I found out about the better music out there when I was in 7th grade and someone showed me Rob Zombie, who became my favorite vocalist. At first it scared me listening to the introductions of the songs that talked about cannibalism, butchering people and all those types of disgusting things, but it was different, and I knew that I needed more of it. My favorite bands are pretty hard to choose because I love so much of what is going on right now. I am in love though with the Massachusetts scene, Killswitch Engage, All that Remains, Unearth, Lamb of God, they are all amazing. I'm hooked on metalcore in general, Miss May I, Feed Her To The Sharks, August Burns Red, but I also love bands with badass women in them like Arch Enemy, IWreastledABearOnce, The Agonist, Kittie, Otep etc. because they are an inspiration for how powerful us women can be in the metal community.
As an inspiring actress and model, I also share the love for heavy metal music. I have also been in and out of a few different heavy metal bands as a clean vocalist since 2008. I became a part of this journey in May of 2011 when I ended up stumbling across a Craigslist ad that was asking for a co-host for an on-line heavy metal radio show. Interested in a new opportunity, I emailed the person who had posted it. He had told me that he had already found someone, but after talking to him for almost an hour, he told me that it would be nice to have me on board with a female's perspective. I had always wanted to try radio (one reason being because I didn't have to worry about the way I looked because no one would be filming, and two, to add to my resume) After a couple of months though, the original show that I was doing lost its founding talent and left me on my own.
Seeing the potential that it could be, I decided it was in best interest to keep the show going. I had no idea how I was going to do it at the time, but I wasn't about to give up. I started contacting bands and asking them to come on and for a couple of months, I was on my own. Now bands from all over the Midwest join us every week to discuss their music, play their tracks and help rebuild the local and unsigned scene.
It was important for The Metal Experience to continue because I saw how much people were enjoying it, and the chance for bands that needed to be heard, to have their music played. It was even better when Luco Blaze joined the show because there was finally another person who shared the same vision I have and is willing to put themselves out there just as much to make a difference. We went through a rough patch when we had to change the name, but with that, we became more structured as a show, and I feel that we became more professional with how we approach things.
All I see is The Metal Experience continuing to grow and becoming something more than I could ever dreamed of. I have been so lucky to have the support from the scene, from the bands who constantly want to come on to promote, to those that want us involved in their projects, for being able to put together awesome shows, and for those that pushed me to keep going with this. So Thank You All for your support, love, and for listening to us as much as you can. It means the world to me that people enjoy what we are doing, and we're not going anywhere.