I’m a huge Hard Rock/Heavy Metal fan with an addiction to buying CDs, DVDs, and other paraphernalia. This forum will discuss my growing collection, Metal memories,  past/current events in the scene, and my opinions on various albums.

Who am I?

Name: Steve Angulo

Age: 34

Location: Pawtucket, RI USA

Top 10 Favorite Bands:

  1. KISS
  2. Judas Priest
  3. Queen
  4. Saxon
  5. UFO
  6. Iron Maiden
  7. Black Sabbath
  8. Scorpions
  9. Alcatrazz
  10. Dio

Top 10 Favorite Albums:

  1. KISS – Rock And Roll Over (1977)
  2. KISS – Creatures Of The Night (1982)
  3. Judas Priest – Defenders Of The Faith (1984)
  4. Queen – A Night At The Opera (1975)
  5. Iron Maiden – Powerslave (1984)
  6. Saxon – Wheels Of Steel (1980)
  7. Alcatrazz – No Parole From Rock’n’Roll (1983)
  8. Black Sabbath – Heaven & Hell (1980)
  9. Michael Schenker Group – Assault Attack (1982)
  10. W.A.S.P. – The Last Command (1985)

Best Concert Attended:
KISS – Reunion Tour (Boston, MA) – July 30, 1996

49 comments on “About

  1. hey im the same way, started in about 87 and have not stopped since. i love 80s metal mostly but i have alot of everything.

    check out my website!!!!


    • Great site – seen it advertised in record collector. I have been collecting since 1981 – now 37 – go to plenty of gigs and look forward to sharing memories and talk of metal

  2. Hi Dale,

    Great blog mate and like you I share the addiction for good hard rock music! Unlike you however its gotta be vinyl for me! I’ve really enjoyed reading the stuff here and have even ordered a copy of the Predator album… we appear to have a very similar taste in music so I look forward to hearing it!!!!

    regards from the UK


  3. Love thr website, metal rules, been a fan since the age of 13, now 32, it’s a state of mind!

    Check out my page dedicated to crossover San Francisco act MORDRED, who were years ahead of their time in the early ’90s.

  4. Hello!

    I was browing through your site and I had a good time reading some stuff that you wrote.
    I am also a collector from Brazil and it all began with Kiss in 1983, when they first played here.
    I wonder if you can indicate me some webshops and places that I can shop through the web after rock and roll and heavy stuff.
    Right now I am trying to finish my Hammerfall collection on cassetes tapes.
    Thanks a lot!

  5. Hey, nice Web site!!

    I just started a blog called Metal Man Speaks. I’m totally new to the game, so it’s pretty bare bones. I decided to send you a link because it looks like you know what you’re doing.

    There is some political stuff on the blog, but it wont be full of ideological screeds, etc. I just think that metal heads can and should be informed about political and cultural issues.

    A significant part of the blog will also be devoted to tattooing and other stuff. I’d really appreciate it if you paid a visit.

    Jon Hanemann

  6. I have a great idea to make your blog better! I was reading your blog and you have lots of flashbacks as to when you were a kid. Maybe if you put Flashbacks From My past or something like that?

  7. Omar – Thanks for the suggestions. I hope to have more memory posts in the future. I also want to update this page to give you all a better idea of who I am but that will take some time and I don’t have any extra right now, LOL!

    Please continue to visit the site and thanks for participating.

  8. I don’t know if you have it but I’ve got an original European Roadrunner cd release of “Dr. Mastermind – s/t” (RR 9605-2) that I’d be willing to sell if you’re interested. Let me know. I know this cd is a difficult cd to locate these days because I too used to be big into collecting …before I lost my entire cd collection to a house fire. :o( :o)


  9. Hey Steve…great site, have bookmarked you and look forward to visiting often. I am an old school metal head (44 yrs old) my first concert was
    KISS opener was Uriah Heap (75-76) The stage was made for the DESTROYER album. It looked like a castle and fog machines ran almost every other song. My best friends Dad took us and he had an expensive camera with a telaphoto lens. He took pictures down front and made copies for both of us. 90% of the pictures were just blurs cause he had just bought the lens but the two best shots were close ups of Gene spitting blood and he caught him blowing fire dead on. His face is orange from the fireball being so close and the flame is backed by the KISS sign lit up.Its amazing, since he was a grown man with this expensive camera ushers let him roam anywhere he felt like not like today where you show your ticket every 15 ft. Maybe a side bar of peoples favorite concert and why would be cool. This site is “Worth the Deuce”

    • Sorry, I am one who thinks marriage comes first, then kids. Using the same-sex marriage issue seems a pretty poor excuse; it woldun’t prevent any guests from enjoying THEIR day and if they really wanted to they could have had a destination wedding to a state that does permit gay marriage.

  10. came over to your site from The Hard Rock Hideout! Great job! I love the new Endeverafter. It’s all I’ve been listening to for about 2 days now.

    I’m a metalhead from the 80’s too. Just got Guitar Hero 3 and have been in heaven playing Metallica’s One and Iron Maiden’s Number of the Beast!!

    Keep rockin!

  11. Hey Steve,
    I’m a local near you and have the same musical interests. Big KISS fan – 37 and still into the music scene. I just picked up Kissology V3 and it’s awesome!!! One of the greatest DVD releases in the music biz! I also picked up Ratt – The Atlantic Years and Queensryche’s Take Cover cd.
    I keep reading on thei Endever band so I’m looking into them…KEEP ROCKING and great site!!! Where do you score your music from???

  12. Hey Steve,
    Just googling around & saw that you included my band Icarus Witch in your top releases for 2007! What a cool honor & judging from your top 10 favorite bands on this page, I can tell you really get where we’re coming from. I’m often asked in interviews what my favorite album of all time is & when I say Alcatrazz – No Parole From Rock ‘N’ Roll…well, you can sense a palpable air of surprise on the other line! haha. I’ll post your list on our myspace.com/icaruswitch page. Cheers!

  13. Hi! Would you consider featuring Normandy Guitars on the Blogs? They are currently endorsing:
     Kristy Rose, Still Fallen – Oxblood Red Anodized/Maple Neck; NG is creating a custom “Flying V” for her
     Mike Squires, Loaded – Chrome/Rosewood Neck
     David Catching, Eagles of Death Metal (EODM) – Chrome/Maple Neck
     Jesse “Boots Electric” Hughes, EODM – Black Anodized/Maple Neck
     Shawn Sonnenschien, Black ‘n’ Blue – two Chrome guitars/one with Maple neck and one with Rosewood neck
     Chriss Goss, Founder of Masters of Reality/Producer of Player of Smith & Pyle & Queens of the Stone Age – Army Green/ Maple Neck
     Daniel Davies, Year Long Disaster – Copper Plated/Rosewood Neck

    Also won best of show at NAMM in June! Thanks!

  14. Hey!
    Great blog! You have excellent taste in music, nice to meet a fellow Heavy Metal addict!
    Your reviews are very detailed and written in an informative but still entertaining way! Nice work!

    Metal forever!!

  15. Hey Steve. Really cool site. Just stumbled upon it for the first time this week. I am also from Rhode Island (Richmond). I have a web site (still in it’s infancy) about collecting metal & hard rock from 1980-1990. If you get a chance check it out: playitloudforever.wordpress.com

    Keep up the good work!

  16. hi. thanks for the INFO, and when there are new info about the metal band’s new album this year please send an email. thanks

  17. Love Scorpions, Maiden, Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Judas Priest, AC/DC.

    Just done a search for the most popular rock music blogs and you were number 1.

    Liked the write up on Uncle Sam, I was about 17 or 18 when that came out and was too embarrased to buy it plus I’d not heard of the band before then either.

    Keep up the good work.

  18. Hiya – some very worthy additions to your collection would be a couple of albums by the Aussie 70’s band Buffalo. They released 5 albums from ’72-’77, the best two being “Volcanic Rock” & “Only Want You For Your Body”. Checkit. Cheers.

  19. first off “GO STEELER’S” Most of the bands you guys are naming are almost all hair bands.What about Motorhead,Megadeath,3 inches of Blood, 5 FINGER DEATH PUNCH.KILLSWITCH ENGAGED,IN THIS MOMENT,and my fav. EXODUS & OVERKILL

  20. I heard iron maiden was going to do a reunion tour with paul dianno don’t know how true it is but if it happens ill be there..

  21. Your top 10 is ROCKING! I remember WASP playing The Troubadour in Hollywood back in the day and all the hype! Then watching them go onto Mega Metal Annihilation..No words for KISS and Maiden. Simply “The Shit”! Thanks for a cool page and taking the time to keep it all together. If you have a chance come have a look at my pages..ROCK!!

    • Hey hows it going, I came across your site searching for metal blogs. I just started one myself http://metalmick.blogspot.com/. I was pleased to see that you are from Rhode Island, I am from Warwick, and we have the same music tastes. I was also at the Schenker show at Showcase live in Foxboro. I read your review and I agree totally. It was a dream come true for me to see Schenker, and hope I can see him again. Anyways great site Keep up the good work.

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