Pietro Balloni

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Partner in a small company producing historical figures

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Describe your way to Heavy Metal:

I came into HM recently...something more than 10 years ago. My first listening was a Black Sabbath Greatest hits from a friend. Soon after this some classics such as Iron Maiden and Judas Priest...

How and when did you become a collector?

I started to collect quite immediately. No particular genres. All of them...I only have stopped to collect black metal because I loose some feeling with it...But the rest is going on as more and fast as I can!

What kind of stuff do you collect?

I have a very small house so it was a natural choice to start to collect cds. I'm very attracted from vinyls but I don't know where to put them! in my house the bathroom is the only room in which I do not have cd shelfs...

Which styles do you collect?

Not at all....My favourite style is NWOBHM but I like also Thrash, Doom and sometime death...

How big is your collection?

Actually is 2896 cds. Number 2897 is on the way to come....

Where do you buy?

I only buy. I had never the idea to sell something from my collection or to trade. My "escalation" as buyer was from local cd shops to Fairs then Ebay and finally from other collectors everywere.

Your favourite records (by heart or value):

VBy heart a lot....with particular love for:
Warlord - Deliver Us
Demon - Night of the Demon & The Unexpected Guest
Black Sabbath...all the classics

By Value: Aggressor - By any means necessary
Alliance - No face value
Amethyst - both: Flames to Eternity & Stay
Arbitrater - Darkened Reality
Arcturus - Constellation
Betrayer - World of Chaos
Blackland - Temple of Thoughts
Blackthorn - The rotten ways of human misery
Bloodstone - Hour of the Gate
Brethren - Dreams of Tomorrow
Burial - Relinquished souls
Crillson - Coming of a new age
Dashboard - 1900
Deflagration - Suicide or Sacrifice
Eezee - Rise from Darkness
Epitaph - Seeming Salvation
Equimanthorn - Under the Seasons
Expulsion - A bitter twist of Fate
Fatal Array - s/t
Flashpoint - Unfinished Business
Gangrena - Infected Ideologies
Gorement - The ending quest
Impact - Take the pain
Imperator - The time before Time (Loud Out black/gray/red cover)
Magnus - Both: I was watching my death & Scarlet Slaughterer
Morbid Saint - Spectrum of Death (On Avanzada)
Mystic Reign - s/t
Necrophobic - No more life
Paragon - World of sin
Paranoia - Evil's Revenge
Parusie - ...In Silence
Powerlord/Maxx Warrior (On Shark records)
Scene x Dream - s/t
Seance - 1992EP
Septic Grave - Caput Mortuum
Silence - Vision
Sororicide - The Entity
Squadron - Fatal Strike
Steel Lace - s/t
Telepathy - Legions of frustration
Tyburn - Fragments
Tyr - Illusion
Uncertain Future - Shock the System
Vaudeville - To dimension logic

Any famous last words?

I'm not good for "famous" words...so I say hello to everybody!