Frank Paniez

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library head-employee

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Describe your way to Heavy Metal:

I started listening to heavy metal in 1983, when I discovered a French magazine called "Enfer". Then I bought some metal lps, and when I listened to "Defenders of the Faith" from Judas Priest, I knew I was on the right way!

How and when did you become a collector?

I'm not really a collector, I just want to know a lot of bands and records, I don't need to "own" a collection.

What kind of stuff do you collect?

Vynils, Cds, tapes.

Which styles do you collect?

Hard rock, heavy metal, speed metal, thrash metal, death metal (early 90's) and black metal (the early beginning: Bathory, Hellhammer, Mayhem...), everything that sounds real and authentic, like in the 80's.

How big is your collection?

Around 2000 lps, 1500 cds and a few hundreds of tapes.

Where do you buy?

Second Hand markets, metal markets, shops, internet... everywhere I can find good stuff.

Your favourite records (by heart or value):

By Heart:
Judas Priest "Defenders of the Faith"
Saxon "Strong Arm of the Law"
Accept "Restless and Wild"
Mercyful Fate "Melissa"
Candlemass "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus"
Nothing very rare!

Do you trade / buy / sell?

I buy/sell/trade, just get in touch, I've got an updated list about every month.

Any famous last words?

Heavy metal will help you better going through time without money, than money through time without heavy metal!