Toine Von Poorten

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Date of birth:



Gravimetric Blender (Gas Industry)


Toine van Poorten Sperwerlaan 121 4143 AR Leerdam The Netherlands Phone: +31 345 614136

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Describe your way to Heavy Metal:

I'm a devoted fan since 1975. It all began with DEEP PURPLE and LED ZEPPELIN and JIMI HENDRIX of course. Later came UFO, RUSH, PRIEST, THIN LIZZY, RAINBOW, KISS and THE SCORPIONS. In the early 1980's, I lost my heart to a new music style, called N.W.O.B.H.M. (BITCHES SIN, HOLOCAUST, ANGELWITCH, MAIDEN) and US Metal (EXCITER, RIOT, RAPID TEARS). Of course I also followed the Dutch Metal Scene with bands like PICTURE, VANDALE, VORTEX, GILGAMESJ and VANDENBERG and Japanese bands like LOUDNESS, BOW WOW, X-RAY, EARTHSHAKER, etc.etc. fascinated me at that time very much, too.

How and when did you become a collector?

Since about 1980.

What kind of stuff do you collect?

LPs, 7", private live recordings, demos, video stuff, magazines, fanzines - almost everything

Which styles do you collect?

I concentrate on: NWOBHM, US Metal, Dutch Metal and Japanese Metal. But if I find a 12" of SAXON with a rare track on the B-side, that I don't have yet, I buy it immediately.

How big is your collection?

I own about 3.000 LPs, 3.000 CDs, a few hundred 7", 1,500 live recordings and demos and 500 video recordings

Where do you buy?

From all over the world. I go to several record fairs in Holland. I trade with people all over the world, visit a lot of record stores worldwide and I'm constantly surfing on the Internet in order to find good dealers of obscure and rare stuff.

Your favourite records (by heart or value):

In no particular order...
1) HEAVY LOAD - Full Speed At High Level
2) WINTERKAT - The Struggle
3) RIPPER - And The Dead Shall Rise
4) HYKSOS - Hyksos
5) MAD HATTER - Mad Hatter
6) HALLOWEEN - Don't Metal With Evil
7) BLACK NIGHT - Master Of Disaster
8) CHINATOWN - Play It To Death
9) WIKKA - Wikka
10) SALEM'S WYCH - Betrayer Of Kings

Do you trade / buy / sell?

Yes, I'd love to trade! Let's start with trading lists with eachother. The rest will follow!!

Any famous last words?

I'm not interested in people who think that TYPE O NEGATIVE, SLIPKNOT, KORN and THE DEFTONES play heavy metal. Only REAL Metal addicts can send their lists.