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Ricardo Azevedo

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Country: Portugal
Born: 1977
Role: Manager, journalist & graphic designer
Hearing Metal Music since: “I’ve been a fan since the age of 10. Fortunately I had an older brother and a cousin that showed me what good music was all about. The first albums I listened to were probably “Keeper of the Seven Keys” Helloween,  “Live Undead” Slayer, “Kings of Metal” Manowar, “Master of Puppets” Metallica, “Somewhere in Time” Iron Maiden and “Fatal Portrait” Kind Diamond. All those killer mid 80’s albums remain to these days my all time highlights. Strangely I started listening to extreme Metal since the very beginning, there was no introductive period to softer tunes (laughs).”
Favourite styles: “Thrash, Death, Black Metal, followed by Doom, Speed and Heavy Metal.”
Favourite bands: “This is almost an impossible task, there are so many bands that played an important role personally… Slayer, Kreator, Sodom, old Helloween, Manowar, Mayhem, Emperor, Bathory, Mercyful Fate/King Diamond, Candlemass, Bolt Thrower, old Metallica, Testament, Exodus, Anthrax, Overkill, Destruction, Cannibal Corpse, Venom, Sepultura, Death, Dissection, Darkthrone, Burzum, Morbid Angel, Carcass, Obituary, Paradise Lost… and the list goes on!”

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Alex Ross

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Country: U.S.A.
Born: 1990
Role: Journalist (reviews)
Hearing Metal Music since: “2007. I was introduced to Insomnium by one of my friends from high school, and I spent a few years enjoying that off and on. Later, when I went to college, I was introduced to Amon Amarth, then Gorgoroth, and I quickly went down the rabbit hole. Since then I have found my favorite artists, and my calling as a music lover.”
Favourite styles: “Black metal, especially DSBM, followed by melodic death, pagan, and others.”
Favourite bands: “Xasthur, Drudkh, Paysage d’Hiver, Temnozor’, Watain, Behemoth, Mgła, Gorgoroth, Burzum… anything that’s dark, creative, exotic, and powerful has my interest!”

 

Alex Roy

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Country: Canada
Born:
1985
Role: Reviewer, interviewer
Hearing Metal Music since: “12, Hearing Metallica’s Ride the Lightning album.”
Favourite styles: “Thrash, Death, Stoner, traditional, Power Metal .”
Favourite bands: “Iron Maiden, Running Wild, Judas Priest, Iced Earth, Children of Bodom, High on Fire, Slayer, Exodus, Overkill, Megadeth, Lamb of God, Kvelertak, In Flames, Mastodon, Blind Guardian, Battlecross, Amon Amarth, Annihilator, Quo Vadis, Death, Anthrax, Pantera, Down, Saxon  and many others!”

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Don Anelli

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Country: U.S.A.
Born: 1984
Role: Journalist (reviews and/or interviews)
Hearing Metal Music since: “around 2000.”
Favourite styles: “Black Metal, Death Metal, Power Metal, Thrash Metal, Traditional Heavy Metal.”
Favourite bands: Black Metal: Marduk, Emperor, Enthroned (Bel), Inquisition (Col), Bathory, Immortal (Nor), Destroyer 666, Old Man’s Child, Melechesh, Gorgoroth, Belphegor, Dark Fortress, Usurper (US), Nocturnal Breed, Abgott, Elderblood. Death Metal: Cannibal Corpse, Vader, Death, Amon Amarth, Blood Red Throne, Deicide, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour of Penance, Grave (Swe), Suffocation, Hate Eternal, Behemoth (Pol), Immolation, Katakylsm, Aeon (Swe), Incantation, Defeated Sanity. Power Metal: Kamelot, Rhapsody/of Fire, Helloween, Stratovarius, Ancient Bards, Primal Fear, Pathfinder, Blind Guardian, Angra, Gamma Ray, Brainstorm (Gr), Derdian, Kaledon, Fogalord, Grave Digger, Sonata Arctica, Black Majesty, Highlord, Edguy, Seven Kingdoms. Thrash Metal: Overkill, Testament, Paradox (Gr), Slayer, Tankard, Sodom, Exodus, Hatriot, Kreator, Artillery, Metallica, Megadeth, Destruction, Annihilator, Mortal Sin, Suffocation of Soul, Anthrax, Holy Moses. Traditional Heavy Metal: Judas Priest, Accept, Dio, King Diamond, Iron Maiden, Sacred Steel, Mercyful Fate, Riot, Portrait (Swe), Twisted Tower Dire, U.D.O., Holy Grail, Enforcer (Swe), Angel Witch, Viper (Bra), Lonewolf, Warlock, Jaguar, Crystal Viper, Doro.”

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Eszter Sz. (Estelle)

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Country: Hungary
Born: 1996
Role: Journalist (reviews and interviews)
Hearing Metal Music since: “Iron Maiden’s first album and then Brave New World were the ones that got me into metal when I was like 11 since my mom had those LPs at home. Then I slowly started digging the metal music (and continued with Metallica and Priest and some garbage), as I’m still really young I can say I still am – and hopefully I will be in 10-20 years too.”
Favourite styles: “Mostly 80s’ thrash, late 80s’-early 90s’ old school death and great old heavy metal. I also love speed, black/thrash and some black.”
Favourite bands: “The ones that I’d surely include are Iron Maiden, Sodom, Kreator, Exciter, Judas Priest, Death, Slayer, Obituary, Morgoth and Running Wild, but so much more.”

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Nenad Kobal

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Born: 1977
Role: Reviews
Hearing Metal Music since: 1989
Favourite styles: “80’s – 90’s Avantgarde, Progressive, 80’s Thrash, 80’s-90’s Death, some Heavy, some Speed, some Doom, early Black.”
Favourite bands: “Voivod, Celtic Frost, Coroner, Cynic, Fates Warning, Watchtower, Pestilence, Carcass, Death, Atheist, Psychotic Waltz, Holocaust, Sabbat (UK), Brain Surgeons, Doom, Dwarr, Confessor, Atlain, Slauter Xstroyes, Iron Maiden, Spectral Incursion, Possessed, etc., etc., but albums count more for me than bands – bands get wasted, albums do not.”

 

Felix Guenther

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Country: Germany
Born: 1968
Role: Review writer
Listening to Metal Music since: “…1983 when I bought “Lick it Up”, the best and heaviest Kiss album, Hardrock since 1979 (“Highway to Hell”).”
Favourite styles: “Thrash Metal, Black Metal, followed by Death Metal, Speed Metal, Power and Heay Metal.”
Favourite bands: “Exciter, Desaster, Immortal, Slayer, Darkthrone, Vomitory, Onslaught, Unleashed, Hellbringer, Krokus, AC/DC, Nuclear Assault, Piledriver, Exodus, Possessed, Cruel Force, Nocturnal, Witchburner, Quintessenz, Venom, Ravencult, Iron Angel, Mortal Hatred (my own band which never recorded a song…)- far too many to name them all.”

 

Evan Spayd

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Country: U.S.A
Born: 1984
Role: Journalist (rewiews and interviews)
Listening to Metal Music since: 2001
Favourite styles: “Death Metal, Black Metal, Grindcore/Goregrind, some Funeral Doom, and some occasional Speed/proto-Death and Black Metal.”
Favourite bands: “Burzum, Incantation, Gorguts, Slayer, Bathory, Suffocation, Immolation, Deicide, Morbid Angel, Bolt Thrower, Ildjarn, Graveland, Beherit, Veles, Havohej/Profanatica, Nagelfar, Sammath, Abigor, Last Days of Humanity, Ahumado Granujo, Nasum, Squash Bowels, Dead Infection and Deeds of Flesh.”

 

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