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Agent Steel- “Mad Locust Rising” Vinyl LP

AGENT STEEL BAND LP MAD LOCUST RISING

Agent Steel: If You Can Get Past The High Pitch Vocals – You Have And Awesome Thrash Band

Mad Locust Rising is an EP by American speed metal band Agent Steel, released in January 1986 by Combat Records. It was recorded at Indigo Ranch Studios in October 1985 in Malibu, California. The EP features a cover of the Judas Priest song “The Ripper”. It is also included on the 1999 reissue of the 1987 album Unstoppable Force. Former bassist Mike Zaputil is credited on the album, but the bass tracks were actually recorded by George Robb, who was then fired after the recordings, while Zaputil joined in early 1986 from Letchen Grey. (from Wikipedia)

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Side A

1. “(The Swarm is Upon Us)” (Instrumental)0:16
2. “Mad Locust Rising”4:15

Side B

3. “The Ripper” (Judas Priest cover)2:33
4. “Let It Be Done / The Day at Guyana”4:40

Total length:11:44

John Cyriis – Vocals
Juan Garcia – Guitar
Bernie Versailles – Guitar
George Robb – Bass (Uncredited)
Mike Zaputil – Bass
Chuck Profus – Drums

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Metal Church “Self Titled”

METAL CHURCH FIRST ALBUM

THE FIRST AND ONLY METAL CHURCH ALBUM THE COUNTS FOR ME

Side one

  1. “Beyond the Black”
  2. “Metal Church”
  3. “Merciless Onslaught” (instrumental)
  4. “Gods of Wrath”
    Side two
  5. “Hitman”
  6. “In the Blood”
  7. “(My Favorite) Nightmare”
  8. “Battalions”
  9. “Highway Star” (Deep Purple cover)
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Dark Angel “Leave Scars” 30 Years Later

DARK ANGEL LEAVE SCARS

Leave Scars By Dark Angel: It Had 246 Riff, but Was It Any Good?

It was 1991 when I bought the Leave Scars LP that came with a sticker, reading “9 songs, 67 minutes, 246 riffs!” I didn’t like it as much as Darkness Descends or because I liked Mike’s style of vocals better.

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Leave Scars is the third studio album released by the American thrash metal band, Dark Angel, released on January 24, 1989.

  • Leave Scars was Dark Angel’s most successful release, peaking at number 159 on the Billboard 200, mostly on the commercial cover of Led Zepplin’s Immigrant Song.
  • It was their first album with vocalist Ron Rinehart and bassist Mike Gonzalez. It was the last album for guitarist Jim Durkin until his return to the band in 2013.
Dark Angel “Leave Scars”

Tracklisting

  1. “The Death of Innocence”
  2. “Never to Rise Again”
  3. “No One Answers”
  4. “Cauterization”
  5. “Immigrant Song”
  6. “Older Than Time Itself”
  7. “Worms” (Instrumental)
  8. “The Promise of Agony”
  9. “Leave Scars”

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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

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Jeff Becerra who still performs with Possessed
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Darkness Descends by “Dark Angel”

fullsizeoutput_2dd DARK ANGEL DARKNESS DESCENDS

See Why This Album Is Rated One Of The Top Thrash Albums Of All Time Time-After-Time

Darkness Descends is the second studio album by the American thrash metal band Dark Angel, released on November 17, 1986

  1. “Darkness Descends”
  2. “The Burning of Sodom”
  3. “Hunger of the Undead”
  4. “Merciless Death”
  5. “Death Is Certain (Life Is Not)”
  6. “Black Prophecies”
  7. “Perish in Flames”
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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

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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