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Metal Massacre 5 1984 Compilation Hellhammer, Voivod, Overkill, Metal Church, Fates Warning (Metal Blade)

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Metal Massacre V 1984 by Metal Blade Records

Metal Massacre V (Metal Massacre 5) came out in 1984. Original Pressing ( MBR 1021) marks the first recordings of Hellhammer, Voivod, Overkill, Metal Church, Fates Warning, Omen and More.

Metal Massacre Vinyl and Art

Metal Massacre 5 Bands and Tracklist:

SIDE A

“Torture Me” – Omen – 3:26
“Condemned to the Gallows” – Voivod – 5:09
“Call on the Attacker” – Attacker – 3:35
“Nightmare” – Future Tense – 3:50
“Death Rider” – Overkill – 3:52
“Soldier Boy” – Fates Warning – 6:20

SIDE B

“The Brave” – Metal Church – 4:27
“Destroyer” – Lethyl Synn – 3:27
“The Warrior” – Final Warning – 3:49
“Crucifixion” – Hellhammer – 2:50
“Marching Saprophytes” – Mace – 4:07
“End of Time” – Jesters of Destiny – 3:20

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Metal Massacre Bands: Where Are They Now?

The number of huge metal bands Bhave had their debuts on the Metal Massacre compilations from Metal Blade Records, perhaps most notably was Metallica who have their name misspelled on Metal Massacre 1. Early on the featured “hair bands” like RATT until Metal Blade became the goto record label for thrash metal and started working with better bands like Cryptic Slaughter, Slayer and Hirax.

Mettallica or Metallica? - Mispelling on Metal Massacre 1
Mettallica or Metallica? – Mispelling on Metal Massacre 1

Metal Massacre Graduates

ABOUT: Metal Massacre was started1981, Brian Slagel, founder of Metal Blade Records, who decided to put out a compilation of unsigned, underground metal bands. Throughout the ’80s and early ’90s, he continued to release more volumes of the collections. Metal Massacre XII was released in 1995 and was the final Metal Massacre album until Metal Massacre XIII, released 11 years later in 2006. (SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA)

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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.

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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!