Posted on Leave a comment

Megadeth ‎”Peace Sells (But Who’s Buying?)” Original Press 1986

MEGADETH PEACE SELLS

Was This 1986 Thrash Classic The Highwater Mark For Megadeth

Peace Sells… but Who’s Buying? is the second album by Megadeth, released on September 19, 1986, by Capitol Records. The LP was supposed to be released by Combat Records, but Dave Mustaine in his quest to get as big as “rival band” Metallica.

FEATURED IN THE BEST THRASH OF 1987

Drummer Gar Samuelson and guitarist Chris Poland were fired shortly after the album’s tour for drug abuse (which is a tough thing to do in Megadeath)

1. Wake Up Dead
2. The Conjuring
3. Peace Sells
4. Devil’s Island
5. Good Mourning / Black Friday
6. Bad Omen
7. Ain’t Superstitious
8. My Last Words

Megadeth Band Line-Up On Peace Sells Line-Up

Dave Mustaine – lead vocals, guitars
Chris Poland – guitars
David Ellefson – bass, backing vocals
Gar Samuelson – drums

Posted on 4 Comments

OVERKILL “TAKING OVER” 1987 – Thrash Metal New Jersey!

overkill band 1980s old school thrash metal

Overkill’s First Journey Into “Major Label Success”

Taking Over is the second album by Overkill. It was released in 1987 on Atlantic/Megaforce in the US and Noise International in Europe. The album is Overkill’s last with drummer Rat Skates. He left the band in 1987 and was replaced by Sid Falck. Taking Over was the first major label release through on Atlantic. Overkill remained on Atlantic up to W.F.O. (1994).

Some Fun “Taking Over” Facts

  • It was Overkill’s first release to chart, reaching position 191 on the Billboard 200, and included classics like “Wrecking Crew” and “In Union We Stand” still played at nearly every Overkill show.
  • Rat Skates decided to leave the band, shortly after touring to support the album, citing a number of creative differences.
  • Bob “Sid” Falck, a former member of Paul Dianno’s band, would replace him. The band stopped touring and only played locally around New Jeresey and New York. They also began wring new material together.

Original Artwork and Bootlegging

Because of the popularity of this release, it is highly bootlegged on eBay, Discogs and other online marketplaces. I have provided for you refernce some pictures of what the original Megaforce artwork should look like.

Listen To The Full Album On YouTube

The link below is to a full OG copy of this album!

Get This Awesome Thrash Masterpiece Now – Original Rare Pressing


No. | Title | Length

1. “Deny the Cross” 4:43
2. “Wrecking Crew” 4:32
3. “Fear His Name” 5:24
4. “Use Your Head” 4:19
5. “Fatal if Swallowed” 6:45
6. “Powersurge” 4:36
7. “In Union We Stand” 4:26
8. “Electro-Violence” 3:45
9. “Overkill II (The Nightmare Continues)” 7:07

Total length: 45:37

Get This Awesome Thrash Masterpiece Now

Posted on 1 Comment

Sacrifice – “Forward to Termination”

SACRIFICE THRASH BAND VINYL CANADA FORWARD INTO TERMINATION 33

The Second Album From Underrated Canadian Thrashers

Forward to Termination is the second album by the Canadian thrash metal band Sacrifice, released in 1987

SEE MORE METAL BANDS THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN BIGGER
No.TitleLength
1.“Forward to Termination”1:02
2.“Terror Strikes”3:28
3.“Re-Animation”3:49
4.“Afterlife”4:14
5.“Flames of Armageddon”7:49
6.“The Entity”5:44
7.“Forever Enslaved”3:09
8.“Cyanide”3:38
9.“Light of the End”4:49
10.“Pyrokinesis”2:06
Total length:39:48
  • Rob Urbinati (vocals, guitar)
  • Joe Rico (guitar)
  • Gus Pynn (drums)
  • Scott Watts (bass)
Posted on 1 Comment

Megadeth “Peace Sells But Who’s Buying?” – 1987 Thrash Classic

MEGADETH BAND PHOTO
peace sells but who is buying

Peace Sells… but Who’s Buying? is the second release by Big 4 thrash metal band Megadeth in 1986 on Capitol Records. The project was originally on by Combat Records, resulting in the original mix of the album being co-produced by Randy Burns.

FROM THE BIG 4 BANDS PLAYLIST

PICK UP THE ORIGINAL PRESSING HERE FOR A LIMITED TIME

  1. Wake Up Dead Lyrics
  2. The Conjuring
  3. Peace Sells
  4. Devil’s Island
  5. Good Mourning / Black Friday
  6. Bad Omen Lyrics
  7. Ain’t Superstitious
  8. My Last Words

PICK UP THE ORIGINAL PRESSING HERE FOR A LIMITED TIME

Posted on 2 Comments

Agent Steel LP – Unstoppable Force 1986 Thrash / Speed Metal – Original Pressing

AGENT STEEL BAND IN THE 1980S

One of The Many Great Bands To Come Out On Combat That Remained Should Have Been Bigger

Unstoppable Force is the second album from the US speed metal band Agent Steel. It was recorded at Morrisound Recording Studios in Tampa, Florida from March – June 1986, and was digitally mastered in July 1986 at Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida. The album was released by Combat Records in March 1987. The 1999 reissue by Century Media Records contains the Mad Locust Rising EP, which some later reissues excludes the cover version of the Judas Priest song “The Ripper”. It was the last album before the band split up in 1988, only to reform in 1998 without John Cyriis and his consent, for the release of the 1999 album Omega Conspiracy.

FROM OUR LIST OF METAL MANDS THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN BIGGER

Tracklisting

Side A


1.”Unstoppable Force”3:52
2.”Never Surrender”3:52
3.”Indestructive”3:30
4.”Chosen to Stay”4:46
5.”Still Searchin'”

Side B

6.”Rager”4:07
7.”The Day at Guyana” (Instrumental)6:38
8.”Nothin’ Left”4:23
9.”Traveler”3:49
Total length:39:10

Posted on 3 Comments

Whiplash “Ticket To Mayhem” LP 1987

whiplash metal band 1987

This New Jersey Thrash Outfit Should Have Be Legends: What Happend?

Ticket to Mayhem is the second studio album from New Jersey thrash metal band, Whiplash. It was released on Roadrunner Records in October 1987 and follows 1986’s Power and Pain. 1989, the band released a follow-up album, Insult to Injury. (SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA)



Side A

1. Stage Dive (03:09)
2. Red Bomb (05:18)
3. Last Man Alive (03:31)
4. Message in Blood (04:04)

Side B

5. War Monger (03:18)
6. Power Thrashing Death (04:13)
7. Stirring the Cauldron (04:18)
8. Spit on Your Grave (02:49)
9. Nailed to the Cross (4:05)

Total Running: 34:45

LIST TO WHIPLASH ON YOUTUBE

Yes, Whiplash is a 3 piece band from New York and it should come as no shock that all 3 members are named “Tony”.

Line up: Tony Portaro – Vocals, Guitars
Tony Bono (R.I.P. 2002) – Bass
Tony Scaglione – Drums (ex-slayer)

Whiplash "Ticket To Mayhem" LP 1987
Posted on 7 Comments

Possessed “The Eyes Of Horror” EP Produced By Joe Satriani

possessed band in 1984

The 3rd Album By Possessed Produced By Joe Satrirni

POSSESSED THE EYE OF HORROR was released in 1987. It was produced by guitarist Joe Satriani. This was the last album for 30 years. The original line up never reformed. Not long after the release of Eyes Of Horror Jeff Becerra was a shot in a robbery attempt and was left paralyzed from the neck down. Not long after, the original line-up went their own ways.

What Happened Mike Sus, Larry Lalonde and Mike Torrao?

Mike Sus went back to school and obtained a degree in psychology and was never active in music again. Guitarist Mike Torrao joined Infanticide, but they never released any songs publicly and broke up in 1997. He now works as a landscaper and plays music only in his spare time.

Most famously, Larry Lalonde would go one to join Blind Illusionwhere he met Les Claypool and the formed Primus. Larry downplays his status as an ex-Possessed memeber and rarely mentions it publicly.

Possessed Band Update 2019

Jeff Becerra continues to tour and record under the name Possessed with an entirely new group on musicians. In 2019 the new line-up released the shockingly good “Revelations Of Oblivion” which has become both a critical and commercial success.

Very courageously, Jeff contains to record and front the band from a wheel chair and in my opinion does a fantastic job.

Possessed “The Eyes Of Horror”

Track listing

  1. “Confessions”
  2. “My Belief”
  3. “The Eyes of Horror”
  4. “Swing of the Axe”
  5. “Storm in My Mind”
possessed 1987

In 1987 Possessed Was The Following:

Jeff Becerra – Bass & Vocals – Is the only original member from the 1980s line up. He now paralyzed following a street robbery, which some have rumored was a drug deal gone bad.

Mike Torrao
– Guitar

Larry Lalonde – Guitar – Went on to play in Blind Illusion, where he met Les Claypool and went on to for Primus.

Mike Sus – Drums

Jeff becera 2019
Jeff Becerra who still performs with Possessed
Posted on 5 Comments

Sodom – Persecution Mania LP 1987 Steamhammer – SHLP 7000

sodom German thrash band 1985

Persecution Mania is the second studio album by German thrash metal band Sodom. Persecution Mania was released 1 December 1987, and it was a first step in saw the movie away in saw them moving away from black metal themes into a more traditional thrash mold.

Tom Angelripper – vocals/bass guitar
Frank Blackfire – guitars
Chris Witchhunter – drums (RIP)

Editor’s Note: Chris Witchhunter was the original drummer for the band was in at 22 years. He died from liver failure in 2008 at the age of 42. He also was the drummer on Persecution Mania.

Sodom Band Photos 1987

Persecution Mania Album Art

Persecution mania - SODOM
Sodom – Persecution Mania

Tracklist

  1. “Nuclear Winter” 5:26
  2. “Electrocution” 3:26
  3. “Iron Fist” (Motörhead cover) 2:45
  4. “Persecution Mania” 3:40
  5. “Enchanted Land” 4:01
  6. “Procession to Golgatha” 2:01
  7. “Christ Passion” 6:13
  8. “Conjuration” 3:44
  9. “Bombenhagel” 5:11