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    Any other fans out there? Right now I'm listening to "Some kind of Monster" [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif[/img] They Rock [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    I saw them over ten years ago. I like the old stuff alot better.

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    I was a fan back before they did In Justice For All. After that when they cut their hair and all that new "progressed" sound I lost interest in them.

    I also wanna say that Lars is a real 360* turn around guy. He was one of the biggest TAPE TRADERS in the underground back in the early 80s. He was one of the folks who helped start the SF Thrash Scene by doing what Napster did only on a smaller scale. He imported the rare black metal and power metal demos and early albums of bands like: Bathory, Candlemass, Venom and Celtic Frost, Tygers of pan Tang etc. in from europe, dubbing them and trading them with folks like the Exodus, Dark Angel and Hirax guys. So where he gets off blasting Napster for doing what he himself did is beyond me. But as they say I'm sure he's "laughing all the way to the bank"!

    It's not that I lost interest in metal I still publish battlehelm.com (formerly a print publication at Tower Recs) but for the last couple years, metal in general has really been lacking inspiration or uniqueness for me. Even Iron Maiden keeps pumping out albums but all rather dross in nature. I've pretty much given up reviewing promo CDs I get sent and the last interview I did (with King Diamond) was like 3 years ago for the House of God LP! I let the other writers take care of the new metal releases. Especially the nu-metal that they play on the radio which totally makes me wanna cry and break windows! I basically listen to my old metal albums from 1975 up til about 2000. I keep hoping someone will put out something that will really knock my socks off again but I feel like I've heard it all before whenever I put on a new CD.

    Just jaded I guess after listening to thousands and thousands of albums in 13 years of metal zinedom! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    Swords, I feel the same way that you do. I just don't get the rap metal. There is nothing new at all that has come out in the last few years.
    On a better note, I can't wait until Ozzfest this year, It's back to the old metal. Slayer, Judist Priest, Black Label Socitey, and of course Black Sabbath.

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    Rock has gone to sooo much crap that I turned to Rap just for something new. I swear everyone sounds like Creed or Limpbizcit (whatever they spell it like) I am mostly an industrial fan but its the same story there really. The worst part is this upbeat radio punk junk, its depressing.

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    i hear ya, guys. i like metallica, but nothing newer than and justice... and the few songs from the black album that didn't make it to the radio.
    when i want something a little different, i'll usually throw in some techno/industrial stuff, or something a little more popy or mellow. i really listen to a lot of different stuff. as far as metal goes, it seems that all of the great 80's bands that i listened to either broke up, or got really weak (listen to the new metallica for an example of this). there are a few exceptions, but they are rare.

    josh- you interviewed king diamond?!? sweet! i'm sure that was fun. he's one of those guys that i am sure would be a lot of fun to chit chat with. how is his newer material (newer than conspiracy)?

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    Techno, I've done tons of interviews after 13 years or so! Everyone from Virgin Steele, Riot and Exciter etc. to Mayhem, Burzum and Gorgoroth. And everything inbetween.
    King Diamond is a very kind and soft spoken old hippie. I've spoken with him several times, he reminds me very much of my old hippie uncle (without the stage makeup of course). Well, to be brutally honest KD hasn't released a real solid winner from beginning to end since those classic early albums. Of course, Mercyful Fate's early material was just as great! It's just lost those catchy hooklines that were dangling everywhere in those early albums. One time you happen to be listening to bass and it's so groovy you can't stand it and so the next time you're listing to the guitars which are brilliant sounding and amazingly thoughout... The new albums have all the ingredients to be great but fall into the hole of so many bands. When they loose those members who wrote such substantial parts or when those members start putting their focus into new bands, like Hank Sherman and Andy LaRocque did from M. Fate/K. Diamond. That causes an element of magic to dissappear. Not that the albums are bad, they just don't grab you with all those catchy parts like Fatal Portait, Them and Conspiracy did. The Eye LP was OK too but I started to wander after that but still listened to each new album to review them and do the interviews when the labels came a callin'.Now I let the other writers do the interviews cos they're still excited about new stuff.

    I'm not really a fan of other music, there is more than enough variety available in metal for me. Classical inspired power metal, heavy metal, speed metal, thrash, black & Death and any weird combinations of them people come up with. I do occasionally like dark industrial/noise stuff like: Brighter Death Now, Laibach (Opus Dei mostly), MZ.412, Con(trol)Dom(inate). etc... I also like medieval stuff released by Sweden's Cold Meat Industry label who released things like Mortiis, Arcana. CMI also released my own band from the early 1990s called Cernunnos Woods which was not metal but medieval ambient stuff.

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    Carefull guys ya'll could get sued just for naming this thread Metallica. I cover some of their stuff at shows, but you can only play enter sandman, or nothing else matters so many times. I've started replacing them with Sanitarium(welcome home) and One, but I'm not really interested in any of the newer stuff.
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