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Metalhead by heart and archivist by profession. Pretty obvious I had to join this great project one day...
I usually buy music on CD (old-fashioned geezer) and own most stuff by the bands you can see below that features unique studio material as well as a few unlisted releases, autographs and memorabilia.
Albums I'm still looking for (physical discs):
- Genocide Nippon: The Ritual Days ～ 邪怨転生 (Compilation)
- Querubes: En Vivo (Live album)
- Querubes: Querubes (Demo)
- Querubes: Traces of Misery (Demo)
- Querubes: Lost Century (Full-length)
- Selvageria: Metal Invasor (Demo; also on split with Flageladör)
- Sir Lord Baltimore: Sir Lord Baltimore III Raw (Full-length)
- Temple of Oblivion: Aus fremder Heimat (EP)
- Törr - Morituri Te Salutant (Full-length)
In case someone got one of those available: Don't hesitate a second and drop me a PM at the forum. You shall be rewarded with gold and honour!
Anthelion [幻日] (Taiwan)
Arc of Ascent
Blood Money (UK)
Blood of Kingu (Ukraine)
Book of Wyrms
Datura (New Zealand)
Death Dealer (USA; Power)
Death rides a Horse
Diablo Swing Orchestra
Ego Fall [颠覆M]
Event Horizon X
EZO (incl. "Flatbacker")
Gotsu Totsu Kotsu [兀突骨]
Grim Reaper (incl. "Steve Grimmett" and "Steve Grimmett's Grim Reaper")
Heavens Gate (incl. "Steeltower")
High Tension (Germany)
Katharsis (Germany; Black)
Kelly Simonz's Blind Faith
Lamb of God (incl. "Burn the Priest")
Mania (Germany; Speed/Power)
Masters of Disguise
Myrath (incl. "Xtazy")
Narjahanam [نار جهنم]
Nightwish (Tarja Era)
Rhapsody (of Fire)
Sir Lord Baltimore
Sodom (Germany; Black/Speed, Thrash)
Temple of Oblivion (Germany)
Texas Hippie Coalition
ThunderStorm (Italy; Doom)
Törr (incl. "666")
Victim (USA; Heavy/Speed)
The Vision Bleak
The Wounded Kings
An honourable mention goes out to Iron Maiden for leading me into the vast realm of metallic splendour!
Little history lesson: In the former GDR, where I was born, fans of Metal music were labeled a part of the group of "negativ-dekadente Jugendliche" (negative-decadent youths) by the socialist powers and thus observed by the "Stasi" (Ministerium für Staatssicherheit).
A list of distinguishing marks was compiled for the so-called "Heavy's" (as well as other subcultures) by the Stasi in the 1980s based on observations:
"- German translation: Adherents of extremely hard rock music (Heavy-metall) [Sic!]
- Clothing: in the style of western rockers; leather clothing; leather caps; jackets and trousers are studded; wearing high boots
- Hair-cut: short to chin-length
- Population and social origin: male-only population; usually craftsmen/skilled workers; purchasing and repairing the "gear" is expensive
- Attitude: elitist cult; they live for their rock idol; unworldly fanatism; disapprove state and society; not involved in church-based youth work
- Behaviour: aggressive; violent towards youths with different interests; partly neo-fascist tendency; appearance/presence based on the model of West German neo-fascist groupings
- Specifics: rejection of homosexuals"
I wonder if this was all socialist ideological blindness and doom-mongering or if certain characteristics may have applied to some people...
Cheers, Peace and Metal up!