Antonio Pardo García

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Date of birth:

1968-08-23

Profession:

I do work at Repulse Records, I have my own label called Qabalah Productions, I carry the mailorder, reviews and interviews in a new portal called www.xtreemmusic.com (visit it now!!!). I make a weekly radio program in Madrid devoted to Death and Bla

Address:

Antonio Pardo García / P.O. Box 14890 / 28080 – Madrid / SPAIN

E-Mail address:

qabalah.home@repulserecords.com

Describe your way to Heavy Metal:

Well, since I had 13 years old. Lets say that I inspired myself. I didn’t like the music that my partners at school used to hear and enjoy (Pop, Funky…) and I was looking for something more aggressive and strong. So, of course, I discovered Heavy Metal. I started as usual listening to bands like IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST, AC/DC, OZZY OSBOURNE… Then, I still was looking for the strongest and I started with Thrash, Speed Metal and fast Hardcore and after the normal process we all have passed through (at least, all of us that enjoy the Death Metal thing!), I went for the extreme sounds…

How and when did you become a collector?

I’ve always thought that some people collect stamps, others collect cars, others bad feelings… And I collect music… My music!!! It’s a healthy experience and it’s better than drugs or alcohol. It’s enjoyable and I love it!!! Since I started to get my records, I always had clear in my mind that I didn’t want to sell any of my records… Then you go buying and completing discographies by the bands and it’s normal that at last, you become a “compulsive” collector, isn’ it? And the only problem is… Space to hold the records at your home!!! And maybe money!!!

What kind of stuff do you collect?

Formats: Everything except DVD, I mean: 12” (LP’s or maxis or mini LP’s), 7”, 10”, 8”, 5”, CD’s, tapes (mainly original demos… I hate recorded tapes with dozens of demos recorded on them!!!), magazines and some videos…

Which styles do you collect?

About styles: Mainly Death Metal, Grind, old Thrash/Speed/Hardcore and only good, fast Black Metal

How big is your collection?

Near to 2000 12” LP’s, 2000 7”EP’s, like 3000 CD’s and 1500 tapes (mainly original stuff).

Where do you buy?

Wherever I can!!! Internet, trades, shops (I’m one of those that can go to a second hand shop and be there looking the boxes for hours!!!)…

Your favourite records (by heart or value):

TERRORIZER - “World Downfall” (brasilian CD with 7 extra songs)
NAPALM DEATH complete discography (I have everything, from 7” to 12”, bootlegs…)
NIHILIST-Both 7”EP’s
HIRAX – Everything they have released
SLAUGHTER (Can) – Everything
SODOM
CELTIC FROST
DESTRUCTION
– Mainly complete discographies…

Do you trade / buy / sell?

Yes, I’m interested in everything, although I don’t give any record from my own collection

Any famous last words?

Yes: METAL WILL RULE THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Write me now and lets talk about extreme Metal!!!