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The Top 10 Most Expensive Metal CDs Of 2020 We’ve Encountered

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This list is compiled from CD acquired while buying metal CD collections in the year of 2020. It is by no means a comprehensive list of every metal CD out there, these are just ones we have first-hand experience with. The values we had assigned is is based what we have sold them for and is not an aggregate.

1. Urn ‎– 666 Megatons CD 2006 No Sign Of Life ‎– NSOL001

1. Urn ‎– 666 Megatons CD 2006 No Sign Of Life ‎– NSOL001

Urn ‎– 666 Megatons CD 2006 No Sign Of Life ‎– NSOL00 – the special edition from this Finish thrash/black metal band that includes the DVD is RARE. Urn was a cool proto-Black Metal sound similar to “Show NoMercy” era Slayer – the full edition which includes a live DVD is almost impossible to find and goes for north of 100 bucks on a regular basis.

Sold 10/1 $159.00

2. The Black ‎– The Priest Of Satan CD 1994 Necropolis Records ‎NR 003

2. The Black ‎– The Priest Of Satan CD 1994 Necropolis Records ‎NR 003

The Black ‎– The Priest Of Satan CD 1994 Necropolis Records ‎NR 003 – this CD has been re-issued several times including more recently on Osmose Productions – if you can find the original on Necropolis Records it can be worth a pretty penny

Sold 9/11 $99.95

3. Swans ‎– Swans Are Dead CD 1998 Young God Records ‎– YG03

3. Swans ‎– Swans Are Dead CD 1998 Young God Records ‎– YG03

Swans ‎– Swans Are Dead CD 1998 Young God Records ‎– YG03 – although The Swans are not technically a metal band, it is quite common to see their brand of gothic rock to be turning up in collections we buy. Original pressing of their CDs are very hard to come by and re-issues aren’t that common either, making most every CD in their catalog quite valuable.

Sold 8/8 – $79.95

4. Ingested – The Surreption CD 2012 Siege of Amida Records

4. Ingested - The Surreption CD 2012 Siege of Amida Records $99.95

Ingested – The Surreption CD 2012 Siege of Amida Records – I will be honest when I first saw this one I thought it might be a fluke, but upon some investigation copies of those are really scarce and sell for north of $100 on Discogs on a monthly basis. It is also worth noting that Ingested sounds like a $99 per CD band, they play some ridiculously tight technical death metal and are one of my new favorites.

Sold 12/29 – $99.95

5. Xibalba – Ah Dzam Poop Ek CD 2005 Guttural Records ‎– CDGR002

5. Xibalba – Ah Dzam Poop Ek CD 2005 Guttural Records ‎– CDGR002

Xibalba – Ah Dzam Poop Ek CD 2005 Guttural Records ‎– CDGR002 Mexico – the original pricing from Mexico only list eight tracks, there are later reissues, but if you can find the first one it is quite valuable.

Sold 7/11 – $74.99

6. Baphomet – Death In The Beginning CD 2012 Sevared Records ‎– SR-216 $74.95

6. Baphomet – Death In The Beginning CD 2012 Sevared Records ‎– SR-216 $74.95

Baphomet – Death In The Beginning CD 2012 Sevared Records ‎– SR-216 – Includes the advance tape from 1990. Many songs were subsequently renamed includes the “Boiled in Blood” live 7″ as a bonus.

Sold 9/10 – $74.95

7. Devourment ‎– Molesting The Decapitated CD 1999 United Guttural UGR 005

7. Devourment ‎– Molesting The Decapitated CD 1999 United Guttural UGR 005

Devourment ‎– Molesting The Decapitated CD 1999 United Guttural UGR 005 – I was actually surprised that this one didn’t sell for more, this is the original version of this death metal classic from this brutal Texas-based outfit. Beware, there are many bootlegs floating around of this release.

Sold 8/9 $74.95

8. Suffocation – Effigy of the Forgotten/Pierced from Within CD 2003 Roadrunner

8. Suffocation - Effigy of the Forgotten/Pierced from Within CD 2003 Roadrunner

Suffocation – Effigy of the Forgotten/Pierced from Within 2x CD 2003 Roadrunner (2 From The Vault Series) – almost all of the CDs from Roadrunner’s discontinued “2 From The Vault” series fetch a pretty penny. Some other big ones to look for are Obituary and Exhorder.

Sold 7/7 – $74.95

9. Ancient Wisdom – For Snow Covered The Northland CD 1996 Avantgarde Music

9. Ancient Wisdom - For Snow Covered The Northland CD 1996 Avantgarde Music

Ancient Wisdom – For Snow Covered The Northland CD 1996 Avantgarde Music – this CD from this summer obscure but extremely talented Italian progressive black metal band is extremely hard to find, not to mention the music is amazing. These guys should’ve been much bigger!

Sold 6/6/ – $69.95

10. Amebix – No Sanctuary: The Spiderleg Recordings CD 2008 Revolver USA

10. Amebix - No Sanctuary: The Spiderleg Recordings CD 2008 Revolver USA

Amebix – No Sanctuary: The Spiderleg Recordings CD [Digipak] 2008 Revolver USA – although this one might fall more into the crust punk genre, Ambix is still quite popular among the metal crown. This gym was in wider distribution on Alternative Tentacles but if you can find the original it’s worth quite a bit.

SOLD 11/11 $66.95

GALLERY OF TOP 10 MOST EXPENSIVE CDS

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Mercyful Fate ‎– Black Message LP 1985 Evil Records – RARE / UNOFFICIAL

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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

Tracklist 

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

Recording information.

Tracks 1 and 2 on side A were recorded in Denmark Fall 1981. 

Tracks 3 on side 1 to 2 and side B were recorded in Hilversum 21 January 1984. 

Tracks 3 and 4 on side B were recorded in Eindhoven 19 January 1984. 

Black vinyl version.

Matrix / Runout (Side A): BLACK/A

Matrix / Runout (Side B): BLACK/B

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Mercyful Fate ‎– “Live In Copenhagen ’82” LP 1987 Stone Records, Inc. ‎MV 16 (RARE/BOOTLEG)

Mercyful Fate ‎– Live In Copenhagen '82 LP

The Mercyful Fate ‎– “Live In Copenhagen ’82” LP is a rare bootleg that was released in 1987 on from Stone Records, Inc. ‎the catalog number is MV 16 if you have the first pressing. There are 5 other pressings (4 in 1987 and one more in 2011). The country of origin of the first pressing is not known, although later pressings are believed to have originated in France. The album has no writing on the label and it’s just a blank white label as can be seen below.

This release is blocked from sale on Discogs, what versions of this album to become available on eBay from time to time. The last copy sold for approximately $400.

VALUE

AUDIO (FULL ALBUM ON YOUTUBE)

Because it is an on official bootleg recording the sound quality is somewhat poor although it could be worse.

Tracklist 

A1 Intro

A2 Black Funeral

A3 Curse Of The Pharaohs

A4 Into The Coven

A5 A Corpse Without Soul

A6 Return Of The Vampire

B1 Devil Eyes

B2 Nightmare

B3 Nuns Have No Fun

B4 Satan´s Fall

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CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER – Convicted LP 1986

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CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER - Convicted LP 1986

Cryptic Slaughter was a band from Southern California that came out in the early 80s and was the first to combine thrash metal with hardcore punk and some credit as being the godfathers of the grindcore movement. Convicted was the best known album along with Money Talks.

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Iranian Metal Band ARSAMES Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For “Playing Satanic Music”

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Earlier this month, members of the Iranian death metal band Arsames. were arrested. According to Metal Injection “The band Arsames was arrested and charged with 15 years in jail for being in a satanic metal band and being against the Islamic government.”The band Arsames was arrested and charged with 15 years in jail for being in a satanic metal band and being against the Islamic government.”

The band has been active since 2002, despite playing death metal being considered illegal in the country. The government recognizes metal as “satanic music”, which is not allowed to be played in the country. They have played festivals all over the region, in places like Turkey, Dubai and Armenia.

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Poll: Under the Guillotine: Best Kreator Song? We Say Yes!

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Under the Guillotine: Is It Best Kreator Song?

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Lyrics

Night is over
Now it’s dawn
Your final day
Has begun
Hear the steps
On the floor
Hear the sounds
Of the opened door
Too proud to scream
Too proud to beg for mercy
You will die by the executioner’s hand

Under The Guillotine

Tears are running
Down your cheeks
As you see
The axe of death
You were a prisoner
Didn’t care about the rules
Now it’s time
To pay for the fools

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CHUCK BILLY from TESTAMENT Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

The band said he received his test results on Saturday (March 21).

According to TESTAMENTBilly had “been feeling unwell” since returning home to the San Francisco Bay Area last week following the completion of “The Bay Strikes Back 2020”European tour with EXODUS and DEATH ANGEL.

Billy, who didn’t reveal if he had any idea how he contracted the virus, says he has been quarantined since arriving home.

TESTAMENT‘s full statement reads as follows:

“As many of you already know, after returning from the ‘Bay Strikes Back’ over Europe Tour last week, some of us in TESTAMENT have been feeling unwell and have made the decision along with our Doctors to be tested for the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. As of yesterday morning, Chuck and [his wife] Tiffany Billy‘s tests have come back positive as well as some crew members.

“We wanted to reach out to everyone who has been supporting us and expressing concern to inform you that we are doing what’s right, and what’s safe, and have all been quarantining ourselves since our return home; since before we were even tested. We are of course concerned for our families, our friends, our crew, our fellow musicians, and our fans. We’ve reached out to support our fellow Bay Area Bands who are also being proactive in their own camps, staying quarantined and safe, and will speak on their individual situations if and when they are ready to.

“At this moment we are currently focused on staying safe and quarantined, resting, getting ourselves back to health, and of course, sending well wishes, prayers, and positive energy towards our friends who are also sick. We also want to send well wishes to all of our fans and supporters in this time of crisis. We’re taking all the necessary steps to stay safe at home and we ask our friends and fans to do the same. Please take care of each other, and stay healthy so we can continue to thrash in the not so distant future!”

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt revealed earlier in the week that he was exhibiting all the symptoms of COVID-19.

Holt said that he and his wife underwent coronavirus testing on Friday (March 20) but added that they will have to wait “seven to 10 days” for results.

DEATH ANGEL drummer Will Carroll has been in an intensive care unit at a Northern California hospital since Wednesday (March 18) after being taken “very ill” following the completion of “The Bay Strikes Back 2020” trek.

TESTAMENTEXODUS and DEATH ANGEL canceled at least two shows on “The Bay Strikes Back 2020” tour due to the fast-spreading outbreak of the new coronavirus: February 25 in Milan, Italy; and March 11 in Hannover, Germany.

More than 329,000 coronavirus cases have been reported worldwide and more than 24,000 deaths so far, putting public health systems and emergency services under immense pressure.

The fatality rate of the new coronavirus is believed to about 1 percent. “It’s about ten times more lethal than the seasonal flu,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institutes Of Allergy And Infectious Disease, said in congressional testimony on March 11.

U.S. officials have repeatedly urged Americans to heed what federal, state and local officials are asking of them in order to curtail the spread and dampen the impact of the virus on the population.

California recently estimated that more than half of the state — 25.5 million people — will get the new coronavirus over the next eight weeks.

new CDC report has offered proof that younger adults are just as likely as anyone to contract the virus, with nearly 40 percent of COVID-19 cases found between the ages of 20 and 54.

“I think everyone should be paying attention to this,” Stephen Morse, PhD, a professor of epidemiology at Columbia University, told The New York Times about the study. “It’s not just going to be the elderly. There will be people age 20 and up. They do have to be careful, even if they think that they’re young and healthy.”

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Sodom 2019 New Track “Out Of The Frontline” Released

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This new Sodom track was released this week from the forthcoming EP “Out Of The Frontline Trench”, which will be available on November 22nd, The band is planning to release a full-length album later this year or early 2020.

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Slayer Announces Final Shows On Farewell Tour

Slayer will embark on the seventh and final leg of their sprawling ‘Final Campaign’ farewell tour this November. Slayer will embark on the seventh and final leg of their farewell tour, “The Final Campaign,” this fall. The metal legends will hit a mix of big and small cities during the final 18-date run that wraps up November 30th at the Forum in Los Angeles.

Primus, Ministry and Philip H. Anselmo and the Illegals, will be on the bill for these shows. Tickets for the final run of Slayer’s farewell tour go on sale July 12th at 10 a.m. local time. Complete information is available at Slayer.net

The band announced they would be extending tour into 2019. Guitarist Kerry King said, “We’ve heard about fans who have driven five, six hours, or flown in from other cities or countries to see us, so we want to assure our fans that we’ll be on the road through 2019 and will get to as many places as possible for everyone to come and see us one last time.”

Final Slayer Tour Dates

November 2 – Asheville, NC @ Explore Asheville Arena

November 3 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena

November 5 – Salem, VA @ Salem Civic Center

November 6 – Hershey, PA @ Giant Center

November 8 – Springfield, MA @ Mass Mutual Center,

November 9 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden

November 11 – KFC Yum Center, Louisville, KY

November 12 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena

November 14 – Moline, IL @ TaxSlayer Arena

November 15 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Center

November 17 – Fargo, ND @ Fargodome

November 18 – Omaha, NE @ CHI Health Center

November 20 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Broadmore Arena

November 22 – Billings, MT @ Rimrock Arena

November 24 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena

November 26 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena

November 27 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Arena

November 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum

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THANK YOU, YOU MADE ME A TOP-RATED EBAY​S SELLER !

A have been working very had to stay stocked with great metalal, punkthrash metalNWOBHM, even some hair metal and the harder edges of classic rock. 

Here are some of my picks for the best of the best:

KILLING IS MY BUSINESS MEGADETH
KILLING IS MY BUSINESS MEGADETH

MEGADETH “KILL IS MY BUSINESS (AND BUSINESS IS GOOD)– Charity auction for American Cancer Society in honor of brother Dave Mustaine!

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KING DIAMOND CONSPIRACY– This is a great almost thrash album by the King. This is the first pressing and isn’t easy to come by!


POSSESSED REVELATIONS OF DOOM– The new and absolutely killer album from Possessed. This is a limited 500 pressing blood vinyl. I bought 10 of them – about half have sold already!

ORIGINAL COPIES OF NEARLY EVERYTHING BY BLACK SABBATH– 🙂

ANTHRAX – SPREADING THE DISEASE (ORIGINAL) – Great copy, the killer album!

HELL HAMMER (RAIDS 1990) OUT OF PRINT– This is out of print and very rare.

A TON OF NEW IRON MAIDEN– Just listed.

ORIGINAL SLAYER “POST MORTEM” SINGLE (Def Jam)– This always album is rarer than a dinosaur egg!

KING DIAMOND “ABIGAIL” (ORIGINAL)– OG copy of King’s most sought after album!

OMEN “BATTLE CRY” (ORIGINAL) – Another mega rare one – hit me up – I can work with that price some!

DEVASTATION “SIGNS OF LIFE” CD – This CD is out of print and impossible to kind…not to mention shreds!

TONS OF AC/DC– All first press!


Also a ton of cool stuff from SacrificeAnthraxSlayer, and Bathory.

​​​​​​​Check out everything here and thanks so much!

Jason