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Full name:
S. Craig Zahler 
United States 
Favourite metal genre(s):

I am fifty percent of the doomy epic metal band Realmbuilder (signed to I Hate Records of Sweden) and also half of the death-tinged black metal outfit, Charnel Valley (whose two albums were released by Paragon Records).

My metallization started with the Paul DI'Anno-fronted Maiden, and was solidified for life by the time I saw Priest on the Painkiller tour, supported by Megadeth who had just released Rust in Peace.

In the 90s, I wrote a fanzine called The Ultimate Steel Dissector, which I stapled by hand, and was then hired to write for Metal Maniacs, where I contributed material up until it was shut down.

Some of my favorite bands are:
Blue Oyster Cult, Thin Lizzy, Manowar, Manilla Road, Black Sabbath, Reverend Bizarre, Immortal, Destroyer 666, Judas Priest, Lost Horizon, Angel Witch, Trespass, Emperor, Mayhem (Blasphemer-era), Morningstar, Summoning, Bolt Thrower, Necros Christos, DoomSword, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Yes and Triarii.

Some of my favorite albums are: Rust in Peace, Heaven and Hell, Mob Rules, Vol. IV (Sabbath), Rust in Peace, Secret Treaties, Spectres, Blue Oyster Cult, Open the Gates, Mystification, Battle Hymns, Kings of Metal, To Death and Beyond, II (Minotauri), Phoenix Rising, Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk, Estrangement, Red, Court of the Crimson King, Animals, Dark Side of the Moon, Drama (Yes), Angel Witch, So Long...Suckers, Grave Damnation, For Those Once Loyal, Muse in Arms, Exile (Triarii), Human After All, Fire Down Under, Defenders of the Faith and Painkiller.