"You're talking to a person that's never heard an Iron Maiden record." Watch Better Lovers frontman and former Dillinger Escape Plan man Greg Puciato take on the most daunting (and ridiculous) metal true or false quiz ever

Greg Puciato
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An impressive knowledge of the scene and its history is an integral part of any self-respecting metalhead's M.O., but what happens when you stick one of heavy music's most respected frontmen in front of a camera and throw a bunch of random facts and made-up nonsense at him to try and catch him out?

That was the question we attempted to answer when we sat down with former Dillinger Escape Plan frontman and current member of awesome supergroup Better Lovers, Greg Puciato, for Metal Hammer's first ever round of Trve Or False, in which we mix some fascinating, true titbits of knowledge with some absolute waffle to see if the enigmatic singer can separate fact from fiction. Were Motörhead really louder than the big bang? Is there a grindcore covers band called Fig Enjoyer? And where did Creed's name really come from?

Puciato is immediately humble about his own heavy metal pub quiz knowledge credentials - "You're talking to a person that's never heard an Iron Maiden record," he clarifies early on - but we think he still put in a very solid showing all the same. Watch the video for yourself below.

Better Lovers' latest single, The Flowering, was released earlier this month, with their debut full-length album expected to be released via SharpTone Records later this year. The band are currently on tour in North America and will head to Europe in the summer.

Merlin Alderslade
Executive Editor, Louder

Merlin moved into his role as Executive Editor of Louder in early 2022, following over ten years working at Metal Hammer. While there, he served as Online Editor and Deputy Editor, before being promoted to Editor in 2016. Before joining Metal Hammer, Merlin worked as Associate Editor at Terrorizer Magazine and has previously written for the likes of Classic Rock, Rock Sound, eFestivals and others. Across his career he has interviewed legends including Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy, Metallica, Iron Maiden (including getting a trip on Ed Force One courtesy of Bruce Dickinson), Guns N' Roses, KISS, Slipknot, System Of A Down and Meat Loaf. He has also presented and produced the Metal Hammer Podcast, presented the Metal Hammer Radio Show and is probably responsible for 90% of all nu metal-related content making it onto the site.