(If you'll have me.)
All right, I was thinking the character profiles would look something like this:Name:
Anthony Durden he usually goes by Tony Durden. (He legally changed his last name.)Height:
240 lbEye Color:
Very attractive. He balances ruggedness with a more almost regal attractiveness to it. Very prounounced cheekbones with evenly sized lips that are larger but in proportion with the rest of his face. Skin Tone:
Medium-Golden BrownHair Color:
Varies, it is very long and usually worn in braids or dreadlocks of numerous different styles.Make-Up:
Sometimes he will paint his fingernails black, and put small black designs over his eyes. Around Halloween he will wear Death Mask makeup. Stage Wear:
Tends to go shirtless a lot, however he always wears black pants. Usually cargos, jeans or slacks. With black boots. If he has something on his torso it is usually a wifebeater, a muscle shirt, or a black short sleeved shirt that fits snugly. Tattoos
: Several tattoos. Around 5-7 of them. Build:
Very muscular, he pays a good deal of attention to his body.Style:
Thrash Metal, Industrial Metal, Progressive Metal, Metalcore.Parts:
Guitar, Piano, Bass Guitar, Drums, Synthesizer, Keyboard, Programming, Vocals. It depends on the project. In his solo work he will record everything himself, however with Black on Both Sides he is the primary vocalist and Rhythm guitarist. He offers his services as a session musician for any of the instruments he plays or for vocals.Background:
Anthony has played music for his entire life. He was started on the piano early, and gradually shifted to the guitar. Throughout his growth, he picked up several other instruments as well as receiving singing lessons in his church. (He despises organized religion.) When he was around 14, Anthony started to discover music in the metal genre. Emulating groups like Slayer, Metallica, Kreator, Alice in Chains and Sepultura his style became far more aggressive and harsh. From a young age, he always had a heated relationship with the law. Being arrested numerous times for assault, vandalism and disturbing the peace. When his mother died, Anthony was 16 and this hit him deeply. His behavior got him expelled from 3 High Schools before he was sent to a Millitary School. Upon getting his diploma, he attended college where he double majored in Theatre and Music.
Throughout this period, he played in several different bands that never went anywhere. Eventually Anthony started a solo project where he played all of the instruments himself and used session musicians for live shows. The project was called Tonius Antronicus. It became an underground hit, and the music had a decidedly prog-industrial sound with grunge and metal influences. The live shows he would put on were the stuff of legends. Though he was known to assault violent hecklers. Afterwards he co-founded a thrash group with other notable Metal muscians of African American descent. They christened themselves Black on Both Sides and were another successful venture for him. He has enjoyed numerous accolades from prominent critics and publications, awards and charting success. Anthony frequently offers his service as a session musician and producer.
Outside of music he also does voice work frequently, has had a fairly solid acting career, practices martial arts and writes poetry and columns. He was recently tapped to write the music for a Broadway show.Personality:
Assertive, rebellious, and not one to back down from controversy. He is quite promiscuous and drinks heavily. Anthony also gets involved in politics and social issues of importance to him. He considers himself above all else to be an artist, and is a perfectionist who cares deeply about his fans and has stopped shows when mosh pits have gone out of hand.Best Cover:
Either B.O.B.S.'s cover of For Whom The Bells Toll by Metallica or T.A's cover of Man in The Box by Alice in Chains. Also his tribute cover of Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix is of special note.