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
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.
Favorite tv :
Lost, Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Rescue Me, The Ultimate Fighter.
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 8 years. I'd love to openly discuss what I do, but for the most part I can't :P
I'm 29 and live in Charlottesville, VA. I've been playing guitar for almost 8 years and been into Heavy Metal for the last 6+. I'm in a striving Metal band at the moment, but still need a lead guitarist. We have about 11-12 personal songs that are a mix of Thrash, Metalcore, and NWOAHM.
If anybody lives in Central Virginia and is interested in the kind of music I posted below, PM and maybe we could jam sometime