Peter Ott

Profession:

Engineer

E-Mail address:

peterott@yahoo.com

Homepage:

http://peterott.net/

Describe your way to Heavy Metal:

Before 1989 I have listened to all kind of radio stuff, sometimes Helloween and Scorpions but in 1989 I got an original tape of Celtic Frost\'s - Into The Pandemonium (from C.D.Hartdegen after an advertisment in Metal Hammer). Since that time, my musical taste for Death/Black/Thrash Metal grew to an obsession.

How and when did you become a collector?

1990 still in school I started heavy tapetrading from all over the world (a Swiss guy ordered 100 audio tapes with 90min in 1994, which saved my financial misery during the beginning of my studies). As a Die Hard Celtic Frost/Hellhammer Fan I started buying their stuff also since 1990. This was also the time since I've been trying to get a lot of old Death/Black/Thrash Metal records.

What kind of stuff do you collect?

Death/Black/Thrash only. Some Doom Metal and Power Metal exceptions like Solitude Aeternus or Exciter as well. I try to get mainly old stuff from the 80es, but also I like to get some new releases. South-American and East-European stuff is also a big part of my collection (and is responsible for the big hole in my purse every month...) Big Want-list: http://www.geocities.com/peterott/want.html

Which styles do you collect?

If I had started with Heavy Metal I would have been completly bankrupt. And as I do not like such high vocals (only some exceptions) I concentrated myself on Death/Black/Thrash Metal.

How big is your collection?

1st of August 2004: 5000 CDs (including 200 CDrs), 500 Singles, 2500 LPs, 400 original demos, 1100 copied tapes from tapetrading.

Where do you buy?

Record fairs, private lists, small mailorders (Merciless, Perverted Taste, Morbid, ...), during holiday trips, or ebay (which will be my financial suicide one day)

Your favourite records (by heart or value):

First the most "valuable" records for my listening pleasure:
Celtic Frost - Morbid Tales/Emperor's Return CD
Hellhammer - Apocalyptic Raids MLP (red lettering w. lyricsheet)
Possessed - Seven Churches LP
Messiah - Hymns To Abramelin/Extreme Cold Weather CD
Coroner - R.I.P. LP
Assassin - The Upcoming Terror LP
Delirium - Zzooouhh LP
Seance - Fornever Laid To Rest LP
Samael - Worship Him LP
Violent Force - 2nd adv. unrel. LP
+ stuff from Venom/Bathory/Razor/Grave/Unleashed/Death/Exciter/Onslaught/Poison (GER)/R.U.Dead?/Bolt Thrower/Kreator/Sodom/Whiplash/Slaughter/Dream Death/Destruction/Slayer/Grotesque/Absu/Edge Of Sanity/Destroyer 666/Amebix/Sabbat/Enslaved/Argentum/Furbowl/Morbid Angel/Necrony/Kaamos/Vomitory/... Then the most valuable records: Razor (CAN) - Armed And Dangerous MLP Flames Of Hell (ICE) - Fire And Steel LP 1987 Blasfemia (COL) - Guerra Total MLP Masacre (COL) - Ola De Violencia MLP Mayhem (NOR) - Deathcrush MLP Posercorpse Rec. 1987 Sabbat (JPN) - endless amount of CDs/LPs/EPs Gorement (SWE) - The Ending Quest CD Abhorer / Necrophile (SIN/JPN) - Split LP Hellhammer (SWI) - Death Fiend Demo (only 20 made), Triumph Of Death Demo, Satanic Rites Demo Cyclone (BEL) - Inferior To None LP and a shitload of other expensive stuff

Do you trade / buy / sell?

Selling: Unfortunately not. I am a collector and nothing leaves the door of my appartment, haha. Neither by trading or selling (if I do not have something twice). Trading: Some few stuff for trade: http://www.geocities.com/peterott/music.html Buying: but a strong buy from here, means always, haha...

Any famous last words?

Prices have grown over the last couple of years a fuckin lot. In Metal markets I already avoid several people as they have ridiculous high prices. Ebay is a source of rip-offs, selling LPs in a horrible condition as mint. CD prices rise to 15 Euros for normal CDs (like the Metal Blade and Candlelight releases)... that is no fun anymore. Luckily I am not hunting for obscure Heavy Metal records, Sarcofago rules over Black Knight or Wyzard, hehe I stopped tapetrading completly, but here is my complete list of all the original LPs/CDs/EPs, a source for collectors: http://www.geocities.com/peterott/music.html