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Travis The Dragon
05-01-2010, 02:05 PM
My vote goes to my dad who is 58. Some of his favorite bands include Queensryche, Dimmu Borgir, As I Lay Dying, In Flames, AC/DC, and Mushroomhead.

Crionics
05-01-2010, 02:11 PM
I'm placing a bet I'm the youngest on the board..I just turned 16

Travis The Dragon
05-01-2010, 02:44 PM
I'm placing a bet I'm the youngest on the board..I just turned 16

Cool. When it was up and running, there was one kid on Iron Maiden's official free forum who was 10. Also, when I saw As I Lay Dying here in Minnesota, they brought a kid who was about that age as well up on to stage and let him rock out and play air guitar for a few songs. That's really great of bands to do things like that.

SomewhereInTime72
05-01-2010, 03:33 PM
the 72 in my name is based on my year of birth.







which is 72 A.D.

TonyD
05-01-2010, 03:37 PM
I'm placing a bet I'm the youngest on the board..I just turned 16

I don't think so. But you're much more mature than a few of the other people here...

ravenheart
05-01-2010, 03:41 PM
Is this just a thread to pick on Nat? Because that's mean.

But also funny.

All I know for sure is I don't fit into any of those catagories.

ravenheart
05-01-2010, 03:41 PM
But you're much more mature than a few of the other people here...

Seconded.

Travis The Dragon
05-01-2010, 03:42 PM
the 72 in my name is based on my year of birth.







which is 72 A.D.

Well, I hope you're not the one who voted for "at least 70" because that's for age, not year of birth.

DethMaiden
05-01-2010, 03:45 PM
Well, I hope you're not the one who voted for "at least 70" because that's for age, not year of birth.

Do you really think we have 50+ year-olds on this board? Do you know any 50-year-olds who use internet message boards? Anyway, Eric and Nat are the old men in these parts.

Interestingly though, shouldn't there be somebody who was like a 30-year-old guy when the first Sabbath record dropped, loved it, and has followed metal ever since? Wouldn't they be 70 now? :lol:

es156
05-01-2010, 03:47 PM
I don't think that we have anyone who fits into these categories. I do know that Nat is not the oldest person here, but you can continue to make fun of him if you want to.

ravenheart
05-01-2010, 03:52 PM
Do you know any 50-year-olds who use internet message boards?

Yes.

Anyway, Eric and Nat are the old men in these parts.

Which one's Eric?

es156
05-01-2010, 03:52 PM
Do you really think we have 50+ year-olds on this board? Do you know any 50-year-olds who use internet message boards? Anyway, Eric and Nat are the old men in these parts.

Interestingly though, shouldn't there be somebody who was like a 30-year-old guy when the first Sabbath record dropped, loved it, and has followed metal ever since? Wouldn't they be 70 now? :lol:

Actually, Hot_Turkey_Ed and FE Maiden are both older than me. We have also had a few people register lately that are older than me but I don't think they have posted yet.

DethMaiden
05-01-2010, 03:53 PM
Which one's Eric?

Actually, Hot_Turkey_Ed and FE Maiden are both older than me. We have also had a few people register lately that are older than me but I don't think they have posted yet.

.

ravenheart
05-01-2010, 03:54 PM
But not the Eric who fronts Nasty Disaster, right?

Crionics
05-01-2010, 04:00 PM
Haha I'll take the maturity thing as a compliment :D, but anyone unnder 16, Show thyself!!

Derelict
05-01-2010, 04:05 PM
29. I use a walker

mankvill
05-01-2010, 05:25 PM
"How old are you? 20? 30?"

"Uh...not even close. I am 5000."

Maiden33
05-01-2010, 09:19 PM
29. I use a walker

:lol:

Blitzkrieg Witchcraft
05-01-2010, 09:55 PM
Then I must be ancient.

I'm 38. Went to my first metal concert in 1984. :rocker:

Natrlhi
05-01-2010, 11:23 PM
Is this just a thread to pick on Nat? Because that's mean.

But also funny.

I do know that Nat is not the oldest person here, but you can continue to make fun of him if you want to.

FUCK YOU ALL.

idrinkwine732
05-01-2010, 11:42 PM
FUCK YOU ALL.

You're young in spirit....:eyes:;)

JRA
05-02-2010, 06:50 AM
"How old are you? 20? 30?"

"Uh...not even close. I am over 5000."

fixed.

Also, Fe Maiden saw Led Zeppelin live in the 70's. I think that by definition makes him the oldest.

b_halperin
05-02-2010, 09:52 AM
Haha I'll take the maturity thing as a compliment :D, but anyone unnder 16, Show thyself!!

haha I am 14.

mankvill
05-02-2010, 09:57 AM
FUCK YOU ALL.

Early to finish, I was late to start
I might be an adult, but I'm a minor at heart
Go to college, be a man, what's the fucking deal?
It's not how old I am, it's how old I feel

Take your time
Try not to forget
(Nat) never will
(Nat's) just a minor threat

bt11763
05-02-2010, 09:57 AM
18, 19 july 10th same as Dio!!! :D

Sanitarium78
05-02-2010, 10:40 AM
I'll be 32 in August. I first go into metal back when I saw Metallica's video for "One" back in '88 or '89. I've been listening to metal longer than most of the regular posters here have been alive:eek: I don't think i'm that old but when compared to the age of a lot of the others here I actually am.

Crionics
05-02-2010, 10:42 AM
haha I am 14.

DAMNIT

Maiden33
05-02-2010, 10:45 AM
haha I am 14.

Jeez, and you've been here since 2008 sometime, were you really posting here when you were only 12 or 13?

DethMaiden
05-02-2010, 10:46 AM
Jeez, and you've been here since 2008 sometime, were you really posting here when you were only 12 or 13?

I joined the IMBB when I was 12. :D

ChildrenofSodom
05-02-2010, 10:48 AM
I'm 19, and on here as everywhere else in the world, no one gives a shit.

Maiden33
05-02-2010, 10:51 AM
I joined the IMBB when I was 12. :D

Yeah I think I joined right around the time I turned 13. For some reason it just seems weird now though, haha.

mastodon421
05-02-2010, 11:27 AM
I'm 18 so you can take me out of the running.

ravenheart
05-02-2010, 11:39 AM
Yeah I think I joined right around the time I turned 13. For some reason it just seems weird now though, haha.

Probably because it's full of 12 year olds ;)

rjturtle9
05-02-2010, 11:45 AM
This guy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOEp-xxqu3E

idrinkwine732
05-02-2010, 11:50 AM
This guy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOEp-xxqu3E

I aspire to be that man.

Sanitarium78
05-02-2010, 01:07 PM
This guy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOEp-xxqu3E

That is very cool. The more amazing thing is that metals roots didn't start until the mid to late 1960s. So that would've made this guy well into his 30s before he got into it. Not the usual age where you take on new musical tastes, so huge props go to him there as well. I'm not sure if i'll make it to that age but in another 35-40 years I can easily see myself as the old man down the street who rocks out to Iron Maiden:rocker:

ravenheart
05-02-2010, 04:52 PM
Yeah, it's cool that he got into it so late. I was late by normal standards. I was 17 and most 17 year olds have already made their stand for or against radio music by that point. And it wasn't even metal to begin with.

My basic path was Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Guns N' Roses, Deep Purple, Metallica (S&M), everything else. I then started paying attention to magazines like Classic Rock and Powerplay, got into W.A.S.P., Black Sabbath and a couple of others, quickly outgrew the use of magazines and that was it.

Metallica's 'S&M' was the big turning point. There was still an element of radio-friendliness to what I was listening to before that. Bon Jovi and Aerosmith I'd heard on the radio. Deep Purple were on TV adverts at that time and I tried a best of. Guns N' Roses I heard on the radio and went and bought 'Appetite For Destruction' on my lunch break on a part time job I was doing while at college. Then on another trip into town on my lunch break I tried Metallica on one of those listening posts in HMV. 'Of Wolf And Man', I think it was. That was the first time I really liked something heavy. My parents bought me that album, and I went from there. 'We Sold Our Souls To Rock N Roll' by Sabbath was another lunch time purchase. Then I fell in love with 'I Wanna Be Somebody' on a magazine cover CD. Turns out it was on there because W.A.S.P. had just released 'The Best of the Best', so I got that, and not long after got a cheap box set of 'W.A.S.P.', 'The Last Command' and 'The Headless Children'. And loved every second.

My uncle is a bit of a closet metalhead, although he likes plenty of other stuff too, more so these days, and when I was getting into Bon Jovi and Aerosmith, he tried me on Black Sabbath. His favourite album to this day is 'Never Say Die', and it's one of mine too. Now. But I hated it then. Just didn't like Ozzy's voice. But when I didn't like it, he tried me on 'Lock Up The Wolves' by Dio instead, which I loved. It's still one of my favourite Dio records. Around the time I was buying 'Classic Rock' and getting into W.A.S.P., Dio was about to release 'Magica', and 'Fever Dreams' appeared on the cover CD, along with '13 Years of Gried' by Black Label Society, 'Angel of Betrayal' by Spirital Beggars and a few other great tracks I've since bought the albums for.

My Dad knew I was absolutely loving that Dio track, and knew how much I'd be desperately trying to find 'Lock Up The Wolves' every time we went into a record store, and although he was initially against me getting into heavy rock music, he went out and spent 16 (currently $25) on 'Magica' for my 17th birthday. He had to go two towns over to find it in an independent record store because the nearest HMVs didn't have it. I played that thing non-stop. It's still my favourite Dio record.

After that 'Brutal Planet' by Alice Cooper appeared on a cover CD, and I was already a fan of 'Poison', so I got that. Loved it. A friend at college leant me 'The Best of The Beast' by Iron Maiden and 'Ace of Spades' by Motorhead. I didn't like Motorhead but kind of liked Iron Maiden, then heard 'The Wicker Man' and went straight for 'Brave New World', which I loved.

Then I started uni, had actual spending money, and started getting into more bands. I found Megadeth at that point, and AC/DC. Then Judas Priest, Rob Zombie, Halford's debut came out, someone introduced me to Dream Theater. I still loved that Black Label Society track, even though I couldn't get their albums at the time, then they released their live album, so I got that, then their next studio album the year after, '1919 Eternal', which was the first one with decent distribution in this country in 2001.

Got a few best ofs in that time. The Cult, Diamond Head. I read about Zakk Wylde playing for Ozzy and got 'No Rest For The Wicked', which is still my favourite Ozzy CD. I'm half way through uni by this point. I got Cathedral's new album at the time, 'The VIIth Coming', Slayer's 'Decade of Aggression', more Black Sabbath and AC/DC, Skid Row.

A local independent record store in my home town, which is gone now, started doing an endless 4 CDs for 20 section, which they kept re-stocking with more stuff, and I got a ton of stuff from that. Ozzy, Priest, Maiden, Sabbath, Steve Vai, Whitesnake.

To cut a very long story not-very-short, it's spiralled from there. My spending habits have grown with my money, and I don't expect it to stop until I can't afford it. And I'll afford it over a lot of other things.

So I expect to be just like that guy. But with a bigger collection. :light:

DethMaiden
05-02-2010, 05:05 PM
Yeah, it's cool that he got into it so late. I was late by normal standards. I was 17 and most 17 year olds have already made their stand for or against radio music by that point. And it wasn't even metal to begin with.

My basic path was Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Guns N' Roses, Deep Purple, Metallica (S&M), everything else. I then started paying attention to magazines like Classic Rock and Powerplay, got into W.A.S.P., Black Sabbath and a couple of others, quickly outgrew the use of magazines and that was it.

Metallica's 'S&M' was the big turning point. There was still an element of radio-friendliness to what I was listening to before that. Bon Jovi and Aerosmith I'd heard on the radio. Deep Purple were on TV adverts at that time and I tried a best of. Guns N' Roses I heard on the radio and went and bought 'Appetite For Destruction' on my lunch break on a part time job I was doing while at college. Then on another trip into town on my lunch break I tried Metallica on one of those listening posts in HMV. 'Of Wolf And Man', I think it was. That was the first time I really liked something heavy. My parents bought me that album, and I went from there. 'We Sold Our Souls To Rock N Roll' by Sabbath was another lunch time purchase. Then I fell in love with 'I Wanna Be Somebody' on a magazine cover CD. Turns out it was on there because W.A.S.P. had just released 'The Best of the Best', so I got that, and not long after got a cheap box set of 'W.A.S.P.', 'The Last Command' and 'The Headless Children'. And loved every second.

My uncle is a bit of a closet metalhead, although he likes plenty of other stuff too, more so these days, and when I was getting into Bon Jovi and Aerosmith, he tried me on Black Sabbath. His favourite album to this day is 'Never Say Die', and it's one of mine too. Now. But I hated it then. Just didn't like Ozzy's voice. But when I didn't like it, he tried me on 'Lock Up The Wolves' by Dio instead, which I loved. It's still one of my favourite Dio records. Around the time I was buying 'Classic Rock' and getting into W.A.S.P., Dio was about to release 'Magica', and 'Fever Dreams' appeared on the cover CD, along with '13 Years of Gried' by Black Label Society, 'Angel of Betrayal' by Spirital Beggars and a few other great tracks I've since bought the albums for.

My Dad knew I was absolutely loving that Dio track, and knew how much I'd be desperately trying to find 'Lock Up The Wolves' every time we went into a record store, and although he was initially against me getting into heavy rock music, he went out and spent 16 (currently $25) on 'Magica' for my 17th birthday. He had to go two towns over to find it in an independent record store because the nearest HMVs didn't have it. I played that thing non-stop. It's still my favourite Dio record.

After that 'Brutal Planet' by Alice Cooper appeared on a cover CD, and I was already a fan of 'Poison', so I got that. Loved it. A friend at college leant me 'The Best of The Beast' by Iron Maiden and 'Ace of Spades' by Motorhead. I didn't like Motorhead but kind of liked Iron Maiden, then heard 'The Wicker Man' and went straight for 'Brave New World', which I loved.

Then I started uni, had actual spending money, and started getting into more bands. I found Megadeth at that point, and AC/DC. Then Judas Priest, Rob Zombie, Halford's debut came out, someone introduced me to Dream Theater. I still loved that Black Label Society track, even though I couldn't get their albums at the time, then they released their live album, so I got that, then their next studio album the year after, '1919 Eternal', which was the first one with decent distribution in this country in 2001.

Got a few best ofs in that time. The Cult, Diamond Head. I read about Zakk Wylde playing for Ozzy and got 'No Rest For The Wicked', which is still my favourite Ozzy CD. I'm half way through uni by this point. I got Cathedral's new album at the time, 'The VIIth Coming', Slayer's 'Decade of Aggression', more Black Sabbath and AC/DC, Skid Row.

A local independent record store in my home town, which is gone now, started doing an endless 4 CDs for 20 section, which they kept re-stocking with more stuff, and I got a ton of stuff from that. Ozzy, Priest, Maiden, Sabbath, Steve Vai, Whitesnake.

To cut a very long story not-very-short, it's spiralled from there. My spending habits have grown with my money, and I don't expect it to stop until I can't afford it. And I'll afford it over a lot of other things.

So I expect to be just like that guy. But with a bigger collection. :light:

:fist: That's a fairly complex personal history with metal, and not through the usual channels necessarily.

My first metal song was "The Number of the Beast" on Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4. My first metal album was The Number of the Beast which I bought immediately after hearing said first metal song. From there, I got into Queensryche, Sabbath, Priest, Megadeth, Metallica, Dio, Slayer, and oddly, Blind Guardian within the first few months of being a metalhead. Eventually (maybe a year later) I heard "Slaughter of the Soul," bought that album, and got into extreme metal. All downhill from there, as it were, and I have no intentions of ever turning back. :horns:

Indestructible
05-02-2010, 05:11 PM
I may not be the oldest one here in age but i sure act older than mostly all of you.

DethMaiden
05-02-2010, 05:12 PM
I may not be the oldest one here in age but i sure act older than mostly all of you.

It's times like these that I wish you were just the greatest troll ever and not the worst poster ever.

ravenheart
05-02-2010, 05:37 PM
I may not be the oldest one here in age but i sure act older than mostly all of you.

:lol::lol::lol::tp::lol::lol::lol::lol:

SomewhereInTime72
05-02-2010, 05:47 PM
I may not be the oldest one here in age but i sure act older than mostly all of you.

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/7500/1245082165870.jpg

b_halperin
05-02-2010, 06:17 PM
I may not be the oldest one here in age but i sure act older than mostly all of you.

:D

IrritatedTrout
05-02-2010, 08:14 PM
I may not be the oldest one here in age but i sure act older than mostly all of you.

I love you.

idrinkwine732
05-02-2010, 08:22 PM
I may not be the oldest one here in age but i sure act older than mostly all of you.

Unintentional trolling at its best.

MPF
05-02-2010, 08:51 PM
21 here, 22 in August.

Maiden33
05-02-2010, 09:03 PM
For the record: Nothing makes you appear less mature and "older" than posting, telling about how much more mature and old you act. If it was true, it wouldn't need to be said.

bt11763
05-02-2010, 10:09 PM
not gonna lie, i'm a little upset that no one is as excited that i have the same birthday as dio as i am :finger: :D

Natrlhi
05-03-2010, 05:49 AM
For the record: Nothing makes you appear less mature and "older" than posting, telling about how much more mature and old you act. If it was true, it wouldn't need to be said.

This.

Crionics
05-03-2010, 10:11 AM
not gonna lie, i'm a little upset that no one is as excited that i have the same birthday as dio as i am :finger: :D

I'm the same height as Dio :D

bt11763
05-03-2010, 01:11 PM
I'm the same height as Dio :D

brother! :party:

ravenheart
05-03-2010, 03:12 PM
I'm the same height as Dio :D

:lol: Me too!

:eyes:

Crionics
05-03-2010, 04:21 PM
Yass we all have summin in common with Mr. Dio!