Favorite bands :
Amon Amarth, Avenged Sevenfold, Firewind, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Megadeth, Metallica, Rammstein, Shadows Fall, System Of A Down, Unearth.
Favorite guitarists :
Chris Broderick, Marty Friedman, Brian Haner Jr. (Syn. Gates), Gus G, Paul Gilbert, James Hetfield, Yngwie Malmsteen, Buz McGrath.
Favorite bassists :
Don't really have any specifically - I just appreciate what role they play in the music.
Favorite books :
A Brief History Of Time (Stephen Hawking), The Hobbit + Lord Of The Rings (J.R.R Tolkien), The Elenium + The Tamuli (David Eddings), His Dark Materials (Philip Pullman), Mixing With Your Mind (Mike Stavrou), Mastering Audio (Bob Katz) and many more.
Favorite tv :
Blackadder (particularly Blackadder Goes Forth), Dads Army, Fawlty Towers, Mock The Week (Frankie Boyle era), QI, Top Gear. Also love watching science documentaries.
Favorite movies :
Ace Ventura 1 & 2 (not the crappy Jr. one); Alien/Predator series (favs are Alien, Aliens, Predator, Predators and AVP 1); Blade trilogy; The Bourne Identity; The Crow; Lord Of The Rings (and probably The Hobbit films, when they're all out); Queen Of The Damned; Romeo Must Die; Serenity; Wanted; Zombieland.
Played guitar since I was 7 years old (which currently means for 16 1/2 years), also (try to) sing, and I have been into audio engineering for about 5 years or so now. I play lead guitar (hate the phrase as both guitarists play leads) in a band, whom I get my username from - Disarm Goliath - and that's about all I can be bothered to write here for now. Oh, and I'm the grumpy moderator of the Recordings Forum here on UG (MatrixClaw is the cheerful one, and jof1029... well, he has a blue name which makes him special!).