Claudio Rovani de Souza

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Describe your way to Heavy Metal:

I start my metal life about 23 years ago, by influence of frieds who were Kiss and AC DC fans. I bought my first records in 1981 (my first one was Led Zeppelin II)

How and when did you become a collector?

I think I am a "true collector" since 1984. During the years I had problems to buy (hard working, high school and wedding), but I never stopped my collection.

What kind of stuff do you collect?

I prefer Vinyl, but I have some cds and dvds too. I have not CD-Rs, I hate them.

Which styles do you collect?

I collect specially Metal from the 80´s, that the years I was a teenager. I love Metal from 80´s and 90% of my collection is about it (NWOBHM, Thrash, Death, Doom and Black Metal). I also have interest in Grind/Noise/Punk bans and some Prog bands from the 70s. I also have interest in Hard bans from the 70s and a little interest in Hard bands from the 80s.

How big is your collection?

I have about 2.900 vinyls, and I prefer them, anyway, I have about 550 cds and I am starting a DVD collection too.

Where do you buy?

I buy records on stores, e-auctions (ebay , yahoo etc), from collectors, e-stores, and trade with other collectors in Brazil and World

Your favourite records (by heart or value):

By heart, it is impossible to answer that question...Can I do a 100 most valuable records list? anyway I will try:
Mercyful Fate - Melissa
Rotting Christ - Passage to Arturo
Black Sabbath - First
Necrophagia - Seasons of the Dead
Motorhead - Ace of Spades
Sortilege - Metamorphose
Exodus - Bonded by Blood
Slayer - Hell Awaits
Sepultura - Morbid Visions
Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind

By Value( in my collection):
Mercyful fate - Black Message (bootleg live lp)
Mercyful Fate - Live in Brazil 98 (pair of Pic discs)
Mercyful Fate - Black Masses 7" ep picture, signed
Witchfinder General - Soviet Invasion
Sepultura/Overdose - split lp
Samael - first 7" ep, first pressing
Mutilator - Immortal Force
Metallica - Live Belgium triple lp - bootleg
Slayer - Hell Awaits - numbered Pic Disc
Black Sabbath - Dehumanizer LP - released in Brazil only , signed by the four members

Do you trade / buy / sell?

Yes, I have interest in buy, trade and sell. I have some extra rare lps to trade and sell. Feel free for write if you have interest in Brazilian items.

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