Ryan Whitwell

Fan of live metal and photography. Since moving to London, my love of live music reached a point I wouldn’t have imagined possible a few years earlier. Whole subgenres of metal I never really knew about have come forth and shaken up my understanding of what metal is and what it can be. I’m also an aspiring photographer, so I can often be found with a camera in hand, trying to capture bands in various venues around London.

From: Essex

Preferred genres: Metal, stoner, doom, classic rock, blues

5 Favourite bands: Black Sabbath, Orange Goblin, Led Zeppelin, Truckfighters, Any bands with Chris Cornell in.

5 Favourite albums: Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath, Led Zep – IV, QotSA – Songs For The Deaf, Sleep – Holy Mountain, Grand Magus – Hammer of the North

Most embarrassing album owned: Space Jam OST

Favourite venues: Islington Academy, The Unicorn (Camden), Roundhouse (Camden), The Dev (Camden)

First gig: Rolling Stones, Wembley 1998 (Bridges to Babylon Tour)

Favourite gig: Turbowolf/Black Moth/Wet Nuns, The Garage, October 2012

Favourite drink: A hoppy session ale

Favourite food: The meatiest pizza on the menu

Social media links: facebook | flickr | instagram