Site Of The Hydra Q & A with John Parry (Webmaster)


Site Of The Hydra: What was the first vinyl album you owned?

John Parry: AC/DC Back In Black


SOTH: What was the first Compact Disc you owned?

JP: VENOM Acid Queen. Bought it because it was VENOM, owned it for a long time before I actually owned a Compact Disc player!


SOTH: What was the first “name” band you seen in concert live?

JP: My parents took me to see the Irish Folk Band THE DUBLINERS when I was 4 years old. As for Rock music, DAVID BOWIE at Slane Castle in Ireland, 1987


SOTH: What is the greatest concert you have ever seen?

JP: VENOM at The Waldrock Festival in Holland 1995. It was so incredible to be there and witness MANTAS, ABADDON and CRONOS reunited, everything was just perfect!


SOTH: Name your Top Guitarists of all time.

JP: Angus Young, Mantas, Jimi Hendrix, Ritchie Blackmore, Rory Gallagher, Johnny Winter, Eddie Van Halen


SOTH: Name your Top Bassists of all time.

JP: Cronos (1981-2000), Phil Lynott, Tom Angelripper, Lemmy


SOTH: Name your Top Drummers of all time.

JP: Abaddon, John Bonham, Stuart Copeland, Bill Ward, Ian Paice, Alex Van Halen


SOTH: Name your Top Vocalists of all time.

JP: Cronos (1981-2000), Bon Scott, Brian Johnson, Phil Lynott, Tom G Warrior, Ian Gillan, Lemmy


SOTH: Name a band (or bands) that you would have liked to see live, but never did.



SOTH: Name 5 great albums from the 70’s that you still listen to often.

JP: AC/DC Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, BLACK SABBATH Paranoid, DEEP PURPLE In Rock, LED ZEPPELIN II, THIN LIZZY Black Rose


SOTH: Name 5 great albums from the 80’s that you still listen to often.

JP: VENOM Welcome To Hell, VENOM Black Metal, VENOM Possessed, AC/DC Back In Black, AC/DC For Those About Rock


SOTH: Name 5 great albums from the 90’s that you still listen to often.

JP: VENOM Cast In Stone, VENOM The Waste Lands, AC/DC The Razors Edge, DEATH Spiritual Healing, CELTIC FROST Vanity/Nemesis


SOTH: Which decade had the best Rock / Metal music?

JP: 1980's


SOTH: If you had to name the Top 5 Rock / Metal bands ever they would be…



SOTH: What Sports do you enjoy watching?

JP: Football, Darts, Motorcycling, Golf, Cricket


SOTH: Who are your sporting heroes?

JP: Brian Clough, Phil Taylor, Jocky Wilson, Eric Bristow, Stuart Pearce, Ian Botham, Seve Ballesteros


SOTH: What type of Movies do you enjoy most?

JP: Horror, Gangster


SOTH: Favourite Actor / Actress?

JP: Robert De Nero and Clint Eastwood, Madeline Kahn


SOTH: Top 6 Movies ever?

JP: The Good the Bad and the Ugly, Evil Dead II, Goodfellas, Pulp Fiction, Blazing Saddles, Lord Of The Rings trilogy


SOTH: Top 5 TV shows ever?

JP: The Young Ones, Bottom, Father Ted, Only Fools and Horses, Robin of Sherwood


SOTH: Who would play you in the film of your life?

JP: Boris Karloff


SOTH: What would your super power be?

JP: Teleportation


SOTH: Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?

JP: Brian Clough, Sid Waddell, The Young Ones, Ash from Evil Dead


SOTH: How do you relax?

JP: Music, Hiking, watching movies/sport, playstation


SOTH: What is the worst job you've done?

JP: Running an official VENOM forum while trying to cope with total insanity behind the scenes


SOTH: If you could own any car in the world it would be...?

JP: The General Lee from the Dukes Of Hazzard


SOTH: Do you have house pets?

JP: 3 cats and an aquarium full of fish


SOTH: If you could have a holiday home anywhere in the World, where would you have it?

JP: Near my homeplace in Donegal, and the South of Switzerland


SOTH: Favourite Food / Drink?

JP: Kentucky Fried Chicken, Tannenzäpfle beer, Powers Irish Whiskey, Red Bull


SOTH: If a time machine is invented, which concert would you travel back to see?

JP: VENOM at Hammersmith Odeon 1984


SOTH: What song would you like played at your funeral?

JP: Buried Alive by VENOM