Name: Frank Dieters
This journalist is no longer part of the Lords of Metal team.
When I was a four-year ï¿½old toddler, I got my dads old (green!) LP-player and some worn down LPï¿½s for Christmas. The life in our small apartment building never went back to the way it was before. The music of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Deep Purple, AC/DC, Black Sabbath and Ram Jam loudly filled the small bedroom. If I had gotten a dime for each time my parents shouted, ï¿½Can you put that noise down?ï¿½ or ï¿½We have neighbors you know!ï¿½, I had been a millionaire by the age of nine. During the remains of my youth I listened to almost everything as long as it had guitar riffs in it. I still remember being blown away when I first heard ï¿½Prowlerï¿½ of the LP ï¿½Iron Maidenï¿½ and later ï¿½The Warningï¿½ of Queensryche.
Now, Iï¿½ve grown older (and sometimes wiser) and I have developed into a genuine metal and rock carnivore. From powermetal to punk/ cross-over, from industrial to gothic and from Stonerrock to vikingmetal, itï¿½s all my cup of tea. As long as it isnï¿½t to extreme (and it rarely is) I listen to it.
One thing remained unchanged throughout the years, the love for good olï¿½ vinyl! I said it many times already and I will say it again: the sound of, for example, ï¿½Live After Deathï¿½ of Iron Maiden is much better coming from vinyl than from a CD. And if that doesnï¿½t convince you: just look at that outstanding LP cover with those details. You canï¿½t compare that to a small CD booklet, now can you?
Besides listening to music, until recently Iï¿½ve been active in putting concerts together. To be short, listening to CDï¿½s and demos, going to concerts and review bands is in my blood. Therefore I didnï¿½t have think twice, when I got the opportunity to work at LoM.