Thanasis Kourkoulos

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Date of birth:

1981-05-19

Profession:

IT programmer

E-Mail address:

semia812000@yahoo.gr

Describe your way to Heavy Metal:

I've been listening to heavy metal for 13years. I was listening to greek rock music before listen to metal. A friend one day, gave me 3 albums: Accept - Staying a Life, Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus, Savatage - Gutter Ballet. And the journey began....

How and when did you become a collector?

I collect LPs and CDs for almost 13 years. Most of them I collect because I like the music.

What kind of stuff do you collect?

By priority:
1) Vinyl (LP, EP)
2) CD (LP)
3) MC

Which styles do you collect?

Me favorite style is US Power Metal. Bands like Queensryche, Apollo Ra, Matakopas, Fifth Angel, Riot, Liege Lord, Lethal, Rynning Wild etc. I like operatic vocals and guitar riffs that are combined with synth in some cases and lyrics of fantasy,epic themes

How big is your collection?

Aproximately 300 records both vinyl and cds

Where do you buy?

I buy records mainly from local stores but I often buy from e-bay, gemm or similar sites

Your favourite records (by heart or value):

By heart
Apollo Ra - Ra Pariah
Matakopas - Coming Out Ahead
Lethal - Programmed
Riot - Thundesteel
Running Wild - Death or Glory
Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime

Do you trade / buy / sell?

Currently I just buy