Since it’s pretty clear many of us (including me) are living in the past (rightfully so)…what is your favorite year for Thrash Metal? You can choose from 1983-1991. Personally, I’m going to have to choose 1986 with classic such as Pleasure To Kill, Darkness Descends and Reign In Blood pulling much of the weight, but what is your pick?
The album combines elements of black metal and thrash metal, ultimately creating a black metal-influenced thrash sound inspired by bands like Venom, Mercyful Fate, and Bathory. On this
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Kreator Endless Pain Album 1985!
- Endless Pain
- Total Death
- Storm of the Beast
- Son of Evil
- Flag of Hate
- Cry War
- Bone Breaker
- Living in Fear
- Dying Victims
Kreator IN 1985:
Mille Petrozza – guitars, vocals
Rob Fioretti – bass
Jürgen “Ventor” Reil – drums, vocals
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Metal Compilation With Hades, The Beast, Tortured Dog, Sneak Attack from Megaforce 1984
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Born To Metalize is a compilation issued in the very early days of Megaforce, it had a bunch of bands that never really did anything, perhaps the biggest of these obscure metal bands was Hades that would later sign with Combat Records. I’m not sure whatever happened.
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A1 – Unknown Artist Intro – One Night In Old Bridge 0:38
A2 – The Beast – Randall Flagg 3:20
A3 – The Beast – Is This Life 2:44
A4 – The Beast – The Shape 3:15
A5 – Sneak Attack – Ultrasonic Metal 4:25
A6 – Sneak Attack – Dirty Harry – (The Enforcer) 4:50
A7 – Sneak Attack – Sneak Attack 3:50
B1 – Tortured Dog – Can’t Run From Evil 4:25
B2 – Tortured – Dog Witch Hunter 3:41
B3 – Tortured Dog – Tortured Dog 4:14
B4 – Hades – Rogues March 4:14
B5 – Hades – Gloomy Sunday 5:27
Recorded At – Music America Studios, Rochester
Mastered At – Sterling Sound
Manufactured By – Megaforce Records, Inc.
Marketed By – Important Record Distributors, Inc.
Hexx: Another Great Metal Band That Should Have Been Bigger!
Hexx is a thrash band that formed in San Francisco, California 1983 under the name Paradox. They are best known for “No Escape” released in 1984 on Shrapnel Records. According to the band’s website, they are still active in 2019 after numerous line-up changes.
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1984 Vinyl Album Artwork and Sleeve
The Other Side
Look To The Sky
Beware The Darkness
Night Of Pain
Live For The Night
Fear No Evil
Co-producer [In Association], Engineer – Hexx
Executive-producer – Mike Varney
Producer, Engineer – Steve Fontano
Hexx Line-Up 1985 To Present
Bobbie Wright – Guitars
Eddy Vega – Vocals
Dan Watson – Guitars
John Shafer – Drums
WAR AND PAIN BY VOIVOD FEATURING “NUCLEAR WAR”
War and Pain is the debut studio album from Canadian heavy metal band Voivod, released on August 10, 1984, through Metal Blade Records. According to a 1986 TV interview with the band, it sold over 40,000 copies within 2 years of its release.
War and Pain was reissued several times on the CD format (sometimes on different labels in other countries): in 1990 on Enigma; remastered by Metal Blade and reissued in 1994; it was also released in Roadrunner’s Pricekillers series (furthermore 1990); and again by Metal Blade in 2004 as a remastered 3-CD boxset (see the 20th Anniversary Edition section for the bonus material).
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This Side (Iron)
“Voivod” – 4:16
“Warriors of Ice” – 5:04
“Suck Your Bone” – 3:30
“Iron Gang” – 4:15
“War and Pain” – 4:55
That Side (Blower)
“Blower” – 2:42
“Live for Violence” – 5:11
“Black City” – 5:08
“Nuclear War” – 7:01
The original cassette version also had a track after “Nuclear War” named “Condemned to the Gallows.” This was the track they recorded for the compilation album Metal Massacre V. Aside from one cassette pressing, “Condemned to the Gallows” was the only track that never appeared on the original LP or CD, nor has it been re-recorded for any future Voivod releases. (SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA)
War And Pain Sleeve and Artwork
Voivod Players on “War And Pain”:
Denis “Snake” Bélanger – vocals
Denis “Piggy” D’Amour – guitar
Jean-Yves “Blacky” Thériault – bass
Michel “Away” Langevin – drums, artwork
How On Guy From Sweeden, Some Lawnmowers, and Poor Production Became A Template For “Real Black Metal” Sound
The Return (of the Darkness and Evil) was the second album by Swedish black metal “band Bathory”. Bathory was not a “band” in the true sense of the word. Bathory was “the Foo-Fighters of black metal”. Quarton played every instrument, including drums. The Return was released on
I can remember listening to “The Return”. I was like 13 and still lived with my parents. I was scared I was in the presence of Satan, my Catholic guilt made me hide the album under my bed. The Return later spawned a slew of copycat bands, especially in the Norwegian “true black metal” scene.
Band Photos (Even Though There Was No Real Bnd)
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“The Return” Album Cover
1.”Revelationof Doom (Intro)” -3:27
2.”Total Destruction” – 3:50
3.”Born for Burning” – 5:13
4.”The Wind of Mayhem” – 3:13
5.”Bestial Lust (Bitch)” – 2:41
1. “Possessed” – 2:42
2. “The Rite of Darkness” – 2:05
3. “Reap of Evil” – 3:28
4.”Son of the Damned” – 2:48
“Sadist (Tormentor)” – 3:00
5.”The Return of the Darkness and Evil” -3:49
5. “Outro” -0:25
Art Work and Inner Sleeve
Who Was Actually In The Bathory Band
Many people don’t this, but Bathory was a one-man band. Hence, the lack of live performances over the years. For some odd reason, other musicians credited even though Quarton himself, played guitar, bass, drums and did vocals. You listen to that album it is quite apparent, as you can hear the tempo-shifting in the drums.
- Quorthon (Thomas Börje Forsberg) – guitars, vocals, additional bass guitar, production, recording, mixing, album cover design
- Andreas Johansson – bass ??
- Stefan Larsson – drums ??
The Bathory Production Sound
This is the style of raw production was copied by Bands like Darkthrone who wanted that “scary” lo-fi the first 2 Bathory albums. Quarton would later admit that this was not by design. He said the reason the album sounded that was is because of “lawnmowers passing the studio and a poor budget”.
The Death Of Quarton
Quarton died of a heart attack on June