Name: Sjoerd Meeldijk
This journalist is no longer part of the Lords of Metal team.
This stout fellow grew up with the likes of Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Genesis, Yes, Michael Schenker, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd and above all Rush. Besides these classics al lot of other bands influenced my personal taste later in life, like the NWOBHM and the well-known Symphonic bands. I still listen to the old shit, but also no more nowadys bands like Dream Theater, Aragon, Savatage, The Gathering, Marillion, Ayreon, Stratovarius and more.