Chuck Dawley

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Date of birth:

1967-02-27

Address:

Chuck Dawley 396 Delwood Dr. Columbus,Ms 39702 USA Ph: 1-662-329-3116

E-Mail address:

hellhammer_inc@yahoo.com

Describe your way to Heavy Metal:

I started listening to heavy metal when I was 9, my cousin bought me Sabbath's "Master's of Reality" for my birthday, and have been a metal fanatic ever since.

How and when did you become a collector?

Been collecting metal mags for 20+ yrs,still have most of them(Kerrang,Blackthorn,Hit Parader(when they put out decent metal) Metal Maniacs, I have an extensive collection that has been growing ever since. I collect because to me, metal is the truest of musical genres, great musicianship and powerful emotional output.

What kind of stuff do you collect?

I collect rare demos, Live bootlegs, videos, especially live ones, T-shirts, have too many, my friends say (fuck em) ha.

Which styles do you collect?

I mainly love Power Metal, some death( the unintelligible death growlings has lost its novelty to me). I am a vocalist myself and its too easy to do, carry a sustained note, now thats talent, and am also partial to Black Metal, Doom, Ambient.. too many silly subgenre names.. I can still remember when anything remotely heavy with guitar distortion was metal, I only liked a handful of the hair bans Early Crue, Ratt, Dokken, Racer X,...

How big is your collection?

At last inventory, I counted 2200 vinyl, cassettes, cds and even a few 8-tracksAnd hundreds of traded tapes.

Where do you buy?

Used to get my music from the local stores, now enjoy the net for my purchases, hell its cheaper.

Your favourite records (by heart or value):

Ten most prized (man, thats tough)
1. Black Sabbath -- Masters of Reality
2. Iron Maiden - Killers
3. Judas Priest - Hell Bent for Leather
4. Slayer - Reign in Blood
5. Gargoyle - Same
6. Metallica - Live double vinyl '88 in Germany
7. Ozzy Osbourne - Over the Mountain EP, has unreleased song w/ R. Rhodes
8. WASP - Fuck like A Beast in red vinyl
9. Venom - Live in Germany
10. Monsters of Rock-live in Donnington '79

Any famous last words?

Metal Forever