The Metal Hour

Daanish Rizwan

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A showcase of songs from metal's many sub-genres and interviews from it's artists.

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Daanish Rizwan

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The Metal Hour


I'm an Eagle Scout and in a progressive death metal band. I've been a music nut since 6th grade and go out to shows at least once a month. My plan is to keep music in my life, whether I'm performing, promoting, producing, or surrounded by it. I can also cook pretty decently.


Since the age of 12 I've been interested in heavy music. It began with heavy movie scores and kinda developed from there. Video games also pushed me into heavier music. I grew up on Dream Theater, Avenged Sevenfold, Rob Zombie, Motorhead, and All That Remains. I then started wandering into death metal and black metal and eventually circled back around to progressive music, particularly djent. But I still have a wide range of influences. I also like classical, prog rock, ambient, avant-garde, and noise.