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Killer New Golden Age Of Metal Vinyl Collection I Just Bought!

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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.

You could check out this page where I listed the contents of all these albums, they are from the golden age of metal circa 1984 to 1989. A lot of good thrash metal and some hard to find hair metal records.

Gallery Of Some Of The Best Records…

if you or anyone you know is looking to sell your heavy metal CDs or thrash, classic rock vinyl I am constantly looking to buy them, and I pay top dollar.

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Nuclear Assault – Game Over 1986 Combat Records

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.

Nuclear Assault - Game Over ORIGINAL 1986 VINYL First Pressing Combat Records
Nuclear Assault – Game Over ORIGINAL 1986 VINYL First Pressing Combat Records

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  1. Live, Suffer, Die:
  2. Sin:
  3. Cold Steel:
  4. Betrayal:
  5. Radiation Sickness:
  6. Hang the Pope:
  7. After the Holocaust:
  8. Mr. Softee Theme:
  9. Stranded in Hell:
  10. Nuclear War:
  11. My America:
  12. Vengeance:
  13. Brain Death:


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

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Destruction – Infernal Overkill LP 1985 Metal Blade – German Thrash

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Infernal Overkill is the first full-length album by German thrash metal band Destruction. It was released in 1985.

  1. “Invincible Force” 4:20
  2. “Death Trap” 5:49
  3. “The Ritual” 5:11
  4. “Tormentor” 5:06
  5. “Bestial Invasion” 4:36
  6. “Thrash Attack” (instrumental) 2:56
  7. “Antichrist” 3:44
  8. “Black Death” 7:39
    Total length: 39:26

Schmier – bass, vocals
Mike Sifringer – guitar
Thomas “Tommy” Sandmann – drums

Recorded & engineered by Horst “The Crazy Frog” Müller

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Kreator ‎- Pleasure To Kill 1986 Noise Records [Germany]


Rare Vinyl Kreator ‎Pleasure To Kill 1986

Pleasure to Kill is the second studio album by German thrash metal band Kreator, released in April 1986 by Noise Records. Pleasure to Kill is widely considered a thrash metal classic, as well as a landmark album in the history of thrash metal along with Master of Puppets by Metallica, Peace Sells… but Who’s Buying? By Megadeth, Reign in Blood by Slayer, Eternal Devastation by Destruction and Darkness Descends by Dark Angel, all released in 1986.

The album played a considerable role in the development of many extreme metal subgenres, and many death metal bands cite the record as an influence. The lyrical themes follow those found on their first album Endless Pain, containing descriptions of horrible scenes of death and horror. (Source: Wikipeadia)

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Side A

  1. “Choir of the Damned” 1:39
  2. “Ripping Corpse” 3:36
  3. “Death Is Your Saviour” 3:58
  4. “Pleasure to Kill” 4:11
  5. “Riot of Violence” 4:56

Side B

  1. “The Pestilence” 6:58
  2. “Carrion.” 4:48
  3. “Command of the Blade” 3:57
  4. “Under the Guillotine” 4:38

Total length: 38:41


Kreator Line Up 1986

Mille Petrozza – vocals, guitars
Rob Fioretti – bass
Ventor – drums, vocals on tracks 3, 5 and 8

Album Cover And Art


Pleasure to Kill
Released 1st April 1986
Recorded Musiclab in Berlin, Germany, 1986
Genre Thrash metal, death metal, extreme metal
Length 38:42
Label Noise
SKU: MX 8105
Producer Harris Johns, Ralf Hubert


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CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER – Convicted LP 1986 “Mutually Assured Destruction”

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Cryptic Slaughter was formed in 1984 by Les Evans (age 17), Scott Peterson (age 14) and Adam Scott (age 15), who met through their mutual participation in the American Youth Soccer League (AYSO). Soon they were joined by Bill Crooks (age 15), a friend of Adam Scott and a fellow soccer player. Adam Scott was let go a few months later due to conflicts regarding his parents and school. (Source: Wikipedia)

Their first demo, Life in Grave, was produced in 1985 and became well circulated in the burgeoning tape-trader underground. Their first full-length LP, Convicted, was released in 1986 on Death/Metal Blade records, whose artist roster also boasted D.R.I., Corrosion of Conformity, Dr. Know, The Mentors, and Beyond Possession. Within its first year of release, Convicted sold over 25,000 copies and earned Cryptic Slaughter the reputation as being one of the fastest bands in hardcore.

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Convicted Tracklist

1 M.A.D.
2 Little World
3 Sudden Death
4 Lowlife
5 Rage To Kill
6 Rest In Pain
7 Nuclear Future
8 State Control
9 Hypocrite
10 War To The Knife
11 Nation Of Hate
12 Black And White
13 Reich Of Torture
14 Convicted
15 Flesh Of The Wench 2:36
16 Necessity Supreme 2:45
17 Life In Grave 1:36
18 War To The Knife 2:17
19 Rest In Pain 3:34
20 Set Your Own Pace 2:19
21 Positively 2:29
22 Black And White
23 Lowlife

Cryptic Slaughter Line Up 1985

Bill Crooks – Vocals
Les Evans – Guitars
Rob “Blasko” Nicholson – Bass, Vocals (backing)
Scott Peterson – Drums


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Megadeth ‎- Peace Sells (But Who’s Buying?) 1986

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Was This 1986 Thrash Classic The Highwater Mark For Megadeth

Peace Sells… but Who’s Buying? is the second album by Megadeth, released on September 19, 1986, by Capitol Records. The LP was supposed to be released by Combat Records, but Dave Mustaine in his quest to get as big as “rival band” Metallica.


Drummer Gar Samuelson and guitarist Chris Poland were fired shortly after the album’s tour for drug abuse (which is a tough thing to do in Megadeath)

1. Wake Up Dead
2. The Conjuring
3. Peace Sells
4. Devil’s Island
5. Good Mourning / Black Friday
6. Bad Omen
7. Ain’t Superstitious
8. My Last Words

Megadeth Band Line-Up On Peace Sells Line-Up

Dave Mustaine – lead vocals, guitars
Chris Poland – guitars
David Ellefson – bass, backing vocals
Gar Samuelson – drums

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SEPULTURA – Morbid Visions LP 1986

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SEPULTURA – Morbid Visions LP 1986

Morbid Visions is the debut studio album by Brazilian heavy metal band Sepultura, released on November 10, 1986, by Cogumelo Records. While later albums have a more political edge, Morbid Visions (along with the Bestial Devastation EP) is notable for “Satanic” themes. The band said many lyrics were fashioned after those of Venom and Celtic Frost (note the similarity of the album title to Morbid Tales). (Source: WIKIPEDIA)

The legacy of Morbid Visions

When asked about the Legacy of Morbid Visions this is all Igor Cavalera had to say:

Interviewer: Morbid Visions is a legendary record, not just because of Jairo T.’s afro, but also because of how raw and neanderthal-like the production is. Did you set out to make it sound that raw?

Igor: [Laughs] Jairo’s ‘fro was epic! The reality is that we were trying to record extreme music in a country were no studios ever recorded this kind of crap before, so its sound was pure instinct. (Source)

is is no re-issue – this is the real deal. 🙂

No | Title | Length

1. “Morbid Visions”3:23
2. “Mayhem”3:15
3. “Troops of Doom”3:21
4. “War”5:32
5. “Crucifixion”5:02
6. “Show Me the Wrath”3:52
7. “Funeral Rites”4:23
8. “Empire of the Damned”4:24

Band Photos 1986

Morbid Visions Artwork

morbid visions lp
The Debut Vinyl By Sepultura

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Whiplash (Underrated Trash Metal Band From New York) – Classic Album “Power And Pain” 1986

whiplash thrash band from the 80s - old school

Everything You Wanted To Know About Whiplash But Were Afraid To Ask….

Whiplash was for sure one of those metal bands that should have been bigger. Instead, the band still plays shows from time to time.

  • All three members of the classic lineup were named “Tony.”
  • Drummer Tony Scaglione was in Slayer briefly. If you blinked, you might have missed it. He didn’t record with the band.
  • Bassist Tony Bono died at 38 years old due to a heart attack.
  • Peter Steele from Carnivore / Type O Negative did backing vocals on this album.
  • Singer/guitarist Tony Portaro can read music (not just tablature)

Whiplash: One of The Most Underrated Trash Bands Of All Time – Listen Here:

Power and Pain is the debut album from New Jersey thrash metal band, Whiplash. It was released in 1986 on Roadrunner Records and was followed up by 1987’s Ticket to Mayhem.

In 1998, Displeased Records reissued Power and Pain, including their second album, Ticket to Mayhem.

The album features New York City bands Carnivore and Agnostic Front on backing vocals.

Tony Portaro wrote all songs. Except where noted.

Title / Length

1. “Stage Dive” 3:09

2 .”Red Bomb” 5:18

3. “Last Man Alive” 3:31

4. “Message in Blood”4:04

5. “War Monger” 3:18

6. “Power Thrashing Death” 4:13

7. “Stirring the Cauldron (lyrics and music by Tony Portaro, Tony Scaglione, and Tony Bono)” 4:18

8. “Spit on Your Grave” 2:49

9. “Nailed to the Cross” 4:05

Total length: 34:45

Source: Wikipedia

Best Track: “The Burning Of Atlanta”

Even though Power and Pain may be the album they are best known for the follow-up “Ticket To Mayhem” had my favorite track “The Burning Of Atlanta“.

Wan Learn To Play Burning Of Atlanta?

In case you were really impressed by “The Burning Of Atlanta” learn to play the song right from Tony Portaro on his youtube channel where he gives the occasional guitar lesson.

Tony Portaro – vocals, guitar
Tony Bono – bass
Tony Scaglione – drums

Peter Steele and Louie Beateaux (Carnivore) – backing vocals
Vinnie Stigma and Rob Kabula (Agnostic Front) – backing vocals
Recorded at Systems II, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Produced by Norman Dunn / Engineered by Michael Marciano