Dave Harrison

Date of birth:

1969-01-18

Profession:

Bass player for Australian Heavy Metal bands ALLEGIANCE (1990-97) & Traditional / power Heavy Metal band BLACK STEEL (2000-present). Also work day job at a street press music magazine.

Address:

I live in the city of Perth Western Australia - the most isolated city in the world, I am serious that is not a joke it really is - there is a great amount desert to cross to another Australian city

E-Mail address:

daveharrison1@optusnet.com.au

Homepage:

http://www.blacksteel.com.au

Describe your way to Heavy Metal:

I have been listening to metal avidly for nearly 20 years. I discovered & first started listening to metal in the 80's -KISS being the first band I got into heavily, then discovering SABBATH, PURPLE etc. Turning point albums for me were IRON MAIDEN 'Powerslave', ACCEPT 'Balls To The Wall', DIO 'Holy Diver' etc, JUDAS PRIEST 'Defenders Of The Faith' SAXON - Crusader' , KROKUS - 'Headhunter', W.A.S.P. - 'The Last Command', METALLICA 'Ride The Lightening', SLAYER ' Hell Awaits, VENOM - 'At War With Satan', MANOWAR - 'Kings Of Metal', ANTHRAX - Spreading The Disease'. I then discovered a heavy metal specialty shop in Perth called 'Twilight Records' (RIP) and started getting imported underground 80's thrash, speed & traditional metal, like MERCYFUL FATE, EXUMER, DEATHROW, CROSSFIRE, ANGEL DUST, ANVIL, FIFTH ANGEL, PRETTY MAIDS, CELTIC FROST, CARNIVORE, PILEDRIVER, CITIES, CHASTAIN, EXCITER, RAVEN, E-X-E, DARK WIZARD etc etc. I still have all my treasured vinyl that I purchased back in those days.

How and when did you become a collector?

Collecting since about 85. When CD's came out I stopped buying vinyl in the 90's but I have a renewed interest in acquiring any vinyl rarities or metal classics that have not yet been released on CD format or anything that I find interesting. I collect for the thrill of tracking down rare pieces - metal archeology and the enjoyment derived from listening to rare metal treasures!

What kind of stuff do you collect?

Mostly Vinyl & CD also I have a large collection of Magazines from the 80's and early 90's like 'Metal Forces', Early 'Kerrang', 'Metal Mania 'Hot Metal HM' Australia also some video - lots of great stuff!

Which styles do you collect?

I love lots of 80's and enjoy everything from Traditional - Black metal, classic, power & true metal being my main interest of collecting.

How big is your collection?

Around 2000 vinyl, 1000 CD's and 100 demo tapes at a guess 100s of magazines. My collection is growing all the time!

Where do you buy?

Record shops, Ebay, Trades, Specialty metal collectors sites like Forgotten Steel (Hi Roman!) & Kathargo (Hi Stefan!).

Your favourite records (by heart or value):

TRILOGY - Life On Earth
MYTHRA - Death & Destiny EP
BLACK KNIGHT - Master Of Disaster
EXPLODER - Pictures Of Reality
DEFENDER - A Symbol Of Devotion
TRAITORS GATE - Devil Takes The High Road
SARACEN (Aust) - S/T
BEZERKER - Lost
BLACK HAWK - First Attack
STRIKEMASTER - Good n'Ready
REX INFERNI - The Damage has Been Done.. ...
Oops this one goes to 11!!!

Do you trade / buy / sell?

Hell Yes!!

Any famous last words?

"The Gods You Worship Are Steel, At The Alter Of Rock And Roll You Kneel"