Now, I’m not one to go banging on about all the fabulous, wonderful and (sometimes) not-so-wonderful bands and people I’ve ever spoken with in my line of work. But it occurred to me today when I was updating my profile page at Metal as Fuck that somebody somewhere might one day be interested – in fact, many of my friends ask me. Often. So, to get this shit out of the way I’ve decided to compile a list. And this is it. It’s nothing fancy – it is, after all, just a list – but I figure I may as well.
Some people might think it’s odd to be humble about this sort of thing, but I figure that if you are star struck and you’re in the music industry you need to get a different job. Now. All of these guys just work doing what they do, they’re all people with real lives and real things going on all the time – just like the rest of us. The fact that I get to talk to them about their work and their lives is, on the one hand, amazing; and on the other hand it’s really just work!
I’m sure this list isn’t complete; between moving publications and moving blogs – and not to mention one previous publication updating their site and losing my entire portfolio in the process – there is bound to be shit missing. As I recall it, and as I find things I will update the list.
Suffice it to say I do love my job, and I really appreciate the time any artist takes out to talk with me about what they do. Kudos to all the guys in this list, and thanks to all of them for taking time out of their enormously busy schedules to talk to the likes of me.
Akercocke, All Shall Perish, (the) Amenta, Amon Amarth, Amorphis, Arch Enemy, Armored Saint, As I Lay Dying, Benediction, (the) Berzerker, Black Asylum, Bloodstock Open Air founder Paul Gregory, Blunt Force Trauma (Aus), Bullet for my Valentine, Bumblefoot, Buried in Verona, Callejon, Cannibal Corpse, Carcass, Cephalic Carnage, Children of Bodom, Chimaira, Chris Maric at Riot Entertainment, Cult of Luna, Daemonicus, Death Angel, Deathstars, Deicide, Derek Sherinian, DevilDriver, Dillinger Escape Plan, Dimmu Borgir, Dreadnaught, Drowning Pool, Dyscord, Edguy, Enslaved, Five Finger Death Punch, Florian Fink at Nuclear Blast, Frankenbok, Fredrik Nordstrom, Grave, Hackneyed, Hammerfall, Hardcore Superstar, Helloween, Iced Earth, Immortal, In Flames, Kataklysm, Korpiklaani, Lapdancer, Lauren Harris, Limb From Limb, Machine Head, Marduk, Meshuggah, Misery, Morbid Angel, Mortal Sin, Motorhead, My Dying Bride, Necrophagist, Order of Ennead, Our Last Enemy, PainDivision, Pig Destroyer, Psycroptic, Rob Halford, Samael, Saxon, Scar Symmetry, Sirenia, Soilwork, Sonic Syndicate, Stuck Mojo, Switchblade, Success Will Write Apocalypse Across the Sky, Sylosis, Testament, The Dead, Trivium, Unitopia, Universum, Vanishing Point, W.A.S.P, Wednesday 13, Yngwie Malmsteen.