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The standout in the collection was three copies of Death’s “Scream Bloody Gore” (all original 1987 pressings). In addition, the was one original U.S. Combat Records pressing, one Under One Flag European pressing, and one French pressing on N.E.W. Musicdisc. The complete list of records is in the list below.
The bulk was an impressive selection of death metal CDs, including many very rare and expensive ones, also in the list below.
12” Death Metal LPs
Vice Human – Metal Attack 1985 Media VG+ Sleeve G+/VG
Cannabis Corpse – Blunted at Birth 2006 Forcefield records Bloodshot Red
Death – Scream Bloody Gore 1987 Combat VG+/VG+
Death – Scream Bloody Gore 1987 Under One Flag VG+/VG+
Death – Scream Bloody Gore 1987 N.E.W Musidisc VG/VG+
Death – Leprosy 2014 Relapse Black Vinyl
Desultor – Masters Of Hate 2012 Abyss Records 1st press limited to 100 numbered Clear Red Vinyl. (number 28/100)
Desultor – Masters Of Hate 2012 Abyss Records 1st press limited to 100 numbered Clear Red Vinyl. (number 29/100)
Devoid – Blackened Empire 1991 Skysaw Records Media (VG), Sleeve (G)
Dissect – Swallow Swouming Mass 2013 Xtreem Music limited to 100 on Black Wax Splattered In Orange
Morbus Chron – Sleepers in the Rift 2012 Me Saco Un Ojo limited 200 White vinyl
In the video and listed below on this post is athrash metal vinyl collection I just bought from a guy in the United Kingdom. All of these are LPs first pressing from the 1980s and 1990s. Since the start of COVID-19, I have more frequently been buying collections without ever meeting the actual owner, at times never even talking to them. Instead, the deals are all worked out over email. So far, so good. All of the transactions have gone off without a hitch.
Here is a video of all of the awesome LPs I picked up on this awesome deal.
Here are some photos of some of my favorite LPs from this haul. One of my favorites is the cult classic “History Of A Time To Come” by Sabbat. The 2 Bolt Thrower“Warmaster” and “Realms Of Chaos” are both excellent and very hard to find as well. The rarest and expensive album is the first press Sadus “Illusions” album that is self-released. I’m sure how many copies of that were pressed, but it wasn’t very many. It was later reissued as “Chemical Exposure” by Roadracer Records (also included in this collection). Also great was the Metallica “Ride The Lightning” 1987 reissue limited edition DMM master – super rare…I’ve never even had one of these before.
“Fistful of Metal” was the first album by New York-based thrash metal band Anthrax and the only one to feature original singer Neil Turbin and original bass played Dan Lilker (Nuclear Assault,SOD, Brutal Truth). It was released in 1984 on Megaforce Recordsin the US and Music For Nations/ Roadracer in Europe.
Full Album Vinyl Rip
I ripped this version from vinyl myself.
Fistful Of Metal Artwork
A1 Deathrider 3:30 A2 Metal Thrashing Mad 2:39 A3 I’m Eighteen 4:02 A4 Panic 3:58 A5 Subjugator 4:38 B1 Soldiers Of Metal 2:55 B2 Death From Above 5:06 B3 Anthrax 3:24 B4 Across The River 1:26 B5 Howling Furies 3:55
Bass Guitar – Dan Lilker* Drums – Charlie Benante Engineer [Assistant] – Alex Perialas Executive-Producer – Jon Zazula Lead Guitar – Dan Spitz Producer – Carl Canedy Rhythm Guitar – Scott Ian Vocals – Neil Turbin
History of a Time to Come is the debut full-length album by the British thrash metal band Sabbat. Sabbat signed to Noise Records in late 1986 but was not allowed to execute the contract until their youngest member (Andy Sneap) turned 18.
History Of A Time To Come was recorded in Germany in 1987. The album never was an underground success and became a cult classic, but it never propelled the band anywhere near the heights reached by many other metal acts in the late 80s thrash heyday. Instead, the lyrics focused on themes of witchery and satanism.
The standout track is “For Those Who Died” which was later covered by the English black metal band Cradle Of Filth.
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!
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)
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.