We Metal On Loud

By David Maloney

Each month in our social section, we will shine our light on some of the faces in our ever growing legion of metalheads, the members of our community. It's because of their posts, pictures and support we exist. Time to meet some of them!

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Romero Laloquita Claudia

My name is Claudia and I'm from El Salvador and I Löve Metal.I listen to Lamb Of God, Machine Head, Megadeth, Slayer and Pantera which are the bands that got me into Metal. I love to listen to music in my free time because it relaxes me and I also love art and cooking and most of all spending time with my beautiful family and Metalheads Forever.

Brit Rebella

My first introduction to Metal that I can recall I was about two years old & my step dad popped in a video tape of Pantera performing Psycho Holiday at Head Bangers Ball and I was mesmerized!!Continuing to play it threw out the years.I grew up mainly on Thrash Metal but I liked other music as well. When I was in middle school I tried getting into Rap because most of the kids where I grew up were into either Rap or Country.For some reason Metal wasn't very popular there but I quickly learned it wasn't for me and realized that Metal is where it's at.I was the oddball in my group of friends but it was just fine that way.The next Metal band I recall falling in love with was Led Zepplin & Then Alice in Chains. At the start of High school I enjoyed Metallica but funny enough my favorite from them was Garage Days..their covers.. Master thieves and they slayed the hell out of Die, Die my darling.I really got into Industrial Metal over the summer before 9th grade. The same time that my eyes had opened up a whole lot more to the corrupted trap in which we live under. I enjoyed Metallica before in the start of High School. In the start of High School I really got into Industrial,to all the darkness that surrounded me. I had a rough childhood but It all hit me really heavy once I started high School,a time when I started to appreciate music on a whole other level. Especially Metal. I became a loner & Music was the only friend I needed.... Locked in my room singing along,writing my own songs or laying in the dark and listened to dark lullabies,Or lost in my headphones and walking around with a walkman. Staind,Otep & Cold we're all a really huge deal to me as it was these 3 bands that helped me get through depression above all. Some of my other favorite bands we're Slipknot, Mushroomhead, Mudvayne, System of a down, Marilyn Manson, Tool, Nightwish, Nin, Rammstein, Cradle of Filth, Deftones, Static-X, Coal Chamber, Dir En Grey, Rage Against the Machine, Type-O Negative,Lamb of God, Sevendust,Fear Factory, Lacuna Coil, Carcass Crisis, Saliva, Ill Nino & Kittie. Many of the bands I mentioned are still faves of mine and all of them I still like to this day and Deathstars was a newer discovery of mine that I love...

Emilee Flott

My name is Emilee,I'm from Newport Beach California and originally grew up around running off to the LA Hair Metal scene. I spent my teen years sneaking into Hollywood night clubs to see various acts such as Ratt, Mötley Crüe and saw one of Guns N Roses 1st shows. I now reside in Austin Texas and try to catch as Many 80s metal shows as I can,favorite shows that I seen lately are Whitesnake,Slash ft Myles Kennedy and of course Mötley Crüe.My all time favorite songs are Iron Maiden "Wasted Years", Dio "Rainbow in the Dark" and Mötley Crüe "Livewire". I do like some of the new sounds of Rock and Metal In This Moment Godsmack and even Black Veil Brides.

Jennifer Arnett

I'm Jennifer Arnett and I'm from Baltimore but live in West Virginia now on top of a mountain.I love all types of Metal from Budgie,Type O Negative,Broken Hope, to the classics like Priest and Maiden. Some Maryland bands I recommend are:White Hornet, Vitality,Bound by the Grave, Electric Prophets, and Odins Court. Metal on Loud!

Amanda Mayer

Amanda Meyer- St.Paul,MN.
"I love MHF because it is a place to share what you know and learn what you don't about Metal".Favorite pastime is to go to live shows and some of my favorite live acts are Gwar,Cattle Decapitation,3 Inches of Blood, DevilDriver, Arch Enemy and Valient Thorr.I also love to support my local metal scene as well.

Rachell Amell

I'm a 32yr old Irish metalhead,love all types of Metal but have a real love for Thrash Metal especially Pantera,Slayer,Anthrax .. \m/

Melissa lee Dempsey

Steve Retro

Hello my name is Steve Retro,I'm 28 and I'm from Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. I started listening to Heavy Metal when my dad's friend bought me Judas Priest's "British Steel" album for 15th my birthday. From then on it has been an amazing headbanging journey.Metal has always been there for me and always will.They can't stop us they can try FOR HEAVY METAL WE WILL NEVER DIE! .\,,/.

Jack Mckissock

Jack McKissock Got his start in radio at the first Hard Rock/Heavy metal 24 hours a day station KNAC. Now the host of Power Chord Radio heard on iTunes and Power Chord TV to be seen on TV's everywhere in early 2016.METAL ON LOUD.

Jake Stride

I'm Jake Stride and I'm in love with metal music of all types, I started listening to Metal music at the age of 4 by the band Dokken and fell in love with metal.

Rick J. Alvarado III

An artist in love with music and a odd mind and sense of humor keep focused sanity channeled into creativity,An arsonist pursuing to contribute to music and art.\m/\m/.

Sean McDonald

Hello my name Sean McDonald I am 23 yrs old and from upstate New York.I first got into heavy metal when I was 13 or 14 by listening to The Black album by Metallica and before that I was mostly into Classic Rock.Some of favorite bands are Megadeth Iron Maiden,Judas Priest and Black Sabbath and so much more I could list.\m/\m/.

Ricky Wayne Pasket

I have been in many things and done many things in my life.It First started in my teenage years.When I was a painter and I started to drift to dark art such as Gothic Art.I did that for a bit sold a few paintings one of my painting drifted even too norway.But with the art scene weakened by modern photos.I sort of had to move in a different direction.Then left for school for my studies.That left me a lot of time to gather myself,then in june 2009 I met Brent Muscat Ex Faster Pussycat and from there I became a roadie and personal assistant.In late 2009 I met Bynjard Tristan original bassist of Dimmu Borgir and former old man's child and from there we became good friends and still chat to this day.I would help him out with technical internet stuff a met a tons of musicians from the LA Hair Metal scene.I did that for a few years and then for some odd reason I became mentally stressed and had to stop due to health reason.I helped with one of Taylor Carlsons books with photos and of course I was credited for it and  or several years I sort of closed myself off and would not leave my house for weeks on end.I did this for over a year and  knew it was unhealthy to be like this,so in january 2013 I picked up my bass and joined Frozen By Fire for a bit until March 2014. Then form there I moved to texas so I can help my sick grandmother.I pretty much stayed low for a few months.Then in late 2014 I was put on Encyclopaedia Metallum the metal archives, I was pleased and a few months went by then in march 2015 I almost died in gas fire,in which my house was burnt down to the foundation and I lost 9 guitars in the.I had to gather my thoughts and start all over again with only the shirt on my back but I'm a fighter and I regained my home and most of my lost collection.I have a private museum and I'm currently working on my biggest piece a 1922 Ford model T..\m/\m/..

Sky Blythe

My name is Sky Blythe and I am 18 from Vancouver, British Columbia. I am into Heavy Metal, Black Metal, Thrash Metal, and Melodic.

Katy Elizabeth

Rockabilly/Country girl with a Georgia peach twist.I grew up on all the greats,a few of my favorites among them being Sabbath, Dio, The Doors, BLS, Hendrix, Joplin, Pantera, Maiden, Alice Cooper, Type O Negative, Danzig, Zombie, Manson and many more. Keep your horns high, SDMF and getcha pull!!

Nathan Hefner

We close with one of our own, Nathan Hefner (A.K.A Admin The Mad Irishman)

Hello my name is Nathan and beside me is my Daughter Sierra.I have been listening to Metal all my life and my Daughter got into it at a young age when I would drag out my albums.Groups we like is AC\DC,Black Sabbath,Metallica,Pantera,and the list goes on,We like video games and hanging out when I have her on the weekends.Music has always been a big part of our lives and we play it all the time...Admin The Mad Irishman.\m/.

David Maloney