Favorite bands :
Over the years I have become a huge lover of progressive music. As a result of this, my all time favourite bands have to be: Between the Buried and Me, Protest the Hero, Opeth, Dream Theater, The Mars Volta, Coheed and Cambria, Pain of Salvation, Periphery, Mastodon, Painted in Exile, Orbs and Dillinger Escape Plan. However, I am partial to acts such as Alter Bridge, Alexisonfire, and Karnivool ;)
Also, really loving the whole up and coming 'djent' movement :)
Favorite guitarists :
There's quite a few here, but I'll keep things short! Paul Waggoner, Luke Hoskin, Misha Mansoor, Mikael Akerfeldt, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Daniel Gildenlow.
Favorite bassists :
Victor Wooten, Flea, Dan Briggs, Arif Mirabdolbaghi (personal favourite).
Favorite books :
Eye of the World, The Great Hunt, The Dragon Reborn, Shadow Rising, Fires of Heaven, Lord of Chaos, Crown of, Path of Daggers, Winter's Heart, Crossroads of Twilight, Knife of Dreams, Gathering Storm. All Wheel of Time books right there ;) I have yet to read book 13, Towers of Midnight, as I am currently re-reading the series :D Amazing series, recommended to anyone who reads.
Favorite tv :
Big Bang Theory, Top Gear.
Favorite movies :
Dogma, Fargo, The Lord of the Rings... Actually too many to remember! These are the ones that stand out in my mind.
Hey everybody, I'm Arran! I am currently studying BTEC Extended Diploma in Music Technology at the Leeds College of Music, and I am loving every minute of it, from learning how to record mix and master, to been given music industry lectures from a cockney guy who seems to have a grudge against the whole world.
Music and guitar are my main passions in life, aside from the girlfriend I am currently in a band with my very good friends, and we go by the name of Ethereal, and should have an EP recorded very shortly! I am currently in te process of learning several albums, and I wish to post them on Youtube sometime in the near future, so I'll keep people informed!
I love talking to new people about my love for music, so please feel free to add me on MSN and have a chat! firstname.lastname@example.org