It’s really hard to find good heavy metal vinyl collections, this is a rare exception. I managed to pick this one up with someone in Pittsburgh who answered my ad seeking vinyl collections. I paid a pretty penny for this collection, but it’s well worth it as is all the vinyl is in near-mint condition and contains many HUGE TILES (most first press). Check out this video of the unboxing.
War and Pain is the debut album from Canada’s Voivod. It was released on August 1984 on Metal Blade Records. War and Pain had a much rawer punky sound than what would later characterize their later period progressive metal output. According to a 1986 TV interview – it sold over 40,000 copies within two years of its release.
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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
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)
SIDE A “Torture Me” – Omen – 3:26 “Condemned to the Gallows” – Voivod – 5:09 “Call on the Attacker” – Attacker – 3:35 “Nightmare” – Future Tense – 3:50 “Death Rider” – Overkill – 3:52 “Soldier Boy” – Fates Warning – 6:20
“The Brave” – Metal Church – 4:27 “Destroyer” – Lethyl Synn – 3:27 “The Warrior” – Final Warning – 3:49 “Crucifixion” – Hellhammer – 2:50 “Marching Saprophytes” – Mace – 4:07 “End of Time” – Jesters of Destiny – 3:20
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Metal Massacre Bands: Where Are They Now?
Several huge metal bands have had their debuts on the Metal Massacre compilations from Metal Blade Records, perhaps most notably Metallica who have their name misspelled on Metal Massacre 1. Early on they featured “hair bands” like RATT until Metal Blade became the go-to record label for thrash metal and started working with better bands like Cryptic Slaughter, Slayer and Hirax.
Metal Massacre Graduates
ABOUT: Metal Massacre was started1981 Brian Slagel, founder of Metal Blade Records, decided to put out a compilation of unsigned, underground metal bands. Throughout the ’80s and early ’90s, he continued to release more volumes of the collections. Metal Massacre XII was released in 1995 and was the final Metal Massacre album until Metal Massacre XIII, released 11 years later in 2006. (SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA)
Bonded by Blood is the debut studio album by the Bay Area thrash metal band Exodus. Although the album was completed in the summer of 1984, it was not released until 1985 due to issues with Exodus and their record label. It is considered one of the most influential thrash metal albums of all time.It is also the only full-length studio album of Exodus to feature Paul Baloff on vocals, though he was also on their 1982 Demo. Baloff was back in Exodus for five years (from 1997 to his death in 2002), and appeared on their 1997 live album Another Lesson in Violence.
In 2008, Exodus re-recorded Bonded by Blood and re-released it as Let There Be Blood, featuring a new line-up of members aside from drummer Tom Hunting and guitarist Gary Holt who played on the original. (Source: WIKIPEDIA)
1. “Bonded by Blood” 2. “Exodus” 3. “And Then There Were None” 4. “A Lesson in Violence” Holt 5. “Metal Command” 6. “Piranha” 7. “No Love” Baloff 8. “Deliver Us to Evil” HoltWhitaker 9. “Strike of the Beast” Total length: 40:49
Morbid Tales is the debut album by the Swiss extreme metal band, Celtic Frost, released in November 1984. It was originally released in Europe as a mini-LP with six-tracks. However, the first American release by Enigma/Metal Blade added two tracks, bringing the release to the length of a regular LP.
Some Little Known Celtic Frost Facts
Stephen Priestly is the actual drummer (as a session drummer) although Reid St. Mark was credited.
Tom G Warrior does not drink or smoke.
Co-Founder and bassist Martin Ain quit the band prior to To Mega Therion. He is credited but does not play on the album.
The band’s final tour was with Type O Negative. Peter Steel was a fan of the band and said, “Type O show be opening for them.”
Celtic Frost played their final show in Mexico in 2008.
Tom G. Warrior now has a band Triptykon. They include a lot of Celtic Frost material in their set.
Celtic Frost co-founder Marian Ain died of a heart attack October 17th, 2017 at the age of 50. After the 2nd go-round with Celtic Frost, he became DVD store owner.
Stephen Priestly is now 53 and hasn’t been active in music since playing on Morbid Tales.
Classic Album: Morbid Tales On Youtube
In 1999 a remastered edition of Morbid Tales was released on CD by Noise Records, which also contained the tracks from their 1985 EP Emperor’s Return as well as a 2017 remastered edition released by the same label on CD and Vinyl formats. (SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA)
Editors Note: As the band went on they went from a less black metal direction into a more glam style that disappointed many fans.
US version Side One
1.”Into the Crypts of Rays” (Warrior)3:39 2.”Visions of Mortality”4:49 3.”Dethroned Emperor” (Warrior)4:37 4.”Morbid Tales”3:29
5.”Procreation (Of the Wicked)”4:04 6.”Return to the Eve”4:07 7.”Danse Macabre”3:52 8.”Nocturnal Fear”
The Celtic Frost Line-Up on Morbid Tales
Tom Warrior – guitars, lead vocals, co-producer Martin Ain – bass, bass effects, vocals, co-producer Stephen Priestly – session drums (the actual drummer)
Credited: Reed St. Mark – drums on tracks 10-12 (remastered edition)
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