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Jori

Name: Jori van de Worp

Jori I remember it as if it happened yesterday. Nope, no paradise by the dashboard light, but a rainy holiday In Luxembourg. I had just turned fourteen. A cd from a band called Savatage was put in the car head unit. At that moment my metal life started. So daddy and (step-)mommy, I thank thee! From that moment on, I started to explore the metal world in search for similar music that I liked, a search that brought me to commonly known names as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Manowar and so forth.

The years after, my musical tastes turned towards the power metal scene and I got hooked on the enchanting tunes by bands like Blind Guardian, Angra, Rhapsody and Gamma Ray. Visiting concert was not always easy from the province of Zeeland. I spent many moments on cold and deserted train stations after a gig and I regularly had to beg other visitors for a ride.

Nowadays, I am ‘old and wise’, I drive to concerts using my own car, I swapped the beaches from Zeeland for the forests of Gelderland and I earn my own living as a physics and chemistry teacher. My love for metal has not died though, but also here some things have changed. Next to heavy- and power metal, my speakers now also regularly produce thrash, prog, folk, sympho and also black metal. Trying to get me into death metal, nu metal and everything ending in ‘core’ will be a complete waste of your time.

Contributions this month

Reviews

Invisible Enemy-Diversity
Jacobs Moor-Self
Rumahoy-The Triumph Of Piracy
Novareign-Legends
Chris Bay-Chasing The Sun
Sebastien-Act Of Creation
Nordfrost-Ad Infinitum
Salem-Attrition
Öblivion-Resillience
Gonoreas-Minotaur
Leech-Cyanide Christ
Velvet Viper-Respice Finem
Hellavista-Robolution
Secret Illusion-Awake Before The Dawn
Mindwars-Do Unto Others
Kalmah-Palo
Evil Hunter-Evil Hunter
Powerized-The Mirror's Eye
Temperance-Of Jupiter And Moons
Robespierre-Garden Of Hell
War Of Thrones-Conflict In Creation
Seven Sisters-The Cauldron And The Cross
Speedclaw-Beast In The Mist
Gus G-Fearless
Kardinal Sin-Victorious
Drakkar-Cold Winter’s Night
Matterhorn-Crimes Of Man
Ragenheart-The Last King
Traitors Gate-Fallen
Nils Patrik Johansson-Evil Deluxe
Fantasy Opus-The Last Dream
Nereis-Turning Point
Vhäldemar-Shadows Of Combat
Missing Link-Lobotomized
Crossing Eternity-The Rising World
Dyecrest-Are You Not Entertained?
Wolfen-Rise Of The Lycans
MaterDea-Pyaneta
Stormzone-Lucifer's Factory
Melodius Deite-Episode III: The Archangels And The Olympians
Ratbreed-Evoke The Blaze
Null'O'Zero-Instructions To Dominate
Kormak-Faerenus
Dee Snider-For The Love Of Metal
Ivory Knight-Unity
Küenring-Küenring
Chris Caffery-The Jester's Court
Midnight Force-Dunsinane
Hopelezz-Stories Of A War Long Forgotten
Project Evil-Project Evil
Eunomia-The Chronicles Of Eunomia Part 1
Rhodium-Scream Into The Void
Various Artists-All For Metal V
Insignium-Infamie Und Urgewalt – Wenn Altes Sich Erhebt
Manimal-Purgatorio
Edguy-Kingdom Of Madness - Anniversary Edition
Manimal-Purgatorio
The Unity-Rise
Black Majesty-Children Of The Abyss
Black Viper-Hellions Of Fire
Stratovarius-Enigma: Intermission II
Vandallus-Bad Disease
Brainstorm-Midnight Ghost
Enterfire-Slave Of Time
Helsott-Slaves And Gods
God's Army-Demoncracy
Guardians Of Time-Tearing Up The World
Orion's Reign-Scores Of War
Dewfall-Hermeticus
Overruled-Hybris