Vaggelis Fotakis

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Date of birth:

1979-07-03

Profession:

Chartered Accountant

Address:

I live in Piraeus, the port of Athens.

E-Mail address:

fotakis799@hotmail.com

Describe your way to Heavy Metal:

I listen to Heavy Metal since 1993 but I am into rare stuff since 1999. One day I decided to listen to heavy metal because I didn't know what it was. At the same day I listened to Iron Maiden and Metallica on the radio, the rest is history.

How and when did you become a collector?

I am a collector since 1997.I collect simply because I like it.

What kind of stuff do you collect?

I collect EP's, LP's, CD'S from 70s, 80s, 90s.

Which styles do you collect?

I concentrate on PROGRESSIVE ROCK, HARD ROCK, EPIC/POWER METAL, NWOBHM, AOR. I don't like THRASH, DEATH, BLACK, INDUSTRIAL, ALTERNATIVE etc because they don't have the magic that the styles refered above can reveal.

How big is your collection?

Alomost 3000 titles (Vinyls, 7", CDs, CDRs).

Where do you buy?

Internet and Shops.

Your favourite records (by heart or value):

Here are 15 rarities I like very much:
1) ARTHURS MUSEUM "Gallery Closed" MLP 1988 USA
2) SURRENDER "Same" LP 1984 Australia
3) CROWHAVEN "Emotional Adjustment" LP 1986 USA
4) BREEZE LEAST "Same" LP 1986 Japan
5) BLACK RIDERS "The Chosen Few" LP 1986 UK
6) WILD PUSSY "Mechanarchy" 12" 1989 UK
7) HAMMERON "Nothin' to do but rock" LP 1986 USA
8) HARD KNOX "Mark of the Rocker" MLP 1985 USA
9) EXODO "The new Babylon" LP 1988 SPAIN
10) EXCALIBUR "Generacion Maldita" LP 1989 SPAIN
11) ADRAMELCH "Irae Melanox" LP 1988 ITALY
12) DARK QUARTERER "Same" LP 1987 ITALY
13) AHAT "The March" LP 1989 BULGARIA
14) TRADE MARK "Fatal Blues" MLP 1992 GREECE
15) VXN "Same" LP 1986 CANADA

Do you trade / buy / sell?

Yes I am interested in trading / selling / buying and even doing CD-R trades of some really rare and out of print items.

Any famous last words?

ROCK OF AGES!!!!(the best song title of all time from the great SARACEN!)