Toronto’s Sacrifice is definitely on my list of metal bands that should have been bigger. 1985’s “Torment in Fire” is the first wave black metal classic, and 1987’s “Forward To Termination” is a thrash metal classic that is easily on par or better than many of their peers from the Golden Age Of Metal. Despite playing the right kind of music at precisely the right time and quite well, mainstream success was in the cards for Sacrifice.
The band released a few more albums in the early 90s, then broke up and reformed in 2008, and is still active today.
Newly released on Blessed Curse Recordings comes an excellent treat for a fan of this band. “Sacrifice – Live At The Starwood Club Toronto Nov 23, 1985” documents the band (as the title would suggest) — Sacrifice playing a live set very early in their career between the release of “Torment in Fire” and “Forward To Termination“.
New Live Album 2022
All of the songs are selections from “Torment In Fire” and are as follows:
TURN IN YOUR GRAVE
BURNED AT THE STAKE
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The recordings are rough and raw but are far from terrible. Unfortunately, there are only 500 copies of this album available, and they are hand-numbered, so grab one while you can.
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
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
Tracks 1 and 2 on side A were recorded in Denmark in Fall 1981.
Tracks 3 on sides 1 to 2 and side B were recorded in Hilversum 21 January 1984.
Tracks 3 and 4 on side B were recorded in Eindhoven on 19 January 1984.
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 contains many HUGE TILES (most first press). Check out this video of the unboxing.
Some titles were added from the Golden Age of Extreme Metal 1981-1992 This list is not my list and was originally posted online (now deleted), and the years on the records were incorrectly labeled 1981-1985. This is why I reposted it here.
Abattoir “Vicious Attack” – Obscure but great speedmetal from the sunurbs of LA.
Rare Vinyl Alert: Thrasher Magazine - SKATE ROCK VOLUME 3 Wild Riders Of Boards Compilation
You might now be old enough to remember, but back in 1985, Thrasher Magazine put out a series of compilation albums. They were die-cut like skateboards and featured up-and-coming punk and hardcore bands.
Here is the insert from Skate Rock V3…
To Find Out Where They Are Now Let’s First See Some History
Up Side (Side A)
A1 – Slam (18) – Wild Riders Of Boards
A2 – Boneless Ones – The Keg Kept A Flowin’
A3 – Christ On Parade – Don’t Draft Me
A4 – Septic Death – Thaw (Cold War)
A5 – Slam (18) – Jorden Den Ar Var
A6 – No Rules – The Fall
A7 – Christ On Parade – My Life
A8 – Beyond Possession – Skater’s Life
Down Side (Side B)
B1 – Septic Death – Burial
B2 – Corrosion Of Conformity – What?
B3 – Accused – Take No Prisoners
B4 – Beyond Possession – My Disease
B5 – Corrosion Of Conformity – Not For Me
B6 – Corrosion Of Conformity – Citizen
B7 – Accused – Splatter Rock
B8 – Accused – W.C.A.L.T.
B9 – Gang Green – Skate To Hell
Listen To The Accused “Splatter Rock” from the Album
Wild Riders Of Boards Arts from The Original Issue
Game Over is the debut album by Nuclear Assault. Most fans consider it their best. Nuclear Assault came into being after Anthrax bassist Danny Lilker was fired from Anthrax because he wanted to pursue more aggressive forms of music. After recording a handful of demos and doing some heavy touring the band signed to Comat Records and released Game Over. The album received a lot of critical acclaims and is considered by many to be the band’s best album.
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Live, Suffer, Die:
Hang the Pope:
After the Holocaust:
Mr. Softee Theme:
Stranded in Hell:
John Connelly – Guitar/Vocals Anthony Bramante – Lead Guitar Dan Lilker – Bass Glenn Evans – Drums
Country: United States Nuclear Assualt Is From New York City, New York Formed in: 1984 Genre: Thrash Metal
Release Date: October 7th, 1986 (Original), 1999 (Reissue) Label: Combat (Original), Century Media Records (Reissue) Recorded May 1986 at Pyramid Sound, Ithaca, New York Produced by Alex Perialas and Nuclear Assault Mastered by Tom Coyne
The original CD pressings were done in Japan and Austria. Since 1988 (when the album was reissued), pressings have been done in the US. This album was initially intended to be a CD-only release but was reissued after it was bootlegged onto LP. The CD format contains pictures not available in other formats.
The image on the back of the CD insert and record sleeve is a photograph of Glenn Danzig superimposed onto a reversed mirror-image photo of the Collection II album cover. Originally an untitled album, this release is now advertised as Collection I or Collections. The picture on the inside of the CD booklet is the distorted Beware cover photo that was used as a promotional band photo in 1979