MegaFans of the Week
- Cyber Army Username:FynisterraLocation:Buenos Aires, ArgentinaBirthdate:October 28thStatus:SingleCurrent occupation:StudentFacebook:Twitter:Instagram:
FlorenciaFemale of the WeekMonday, February 8, 2016
We asked Fynisterra...How long have you been a Megadeth fan?
I can't remember, actually. I think I was about 5 or 6 years old. I've been listening their music since I was a very little kid because of my brother.What was the first Megadeth song you ever heard?
Can't tell. I think a song from Rust In Peace, like Hangar 18.Was there a certain song that made you a Megadeth fan?
The Scorpion, probably. It's one of my favourite songs, it's great. So I think was that one.What are your three favorite Megadeth songs?
The Scorpion, Wake Up Dead and In My Darkest Hour. I like all of them, but these three are always in my top 10 of all the songs ever.What is your favorite Megadeth album?
The System Has Failed, definitely.How many times have you seen Megadeth live?
In Argentina I've seen them four times, and one in London.What is your favorite Megadeth lyric?
"Moving on is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard"Who do you think Vic Rattlehead was when he was alive?
I don't think that he's dead right now. But I can't tell that he's alive. He's something... beyond that.What's your favorite Megadeth album cover?
Endgame. It's fantastic!What is your favorite piece of Megadeth merch?
I've got a Megadeth t-shirt (the one in the picture) that is from the show in London. I think that's my favourite, because that day is very special to me.
Fynisterra explains...How long you have been coming to the Megadeth forums?
Not much, actually. Because I couldn't buy the membership before.Have you met the band? If so, what did you say?
Yes! I met them in London, last year. I wished D. Ellefson happy birthday and "thank you" to all, because I hadn't got enough words to say.What's the furthest you've traveled to see Megadeth?
I'm from Argentina, I traveled to London, UK.If you had a chance to chat with any one of the band members, who would you talk to and what would you want to discuss?
Well, if it's necessary to chat with just one, I probably say D. Mustaine. I'd like to know all his life. Not much about the music thing, but what he likes to do in his free time, his dreams and some funny things. What inspires him to write all the songs and that kind of stuff.Do you have a favorite Megadeth guitar solo?
It's a cliché, probably, but Tornado of Souls.To you, are Megadeth songs more feeling or more thinking?
Both of them. Every time I listen to their music I feel too many things, but I also think about the lyrics and what they mean to me.Have you introduced anyone else to Megadeth?
Everyone that doesn't know them! When I met someone and we talk about music, I always say "Megadeth" first, so if they don't know the band, I say "okay, listen to this song, it's great!" and well, they do or lie to me hahahaWhich Megadeth song means the most to you and why?
A Tout Le Monde.
I had a difficult time in my life, and that song describes what I felt. I was very sad at that time, but now that I'm better, I listen the song and, well, smile.What do you like best about being in the Cyber Army?
I like being in contact with Megadeth fans. I've been here for a little bit, but everything seems awesome.When did you join the club and what is your Cyber Army member number?
In February this year. Too soon! Hahaha. 826115What do you admire most in Dave Mustaine?
Everything. The way he just keeps rocking, giving a damn what other people say and he always has a time for his fans. I think, when you have a band like Megadeth, you can take your time, do your stuff, because you've got enough fans, but he just keeps doing things, playing, going on tour and makes the time to talk to the people that really love him.What does being a true Megafan mean to you?
Being there for the band. I know quite well that not everyone can buy a lot of merch or going to all the shows, so I think money doesn't make you a true fan. If you like the band, if you support them, if you feel the music and you feel something inside you when they're playing, well, you are a true fan.Have you got any interesting Megadeth stories for us?
I've got two, very important in my life.
I am a photographer, and they went to Buenos Aires on 2014. I used to work for a radio these days, and they sent me to take photos of the band in Malvinas Argentinas (the stadium they played). I was so confused when I was there, because I couldn't believe it. I didn't take so good photographs (I think now I could do it better haha), but I was so happy, I put the pictures of them everywhere. Facebook, twitter, I even printed some and I've got them with me.
The second one, as I told you before, I went to London. I bought the meet and greet there, and after, I don't know, like 15 years listening to them, loving them, I was in front of them! I was shaking and I didn't know what to do or say. I say hello to everyone, for the pictures I hugged Dave and he was so nice to me (well, all the band was). After that, when I left, I started to cry and calling my brother because I couldn't believe it was real.
NotablesIn a band:
Sort of haha. We are in holidays right now, but we are going to keep rocking.Name of band:
I play drums and used to play bass. But we were talking with a friend, he plays the guitar, and we decided to create this band, and we needed a singer, so, I said "okay, I'll do it, I like singing".Fynisterra spends her free time:
Reading. I love books. I've got a Kindle and I have it with me every time I travel or go somewhere.
Music. I spend my free time listening to music and creating music.Where she would like to be right now:
Somewhere cold. In Argentina is summer now, and I don't like it. I'd love to go to USA (I've never been there), so I think it's a good place to be right now.The one thing she would change about the world:
I think a lot of people haven't got enough empathy. People need to feel more and think about others, not only themselves. I think that if we think more about other people, the world will be such a wonderful place.Favorite place to vacation:
Mountains. Doesn't matter where, but if there are mountains, it would be amazing.Three favorite websites:What makes her laugh:
My brother, he's so great. And my two little cats. They are two girls and they star to run and play all over the house and I love it.First concert ever seen:
Iron Maiden in Argentina, 2011.Song stuck in her head right now:
"El Espejo" from La Última FronteraPet peeves/irritations:
When I see something that is just not right (yes, it could be anything haha)Biggest fear:
Being alone the rest of my life.Strength/Weakness:
My family is both of them.Favorite holiday:
I went to Norway. I was alone, but it was so beautiful that totally worth it.Favorite cartoon character:
Cheshire Cat, from Alice in WonderlandFavorite movie:
Alice in Wonderland.Last TV show watched:
Breaking Bad.Favorite color:
Blue and purple.Favorite automobile:
I haven't got any particular.Favorite food/meal:
Rice and fish, it's excellent.Favorite beverage:
Vodka with orange juice.Favorite saying/line:
"In this life, there won't be another day like today"
Is from a song in Spanish, from "Otro Día Como Hoy". It's a song from a band called La Última Frontera.Her best advice to give:
Never stop loving.
- Cyber Army Username:AdventLocation:Philadelphia, PABirthdate:March 30, 1986Status:SingleCurrent occupation:Engineer 3, Software Development TestingFacebook:
Ryan TyrrellMale of the WeekMonday, February 8, 2016
We asked Ryan...How long have you been a Megadeth fan?
I've been a fan of a song here and there since the early 2000s, but I’d say I became a true official fan in early 2010.What was the first Megadeth song you ever heard?
Subconsciously, it was probably Symphony of Destruction many, many years ago.Was there a certain song that made you a Megadeth fan?
Most definitely the mini-epic that is Hangar 18.What are your three favorite Megadeth songs?
Every fan knows this is a tough choice, but if I had to pick three it’d probably be Hangar 18, Breakpoint, and…Dystopia. Is it too early to include Dystopia? :PWhat is your favorite Megadeth album?
Always a tough choice! It’s usually a toss-up between Rust in Peace, The System Has Failed, Cryptic Writings and more recently Dystopia. But I also need to point out that The World Needs a Hero is a massively underrated record.How many times have you seen Megadeth live?
First time coming up this March, actually!What is your favorite Megadeth lyric?
“There was a King, an evil King,
Who dreamt the wickedest of dreams
An ancient mystery, no prophet could interpret
Of seven years of famine, the wolf is at my door
As predicted years ago, that, that was, that is, that is no more”Who do you think Vic Rattlehead was when he was alive?
Somebody who was in the wrong place at the wrong time.What's your favorite Megadeth album cover?
United Abominations was really cool since we got to see Vic in his youth, and Dystopia is amazing since we get to see Vic evolved.What is your favorite piece of Megadeth merch?
Definitely my Vic Rattlehead mask.
Ryan explains...How long you have been coming to the Megadeth forums?
Only since early 2015. The exclusive chats have been great!Have you met the band? If so, what did you say?
Not yet but I will be meeting them soon. I’ll probably ask how they’re liking Philly so far and, if time permits, some guitar practice tips from Kiko and Dave. Who knows!What's the furthest you've travelled to see Megadeth?
Well…a little under 15 miles coming up this March! :PIf you had a chance to chat with any one of the band members, who would you talk to and what would you want to discuss?
I’d love to sit down with Dave Mustaine and Dave Ellefson and just talk about life with them, like their unique life experiences, lessons learned, what friendships really mean and how they’ve found the courage to press on through their music.Do you have a favorite Megadeth guitar solo?
I’ll take the path less traveled and say that the solo in High Speed Dirt rules. I love how colorful it is.To you, are Megadeth songs more feeling or more thinking?
The feeling part comes from listening to the records, and the thinking part comes from trying to figure out the insane technical skills of the band!Have you introduced anyone else to Megadeth?
Well…I’m certainly trying! Not much luck yet though.Which Megadeth song means the most to you and why?
While many Megadeth songs can mean many things to me, the one I seem to keep coming back to is “Washington is Next!” The whole mini-epic feel of the song just kind of takes my imagination away, and it reminds me that when things get tough, I need to press on and fight my battles.What do you like best about being in the Cyber Army?
The exclusive chats and membership merch packs are great!When did you join the club and what is your Cyber Army member number?
I joined just last year in February. My member number is 20193.What do you admire most in Dave Mustaine?
His perseverance more than anything. I’ve read his book and the dude has been through way more than I could ever imagine. It is inspiring to me how stable he has now become.What does being a true Megafan mean to you?
You don’t need to buy every shirt, hoodie, or record to be a true Megafan. You will know being a true Megafan resides in your heart as it resonates with the music.Have you got any interesting Megadeth stories for us?
I was Vic Rattlehead for Halloween last year, dressed in a full suit and the official mask and everything! Got quite a few photo ops at a parties and hopefully was able to pique the interest of some future fans. One thing I wasn’t expecting though: the ladies love Vic! ;)
NotablesIn a band:
Not yet!Instruments played:
Back in high school I used to play trumpet and French horn. But now it’s just the guitar.Ryan spends his free time:
Sometimes it depends on the weather. So if I’m stuck inside on a frigid day looking outside at a snowstorm (or a messy day with a downpour of rain), I like to work on my personal projects like computer games, music, and guitar practice. But with warm sunny days or cool autumn temperatures, I like to be in a park minding the scenery and geocaches and/or spending the day with friends.Where he would like to be right now:
In my dreams.The one thing he would change about the world:
Can we all please remember that social media and smart devices are not the center of our universe?Favorite place to vacation:
Virginia!Three favorite websites:What makes him laugh:
Fart jokes are the best because they ARE the punchline! :PFirst concert ever seen:
Truthfully I don’t remember at the moment.Song stuck in his head right now:
When someone makes plans but doesn’t keep them.Biggest fear:
A world without music.Strength/Weakness:
While I feel my empathy for others is one of my greatest strengths, ironically it can also be my greatest weakness.Favorite holiday:
Christmas and the days leading up to it. It’s just a great feeling.Favorite cartoon character:
Spike Spiegel from Cowboy Bebop, no question.Favorite movie:
Back to the Future Trilogy: the movies I can always go back to over and over.Last TV show watched:
The X-Files (and brand new episodes actually!)Favorite color:
1984 DeLorean DMC-12. Best looking car on the road. :DFavorite food/meal:
Grilled steak with mac and cheese. Delicious.Favorite beverage:
Actually…I have three:
“A wise man keeps quiet about what he knows, but a stupid man will advertise his ignorance.”
“Stories unite people. Theories divide them”
“They say that music is the bridge between the Earth and the heavens.”His best advice to give:
Strive to become the best version of yourself. Dress well, take good care of yourself, and be mindful of your surroundings and others. The confidence will come naturally.