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Hi all. I'm Ben and I ended up here because of a post by Fat Freddy at the heartofmetal board, so blame him if things go badly. I've "known" (subjective, obviously) him and spectrefate for a while now from their participation over there.

 

Anyway, I'm 30 and have been a metal fan since I was about 11 or so. I got into metal cause my older brother. He had tapes from W.A.S.P., Iron Maiden, Megadeth, etc. He'd play 'em for me every now and again, so that's where my "fandom" started. I started out with hair and glam metal, and quickly moved to thrash and death metal. I discovered bands on my own back then, as my Dad was completely against heavy metal so I couldn't get the "latest" mags, rags, and zines (and basically had to sneak in the house any and all tapes I picked up). Me and my buddies would try to outdo each other with our latest finds, so blind buying (based off of logo, cover art, band names, etc) was my way of finding all sorts of bands.

 

I am basically a thrash die-hard. My genre of choice, really. I listen to a tiny bit of death metal, as I just don't enjoy it like I used to. I also like a pretty good amount of speed and power metal (the old stuff, mainly, as most of the Euro power/speed bands these days all sound the same to me; Helloween - Keeper era knock off wannabe's). I also have a fascination (maybe obssessive-compulsive to some degree) with finding obscure thrash bands from back in the day. If it's unknown-to-obscure thrash you want to know about, I'd be the guy to ask!

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Hi all. I'm Ben and I ended up here because of a post by Fat Freddy at the heartofmetal board, so blame him if things go badly.

 

Oh please... I bet everyone here probably likes you better than they like me already. <_<

 

Seriously tho, welcome aboard Sideshow... thrash on :beerbang:

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Welcome aboard Ben. Did you know Freddy was a Michael Bolton fan - he has all his cd's and an alter he worships at every night before beddibies!! :drink:

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Hi all. I'm Ben and I ended up here because of a post by Fat Freddy at the heartofmetal board, so blame him if things go badly.

 

Oh please... I bet everyone here probably likes you better than they like me already. <_<

Sadly that's not really saying much.... ;)

 

Welcome Ben! :drink:

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Sadly that's not really saying much.... ;)

 

... and yet I keep coming back anyway!! I guess I have issues huh? :blink:

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Sadly that's not really saying much.... ;)

 

... and yet I keep coming back anyway!! I guess I have issues huh? :blink:

:lol: I think that's a commonality we all share around here... :beerbang:

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Sadly that's not really saying much.... ;)

 

... and yet I keep coming back anyway!! I guess I have issues huh? :blink:

:lol: I think that's a commonality we all share around here... :beerbang:

 

Yea, like us married-with-children types don't get enough abuse at home... <_<

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Welcome aboard Ben. Did you know Freddy was a Michael Bolton fan - he has all his cd's and an alter he worships at every night before beddibies!! :drink:

 

That explains a lot! I always knew something was a bit off, but couldn't pinpoint what it was...

 

Has an intervention been done yet?

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Welcome aboard Ben. Did you know Freddy was a Michael Bolton fan - he has all his cd's and an alter he worships at every night before beddibies!! :drink:

 

That explains a lot! I always knew something was a bit off, but couldn't pinpoint what it was...

 

Has an intervention been done yet?

 

 

Yes someone tried with 2 bricks I believe! :D

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(Rodney Dangerfield voice)

 

See what I mean, Sideshow? No respect. No respect at all, I tell ya. On Halloween the wife sends the kids out dressed like me.

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Hi all. I'm Ben and I ended up here because of a post by Fat Freddy at the heartofmetal board, so blame him if things go badly. I've "known" (subjective, obviously) him and spectrefate for a while now from their participation over there.

 

Anyway, I'm 30 and have been a metal fan since I was about 11 or so. I got into metal cause my older brother. He had tapes from W.A.S.P., Iron Maiden, Megadeth, etc. He'd play 'em for me every now and again, so that's where my "fandom" started. I started out with hair and glam metal, and quickly moved to thrash and death metal. I discovered bands on my own back then, as my Dad was completely against heavy metal so I couldn't get the "latest" mags, rags, and zines (and basically had to sneak in the house any and all tapes I picked up). Me and my buddies would try to outdo each other with our latest finds, so blind buying (based off of logo, cover art, band names, etc) was my way of finding all sorts of bands.

 

I am basically a thrash die-hard. My genre of choice, really. I listen to a tiny bit of death metal, as I just don't enjoy it like I used to. I also like a pretty good amount of speed and power metal (the old stuff, mainly, as most of the Euro power/speed bands these days all sound the same to me; Helloween - Keeper era knock off wannabe's). I also have a fascination (maybe obssessive-compulsive to some degree) with finding obscure thrash bands from back in the day. If it's unknown-to-obscure thrash you want to know about, I'd be the guy to ask!

 

 

Welcome Ben, I'm a newbie too...I'm almost 40 & I used to do the same blind buying back in the day!! Discovered alot of great bands like that (RIOT, TOKYO BLADE, SAVATAGE, TWISTED SISTER, QUEENSRYCHE, ROUGH CUTT) but also got a few clunkers, too...

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Welcome to the boards Ben. :beerbang:

 

Yeah Ben, you'll have loads to talk to Ian about, him being a massive thrash metal fan :whistle:

 

I tell ya what if the music chit chat drys up, just head over to the sports thread and slag Luton off like the rest of us :lol:

 

Seriously, welcome mate :drink:

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Welcome aboard Ben. Did you know Freddy was a Michael Bolton fan - he has all his cd's and an alter he worships at every night before beddibies!! :drink:

 

(SOB) It's true... and my altar to Bolton is right next to Jez's altars to Cliff Richard and Poison! Jez, we should be ashamed of ourselves!! :crying:

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Welcome to the boards Ben. :beerbang:

 

Yeah Ben, you'll have loads to talk to Ian about, him being a massive thrash metal fan :whistle:

 

 

Yeah, that sounds just like our music, eh Wotty ?!?! ;)

 

Welcome anyway, Ben ! :drink:

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Welcome aboard Ben. Did you know Freddy was a Michael Bolton fan - he has all his cd's and an alter he worships at every night before beddibies!! :drink:

 

(SOB) It's true... and my altar to Bolton is right next to Jez's altars to Cliff Richard and Poison! Jez, we should be ashamed of ourselves!! :crying:

 

 

Add the 'MIghty' Trixter and the list is complete. :bowdown:

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Welcome to the boards Ben. :beerbang:

 

Yeah Ben, you'll have loads to talk to Ian about, him being a massive thrash metal fan :whistle:

 

 

 

 

Don't talk to Ian for too long though, otherwise he will bore you stupid -_-

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Don't talk to Ian for too long though, otherwise he will bore you stupid -_-

 

I thought I already mentioned that I knew Freddy and SpectreFate previously? Bored stupid happened long ago...

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Don't talk to Ian for too long though, otherwise he will bore you stupid -_-

 

I thought I already mentioned that I knew Freddy and SpectreFate previously? Bored stupid happened long ago...

 

Good point, but you are not well trained in the ways of the 'Watson' as of yet. Don't say I never warned ya :D

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