Back in the day (circa 2004/2005), there was a lot of talk about trying to create a (Metal Chef) cooking show…While it never actually happened, I did have a lot of support from many Bay Area thrashers, including Ray Vegas Jr (Vio-Lence), Mark Hernandez (Vio-Lence) and Steve “Snake” Green (Skinlab, Re:Ignition).
Three separate (untitled) tracks were recorded, but for the sake of brevity, I’ve merged them all into one.
Revolver Magazine: Dec 2005 [No.41]| Kristina Feliciano
It would have been really nice if Kristina had bothered to proof-read this before sending it to print (my last name is Merrill, not Miller)…So because of her oversight, I got another mention (and an apology) in the Feb 2006 (No. 42) issue (see last photo). And not that, but she also failed to mention my website in her original article as well. Whatever.
Notwithstanding, this is definitely one of my proudest moments. After all, Revolver is the definitive [metal] magazine, dedicated to metal bands….not chefs. Moreover, If I wasn’t theoriginalMetal Chef, this article wouldn’t have been written about me…it would be about somebody else.
Something else of note, regarding this issue:
Pantera’s “Diamond” Darrell Abbott was murdered the previous year (Dec 2004)
Avenged Sevenfold’s James Sullivan, died of a drug overdose (Dec 2009)
Slipknot’s Paul Grey died of a drug overdose (May 2010)
I used to run into Derrick Ramirez (Testament, Dragonlord) all the time.
The picture on the left was taken at DNA Lounge (11th & Folsom — just around the corner from Slim’s, in San Francisco) probably during the winter of 2003. The photo on the right…I couldn’t tell you when or where (probably 2005).