John Patronas

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Date of birth:

1977-12-08

Profession:

post-graduate student

Address:

Athens

E-Mail address:

calicojohn@hotmail.com

Describe your way to Heavy Metal:

I've been listening H.M. since I was 13. A friend of mine had given me a tape including tracks from Iron Maiden and from then on I got hooked on the sound!

How and when did you become a collector?

I have been collecting systematically the last 4 years,because in the hidden corners of the underground lie obscure metal gems!

What kind of stuff do you collect?

Mostly Cd's.The most Lp's are far too expensive!

Which styles do you collect?

I like everything between AOR and atmospheric Metal but my cup of tea is Epic/Power Metal.

How big is your collection?

About 150 vinyls,about 800 tapes (copies and originals) and about 1200 cd's (copies and originals).

Where do you buy?

I buy in metal stores in Athens and trade with fellow-metallians.

Your favourite records (by heart or value):

So many to be mentioned,but just to name a few glorious pieces of the past...
1)Fifth Angel - same
2)Avalanche - Pray For The Sinner
3)Salem's Wych - Betrayer Of Kings
4)Leather Nunn - Take The Night
5)Ruthless - Discipline Of Steel
6)Black Knight - Master Of Disaster
7)Bloodgood - Out Of The Darkness
8)Mindless Sinner - Master Of Evil
9)Aria - Play With Fire
10)Thatcher - Destined To Conquer

Do you trade / buy / sell?

I am always interested in trading (CD-r's only).Whoever wishes,please feel free to send me an e-mail

Any famous last words?

Keep the fire burning,you're the Steel that never fades away!!!