The embed video is a walkthru of everything included in this epic thrash metal collection, which consisted of 177 albums. Included, were about 15 of them were non-thrash guitar nerd albums, so I removed them to stick to the thrash for this video.
Below is a photo gallery of some of the standouts, although most of them were pretty epic. The vinyl was at worst VG+ and quite a bit isEX / NM. The original owner stored all of these albums in protective sleeves, so the album jacket quality is impressive, 95% being VG+ to NM.
We filmed this video as I unboxed the album collection for the first time when it first arrived from Belgium
So mush suspense!
List Of Titles
I had a good idea of what titles were included in this collection, although to be honest, I was not 100% sure either! The original owner never compiled a list. He hand-wrote lists of the titles in this collection of paper and then emailed me photos. (see below)
The average condition was a long way from near mint and was an average of “very good”. It was a mix of classic rock, hard rock, thrash metal, and punk.
Some of the standouts in the collection included:
Samhain – November-Coming-Fire LP – 1986 Plan 9 – PL9-07 VG/VG – this was an actual first press, it was difficult to tell with reading the runout matrix which is.
Matrix / Runout (A-side etchings): PL-9-07-A -Pa.1-86 Matrix / Runout (B-side etchings): PL-9-07-B -Pa.1-86 Matrix / Runout (Stamped on both sides, EDP is circled): MASTERED BY TRUTONE EDP Matrix / Runout (A-side label): PL9-07-A Matrix / Runout (B-side label): PL9-07-B
Autopsy – Severed Survival LP 1989 Peaceville – VILE 12 United Kingdom VG/VG – very rare – one of the first albums to come out on Peacevillle Records (1989) – which didn’t get on the map as a big underground label until the 1990s/
Black Flag – Damaged LP 1981 SST Records – 9502 w/ Anti-Parent Sticker
Kiss – Kiss LP 1974 Casablanca – NB 9001 VG/VG 1st Press Blue Label – with the alternate track list without “Kissin’ Time” – which was added on the 2nd pressing because the record company didn’t feel like there was “a hit”.
Obituary – Cause Of Death LP 2010 Cargo Records – RRCAR 8767-1 EUROPE VG/VG
Cannibal Corpse – Eaten Back To Life LP 2015 Back On Black BOBV140LP Blue VG+
Death – Spiritual Healing LP 1990 Under One Flag – FLAG 38 VG/VG UK
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There were also a large mix of more common classic rock albums that were great none-the-less!
People often ask me if I can buy record collections in Europe and the answer is “Yes, I Can.” This is a small collection of just 20 albums I brought from a collector in Europe and consists of the following:
Septic Death – Gore Story Yellow Vinyl VG+/VG+ Lost and Found Records Septic Death – Now That I Have The Attention What Do I Do With It VG+/VG+ Inner Lyric Sleeve Pusmort 0012-01D E-X-E Stricken by Might VG+/VG+ Inner Lyric Sheet Axis LP 2 Sodom – Agent Orange VG+/VG+ Gatefold Sleeve Inner Lyric Sleeve SPV 08-7596 Dark Angel – Leave Scars VG+/VG+ Inner Lyric Sleeve Flag 30 Misfits Earth – A.D./Wolfsblood VG+/VG+ Silver Label AG 0024 Mercyful Fate – Curse of the Pharaohs VG/VG+ Satans Nightmare SN 1001 Paradox – Heresy VG+/VG+ Inner Lyric Sleeve SPV 08 – 7870 RO 9506 1 Realm – Endless War VG+/VG+ Inner Lyric Sleeve RO 9509 1 Defiance – Product of Society VG+/VG+ RO 9504 1 Amulance – Feel the Pain VG+/VG+ SPV 08-9805 Bathory– Under the Sign of the Black Mark VG+/VG+ Inner Lyric Sleeve Flag 11 Artillery – Terror Squad VG+/VG+ Inner Lyric Sleeve Neat 1038 Onslaught – Power From HellVG+/VG+ Inner Lyric Sleeve Flag 7 Morbid Angel – Alters of Madness VG/VG+ Inner Lyric Sleeve Mosh11 Onslaught – The Force VG+/VG+ Inner Lyric Sleeve Flag 1 Deathrow – Raging Steel VG+/VG+ N 0081 Whiplash – Power and PainVG+/VG+ Inner Lyric Sleeve RR 9718 Whiplash – Ticket to MayhemVG+/VG+ Inner Lyric Sleeve RR 9596 Whiplash – Insult to Injury VG+/VG+ Inner Lyric Sheet RR 9482
While doing deals in Europe is slightly more complex than domestic deal they can be done all the same. The last few have been done by email only. This buy stated simply from the guy sending me the list above and this message, “Hi Jason, I’m in the UK and have a number of albums I am looking to sell. Please get in touch so we can discuss what I have to sell.”
The original owner sent me the photos below and I paid him via Paypal.
After not having released anything sense like 2014, I found a subject so timely, I decided to come out of musical retirement. Andrew Cuomo and his grandma killing was my inspiration. The hardest part about recording this was finding a way to scream it in my apartment, so it’s not 100% perfect but You get the point. Slayer!
Governor of Death
Brooklyn, the meaning of pain Cuomo wants you to die COVID death, immense decay Rest homes rob you of your life
Forced in like cattle, you run Stripped of your life’s worth Human mice, for the Governer of Death. Fifteen thousand more to die
Governor of Death March to the Rest Home of the dead
Incompetent, Libtard of demise Dumbass of CNN blood Diminishing the real number To benefit his re-election race Readmitted with no mask Feel the COVID infect you intensely Daily briefing, just a massive of lie But CNN still loves this guy
Governor of Death March to the Rest Homes of the dead Infamous Dumbass Governer of Death
After Iced Earth guitarist/songwriter Jon Schaffer was arrested for participating in the 1/6/2021 storming of the U.S. Capitol, he seems to have been dropped from the Century Media roster. All mentions of Iced Earth / Demon & Wizards are now removed from the Century Media artist roster. While the label hasn’t said anything publicly, it’s pretty clear what has happened. Ariel Pink was dropped this week from Mexican Summer records for attending the Trump’s rally, but not participating in the capitol building’s storming.
Schaffer faces six charges including:
Engaging in the act of physical violence in a Capitol building,
Knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority,
Disrupting the orderly conduct of government business,
Violent entry and disorderly conduct in a Capitol building,
Engaging in an act of physical violence in a Capitol building, and
Demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building.
Allegedly, he was brandishing bear mace which was used against capitol police.
Members of Iced Earth are distancing themselves from Schaffer. They posted on Instagram to denounce the raid on the capitol:
“We want to thank those of you who have sent words of support in recent days,” they wrote on Sunday (Jan. 10) in a post shared on bassist Luke Appleton and singer Stu Block’s Instagram pages. “Some of you have been concerned by our silence, which we understand. We needed some time to properly process the information and find out some facts before we made a statement.”
Regardless of where you stand on this debate, it seems Jon Schaffer has been canceled!
Back in November, Schaffer was interviewed and said, “They will go down. They’re messing with the wrong people, believe me…If someone uses violence against us, we will react accordingly. Schaffer expressed his distrust of the US government, stating he was neither “a left-or-right guy.”
“I’m an American – that’s my country, that’s where I live,” he said. “I don’t trust my government. I don’t give a shit if it’s an ‘R’ or a ‘D’ next to the name of the person. I try to understand the bigger picture. I’ve done a lot of reading and a lot of studying. I’m a man of my convictions, and I don’t say stuff that I don’t truly believe.”
He continued, “You can’t put your hope into one president or one person, or a mayor or a governor or whatever. You’ve gotta be out there and actively put pressure on these people, let ’em know you’re paying attention. If you’re not paying attention, they’re gonna rob you and steal everything. Your freedom, too. Not just your money. They’re gonna steal your fucking freedom. ‘Cause they’re a bunch of sick control freaks.”
This list is compiled from CD acquired while buying metal CD collections in the year of 2020. It is by no means a comprehensive list of every metal CD out there, these are just ones we have first-hand experience with. The values we had assigned is is based what we have sold them for and is not an aggregate.
1. Urn – 666 Megatons CD 2006 No Sign Of Life – NSOL001
Urn – 666 Megatons CD 2006 No Sign Of Life – NSOL00 – the special edition from this Finish thrash/black metal band that includes the DVD is RARE. Urn was a cool proto-Black Metal sound similar to “Show NoMercy” era Slayer – the full edition which includes a live DVD is almost impossible to find and goes for north of 100 bucks on a regular basis.
Sold 10/1 $159.00
2. The Black – The Priest Of Satan CD 1994 Necropolis Records NR 003
The Black – The Priest Of Satan CD 1994 Necropolis Records NR 003 – this CD has been re-issued several times including more recently on Osmose Productions – if you can find the original on Necropolis Records it can be worth a pretty penny
Sold 9/11 $99.95
3. Swans – Swans Are Dead CD 1998 Young God Records – YG03
Swans – Swans Are Dead CD 1998 Young God Records – YG03 – although The Swans are not technically a metal band, it is quite common to see their brand of gothic rock to be turning up in collections we buy. Original pressing of their CDs are very hard to come by and re-issues aren’t that common either, making most every CD in their catalog quite valuable.
Sold 8/8 – $79.95
4. Ingested – The Surreption CD 2012 Siege of Amida Records
Ingested – The Surreption CD 2012 Siege of Amida Records – I will be honest when I first saw this one I thought it might be a fluke, but upon some investigation copies of those are really scarce and sell for north of $100 on Discogs on a monthly basis. It is also worth noting that Ingested sounds like a $99 per CD band, they play some ridiculously tight technical death metal and are one of my new favorites.
Sold 12/29 – $99.95
5. Xibalba – Ah Dzam Poop Ek CD 2005 Guttural Records – CDGR002
Xibalba – Ah Dzam Poop Ek CD 2005 Guttural Records – CDGR002 Mexico – the original pricing from Mexico only list eight tracks, there are later reissues, but if you can find the first one it is quite valuable.
Sold 7/11 – $74.99
6. Baphomet – Death In The Beginning CD 2012 Sevared Records – SR-216 $74.95
Baphomet – Death In The Beginning CD 2012 Sevared Records – SR-216 – Includes the advance tape from 1990. Many songs were subsequently renamed includes the “Boiled in Blood” live 7″ as a bonus.
Sold 9/10 – $74.95
7. Devourment – Molesting The Decapitated CD 1999 United Guttural UGR 005
Devourment – Molesting The Decapitated CD 1999 United Guttural UGR 005 – I was actually surprised that this one didn’t sell for more, this is the original version of this death metal classic from this brutal Texas-based outfit. Beware, there are many bootlegs floating around of this release.
Sold 8/9 $74.95
8. Suffocation – Effigy of the Forgotten/Pierced from Within CD 2003 Roadrunner
Suffocation – Effigy of the Forgotten/Pierced from Within 2x CD 2003 Roadrunner (2 From The Vault Series) – almost all of the CDs from Roadrunner’s discontinued “2 From The Vault” series fetch a pretty penny. Some other big ones to look for are Obituary and Exhorder.
Sold 7/7 – $74.95
9. Ancient Wisdom – For Snow Covered The Northland CD 1996 Avantgarde Music
Ancient Wisdom – For Snow Covered The Northland CD 1996 Avantgarde Music – this CD from this summer obscure but extremely talented Italian progressive black metal band is extremely hard to find, not to mention the music is amazing. These guys should’ve been much bigger!
Sold 6/6/ – $69.95
10. Amebix – No Sanctuary: The Spiderleg Recordings CD 2008 Revolver USA
Amebix – No Sanctuary: The Spiderleg Recordings CD [Digipak] 2008 Revolver USA – although this one might fall more into the crust punk genre, Ambix is still quite popular among the metal crown. This gym was in wider distribution on Alternative Tentaclesbut if you can find the original it’s worth quite a bit.
The Arcturus “Constellation” was released in a very limed run of just 500 copies in 1997. The first 500 copies are hand-numbered, and includes a black and white poster. The first pressing copies of this album are very rare and go for north of $300 on Discogs. From time to time, you can pick up a copy on eBay, but not often.
Arcturus’s style is quite different from most Noweiegen black metal bands. It includes elements of power metal, has some early keyboard/symphonic influences. This release featured Garm on vocals and Samoth on guitar, which was the line-up that recorded the “Constellation” mini-album. It was released on Nocturnal Art Productions in 1994. Samoth left the band in 1995 after an arrest for church burnings. Here is a selection from Youtube…
Arcturus – Constellation Full Album
Track List and Info
Arcturus – Constellation Label: Nocturnal Art Productions – ECLIPSE006 Limited Edition, Numbered Country: Norway Released: 1997 Genre: Black Metal
A1 Raudt Og Svart A2 Wintry Grey A3 Naar Kulda Tar (Frostnettenes Prolog) A4 Du Nordavind B1 My Angel B2 Morax B3 Morax (Anno 1996 Ev) B4 Outro (Radiant Star Befallen)