Born in 1958, I fell in love with the sound of the electric guitar in the mid 1960s when I heard the intro riff of ,,Satisfaction’’ from The Rolling Stones. A decade later I started collecting albums and in 1980 I was, by coincidence, present at the founding of the Dutch rock/metal magazine Aardschok. From 1980 on I have been writing for Aardschok for about 10 years. First in the early 80s and later from August 2006 to March 2013. In 1981 I founded a hard rock/ metal pub in youth center Dynamo in Eindhoven the Netherlands and have been playing the music there for about 15 years. Around 2009 I seriously started to discover (technical) death metal and black metal. Especially technical death metal and black metal from the UK and Eastern Europe make me very happy. I hope I can inform you about the more extreme metal genres here on HeadBangers LifeStyle. Welcome to the dark side!