NWOBHM Classics

NWOBHM Classics


Meet Abdurahman, a 27-year-old Spotify playlist curator from Giessen, Germany.
“I'm a German with a Somali background. I go to college and work as an interpreter/translator. In my free time, I like to work out, hang out with friends and play the bass guitar as often as I can.”


What is the soundtrack to your life?

Too many to pick, but if I had to choose one it would probably be the song 'Don't Play Their Way' by the NWOBHM band Tytan.


What is the most annoying song in the world?

Pretty much everything that plays on mainstream radio stations nowadays.


What’s more important to you? Music; or Lyrics? Why?

Definitely, the music. Lyrics, even though they're important, are only secondary. Music to me is an outlet to release different emotions. I feel like the music/melody of a song helps me to release those inner emotions. That's the reason I became a metal head.


Favorite artist?

A tossup between Black Sabbath, Exodus and early Megadeth.


If you had the chance to interview an artist, who would it be? 

Bass guitar legend David Ellefson.


Last concert?

MTV Headbangers Ball Tour in Wiesbaden, Germany back in December 2018. And yes, Exodus was there as well!