Mario van der Leijden

Date of birth:

1975-06-09

Profession:

At the moment i'm working in the printing business

Address:

MARIO VAN DER HEIJDEN BEATRIXHOF 228 5401 CM , UDEN HOLLAND

E-Mail address:

BATTLEMETAL@HOME.NL

Describe your way to Heavy Metal:

listen now since 1987 to Heavy Metal well my cousin was a great Iron Maiden / Ac/Dc / Kiss / Twisted Sister / Van Halen and Saxon - Fan. When i heared for the first time "The number of the beast" LP my heart was sold to Heavy Metal!!!!!!!!!

How and when did you become a collector?

Since 1989 i collect SERIOUS vinyls but since 1994 it costs me fortunes it's like a desease it goes faster and faster and you can't stop anymore!!!!!!! Why i collect because the covers from vinyls and ''the original recordings" they obsessed me since i bought my first record.

What kind of stuff do you collect?

I collect only vinyls but i have of course also cd's and demo tapes but they have for me no value.

Which styles do you collect?

Yes, i'm a REAL big collector of DUTCH and Belgian Heavy Metal, also i collect N.W.O.B.H.M./French Metal/U.S. Metal and East European Metal but also a few thrash-bands like Nuclear Assault/Mandator/old Testament/Violence/etc.

How big is your collection?

I have i think (I count them for the last time 2 years ago) 3000 LP's / 400 7" / 1200 CD's and 50 original demo-tapes

Where do you buy?

From Metalmarkets, internet and i trade with so much people around the world.

Your favourite records (by heart or value):

CYCLONE - INFERIOR TO NONE LP
METAL MERCY - THE UNBORN CHILD MLP
ELINOR - WHERE DO YOU GO LP
HANDS OF MERCY - SAME 12"
SWORD - EXCALIBUR 7"
BLACK NIGHT- MASTER OF DISASTER MLP
ACID - HELL ON WHEELS 7"
EXODO - THE NEW BABYLON LP
MYSTO DYSTO- THE RULES HAVE BEEN DISTURBED LP
HEATHEN'S RAGE - SAME 12"

Do you trade / buy / sell?

ALWAY'S I'M INTERESTED IN TRADING AND SELLING BUT MOSTLY I TRADE FOR MY OWN COLLECTION . SO COME AND ASK MY LIST METALHOOKERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;-)

Any famous last words?

wELL KICK SOME METAL FUCKIN' ASS !!!!! DUTCH STEEL WE WILL PREVAIL !!!!!!!