2019 - Cabin 1393
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by AstridDragon » Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:07 am

    bodomdragon wrote:
    Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:54 am
    AstridDragon wrote:
    Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:46 am
    My first time onboard this year! Hella excited, feel free to come say hi. I'm pretty interested in about everyone I meet but I'm bad at starting conversation. I don't hate you I swear.

    City/country:
    Norfolk, VA, USA


    Age (optional):
    27


    What first got you into metal?
    I don't remember exactly. I feel like I've always been listening to it! A big spark was getting Slipknot's self-titled album when I was about 10.


    Play any instruments?
    Not any more


    Top bands?
    Northland, Korpiklaani, Sabaton, Amon Amarth, Blind Guardian
    Slipknot and Coheed and Cambria are way up there as well


    What do you do?
    Software development


    What do you like to do in your spare time?
    Ballroom dance, try new beer, read fantasy and horror, DnD, learn about serial killers, put together jigsaw puzzles, pretend to be a pirate


    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?
    Ask me if I managed to keep my Venus Fly Trap and Sundew alive. There aren't enough fucking bugs in my apartment and they don't like winter.
    Welcome onboard! Very interesting to see a band from my hometown (Barcelona) among your favorites, I know some of the guys who play in Northland, one of them has been a passenger in previous cruises.
    Thanks man!

    That's super cool! I would die happy if I got to see Northland on the cruise. Shit, if I got to see them live period. I need to do some more traveling, bands like that don't come around the U.S. much D:
    2019 - Cabin 1393
  • Phoenix
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Phoenix » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:54 am

    I could always do an update.

    City/country:
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada eh

    Age (optional):
    27

    What first got you into metal?
    Short answer, friends. Long answer, I'd say it started with friends sending me Bodom, Nightwish, and Kamelot, and solidified when I discovered Silent Civilian. I slowly accrued more bands when I had time (by now I was in university) and the moment I graduated I bought tickets for (the last) Paganfest and the Revamp/Sabaton/Iced Earth show (for one band specifically) and I've been hooked ever since.

    Play any instruments?
    Nah, though I have considered getting back into singing and doing some vocal training.

    Top bands?
    Sabaton will always have a special place in my heart, especially after that pool deck set in 2018. But up at the top of my list are Amorphis, Mors Principium Est, In Vain, Ne Obliviscaris, and Eluveitie.

    What do you do?
    I'm an engineer! Here come the wide eyed stares that I could possibly be an engineer


    What do you like to do in your spare time?
    Oh you know. Shows, books, video games, working out, socialising, travel, and a little good old fashioned ultra violence.

    What deck are you on?
    3. I'm a Deck 6 traitor.


    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?
    See if you can find the new scars on my chest. This section keeps being about scars :P
    Edge.of.Sanity-†-Eternal.Tears.of.Sorrow-†-Katatonia-†-Melechesh-†-November's.Doom-†-Novembre-†-Oceans.of.Slumber-†-Silent.Civilian-†-SOILWORK-†-Wardruna-†-Whispered-†-

    Gonna take a lot to get me back next year.
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Ti7aNiC » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:23 am

    Guess I could finally do one of these since 2019 is #4 for me and I lurk here enough, aha.

    City/country:
    Halifax, NS, Canada

    Age (optional):
    31

    What first got you into metal?
    I've been into music my whole life. One of my brothers (9 years older) got me into bands like Nirvana, the Beatles, Cake and even hip-hop like LL Cool J and the Beastie Boys - all long before I turned 10. I also have a sister (2 years older) who got me into bands like Zeppelin, Moist, Our Lady Peace, Pink Floyd, RHCP, and I probably know all the lyrics to too many Baskstreet Boys' songs because of her... From there, I just naturally progressed into your standard 90s grunge and alternative bands, as well as Judas Priest, Metallica, Iron Maiden, RUSH, etc. - probably everything you'd expect from a kid on that stream in the late 90s/early 00's. Even though Priest was one of my favorite bands for years I never considered myself a "metalhead" until I discovered Stratovarius in '04. They were my gateway into metal obsession. From there things only got heavier and down your various subgenre rabbit holes. You know the drill.

    Play any instruments?
    Not really - but I bought a nice guitar a while back with the intent - that counts, right? aha. Still something I plan on getting into one day, but life, ya'know?

    Top bands?
    Stratovarius, Agalloch, Rotting Christ, Insomnium, Judas Priest

    What do you do?
    I'm an IT Professional. Manager/Consultant. These days the technician side of me focuses on mostly server, network, and VoIP stuff.

    What do you like to do in your spare time?
    My life mostly circles around my son (almost 2), my dog (spoiled af), and metal shows. But I take every chance I get to travel and adventure.

    What deck are you on?
    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?
    Probably nothing. If this is another way of asking "tell us something about yourself" then let's go with: I'm Cape Breton born and raised, I went to university in Halifax, I've lived in Fort McMurray, Calgary, Yellowknife, Victoria, Toronto, & now I'm back in Halifax. I've traveled/explored almost all of Canada, but I still have a few things I want to check off my Canadian list, such as (a) The Dempster Highway + to Tuk, (b) Haida Gwaii, (c) Labrador, & (d) Nunavut, if possible. Chat with me about exploring/traveling Canada, or just music, aha.
    Survivor:
    70K 2016, 70K 2017, 70K 2018, & 70K 2019
    70K 2020: SOON

    Bucketlist:
    AlienWeaponry-/-Batushka-/-Be'Lakor-/-BlindGuardian-/-Candlemass-/-Demons&Wizards-/-DimmuBorgir-/-Inquisition-/-Lucifer'sChild-/-Mgła-/-Satyricon-/-Thrawsunblat

    Wishlist:
    Abbath-/-AmonAmarth-/-AnaalNathrakh-/-Behemoth-/-Belzebubs-/-CattleDecapitation-/-ChildrenOfBodom-/-DeathAngel-/-DevinTownsend-/-Gojira-/-InFlames-/-Insomnium-/-IntoEternity-/-Jinjer-/-JudasPriest-/-Opeth-/-Powerwolf-/-ProtestTheHero-/-Ravenous-/-RiversOfNihil-/-RottingChrist-/-Sabaton-/-SepticFlesh-/-Stratovarius-/-Vesperia-/-Wolfheart-/-YngwieMalmsteen

    C A P E   B R E T O N
    C A N A D A

    #fuckNewguyme
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    Iconix
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Iconix » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:59 pm

    City/country:
    Westminster, CO, USA

    Age (optional):
    33

    What first got you into metal?
    My parents are both long-time musicians, my dad still plays regularly at bars/parties/festivals in my hometown. Because of them, I started out listening to a lot of classic and prog rock, so some of my early favorites were Tom Petty, Jackson Browne, the Eagles, Yes, etc. By middle school I was getting into more punk rock like Green Day, The Offspring, Blink-182. The nu-metal wave started right around the time I started high school, and I got hugely into Linkin Park, Disturbed, Mudvayne, and System of a Down. My parents going through a REALLY ugly divorce while I was still in school was probably a big catalyst for pushing me more into metal, and at first I just started getting into the classics like Metallica and Pantera and Iron Maiden. I think the point of no return for me was when I first found In Flames and Soilwork, and I became a melodeath fanatic practically overnight, and from there it just took off

    Play any instruments?
    I played classical and jazz trombone in high school, was never any good at guitar despite a few attempts

    Top bands?
    Top 10 in no particular order: Insomnium, Wolfheart, Amon Amarth, Allegaeon, Amorphis, Be'lakor, Mors Principium Est, Dark Tranquillity, Opeth, Lamb of God

    What do you do?
    Software engineering - I work on application software for a company that does industrial grade fabric printing and embroidery equipment

    What do you like to do in your spare time?
    Skiing, video games, hockey, and obviously plenty of metal :deathhorns:

    What deck are you on?
    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?
    Um...you could ask me about the time I almost died while skiing with my dad? Or ask about all the new abdominal scars I picked up since last year. That or you could talk to me and my sister (who's always on the boat with me) how we converted our mom to a metalhead in her 60's - hopefully someday she'll get to come on the boat but for the last couple years she's been in charge of babysitting pets for us.
    Survived:
    70K 2016: 7591
    70K 2017: 2254
    70K 2018: 7670
    70K 2019: 7307

    Wishlist: (ON!, last year, repeats, still hoping)

    Aeternam-AllShallPerish-Allegaeon-AMONAMARTH-Amorphis-Anciients-ArchEnemy-AtTheGates-BE'LAKOR-Belzebubs-BeyondCreation-TheBlackDahliaMurder-Blackguard-BloodStainChild-Bloodstrike-Carcass-ChildrenOfBodom-Chimaira-CountlessSkies-DarkAge-Darkane-DarkLunacy-DarkTranquillity-Devildriver-Diablo-DimensionZero-DimmuBorgir-DisarmoniaMundi-Eluveitie-Ensiferum-Equilibrium-EternalTearsOfSorrow-FearFactory-Finntroll-FleshgodApocalypse-GOJIRA-Gyze-TheHaunted-InFlames-InMourning-Insomnium-IntoEternity-InVain-Kalmah-Kataklysm-Katatonia-KingOfAsgard-LacunaCoil-LambOfGod-Manegarm-Mastodon-Mercenary-Miseration-Moonsorrow-Moonspell-MorsPrincipiumEst-NeObliviscaris-Nightrage-Obscura-TheOcean-OceansOfSlumber-OctoberTide-OmniumGatherum-Ouroboros-OPETH-Persefone-PainConfessor-Raunchy-RiversOfNihil-RottingChrist-SaltatioMortis-ScarSymmetry-ShadowsFall-Shylmagoghnar-Skeletonwitch-Skyfire-Slipknot-SOILWORK-Solution.45-Stam1na-Susperia-SwallowTheSun-Sylosis-Testament-ThreatSignal-Trivium-Turisas-Tyr-Unearth-Whitechapel-Wintersun-Wolfheart

    \m/ >_< \m/
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Godflesh » Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:52 pm

    Iconix wrote:
    Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:59 pm
    Or ask about all the new abdominal scars I picked up since last year
    Phoenix wrote:
    Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:54 am
    See if you can find the new scars on my chest.
    What are you guys DOING??? :lol:
    Agnostic.Front-/-Akercocke-/-Alien.Weaponry-/-Amon.Amarth-/-Anaal.Nathrakh-/-Animals.As.Leaders-/-Behemoth-/-Between.The.Buried.And.Me-/-Black.Crown.Initiate-/-Black.Star.Riders-/-Body.Count-/-Brujeria-/-Candiria-/-Candlemass-/-Cattle.Decapitation-/-Combichrist-/-Dark.Angel-/-Deicide-/-Dimmu.Borgir-/-DRI-/-Entombed-/-Evile-/-Fear.Factory-/-Flotsam.and.Jetsam-/-Galakticon.-/-Ghost-/-Godflesh-/-Gojira-/-Green.Carnation-/-Gutalax-/-Hatebreed-/-Iron.Reagan-/-Jungle.Rot-/-KMFDM-/-Kvelertak-/-Lost.Society-/-Loudblast-/-Manowar-/-Melechesh-/-Memoriam-/-Mercyful.Fate-/-Ministry-/-M.O.D.-/-Morbid.Angel-/-Morgoth-/-Municipal.Waste-/-My.Dying.Bride-/-Nails-/-Nuclear.Assault-/-Pig.Destroyer-/-Power.Trip-/-Protector-/-Rivers.Of.Nihil-/-Ross.The.Boss-/-Sacred.Reich-/-Saxon-/-Six.Feet.Under-/-Sleep-/-Stormtroopers.of.Beer-/-Suffocation-/-Suicidal.Tendencies-/-Tankard-/-Terrorizer-/-The.Crown-/-The.Faceless-/-The.Great.Old.Ones-/-The.Zenith.Passage-/-Thin.Lizzy-/-Triptykon-/-Trust-/-Tsjuder-/-Twelve.Foot.Ninja-/-UFO-/-Upon.A.Burning.Body-/-Vio-lence-/-Wrath-/-Xibalba
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    Iconix
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Iconix » Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:22 pm

    Godflesh wrote:
    Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:52 pm
    Iconix wrote:
    Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:59 pm
    Or ask about all the new abdominal scars I picked up since last year
    Phoenix wrote:
    Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:54 am
    See if you can find the new scars on my chest.
    What are you guys DOING??? :lol:
    It seemed like the trendy thing to talk about
    Survived:
    70K 2016: 7591
    70K 2017: 2254
    70K 2018: 7670
    70K 2019: 7307

    Wishlist: (ON!, last year, repeats, still hoping)

    Aeternam-AllShallPerish-Allegaeon-AMONAMARTH-Amorphis-Anciients-ArchEnemy-AtTheGates-BE'LAKOR-Belzebubs-BeyondCreation-TheBlackDahliaMurder-Blackguard-BloodStainChild-Bloodstrike-Carcass-ChildrenOfBodom-Chimaira-CountlessSkies-DarkAge-Darkane-DarkLunacy-DarkTranquillity-Devildriver-Diablo-DimensionZero-DimmuBorgir-DisarmoniaMundi-Eluveitie-Ensiferum-Equilibrium-EternalTearsOfSorrow-FearFactory-Finntroll-FleshgodApocalypse-GOJIRA-Gyze-TheHaunted-InFlames-InMourning-Insomnium-IntoEternity-InVain-Kalmah-Kataklysm-Katatonia-KingOfAsgard-LacunaCoil-LambOfGod-Manegarm-Mastodon-Mercenary-Miseration-Moonsorrow-Moonspell-MorsPrincipiumEst-NeObliviscaris-Nightrage-Obscura-TheOcean-OceansOfSlumber-OctoberTide-OmniumGatherum-Ouroboros-OPETH-Persefone-PainConfessor-Raunchy-RiversOfNihil-RottingChrist-SaltatioMortis-ScarSymmetry-ShadowsFall-Shylmagoghnar-Skeletonwitch-Skyfire-Slipknot-SOILWORK-Solution.45-Stam1na-Susperia-SwallowTheSun-Sylosis-Testament-ThreatSignal-Trivium-Turisas-Tyr-Unearth-Whitechapel-Wintersun-Wolfheart

    \m/ >_< \m/
  • Phoenix
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Phoenix » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:20 am

    Godflesh wrote:
    Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:52 pm
    Iconix wrote:
    Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:59 pm
    Or ask about all the new abdominal scars I picked up since last year
    Phoenix wrote:
    Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:54 am
    See if you can find the new scars on my chest.
    What are you guys DOING??? :lol:
    Everyone needs a hobby or six. One of mine just so happens to result in scars.
    Edge.of.Sanity-†-Eternal.Tears.of.Sorrow-†-Katatonia-†-Melechesh-†-November's.Doom-†-Novembre-†-Oceans.of.Slumber-†-Silent.Civilian-†-SOILWORK-†-Wardruna-†-Whispered-†-

    Gonna take a lot to get me back next year.
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by JoAnnamayhem » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:07 am

    City/country:
    Eastern Long Island, New York, USA

    Age (optional):
    27

    What first got you into metal?
    I was a huge Good Charlotte fan around 11-12 years old. I wore one of their tshirts to my parents friends house and they had an older son, maybe 17 who was a metalhead. He dissaproved of my tastes and wanted to introduce me to metal so he gave me a cradle of filth CD, Dusk and Her Embrace. He also took me to Ozzfest with him later that year. I was instantly hooked and began my own journey of metal discovery ever since.

    Play any instruments?
    I have played the cello for about 15 years now.

    Top 5 bands?
    No order, this was hard. My list changes every week

    Septicflesh
    Carach Angren
    Cattle Decaptitaion
    Amon Amarth
    Aborted


    What do you do?
    Accountant for an aircraft supplier

    What deck are you on?
    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?
    Im reallly drawing a blank on this oneeee. Will come back laterr
    2018 - 9318
    2019 - 9222

    Aether Realm!!! / Borknagor / Carach Angren / Dying Fetus / Rotting Christ / Marduk
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by bodomdragon » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:04 am

    Phoenix wrote:
    Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:54 am
    Top bands?
    Sabaton will always have a special place in my heart, especially after that pool deck set in 2018. But up at the top of my list are Amorphis, Mors Principium Est, In Vain, Ne Obliviscaris, and Eluveitie.
    Seems like you're gonna have a good time on 2019's cruise :)
    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

    2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019: Survivor
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Phoenix » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:02 am

    bodomdragon wrote:
    Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:04 am
    Phoenix wrote:
    Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:54 am
    Top bands?
    Sabaton will always have a special place in my heart, especially after that pool deck set in 2018. But up at the top of my list are Amorphis, Mors Principium Est, In Vain, Ne Obliviscaris, and Eluveitie.
    Seems like you're gonna have a good time on 2019's cruise :)
    Turns out, I forgot that Eluveitie were on. Better lineup than I thought. More melodeath = more better, but it's my #2 so far.
    Edge.of.Sanity-†-Eternal.Tears.of.Sorrow-†-Katatonia-†-Melechesh-†-November's.Doom-†-Novembre-†-Oceans.of.Slumber-†-Silent.Civilian-†-SOILWORK-†-Wardruna-†-Whispered-†-

    Gonna take a lot to get me back next year.
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    Jaimie38
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Jaimie38 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:24 pm

    watching hockey, drinking beer while sitting around a fire pit,

    How very Canadian of you!

    :cheers:

    Ever come to shows in Edmonton?
    8 Time Vet.
    Wishlist-West of Hell,Hibria,Powerwolf,WASP,DioDisciples,Loudness,
    DangerousToys,Triumph,UDO,SkullFIST,Striker,Kobra&theLotus,
    TheOrderofChaos,Diemonds,Riot City, WMD,Demons & Wizards
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Pellaz » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:00 pm

    City/country:
    Auburn, GA USA
    '
    Age (optional):
    54. I turn the big 55 the day before embark.

    What first got you into metal?
    I was already into some rock and hard rock like Rush, etc. I was at a party and someone played Metallica's Master of Puppets which was just out at the time. I liked it and began to explore metal, and was introduced to Queensryche's Operation Mindcrime by a friend in WA. QR led back to Metallica (I befriended Kirk Hammett since we had similar literary tastes) and then I came around into progressive metal in the glory days of the Dream Theater mailing list (Ytsejam). From there I got into heavier, darker stuff like Opeth and Dimmu Borgir and nowadays I'm mostly into that.


    Play any instruments?
    Stereo, steering wheel, African and middle-eastern hand-percussion (djembes, doumbeks, etc.) I'm pretty damned good within a drum-circle but not quite good enough to lead one effectively.


    Top 5 bands?
    Metal bands: Devin Townsend, Type O Negative, Fear Factory, Dimmu Borgir, Ne Obliviscaris......
    non-metal: Ozric Tentacles, Dead Can Dance, The Cruxshadows, Ayreon (older), Faith & the Muse....

    What do you do?
    Lead customer service rep, US Government/Dept. of the Treasury

    What do you do in your spare time?
    Read/write SF and fantasy, swimming, freediving, snorkeling, railfanning, disc golf, placate my cat.

    What deck are you on?
    7, aft. A bit of a come-down from our Deck 10 GS last 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?
    You can ask to see my one (1) scar. (It's not hidden or anything.)
    2020 Wishlist:
    Abbath--Aeternam--Agalloch--Agathodaimon--Alestorm--Allegaeon--Amon.Amarth--Amorphis--Animals.As.Leaders--Arsis--Ayreon--Bal.Sagoth--Barren.Earth--Battlelore--Behemoth--Black.Crown.Initiate--Blind.Guardian--Borknagar--Cannibal.Corpse--CoB--CoF--Cynic--Dark.Tranquillity--Dimmu.Borgir--Dragonforce--Edge.of.Sanity--Witherscape--anything.Dan.Swano--Einherjer--Enslaved--
    --Emperor--Equilibrium--Eternal.Tears.of.Sorrow--Fear.Factory--Gojira--Graveworm--Green.Carnation--Gyze--Iced.Earth--Ihsahn--Immortal--Insomnium--Kataklysm--Katatonia--Keep.of.Kalessin--Korpiklaani--Kreator--Kvelertak--Leprous--Luciferan.Light.Orchestra--Loss--Melechesh--Meshuggah--Mezarkabul--Moonspell--Myrath--
    Novembers.Doom--Obscura--Old.Mans.Child--Omnium.Gatherum--Opeth--Orphaned.Land--Poisonblack--Primordial--Sabaton--Samael--Satyricon--Savatage--Scale.the.Summit--Septic.Flesh--Seven.Spires--Skalmold--Slough.Feg--Suidakra--Tarot--Therion--Devin.Townsend--Turisas--Vintersorg--Wintersun--Wolfheart--Yyrkoon--1349
    2015: Survivor
    2016: Survivor
    2017: Survivor
    2018: Survivor
    2019: Booked!
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    Bob
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Bob » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:29 pm

    Phoenix wrote:
    Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:54 am
    ...
    I'm an engineer! Here come the wide eyed stares that I could possibly be an engineer
    ...
    That's a broad stroke for engineer. There's like so many kinds, trains, electrical, chemical, hardware, software, sanitation. My official title is software engineer, but I prefer to be called a bit-twiddler cause it's more accurate. Most all our engineers do something completely non-technical related, ie, they go to a lot of meetings, make spreadsheets, power point decks, because they became managers, LOL!
    Wishlist 2020: Ranked in order of:
    1. Sheetz-my-panties and line up on the center rail for both sets if announced.

    Rotting_Christ-/-Hanzel_und_Gretyl-/-Heilung
    2. Never seen them live.
    Anaal_Nathrakh-/-Burning_Witches-/-Cattle_Decapitation-/-Combichrist-/-Dee_Snider-/-Gojira-/-Grai-/-Inquisition-/-Jinjer-/-Lovebites-/-King_Diamond-/-Rob_Zombie-/-Russkaja-/-Saturnus-/-Temple_of_Evil-/-Tengger_Cavalry-/-The_Heard-/-The_Hu-/-Vader-/-Vermilia-/-Visigoth-/-VUUR
    3. Seen them before and would love to see them on das boat.
    Amorphis-/-Babymetal-/-Behemoth-/-Insomnium-/-Lacuna_Coil-/-Meshuggah-/-Myrkur-/-Oceans_of_Slumber-/-Orphaned_Land-/-Sabaton-/-Sepultura-/-Therion-/-The_Iron_Maidens-/-Wolves_in_the_Throne_Room
    Survivor - 2015, 16, 17, 18, 19
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Ethrivas » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:24 am

    City/country:
    Ankara, Turkey

    Age (optional):
    43

    What first got you into metal?
    Metallica - ...and Justice For All
    Slayer - South of Heaven
    Megadeth - So Far, So Good, So What?

    Play any instruments?
    Sadly, no. Wish i could play drums, tho.

    Top 5 bands?
    Hardest question tbh.
    Mors Principium Est, Allegaeon, Aeternam, Mgla, Be'lakor
    (Kalmah, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Melechesh, Wolfheart, Satyricon next in line)

    What do you do?
    Technical Project Manager, used to be software developer

    What do you do in your spare time?
    Bridge, Computer games, Science fiction and fantasy literature, AD&D 2nd Ed, Boardgames, Travel around the world.

    What deck are you on?
    9th

    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?
    Spiders (arachnophobia)
    Wishlist 2020: ABLAZE.MY.SORROW-/-Aephanemer-/-AETERNAM-/-Agathodaimon-/-ALESTORM-/-ALLEGAEON-/-Amon.Amarth-/-AMORPHIS-/-BE'LAKOR-/-Belzebubs-/-BRYMIR-/-Chthonic-/-Crescent-/-Decembre.Noir-/-DIMMU.BORGIR-/-Dragonlord-/-Drudkh-/-Einherjer-/-ETERNAL.TEARS.OF.SORROW-/-Godsmack-/-Harakiri.For.the.Sky-/-Hyperion-/-HYPOCRISY-/-Iced.Earth-/-IMMORTAL-/-Jinjer-/-Lahmia-/-LAMB.OF.GOD-/-Lost.Society-/-Lucifer's.Child-/-Machine.Head-/-Manegarm-/-MELECHESH-/-Mezarkabul(Pentagram)-/-MGLA-/-MOONSHADE-/-Morbid.Angel-/-NAILED.TO.OBSCURITY-/-Obtenebris-/-Orbit.Culture-/-OUROBOROS-/-Perpetual.Night-/-SATYRICON-/-SHADE.EMPIRE-/-Shylmagoghnar-/-Skyfire-/-Stratovarius-/-Testament-/-THE.CROWN-/-THE.SEER-/-THE.SPIRIT-/-TRIBULATION-/-Turisas-/-Vltimas-/-VREID-/-WHISPERED-/-WOLFHEART
    2018: Survivor
    2019: Survivor
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by AstridDragon » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:09 am

    Ethrivas wrote:
    Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:24 am
    City/country:
    Ankara, Turkey

    Age (optional):
    43

    What first got you into metal?
    Metallica - ...and Justice For All
    Slayer - South of Heaven
    Megadeth - So Far, So Good, So What?

    Play any instruments?
    Sadly, no. Wish i could play drums, tho.

    Top 5 bands?
    Hardest question tbh.
    Mors Principium Est, Allegaeon, Aeternam, Mgla, Be'lakor
    (Kalmah, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Melechesh, Wolfheart, Satyricon next in line)

    What do you do?
    Technical Project Manager, used to be software developer

    What do you do in your spare time?
    Bridge, Computer games, Science fiction and fantasy literature, AD&D 2nd Ed, Boardgames, Travel around the world.

    What deck are you on?
    9th

    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?
    Spiders (arachnophobia)
    Whoa second edition DnD! Have you played 3.5 or 5? Do you choose to stick with 2nd because you prefer it, or is that just what ya'll play?
    2019 - Cabin 1393
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Ethrivas » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:06 am

    AstridDragon wrote:
    Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:09 am
    Whoa second edition DnD! Have you played 3.5 or 5? Do you choose to stick with 2nd because you prefer it, or is that just what ya'll play?
    :) Played 3.5, was OK actually. Some pros (feats), some cons (attack of opportunity). My friends are bit conservative, hence stuck at 2nd.
    Wishlist 2020: ABLAZE.MY.SORROW-/-Aephanemer-/-AETERNAM-/-Agathodaimon-/-ALESTORM-/-ALLEGAEON-/-Amon.Amarth-/-AMORPHIS-/-BE'LAKOR-/-Belzebubs-/-BRYMIR-/-Chthonic-/-Crescent-/-Decembre.Noir-/-DIMMU.BORGIR-/-Dragonlord-/-Drudkh-/-Einherjer-/-ETERNAL.TEARS.OF.SORROW-/-Godsmack-/-Harakiri.For.the.Sky-/-Hyperion-/-HYPOCRISY-/-Iced.Earth-/-IMMORTAL-/-Jinjer-/-Lahmia-/-LAMB.OF.GOD-/-Lost.Society-/-Lucifer's.Child-/-Machine.Head-/-Manegarm-/-MELECHESH-/-Mezarkabul(Pentagram)-/-MGLA-/-MOONSHADE-/-Morbid.Angel-/-NAILED.TO.OBSCURITY-/-Obtenebris-/-Orbit.Culture-/-OUROBOROS-/-Perpetual.Night-/-SATYRICON-/-SHADE.EMPIRE-/-Shylmagoghnar-/-Skyfire-/-Stratovarius-/-Testament-/-THE.CROWN-/-THE.SEER-/-THE.SPIRIT-/-TRIBULATION-/-Turisas-/-Vltimas-/-VREID-/-WHISPERED-/-WOLFHEART
    2018: Survivor
    2019: Survivor
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    Decius88
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Decius88 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:12 am

    City/country:
    Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada

    Age (optional):
    30

    What first got you into metal?
    My parents, I was born metal! My dad listened to old school black sabbath, iron maiden, early metallica etc when I was still in the womb and my mother was into guns n roses, motley crew, and ACDC. I was headbanging in my car seat as a baby! \m/

    Play any instruments?
    used to about 15 years ago

    Top 5 bands?
    Ex Deo, Amon Amarth, Slipknot, Iron Maiden, Slayer

    What do you do?
    Retired military, Current student learning Web and Mobile app development

    What do you do in your spare time?
    Listen to metal, travel my local area in my car, video games, care for my dog, two cats, and seven pet rats.

    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?
    How is Sadie doing? (my dog)
    David Carmichael
    British Columbia Canada

    Wish List:
    Alestorm|AmonAmarth|ArchEnemy|AtTheGates|AlienWeaponry|CattleDecapitation|DimmuBorgir|ExDeo|Gojira|Jinjer|LambofGod|Liberatia|Rammstein|Slipknot|TamaHills|Testament|The Agonist|Whitechapel
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by dog » Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:12 am

    City/country:
    Frankfurt, Germany

    Age (optional):
    45, yes, I am old, yes, pls help me across the street when you meet me

    What first got you into metal?
    My brother gave me a Motley Crue LP once (33 years ago), then Anthrax, Metallica, Venom, Megadeth followed and then luckily Death Metal, my favorite, Cannibal Corpse etc..
    :deathmetal:

    Play any instruments?
    Uhm, I played the violin ages ago, but i did the world a favor and quit

    Top 5 bands?
    Cannibal Corpse (they arent human, they are gods)
    Amorphis
    Dimmu Borgir
    Kreator
    Omnium Gatherum

    What do you do?
    i stare at screens the whole day

    What do you do in your spare time?
    movies (the more people die and suffer in them, the better), books, concerts, visit restaurants , avoid facebook

    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?
    Ok, its very creepy, I went to a Kim Wilde gig this year, even creepier: I kinda liked it :shock: it must be my age, sigh.
    Yes, I still like Cannibal Corpse more...
    Metal is FOREVEEEEEEEEEEEEER
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    Skid Vodka
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    by Skid Vodka » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:44 pm

    City/country:
    Saint Louis, MO

    Age (optional):
    37

    What first got you into metal?
    My friends brother was playing Symphony of Destruction and I fell in love with the sound. I think White Zombie and Pantera really hooked me in hard

    Play any instruments?
    Vocals Here and There

    Top 10 bands?
    (Currently)
    1. Immortal
    2. Rings of Saturn
    3. After the Burial
    4. Killswitch Engage
    5. Buried Alive
    6. The Dillinger Escape Plan
    7. Darkest Hour
    8. Death
    9. Behemeth
    10. Gorgoroth

    What do you do?
    Plant Manager at a Salami Factory

    what deck are you on?
    Deck 2 Room 2350

    Im looking for my Roommates! Someone Help if you can point a brother in the right direction
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    cegr80
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    Joined: Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:02 pm
    Location: Houston, TX, USA

    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by cegr80 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:21 pm

    I'm seeing new users recently on the wishlist thread, so I thought about bumping this thread if anyone wants to introduce themselves
    2017: Survivor - Cabin #7682
    2018: Survivor - Cabin #9701
    2019: Survivor - Cabin #7340

    2020 Wishlist: Alkaloid+Arcturus+Augury+Avatar+Be'lakor+Belzebubs+BlackCrownInitiate+Borknagar+Candlemass+CthoniC+DimmuBorgir+Emperor+FirstFragment+Galaktikon+Gorod+Helmet+Ihsahn+Inferi+IrreversibleMechanism+Kaoteon+KeepOfKalessin+LochVostok+Melechesh+Micawber+Nightwish+NovembersDoom+NocnyKochanek+Prong+Pyrexia+Sarke+ShapeTheAbove+Shining(Nor)+Slugdge+SulphurAeon+TheKovenant+TombMold+Virvum+Wardehns
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by RunscroDawg » Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:11 pm

    Name's Matt

    City/country:
    Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

    Age (optional):
    28

    What first got you into metal?
    Grew up listening to my dads music which was mostly 70's prog and oddly enough 90's grunge. So really it was a mix of Alice in Chains/Soundgarden and Yes/King Crimson/Rush and then at some point in my early teens I discovered Black Sabbath and the rest was history.

    Play any instruments?
    Not really, I own a bass and have played a little bit here and there but was never very committed to learning. Maybe one day.

    Top 5 bands?
    Dio and Iron Maiden then everything else changes frequently but next 3 right now would be Alkaloid, Rivers of Nihil and Ne Obliviscaris

    What do you do?
    Work as an operator at a wastewater treatment plant. I make sure lake ontario doesn't get filled with poo

    What do you do in your spare time?
    Listen to music/attend concerts, play video games, read (mostly sci-fi and fantasy) go hiking, hangout at my favourite bar :chug:

    What deck are you on?
    Was on deck 2 (2019) First year, just recently discovered the forums. I'll be back

    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 about the time I almost went to jail in the Kananaskis
    :deathhorns: :cheers:
    2019: Survivor Cabin: 2362
    2020: SOON!
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    Chyna Pearl
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    Posts: 11
    Joined: Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:03 am

    Hi-Chyna Pearl here..8-]]

    by Chyna Pearl » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:47 am

    Hey everyone!! I totally forgot to introduce myself last week when I joined--My name is Chyna Pearl (real name is Melanie)--I joined this website because it seems to be an awesome pace to be..I am just so happy to be here and talk to you guys in the forums..look forward to being here as often as I can..I hope everyone si having an awesome weekend!!! 8-]]] :shred:
    --ain't skeerd-- :shred:
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    Chyna Pearl
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    Joined: Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:03 am

    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Chyna Pearl » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:48 am

    I made a couple of typos up there, sorry!! :bitch:
    --ain't skeerd-- :shred:
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    Jaimie38
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    Joined: Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:29 pm
    Location: Edmonton,Canada
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Jaimie38 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:05 am

    Welcome everyone! The forum used to be the go- to place for all things 70k, but the Facebook groups have kinda taken over...

    Used to love logging in and seeing who was on!

    :beerwink:
    8 Time Vet.
    Wishlist-West of Hell,Hibria,Powerwolf,WASP,DioDisciples,Loudness,
    DangerousToys,Triumph,UDO,SkullFIST,Striker,Kobra&theLotus,
    TheOrderofChaos,Diemonds,Riot City, WMD,Demons & Wizards
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    Jaimie38
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    Location: Edmonton,Canada
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Jaimie38 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:32 am

    Jaimie38 wrote:
    Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:05 am
    Welcome everyone! The forum used to be the go- to place for all things 70k, but the Facebook groups have kinda taken over...

    Used to love logging in and seeing who was on!

    :beerwink:
    And here is mine from 2010 :shock:
    City-- Edmonton,Alberta,Canada--don'y worry no one does
    Age-38
    What got you into metal?- Started with the "gateway" bands! LOL Listened to KISS--typical top 40 stuff, then my brother got Back in Black-then got a little better, Motley , Priest then Christmas 1985-Maiden's Live after Death...done... finished...hooked.

    Instrument-ummm....no... god AWFUL...
    Top 5
    Bah--not gonna bore anyone with this is-- Top Bands I want to see on the Cruise?-- SAXON! they never tour Canada, Iced Earth,Raven--seen Testament and Epica. Looking forward to discovering bands that maybe I thought I wouldn't like.

    What do I do? Parts Manager Volvo Dealership--while a metalhead--also a gearhead who loves motorsports--went to Monaco last year for the F1 race
    Deck 6!! 6510 :cheers:
    8 Time Vet.
    Wishlist-West of Hell,Hibria,Powerwolf,WASP,DioDisciples,Loudness,
    DangerousToys,Triumph,UDO,SkullFIST,Striker,Kobra&theLotus,
    TheOrderofChaos,Diemonds,Riot City, WMD,Demons & Wizards
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