Dan Edman

Date of birth:

1972-05-16

Profession:

I work in a printshop

Address:

e-mail me and you’ll get it in case of a trade...

E-Mail address:

corroseum@tiscali.se

Homepage:

http://home.tiscali.se/the_corroseum

Describe your way to Heavy Metal:

Well, I guess I’m just another victim of the “Twisted Sister”-phenomenon. About 20 years ago “Stay Hungry” was my first HM/HR record (like sooo many others) and in the eyes of the older “true” metalheads I must have been as obnoxious and pathetic as I find 11yr-old HAMMERFALL-fans today. I quickly tried to educate myself and bands like WASP, ACCEPT, JUDAS PRIEST and MOTLEY CRUE followed. While my friends started “outgrowing” Metal one by one I discovered Speed/Power/Thrash Metal and bands like LIVING DEATH, AGENT STEEL, METALLICA, RUNNING WILD, CELTIC FROST, pre-Kiske-HELLOWEEN etc, but also some punk/hc/crossover. I ignored the whole Death Metal thing until I discovered the mighty “I.N.R.I” by SARCOFAGO, and then started checking out MORBID ANGEL, BOLT THROWER, BATHORY etc...

How and when did you become a collector?

I’ve got the collector-gene! I guess it started with smurfs & comics about 25 years ago;-)... The more “serious” Metal-collecting started about 5 years ago, when I had a personal HM revival. I had been listening more to various strange post-punk, crossover, electro etc for a few years, but then I came across some odd-looking and soon-to-be personal top-faves like the “Metal Deadness” split-LP, RIPPER, BLACK DEATH, HOLOCAUST etc and bought them for the cool cover-art. Musically they surprised me however, and soon my Metal fetish was rekindled.

What kind of stuff do you collect?

Nowdays it’s mostly vinyl in all formats. Mainly LP’s/12”s, but also some 7”s I find special. I buy some CD-reissues, but I wouldn’t count that as collecting

Which styles do you collect?

No particular styles, just good and original songwriters in any Metal genre from the 80’s. Got a weak spot for odd doom/occult/horror/eerie Metal though... I also have a side-hobby of searching out “Incredibly Strange Metal”, like really ultra-shitty stuff, bands with weird images/graphix, all-girl bands, kids doing Metal, Metal Enterprises-records and other “Metalploitation” labels etc... (but this interest is more linked to my other non-metal interests and aesthetics)

How big is your collection?

Relatively small. Out of my complete record collection, Metal constitutes a little less than half of it, but is comperatively the biggest style by far: Perhaps 1000 LPs/12”s, less than a 100 7”s, 200 CDs + a couple of hundred trade-items. I never keep anything “ok” or half-decent in my collection, only the titles I find special in some way

Where do you buy?

Record fairs, local stores, e-lists, friends, e-bay and I also do some trading

Your favourite records (by heart or value):

Oh bloody ‘ell... Gotta do a 7” and an LP list, there’s so many cool titles needing mention:
LPs/12”s:
1. SHOCKSPLIT (UK) – under wraps MLP 89 (just bloody amazing NWOBHM latecomers! Fucking slays!)
2. PARABELLUM (COL) – both 12”s (the sickest, coolest & most brutal Black/Death-releases of the 80s!)
3. BERSERKS (ITA) – s/t LP 82 (killer Maiden-clones!)
4. THE HAND OF DOOM (GER) – poisonoise LP ’79 (BRUTAL old-school/nwobhm-style HM/HR!)
5. HELLER (YUG) – s/t LP 89 (ultra-cool evil Euro-thrash!)
6. DEEP SWITCH (UK) – nine inches of god LP 86 (paganistic metal at it’s best!)
7. V/A – “Debüt no. 1” LP 82 (Totally unknown german d.i.y. compilation featuring RUNNING WILD’s 1st demo recordings w/ perfect sound!)
8. RESISTENCIA (VEN) – all 3 LPs 81-84 (What a godly band! Esp. The 2nd LP!)
9. OVERLORD (CAN) – s/t MLP 85 (Mystic Metal Masters!)
10. DWARR (USA) – animals LP 86 (Not total metal but Total Doooom/Psyche/Sickness!)

7”’s:
1. REINCARNATE (UK) – take it or leave it/metal in disguise 7” 82 (my all-time favourite nwobhm 7”)
2. CROWLEY (JAP) – the scream of death 8” EP (godly Power Metal ep! – slays the LP!)
3. OMEN SEARCHER (UK) – teacher of sin/too much 7” (“teacher...” is such a bloody awsome piece of music..)
4. MANNINYA BLADE (SWE) – the barbarian 7” 84 (crushing mid-paced power/thrash bulldozer!)
5. REQUIEM (UK) – sacrificial wanderer/angel of sin 7” 80 (another great, heavy and infinitely rare 7”)
6. 220 VOLT – prisoner of war/sauron 7” 82 (so much better than their LPs it’s just ridiculous...)
7. WHITE HELL (JAP/USA) – lucifer 7” EP 85 (raw & evil VENOM-clones!)
8. KAT (POL) – ustatni tabor/noce szatana 7” 85 (Another one which slays the debut LP!)
9. PENTAGRAM (CHILE) – fatal predictions/demoniac possession 7” 87 (perfect deathrash – the coolest vocalist ever)
10. BLACK VIRGIN (USA) – 44. killer 7” 83 (Nothing like the killer LP, but still a find!)
As usual there are equally or more rare stuff in the crates, but these are especially dear to me.

Do you trade / buy / sell?

Trade = as often as possible. Buy = more often than possible. Sell = occationally, but only from my tradelist.

Any famous last words?

Not yet. Meet me at my deathbed... In the meantime I’ll just namedrop another bunch of fave bands not mentioned above, like BLACK HOLE, VOIVOD, BROCAS HELM, OBLACHNYJ KRAJ, ACID, ANVIL, LORD WEIRD SLOUGH FEG, LESTER MADDOX, GOTHAM CITY, SARCOFAGUS/MOOTTORILINNUT, PENTAGRAM, SLAYER, FUTURE TENSE, TURBO (POL), DEATH SS, 80’s MANOWAR, FLAMES, ARKANGEL/GILLMAN, HELL, SINDROME, SACRED BLADE etc...