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The Top 25 Most Expensive Metal CDs Of 2021 We’ve Encountered

The Top 20 Most Expensive Metal CDs Of 2021

This article is a continuation of my 2020 blog post detailing the most expensive metal CDs that we have had first-hand experience with from buying a lot of heavy metal CD collections. For the 2021 update, I have expanded the list to 25 because we’ve grown considerably as a business. The values assigned to each are based on amounts we have sold them for and are not an aggregate. All CDS from the 2020 blog post have also been excluded from this list, but you can view the archive here.

1. Krabathor – Cool Mortification CD 1993 Monitor – 010174-2331 Czech Republic

Krabathor – Cool Mortification CD 1993 Monitor – 010174-2331 (Czech Republic) – This CD is rare and HEAVILY counterfeited — there are very few real ones floating around. Some counterfeits even mimic the runout matrix, but if the ring does not look exactly like this, it is fake.

SOLD 9/11/2021 – $199.95


2. Morpheus Descends – Ritual Of Infinity CD 1992 JL America – 3815-41012-2

Morpheus Descends – Ritual Of Infinity CD 1992 JL America – 3815-41012-2 – This is a another heavily bootlegged CD, but the 1992 first press with this runout Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): W.O.# E35739-1 *MANUFACTURED BY AMERICAN HELIX* CD 0400313815-41012-2 is worth a mint.

SOLD 8/1/2021 – $149.95


3. A.C. ‎– It Just Gets Worse CD 2003 Earache ‎– MOSH 195CD Original Factory Sealed

Anal Cunt ‎– It Just Gets Worse CD 2003 Earache ‎– MOSH 195CD – This is more than what this CD usually fetches (usually $50-$70), but this copy was factory sealed made it slightly more expensive. The fact Seth Putnam and the gang are canceled from metal continues to drive Anal Cunt CD price northward.

SOLD 6/7/2021 – $129.95


4. Iron Maiden – Tailgunner CD Single 1990 Epic – ESK 2233 PROMO

Iron Maiden – Tailgunner CD Single 1990 Epic – ESK 2233 PROMO – With no cover art (comes as disc only), the mega-rare Iron Maiden radio promo is worth a pretty penny.

Sold 8/8/2021 – $99.95


5. Sanctuary – Into The Mirror Live / Black Reflections CD 1990 Epic– ESK2188 PROMO

Sanctuary – Into The Mirror Live / Black Reflections CD 1990 Epic– ESK2188 PROMO -Worth so much because: 1000 copies were manufactured and 500 were distributed to radio stations / stores. The other 500 were destroyed due to contractual issues with the label. 

SOLD 6/12021 – $99.95


6. Nasty Habit – Rock Hard CD 1991 American Records – 1439-2

Nasty Habit – Rock Hard CD 1991 American Records – 1439-2 – Honestly, I have no idea why this CD is so expensive, but it didn’t sit on the shelf long.

SOLD 8/8/2021 – $99.95


7. Accidental Suicide – Deceased CD 1992 Grind Core – 89811-2

Accidental Suicide – Deceased CD 1992 Grind Core – 89811-2 – Very rare self-release grindcore. This copy sold for a lt because it was factory sealed, but any copy is worth at least 50 bucks.

SOLD 5/5/2021 – $98.72


8. Death – Scream Bloody Gore CD 1987 Combat – 88561-8146-2 (FIRST PRESS)

Death – Scream Bloody Gore CD 1987 Combat – 88561-8146-2 – The first press and the repress if this album has the same catalog number. The first pressing lists all of the song titles straight in a row. The repress says “Side A / Side B” on the rear card.

SOLD 4/4.2021 – $98.69


9. Gutted – Gutted CD 1997 Loud N Local Music Group – LNLMG9701-2

Gutted – Gutted CD 1997 Loud N Local Music Group – LNLMG9701-2 – The original indie release is the one that’s worth big money. It was later reissued by the Greek label Repulsive Echo.

SOLD 6/1/2021 – $96.94


10. Gorguts ‎– Considered Dead CD 1991 R/C Records ‎– RCD 9273

Gorguts ‎– Considered Dead CD 1991 R/C Records ‎– RCD 9273 (ORIGINAL RARE) – Like many CDs from the golden age of death metal, this one is worth a bunch and does not stick around long.

SOLD 7/7/2021 – $95.95


11. Immolation – Stepping On Angels…Before Dawn CD 1995 Repulse Records RPS 004 CD

Immolation – Stepping On Angels…Before Dawn CD 1995 Repulse Records RPS 004 CD – Another winner from one of the more prominent bands from the 90s golden age of death metal.

SOLD 3/3/2012 $95.41


14. Immolation – Dawn of Possession CD 1991 R/C Records RCD 9310

Immolation – Dawn of Possession CD 1991 R/C Records RCD 9310 – ORIGINAL PRESS – Debut CD from Immolation and second title from this band to make this list.

SOLD 5/5/2021 – $92.23


15. Dawn ‎– Slaughtersun (Crown Of The Triarchy) CD 2004 Necropolis 44021-2

Dawn ‎– Slaughtersun (Crown Of The Triarchy) CD 2004 Necropolis 44021-2 – I don’t know much about this band.

SOLD 2/1/2021 – $89.96


16. Iron Maiden – No Prayer For The Dying CD Single 1990 Epic – ESK 73695

Iron Maiden – No Prayer For The Dying CD Single 1990 Epic – ESK 73695 – Another super rare 3-song radio, which includes two unreleased cover tunes.

SOLD 7/21/2021 – $89.95


17. Bruce Dickinson: Killing Floor / King In Crimson CD CMC International

Bruce Dickinson: Killing Floor / King In Crimson CD CMC International RARE PROMO – Another very rare and valuable radio promo with only one song from the Iron Maiden frontman.

SOLD 8/28/2021 – $87.95


18. Transgressor – Ether For Scapegoat CD 1992 Cyber Music – CYBER CD 03

Transgressor – Ether For Scapegoat CD 1992 Cyber Music – CYBER CD 03 NETHERLANDS = Another band I don’t know a ton about other than their CDs are worth a bunch.

SOLD 4/21/2021 – $82.95


19. Scorpions – Virgin Killer CD 1989 RCA – B20D-41012

Scorpions – Virgin Killer CD 1989 RCA – B20D-41012 Japan /w OBI Banned Cover – Japanese version with the original banned artwork – super valuable and out-of-print!

SOLD 6/20/2021 – $74.95


20. Seance – Fornever Laid To Rest CD 1993 Black Mark Production – BMCD 17

Seance – Fornever Laid To Rest CD 1993 Black Mark Production – BMCD 17 – Very rare release on Quarthon’s from Bathory’s Black Mark label.

SOLD 6/21/2021 – $74.95


21. Massacre – From Beyond CD 1991 Relativity – 88561-2038-2

Massacre – From Beyond CD 1991 Relativity – 88561-2038-2 – Death alumni’s minus Chuck. This CD has Very sought after.

SOLD 3/3/2021 – $74.61


22. Dismember ‎– Like An Ever Flowing Stream CD 1992 Nuclear Blast ‎– IMP. NBA 6018

Dismember ‎– Like An Ever Flowing Stream CD 1992 Nuclear Blast ‎– IMP. NBA 6018 – This CD has been reissued many times, but the first press in the one that is worth money.

SOLD 1/2/2021 – $73.71


23. Burzum – Det Som Engang Var CD 1997 Misanthropy Records ‎– AMAZON 002

Burzum – Det Som Engang Var CD 1997 Misanthropy Records ‎– AMAZON 002 – DIGIPAK – For some reason, you are forbidden from using the word “Burzum” on eBay. Still, if you search for “1Burzum” you are likely to find the entire catalog.

SOLD 4/4/2021 – $69.95


24. Dark Forest – Land Of The Evening Star CD 2012 Bleak Art Records ‎BAR011

Dark Forest – Land Of The Evening Star CD 2012 Bleak Art Records ‎BAR011 Canada – Rare Canadian death metal.

SOLD 7/13/2021


25. Dominus Xul – The Primigeni Xul (I Condemned My Enemies) CD 1999 Picoroco CHILE

Dominus Xul – The Primigeni Xul (I Condemned My Enemies) CD 1999 Picoroco CHILE – Last but not least.

SOLD 2/1/2021 – $59.95


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