Gary King

Profession:

Self employed

Address:

Texas

E-Mail address:

g.king2@att.net

Describe your way to Heavy Metal:

I started with Hendrix in '72, but when I overheard someone's car stereo playing Into The Void by Sabbath I was committed to the cause from then on.

How and when did you become a collector?

All through the 70's I collected hard rock on vinyl, all through the 80's I collected hard rock and metal on vinyl and cassette, the 90's til now it's been cd's only.

What kind of stuff do you collect?

CD and CD-R only. I transferred all my vinyl to cassette, then later all cassettes to cd-r. Now I don't own a turntable or cassette player.

Which styles do you collect?

NWOBHM, German heavy and power metal, hard rock from around the world (bands like Starz), and any great heavy and power metal that doesn't have a bunch of unnecessary "noodling" in it.

How big is your collection?

I gave a young metalhead in Dallas around 2,000 cd's to get him started (sorry guys!) and haven't counted what's left since then. I am guessing I still have around 9,000 cd's.

Where do you buy?

I traded with several people from the Collector's Ring in times gone by, but rarely trade any more because of the time it takes. But, if you are looking for something e-mail me. Who knows? I obtained many newer power metal titles from a bookseller here in Texas, and of course Amazon.

Your favourite records (by heart or value):

Accept-Blood Of The Nations
Place Of Skulls-Nailed
Primal Fear-Black Sun
Earl Slick Band-Razor Sharp
Grave Digger-The Last Supper
UDO-Animal House
Rebellion-Miklagard
Marshall Law-Warning From History
Victory-Don't Talk Science
Skanners-Flagellum Dei
and ANYTHING Halford!

Do you trade / buy / sell?

I traded with several people from the Collector's Ring in times gone by, but rarely trade any more because of the time it takes. But, if you are looking for something e-mail me. Who knows? I obtained many newer power metal titles from a bookseller here in Texas, and of course Amazon.

Any famous last words?

Living in America where traditional heavy metal is no longer recognized except by the faithful few, I am happy to have a great collection to hear and share with others "like me." God bless metalheads everywhere!