I get this asked of me often, tho I know not why. So here we go :
1. Dream Theater – First and last and always.
2. Type O Negative – Search the site, kinda obvious.
3. Iron Maiden – One of my first crushes, seen them too many times to count on one hand, not enough times in my life.
4. Slayer – My second crush as soon as I heard South of Heaven, a X-Mas gift from my best friend Michael. Miss you dude, you’ll never know. He’s alive fwiw.
5a. Course of Empire – There could be no debate. Michael introduced me to them and the double drums always made me happy. I got a chance to talk to Mike Graff (guitarist), super cool dude. Wish they were able to make it work but alas, labels suck.
5b. White Zombie – From Make them Die Slowly till the end, I was a Zombie fan. Oh how I miss that sound.