ANDREAS REISSNAUER - A Dive...
Av Rune Grande(Metal Blade Records)
(...this article is in English...)This is our fourth dive into the record collection of selected people working within the record labels. We had the pleasure of diving with Haavard Holm from Aftermath Music, Pip Soret from Relapse Records in Europe and Stefan Franke from Century Media Germany in the three first editions in this second series of our record collection interviews, and now the time has come to Andreas Reissnauer from Metal Blade Records Germany.
Are you a vinyl freak or more of the modern CD type?
Do you have a record player? If so - do you use it?
Do you remember the very first record you bought?
Andreas Reissnauer onstage
Talking about metal - The first one I got was Russian Roulette by Accept, the first one I bought was Keeper pt. I by Helloween.
What is the rarest album you've got?
Does Andreas' record collection consist of metal only? What else can one find that Andreas highly appreciates?
How do you preserve your collection? Is it categorized or is it just helter skelter?
In advance of this interview you told me you have tons of favorite bands and among them you mentioned old Metallica and old Slayer along with Neurosis and Killing Joke. There is a wide musical range between these bands. But as you said, these are just some of your favorite bands. However, now try to explain what these bands have that makes them so good. We can start with Slayer.
Reign in Blood and Hell Awaits - that should be reason enough. Well, they were love at first listen, Reign in Blood just blew my mind back then in the late 80s. When South Of Heaven came out it took me some serious time until I could enjoy the album. Once I got used to it and Seasons came out I loved that one straight from the start. Weirdly enough it took me some years until I understood the genius of Hell Awaits. My theory is that you always love the album from a band the most that you listened to at first - this theory only counts for the teenage years and only for me, of course, but then I´ve heard it from many other people as well. Anyways, nowadays it´s Hell Awaits and Reign In Blood, both on the same level, both easily two of my ten most favourite albums. I also liked the stuff they released later on, but actually I never listen to them. I play them like 10 times in the first three months after release and then....uuuh, once every other year. May be...may be not.
Metallica is next...
Fantastic band. I knew them from the early 80s when I was a small kid, but only their biggest hits of course. I seriously got into them when they released their first "metal" album which was "Pandemonium." Brilliant album! Then again I digged deeper into their history and bought the old stuff. Some great stuff, especially the early records, a few being a bit more mediocre. The latest few albums are all great, also the new one. And if you see them live you can´t hide from the aura of Jaz Coleman, he´s one of the best frontman on this planet for sure. That guy´s to me bigger than earth!
You also told me that you have approximate 7000 albums in your collection. I know it can be difficult, but...is there one album that means more to you than the rest?
You are home after a long day's work and want to relax with some music. What do you, most likely, want to listen to?
Where do you stand when it comes to original albums? Do you want a first press or are you pleased with re-mastered re-publications?
There are split opinions about live albums. Where do you stand and what's your ultimate live album? What's so special about this record?
What about the gender distribution in your collection; how is that coming along?
The vinyl tax collector is standing at your doorstep and demanding one - 1 - vinyl record as an instant charge. What record do you choose to give away?
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13.05.2013 FORTUNATE SONS
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05.05.2013 ENDOGENIC - Et metallisk sammensurium
29.04.2013 IN VAIN - Establish the Ænigma
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21.04.2013 VREID - Hváll om Vreid, Windir og Kraft
14.04.2013 DAN SWANÖ - En multimusiker...del 3
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08.04.2013 DAN SWANÖ - En multimusiker...del 1
06.04.2013 SKARP STUDIO - I nye lokaler
04.04.2013 RESONANCE ROOM - Italy’s Multi-dimensional Metal Beacon
29.03.2013 GIMP FIST - Punk rockers at heart
27.03.2013 MANES - Prototypen på gale trøndere (Retro)
23.03.2013 VOMITORY - The End
21.03.2013 MÖK - Fuck You
17.03.2013 SCARVE - The history so far (Retro)
15.03.2013 THE SICKENING - 10 år
14.03.2013 SAINT VITUS - The punk chronicles of doom
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11.03.2013 HARDCORE SUPERSTAR - Ni gillar helt enkelt inte oss
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08.03.2013 BLOOD TSUNAMI - Øks, snø, øl og metal
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05.03.2013 HELKER - Upcoming Argentina Power Force
03.03.2013 BLACK DEBBATH - Put shit where shit should be put
28.02.2013 UNSPOKEN - Taste for the absurd
24.02.2013 CRYPTOPSY - A New Soup (Retro)