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Name: Henk

Henk It was in 1979. A little guy with his parents watches the Dutch music show TopPop on tv. From that moment on, his life will change dramatically. A band called KISS scores a world hit with 'I Was Made For Lovin' You ' that year and that's not going to go unnoticed to the little Henk (and his whole family). From that moment on, one after another KISS LP is bought. As music is very important during his childhood, an instrument must also be chosen. Of course, that's the most cool instrument out there, the drum set. In the early 1980s, Henk became interested in bands like Iron Maiden and Dio. LP's one could lend from the public library to tape them at home. Later in puberty there were of course the big four, Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth.

For Lords Of Metal I am writing about all kinds of metal after having reacted to the hard rock / AOR vacancy. Since I can appreciate a lot of different rock and metal, the thrash, power and heavy metal releases also find their way to my (digital) mailbox. In addition to writing for Lords Of Metal, I work for a large Swedish furniture giant and also coach a junior American Football team. I am happily married to Paula with who I have two sons, Jeffrey and Tim. Both, big rock and metal enthusiasts with whom I regularly go to concerts.

Favorite bands:

KISS, The Dead Daisies, Sabaton, Alter Bridge, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Stone Sour, Slipknot, Europe, Whitesnake, Bon Jovi, Suicidal Tendencies, Monster Truck and many many more!

Contributions this month


Soldiers Of Solace-We Are Immortal
Thobbe Englund-The Draining Of Vergelmer
Spartan Warrior-Hell To Pay
Desolation Angels-King
Armored Dawn-Barbarians In Black
Myles Kennedy-Year Of The Tiger
Dusk Of Delusion-(F)unfair
Fist-Back With A Vengeance
Hellanbach-The Big H: The Hellanbach Anthology
Henry Metal-War In Heaven
Owl Maker-Paths Of The Slain
Eliminator-Last Horizon
St. Elmo's Fire-Evil Never Sleeps
Children Of The Reptile -The End
Dead City Ruins -Never Say Die
Cult Of The Fox-By The Styx
Ascendant-A Thousand Echoes
Stormwolf-Howling Wrath
Gianluca Magri-Reborn
Thrust-Harvest Of Souls
Black Cyclone-Death Is King
Gatekeeper-East Of Sun
Sense Of Fear-As The Ages Passing By...
Mind Patrol-Against All Predictions
Madhouse-Metal Or Die
Crystal Tears-Decadence Deluxe
Airborn-Lizard Secrets
Evil-Lÿn-Disciple Of Steel
Forged In Blood-Forged In Blood
Architects Of Chaoz-(R)evolution
Injector-Stone Prevails
Born From Lie-New World Order Part 1
Tortuga-When The Shit Hits The Fan
Daylight Silence-Threshold Of Time
Tremonti-A Dying Machine
The Heretic Order-Evil Rising
Sinsid-Mission From Hell
Necrytis-Dread En Ruin
Falcun-Kingdom Come
Iron Hunter-Mankind Resistance
Centauro-Daño Colateral
Haunt-Burst Into Flame
WitchFyre-Grimorium Verum
Zero Down-Larger Than Death
Hitten-Twist Of Fate
Dream Patrol-Phantoms Of The Past
Sage-Anno Domini 1573
Last Pharaoh-The Mantle Of Spiders
Hammer King-Poseidon Will Carry Us Home
Tantric-Mercury Retrograde
Road Warrior-Power
Skull Fist-Way Of The Road
Razgate-Welcome Mass Hysteria
Below 7-Crashing Down
Overdrivers-She's On Her Period
Warrel Dane-Shadow Work
Dire Peril-The Extraterrestrial Compendium
Flight-A Leap Through Matter
Frozen Land-Frozen Land
Stins-Through Nightmares And Dreams