Byron Roberts (Bal-Sagoth)

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Gender Male
Industry Arts
Location United Kingdom
Introduction Vocalist/lyricist/originator of the symphonic extreme metal band Bal-Sagoth. Byron originally hails from Sheffield in Yorkshire, England, and also spent many years in Ontario, Canada, gaining dual citizenship as a result. He graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a BA Honours degree in English. He came up with the idea for the band Bal-Sagoth around 1989. After several attempts to get the project up and running, it was finally unleashed upon an unsuspecting world in 1993.
Interests History, mythology, ancient civilizations, arcane lore, the occult, sci-fi and fantasy, medieval and dark age battle re-enactments, comic books, retro video games.
Favorite Movies Star Wars, Jaws, Mad Max 2, King Kong (1933), Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger, Jason and the Argonauts, Alien, The Black Hole (1979), Raiders of the Lost Ark, Godzilla (1954), Planet of the Apes (1968), The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), Them!, The Thing From Another World, War of the Gargantuas, Conan the Barbarian (1982), The Beastmaster, Logan's Run, Tron, Escape from New York, Predator, The Thing (1982), the old Universal horror films, all Ray Harryhausen monster pictures, all Japanese kaiju movies, late 1970s to late 1980s sci-fi/fantasy and horror films.
Favorite Music Black metal, death metal, classical music, epic film soundtracks.
Favorite Books Robert E. Howard, H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Clark Ashton Smith, David Gemmell, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Marvel Comics, DC Comics