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Metal for life!!!

Burning up the fret board...

Hi there, thanx for taking a minute to look at my homepage. I've been playing guitar now for about 10 years (I'm 21 at the moment) and have been a metal fan for even longer. I'm also getting into blues, jazz, and am looking to start learning classical in the very near future. I've gotten really big into European metal in the past few years. There are too many bands to list, but a few would be: Opeth, Dimmu Borgir, Dark Tranquility, Old Man's Child, Borknagar, etc... My all time favorite band (and the reason I picked up the guitar) will always be Metallica.

Some more info....

I own three guitars at the moment: Washburn MG40 (my first guitar), Washburn P290, and an electric acoustic Washburn EA18. Yeah, I have a thing for Washburn..that and I get good prices on them. I am looking for a nice Les Paul though now since I have the money to afford one. So I'll hopefully own one soon.

Besides guitar, and music in general, I'm big into sports. Been playing hockey and soccer since I was 4 years old. I also play tennis, golf, basketball...pretty much all sports actually. I'm going into my 3rd year of Mechancial Engineering at Carleton University and am loving it. And of course in the evenings, it's party times and my attentions turn the to ladies...

Musical Influences

  • Metallica
  • Opeth
  • Slayer

Favorite Recordings

  • Metallica "...And Justice for All"
  • Opeth "My Arms, Your Hearse"
  • Slayer "South of Heaven"