"I've always seen this overlap between medieval warfare and heavy metal. You see heavy metal singers and they'll have like a brace around their arm and they'll be singing about Orcs. So let's just make a world where that all happens. That all gets put together, the heavy metal, and the rock, and the battling, actually does happen. Let's not flirt around with this; let's just do it."
"A good roadie knows his whole job is to make someone else look good, keep someone else safe, help someone else do what they were put here to do. A good roadie stays out of the spotlight. If he's doing his job right, you don't even know he's there. Once in a while he might step on stage just to fix a problem, to set something right. But then before you even realize he was there or what he did, he's gone."
"Through the woods a girl came sadly. Something broken in her chest.
She had dared to love another. Alas, no better than the rest.
Up my path the girl came gladly. Something opened up my doors.
I longed to stop her bleeding heart. So I called her to my shores.
Those you trust will hurt you badly. Something now I'm sure you see.
So drown your tears in me my dear.
As you drown, my dear, in me."
— Drowned Ophelia