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Known by his comrades as "Hashman", Tommy Hash is Nashville's resident Metalhead,

I will never forget when I was in the grade school when I first heard Metallica, W.A.S.P., and Iron Maiden. There was a local college radio station that basically played nothing but metal all day long at the time, a far cry for a city known for being the capitol of the complete opposite type of music. I was completely blown away; hearing those bands were beyond anything I had heard at the time.

But I will never forget when the whole Seattle scene destroyed the Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Scene; it was heartbreaking, especially since I myself was ready to break out as a metal musician. Since then I have developed a keen respect in the fact that metal has remained a popular underground genre, and for those who says Metal is out, guess again. To me, Metal nowadays is bigger than it ever was in it's heyday, with so much more diversity, opportunities, and popularity. Metal will always rule, beyond what trends the mainstream, MTV, and the media in general say. Metal musicians have talent and can play their instruments, these bands are not conjured up by some major record company or told what to do and what to play, Metal bands play what they want to play and do what they want to do. Heavy Metal is music, not product! Heavy Metal is an attitude and a rude one and it scares the pants off of any mainstream act.

Hash holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Recording Industry from Middle Tennessee State University; He has interned and worked at various record companies in Nashville. Hash has also worked as a freelance music journalist for various webzines and magazines and has composed music for various independent films. He has also appeared on various college radio shows in the Nashville area.

Tommy Hash




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Comment by Yoni - Staff (Anonymous) - Sunday, May 11, 2003
Welcome foreign friend!

I'm not the only non-dane anymore!

Good luck with your writing - i'm anxious to begin reading! :)

Yoni Bashan


Comment by Speedman (Anonymous) - Sunday, June 29, 2003
Hey hashman, ryger du ogsĺ hash eller er det bare noget du lader som om?


Comment by Cid (Anonymous) - Tuesday, July 1, 2003
Just a comment on your review of the metal-rules.com Vol.I CD compilation:
"Other Cuts such as Jag Panzer's "Forsaken" appeared on their Dissident Alliance CD, while other bands represented on this CD are from all over the world."

Actually it was "Forsaken Child" that was on
Dissident Allicance. The track on metal rules vol. I is newly recorded! The song is a reworking of one their older songs.

:D



Comment by liegelord2@aol.com (Anonymous) - Tuesday, August 12, 2003
V.A. - "A RETURN TO FANTASY" (A Tribute To Uriah Heep)
Century Media Records
www.centurymedia.de

Street Date: August 18th 2003


To pay tribute to one of the biggest and most influential rock bands of the last decades a distinguished and diverse group of metal as well as rock bands and artists have added songs to "A Return To Fantasy" (A TRIBUTE TO URIAH HEEP) which was compiled with loving care. Not only a playing-time of 62:41 minutes, but also the beautiful artwork and an in-depth URIAH HEEP history will make the heart of every classic rock-fan beat a little faster.

Tracklisting:

1. Angel Dust (D) - "Easy Livin'" (only released as US bonus)
2. Narnia (S) - "Sunrise" (exclusive, previously unreleased)
3. Tad Morose (S) - "Rainbow Demon" (exclusive, previously unreleased)
4. Onward (US) - "Bird Of Prey" (exclusive, previously unreleased)
5. Liege Lord (US) - "Too Scared To Run" (feat. Joe Comeau and Paul Nelson Reunion)
6. Jack Frost (A) - "Lady In Black"
7. Nightingale (S) - "Stealin'" (exclusive, previously unreleased, feat. Dan Swanö!)
8. Lana Lane (US) - "Weep In Silence" (only available on Japanese compilation)
9. Vintersorg (S) - "Rainbow Demon"
10. Sacred Steel (D) - "Return To Fantasy" (exclusive, previously unreleased)
11. Easy Livin' (D) - "Circle Of Hands" (feat. members of Helloween, Gamma Ray etc.)
12. Freebase (UK) - "Suicidal Man" (exclusive, previously unreleased)
13. Metalium feat. Ken Hensley (D) - "Gypsy" (exclusive live version, feat. the former Uriah Heep keyboardist)

____________________________________
LIEGE LORD interviews available now through contacting this e-mail address!
Also visit:
www.liegelord.com
www.paulnelsonguitar.com


Comment by liegelord2@aol.com (Anonymous) - Tuesday, August 12, 2003
V.A. - "A RETURN TO FANTASY" (A Tribute To Uriah Heep)
Century Media Records
www.centurymedia.de

Street Date: August 18th 2003


To pay tribute to one of the biggest and most influential rock bands of the last decades a distinguished and diverse group of metal as well as rock bands and artists have added songs to "A Return To Fantasy" (A TRIBUTE TO URIAH HEEP) which was compiled with loving care. Not only a playing-time of 62:41 minutes, but also the beautiful artwork and an in-depth URIAH HEEP history will make the heart of every classic rock-fan beat a little faster.

Tracklisting:

1. Angel Dust (D) - "Easy Livin'" (only released as US bonus)
2. Narnia (S) - "Sunrise" (exclusive, previously unreleased)
3. Tad Morose (S) - "Rainbow Demon" (exclusive, previously unreleased)
4. Onward (US) - "Bird Of Prey" (exclusive, previously unreleased)
5. Liege Lord (US) - "Too Scared To Run" (feat. Joe Comeau and Paul Nelson Reunion)
6. Jack Frost (A) - "Lady In Black"
7. Nightingale (S) - "Stealin'" (exclusive, previously unreleased, feat. Dan Swanö!)
8. Lana Lane (US) - "Weep In Silence" (only available on Japanese compilation)
9. Vintersorg (S) - "Rainbow Demon"
10. Sacred Steel (D) - "Return To Fantasy" (exclusive, previously unreleased)
11. Easy Livin' (D) - "Circle Of Hands" (feat. members of Helloween, Gamma Ray etc.)
12. Freebase (UK) - "Suicidal Man" (exclusive, previously unreleased)
13. Metalium feat. Ken Hensley (D) - "Gypsy" (exclusive live version, feat. the former Uriah Heep keyboardist)

____________________________________
LIEGE LORD interviews available now through contacting this e-mail address!
Also visit:
www.liegelord.com
www.paulnelsonguitar.com


Comment by liegelord2@aol.com (Anonymous) - Tuesday, August 12, 2003
V.A. - "A RETURN TO FANTASY" (A Tribute To Uriah Heep)
Century Media Records
www.centurymedia.de

Street Date: August 18th 2003


To pay tribute to one of the biggest and most influential rock bands of the last decades a distinguished and diverse group of metal as well as rock bands and artists have added songs to "A Return To Fantasy" (A TRIBUTE TO URIAH HEEP) which was compiled with loving care. Not only a playing-time of 62:41 minutes, but also the beautiful artwork and an in-depth URIAH HEEP history will make the heart of every classic rock-fan beat a little faster.

Tracklisting:

1. Angel Dust (D) - "Easy Livin'" (only released as US bonus)
2. Narnia (S) - "Sunrise" (exclusive, previously unreleased)
3. Tad Morose (S) - "Rainbow Demon" (exclusive, previously unreleased)
4. Onward (US) - "Bird Of Prey" (exclusive, previously unreleased)
5. Liege Lord (US) - "Too Scared To Run" (feat. Joe Comeau and Paul Nelson Reunion)
6. Jack Frost (A) - "Lady In Black"
7. Nightingale (S) - "Stealin'" (exclusive, previously unreleased, feat. Dan Swanö!)
8. Lana Lane (US) - "Weep In Silence" (only available on Japanese compilation)
9. Vintersorg (S) - "Rainbow Demon"
10. Sacred Steel (D) - "Return To Fantasy" (exclusive, previously unreleased)
11. Easy Livin' (D) - "Circle Of Hands" (feat. members of Helloween, Gamma Ray etc.)
12. Freebase (UK) - "Suicidal Man" (exclusive, previously unreleased)
13. Metalium feat. Ken Hensley (D) - "Gypsy" (exclusive live version, feat. the former Uriah Heep keyboardist)

____________________________________
LIEGE LORD interviews available now through contacting this e-mail address!
Also visit:
www.liegelord.com
www.paulnelsonguitar.com


Comment by Harley Hashman (Anonymous) - Monday, September 22, 2003
just saying hi to a fellow Hashman


Comment by Dahman Salim (Anonymous) - Sunday, September 28, 2003
Hey hashman Thanks for all The Info. But Can I get An internship If Im still In High School and would getting one thid early Help me get jobs in the industry earlier than most



Comment by joe collins (Anonymous) - Friday, November 21, 2003
your suggestion on lyour review of Rush in Rio
that they played tom sawyer to 'get it out of the way' is ludicrous...obviously you have not been to any their last concerts (vapour trails, because had you, you would of found that it was tom sawyer that opened the show in all their tours, so 'tis was nothing different in their brazil gigs.


Comment by John (Anonymous) - Saturday, December 6, 2003
Thanks for the kind review of ther Agressor Say Your Prayers CD.. one thing though..... you misspelled the new band name.. it is actually MAGUS BEAST you have it as magnus


Comment by rofreason (Anonymous) - Wednesday, November 17, 2004
Supposedly to play the 2 secret videos on Visions of the Beast:

Falling Down video:
Insert Disc 1. Play "The Trooper" three times in a row to view the unreleased "Falling Down" video. Once the third time is over, sit back and let the DVD take over. If it does not activate in at least twenty seconds, try again.
Information in this section was contributed by Keithblazeknight.

The Troopers video:
Insert Disc 2. Play the song "Hallowed Be Thy Name" two times then song "Wasting Love" once. A special video of the song "The Troopers" will automatically play.
Information in this section was contributed by Franky.


Comment by Lee (Anonymous) - Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Nice site!


Comment by Michael (Anonymous) - Thursday, October 19, 2006
Hi! Thank You for a very good article!


Comment by Debbie Martin (Anonymous) - Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Tommy:

I have loved Heavy Metal Music for a very long time, and living in Charleston, South Carolina makes it difficult, when you are running a music store, bringing in bands, and you have to hear people say heavy metal is no more. That is not true. Nothing every destroyed heavy metal, because it cannot be destroyed. Music is circular in it's own way, and people get tired of pop, retro-pop, alternative, and yet there is nothing wrong with these other genres of music. Blues, Jazz, Classical, rockabilly, folk, Country, all have people who love these different styles, so for people to say that Heavy Metal was destroyed, and I don't mean this as disrespect to you and your take on it, as this is only my opionion, but I was one bummed out girl when the gut renching sound of heavy metal started to dim. I hung in there, and now, even here in Charleston, SC., when Megadeth played in the 80s, they played here a few weeks ago, and they kicked ass (can I say that?). The two metal bands that opened for them were also like freight trains on crack. The energy of the music was driving the crowd crazy.

At one time MTV played mostly Metal, it was great, now I can't really tell what they play, but whatever, I play my heavy metal albums and cds, and it is here to stay.

The energy is even stronger now, and of course is scares more than the pants off of people into mainstream music! Why? Because bring a Heavy Metal Band to town, and yes, they can play their instruments. Some people say that Heavy Metal puts down women. Oh really? That's a matter of opionion, and I find no insult in it. I've found more insult in other music genres than Heavy Metal, but won't go into that.

I have enjoyed reading your article, finding out about your diversified background. I hope you will keep writing,
playing Heavy Metal, because it is now in motion, and nothing can stop the juggernaut of Metal Music now.







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