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COLONEL ANGUS



COLONEL ANGUS

The year is 1975 and a much younger Colonel Angus (at that time Private First Class Angus) was exposed to Kiss Alive.  That album started me on the road to metal mayhem.  My early years consisted of nothing but Kiss but like all music fans, you can not live on Kiss alone.  A few years later I branched out to Thin Lizzy, Aerosmith, Blue Oyster Cult, Judas Priest, etc but it wasn’t until I heard Iron Maiden that I realized what my true calling in life was; to be a metalhead.  From that point on, I started buying and collecting all sorts of NWOBHM from Diamond Head to Tank to AIIZ to Vardis.  I loved it all.  Then in 1985, things changed again.  My friends and I went to see Venom, Slayer, and Exodus at the Aragon Ballroom.  This one event turned my attention to other more extreme types of music.  I consider myself lucky to have gotten the chance to see these genres of music unfold and be a part of it from the beginning.

Since those glory days, I haven’t really slowed down.  I still love all that music and more.  I still continue to go to concerts and I also photograph bands.  Some of my work can be found in not only on this site but on www.musicstreetjournal.com and www.69facesofrock.com.  I have also had a few pix published in a great Judas Priest book called “Heavy Metal Painkillers – An Illustrated History” by Martin Popoff.  Mine photos are in the Angels Of Retribution section.  Who knew Kiss would have had such an impact on my life?