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ABOUT ME

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Hello Metalheadz!!! My name is Mario van Dooren, i'm a 52 year old short-haired headbanger from Berkel Enschot (nearby Tilburg), The Netherlands.
This site is made to show the Metal Maniacs around the world what my interests in Hardrock/Heavy Metal are. It was about 1980 when I first came in real contact with Heavy Metal Music. I saw Motorhead on a TV special and I was lost..... Since that time I'm still looking forward for all kind of hardrock/metal bands and....Motorhead still is my favourite LIVE band.
While I spend so much time and energy in going to concerts & bying CD's i never had the need to play an instrument on my own. It was about 1993 when I started a rehearsal room behind my house (in Tilburg). Because of problems with some neighbours I stopped this after 2 years. During that time I met several local bands and became their sound technician during live performances. In 2001, I also stopped mixing live-gigs because my daily job asked to much time and energy....I still miss it.... I'm glad that this website brings back old memories....and old friends/musicians....

These days im filling my sparetime with maintaining this website which has grown to a pretty popular webzine during the last years. I also work as metal-DJ in local metal-venues like Little Devil & 013, both in Tilburg. I've been co-organiser for the Tilburg Headbangers Fest for 2 years (2006 & 2007) and since 2007 I also organise my own "Mario's Metal Meetings & shows"......

During the last years I did business with bands like: MILKMAN (NL), METHUSALEM (NL), RED DRAGON (NL, Reunion show), MYSTERY BLUE (France), PENTACLE (NL), FIRST AID (Germany), GUN BARREL (Germany), HYADES (Italy), CRUSTACEAN (NL), INNERWISH (Greece), DOUBLE DIAMOND (Belgium), IMPERIOUS REX (USA), DREAMLAND (Sweden), DIVINE RUINS (USA), RAM (Sweden), POWERVICE (NL), RAVEN (UK), COURAGEOUS (Germany), ARCTIC FLAME (USA), SHADOWKEEP (UK), WOLF (Sweden), VICIOUS RUMORS (USA), CHAOS ASYLUM (NL), GAE BOLGA (Belgium), METHEDRAS (Italy), DECADENCE (Sweden), HATCHERY (Germany), SANITY'S RAGE (Belgium), ACROSTICHON (NL, Reunion show), HOLY MOSES (Germany), THE DUST CONNECTION (NL), CIRRHA NIVA (NL), GASKIN (UK), POWERSTROKE (Belgium), AFTER ALL (Belgium), PHANTOM X (USA), REVIVER (NL), MOTHER OF SIN (NL), MARTYR (NL), GUNSLINGER (UK), PICTURE (NL), WRECKING CREW (NL), LORD VOLTURE (NL), CONQUEST OF STEEL (UK), PERSISTENSE (NL), ANGER AS ART (USA), BITCH (USA), Z.O.D. (NL), NEIL TURBIN'S DEATHRIDERS (USA), SHADOW ALLIANCE (NL), IRON FATE (Germany), DRAGONSFIRE (Germany), LONEWOLF (France), MAGNETRON (NL), X-TINXION (NL), BLIKSEM (Belgium), RAIN (Italy), FIRE FORCE (Belgium), ANGUS (NL), TOKYO BLADE (UK), GITARON (Belgium), P.P.T.A (NL), SUN CAGED (NL), THE PHOENIX PROJECT (USA/Italy), BURN (NL), JAGUAR (UK), CONTRAST (Germany), SEITA (Brasil), WARBRINGER (USA), SKULLSUIT (NL), DESTITUTION (NL), SPIDKILZ (Italy), EVIL INVADERS (Belgium), TYRANEX (Sweden), GLORIA VICTIS (NL), POWERIZED (NL), SPLIT HEAVEN (Mexico), ASGARD (Italy), AVENGER (UK), TYSONDOG (UK), ELVENSTORM (France), RAMPART (Bulgaria), ALEX MASI (USA/Italy), PREDATORY VIOLENCE (Germany), THE DEVIL'S 3rd (NL), ATTIC (Germany), SCREAMER (Sweden), SLAUGHTER MESSIAH (Belgium), DIE HARD (Sweden), DEEP MACHINE (UK), THE ORDER OF CHAOS (Canada), IRON KNIGHTS (UK), REBELSTAR (NL), GIRLSCHOOL (UK), SYSTEM OVERTHROW (NL), AYSCOBE (Germany), METRUM (Austria), BLITZKRIEG (UK), ATTACKER (USA), SAVAGE MESSIAH (UK), ABSOLVA (UK), SEVENTH SEAL (NL), RUTHLESS STEEL (Greece), BLACK KNIGHT (NL), TYGERS OF PAN TANG (UK), STRIKER (Canada), DISQUIET (NL), PROJECT PAIN (NL), VARISCYTHE (NL), VENGEANCE (NL), STORMWARRIOR (Germany), WISDOM (Hungary), MAJESTY (Germany), MANIAC FORCES (NL), VILLAINY (NL), PREMATORY (Belgium), DEAD HEAD (NL), NICK HELLFORT (Germany), CHAINSAW (NL), NIGHT DEMON (USA), AXXION (Canada), JAVELIN (Germany), CAGE (USA), HAMMERED (NL), ULTRA VIOLENCE (Italy), GAME OVER (Italy), CONDITION CRITICAL (USA), RAZEND (NL), TOXIK (USA), THE COVERING (NL), WIZARD (Germany), VORTEX (NL), KILLER (Belgium), THUIG (NL), SILENXCE (NL), SAD IRON (NL), M:PIRE OF EVIL (UK), VENATOR (NL), LIZZY BORDEN (USA), SCENE X DREAM (Germany), ANVIL (Canada), AFTER CHAOS (NL), BULLETRAIN (Sweden), THE ROADKILL (Norway), WARRIOR SOUL (USA), CRYPTOPSY (Canada), HIGH SPIRITS (USA), MASTERS OF DISGUISE (Germany), OMEN (USA), PAST THE FALL (UK), PIRANA (Mexico), DESECRATOR (Australia), HIRAX (USA), AIR RAID (Sweden), THE FILTHY EWOKS (NL), DAMNED PILOTS (Italy/Belgium), THE MENTORS (USA), PRAYING MANTIS (UK), STRYDEGOR (Germany), FINAL DEPRAVITY (Germany), HELGRIND (UK), CASTLE (USA), WARCKON (Belgium), CARONTE (Italy), SHE'S GOT BALLS (Germany), JACKAL (NL), INCINERATE (Belgium), OVERRULED (NL), RELENTLESS (USA), SODOMIZER (Brasil), DEATH DEALER (USA), SPEED QUEEN (Belgium), HATE DOT COM (Germany), EXUMER (Germany), DRAKKAR (Belgium), GUILTY AS CHARGED (Belgium), SPELLCASTER (USA), FLOTSAM & JETSAM (USA), DESOLATOR (UK), CRISIX (Spain), NERVOSA (Brasil), SEETHING AKIRA (UK), MORDRED (USA), NOCTUM (Sweden), STEELWING (Sweden), MISANTHROPIA (NL), NATTAS (Sweden), BLOODROCUTED (Belgium), IZEGRIM (NL), THE GREAT BLUES JUNKIES (NL), VANDERBUYST (NL, farewell shows), VIOLENTOR (Italy), TURBOCHARGED (Sweden), SLAUGHTBBATH (Chile), BRUTAL OBSCENITY (NL), LICH KING (USA), EXORCISM (Germany), LUCIFERICON (NL), INTERMENT (Sweden), HOBBS ANGEL OF DEATH (Australia), FREEDOM CALL (Germany), MOTÍRBLOK (NL), JESUS CRUSLER SUPERCAR (Sweden), ONE MACHINE (USA/UK), JEWEL (NL), VARDIS (UK), SATAN (UK), BURNING ROME (Italy), DIRKSCHNEIDER (Germany), SAVAGE MASTER (USA), LETHAL STEEL (Sweden), VANDALE (NL), STONE IN EGYPT (NL), HYPNOS (Sweden), THE DUTCH DUKE (NL), VEKTOR (USA), FENRIS (NL), ASSASSIN (Germany), .......AND SO ON......

To be continued.................

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Fav. Albums

Fav. Bands

Exciter - Heavy Metal Maniac VOIVOD
Motorhead - Ace of Spades MOTORHEAD
Voivod - Killing Technology JAG PANZER
Watchtower - Control & Resistance TOXIK
Power - Justice of Fire AGENT STEEL
Jag Panzer - Ample Destruction WATCHTOWER
Toxik - Think This THE DAYGLO ABORTIONS
Slayer - Show No Mercy LABYRINTH
Agent Steel - Sceptic Apocalypse WHIPLASH
Metal Church - Metal Church CONFESSOR
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Fav. Singer

Fav. Guitarplayer

Glenn Hughes -
Hughes/Turner, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, etc.
John Norum -
Europe, Dokken, etc.
Harry Conklin -
Jag Panzer, Titan Force, Satans Host
Terry Gorle -
Heir Apparent
Jorn Lande -
Ark, Jorn, Beyond Twilight, etc.
Joe Satriani
Allan Tecchio -
Hades, Power, Non Fiction, Watchtower
Vinnie Moore
James Rivera -
Helstar, Destiny's End , Seven Witches
Chuck Schuldiner -
Death, Control Denied
John Cyriss -
Agent Steel
Dave Meniketti -
Y & T
Roberto Tiranti -
Labyrinth
Chriss Broderick -
Jag Panzer
King Diamond -
Mercyful Fate, King Diamond
Joe Tafolla -
Jag Panzer
Wade Black -
Crimson Glory, Seven Witches, Tiwanaku, etc
Tommy Vetterli -
Coroner, Kreator
Russ Anderson -
Forbidden
Gary Moore -
Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore
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Fav. Bassplayer

Fav. Drummer

Steve Harris -
Iron Maiden
Rick Collaluca -
Watchtower
Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister -
Motorhead
Kirk Arrington -
Metal Church, Vanderhoof
Barend Courbois -
Vengeance, WCW, etc.
Dan Beehler -
Exciter, Beehler
Doug Keyser -
Watchtower
Michel "Away" Langevin -
Voivod
Jeff Cox -
Jaguar
Mikkey Dee -
Motorhead, King Diamond, Dokken
Steve diGorgio -
Death, Sadus, etc.
Pete Sandoval -
Morbid Angel, Terrorrizer
Glenn Hughes -
Hughes/Turner, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, etc.
Rob Reiner -
Anvil
Duke Erickson -
Metal Church
Curtis Beeson -
Nasty Savage, Havoc Mass
Joey Vera -
Armored Saint, Seven Witches, etc.
Joe Cangelosi -
Whiplash, Kreator
Phil Lynnot -
Thin Lizzy
Dennis the Menace -
Macabre
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