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by Phoenix » Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:10 am

slayergeek wrote:
How did you get those two scars on your back?
Chest drainage for a septic infection


:lol: That is NOT how I got mine, but I like it.
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by Kay Healy » Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:13 am

City/country:
Boston, Massachusetts USA

Age (optional):
30

What first got you into metal?
Grew up on Classic Rock and my mother listened to Hair Metal bands and also Metallica,Iron Maiden ect.. and it just progressed from there

Play any instruments?
Unfortunately no :( but my children take music lessons ( drums and keyboard) and my husband is a bassist/guitarist <3

Top 5 bands?
kinda tough and I love most genres

1- Opeth
2-Symphony X
3- Dream Theater
4-Stratovarius
5- Eluveitie

What do you do?
As of now just taking care of my 3 kids and work part time gigs when I can ... I poor beer at the Renaissance Festival in the Fall(im a nerd)

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?
I lick my q tips before I use them bahahahhaha sorry couldn't think of anything else!
Survivor 2016- 9283

2017 Wish list: Pagans Mind, Wintersun, Blind Guardian, Nekrogoblikon, Serenity, Sonata Arctica, Battle Beast, Nightwish, Ayreon, Symphony X, Alestorm, Whispered, Devin Townsend, Dark Tranquility, Opeth and many more
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by Gutterchild7 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:33 am

Name:
Maria Silvina

City/country:
C.A.B.A., Buenos Aires, Argentina

Age (optional):
25 (birthday on November 17th (?))

What first got you into metal?
My brother, not having a computer and sharing his turned me into his music. We both have a pretty taste for almost every kind of music, so he had all his music on folders with labels such as "metal", "punk", "ska", "rock", etc... then I went into the "metal" folder and found myself with Sonata Arctica, Hammerfall, Nightwish, Tierra Santa and Mägo de Oz. Was about eleven y.o. back then.

Play any instruments?
Nope, I can sing (I sing since I was 2 y.o. or so)... I mean, I do not propperly studied, but singing every day of my life gave me something like "a little control" over my voice blah blah blah.

Top whatever bands?
Metal: Kamelot, Nightwish, Delain, Amaranthe, Avantasia.
Others: Liza Minnelli, Led Zeppelin, Memphis La Blusera, Virus, Soda Stereo, JAF (Juan Antonio Ferreyra), Dido, Gackt.

What do you do?
Study for becoming an english teacher (and my english sucks, fuck). Work as accountable assistant at a studio.
Hobbies: Aerial silk, artistic skating (it's like ice skating but on wheels instead), kart racing (I'm not a racing pilot, but grew with races and cars around me so I go and race from time to time), reading comics (and not only Marvel/DC ones).

What deck are you on?
7! Fav number.

Wish-list for 70K's present and future:
I don't remember which bands NEVER were on board since this is my first cruise... BUT I guess Ayreon NEVER was on so... There, a cruise with them would be nice.

Something you can say that will freak me out:
I like to wear "common clothes" instead of metal band t-shirts and black stuff... Planning to get on board dressing like I'm lost and that's not my boat (?!?!?!). I don't know things that would freak you out!
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by ExtraneouS » Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:24 pm

I did this before, but life happens any answers are different now.

City/country:
Dartmouth, NS

Age (optional):
23

What first got you into metal?
Guitar Hero 3 #SorryNotSorry

Play any instruments?
Bass

Top 5 bands?
Well it depends on genre:
  1. Power - DragonForce
  2. Party Folk - Alestorm
  3. Non Party Folk - Equilibrium
  4. Thrash - Swashbuckle
  5. MeloDeath - Amon Amarth

What do you do?
Currently in school to become a trucker

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 much I identify with Mr. Peanutbutter form Bojack Horseman.
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by AceHugger » Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:28 pm

City/country:
London / England

Age (optional):
36

What first got you into metal?
I guess Punk was a gateway. as a kid I was big into punk bands like Green day / Sex pistols etc. got into heavier stuff like clawfinger, Nirvana, Alice in Chains,... and then onto Pantera, Korn, Metallica, Fear Factory, RATM, NIN, Sepultura et al.
I Ended up as a rock Metal DJ for several years, so spent much of my isolated English countryside youth searching out new cool music & thus discovering whatever rock & Metal I could lay my ears on. I have tastes running from my pop-punk roots, through to much more brutal stuff.

Play any instruments?
did Vocals for a number of bands when I was younger, also had my own studio project along with a guitarist friend - Everything I did on computer except guitar (& bass on some tracks) - check it out :- https://soundcloud.com/acehugger

Top Metal bands?
Kill II This
Fear Factory
Korn
Metallica
Pantera
White Zombie
Marilyn Manson

Other cool bands
Nine Inch Nails
Silverchair
Green day
Bush
Nirvana
Alice in Chains
Pearl Jam


What do you do?
I work in marketing for a software company that creates CGI software for use in Movies Games & TV.
You may have seen some of the results of our software - https://vimeo.com/163231307

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?
Nothing!! - Anything I say on here will be expected as it becomes public knowledge.
as a tidbit of information: I was paralysed as a kid (by a pen!)
if you see me wobbling around, come say Hi!!
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2017 - Deck 8 -... 8372 .

2018.....??????
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by Masterbas » Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:25 am

City/country:
Montreal, Canada

Age (optional):
36

What first got you into metal?
My dad is a huge music fan, listened to everything, so I heard a lot of rock, Zepplin and such, when I meet my wife, she introduced me to a friend that was a huge metal fan. He made me listen to Stratovarius and I was hooked. That was 17years ago.

Play any instruments?
Tried Guitar for a bit, still want to get into it, but I hardly have the time sadly.

Top 5 bands?
Omnium Gatherum,
Dark Tranquillity,
Wilderun,
Sonata Arctica,
3 Inches of Blood

What do you do?
Computer programming, hockey and soccer coach, metal reviews (cd/shows). All around guy really lol

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 the hell do you manage to do all of this with 4 kids dude.
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by DrKatieKaboom » Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:48 pm

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Katie

City/country:
Outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Age (optional):
32

What first got you into metal?
Once upon a time, I was not allowed to listen to anything other than classical, the Beach Boys, or Sesame Street tapes. My older brother, however, was not subject to such rules. He and I used to play Legos in his room and listen to whatever he was into at the time...started with New Kids on the Block, then Green Day (and he would probably murder me if he knew I was telling anyone he was into them at any point in his life...he later ripped both tapes out and lit them on fire, so), then Metallica and Megadeth and Sepultura and Pantera, then Dream Theater and Amorphis and Alice in Chains, then My Dying Bride and Macabre and Gorguts. I once paid him $5 to make me a tape of Cryptic Writings (I was not supposed to tell Mom about it). When I was in graduate school he would come visit me for the local Metalfest, and I just fell in love with live metal shows. I don't see nearly enough!

Play any instruments?
The bassoon! It's how I paid for college. I'm currently renting a crappy plastic one from the local middle school, so if you happen to know of one for sale, let me know...

Top bands?
Korpiklaani, TrollfesT, Finntroll, Moonsorrow (I'M SO EXCITED FOR THEM), Alice in Chains (not METAL metal but before I loved metal I loved grunge--still do). I'm also really excited for Kalmah and Stam1na and Amorphis!

What do you do?
Science! In so many words, I use my PhD in physical chemistry to blow shit up with lasers, it's kind of great.

What deck are you on?
9, with Masterbas, his wife, and my friend Todd!

Wish-list for 70K's present and future:
See above, also Alestorm and Amon Amarth and Wayfarer and Varg. I realize I missed the 70k Tons with All The Folk Metal a couple years ago, but this is the first year I can go and I was dead set and I'm SO EXCITED.

Something you can say that will freak me out:
Ask for a performance of The Turtle and the Tree. I take/teach Irish dance and for one class we were instructed to choreograph our own dances, in any type of dance. My assigned partner (who was 13 years old at the time--I'm the weird old lady in class) was a little/lot shy and so to break the ice, as the grown-up, I started making up an "Interpretive Dance" about a turtle and a tree. With a lot of booze, I can be convinced to perform it.
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by capacitator51 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:25 pm

City/country:
Nashville, TN, USA

Age (optional):
23

What first got you into metal?
Used to be into some hard rock/quasi-metal music in high school; an (awesome) friend got me into the heavier stuff and I was hooked. I wish I'd known earlier what I was missing.

Play any instruments?
Learning guitar, not sure it can be considered "playing"

Top 5 bands?
(In no particular order, because asking me to decide is cruel.)
Opeth
Black Crown Initiate
Devin Townsend
Baroness
Gojira

What do you do?
Web development

What deck are you on?
10

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


I like your 70K shirt(s)! Both shows I have glimpsed you at, you had one on. I was going to say hello to you at the NeO show earlier this month but got shy at the last minute. I will definitely give you some sort of awkward gesture next time I see you. :beerwink:
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by Laura » Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:13 pm

Haven't done this in a while, plus I'm returning to 70K in 2017 after a five year absence....so, year goes!

City/Country:
Chicago, USA

Age:
Fifty-Five :shock: :P :headbanger:

What first got you into metal:
Many years ago, I became aware that Steven Wilson (of Porcupine Tree – one of my favorite non-metal bands) produced Opeth’s Deliverance, Damnation, and Blackwater Park. On a wim, I bought a ticket to see Opeth in the fall of 2005 (not even knowing their music!). Needless to say, I was totally blown away by them…and, well….life has not been the same since - seriously. :beerbang: :mrgreen:

Play any instruments?
Played acoustic guitar a bit long ago – would like to pick it up again at some point.

Top 5 (rock and metal) bands:
Opeth
Pain of Salvation
Porcupine Tree/Steven Wilson
Yes
Rush
(I love countless bands, but these five have consistently been in my top 10 for many years now)

What do you do?
librarian/historian/researcher since 1989 - specializing in art and architecture

What do you do in your spare time?
With full-time work, a house, and family, I wish I had more spare time! I especially enjoy going to museums and other cultural institutions, dance performances, concerts (metal and other genres). I also like to read – mostly non-fiction.

What deck are you on?
deck 6

What’s a creepy think I can say when I see you that no stranger should know and will weird you out that I do?
Are you a Sam Harris groupie? (i.e. HUGE fan) http://www.samharris.org :beerwink: :cool:
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by Jotunheimr » Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:31 am

I got bored, so time to do this again!


Name: Justin

City/country: Reno, NV, USA but I lived in Las Vegas until I was 18

Age: 22

What first got you into metal?
Going to my friend's house in middle school and listening to his CDs he "borrowed" from his older brother. Included Maiden, Megadeth, Metallica, Pantera, Korn, Queensryche, COB, Dimmu Borgir, etc.

Play any instruments?
I've been playing classical piano almost my entire life. I also play lead/rhythm guitar, and I'm trying to learn bass.

Top whatever bands?
Metal: Savatage, Wintersun, Haggard, Kampfar, Moonsorrow, Borknagar, Heidevolk, Testament, Nightwish, Children of Bodom, Swashbuckle, Yngwie Malmsteen, Toxic Holocaust, Sabaton, Arkona, Ensiferum, Eluveitie, Necrophagist, Fallujah, Solstafir, Finntroll, Tyr, Riot
I may have gone a bit overboard with my list.
Others: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Alex Skolnick Trio, Greenwich Meantime, Lumsk, Fejd, Blackmore's Night, Mannheim Steamroller, Mahavishnu Orchestra

What do you do?
I'm studying computer science and electrical engineering but I also work as a private tutor in math, physics, and chemistry, and as a web developer on the side when I have time.

What deck are you on?
Not sure yet. I hope to book a cabin by the end of September.

Wish-list for 70K's present and future:
Haggard, Moonsorrow, Savatage, Kampfar, and that's pretty much it as far as bucket lists go

Something you can say that will freak me out:
"All 8 of your rum runners were found and discarded"
My cabin mate thought that would freak me out and he's right!
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by Night-Spirit9 » Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:14 am

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City/country:
Toronto, Canada

Age (optional):
30

What first got you into metal?
My highschool friend introduced me to Emperor and Skinless

Play any instruments?
I can sing. I can drum a bit and play guitar and keyboard badly.

Top whatever bands?
Devin Townsend /Strapping Young Lad, Emperor, Korpiklaani, Gojira, Death, Darkthrone, Baroness, Enslaved, Kjeld, Opeth, Revocation

What do you do?
I'm a body piercer in a tattoo shop. I have a dog and two cats. I like comics and magic cards. Nerd. I like rum.

What deck are you on?
7

Wish-list for 70K's present and future:
Iron Reagan, Psychroptic, Beyond Creation, Havok, Warbringer, Gama Bomb, Watain, Yob, Skeletonwitch, Opeth, Kjeld, In Flames, Gorguts, Goatwhore, Enslaved, Dark Tranquillity, Acid Witch, Anaal Nathrakh etc.

Something you can say that will freak me out:
I can pop my hip out of joint, fun!
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by PlagueofBabylon » Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:22 pm

Name:
Ashley (I go by Ash)

City/country:
Philadelphia, PA

Age (optional):
32 (Will be 33 on the boat)

What first got you into metal?
My dad raised me on Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin. He used to do spontaneous purchases based on rock radio and one day came home with Cryptic Writings from Megadeth which found it's way into my cd wallet and never left. Through the Megadeth forums, I was introduced to all the different genres of metal.

Play any instruments?
I sing (sorta) and have a pretty good growl. I always wanted to learn to play guitar but have never been able to do so

Top 5 bands?
Kamelot
Sabaton
Blind Guardian
Iced Earth
Dark Tranquillity

What do you do?
I work with medicare patients on their plans and what they can and can't do (I'm a call center rep that hates their job!)

What deck are you on?
2

Wanted to throw a bit more here as well. I am straight edge so I will be walking around with X's on my hands so please don't offer me a drink or anything lol. I am also transgender and hopefully I can run with some friendly and accepting peoples. I am coming to this for my first time and also with only one person I know on board (in a different cabin somewhere). I won't bite, I just wanna headbang and scream my head off. Don't mind me :)
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by Godflesh » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:56 pm

PlagueofBabylon wrote:Name:
Ashley (I go by Ash)

City/country:
Philadelphia, PA

Age (optional):
32 (Will be 33 on the boat)

What first got you into metal?
My dad raised me on Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin. He used to do spontaneous purchases based on rock radio and one day came home with Cryptic Writings from Megadeth which found it's way into my cd wallet and never left. Through the Megadeth forums, I was introduced to all the different genres of metal.

Play any instruments?
I sing (sorta) and have a pretty good growl. I always wanted to learn to play guitar but have never been able to do so

Top 5 bands?
Kamelot
Sabaton
Blind Guardian
Iced Earth
Dark Tranquillity

What do you do?
I work with medicare patients on their plans and what they can and can't do (I'm a call center rep that hates their job!)

What deck are you on?
2

Wanted to throw a bit more here as well. I am straight edge so I will be walking around with X's on my hands so please don't offer me a drink or anything lol. I am also transgender and hopefully I can run with some friendly and accepting peoples. I am coming to this for my first time and also with only one person I know on board (in a different cabin somewhere). I won't bite, I just wanna headbang and scream my head off. Don't mind me :)

Welcome! I think you'll only find acceptance here.
But be careful about one thing; we tend to celebrate being passed out here as a good thing, so if you're in any medical danger like diabetes, be extra extra careful - nobody will call 911 unless you're bleeding or not breathing.
Have fun, it will be an amazing time!
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by blackmortum » Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:27 pm

All right matees! Looking forward to the trip! Going to be bloody insane. A whole lot of us from New Zealand on our way over too ;). Here we go!

Name: Raj Singarajah

City/country:
Auckland / New Zealand

Age (optional):
30 (will be 31 when on the ship)

What first got you into metal?
Started with ACDC / Iron Maiden / Metallica / Hendrix tapes that my older brother had when I was 9. Then extreme metal was nailed when I first heard the Mortal Kombat Movie soundtrack when I was 11. Napalm Death kicked my ass!

Play any instruments?
Yes :P. Started music as a little kid playing Piano and Violin. Mum was a music teacher. Got a guitar when I was 10 and have been playing for 20 years now. I now live and breathe it! I also play drums but not as seriously.

Top Metal 5 bands?
Hardest thing ever I guess if I had to pick and sprawl amongst genre's.......
Bathory
Destroyer 666
Manowar
Impiety (Singapore)
Lost Horizon

What do you do?
- I play in 3 bands here from New Zealand. Exordium Mors (Black / Death / Thrash), Stormforge (Heavy / Power Metal) and Bloodfvkk (Grindcore).
- A metal show promoter here under "Chaos NZ Promotions". We regularly bring over international acts to NZ. Not very many (next to none) here who do this.
- Day Job as a Project Manager for a Telco managing customer / infrastructure roll outs and product development (Vocus Group).

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? Not much that could creep me out in this day and age. Too much stuff about me on Facebook :P .

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by Godflesh » Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:18 am

blackmortum wrote:All right matees! Looking forward to the trip! Going to be bloody insane. A whole lot of us from New Zealand on our way over too ;). Here we go!

Name: Raj Singarajah

City/country:
Auckland / New Zealand

Age (optional):
30 (will be 31 when on the ship)

What first got you into metal?
Started with ACDC / Iron Maiden / Metallica / Hendrix tapes that my older brother had when I was 9. Then extreme metal was nailed when I first heard the Mortal Kombat Movie soundtrack when I was 11. Napalm Death kicked my ass!

Play any instruments?
Yes :P. Started music as a little kid playing Piano and Violin. Mum was a music teacher. Got a guitar when I was 10 and have been playing for 20 years now. I now live and breathe it! I also play drums but not as seriously.

Top Metal 5 bands?
Hardest thing ever I guess if I had to pick and sprawl amongst genre's.......
Bathory
Destroyer 666
Manowar
Impiety (Singapore)
Lost Horizon

What do you do?
- I play in 3 bands here from New Zealand. Exordium Mors (Black / Death / Thrash), Stormforge (Heavy / Power Metal) and Bloodfvkk (Grindcore).
- A metal show promoter here under "Chaos NZ Promotions". We regularly bring over international acts to NZ. Not very many (next to none) here who do this.
- Day Job as a Project Manager for a Telco managing customer / infrastructure roll outs and product development (Vocus Group).

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? Not much that could creep me out in this day and age. Too much stuff about me on Facebook :P .

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You had me at "Bathory"! Welcome!
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by mjb7e » Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:22 pm

City/country:
Hartford, CT, USA

Age (optional):
43

What first got you into metal?
My cousin played me Blizzard of Ozz on her turntable. I'm still into metal and she's now an fundamentalist Christian!

Play any instruments?
Played bass in a high school cover band. Iron Maiden, Metallica, Megadeth, Jane's Addiction, Faith No More, RHCP, Zeppelin, etc. I still have a sweet Steve Harris Fender P-Bass, but haven't played seriously in many, many years. Sad, really.

Top 5 bands?
Iron Maiden
Blind Guardian
Dark Tranquillity
Amon Amarth
Light This City
Alestorm
Faith No More
Mr. Bungle
Fantomas
Old-school thrash
I hate "top 5" lists.

What do you do?
Educational research. Statistics. SQL programming.

What deck are you on?
Deck 7
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by Pellaz » Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:11 pm

blackmortum wrote:What first got you into metal?
Started with ACDC / Iron Maiden / Metallica / Hendrix tapes that my older brother had when I was 9. Then extreme metal was nailed when I first heard the Mortal Kombat Movie soundtrack when I was 11. Napalm Death kicked my ass!


That soundtrack sold over a million copies in the U.S. (certified platinum), which is pretty good when you consider it had the likes of Napalm Death and Fear Factory on it. Amazing record and awesomely diverse.
(It also has my friends' old band Mutha's Day Out on it, so it has a special place for me. :lol: )
2018 Wishlist:
Abbath--Aeternam--Amon.Amarth--Animals.As.Leaders--Arsis--Ayreon--Bal.Sagoth--Barren.Earth--Battlelore--Behemoth--Black.Crown.Initiate--Blind.Guardian--Bloodbath--Borknagar--Dark.Tranquility--Dimmu.Borgir--Edge.of.Sanity--Witherscape--anything.Dan.Swano
--Eluveitie--Emperor--Ensiferum--Enslaved--Exmortus--Fear.Factory--Gojira--Green.Carnation--Ihsahn--Korpiklaani--Immortal--Katatonia--Keep.of.Kalessin--Kvelertak--Leprous--Luciferan.Light.Orchestra--Loss--Melechesh--Meshuggah--Mezarkabul--Moonspell--
Ne.Obliviscaris--Nile--Obscura--Old.Man's.Child--Opeth--Poisonblack--Primordial--Sabaton--Satyricon--Savatage--Scale.the.Summit--Slough.Feg--Suidakra--Tarot--Devin.Townsend.Project--Turisas--Tyr--Vintersorg--Yyrkoon--1349
2015: Survivor
2016: Survivor
2017: Survivor
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by blackmortum » Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:44 pm

Pellaz wrote:
blackmortum wrote:What first got you into metal?
Started with ACDC / Iron Maiden / Metallica / Hendrix tapes that my older brother had when I was 9. Then extreme metal was nailed when I first heard the Mortal Kombat Movie soundtrack when I was 11. Napalm Death kicked my ass!


That soundtrack sold over a million copies in the U.S. (certified platinum), which is pretty good when you consider it had the likes of Napalm Death and Fear Factory on it. Amazing record and awesomely diverse.
(It also has my friends' old band Mutha's Day Out on it, so it has a special place for me. :lol: )

HAHAHAA oh shit for real? That muthas day out track cracks me up. Certainly an amazing sound track start to end!
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by MetalMatt » Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:49 pm

City/country:
Sydney Australia

Age (optional):
31 (turning 32 for 70,000 tons

What first got you into metal?
Seeing pantera on TV on a show called video smash hits back in 1994. I haven't looked back since.

Play any instruments?
I play guitar. Used to play in a couple of punk and metal bands back at school

Top 5 bands?

5 Blood Red Throne
4 Amaranthe
3 Hardcore Superstar
2 Faith No More
1 Volbeat

What do you do?
Aside from doing a day job in sales, I host a metal community radio show called "Beneath The Remains" and DJ at an alternative music club called "Aftershock" plus the occasional dj gigs at weddings, parties etc


What deck are you on?
2

I'm travelling alone and this will be my first 70,000 tons cruise. I have had friends go on it before and say how amazing it is. The lineup is fantastic so far :metalguy:
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by Metalor » Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:17 pm

Woah! This is a cool (long thread). Thought I'd jump on board.

Name:
Courtney ( I'm a guy - just have a girls name :D )

City/country:
Auckland - New Zealand

Age :
30

What first got you into metal?
Umm.. when I was a kid, I loved music. I mean, fucking loved music. I remember being 4 or 5 listening to my aunty's Meatloaf cassette tape over and over. I listened to all the rock that was around on the radio. I loved Greenday (oh the shame) and my dad took me to my very first concert of theirs when I was 10. I heard Tool (don't like them anymore) when I was 12 which I consider as a stepping stone for me into metal. Then I started at a new school around 14 and someone (now a good friend who's coming on the cruise!) showed me Iron Maiden and Megadeth and from then I was hooked and it took over my life. Now I live and breathe metal.

Play any instruments?
I used to play guitar but stopped playing and moved onto singing. Absolutely love the feeling I get from belting out notes so it was a natural transition.

Top 10 bands?
Ahh fuck, this is hard.. there's so many. I'll just list some that have had a huge influence on me:

Blind Guardian
Lost Horizon
Kreator
Emperor
Nile
Behemoth
Primal Fear
Rhapsody
Luciferion
Dragonforce
Wintersun
Have to have Manowar in there too!


What do you do?
I just had a career ( I fucking hate the term 'career') change - have been working as a software developer for 7 months now and love it.

Outside of work I'm a pretty keen gamer (been playing way too much Overwatch) and love tinkering with tech/computer shit. I play (sing) in a power metal band Stormforge http://stormforge.bandcamp.com/ here in Auckland, with my mate, Blackmortum who posted above me. The band is my main focus outside of work - we've done some cool shows so far opening for Iced Earth and Dragonforce being a couple of the best moments of my life, so the effort is all worth it!

What deck are you on?
9

Something you can say that will freak me out:
Not really freaky but I once pissed the bed next to my ex-girlfriend, then promptly walked down the hallway to the spare room where my brother was sleeping, finished my toilet activities by urinating in his bag then got into bed with him, all while I was asleep! :wank: I feel sorry for my cabin mate.
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by CyBeRiaNO » Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:14 am

City/country:
Cordoba, Argentina

Age (optional):
34

What first got you into metal?
Oh that was a very long time ago. A metalhead friend introduces me when I was 12 or 13 years old with Metallica, Megadeath, Black Sabbath.
I will never forget when I listen to fear factory's (new album in that time) Demanufacture blows my mind so hard!!

Play any instruments?
Guitar is my main instrument (I play in a local band called "Necropolis"), but I used to play drums, darbuka and keyboards. Also I like so much play and experiment with iPad instruments / controllers

Top 5 bands?
Opeth
Septic Flesh
Orphaned Land
Wintersun
Hypocrisy

What do you do?
I'm PHP, Javascript Developer, I have a digital marketing company with a partner for about 12 years now.

What deck are you on?
D1 balcony

I'm so fucking excited, I can't wait to be there! :belly: :belly: :belly: :shred:
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by CyBeRiaNO » Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:18 am

Gutterchild7 wrote:Name:
Maria Silvina

City/country:
C.A.B.A., Buenos Aires, Argentina

Age (optional):
25 (birthday on November 17th (?))

What first got you into metal?
My brother, not having a computer and sharing his turned me into his music. We both have a pretty taste for almost every kind of music, so he had all his music on folders with labels such as "metal", "punk", "ska", "rock", etc... then I went into the "metal" folder and found myself with Sonata Arctica, Hammerfall, Nightwish, Tierra Santa and Mägo de Oz. Was about eleven y.o. back then.

Play any instruments?
Nope, I can sing (I sing since I was 2 y.o. or so)... I mean, I do not propperly studied, but singing every day of my life gave me something like "a little control" over my voice blah blah blah.

Top whatever bands?
Metal: Kamelot, Nightwish, Delain, Amaranthe, Avantasia.
Others: Liza Minnelli, Led Zeppelin, Memphis La Blusera, Virus, Soda Stereo, JAF (Juan Antonio Ferreyra), Dido, Gackt.

What do you do?
Study for becoming an english teacher (and my english sucks, fuck). Work as accountable assistant at a studio.
Hobbies: Aerial silk, artistic skating (it's like ice skating but on wheels instead), kart racing (I'm not a racing pilot, but grew with races and cars around me so I go and race from time to time), reading comics (and not only Marvel/DC ones).

What deck are you on?
7! Fav number.

Wish-list for 70K's present and future:
I don't remember which bands NEVER were on board since this is my first cruise... BUT I guess Ayreon NEVER was on so... There, a cruise with them would be nice.

Something you can say that will freak me out:
I like to wear "common clothes" instead of metal band t-shirts and black stuff... Planning to get on board dressing like I'm lost and that's not my boat (?!?!?!). I don't know things that would freak you out!


Que bueno ver argentinos allá. Nosotros somos 5 que vamos desde Córdoba :D

Nos vemos ahi, llevamos fernet! :P
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by Metalor » Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:06 pm

CyBeRiaNO wrote:
Wintersun


:shred:
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by CyBeRiaNO » Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:34 pm

Metalor wrote:
CyBeRiaNO wrote:
Wintersun


:shred:


Oh fuckyeah! Jari Maempaa is awesome.
He is my idol since Ensiferum (about 15 years ago!) :wank:
There is a rumour that they will gonna play again this year, I hope so! :death:
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by Zed3 » Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:04 am

Name:
Romain (also used to being called "Roman" as it's easier and sounds better in Romanian and English !)

City/country:
French (from Lyon) but now living in Chisinau, Moldova

Age (optional):
40

What first got you into metal?
Wasn't quite metal, more like alternative rock, at first but I still remember the scene, it was sometine in '94, we were eating dinner with my father and brother while listening to the radio show "Les inrockuptibles" and they played the cover of Joy Division's "Isolation" by Therapy? from their "Troublegum" album and since then i've been hooked to that band !
Then I progressively started listening to more "metally" bands. The first 2 "real" metal albums I ever remember buying were "Elegy" from Amorphis and "Theli" from Therion, two of my favorite bands, so imagine how excited I am to have them both on the cruise (even though I already waw them live, once for Amorphis and twice for Therion).

Play any instruments?
Nope

Top (not-just-metal) bands?
Therapy?
Therion
Amorphis
Nightwish
Slayer
Body count
Amon Amarth


What do you do?
Full stack web dev (freelance now after co-running a company for a while)

What deck are you on?
6


Really looking forward to the first cruise ! \m/
2017: Survivor - 2018: Skipping to stand by my wife in the birthing room on Feb 3rd !

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Abbath-/-Aeternam-/-Aeverium-/-Alestorm-/-Amon.Amarth-/-Be'lakor-/-Blaakyum-/-Blind.Guardian-/-Biohazard-/-Body.Count-/-Brujeria-/-Bucovina-/-Cellador-/-Dark.Tranquility-/-E-An-Na-/-Ensiferum-/-Epica-/-Ex.Deo-/-Fleshgod.Apocalypse-/-Ghost-/-Gojira-/-Grand.Magus-/-Harmasar-/-Immolation-/-Kreator-/-Lacuna.Coil-/-Machine.Head-/-Moonspell-/-Myrath-/-Ne.Obliviscaris-/-Nightwish-/-Paradise.Lost-/-Powerwolf-/-Sabaton-/-Seven.Kingdoms-/-Sick.of.it.all-/-Sinister-/-Skalmold-/-Skinny.Puppy-/-Sonata.Arctica-/-Svart.Crown-/-Tarja-/-The.Arrs-/-The.Crown-/-Undrask-/-Unleash.The.Archers-/-Vanden.Plas-/-Vektor-/-Wintersun-/-Witherscape
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by SnagglePuss » Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:18 am

City/Country:
KCMO, USA

Age:
34 (35 tomorrow)

What first got you into metal?
My parents weren't big music people, so growing up I mostly heard soft rock/top 40 type stuff. I started really getting into music more in high school though still mainly dance/pop/rock type stuff and then friends and the Napster explosion broadened my tastes exponentially. Say what you will about online file-sharing, but without it, I'd have never bought the albums that I did or become a metal head.

Play any instruments?
Not as yet, though I'm trying to motivate myself to learn to play the piano. I also have an interest in guitar and turntables (metal and trance/goa are my top genres)

Top Bands:
Avantasia
Blind Guardian
Delain
In Flames (pre-RtR in particular)
Nightwish

What I does:
Licensed drug dealer (pharmacist).

Deck:
9

One Weird Thing:
Went to my first concert ever at age 33 (Def Leppard, Styx, Tesla). I'm a (very) late bloomer.
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by TPH » Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:15 am

City/country:
French guy from parisian suburbs, living in Dublin (Ireland) since a few years now.

Age (optional):
35

What first got you into metal?
I always loved hearing music for as long as I can remember. The true original shock was when my big brother brought home a cassette, that a friend gave him at school. It was Vulgar Display of Power, I was 10 at the time, was completely blown away and never looked back since.

Play any instruments?
Played drums for almost 10 years before having to give up, trying to pick up guitar and bass at the moment.

Top 5 bands?
Opeth
Strapping Young Lad
Testament
Deftones
Most Devin Townsend solo stuff

What do you do?
Network engineer/architect. Cisco, Juniper, this kind of nerd shit.

What deck are you on?
2

Wish-list for 70K's present and future:
For this year, we fuckin' need Dark Tranquillity to be there, and In Flames to be NOT there. Anything with Gene Hoglan is more than welcome, we already have Testament, bring Dethklok and/or Dark Angel as well!

Something you can say that will freak me out:
Well, you CAN find stuff that will freak me out, but you'll probably have to go way beyond what is considered socially acceptable. And/or remind me that I went to a Linkin Park show (it was in Paris just after their first album came out, nobody bought tickets so their label literally gave free tickets to everyone, I thought "I don't know them at all but it's free, why not"...should have stayed home and watch Buffy on TV).
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by DrinkMoxie » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:46 pm

this will be my 4th 70k Tons, and I haven't done this in half a decade, let's update:

I answer to Bill, still

I still live near Pittsburgh, PA, but there's a chance I'll be relocating this year... we'll see what happens. I hail from the bitter frozen north.

I'm 38... it's crazy, I have no idea where the years have gone.

I got into metal very young because the cool older kids that lived down the street were my idols.

I used to play voice, but gave it up to work and earn income.

Top 5 bands (currently): Ne Obliviscaris, Borknagar, Testament, Sam Black Church, Unleash The Archers

I have a full time job in the travel industry... but far more interesting is my other job, you can see me on WGN's Outsiders, which stars David Morse, Ryan Hurst, Kyle Gallner and others... it's pretty great!

no clue which deck I'll be on this time

if you want to creep me out you'll have to get creative...
Borknagar-Powerwolf-FolkEarth-Metalachi-GreenCarnation-Atoma-JulieLaughsNomore-Skyfire-BlackKirin-Shangren-WitheredBeauty-...AndOceans-Hypocrisy-Nightfall-Gardenian-AblazeMySorrow-WithoutGrief-ACanorousQuintet-Excretion-CardinalSin-CallenishCircle-InThyDreams-EternalLies-Miscreant-Eucharist-BuriedDreams-Shadow-Amsvartner-EbonyTears-ManipulatedSlaves-NailWithin-Flying-Dispatched-NeglectedFields-LegionOfTheDamned-CarnalForge-Gojira-RiverBlack-CarBomb-Damaged-Xentrix-LakeOfTears-Neurosis-Minsk-Mindrot-Morgion-EyesOfFire-DestroyJudas-Exhorder-Sargon-Sacrifice-Sodom-Darkane-Nothnegal-TheCrown-CeremonialOath-SinsOfOmission-EternalTearsOfSorrow-Sigh-Whispered-Jaldaboath-DescendIntoNothingness-CrestOfDarkness-Carcariass-In~Quest-Anata-Bal*Sagoth-Witherscape-DimensionZero-MentalHome-Myrath-Illogicist-Hacride-Goatwhore-Acrassicauda-Impious-NightInGales-EndOfGreen-SpiralArchitect-EphelDuath-DimensionF3H-RedHarvest-Vinterland-Heidevolk-TenggerCavalry-GreenJello-Pist*On-Zimmer'sHole-Witchery-Trepalium-Vintersorg-UnleashTheArchers-SamBlackChurch-Downpour-SevendayCurse-GreySkiesFallen-OctoberTide-DaylightDies-MyHiddenSin-ThisEnding-TheAbsence-Desultory-ConditionCritical-GospelOfTheWitches-BlackEarth-FrostyEve-MeadowsEnd-ComposMentis-InThousandLakes-TheZephyr-FragmentsOfUnbecoming-Seducer'sEmbrace-TheExcrementoryGrindfuckers-Whitesnake-WhiteZombie-SkidRow(w/SebastianBach)-Alestorm-DarkTranquillity-InExtremo-Korpiklaani-Kreator-Meshuggah-Gyze-Benediction-BeyondCreation-Voivod

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by MettalMiranda » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:27 pm

City/country:
Pittsburgh , PA USA from Maine

Age (optional):
33

What first got you into metal?
I loved Metallica , Black sabbath , Krocus and of course Iron maiden and dio . But what really made me excited and look into more underground metal was my first boyfriend who is a walking music book . His love for metal and other genre's and just .. excitement about music is what later got me into promoting underground and independant artists from around the world . I love thrash esp. the early 80's stuff but also melodic death metal and folk.

Play any instruments?
Played bass for a while , really would love to learn the cello

Top 5 bands?
ONSLAUGHT
Bull-Riff Stampede
Demonic Resurrection
Black Kirrin
Testament

What do you do?
I am a waitress , an extra on the tv show The Outsiders and i promote metal

What deck are you on?


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 do not really have an answer to this because in general i am a little creep and weirdo ).[/quote]

Demolition hammer - Onslaught - BullRiff Stampede - Kryptos -Seprevation -Gojira - Black Kirin - Ego Falls - Testament - Savage Messiah - Anthrax - Krysthla - Beholder - Demonic Resurrection - Reptilian Death - Bhyanak Maut- BurgerKill
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by Razor Ramon » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:15 pm

PlagueofBabylon wrote:Name:
Ashley (I go by Ash)

City/country:
Philadelphia, PA

Age (optional):
32 (Will be 33 on the boat)

What first got you into metal?
My dad raised me on Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin. He used to do spontaneous purchases based on rock radio and one day came home with Cryptic Writings from Megadeth which found it's way into my cd wallet and never left. Through the Megadeth forums, I was introduced to all the different genres of metal.

Play any instruments?
I sing (sorta) and have a pretty good growl. I always wanted to learn to play guitar but have never been able to do so

Top 5 bands?
Kamelot
Sabaton
Blind Guardian
Iced Earth
Dark Tranquillity

What do you do?
I work with medicare patients on their plans and what they can and can't do (I'm a call center rep that hates their job!)

What deck are you on?
2

Wanted to throw a bit more here as well. I am straight edge so I will be walking around with X's on my hands so please don't offer me a drink or anything lol. I am also transgender and hopefully I can run with some friendly and accepting peoples. I am coming to this for my first time and also with only one person I know on board (in a different cabin somewhere). I won't bite, I just wanna headbang and scream my head off. Don't mind me :)



Dude, I'm from Philly and straight edge too! Transgender, hmmm, are you Tyler's friend?
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

by alex_canada » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:52 pm

Just remembering my beautiful thread and taking a look through all the new people.

^To the person who posted above Razor, no worries! Worst case scenario you might be offered a drink but nobody will force it on you. As for being transgender, I wouldn't be surprised if there one or two sideways glances, but rest assured 99.9% of the people onbroad are very welcoming regardless of orientation, gender, race, or religion. I'll buy you a water, haha.
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

by alex_canada » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:01 pm

Pellaz wrote:
blackmortum wrote:What first got you into metal?
Started with ACDC / Iron Maiden / Metallica / Hendrix tapes that my older brother had when I was 9. Then extreme metal was nailed when I first heard the Mortal Kombat Movie soundtrack when I was 11. Napalm Death kicked my ass!


That soundtrack sold over a million copies in the U.S. (certified platinum), which is pretty good when you consider it had the likes of Napalm Death and Fear Factory on it. Amazing record and awesomely diverse.
(It also has my friends' old band Mutha's Day Out on it, so it has a special place for me. :lol: )


I meant to bring a copy of the soundtrack for Fear Factory to sign. Really fucking bummed out that I didn't. The movie, and soundtrack, are GOAT.

Time to update my original post:

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

Age (optional):
24 oh my god. Now I'm 31. Ick.

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

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

Top 5 bands?
Blind Guardian
Iron Maiden
Nightwish (with Tarja)
Therion
Variable slot...we'll say Kalmah. New album kicks ass.
Nothing has changed except perhaps Therion going out based on the more recent, weaker releases.

What do you do?
I'm working a fitness-related job at a high-end medical fitness facility (technically a gym, but nurses, physios and doctors are working alongside and we deliver integrated programs). I do things varying from personal training to bloodwork interpretation to delivering lectures regarding cardiac rehabilitation. If there is interest, I might put together a "be cruise ready" exercise plan 3 months before departure and post.
Now I run the kinesiology faculty's labs and research programs at our local University. It's been really rewarding to teach classes and impact student lives.

What deck are you on?
N yes i'm still a cheapskate

What's a creepy thing I can say when I see you that no stranger should know and will weird you out that I do?
I own a Kelly Clarkson cd, purchased voluntarily. :headbanger:
My mom is also coming on the cruise, and has been with me to metal festivals before (of her own free will, she likes it too).
my mom is still going, feel free to say hi to the red-headed lady in her 60s!
3 Inches of Blood, Amon Amarth, Andrew WK, Be'lakor, Blind Guardian, Blink 182, Chthonic, Ne Obliviscaris, Nightwish, Pagan's Mind, Unleash the Archers, Wuthering Heights
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

by Jakethetankdewing » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:31 am

City/country:
Salem,Ma(witch city) Usa

Age (optional):
24, turning 25 by the time we set sail

What first got you into metal?
getting a bunch of old school metal/rock cds when i was a kid from my dad like AC/DC-backinblack , Black Sabbath -black sabbath and Iron maiden number of the beast

Play any instruments?
I play bass a little

Top bands?
Iron Maiden
Blind Guardian
Death
Pantera
Nuclear Assault

What do you do?
Supervisor for park and wreck for my town (daily Grind)

What deck are you on? No idea Room 9524

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?
Say Shazam used to be an inside joke i had in high school with my friends
Wishlist: AmonAmarth Bolt Thrower-Running Wild-TankardGloryhammer Demons&Wizards-Edguy-SabatonDarkMoor -Carcass Iced Earth-NuclearAssault-Overkill-Helloween-Tyr-Vader-MorbidAngel- Kreator-DreamEvil Fairyland
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2017Cabin9524
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

by bodomdragon » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:07 am

Let's do this once again.

City/country:
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Age (optional):
31

What first got you into metal?
A friend of mine at university helped me take my first steps back in 2003 (Rhapsody, Edguy, Nightwish...) and shortly after I met one of my best friends who has been my mentor ever since (he's one of the guys I do the cruise with).

Play any instruments?
I wish but... nope.

Top 5 bands?
The first three are quite stable, the last two can change in time:
Insomnium
Omnium Gatherum
Avantasia
Amorphis
Eclipse

What do you do?
Business Intelligence consultant

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?
Sing something from Dream Evil, such as The Book of Heavy Metal or Heavy Metal in the Night.
Wishlist:
Accept--Aeternam--Alestorm--Anthriel--AVANTASIA--Battle.Beast--Be'lakor--Borealis--CAIN'S.OFFERING--Children.of.Bodom--Countless.Skies--Dark.Tranquillity--Devin.Townsend.Project--Dimmu.Borgir--DGM--Distorted.Harmony--DRAGONFORCE--DREAM.EVIL--Dream.Theater--DYNAZTY--ECLIPSE(Sweden)--Epica--Fleshgod.Apocalypse--Freedom.Call--Gamma.Ray--Gloryhammer--Haken--In.Mourning--INSOMNIUM--Keep.Of.Kalessin--Masterplan--Mechina--Mercenary--Meshiaak--Moonspell--Ne.Obliviscaris--Need--Nightwish--Onslaught--Pathfinder--Pretty.Maids--Pyramaze--Sabaton--Serious.Black--SEVENTH.WONDER--Shade.Empire--Shadow.Gallery--Soilwork--Stratovarius--SYMPHONY.X--Teramaze--THRESHOLD--Unisonic--Unleash.the.Archers--Volbeat--VOYAGER--Wintersun--Witherscape

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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

by Kingslayer » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:45 pm

Let's do this once more

City/country:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Age (optional):
22

What first got you into metal?
I was introduced to Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden through the Rock Band and Guitar Hero games during the summer of '08. I continued to discover more bands and more music, and now I've wound up here

Play any instruments?
Not anymore

Top 5 bands?
This is constantly changing for me, but what the hell:
Judas Priest
Blind Guardian
Candlemass
Dio
Ex Deo

What do you do?
For work, I'm in retail and an occasional extra on TV and movies
Outside of work I'm an avid gamer and sci-fi/fantasy nut, and I'm just starting to develop a slice-of-life web series

What deck are you on?
6(66)

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?
Start talking to me about gummies, it's an inside joke among my friends and me back home
2016: 9231
2017: 6521
2018: TBD

Wishlist: Amon Amarth, Candlemass, Devin Townsend Project, Doomsword, Ex Deo, Gloryhammer, Grand Magus, Hypocrisy, King Diamond, Nile, Powerwolf, Running Wild, Septicflesh, Steel Panther, Unleash The Archers
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

by Yippee38 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:33 pm

City/country:
Chicago-ish (suburbs), IL, USA

Age (optional):
51

What first got you into metal?
I've listened to hard rock and "metal" since I was a teenager. I grew up on Zepplin, The Scorpions, Black Sabbath, etc. Aside from a lousy time in the 90's (grunge, ugh) I've been listening to heavier and heavier music as I get older.

Play any instruments?
Nah. I played one in HS, and I try to play the guitar, but not well.

Top 5 bands?
Amorphis
Redemption
Cea Serin
Ne Obliviscaris
I don't know about 5. Maybe Fates Warning.

What do you do?
I'm a pilot for a regional airline. I fly the small jets that go between the big cities and the little cities.

What deck are you on?
9

What do you like to do in your spare time (besides metal)?
Read books, Game (board/rpg/video), race cars, fly airplanes, ski, golf, scuba dive, travel.
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

by MonicaMM » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:58 am

Gutterchild7 wrote:Something you can say that will freak me out:
I like to wear "common clothes" instead of metal band t-shirts and black stuff... Planning to get on board dressing like I'm lost and that's not my boat (?!?!?!). I don't know things that would freak you out!


You're my argentinian little sister, I'm going to put a name tag on you!!!!!!! :lol:
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Abbath - Apocalyptica - Arcturus - Behemoth - Borknagar - Edguy - Evergrey - Lacuna Coil - Lindemann <3 - Mayhem - Michael Monroe - Moonspell - Nervosa - Novembers Doom - Sabaton - Samael - Tankard
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

by Pellaz » Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:20 pm

blackmortum wrote:
Pellaz wrote:
blackmortum wrote:What first got you into metal?
Started with ACDC / Iron Maiden / Metallica / Hendrix tapes that my older brother had when I was 9. Then extreme metal was nailed when I first heard the Mortal Kombat Movie soundtrack when I was 11. Napalm Death kicked my ass!


That soundtrack sold over a million copies in the U.S. (certified platinum), which is pretty good when you consider it had the likes of Napalm Death and Fear Factory on it. Amazing record and awesomely diverse.
(It also has my friends' old band Mutha's Day Out on it, so it has a special place for me. :lol: )

HAHAHAA oh shit for real? That muthas day out track cracks me up. Certainly an amazing sound track start to end!


It IS an amazingly diverse soundtrack. Gave me a bit more appreciation for other genres, too.

As for MDO, don't judge them solely by that song on the soundtrack; they just looped part of it a few times. Dunno why. (They're the only band on the soundtrack who also appeared in the movie, though!)
They were only 16, 17, 17, 18 and 21 when they were signed and we met and befriended them about a year later. Really cool, down-to-earth kids from Arkansas; one of them now plays drums for the sludge-doom band Rwake.
2018 Wishlist:
Abbath--Aeternam--Amon.Amarth--Animals.As.Leaders--Arsis--Ayreon--Bal.Sagoth--Barren.Earth--Battlelore--Behemoth--Black.Crown.Initiate--Blind.Guardian--Bloodbath--Borknagar--Dark.Tranquility--Dimmu.Borgir--Edge.of.Sanity--Witherscape--anything.Dan.Swano
--Eluveitie--Emperor--Ensiferum--Enslaved--Exmortus--Fear.Factory--Gojira--Green.Carnation--Ihsahn--Korpiklaani--Immortal--Katatonia--Keep.of.Kalessin--Kvelertak--Leprous--Luciferan.Light.Orchestra--Loss--Melechesh--Meshuggah--Mezarkabul--Moonspell--
Ne.Obliviscaris--Nile--Obscura--Old.Man's.Child--Opeth--Poisonblack--Primordial--Sabaton--Satyricon--Savatage--Scale.the.Summit--Slough.Feg--Suidakra--Tarot--Devin.Townsend.Project--Turisas--Tyr--Vintersorg--Yyrkoon--1349
2015: Survivor
2016: Survivor
2017: Survivor
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

by Pellaz » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:13 pm

Well, it's been a year since I did this, so I'll re-edit what I re-edited before. :)

Pellaz wrote:
Name: Paul C.



I've since changed my name to "Benedict Cumberbatch."
--Nahh. That's a complete lie.



City/country:
Atlanta metro area, Georgia, USA

Age (optional):
51, soon to be 52


Strangely enough this is now "52, soon to be 53."
I can't refuse to grow old, but I CAN refuse to grow up. :lol:


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 again since then), Nightwish (first-ever US show), Amorphis, Devin Townsend, Tyr, Ihsahn, Green Carnation, Snowy Shaw and others.


Still the same although I added Snowy Shaw (Sept. 2017).

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:


Yep. I'm a pretty good hand-percussionist but not quite good enough to lead a drum-circle.

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.


I might swap out Type O Negative for Ne Obliviscaris 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.


Still true. I'm considering doing a 70K bands-focused broadcast the week before we depart, as I think the timing will work out and there are a significant number of attendees from here, plus we stream hi-quality online.

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:


Yep. Although lately we broadcast more like 3-4 hours each week. Starts at midnight Fridays US Eastern time until we get tired or 6 am Saturday, whichever comes first. We've been getting tired first. :lol:

What deck are you on? 2


Same this year, Deck 2, although I splurged on an oceanview. Whooo-hooooo!

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)

This will still never happen but at least Arjen is playing three actual Ayreon shows at the 013 in Tilburg. Never say never, huh?

Emperor...or if not, Ihsahn
Immortal (or Abbath)
Insomnium
Tyr
Turisas


Maybe some or all of those three in 2018 again?
Devin Townsend
Fear Factory
Opeth (heavier material only, plz Mike, okthxbye)
Omnium Gatherum
...and dozens of others :bmhorns:


DING. Bingo on the O.G.

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.)


Also still true.
2018 Wishlist:
Abbath--Aeternam--Amon.Amarth--Animals.As.Leaders--Arsis--Ayreon--Bal.Sagoth--Barren.Earth--Battlelore--Behemoth--Black.Crown.Initiate--Blind.Guardian--Bloodbath--Borknagar--Dark.Tranquility--Dimmu.Borgir--Edge.of.Sanity--Witherscape--anything.Dan.Swano
--Eluveitie--Emperor--Ensiferum--Enslaved--Exmortus--Fear.Factory--Gojira--Green.Carnation--Ihsahn--Korpiklaani--Immortal--Katatonia--Keep.of.Kalessin--Kvelertak--Leprous--Luciferan.Light.Orchestra--Loss--Melechesh--Meshuggah--Mezarkabul--Moonspell--
Ne.Obliviscaris--Nile--Obscura--Old.Man's.Child--Opeth--Poisonblack--Primordial--Sabaton--Satyricon--Savatage--Scale.the.Summit--Slough.Feg--Suidakra--Tarot--Devin.Townsend.Project--Turisas--Tyr--Vintersorg--Yyrkoon--1349
2015: Survivor
2016: Survivor
2017: Survivor
2018: Booked (1568)
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

by Memnoch » Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:06 am

Pellaz wrote:
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)

This will still never happen but at least Arjen is playing three actual Ayreon shows at the 013 in Tilburg. Never say never, huh


You know, I'm not the biggest prog or prog metal fan in the world, but I'm going to Tilburg to see Ayreon. And I just won two VIP tickets for the Dream Theater gig in Helsinki in February. Is the Universe trying to tell me something? :lol:
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SABATON / ARKONA / HEIDEVOLK / KILPI / SLAYER
FOLK METAL / THRASH METAL
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