Torment in Fire is the debut album by the Canadian thrash metal band Sacrifice. The original album came out on Metal Blade Records in 1985 and is very difficult to find. You can get the reissue on War On Music.
“The Awakening” 1:35
“Turn in Your Grave” 3:55
“Homicidal Breath” 2:54
“Warrior of Death” 3:07
“Infernal Visions” 2:35
“Burned at the Stake” 4:44
“The Exorcism” (instrumental) 2:55
“Beyond Death” 5:33 Total length: 36:32
Sacrifice Torment In Fire Line Up
Rob Urbinati (vocals, guitar)
Joe Rico (guitar)
Gus Pynn (drums)
Scott Watts (bass)
Unstoppable Force is the second album from the US speed metal band Agent Steel. It was recorded at Morrisound Recording Studios in Tampa, Florida, in March 1986.
Combat Records released the album in March 1987. The 1999 reissue by Century Media Records is a compilation of the Mad Locust Rising EP. Some later reissues exclude the cover version of the Judas Priest song “The Ripper”. Unstoppable Force 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. Source: Wikipedia
Another 80s Thrash Band That Should Have Been Bigger?
1.”Unstoppable Force”3:52 2.”Never Surrender”3:52 3.”Indestructive”3:30 4.”Chosen to Stay”4:46 5.”Still Searchin'”
6.”Rager”4:07 7.”The Day at Guyana” (Instrumental)6:38 8.”Nothin’ Left”4:23 9.”Traveler”3:49
Third year into “the era of conquerors” and if I had to choose a title to describe this year, it would definately be “…And injustice for all”! And I’m not kidding. Apparently this is the year with the greatest injustices. Carrier of some of the most overated and the most underated thrash records of all times. Seems like the music bussiness has finally caught up with the thrash metal domain and pours it’s poisonous judgement, bloodied by profit upon our favorite music. But here we are 30 years later to set things straight. Punish some for the extreme attention they got and highlight others that never got what they deserved. Musicaly the year was extremely diverse. Amazing efforts were made, mainly from Europe and north America. There are the exceptions of two Australian and one Chilean albums in this list though. Complexity and technical supremacy are two very common traits that characterize the whole year. If nothing else, 1988 was quite controversial and intriguing. And as such I had a very difficult time trying to classify all this magnificence. But here it is at last. The answers to the years secrets lies beyond this prelude. Enter this musical labyrinth and explore by yourselves the way forward. Enjoy, notify, spread, comment this wonderfull music. Thrash till death!
Hell Awaits is the second album by Slayer. It was released in March 1985 on Metal Blade Records. It is metal heresy to say this, but Hell Awaits is my favorite Slayer album. Most fans consider “Riegn In Blood” to be the bands high watermark. I’ve bought a copy the day it came out. You can see pictures of the actual album in this post.
Some Interesting “Hell Awaits” Facts You Might Not Know
The album was mixed in one night.
Around that time, Kerry King’s hair was thinning. He came into practice one night wearing a hairpiece. He was ostracized by the band. This led to his trademark shaved head look.
The demonic growls in the intro of the album say, “Join Us” if you play it backward. The final phrase, which is not backward but is pitch shifted says “Welcome Back“
“Hell Awaits” was the first album a record company put up the budget to release. Show No Mercy was self-financed by the band, largely because Tom Araya had a good job at a hospital.
These days, the band considers the production of the album to be quite poor. When asked if they would ever record or re-master it, Tom says “No, that was a snapshot of where we were in our career at the time.”
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
Although Reid St. Mark was credited, Stephen Priestly is the actual drummer (as a session drummer).
Tom G Warrior does not drink or smoke.
Co-Founder and bassist Martin Ain quit the band before 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 band fan 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 on October 17th, 2017, at the age of 50. After the 2nd go-round with Celtic Frost, he became a 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, and a 2017 remastered edition was released by the same label on CD and Vinyl formats. (SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA)
Editors Note: As the band continued, 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)
This New Jersey Thrash Outfit Should Be Legends: What Happened?
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)
1. Stage Dive (03:09) 2. Red Bomb (05:18) 3. Last Man Alive (03:31) 4. Message in Blood (04:04)
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
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)
We Have Arrived has been reissued at least two times. In 1986, it was re-released by the French recording label Axe Killer in a 2,000-number limited edition. It was then re-released once again in 1997 by Axe Killer. The label attached to the plastic wrap says that this is a remastered edition, but there is no indication in the booklet. We Have Arrived is the only Dark Angel album to feature Jack Schwartz on drums, as Gene Hoglan replaced him as their drummer on subsequent albums.