UPDATED: Heavy Metal Stars Pick Their Favorite Albums Of 2003

Brazilian hard rock magazine Whiplash has compiled an **updated** list of more than 140 hard rock/heavy metal stars' favorite albums of 2003 and has posted it online at this location (scroll down the page). Some albums from 2002 were allowed, and the artists were asked to list anywhere from one to ten releases, according to WHIPLASH staff writer Thiago Pinto Corrêa Sarkis.

Among the musicians offering their picks for the finest releases of last year are the following:

Alan Wallace (EMINENCE)
Anders Iwers (TIAMAT)
Anders Jivarp (DARK TRANQUILLITY)
Andy B. Franck (BRAINSTORM, SYMPHORCE)
Andy LaRocque (KING DIAMOND / ex-DEATH, ILLWILL)
Andy Timmons (solo / ex-DANGER DANGER)
Antti Kokko (KALMAH)
Aquiles Priester (ANGRA, HANGAR)
Arjen Lucassen (AYREON, STAR ONE, AMBEON)
Bill Leverty (FIREHOUSE)
Billy Gould (ex-FAITH NO MORE, BRUJERIA)
Brendt Allman (SHADOW GALLERY)
Byron (BAL-SAGOTH)
Carmine Appice (VANILLA FUDGE, GUITAR ZEUS, CACTUS, KING KOBRA)
Chip Z' Nuff (ENUFF Z'NUFF)
Christian Olde Wolbers (FEAR FACTORY)
Chuck Wright (HOUSE OF LORDS / ex-QUIET RIOT)
Cristina Scabbia (LACUNA COIL)
Curran Murphy (ANNIHILATOR, SHATTER MESSIAH / ex-NEVERMORE)
Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, BLOODBATH, NIGHTINGALE)
Dan Zimmermann (GAMMA RAY, FREEDOM CALL, EASY LIVIN')
Daniel Gildenlöw (PAIN OF SALVATION)
Danny Vaughn (VAUGHN / ex-TYKETTO)
Darrell DWaRf Millar (KILLER DWARFS)
David T. Chastain (solo, SOUTHERN GENTLEMEN, ZANISTER)
Derek Sherinian (ex-DREAM THEATER, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN)
Ed Platt (ENCHANT)
Eddie Ojeda (TWISTED SISTER)
Edu Falaschi (ANGRA)
Eduardo Paniagua (PUYA)
Eric Martin (ex-MR. BIG)
Eric Singer (ALICE COOPER, ex-KISS, BLACK SABBATH)
Erik Turner (WARRANT)
Fábio Laguna (ANGRA, HANGAR)
Gary Wehrkamp (SHADOW GALLERY)
Ginger (THE WILDHEARTS)
Glenn Hughes (Solo, HTP / ex-DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH)
Gus G. (DREAM EVIL, FIREWIND)
Hugo Mariutti (SHAMAN, HENCEFORTH)
Ian Parry (CONSORTIUM PROJECT, ELEGY, AYREON)
Jackie Chambers (GIRLSCHOOL)
Jackie Enx (RHINO BUCKET)
James LaBrie (DREAM THEATER)
Jeremy Wagner (LUPARA / ex-BROKEN HOPE)
Joe Lynn Turner (Solo, HTP / ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE)
Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT, FATES WARNING)
Johnny Monaco (ENUFF Z'NUFF)
Jonas Björler (THE HAUNTED)
Jonas Renske (KATATONIA)
Juan Garcia (AGENT STEEL)
Kenny R2D2 (...AND OCEANS)
Kiko Loureiro (ANGRA)
Lanvall (EDENBRIDGE)
Lars Eric Mattsson
Leif Jensen (DEW-SCENTED)
Lex Icon (Nagash) (THE KOVENANT / ex-DIMMU BORGIR)
Lord Ahriman (DARK FUNERAL)
Lorraine Lewis (FEMME FATALE, Solo)
Marcel Coenen (SUN CAGED)
Marco Caporasso (DRAGONHEART)
Marko Tervonen (THE CROWN)
Marten Andersson (LIZZY BORDEN, GEORGE LYNCH)
Martin Shirenc (HOLLENTHON / ex-PUNGENT STENCH)
Martin Walkyier (SABBAT / ex-SKYCLAD)
Mattias IA Eklundh (FREAK KITCHEN)
Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, ex-CARCASS)
Mike Fasano (WARRANT)
Mike Hanus (FLESHCRAWL)
Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER)
Mike Tirelli (HOLY MOTHER, JACK STARR)
Mircea Gabriel (MNEMIC)
Moritz Neuner (ABIGOR, DARKWELL, SIEGFRIED)
Moyses Kolesne (KRISIUN)
Olaf Lenk (AT VANCE)
Oliver Hartmann (EMPTY TREMOR / ex-AT VANCE)
Oliver Philipps (EVERON)
Patrik Lindgren (THYRFING / ex-MANTICORA, PANTHEON)
Paul Di'Anno (ex-IRON MAIDEN)
Paul Gilbert (RACER X, Solo / ex-MR. BIG)
Paul Nelson (Solo, LIEGE LORD, JOHNNY WINTER)
Phil Demmel (MACHINE HEAD / ex-VIO-LENCE, TECHNOCRACY)
Ray Luzier (DAVID LEE ROTH)
Robin Engström (LEFAY)
Ryan Roxie (ALICE COOPER, ROXIE 77, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT)
Sabine Edelsbacher (EDENBRIDGE)
Sakis (ROTTING CHRIST)
Sascha Ehrich (FRAGMENTS OF UNBECOMING)
Sathonys (AGATHODAIMON)
Scott Ian (ANTHRAX)
Scott Rockenfield (QUEENSRŸCHE, SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM)
Sebastian Bach (solo / ex-SKID ROW)
Sparky Voyles (MISERY INDEX / ex-M.O.D.)
Spike Cassidy (D.R.I.)
Stefan Leibing (PRIMAL FEAR)
Stefan Zell (WOLVERINE)
Steve Blaze (LILLIAN AXE, NEAR LIFE EXPERIENCE)
Steve Kachinsky (STEEL PROPHET)
Steve Smyth (TESTAMENT, DRAGONLORD)
Steve Vai (Solo / ex-FRANK ZAPPA, WHITESNAKE, ALCATRAZZ)
Steve West (DANGER DANGER)
Ted Poley (Solo / ex-DANGER DANGER, BONE MACHINE, MELODICA)
Thomas Youngblood (KAMELOT)
Tom Gabriel Fischer (CELTIC FROST, APOLLYON SUN / HELLHAMMER)
Tom Gattis (BALLISTIC / ex-WARDOG, TENSION)
Tom Naumann (PRIMAL FEAR, SINNER)
Tommy Aldridge (WHITESNAKE, ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, TED NUGENT)
Tony Harnell (TNT)
Victor Smolski (RAGE)
Vinny Appice (ex-BLACK SABBATH, DIO, JOHN LENNON)
Zak Stevens (CIRCLE II CIRCLE / ex-SAVATAGE)

(Thanks: Whiplash)

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