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taraimaro

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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

by taraimaro » Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:40 am

City/country:
Tampere, Finland (though I spent the Fall 2016 in Hong Kong and I'm moving to Prague, Czech Republic in February)

Age (optional):
27

What first got you into metal?
I saw Metallica's One, Amorphis' Alone and Nightwish's Over the Hills and Far Away music videos in a music program on TV back in 2001 and the 12-year-old me thought "hey this heavy metal thing isn't so scary after all" (I guess I had seen some death metal -like stuff with growl vocals in the same program and thought all metal is just some scary-looking old men screaming in a forest :mrgreen: ) Not long after that I found Iron Maiden and after that more and more bands and also bunch of new friends.

Play any instruments?
Currently alto sax (7th year of lessons) and flute (more than 10 years of lessons). I've also played piano and violin when I was younger and had couple of guitar lessons. I own a keyboard and a guitar and I'd love to learn to play the bass.

Top 5 bands?
Stam1na
Amorphis
Kingston Wall
Rush
Mokoma

What do you do?
I'm finishing my Master's studies in Journalism back in Finland. Partly also doing some translation studies courses as my Bachelor's was in Translation and interpreting (Finnish-German-Finnish) and I hold the study right to Master's in Translation studies as well. I love travelling and snowboarding. Besides Finnish and English I'm fluent in Portuguese and German and also know quite a bunch of other languages.

What deck are you on?
Deck 2, booked a single ticket in an ocean view quad

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?
Thanks to my cousin recording some of the songs to cassettes for me back in the days, I still kinda like the 90s eurodance stuff like Barbie Girl, Bailando, Coco Jamboo, Captain Jack etc. :oops: :lol:


And thanks to Maso and Memnoch talking about the cruise so much since 2011 or 2012 in Tuska etc and now Stam1na being booked, I'm finally coming to 70k! :D
2017 - survivor
2018 - returning
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

by PacNW » Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:37 pm

City/Country:
Portland, Oregon, USA

Age:
32.

What first got you into metal:
In 6th grade a friend played Master of Puppets and Rust in Peace for me. I immediately realized it was a travesty that all music did not sound this good.

Play any instruments?
I have an SLSMG guitar. Kinda been stuck in the same place playing wise for a while, and low on energy, so I've been neglecting the guitar :(

Top 5 (rock and metal) bands:
Amorphis, Vektor, Tyr, Testament, Wintersun

What do you do?
Corporate finance. Also own one rental property, would like to acquire a few more :)

What do you do in your spare time?
Practice Wing Chun, lift weights, work on cars, shoot guns, play video games. Moved to Portland a year ago from Seattle, so my social network is not as filled out as I would like it to be.

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?
Honestly, I am a pretty open person. I'll talk to people I just met that night about investment strategy or dating advice. So I think anything really extreme I could give you would weird you out more than it would weird me out :)
2012, 2017 - 6223, 2018 - 6387
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

by Bob » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:44 pm

City/Country:
Salt Lake City, USA

Age:
56

What first got you into metal:
In HS (70s) I was listening to Boston, KISS, Van Halen, Rush and MTV. When I saw Rammstein I started to turn to metal. I developed a soft spot for female fronted bands, Kittie, Crucified Barbara, Angelspit, Arkona, Hanzel und Gretyl. Something about a woman screaming that gets me. Came on the cruise 1st time just to see Arch Enemy and Crucified Barbara. Then I was hooked because I saw Therion and more stuff I didn’t even know existed, Pirate Metal, Folk Metal, Black Metal. But I’m still very much a metal newbie.

Play any instruments?
Piano, trumpet.

Top 5 (rock and metal) bands:
Rammstein, Arch Enemy

What do you do?
I do software. I'm a spaces and vim guy.

What do you do in your spare time?
Unreal Tournament Onslaught 2004 Omnip)o(tentS as McLovin

What deck are you on?
Why does this matter? I've never there else to sleep. Deck 3

What’s a creepy thing I can say when I see you that no stranger should know and will weird you out that I do?
I'm a return Mormon Missionary from another lifetime ago.

I hang at the Casino Bar or outside smoking. Else I'm at the Cafe drinking coffee or lining up for the next band..
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70K Survivor - 2015, 16, 17
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

by Godflesh » Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:48 am

Bob wrote:City/Country:
Salt Lake City, USA

Age:
56.

What first got you into metal:
In HS (70s) I was listening to Boston, KISS, Van Halen, and MTV. When I saw Rammstein I started to turn to metal.

Wow, quite a gap between Van Halen and Rammstein!
Welcome onbroad!
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

by MonicaMM » Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:29 am

Pellaz wrote:Age (optional):
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:


We're in this together, my friend!
My ID says I'm 36 but my mind and heart say I'm 26 :)
2015, 2016 and 2017 survivor

Wishlist:
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 Gratch » Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:46 am

Bob wrote:City/Country:
Salt Lake City, USA

Age:
56.

What first got you into metal:
In HS (70s) I was listening to Boston, KISS, Van Halen, and MTV. When I saw Rammstein I started to turn to metal.

Play any instruments?
Piano, trumpet.

Top 5 (rock and metal) bands:
Rammstein, Arch Enemy

What do you do?
I have a job. How else could I afford a cruise? I do software. I'm a spaces and vi guy.

What do you do in your spare time?
Unreal Tournament Onslaught 2004 Omni as McLovin

What deck are you on?
Why does this matter? I've never there else to sleep. Cabin Number: 3546

What’s a creepy thing I can say when I see you that no stranger should know and will weird you out that I do?
I'm a return Mormon Missionary from another lifetime ago.

I hang at the Casino Bar or outside smoking on level 3 or 4. Else I'm at the Cafe drinking coffee or lining up for the next band.


Cheers, fellow Salt Lake-Ian! :cheers:
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2017 Survivor
2018 Booked

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Anaal Nathrakh - Behemoth - Finntroll - Gloryhammer - Igorrr - Ihsahn - Khemmis - Myrkur - Nechochwen - The Ocean - Pallbearer - Sigh - Troldhaugen - Vainaja - Wilderun - Witherscape
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

by MonicaMM » Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:50 pm

Almost 2 years since I first answered this, let's do it again and see what has changed! :D

City/country:
São Paulo, Brasil

Age (optional):
36 but feeling way younger than before

What first got you into metal?
When I was 5 or 6 my grandma made me dance a few Queen songs at home and one step later I was headbanging to the sound of Sepultura.

Play any instruments?
Not yet and I'm almost giving up on learning.

Top 5 bands?
Blind Guardian
Therion
Moonspell
Rammstein
Paradise Lost

What do you do?
I'm unfortunately unemployed and I'm taking care of my sick but beloved mom at home since last december :cry:

What do you do in your spare time?
I write here and talk to my friends on facebook since I can't leave my mom alone for a long time. Travelling with you guys is gonna be a well deserved rest to me.

What deck are you on?
Seven! Seven! Seven! Seven! (Friend's Monica Geller style)

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 dare you to find it out by yourself... :twisted:
2015, 2016 and 2017 survivor

Wishlist:
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 Daenerys » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:40 pm

6 years since this was updated... and pretty much nothing has changed! :lol:

City/country:
Clearwater/Tampa, Florida

Age:
33

What first got you into metal?
Not what but who! Always enjoyed classic rock and American metal, but my true love Brian introduced me to "trve" metal :mrgreen:

Play any instruments?
Not unless you count surgical instruments!

Top 5 bands? Currently:
Opeth (pre - Heritage)
Eluveitie
Myrath
Amon Amarth
Novembers Doom

What do you do?
I'm still ruining natural selection as a Physician Assistant in the ER.

What deck are you on?
Cabin 6697

What do you like to do in your spare time?
All free time is spent teaching or doing yoga, going to Orange Theory, playing video games or drinking craft beer :beerwink:

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?
After 6 years in the ER I don't think anything can weird me out :lol:
Hypocrisy-Ihsahn-Primordial-GrandMagus-Skeletonwitch-Powerwolf-Myrath-Hell-Opeth-Borknagar-Leprous-SteelPanther-Voyager-Evergrey-Korpiklaani-Sanctuary-AmonAmarth-Ensiferum-BlindGuardian-SepticFlesh-Alestorm-DarkTranquillity-SymphonyX
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

by Speedy » Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:37 am

Time to revisit this.

City/country:
Living in Trondheim, Norway. Originally from Sandefjord, Norway

Age (optional):

37

Real name:
Einar. Old norse name meaning 'lonely warrior' (derived from Einherjar). Image (I HATE "viking" helmets with horns, so I fixed the emoticon.)

What first got you into metal?

There was a lot of metal, particularly Rammstein, being played at a student bar when I moved to Trondheim to study. Didn't relly like metal before then. I think Sehnsucht was the first metal album I bought back in 1998, but it might have been Herzeleid.

Play any instruments?
Air guitar and air drums. :mrgreen:


Top 5 bands?

Changes all the time, and difficult to pick five, but these are among my top ones now.
Blind Guardian
Triosphere
Epica
Battlelore
Ancient Bards

What do you do?
I'm an electronics engineer, working with digital design for microcontrollers.

What deck are you on?
6 - cabin 6667.

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?
Did you bellyflop into any campfires lately?

My GF will join me for the first time this year. We were together last year, but got together after I bought the ticket, and I couldn't afford to buy her one as well then.

Oh, and Mr. Lysholm Linie will join me for the beach party this year as well :shots:
70k 2013 cabin 4008
70k 2014 cabin 2565
70k 2015 cabin 8687
70k 2016 cabin 7607
70k 2017 cabin 6667

(Part) Norwegian Wishlist: -Audrey.Horne-/-Borknagar-/-Chontaraz-/-Chrome.Division-/-Circus.Maximus-/-Dimension.F3h-/-Divided.Multitude-/-Djerv-/-Enslaved-/-Evig.Natt-/-Glittertind-/-Gothminister-/-Highland.Glory-/-ICS.Vortex-/-Ihsahn-/-Jorn-/-Leprous-/-Lumsk-/-Memorized.Dreams-/-Midnattsol-/-Mortemia-/-Nergard-/-Pagan's.Mind-/-Savn-/-Sirenia-/-Svölk-/-Tellus.Requiem-/-Triosphere-/-The.Sirens-/-Tristania-/-Viper.Solfa-/-Vredehammer-/-Withem-

International Wishlist: -Abinchova-/-Accept-/-Amberian.Dawn-/-Amon.Amarth-/-Ancient.Bards-/-And.Then.She.Came-/-Аркона-/-Avantasia-/-Battle.Beast-/-Battlelore-/-Beyond.the.Bridge-/-Blind.Guardian-/-Crimfall-/-Cripper-/-Dark.Sarah-/-Delain-/-Diabulus.in.Musica-/-Die.Apokalyptischen.Reiter-/-Doro-/-Dragonforce-/-Dream.Theater-/-Eisbrecher-/-Eluveitie-/-Elvenking-/-Ensiferum-/-Epica-/-Evenoire-/-Ex.Libris-/-Fejd-/-Finsterforst-/-Freedom.Call-/-Fylgja-/-Gloryhammer-/-Грай-/-Grailknights-/-Hammerfall-/-Heavatar-/-Heidevolk-/-Heldmaschine-/-Helloween-/-Ignea-/-Izegrim-/-Jaded.Star-/-Калевала-/-Kivimetsän.Druidi-/-Korpiklaani-/-Lacuna.Coil-/-Lingua.Mortis.Orchestra-/-Magistina.Saga-/-MaYaN-/-Megaherz-/-Metsatöll-/-Moonspell-/-Ne.Obliviscaris-/-Невидь-/-Nightwish-/-Nine.Treasures-/-November-7-/-Oomph!-/-Powerwolf-/-Queensrÿche-/-Rage-/-Ragnaröek-/-Raubtier-/-Rhapsody-/-Running.Wild-/-Sabaton-/-Schwarzer.Engel-/-Skálmöld-/-Sleeping.Romance-/-Смута-/-Stahlmann-/-Subway.to.Sally-/-Svartsot-/-Symphony.X-/-Tarja-/-Tengger.Cavalry-/-The.Privateer-/-Turisas-/-Twilight.Force-/-Týr-/-U.D.O.-/-Van.Canto-/-Vanden.Plas-/-Vika-/-Visions.of.Atlantis-/-Vogelfrey-/-Volbeat-/-VUUR-/-White.Shadow-/-Winterstorm-/-Wintersun-/-Within.Temptation-
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

by Imminance » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:14 am

Brand new blood from the great frozen north!

City/country:
Minneapolis, MN

Age (optional):
25 (my 26th birthday is Saturday on the cruise!!)

Real name:
Sean ("Irish Sean" as I have to say when people spell it Shawn...)

What first got you into metal?
I started listening to Celtic music and mainstream rock maybe around 10 or 11 (2001 or 2002). First major metal bands then were LORDI, Nightwish, and a number of other random ones my brother was into. Maybe around 2006 I started mixing power metal/hard rock/some progressive death. I really got into Finnish/Swedish stuff at this point. Rammstein, DBA, Takida, COB, Eluviete, etc. Towards 2009/2010 I really started getting into heavier stuff. Cannibal Corpse, Scar Symmetry, and others. I also got a college roomate who was a straight up death metal/metal core guy so I branched out a little bit. in 2012 I dated a girl from then until 2015 and really branched out even more matching her tastes. Now I couldn't tell you what I listen to because I love it all!

Play any instruments?
I played the piano for 10 years and played the French Horn in Orchestra for another 7.
Air guitar and air drums. :mrgreen:


Top 5 bands?
Changes all the time, and difficult to pick five, but these are among my top ones now.
Scar Symmetry
Vildjharta
Thunderstone
Children of Bodom
Born of Osiris


What do you do?
Civil Engineer/Real Estate entrepreneur

What deck are you on?
G-QUAD 2376

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?
Did you make your bed this morning?

I will be on the beach enjoying breakfast on the morning of 2/2. I hope to see all of you before we board...I'm 6'6" so I'll for sure be able to see all of you :lol:
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

by Danny24601 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:16 pm

Doing this because my sister told me to <3

City/country:
Calgary, Canada

Age (optional):
21

What first got you into metal?

I am the youngest sibling in my family, so when I was little I’d usually just listen to whatever my sisters were into at the time. One day that stopped being J-pop and started being symphonic power metal, and I got obsessed with Nightwish, Kamelot, and Sonata Arctica. I wandered away from “boat metal” for a while to explore the big wide world of music outside of it, then got back into heavy music/metal through metalcore (boo!), then had an amazing time on my first cruise in 2015 which got me back into the more European side of modern metal. 2017 will be my third year in a row!

Play any instruments?

I play guitar and bass, and I think I can sing (as in I sing in a band, but I wouldn’t say I have a terrific voice so much as a functional one)

Top 5 bands?

I’m going limit this to boat-approved bands to avoid any excessive indignity
Nightwish
Sonata Arctica
Eluveitie
Katatonia
Kamelot
Amon Amarth
Sabaton (I can’t count)

What do you do?

I’m currently a full time student in the last year of my undergraduate degree in geology, going into law school next fall. That means that this is going to be my last cruise for at least the next three years, so lets make it count!

What deck are you on?
No idea 

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 love metalcore? Like really really love metalcore. And not just dignified metalcore like Architects and August Burns Red, but really trashy metalcore. Metalcore so trashy that it makes you want to crawl under your bed and cry like a little baby.
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

by Phoenix » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:21 pm

Danny24601 wrote:Doing this because my sister told me to <3


Ohhh, you're THAT Danny from Calgary. Things make sense now.
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by macamatic » Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:24 pm

I guess people actually read these. When in Rome, eh?

City/country:
Margate, FL, a suburb of Fort Lauderdale. I live about 5 minutes south of Rock n Roll Ribs.

Age (optional):
I turn 25 in February.

Real name:
Brian

What first got you into metal?
Kind of a nebulous question, but it was just sort of a natural progression. I started out listening to Linkin Park, then radio rock (mostly "post-grunge" like Crossfade and 90s alternative stuff like Candlebox), until I heard a Killswitch Engage song I really liked. I checked out their back catalog, couldn't take the screaming, and settled for Mudvayne and Slipknot to adapt to it. Then I asked a friend for similar bands and one of the names was In Flames. The rest is history.

I still listen to Mudvayne and Slipknot from time to time, and I have a pretty big collection of metalcore that would make many of you nauseated.

Play any instruments?
I play drums (though not well enough for basically any of the bands on the ship) and scream/growl. I can sing pretty well, but I don't have a great singing voice. I can also play a few basic chords on guitar.

I'll destroy you at Rock Band though.

Top 5 bands?
Another difficult one to answer, since it's fluctuated not just with tastes but with the bands' material, but here goes. This is in order.
Epica
Ancient Bards
Insomnium
Kamelot
August Burns Red

What do you do?
Software engineer, with a focus on web applications.

What deck are you on?
6 - 6523.

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 heard you like coffee with your oxygen." (If anybody can honestly deduce this reference without any help, I will buy you drinks for a full day on the ship.)
2017: 6523 | 2018: 2546

Want: Ancient Bards, Dark Tranquillity, Deadlock, Disarmonia Mundi, In Mourning, Insomnium, Symphony X, The Unguided, Wintersun, Within Temptation
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

by captaingabbeh » Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:25 pm

Danny24601 wrote:Doing this because my sister told me to <3

What deck are you on?
No idea 



You're on deck 3 :)

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 BOOKED!!

Want:
NeO-Chthonic-Heidevolk-Sabaton--Powerwolf-Kreator-Finntroll-Nightwish-Myrath-Thunderstone-TheAgonist-Skindred-Satyricon-Hypocrisy-Epica-Starkill-Crossfaith-Zeal&Ardor-Meshuggah-Septicflesh-Aeternam-Demons&Wizards-3TEETH
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by alex_canada » Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:35 pm

captaingabbeh wrote:
Danny24601 wrote:Doing this because my sister told me to <3

What deck are you on?
No idea 



You're on deck 3 :)


You listen to j-pop?

P.s. 2 more hours of work
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 Danny24601 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:45 pm

captaingabbeh wrote:
Danny24601 wrote:Doing this because my sister told me to <3

What deck are you on?
No idea 



You're on deck 3 :)


I'm so glad I have an adult.
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

by captaingabbeh » Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:46 pm

alex_canada wrote:
captaingabbeh wrote:
Danny24601 wrote:Doing this because my sister told me to <3

What deck are you on?
No idea 



You're on deck 3 :)


You listen to j-pop?

P.s. 2 more hours of work


It was a long, long time ago. And augh, I have two and a half more days of work, cause I had to pick up some weekend stuff. Oh well, beer money.

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 BOOKED!!

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NeO-Chthonic-Heidevolk-Sabaton--Powerwolf-Kreator-Finntroll-Nightwish-Myrath-Thunderstone-TheAgonist-Skindred-Satyricon-Hypocrisy-Epica-Starkill-Crossfaith-Zeal&Ardor-Meshuggah-Septicflesh-Aeternam-Demons&Wizards-3TEETH
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

by Monmisreal » Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:58 pm

City/country:
Clearwater/Tampa, Florida

Age:
31

What first got you into metal?
Slayer's Seasons in the Abyss when I like 10 or 11?

Play any instruments?
Negative.

Top 5 bands?
Opeth
Lost Horizon
Symphony X
Solefald
Borknagar (Sorry Ayreon, you got bumped since I posted here last. Very high hopes for the new one though!)

What do you do?
Product Specialist for a Laboratory Information Systems Software company. Title isn't at all fitting since we are basically a combination of RnD, QA, and software development.

What deck are you on?
Cabin 6697

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Anything and everything beer. Drinking it, brewing it, and drinking more if it. Other than that gaming, movies, and shows.

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?
Hey, are you the one with the wild Turkey picture?...and have absolutely nothing else to contribute other than that.
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by capacitator51 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:31 pm

Daenerys wrote:What do you do?
I'm still ruining natural selection as a Physician Assistant in the ER.


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by big perken » Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:50 pm

City/Country:
Edmonton, Alberta

Age:
turn 28 on the cruise

What first got you into metal:
Driving to the city with my father listening to Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, Deep Purple and others.

Play any instruments?
no

Top 5 (rock and metal) bands:
Dying Fetus, Obscura, Death or anything thrash

What do you do?
Tradesman, I'm an rt tech (xray pipe)

What do you do in your spare time?
watch sports i guess

What deck are you on?
deck 8
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

by catharan666 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:16 am

Guy from Quebec City!

34 yo

Good chance to be with you this year!

Actually try to find people to go there, maybe a good friend will come with me, not sure at this point!

I am a big fan of black metal ! Will see what the cruise can give me !

Hope to meet interesting people on this boat It look an amazing experience !

Favorite band : devil doll. (no1) burzum, mAyhem, darkthrone, summoning, arcturus, ulver, emperor, and a lot of prog band

I work in an hospital as an medical archivist

I get into metal by lord Ozzy osbourne and into black métal with burzum by a friend ! It changed my life, for sure !

I play board game during my spare time and read a lot! Big fan of Howard Philip lovecraft
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by Dutchguy-Tim » Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:53 pm

well hello everybody
seeing it's been a looooooooooooooooooooooooooong time since i've been here, i'll introduce myself (again) so, hi there my name is Tim. and as my name says, i'm Dutch. yes the beautifull country of stroopwafels, heidevolk and god dethroned.
i'm a freight forwarder by profession and also a semi-professional storyteller. (most are the norse/germanic myths and legends, but i also do celtic ones and fairy tales) so who knows, be nice and perhaps you'll get to hear a good story
besides music i also love Judo (being a 3rd black belt)

talking music.
bands i realy like
Heidevolk
Amon Amarth
Turisas
Tankard
Kutschurft
Nightwish
Alestorm
Grailnights (guilty pleasure)
and a whole lot of other bands in a wide varirity

well, that was about it. looking forward to my 4th cruise
see you all later
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counting down to 70.000 tons of metal 2018

what the hell did you do this winter?
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

by FullMetalHackett » Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:09 pm

City/country:
Toronto, Canada

Age (optional):
52

What first got you into metal?
After my parents giving me a Bay City Rollers album in 1976, I went straight out and bought some KISS albums. Not so much metal but that's what steered me in the harder rock direction. Bands like Priest and Maiden are what really got my juices flowing. In fact a lot of the NWOBHM bands were faves. I come from a small town originally and rarely got to see any live music so during my first year in college (in London ON) I was able to catch Anvil and Razor on the same bill at a small club. From that moment. I was hooked on thrash for life.

Play any instruments?
Just only recently did I buy an electric guitar, and I've just started taking lessons.

Top 5 bands?
Anthrax
Razor
Sacrifice
Slayer
Death Angel
(honourable mention) Evile


What do you do?
Thirty years in the IT industry, developing mostly in-house desktop and web applications for banks and smaller companies. I'm a full-stack Microsoft developer but I plan on getting into mobile app development.

What deck are you on?
2017 I was on Deck 9... which was handy... close to the food!

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 inadvertently french kissed a cow on vacation in Scotland. LOL


2018 - cabin ????
2017 - cabin 9668
Kevin Hackett
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2018: cabin 6326
2017: cabin 9668 - First timer on 70k
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

by wiggyclone » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:16 pm

City/Country: San Diego, CA. U.S.A

Age: 27

What first got you into metal?
One night, my parents were watching an AC/DC concert on T.V. I know, not really metal, but that's what got me to into harder music. From there I moved into heavier stuff: Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Metallica, Megadeth, etc. When I went to college, I met a guy there who told me about a band called Stratovarius, and from that point on, I was all about power metal.

Play any instruments?
I play guitar in a power metal band. I can also play drums a little bit.

Top 5 bands
Tough question haha,
1. Stratovarius
2. HammerFall
3. Sabaton
4. Gamma Ray
5. Nightwish

What do you do?
Programming

What deck are you on?
I've been on deck 2 both cruises I've been on
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

by biertroll » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:37 pm

Deciding to book or just come party. If I book this would be #6.

City/country:
USA , PROUD Las Vegas, NV local.

Age (optional):
30

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

Play any instruments?
I am really bad at drums lol, just need more practice.

Top 5 bands?
Obviously a hard one..
Metallica
Down
Misfits
Daikaiju
Eyehategod

What do you do?
Concierge in Sin City

What deck are you on?
TBD.. Too many repeats so far..

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

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Deck ? 2018
Survived 70K 12,14,15,16, 17. PsychoCA 15. PsychoLV 16, 17. MDF 13,14,15.
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

by Starling » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:35 am

For you old-timers, I’m the sister of Evil Dan, whom some of you may know (he’s a five- or six-timer, I think, plus Barge to Hell). I went on the boat for the first time in 2017, but I am quiet at first, so didn’t meet enough people! :heavydrink:

City/Country:
Mansfield, Texas, USA (near Dallas and Ft. Worth)

Age:
43

What first got you into metal:
My brother has been into it since we were kids. I ignored most of it (unless it had funny lyrics) because it was my brother’s thing,
yuck. As an adult, I saw Metal Evolution on VH1 and fell in love with it, watched it a million times. He saw his opportunity to indoctrinate me, got me to an Iron Maiden concert years ago (easy gateway drug to metal), talked a ton about how much fun 70k is (and made me watch endless videos), and a few years later, here I am!

Play any instruments?
Piano, flute, piccolo (through university, at least, though I haven’t touched any of them in a long time)

Top 5 (rock and metal) bands:
I still feel like too much of a noob to pick favorites. I tend to like thrash, death, technical death. I try to be open-minded, but have discovered some pretty strong dislikes in certain sub-genres. To each his own.

What do you do?
Quality Manager and Senior Microbiologist for a hemodialysis company. I’ve worked in IT (many moons ago) also, but have been a scientist for the last 18 years or so in many fields (forensics, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food).

What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time, I whine about the fact that I don’t have enough spare time. Also: Read books of all kinds, binge watch TV, watch movies, play video games (PS3, PS4). Crafty shit: knit, crochet, sew, write in journals with fancy colored pens. Talk to animals. Study serial killers. Make people laugh. Share too much on social media.

What deck are you on?
In 2017, I was on Deck 7 in the far back corner.
2018, not sure yet.

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?
Randomly start talking to me about serial killers. I'll love it.
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

by Jaimie38 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:33 pm

Starling wrote:For you old-timers, I’m the sister of Evil Dan, whom some of you may know (he’s a five- or six-timer, I think, plus Barge to Hell). I went on the boat for the first time in 2017, but I am quiet at first, so didn’t meet enough people! :heavydrink:

City/Country:
Mansfield, Texas, USA (near Dallas and Ft. Worth)

Age:
43

What first got you into metal:
My brother has been into it since we were kids. I ignored most of it (unless it had funny lyrics) because it was my brother’s thing,
yuck. As an adult, I saw Metal Evolution on VH1 and fell in love with it, watched it a million times. He saw his opportunity to indoctrinate me, got me to an Iron Maiden concert years ago (easy gateway drug to metal), talked a ton about how much fun 70k is (and made me watch endless videos), and a few years later, here I am!

Play any instruments?
Piano, flute, piccolo (through university, at least, though I haven’t touched any of them in a long time)

Top 5 (rock and metal) bands:
I still feel like too much of a noob to pick favorites. I tend to like thrash, death, technical death. I try to be open-minded, but have discovered some pretty strong dislikes in certain sub-genres. To each his own.

What do you do?
Quality Manager and Senior Microbiologist for a hemodialysis company. I’ve worked in IT (many moons ago) also, but have been a scientist for the last 18 years or so in many fields (forensics, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food).

What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time, I whine about the fact that I don’t have enough spare time. Also: Read books of all kinds, binge watch TV, watch movies, play video games (PS3, PS4). Crafty shit: knit, crochet, sew, write in journals with fancy colored pens. Talk to animals. Study serial killers. Make people laugh. Share too much on social media.

What deck are you on?
In 2017, I was on Deck 7 in the far back corner.
2018, not sure yet.

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?
Randomly start talking to me about serial killers. I'll love it.


Welcome! Say hi to Dan--I'm a 6 time vet and he always makes fun of Canadian accent....sorry.......... eh?

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

by Starling » Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:38 am

Jaimie38 wrote:
Welcome! Say hi to Dan--I'm a 6 time vet and he always makes fun of Canadian accent....sorry.......... eh?

:cheers:


He's still around lurking on the forum, but doesn't post anymore, I don't think. And he's not on Facebook. But I'll say hi for you, ya hoser! :D
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

by FelipeS » Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:13 am

City/country:
Curitiba, Brazil

Age (optional):
33

What first got you into metal?
A friend played me Black Sabbath – Reunion álbum back in 1998 and the rest is history.

Play any instruments?
Not at all! Too lazy for that. But i will raise my glass for everyone who does!

Top 5 bands?
Changes a lot but:

Black Sabbath
Sepultura
Savatage
Danzig
Judas Priest

What do you do?
Regular boring 9 to 6 job. Besides that, i hunt metal gigs and fests around the world! (Maybe that's why i'm fucking 33, single and living with mom. No big deal :wank: )

What deck are you on?
First timer. Planning to book any cabin that you survivors don’t sell out :D

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 Sepultura without the Cavaleras! :lol: :lol:
Wacken 11/14/15 | Rock in Rio 11/13/15 | Hellfest 12/16 Download 12/16 | Graspop 12
Heavy Montreal 15 | Sziget 11

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by sara » Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:25 am

Bob wrote:I do software. I'm a spaces and vi guy.


So basically, like stick shift for programming, lol. I only know enough vi to exit it without panicking.

Spaces > tabs for life, tho

I should redo my intro sometime. Been a couple years at least.
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

by Bob » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:54 am

sara wrote:
Bob wrote:I do software. I'm a spaces and vim guy.


So basically, like stick shift for programming, lol. I only know enough vi to exit it without panicking.


Exactly! And I prefer manual over automatic transmission too.

Fortunately I work at a shop that is spaces friendly, not like on the TV show Silicon Valley. That guy breaks up with his girlfriend because he uses tabs and emacs, but she is a spaces and Vim gal. It’s like a religion with some, haha!
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by sara » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:39 pm

I'll redo mine since it's been awhile and some things have changed. Besides, I did it last time from another account.

City/country:
Boston, USA (moved here in 2016, originally from Rochester, NY)

Age:
35

What first got you into metal?
Industrial music came first, and then my best friend began dating a real metalhead who got me into Amorphis, Cradle of Filth, and the local extreme metal radio show. And underground hip hop, haha.

Play any instruments?
I played clarinet up until high school and had a short stint with a guitar, but I'm pretty bad with music.

Top 5 bands:
Changes all the time, but it's currently Strapping Young Lad, Allegaeon, Lich King, Razor and Warbringer.

What do you do?
I'm a front-end web developer. I program all the pretty things you like to click on, but I can do just about anything other than server stuff.

What deck are you on?
As usual, 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?
"So I heard you used to work in the Industry, huh?" (Go ahead and ask me, I love chatting about my old workplace, just know that I was still sitting behind a computer typing out code there, too, no video appearances!).
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

by IronTom » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:58 am

City/country:

Vass, North Carolina. Vass is a little town with only two stoplights. It is next to Ft. Bragg, one of the largest military bases in the world, and also Southern Pines which is a golf mecca. Surprisingly I have never played golf or been employed by the military or government.

Age (optional):

39


What first got you into metal?


The very first cassette tape I ever bought, back in 1991 at the ripe age of 13, was the Metallica "Black" album. That lead into Megadeath, Motorhead, Napalm Death, Sepultura, Grave, Mercyful Fate... you get the idea. I was ruined, grew my hair long, all my clothes turned black. It wasn't well accepted here in the rural "bible belt". The mother of a good friend of mine in highschool actually melted his metal collection on the stove because it was devil music!

Play any instruments?

Do you know what a Didgeridoo is?


Top 5 bands?


Impossible to choose...


What do you do?


In short, customer service and technical/warranty support for a company making soldering irons here in the US. If someone has an issue with the fancy gadget they just bought for their electronics lab, I'm the one they call. I spend my days talking to perturbed or downright ornery engineers and sales-people. Funtimes! Lets never speak of it again!


What deck are you on?


Level 7, a quad in the 76 block for 2018! First cruise and first metal show since, dear lord has it been that long, Ozzfest at the Rock in 2001?

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?

"Let me see your Prince Albert." :shock: I expect that will be creepy for everyone involved! :D Protip: To make things interesting, my real name isn't even Tom but it does begin with T. Let's see who reads this and can remember! :twisted:
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

by Deusmortis » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:06 pm

Home:
Hard to say. I keep my stuff in Grand Rapids, MI, but I've spent more time abroad than at home for the last ~10 years.

Oldness:
37

Instruments?
Gibson SG. Played poorly, and too infrequently to get much better.

Metalization:
Metallica, somewhere around high school.

Top 5:
Varies as time goes by. Get tired of some things, while others are reintroduced after some absence. Epica stays near the top. Judas Priest, Sabaton and Turisas have been high on the playlist lately. Tomorrow, it might be Irish folk, or classical, or black metal.

Employment:
Here's the fun part...

Cruise ship officer. Royal Caribbean. Just found out my next contract is on Independence. Yes, I'll be getting paid to go to 70,000 Tons. You'll be partying at my (temporary) home!

Deck?

2, most likely. Won't know exactly until I join the ship in November.

Creepy cyberstalker info:
I once ejected a friend from a moving vehicle, because he was playing Lady GaGa on the way home from a Megadeth concert. Was funny for a second, and then he went under the back wheel. But he lived, kept drinking, and we're still friends.
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

by Pellaz » Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:08 pm

Deusmortis wrote:Employment:
Here's the fun part...

Cruise ship officer. Royal Caribbean. Just found out my next contract is on Independence. Yes, I'll be getting paid to go to 70,000 Tons. You'll be partying at my (temporary) home!


Oh, wow, that's awesome. Hotel-side officer or operations/navigation side?

I remember when Blind Guardian played their big theater show in 2015, there were a LOT of ship's crew lining the back wall (so as not to block anyone's view), including at least two ship's officers. In some ways, metal is worldwide. :headbanger:

Creepy cyberstalker info:
I once ejected a friend from a moving vehicle, because he was playing Lady GaGa on the way home from a Megadeth concert. Was funny for a second, and then he went under the back wheel. But he lived, kept drinking, and we're still friends.


That......WAS pretty creepy, thanks.
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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
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