||[Nov. 6th, 2007|08:38 pm]
GLBTQ Metal Fans
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Heya, heya first post and all that. I'm 22y/o gay guy living in some tiny-nowhere county in Maryland, with tastes in music that would likely indicate I had been born in Norway. Which is not the case. But anyway.
My all-time favorite band is Symphony X, with close seconds of Sonata Arctica, Dream Theater, and newcomers Serentiy. Other bands I tend to like are too numerous to mention, but I have to bring up Steel Attack, Rhapsody of Fire, Lanfear, Pagan's Mind, Magellan, Saxon, Jag Panzer, Vanden Plas, Dreamtale, Falconer, Elvenking, Mechinae Supremacy, Edguy, Masterplan (Jorn Lande-era), Avantasia, Ayreon, and anything else with keyboards and electric guitars.
Pretty much as long as it's metal, I like it. And, for all of us American metal gays, we have this wonderful tool given to us by the gods of metal (no, not Rob Halford...) What is this tool you ask? I am SO psyched to tell you!
Pandora Radio, for those of you who have not been exposed to it, is found at www.pandora.com, and it might become your new best friend! Very exciting.
Unfortunately, my boyfriend doesn't share my tastes in music... he'd be happier listening to music from the 1920's. Which has merit in it's own right, but doesn't have nearly enough dragons, magic, or keytar solos to keep me interested.
Also, I dabble in keyboardery, so if anyone knows and good resources to go to to actually learn how to *play* this kind of stuff, any help would be appreciated.
Thanks, and nice to meet you all!