Black Message is an unofficial bootleg release that came out in 1986 on a German label. The first version of the album had a white label with no writing or information on it. Because of the unofficial nature of this release, it is blocked for sale on Discogs. You can find it on eBay and it usually costs around $400 for the black version. There is also a multicolor swirl version that was released in 1986. It usually sells for a higher price — but collectors like the black version better because it comes with a real sleeve.
Photos Of Record and Sleeve
A1 Curse Of The Pharaohs 4:09
A2 Shadow Night 7:05
A3 Black Message 4:23
A4 Evil 5:03
B1 Gypsy 3:09
B2 Into The Coven 5:21
B3 Welcome Princess Of Hell 5:20
B4 A Dangerous Meeting 6:20
Tracks 1 and 2 on side A were recorded in Denmark in Fall 1981.
Tracks 3 on sides 1 to 2 and side B were recorded in Hilversum 21 January 1984.
Tracks 3 and 4 on side B were recorded in Eindhoven on 19 January 1984.
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 contained many HUGE TILES (most first press). Check out this video of the unboxing.
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?
Rare Vinyl Alert: Thrasher Magazine - SKATE ROCK VOLUME 3 Wild Riders Of Boards Compilation
You might now be old enough to remember, but was back in 1985, Thrasher Magazine put out a series of compilation albums. They were die-cut like skateboards and featured up and coming punk and hardcore bands.
Here is the insert from Skate Rock V3…
To Find Out Where They Are Now Lets First See Some History
Up Side (Side A)
A1 – Slam (18) – Wild Riders Of Boards
A2 – Boneless Ones – The Keg Kept A Flowin’
A3 – Christ On Parade – Don’t Draft Me
A4 – Septic Death – Thaw (Cold War)
A5 – Slam (18) – Jorden Den Ar Var
A6 – No Rules – The Fall
A7 – Christ On Parade – My Life
A8 – Beyond Possession – Skater’s Life
Down Side (Side B)
B1 – Septic Death – Burial
B2 – Corrosion Of Conformity – What?
B3 – Accused – Take No Prisoners
B4 – Beyond Possession – My Disease
B5 – Corrosion Of Conformity – Not For Me
B6 – Corrosion Of Conformity – Citizen
B7 – Accused – Splatter Rock
B8 – Accused – W.C.A.L.T.
B9 – Gang Green – Skate To Hell
Listen To The Accused “Splatter Rock” from the Album
Wild Riders Of Boards Arts from The Original Issue
Dealing With It was the second full length album by D.R.I. and feature a punkier sound that would be found on their later work, but still showed the coming crossover style that the band was known for. Issued on Enigma Records in the United States (72069-1), the album was very influential on the burgeoning thrash metal scene.
Musician like Dave Lombardo from Slayer cite the album as being very influential.
Autographed 1st Pressing “Killing Is Business and Business is Good”
The back cover of this album was autographed on April 20, 2018, by Dave Mustaine of Megadeth when he debuted his Megadeth beerat the Rainbow Bar and Grill. This is the first pressing OG Music For Nations original copy from 1985. I am the original owner and I also procured this autograph. You can see the picture I took from the night he was at the Rainbow in the item description.
This album alone is worth 60 dollars and I haven’t priced the autograph in at all. That is why I’m listing it as an auction.
Artist: Megadeth Title: Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good! Produced By:: Jay Jones Modified Item: No Record Label: Music for Nations Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom Autographed by: Dave Mustaine Custom Bundle: No Release Year: 1985 Style: Thrash/Speed Metal Language: English Duration: LP Edition: First Pressing Record Grading: Excellent (EX) Genre: Metal Speed: 33 RPM Sleeve Grading: Very Good (VG) Record Size: 12″ Special Attributes: Autographed by Dave Mustaine, Import