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Testament, Exodus and Death Angel Postpone Bay Strikes Back Tour Until 2022

Testament Bay Strikes Back 2022 Tour

The Testament, Exodus and Death Angel “The Bay Strikes Back” Tour has been postponed until April 2022, citing the Delta variant of COVID 19. Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick, who is a notorious Libtard, complains “The type of disruptions Kiss and other large outdoor venue tours have experienced could cause our shows to be permanently cancelled – a lose/lose for everyone.”

The guitarist continues…

“The fact that a lower budget tour such as ours is limited to indoor venues with tight backstage space only adds to the risk. It should go without saying that calling off these dates was a ‘last resort’ decision, and everyone involved would much rather this weren’t the case. However, this is the new reality we’re all in.”.

We are quite sure that by 2022, there will be another wave of COVID that will just push this tour back even further. This is the clown world we are living in. It is worth noting, all three bands seem fine with braving the pandemic for a day to play the Aftershock Festival in San Francisco.

2022 The Bay Strikes Back Tour Dates

The rescheduled 2022 tour dates are as follows.

4/9 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theater
4/10 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
4/12 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
4/13 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
4/15 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
4/16 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
4/19 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
4/20 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
4/21 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
4/22 – Dallas, TX -Amplified Live
4/23 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
4/26 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
4/27 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
4/30 – Sayreville, NJ -Starland Ballroom
5/1 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
5/2 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
5/3 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts
5/5 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
5/6 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
5/7 – Cincinnati, OH – Madison Theater
5/9 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
5/10 – Cleveland, OH – The Agora
5/11 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
5/12 – Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theatre
5/14 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
5/15 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
5/17 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
5/19 – Denver, CO – Summit
5/20 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot

Also reporting difficulties touring is Heathen, saying smaller bands like themselves were unlikely to even find a place on the touring circuit.

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What Happened to The Thrash Metal Band Heathen? (Breaking The Silence)

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Just the other day, I was wondering what happened to the San Fransisco thrash metal band Heathen. So after spinning a copy of Breaking The Silence, I decided to find out. It seemed that Heathen has being groomed for success. They were in the right place at the right time (in the Golden Era of thrash metal), they got on all the suitable tours, had big-name rock producers (Ronny Montrose) producing them, and even seemed to be getting a push from the record company?

Breaking The Silence Full Album

So what happened? Why did thrash metal success elude Heathen?

I was aware that the only two albums were Breaking the Silence (1987) and Victims of Deception (1991). Victims came out right as the thrash metal scene was wiped out by grunge, but Breaking the Silence had a small amount of airplay and even a video for the Sweet cover “Set Me Free” in rotation on Headbangers Ball.

During the “Breaking” heyday of the band, they were plagued with lineup changes, which led to the long period between their first two records. Guitarist (and absolute shedder) Lee Atlus was the only stable member during that time.

Victim Of Deception Full Album

In 2005 Lee Atlus replaced Rick Hunolt on guitar in Exodus, which he still plays with to this day.

Reunions 2009 / 2020

In 2009 the band reunited and released The Evolution Of Chaos. Heathen toured for a few months before again being hit with more lineup changes, which lead to further inactivity.

In 2020, Heathen reformed again and released Empire Of The Blind, though the band is skeptical about how much they will be able to tour to support the album due to the glut of bands wanting to get on the road after COVID.

I hope that brings your up to date!

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Killer New First Press UK Thrash Metal Collection I Just Bought

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In the video and listed below on this post is a thrash metal vinyl collection I just bought from a guy in the United Kingdom. All of these are LPs first pressing from the 1980s and 1990s. Since the start of COVID-19, I have more frequently been buying collections without ever meeting the actual owner, at times never even talking to them. Instead, the deals are all worked out over email. So far, so good. All of the transactions have gone off without a hitch.

Here is a video of all of the awesome LPs I picked up on this awesome deal.

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Here are some photos of some of my favorite LPs from this haul. One of my favorites is the cult classic “History Of A Time To Come” by Sabbat. The 2 Bolt Thrower “Warmaster” and “Realms Of Chaos” are both excellent and very hard to find as well. The rarest and expensive album is the first press Sadus “Illusions” album that is self-released. I’m sure how many copies of that were pressed, but it wasn’t very many. It was later reissued as “Chemical Exposure” by Roadracer Records (also included in this collection). Also great was the Metallica “Ride The Lightning” 1987 reissue limited edition DMM master – super rare…I’ve never even had one of these before.

List OF All Titles

LP’S

Bolt-thrower      In Battle there is no law. (LC7871)

 Warmaster. (MOSH29)

 Realm of Chaos (MOSH13)

D.R.I.                  4 of a kind. (RR95381)

Death Angel      The Ultra Violence. (FLAG14)

Exodus              Fabulous Disaster. (MFN90)

Megadeth          So Far, So Good, So What? (EST2053)

Metallica            Master of Puppets (MFN60) (THIS IS THE LP).                        

                            Master of Puppets.(MFN60DM) (2 x 12”)   

                            Ride the Lightning.(MFN27DM)

Napalm Death    From enslavement to obliteration (MOSH8)

                            Harmony Corruption (MOSH1925)

                            Scum (MOSH3)

Nuclear Assault  Handle With Care. (FLAG35)

                            Out of Order. (FLAG64)

   Survive.(FLAG21)

Obituary              The End Complete. (RC9201)

Paradise Lost     Gothic  (RED VINYL) – (VILE26)

S.O.D.                  Speak English or Die. (RR9725)

Sabbat.                Dreamweaver.                 

                             History of a time to come  08-445516

   Mourning has broken.       NO162-1

Sadus.                 Illusions.(DTP2112)

                             Chemical Exposure (R09259)

Slayer.                 Hell Awaits (RR9795)

                             Live undead (RR9574)

                             Reign In Blood (LONLP34)

                             Relentless (NB3359) (black vinyl – this has never been                                                                           opened it’s still sealed in. The cellophane cover)

                             Show No Mercy (RR9868)

                             South of Heaven (LONLP63)

Testament.          Return of the Apocalyptic City (075678248719)

Venom.                Possessed (MX8022)

                              Prime Evil (FLAG36)

                              Tear Your Soul Apart (MFLA950) 

Various.               Speed Kills, But Who’s Dying? (FLAG33)

HAIR BAND HARD ROCK STUFF

12” W.A.S.P. – SCREAM UNTIL YOU LIKE IT (12CL458)

12” W.A.S.P. – ANIMAL 

W.A.S.P. – W.A.S.P. (EJ240195)

W.A.S.P. – HEADLESS CHILDREN (EST2087)

W.A.S.P. – THE LAST COMMAND (UKWASP2)

MOTOTHEAD – BOMBER (BRON523)

MOTOTHEAD – ACE OF SPADES (BRON531)

MOTOTHEAD – ORGASMATRON (GWLP1)

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EXODUS Pleasures Of The Flesh 1987 – ORIGINAL COVER / Picture. Disc

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Pleasures of the Flesh was to originally feature cover art with an illustration of the band depicted as cannibals preparing and eating their meal. However, prior to release, the cover was replaced with a photo of the group members leaning on a bar. Just before the record’s issuance, the original album cover was promoted by the record company in music magazines with the headline “Metal’s Heaviest Meal”. It was also available as a limited edition picture disc LP. (Wikipedia)

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Voted #1 Metal Band That Should Have Been Bigger
  1. Deranged 0:00
  2. Til Death Do Us Part 3:47
  3. Parasite 8:38
  4. Brain Dead 13:34
  5. Faster Than You’ll Ever Live to Be 17:50
  6. Pleasures Of The Flesh 22:18
  7. 30 Seconds 29:53
  8. Seeds of Hate 30:39
  9. Chemi-Kill 35:39
  10. Choose Your Weapon 41:24

Vinyl Picture Disc Artwork

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Exodus – Bonded By Blood: Everything You Wanted To Know But Were Afraid ​To Ask!

exodus with Paul (original singer) live

The Tale Of Exodus – Bonded By Blood 1984

Bonded by Blood is the debut studio album by the Bay Area thrash metal band Exodus. Although the album was completed in the summer of 1984, it was not released until 1985 due to issues with Exodus and their record label. It is considered one of the most influential thrash metal albums of all time.It is also the only full-length studio album of Exodus to feature Paul Baloff on vocals, though he was also on their 1982 Demo. Baloff was back in Exodus for five years (from 1997 to his death in 2002), and appeared on their 1997 live album Another Lesson in Violence.

In 2008, Exodus re-recorded Bonded by Blood and re-released it as Let There Be Blood, featuring a new line-up of members aside from drummer Tom Hunting and guitarist Gary Holt who played on the original. (Source: WIKIPEDIA)

1. “Bonded by Blood” 
2. “Exodus” 
3. “And Then There Were None” 
4. “A Lesson in Violence” Holt 
5. “Metal Command” 
6. “Piranha”
7. “No Love” Baloff
8. “Deliver Us to Evil” HoltWhitaker
9. “Strike of the Beast” Total length: 40:49
EXODUS BAND LINE-UP IN 1987

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Bonded By Blood Art and Sleeve

EXODUS BAND LINE-UP IN 1984 WITH ORIGINAL SINGER PAUL