Rene Engelaan

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Date of birth:

1975-11-22

Profession:

I sell furnitures from Holland, Bali and Tailand in Spain

Address:

Rene Engelaan apto de correos 20 La Nucia 03530 Alicante Spain

E-Mail address:

glorymetalwarrior@yahoo.es

Describe your way to Heavy Metal:

I start listening to Heavy Metal when i bought a record on a second hand market near my town. It was AVENGER the double spanish edition "blood sports/Killer ellite", back in 1987. Soon after that i bought IRON MAIDEN "Live after death" and i got crazy with this music

How and when did you become a collector?

First i start buying all those big names in metal, like ANVIL, DIO, SAXON, RIOT, VIRGIN STEELE, HELIX, LOUDNESS...but after two years, around 1990 i think, i start collecting more obscure metal groups. I collect because its a way of living to me, the most important thing in life i think. And i am not just a collector because to me this is a way of life, going with long here, spikes,...and happy to have the metal in my heart.

What kind of stuff do you collect?

I collect singles, Picture discs, bootlegs, Maxis, promos, Lps, Cds, demos, video tapes, tour books, t-shirts, post cards, fanzines, magazines, compilation albums (on cd, Lp and Cs) etc....

Which styles do you collect?

Yes, i love US METAL, NWOBHM, EUROPEAN METAL, old BLACK METAL(not those stupid Pop Black metal of many groups of today), GLAM METAL (yes, i like Glam Metal, and i know many of you dont, but i dont give a shit. I love there looks, actitud, and there music of course), Hungarian Metal (my girlfriend is from that country), Spanish metal of course, THRASH METAL, SPEED METAL,.... only from the ´80s or groups of today with a ´80s sound

How big is your collection?

I got around 5000 lps, 2500 cds, 1000 tapes (including demos), 400 picture discs, couple of 100 video tapes, 500 singles, 120 tour books, 800 magazines, 350 compilations on Lp and around 200 on cd etc...

Where do you buy?

I get my records from the Internet, or from Germany, and sometimes from the States

Your favourite records (by heart or value):

I am going to give a list of my most valuable spanish metal records, and after that some of the international groups (the list is not in order). Quality is what count for me:
THOR: MATA A LA BESTIA and THOR
TRITON: TRITON
EXODO: THE NEW BABYLON
AZRAEL: NADA POR NAIE (first edition, with different cover, very limited)
ASPID: OSCURA REFLEXION First Ep from the incredible underground Thrash group.
BELLA BESTIA: LISTA PARA MATAR. Double edition
CADENA PERPETUA: EN NOMBRE DE LA PAZ
ESFINGE: DIOSA ESFINGE 7"
EXCALIBUR: GENERACION MALDITA
GOLIATH: LA FUERZA DEL ROCK 7"

International groups:
TREASON: PATH OF NO RETURN
STORMTROOPER: ARMIES OF THE NIGHT
CHARIOT: BURNING AMBITION (PROMO without cover)
ARMED FORCE: HEAVY ARTILLERY
BURNING STAR: FIRE AND RAIN (PROMO MAXI)
DEFENDER: CITY AD MORTIS
DEADLY BLESSING: LIMITED EDITION EP (TEST PRESSING)
FAIR WARNING (UK): ROCKING AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT 12"
HEAVY LOAD: METAL CONQUEST
KROKUS: HEAVY METAL (Bootleg)

Do you trade / buy / sell?

I dont trade nothing from my collection, but i buy if i still dont have it.

Any famous last words?

Yes, that without heavy metal, i am nobody.