'I don't really have much vinyl' - Segression's Chris Rand lets us examine his record collection...

From the Stones to Slayer, the affable bassist is a fan of the good stuff...

We’re coming to your house tonight. What new music are you most excited to introduce us to? What are you making everyone listen to at the moment?
A band called NME Rifa on repeat and turned up to 11

Five hours later we’ll still be there and, politely, you’ll be wanting to get rid of us – what goes on the stereo to clear the house?
Any of the So Fresh Hits compilations!

What was the first record you can remember hearing at home? Did it have any effect on where you are today?
My dad constantly played Sabbath and the Stones but I can’t really remember which particular album…I do remember playing with his Stones Sticky Fingers LP with the real zipper, and yes he still has it...

And what was the first record you bought with your own money? And why?
It was Whitesnake - 1987. I thought David Coverdale was awesome and the film clip was cool.

Any records in the collection you bought because you liked the cover, only to get them home and realize you’d made a terrible, terrible error?
I’ve never really bought anything based on just the cover art alone.

If you didn’t answer this in question (3) what was the first record to make you think you might like to try your hand at rock n’roll yourself?
It was more a case of my dad taking me to live shows that lit that fuse I think.

And what record is so good it makes you feel like giving the whole game away every time you hear it?
Strapping Young Lad's City is that type of album.

What record for you most fits the term ‘Metal as Fuck’
Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power.

What decade is most represented in your record collection?
I guess the 90’s but its kinda evenly spread from 80’s onwards.

What would you recommend to unbelievers as the best ‘entry level’ metal record in your collection?
Metallica - Master of Puppets.

And what album from your collection should be in every other home in the land, apart from one of your own?

Slayer- Reign In Blood.

What’s the vinyl/CD split of your collection

I don’t really have many Vinyl records.

And finally, what record would you take with you to the next world, if such as thing exists?

Our last record, Never Dead - just so I could say “I told you so” !