RalphSd saidSomething you reminds me of me, me all the same, except that I have not played in a local group, but plan to do so soon
It is a very broad question!
I grew up listening to Iron Maiden…and Metallica…the nostalgia evey song of them has such memories of my early teenage years!
Then My style chifted to Death Metal and been a huge fan of Children of Bodom, I was the lead guitarist in a local band.
Then my style became more progressive…and I started listening to Dream Theater, Symphony X and Opeth….After that phase I started listening to some Steve Vai, Satriani.
And now I maintained the last phase with some oldies and soft rockIll only listen to death metal again if I want to refresh some old memories, cant stand the growling/screeching anymore! hehe
Nice! Well if you have an opportunity then surely go for it! I stopped because nothing other than wasting time came out of it, or at least thats how it is in Lebanon. We used to earn 100$ per gig and that is divided by 6 . And that is the average wage per gig in Lebanon. We really had/have a bad Metal scene over here + People over here will regard you as Satan Worshipers hehe..
A huge prog metal fan here but my favorite band is Dream Theater. Currently listening: Sonata Arctica, Nightwish (only w/ Tarja), Tarja Turunen (Act 1), Stratovarius, Opeth, Symphony X, Hammerfall, Seventh Wonder.
I recently started listening to Stratovarius, I really liked them