What are your OTHER favorite metal bands?
and the list goes on, there's just too many
As far as non-metal bands go I obviously love a lot the more raunchier rock 'n' roll bands like G'n'R, Thin Lizzy, Led Zeppelin, Danzig and so forth. Other than all the above I also enjoy lighter stuff like Coldplay, The Verve and especially Simon & Garfunkel.
What OTHER bands got you into the metal scene and around when?
The basic stuff. Priest, Maiden and the four horsemen on thrash metal. It happened when I was around thirteen or something.
How and when did you get into Kiuas, and what sets Kiuas above and beyond those other guys?
I actually got into Kiuas only a couple of years ago when I saw them live opening for Judas Priest in Helsinki. I was instantly blown away by their awesomeness. \../