Greg Chronis

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Date of birth:

1975-06-14

Profession:

Mechanical Engineer

Address:

Greg Chronis 8 Neochoriou St., N. Kypseli 11363 Athens GREECE

E-Mail address:

grigoris@lycos.com

Describe your way to Heavy Metal:

I'm into Heavy Metal since 1985. A classmate gave me his older brother WASP "The last command" LP. This record changed it all. WASP are still my all-time favourite band.

How and when did you become a collector?

I started seriously (in terms of money) in 1987. collecting Metal vinyl apart from feeding my music needs also helps in spreading the Metal word to friends (or not) of mine & creates testament for my children (whenever...)

What kind of stuff do you collect?

I collect only vinyl (except for WASP stuff, where I can get anything possible).

Which styles do you collect?

I'm mostly into 80's Hard & Heavy. Apart from the mainstream Gods (Maiden, Priest, Sabbath e.t.c.) I'm mainly concentrated in the following genres:

a) Glam (or "poser" for some) Metal: RATT, DOKKEN, MOTLEY CRUE, TWISTED SISTER, WINGER, Y&T, GIUFFRIA, BONFIRE, SHY, JOSHUA, FIREHOUSE, CINDERELLA, KINGDOM COME, LION, AUTOGRAPH, WHITE LION e.t.c.

b) 80's Euro-Heavy: SINNER, STORMWITCH, GRAVE DIGGER, GRAVESTONE, TALON, STEELER, CROSSFIRE, OSTROGOTH, SORTILEGE, PICTURE, ATTACK, CHROMING ROSE, MAD MAX, RAGE, RUNNING WILD, SCANNER e.t.c.

c) 80's US-Heavy: EXCITER, LIEGE LORD, BLACK KNIGHT, ANVIL, BARREN CROSS, SAINT, HEIR APPARENT, HEXX, OMEN, TYRANT, RIOT, SWORD, JAG PANZER, FIFTH ANGEL, SHOCK PARIS, CRIMSON GLORY, LIZZY BORDEN e.t.c.

d) NWOBHM: CLOVEN HOOF, ANGELWITCH, WITCFYNDE, TYTAN, BATTLEAXE, TYSONDOG, DEMON, DIAMOND HEAD, TOKYO BLADE, GRIM REAPER, SPARTAN WARRIOR, PRAYINTG MANTIS, SATAN, BLITZKRIEG e.t.c.

e) 80's Thrash: KREATOR, SODOM, DESTRUCTION, ASSASSIN, TANKARD, ONSLAUGHT, TESTAMENT, DARK ANGEL, POST MORTEM, BLOOD FEAST, FLOTSAM & JETSAM, CORONER, DARKNESS, EXORCIST, INDESTROY, DEATHROW, EXUMER, TOXIC, DEATH ANGEL, AT WAR, WHIPLASH e.t.c.

How big is your collection?

WASP stuff: 250 - 260 items Metal collection (Vinyl only): around 2500 items

Where do you buy?

Nearly all stuff was & is arriving from Worldwide shops, dealers & collectors (as for Greek "Metal specialists", we buy the same prices and they sell double...no, thanx)

Your favourite records (by heart or value):

I) In terms of addiction: a) OMEN - Battle cry b) LIZZY BORDEN - Menace to society c) CLOVEN HOOF - A sultan's ransom d) SATAN - Court in the act e) RATT - Invasion of your privacy f) DOKKEN - Tooth & nail g) CROSSFIRE - Second attack h) TALON - Never look back i) ASSASSIN The upcoming terror j) POST MORTEM - The coroner's office II) In terms of hard-to-find vinyl: a) CLOVEN HOOF - The opening ritual b) MEDIEVAL STEEL - Same c) SHY - Once bitten...twice shy d) STRATOVARIUS - Fright night e) CONCEPTION - The last sunset f) MERCYFUL FATE - E.P. (White border) g) ELIXIR - Son of Odin h) CACUMEN - Bad widow i) LION - Powerlove E.P. j) PRAYING MANTIS - Predators in disguise

Do you trade / buy / sell?

I'm always willing to buy Metal vinyl at reasonable prices, I'm not generally into trading but I can help in locating wanted stuff.

Any famous last words?

Support vinyl, not "vinyl specialist" sellers.