Name: Ruben Borger
This journalist is no longer part of the Lords of Metal team.
Rock and Metal has been my major influence from the cradle to who I am now. Yes, I was that child that took Rammsteins ï¿½Reise, Reiseï¿½ with him to school on Fridays. The child that invited friends over and then happily put on Primal Fears ï¿½Jaws of Deathï¿½. With a metal fanatic father and uncle, the roots of my being are buried deep into the heavy metal soil.
At first I started with, my personal best albums, ï¿½Brave New Worldï¿½ and ï¿½Dance Of Deathï¿½ by Iron Maiden. But then I went to high school and there I absorbed all sorts of musical influences. From Kamelot and Nightwish to Machine Head, Metallica, Mï¿½torhead and AC/DC (and Airbourne). My first concert was at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam. I went there to see Nightwish with Anette Olson as their singer. The tour came right after the ï¿½Dark Passion Playï¿½ album and for me it was amazing! Looking back on the album and the concert, it was terrible and I havenï¿½t listened to the album ever since. That makes it hard nowadays as an objective listener! Until now I havenï¿½t changed! I listen to a lot of new stuff, process it and then try to broaden my horizon even more. Thatï¿½s the way I roll people!