Chris Danyo

Date of birth:

1969-04-12

Profession:

Heavy Metal Enthusiast

E-Mail address:

Cristylball@aol.com

Describe your way to Heavy Metal:

I've been listening to Heavy Metal for almost 25 years. I was inspired by a neighbor who was much older than me. One day we were outside, and he said "Listen to this" - he then cranked up "Iron Man" from Black Sabbath in his car, and I've never been the same since. The walls of his bedroom were covered with posters and artwork (Which he created), of Kiss, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, and the likes - which were the type that glowed in black light. He also painted denim jackets - 2 I'll never forget: Rush - "Fly By Night", & Rainbow - "Rising"; they were beautiful. I still thank him to this day.

How and when did you become a collector?

I've been a collector for around 20 years. I collect because I have a driving passion for the music, I love the art, and I never want to let this music be forgotten. My biggest thrill is turning someone else on to something that they may have never heard before, and by converting non-believers into believers.

What kind of stuff do you collect?

I collect mostly CDs today, although I have a ton of old, rare vinyl and tapes from years past.

Which styles do you collect?

I don't necessarily concentrate on any one particular style, although my favorite era of Metal/Power Metal was the 80s. Old True, Power, Traditional, Euro, Epic, Symphonic, Black, Thrash, Doom - if it has that Old-School sound, I love it. I even love some of the old Hard Rock Psyche/Prog/Dark releases from the 70s & earlier.

How big is your collection?

I probably have close to a total of 500 items (Maybe more).

Where do you buy?

Most of it nowadays is through the computer, although there are a select few shops nearby which offer tremendous selections.

Your favourite records (by heart or value):

By heart:
JAG PANZER - "Ample Destruction"
OZ - "Fire In The Brain"
PARASITE - "Parasite" (EP)
OSTROGOTH - "Full Moon's Eyes" (EP)
HIGH POWER - "High Power"
PICTURE - "Diamond Dreamer"
HEAVY LOAD - "Death Or Glory"
WITCHFINDER GENERAL - "Death Penalty"
SATAN - "Court In The Act"
MERCYFUL FATE - "Melissa"
(And everything from MINDLESS SINNER!!)

Do you trade / buy / sell?

I am interested in trading / selling, and also buying.

Any famous last words?

As was perfectly phrased by Cronos - "Lay down your soul to the Gods Rock And Roll" !!!