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Alcyon
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Post Wed Jan 17, 2007 12:57 am

Timekeep69 and azdrummer, I officially worship you.

King Diamond?
Anthrax?
Kreator?
Deicide?
Nuclear Assault?

I'd kill my family to open for those bands back in the day!
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Post Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:27 pm

Gene Hoglan was awesome in Death too (along with Chuck Schuldiner) and Death Angel is murderously good. Damnit, that's so cool. I hope that happens to me :p
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Post Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:28 pm

[quote="Alcyon"]Timekeep69 and azdrummer, I officially worship you.

King Diamond?
Anthrax?
Kreator?
Deicide?
Nuclear Assault?

I'd kill my family to open for those bands back in the day![/quote]

LOL.....I had a blast back in the day. We were a thrash band that was managed by Gloria Cavalera (Max from Soulfly's wife)....well, she wasnt at the time but is now. Anyway, she scored us a lot of those gigs and a deal w/Metal Blade records but the band broke up before we recorded....STUPID ASSSSSSSSSSS! We also had a song on Metal Massacre 9 (song 1 side 2....yes, it was an album - LOL! The song is called "The Definitive Apology". COOL STUFF!

All of the guys from every band we played with were cool as fuck. But the coolest one by far was Gene Hoglan of Dark Angel. COOL ASS DUDE! He would get his legs stronger/faster by wearing 15 pound weights around his ankles when he would play.

I was 17-19 when all of that shit was going on. It was a trip.
Metal Blade records re-released #9 in a compilation with #8 and we didnt make is the re-issue. You can still find them if you look.

I forgot to put Nuclear Asssult, Exodus, Zno-White, Sacred Reich, Flotsam & Jetsam and Hirax on the list.

Thanks...Tim
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Post Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:35 pm

Well.....good luck Alcyon. Stick with it and practice, practice, practice as much as you can. Also, if you find guys that you get along with....thats more than half the battle. We always thought there was someone better out there.....and it cost us a deal and i'm sure tons of other cool shit. We had Jason & Lars helping promote the band. And a few of the guys just couldnt get along.

JACKASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

Anyway, goodluck!
BTW - Not to preach but, stay off the drugs.....they always mess things up.

Tim
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Post Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:38 pm

Drugs, been there done that, waste of time.

My band, Black Tusk, is actually working out pretty well, at least the guitarist and singer and I are solid, but our bass player is kind of intermittent despite how good he is at playing. We need a more reliable guy.

JASON AND LARS?

*mutter mutter grumble*
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Post Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:54 pm

Yea, when Jason first got in Metallica he was a good friend of mine and the guys in the band. He and Lars were on MTV in one of his first series of interviews talking about my band and wearing our shirts. IT WAS BADASS! They both would wear the shirts at shows for the first year after he got in the band. I have pics (some where) of him at various shows wearing the shirts.

Its all about who you know....lol!

I hear you about the trials and tribulations of the guys in the band.
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Post Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:38 pm

When I was In A Life Away.

Atreyu
Breaking Benjamin
10 Years
Buck Cherry
Three Days Grace
Saliva
I Play Hard! I play Loud! I play Pearl!
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Post Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:32 pm

I've played with quite a few, mainly hardcore bands...

Terror
Walls of jericho
HORSE the band
shattered realm
outbreak
verse
this is hell
another breath
righteous jams
sworn enemy
100 demons

and a few others i can't remember haha.
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Post Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:09 am

Iron Horse
American Dog
Bullet Boys
The Godz
Eternal Rain
Wasp
Acid Black
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Post Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:42 pm

Rockaflodge wrote:When I was In A Life Away.

Atreyu
Breaking Benjamin
10 Years
Buck Cherry
Three Days Grace
Saliva


DAMN!!!

I idolize all those bands.....and Breaking Benjamin is playing locally on Feb 7th, so I'm hyped for that. A band we played with is opening for them. Lucky guys.
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Post Wed Feb 07, 2007 8:24 pm

Conquest of Steel
Dirty Rig
Nailed
Narcosis
Squalbalkus
Uniting the Elements (Germany)
And, finally, toured with Bloodroot (USA).
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Post Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:44 pm

Atreyu
Breaking Benjamin
10 Years
Buck Cherry
Three Days Grace
Saliva


:shock:
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Post Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:59 am

well here goes....
cryptopsy
damageplan
shadows fall
all that remains
suffocation
cradle of filth
cannibal corpse
green carnation
mastodon
lacuna coil
torn asunder
burial(with the old drummer)
symphony x
strapping young lad
origin(johnny l being a personal freind o mine)
catastrophic
skinless
cephalic carnage
to name a few.........
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Post Thu Mar 01, 2007 3:19 pm

grind ninja wrote:well here goes....
cryptopsy
damageplan
shadows fall
all that remains
suffocation
cradle of filth
cannibal corpse
green carnation
mastodon
lacuna coil
torn asunder
burial(with the old drummer)
symphony x
strapping young lad
origin(johnny l being a personal freind o mine)
catastrophic
skinless
cephalic carnage
to name a few.........


Dude are you serious????

Those are some crazy good bands there! You lucky little.... :twisted:
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Post Fri Mar 02, 2007 3:17 pm

Ahhhh this is a fun topic.....heres mine....

SALIVA
TANTRIC
SR-71
VINCE NEIL
BRETT MICHAELS
SKID ROW
JACKYL(Twice)
LYNCH MOB