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Member Profile: Metalfist

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Real Name Alex S.

Location Toronto, Canada

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I am from Toronto, Canada. Born 1992. I've been a metalhead since I was 12, but I've been a rocker since I was 3 years old; no joke. At age 3, my dad introduced me to the classic rock he grew up with such as Max Webster, Kim Mitchell and Lee Aaron, and he kept introducing me to more and more over the years such as Rush, Bon Jovi, Van Halen, Aerosmith, Scorpions, AC/DC, list goes on.

By age 12, he started introducing me to some heavier music. The first metal album he played for me was Metallica's Black Album, and the first song I heard was Wherever I May Roam. Then he later introduced me to Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, list goes on, and that sent me on a journey to expand and discover the rest of the metal world, and to see just how huge it is is absolutely amazing. By age 14, one band that I truly fell in love with right from the first listen was Trivium. Listening to the Ascendancy record added a whole new dimension in my brain, and hearing how technical the drumming and the guitar playing was, and I became an instant fan.

I really have to thank my dad for turning me into a rocker, metalhead and a drummer because I'm proud to be a part of a genre that is so huge and full of talented, and my favourite part about metal is telling the people who don't understand or don't like metal all about metal getting them to understand it.

I play drums in two metal bands, and both bands are knee deep in writing original material, and we hope to share our material with the world soon. One band is called Soul Sanctum, and the other Idol Pariah.

Some of my favourite bands include:

#1 (Tied): Megadeth, Testament, Rush, Trivium

All the rest: Metallica, Slayer, Exodus, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motorhead, Black Sabbath, Lamb Of God, Unearth, Overkill, Death Angel, Kreator, Warbringer, Savage Messiah, Evile, Saxon, Bullet For My Valentine, Children Of Bodom, Van Halen, Onslaught, Disturbed, Machine Head, Cannibal Corpse and many many more.

Member Since May 2, 2010

Last Updated October 30, 2013