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Name: Kim van der Wal

Kim This journalist is no longer part of the Lords of Metal team.

I am Kim van der Wal, 27 years old and I live in the south of The Netherlands. Working for Lords of Metal since August 2007. Why writing for Lords of Metal? Because I want to share my passion and musical preferences (gothic, gothic-metal, wave, doom and folk metal) by writing reviews for Lords of Metal. Since the last 10 years I have been listening mainly to Gothic (-metal) and I am very active in searching for new unknown andpromising bands (particularly in Eastern Europe). So expect some pearls tocome out from the big deep sea!

Very cliche ;) my biggest hobby is music, expressing this in the following ways: listening to music, visiting a lot of concerts and festivals, concert photography, my website (, being a volunteer at the Goudvishal venue and writing for Lords of Metal. In daily life I am a nurse at a hospital and a photographer, besides making bandphotos I also take a lot of portraits. Some more passions of mine: Egypt, Greece, Art, History, Travelling, Philosophy, Psychology, Mountains, Wine, Art House Movies and Fantasy. In between these occupations I am still trying to breathe and spendsome time with my boyfriend :-)

Top 5 CD lijst ever:
1. The Gathering - How to Measure a Planet?
2. Cranes - Loved
3. Gaate - Iselilja
4. Lacrimas Profundere - Filthy Notes for Frozen Hearts
5. My Dying Bride - The Angel and the Dark River

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