Nelson Bellenzani Filho

Date of birth:

1966-08-09

Profession:

I have a degree as a publicist but work as a salesman.

Address:

Caixa postal 18078 Sao Paulo - SP CEP 04626 - 970 Brazil Telephone: 55 11 5677 8067 Fax: 55 11 5678 3536

E-Mail address:

nelsonbf@uol.com.br

Describe your way to Heavy Metal:

I listen to HM since 1982 . I began by influence of friends , who are all married now and say I'm still a airhead teenager , but I can asure them Metal is deep in my heart.

How and when did you become a collector?

I began to collect few years ago , at 1988 . Before that I had awful low waged jobs that didn't provide me the money to buy records . The handful I had I sold to buy beer.

What kind of stuff do you collect?

I collect all types / styles of music that have heaviness and are true at heart. I like HM, HR, Glam, Progressive, Mainstream, Thrash, Death, etc. and my friends still bother me because I'm a fan of Kate Bush. Important: Vinyl only.

Which styles do you collect?

The style I like the most is traditional Heavy Metal and NWOBHM. I really like the melodies, clear vocals, twin guitars and stuff. I think it's the most powerful music in the world and I'm still surprised (and glad) that most of the people say it'S only a noise. For me it's the closest type of music to classical, which doesn't mean I'm a fan of classical, of course.

How big is your collection?

I'm reaching 4800 , heading to 5000 until July , I hope

Where do you buy?

I get the stuff from friends around the world I trade with. I trade with people in brazil and buy Brazilian records in the few shops / fairs that still deal with vinyl here and spread worldwide. 80% of my collection I did this way. I don't have only Brazilian stuff to trade though, sometimes American, Spanish, Czech, etc.

Your favourite records (by heart or value):

Price for a record for me is a tag that a dealer puts on . I have rare shit like Warminister, they sell it for high prices but it's crap . The other day I saw the first Quiet Riot in an American site for 350 US $ .Well , I have a copy fully autographed by all members (including Randy Rhoads) , what's the price for it ? 1000 US $ ? Anyway still not great stuff. But OK, I'll try to avoid the run-of-the-mill Dark Knight, Elixir, Medieval Steel, etc. type of records:
1/ ORACLE - Same (Spain)
2/ HELLEN - Talon Of King (Japan)
3/ GOBRA - The First At Last (Finland)
4/ AVALON - Live Or Die (USA)
5/ ION BRITTON - Eat Metal (USA)
6/ SILVER STARS - See (Japan)
7/ VENUS - Same (Brazil)
8/ TRAITOR'S GATE - Devil Takes The High Road (UK)
9/ VIRGEM ATOMICA - Tempos Vencidos (Brazil)
10/ START - En Hun snyst nu samt (Iceland)

Do you trade / buy / sell?

Yes , I'm interested in trading , everybody interested in knowing the Brazilian Metal please be in touch with me. I don't buy or sell pieces of my own collection. Please write in English, Spanish or Portuguese!

Any famous last words?

Use a lighter to take off the dirt stickers of your records , you'll be surprised with the result and save another metallic gem. Hold high the flame of Metal & Trust in the fire in your hearts!