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CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER – Convicted LP 1986 “Mutually Assured Destruction”

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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER?

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.

Listen To Cryptic Slaught On Youtube

THESE GUYS RANKED IN MY LIST OF METAL BANDS THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN BIGGER

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

STILL WONDERING WHAT HAPPENED TO CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER?

HERE IS A PICTURE OF GUITAR PLAYER LES EVANS TODAY!
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Megadeth ‎”Peace Sells (But Who’s Buying?)” Original Press 1986

MEGADETH PEACE SELLS

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.

Listen To The Full Album On Youtube

FEATURED IN THE BEST THRASH OF 1987

Vinyl and Album Artwork

Tracklisting

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

Listen To The Full Album Here

RARE SEPULTURA ALBUM FROM THE BAND’S “BLACK METAL” DAYS
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Whiplash (Underrated Trash Metal Band From New York) – Classic Album “Power And Pain” 1986

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

  • All 3 members of the classic line up were named “Tony”
  • Drummer Tony Scaglione was in Slayer briefly. If you blinked you might have missed it.
  • Peter Steele from Carnivore / Type O Negative did backing vocals on this album.
  • Singer / guitarist Tony Portaro can read music (not just tableture)

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

GET THIS RARE ORIGINAL 1986 VINYL ON EBAY WHILE YOU CAN

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 rereleased Power and Pain, which included their second album, Ticket to Mayhem.

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

All songs written by Tony Portaro. except where noted.

Title / Length

1. “Stage Dive” 3:09
2 .”Red Bomb” 5:18
3. “Last Man Al ive” 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

Band Photos

Vinyl and Album Artwork

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 lissen.

Band Line Up


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 (2)/ Engineered by Michael Marciano

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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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Vinyl and Album Artwork

Tracklisting

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

Band Line Up

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