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The Red Tower's profile

Rank:
Metal freak 
Points:
12705 
Full name:
Daniel  
Gender:
Male 
Age:
29 
Country:
Germany 
Comments:
 

Metalhead by heart and archivist by profession. Pretty obvious I had to join this great project one day...

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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):
- Evile: All Hallows Eve (EP)
- Querubes: En Vivo (Live album)
- Querubes: Querubes (Demo)
- Querubes: Traces of Misery (Demo)
- Querubes: Lost Century (Full-length)
- Sir Lord Baltimore: Sir Lord Baltimore III Raw (Full-length)
- Temple of Oblivion: Aus fremder Heimat (EP)

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!

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Favourite bands:
Abbath
Abysmal Grief
Ahab
Alestorm
Altarage
Amberian Dawn
Ambush (Växjö/Sweden)
Amon Amarth
Anorexia Nervosa
Anthelion [幻日] (Taiwan)
Anvil
Archgoat
Arc of Ascent
Arduini/Balich
Arsis
Artch
Artillery
Babylon (Germany)
Battle Beast
Beastcraft
Black Sabbath
Blackthorn (Russia)
Blessed Death
Blood Money (UK)
Blood of Kingu (Ukraine)
Book of Wyrms
Brainstorm (Germany)
Bullet (Germany)
Chastain
Civil War
Coroner
Craft
Crossfire (Belgium)
Crypt Lurker
Darkspace
Darkthrone
Datura (New Zealand)
Death Dealer (USA; Power)
Death rides a Horse
Décembre Noir
Delain
Devin Townsend Project
Diablo Swing Orchestra
Dies Ater
Dismember (Sweden)
Djevel
Domine
Dynazty
Ego Fall [颠覆M]
Ensiferum
Event Horizon X
Evile (UK)
EZO (incl. "Flatbacker")
Fastkill
First Dawn
Genocide Nippon
Gotsu Totsu Kotsu [兀突骨]
Grai [Грай]
Grand Magus
Grave Digger
Grim Reaper (incl. "Steve Grimmett" and "Steve Grimmett's Grim Reaper")
Grond (Russia)
Hacavitz
HammerFall
Harmasar
Heavens Gate (incl. "Steeltower")
Hellhound (Japan)
Helrunar
High Tension (Germany)
Hydra Vein
Ignivomous
Immortal (Norway)
In Extremo
Inquisition (Colombia)
Iron Curtain
Jenner
John Gallow
Kalmah
Katharsis (Germany; Black)
Kelly Simonz's Blind Faith
Krypt
Lääz Rockit
Lamb of God (incl. "Burn the Priest")
Malokarpatan
Mania (Germany; Speed/Power)
Maniac (Austria)
Manowar
Masters of Disguise
Meanstreak (USA)
Monolord
Moonsorrow
Mortuorial Eclipse
Motörhead
Murg
Myrath (incl. "Xtazy")
Narjahanam [نار جهنم]
Nightwish (Tarja Era)
Nile
Nuclear Assault
Obsession (USA)
Ogre (USA)
Phrenetix
Powerwolf
Primal Fear
Protector
Querubes
Razorwyre
Red Circuit
ReinXeed
Rhapsody (of Fire)
Sadistik Exekution
Savatage
Saxon
Selvageria
Sir Lord Baltimore
Sledge Leather
Sodom (Germany; Black/Speed, Thrash)
Solitude Aeturnus
Sonne Adam
Svartsot
Sword (Canada)
Tears of Magdalena
Temple of Oblivion (Germany)
Teräsbetoni
Testament
Texas Hippie Coalition
ThunderStorm (Italy; Doom)
Törr (incl. "666")
Truppensturm
Tsjuder
Tulsadoom
Twisted Sister
Tyranny (Finland)
Tysondog
Untimely Demise
Urn (Finland)
Victim (USA; Heavy/Speed)
Vidargängr
The Vision Bleak
War (Sweden)
W.A.S.P.
Watain
The Wounded Kings
Xaos Oblivion
Xentria
Yith
YOB
Yonder Realm
Zimmers Hole
ZOM

An honourable mention goes out to Iron Maiden for leading me into the vast realm of metallic splendour!

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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...

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Cheers, Peace and Metal up!

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