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Luco Blaze - Host

    I have been a metal head from a young age. Growing up, I was listening to bands like AC/DC, Van Halen, Black Sabbath and Jimi Hendrix, thanks to my parents and from there, it kept progressing to heavier and more brutal metal. I'm probably the coolest person you will ever meet in your life. I'm super attractive, with tons of gray hair at the ripe age of 30. Huge Chicago Bears, Blackhawks and White Sox fan. Poops wayyyyy too much... but not enough. Also a professional professional and lover of Mexican food. I soon will conquer the world.

    I've been in the local metal scene since high school starting with my first punk/metal band "GOD AWFUL" where I was the vocalist. Unfortunately we never played any live shows, but we did have 5 original songs. Then moved onto punk band "THE BOMAGS" where I played bass and did backing vocals. That was the band where I did my first live shows (somewhere around 10). Third was punk/metal band "HOUR OF CRISIS" where I also did bass and lead vocals. I also started writing more music, and was the main lyricist and main writer of the music. Then was in a brutal metal band "AMONG THE FALLEN" as the lead vocalist, and wrote all my own lyrics. We played about 10 shows together.  Currently I am doing vocals for Chicago death metal band "The Forms They Take".    I also am a part of horror movie fanatics podcast called "Pinheads Of Horrorwith a few other metal folks who I have met because of this radio show.

    I joined The Metal Experience because Morgan was doing a terrible job by herself (JK). Truthfully though, I had been listening to the previous shows Morgan was doing, and I was curious about what being on the radio was like. So I went to a show with her to support a couple bands that had been on the show, and I asked her if she wanted my help. More like, forced her to take my help with doing the show when I spit on my hand and forced her to shake on it. It was the worst decision I ever made (JK again).

    I didn't think at first that the show would grow to what it has and I am very thankful for the opportunities we have gotten already. We've been able to meet some great people who are doing everything they can for the scene, made some awesome friends, heard some badass music and have heard some amazing stories.You can catch my segment "Hey, Look What I Found!" every Tuesday night on our show at around 9:30 pm, where I choose an unsigned band from anywhere outside of Illinois (where we broadcast from), and play their songs!!! This is a great opportunity we created for other unsigned bands that are obviously unable to come on our show in person because of distance, to have a chance to have their music be heard on our show.