"Most yawn-inducing event? My social life." My 2011 with Lord Tim and Andy Dowling of Lord.

The Australian power metal Titans are gearing up for a big 2012, but first they take the time out to look back at 2011...

Hello, gentlemen, and thanks for joining Metal as Fuck today. First question for both of you - Can you tell us the best album you bought this year?
Lord Tim: Duran Duran - All You Need Is Now
Andy Dowling: Anthrax - Worship Music

And how about the best album you’ve heard this year but never got round to buying?

LT: Anthrax - Worship Music (on the to-buy list for sure)
AD: Symphony X - Iconoclast

What about the worst Album you bought this year? Any stinkers to report?
LT: Thanks to the internet, I avoided buying LuLu. Guh. Why?
AD: Unruly Child - When Worlds Collide (Not really metal, but its the only album I've bought this year where I was disappointed)

Any good bands you've seen lately? Who were the best band you saw live in 2011?
LT: Zero. I've been either locked in my studio recording or on location making video clips and been too busy to get out to see anyone.
AD: Slayer in Sydney at Soundwave. Brilliant!

And what would you say was your most exciting event of the year?

LT: It was going to be the 80s Rewind Festival until it was completely botched by the "promoters". Nice work, morons.
AD: The Intense Impact "Touring" train wreck.

Most yawn-inducing event of 2011?
LT: My social life.
AD: Crashdiet, Motley Crue, and Soundwave Revolution

And who is your tip to break out of the underground and into the general consciousness in 2012?

LT: Electrik Dynamite. Fantastic band who are full of enthusiasm and drive.
AD: I think Taberah have already begun to do so, but I think next year they will push it even further.

To the future - What does 2012 hold in store for you?
LT: International and national touring, a new Lord album, several side projects and (hopefully lucrative) writing projects coming to fruition and a lot of video work.
AD: New album, new tour (nationally/internationally), more video clips, some special shows, other releases, and generally a busy 2012 for Lord.