Name: Dave Galbraith
How I came into Heavy Metal: Heard a Metal radio show on a local radio station, and after one show, started to record on tapes…first songs heard were IN FLAMES – “Ordinary Story”, BOLT THROWER – “No Guts No Glory”, FEAR FACTORY – “Resurrection”, SEPULTURA – “Territory”, MOTÖRHEAD – “Ace Of Spades”, SLAYER – “Dead Skin Mask”. I bought my first Metal album on holidays in Europe which was FEAR FACTORY’s “Demanufacture” from a little shop in Holland and I spun that disc forever and Metal had ensnared my body and soul.
First Metal CD ever bought: Fear Factory – Demanufacture
Most embarrassing CD in your collection: Well I have Take That – Nobody Else in my collection somewhere from when I got that when I was 11, but as for Metal CD, I would say SIX FEET UNDER – “Maximum Violence”. An album with only one good track isn’t worthy of being in the collection J
First Metal concert: SLAYER – November 10, 2001 in Montreal at the Metropolis. (there was a concert before that I went to in which FEAR FACTORY were supposed to play but they cancelled last minute so I had to watch PAPA ROACH and ALIEN ANT FARM L )
What did Metal teach me about life: Metal taught me to appreciate things that are not necessarily accepted by the greater society as a whole. It also taught me the value of not being prejudice to groups or individuals. I myself was guilty of that before and if you start a dialogue with someone for 5 minutes you can really discover most of the time they're just normal people who like to express themselves in the same way that people tend to stereotype them for. Most Metalheads I know are intelligent, open-minded, hard working people as opposed to slacker, drug-fiend, unemployed dirtbags like many people assume Metalheads are.
Most prized Metal possession? Tough call I would have to say either my B.C. Rich Beast guitar, or my collection of 4 IRON MAIDEN CDs with the recalled Eddie as the Canadian Mountie sleeves.
Band & previous band experiences:Well no current band projects, have had about 3 bands so far though most recent being one called DARKITECTURE, previous one called CLANDESTINE (we found out later that had been taken), and the first one was called ORACIIS
Instrumental talents: Guitar for about 4 years, saxophone for 3 years from ages 11-14
Favourite bands: Opeth, Nevermore, Children of Bodom, Nightwish, Death, Fear Factory, In Flames (well older material anyways) Slayer, Symphony X, Soilwork, Quo Vadis, At the Gates, Andromeda, Nonexist, Kreator, Lacuna Coil, Sepultura (again older), Exodus, Darkane, Kalmah, Mors Principium Est, Insomnium, Nightrage, Dew-Scented, Reclusion, Liva, Into Eternity, Iron Maiden, Lamb of God, Devin Townsend in all his forms (SYL, DTB, etc), Nihility, Iced Earth, Beyond the Embrace, Dark Tranquility, Lyzanxia, Amaran, the Haunted, Bloodbath, Ark, Dream Theater, Carnal Forge, Corporation 187, Tristania, Sirenia, Spiral Architect, Evergrey, Farmakon, Ephel Duath, Mastodon, Blind Guardian, Borknagar, Dimmu Borgir, Derek Sherinian, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Evanescence, Impaled Northern Moon Forest.
Least favourite bands: Six Feet Under, Experiment in Terror, A Legend Falls (local stuff from here), Burzum, Deicide, Eidolon, King Diamond, Destruction, Superjoint Ritual, Slipknot, Falconer, Hammerfall, Winter, Cradle of Filth, The Forsaken
Sound you'd like to have banned: The security alarms at work which go off far to often on their own and would shatter a dog's head while doing serious damage to humans.
Most overrated bands: Cradle of Filth, Six Feet Under, Burzum
Most underrated bands: Liva, Nihility, Lyzanxia, Reclusion, Into Eternity, Ephel Duath.
Most influential band: IN FLAMES. Once I heard “Colony” and then “The Jester Race” I was hooked on the melodic sound it not only got me into heavier Death Metal all those years ago, but it was also the influence for me to pick up a guitar 5 years ago.
Favourite musician:Mikael Akerfeldt
Favourite album cover: In Flames - The Jester Race
10 favourite albums:
In Flames - The Jester Race
An album that never gets boring for me and is perfect in my opinion for start to finish and the epitome of what a Melodic Death Metal album should be.
Fear Factory - Demanufacture
First Metal album purchased, and it never gets old on me, spin after spin it never wears thin.
Opeth - Still Life
My gateway to discovering OPETH, at first their sound was over my head but when I heard this album in its entirety for the first time, I was blown away and hooked, also a perfect album in my opinion.
Nightwish - Wishmaster
My first NIGHTWISH album and Tarja's voice was absolutely mesmerizing for me. I was spellbound by this album.
Tristania - Beyond The Veil
The best Gothic Metal album in existence. The composition of every song is a work of art in itself, and it is also very memorable for me.
Sepultura - Chaos A.D.
My 5th Metal album purchased and still gets frequent spins and was a decent album that led to my exploration of Death Metal.
Slayer - Seasons In The Abyss
First SLAYER album that got spun constantly over and over, always a big influence for my style of song writing which is Thrash.
Children Of Bodom - Tokyo Warhearts
A live album who's quality surpasses dozens of others and that has a setlist encompassing the best of COB's first 2 releases on one convenient disc. Lots of energy and this album gets spun to death.
Death - The Sound Of Perseverance
A soul lost too soon in Chuck Schuldiner (R.I.P.), DEATH was reaching a height for their musical ability and song writing with this album. Perfect Death Metal album.
Dream Theater - Scenes From A Memory
My gateway to Prog, great album from start to finish, excellent examples of what a group of talented and trained musicians can accomplish when they work together.
Favourite films: Gladiator, Braveheart, The Big Lebowski, Office Space, Fubar, Aliens, the Rock, Last of the Mohicans, Blackhawk Down, anything with Ah-nuld, any old crazy kung fu movies such as: Shaolin executioner, Five Fingers of Death, The Street Fighter, Fists of the Golden Monkey.
Favourite books: Gaunts ghosts series by Dan Abnett. Anything with Mack Bolan in it: Stony Man, The executioner, Phoenix Force, Able Team.
Favourite food: Pizza, New York steak in peppercorn sauce, Fettucine Alfredo, and of course KD and Alphagetti since the microwave is an inept cook's best friend ;)
Favourite drink: Coca Cola, A & W Root beer. I don't drink alcohol
Favourite smokes: Don't smoke cigarettes or anything else
Which song should be played at your funeral: Nightwish - Sleeping Sun
Idol(s): Chuck Schuldiner, Mikeal Akerfeldt, Warrell Dane, Devin Townsend, Jesper Stromblad, Micheal Romeo, Alexi Laiho, Johan Reinholdz, Fredrik Nordström.
Person you'd like to meet: Warrell Dane
Catchphrase: "My ass just got it's butt kicked"
Biggest thrill in life (so far): Seeing NIGHTWISH live in Montreal after waiting 3 years for them to come back to North America.
Goal in life: To either be in a band and tour, or own a production studio with my friend (Studio Trevman) and produce Metal albums. Make enough money to get by, but always do something that makes me happy and meet a special lady who can always keep me in good spirits no matter what (and that may already be covered ;) )
Secret: Unable to divulge that sort of information here since this is a public forum and they wouldn't be a secret anymore :)
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