If you could only listen to one album for the rest of your life, what would it be?
AS: Helloween's "Walls of Jericho."
Favorite song to dance/rock out to when you think no one's watching?
AS: Elvenking's "Disappearing Sands."
If you were in a band, what would it be called, and what kind of music would you play?
AS: Well, I am already in a band called Teratoma and we play melodic death/thrash metal. But if I could be in another band, we would be called Targaryen Plague and we would play atmospheric doom/death metal infused with electronic and European folk melodies.
Theme song during Ivies?
AS: Korpiklaani's "Wooden Pints."
If you could meet any musician, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
AS: Shane MacGowan of The Pogues because he is the only person to fall into both categories. Also, he clearly has gone through a myriad of amazing and turbulent experiences in his life, all of which are reflected in his music, and you know by the intonations in his voice that he really feels what he sings.
Best new music you've heard lately?
AS: Swallow the Sun's "Plague of Butterflies."
If you could time travel back to any musical period, where would you go and why?
AS: I would go to Norway in the late 80s/early 90s and go to some truly brutal black metal shows featuring musicians who are now either incarcerated or dead (there are quite a few of each).
Bands/musicans who have most influenced your musical taste?
AS: Helloween, Elvenking, Amorphis, Emperor, Swallow the Sun, Children of Bodom, Sonata Arctica and The Pogues.
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