I have been a fan of heavy metal and hard rock since just about the time I first started buying records in the 1970s. Some of the earliest hard rock purchases I can remember are Kiss Alive II and Foreigner’s Double Vision. Soon after came AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, and Black Sabbath. And the monumental Number of the Beast, who’s purchase seemed to be a life changing event.
I also have created some of my own heavy metal over the years. I am a guitarist and songwriter and I am currently a member of Crescent Shield, a melodic metal band based in southern California. We have two albums out on Cruz Del Sur Music (you can listen to our latest below). We played the Keep it True festival in June 08 to a few thousand metal brothers and sisters. Previously I was a member of Destiny’s End of which James Rivera of Helstar was also a member. We released two albums on Metal Blade Records in the late 90s, toured with Iced Earth and Nevermore in the US, and played Wacken and Bang Your head festivals in Germany.
I started this little blog for kicks, venting, rants, opinions, and to promote Crescent Shield whenever I get the chance. Metal on.