Nereo Ghiotto

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I work in a graduate in economics and commerce studio


I live in Italy in a little city called VĂ² Euganeo (near Padova and Venice).

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Describe your way to Heavy Metal:

I have listened to big musical groups like T-Rex, Sweet, Slade in the 70 years, then I liked the bands that played strong hard rock like Deep Purple, Grand Funk, Uriah Heep.., I was able to find these albums in Italy.

How and when did you become a collector?

I collect albums for many years, this is for me a big passion

What kind of stuff do you collect?

I listen to many albums and cd's, but no interests in cassettes or demotapes

Which styles do you collect?

I have always liked the American hard rock and especially the AOR, the pomp and the class metal, I have loved 70's heroes Angel, Starz, Rex, Y&T, Legs Diamond, first Riot line-up also 80's White Sister, Nightranger, Sabu, Giuffria....I have directed one of a first program in Italy for many years in the North of Italy. I played all the heavy metal of the 80 years and I have interviewed many Italian Heavy bands, i remember X-Hero, Vanadium, Crying Steel, Steel Crown, Skanners, Hocculta, Dark Lord, Revenge and many more.

How big is your collection?

I have 5000 Lp's and 1500 Cd's

Where do you buy?

I find the albums in the shows/ market of the Italy north and in Germany, beside any mail order or I make change with friends and collectors, also through internet.

Your favourite records (by heart or value):

USA Aor and Class Metal :
1) Arthur Museum - "Gallery Closed"
2) Synch - "..get the feeling"
3) Twenty Twenty - "Altered"
4) Equinox - "Borderline"
5) Terraplane - "Arrives"
6) White Light - "Same"
7) Rok Bergade - "The attack is on"
8) Visitor - "Take it"
9) Vxn - "Same"
10) Day One - "One look"

Italian Way Of Metal :
1) Morgana - "Same" MiniLp
2) Morgana - "Three years of madness" Test pressing
3) Bright Light - "Higher'n'higher"
4) Hot Honey - "Same" Test pressing
5) X-Hero - "Same"
6) Hot Pets - "Same"
7) Berserks - "Same"
8) Danger Zone - "Victims of time"
9) Wyxmer - "The syre of"
10) Rising Power - "The rock is never ending"

Do you trade / buy / sell?

I have disposition many Lp's of the 80's Italian metal that items could see in my webpage :, the prices are tractable, I want to change only hard rock(no death and extreme sound).

Any famous last words?

I hope that return the tradition and the charm of the albums in vinyl.