Favorite bands :
I won't name them all, but: Metallica, Threat Signal, Iron Maiden, Unearth, Shadow's Fall, Trivium, Lamb of God, All That Remains, As I Lay Dying, Machine Head, Pantera, Job for a Cowboy, Mastadon, Behemoth, Battlecross, Meshuggah, Whitechapel. Opeth, Darkest Hour, Blood Tsunami, Protest the Hero, Warbringer, Amon Armoth, Van Halen, ACDC, Led Zeppelin, Guns N Roses, Dethklok, Chimaria, Disturbed, Five Finger Death Punch (before they went soft with their 2nd album), Black Sabbath, Ozzy, a little Slipknot, a little Slayer, and that's about it for now
Favorite guitarists :
My all-time favorite guitarists is Randy Rhoads. Ever since I heard the opening riff to Crazy Train and especially the solo. He's what a true guitarest should be. Although I play nothing like him, he'll always be my idol. Every single time I hear Crazy Train's solo I get goosebumps, and anybody who can do that to even one person let alone millions is something special. I love Dimebag for his crushing groove riffs and his moving solo's. Phil Demmel from Machine Head has become a big influence to me recently. Both guitarists from Shadow's Fall and Lamb of God some of today's smartest riffers and song writers. Of course those guys from Metallica, and Iron Maiden are what got me into metal and music in the first place.
Favorite bassists :
What!? I'm a guitarest! Just Kidding :-) Probably Cliff Burton and Steve Harris. I'm not a bassist
Favorite books :
The Darktower series by Stephen King was really good....haven't read for awhile though. The Alex Cross series by James Patterson has had it's ups and downs but I'll stay loyal to them till they're done. A Song of Ice & Fire (or the Game of Thrones books) are great
Favorite tv :
Lost, Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, The Sopranos, Homeland, Dexter, Vikings, and lots of other stuff.
Favorite movies :
Still a big fan of The Lord of the Rings movies. They make crappy movies nowadays.
I'm currently in the United States Air Force, have been for more then 9 years.
I'm 30 and live in Charlottesville, VA. I've been playing guitar for over 8 years and been into Heavy Metal for the last 7+. I'm currently not in a band.
If anybody lives in Central or Northern Virginia and are interested in exciting metal, PM and maybe we could jam sometime