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[Nov. 6th, 2007|08:38 pm]
GLBTQ Metal Fans


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[metal of choice |[Pandora Radio] Walls of Babylon by Symphony X]

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!

[User Picture]From: barrie3
2007-11-07 02:13 am (UTC)
Hi! Nice to meet ya!

If you haven't already, you MUST check out Kamelot. I think they'd be right up your alley.
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[User Picture]From: this_stray_dog
2007-11-07 02:15 am (UTC)
OH HECK YEAH, Roy Khan is the man!
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[User Picture]From: barrie3
2007-11-07 02:19 am (UTC)
Yes, yes he is! *drools*

Already I like you, haha! :P
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[User Picture]From: this_stray_dog
2007-11-07 02:24 am (UTC)
Fabio Lione might be my personal role model... Russell Allen is definitely my favorite, though

god there are too many good vocalists... oh well

And, hell, if you like me just because I like metal so much, then you have to be pretty cool yourself :p
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[User Picture]From: this_stray_dog
2007-11-07 02:29 am (UTC)
Ooh, forgot Helloween! Can never forget Helloween!
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[User Picture]From: yeopenbooke
2007-11-09 03:00 am (UTC)
Oh yeah! Though I've only ever had the "Walls Of Jericho" and "Judas" releases!

On the album adaptation of Macbeth, Jag Panzer has one of those inspired, original riffs that absolutely rules!
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[User Picture]From: this_stray_dog
2007-11-29 12:42 am (UTC)
Hmm, Jag Panzer, eh... I do like them, but I've never listened to them too seriously... I'll have to go check them out, thanks!
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-11-14 04:04 am (UTC)

THX for the link !!!

Pandora's Box looks like a great website! Thank you for the link! If you have the time, listen to a few songs from Therion, Nightwish and Tristania. You might find it to your liking!

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[User Picture]From: this_stray_dog
2007-11-14 11:33 am (UTC)

Re: THX for the link !!!

I already like Therion and Nightwish, but I've never heard of Tristania. If you like Nightwish, you might like Epica and After Forever, though!
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