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Amazing First Press Heavy / Thrash Metal Album Collection I Bought From England

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This is a cool little thrash and heavy metal collection (see unboxing video above) that I just bought from a private collector in England. This is not the first collection I have purchased from this individual and while it isn’t the biggest thrash metal collection I ever bought, it consists of twenty awesome albums from the golden age of heavy metal and are as follows…

Thrash / Heavy Metal LP List

Apocalypse – Apocalypse  VG/VG+  Flag23 

Blind Illusion – The Sane Asylum VG+/VG+  Flag18 – Pre-Primus project featuring Les Claypool.

Coroner – No More Color  VG/VG  N 0138-1

Death Angel – The Ultra Violence VG+/VG+  Flag 14

Flotsam and Jetsom – Doomsday for the Deceiver  VG+/VG+  RR 9683

Heathen – Breaking the Silence VG/VG  MFN 75

Holy Terror –  Terror and Submission  VG+VG+  Flag 10

Holy Terror – Mindwars  VG+/VG+  Flag 25

King Diamond - Fatal Portrait

King Diamond – Fatal Portrait  VG+/VG  RR 9721

King Diamond – Abigail  VG+/VG  RR 9622

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Mercyful Fate – Dont Break the Oath  VG+/VG  MFN-28

Mercyful Fate – Melissa  VG+/VG+  MFN 10

Mortal Sin – Mayhemic Destruction  VG+/VG+  AJLP1016 Import

Nuclear Assualt – Game Over  VG+/VG+  Flag 5

Overkill – Taking Over  VG+/VG+  781 735-1

Sabbat – History of a Time to Come  VG/VG+  N 0098 

Sabbat – Dreamweaver  VG+/VG+  N 0132-1

Sacred Reich - Ignorance

Sacred Reich – Ignorance VG+/VG+ RR 9578

Voivod – War and Pain  VG+/VG  RR 9825

Voivod – RRROOOAAARRR  VG+/VG+  N 0040 

Have A Heavy Metal Collection Like This You’d Like To Sell?

If you have a collection like this I am always looking to buy them. I am located in Los Angeles buy I buy collections all over the United States and all over the world – hit me up if you have one like this – here is my contact information.

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6 Metal Albums You Can Only Find On eBay

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Top Thrash Metal Albums Albums You Can Only Find On eBay

It’s not like the old days, where you can drive to Tower Records and get any album you want. For certain titles there is nowhere to go but eBay if you want them! These are my picks…

1. The DefJam Reign In Blood

The Original 1987 Def Jam copy of Reign In Blood 1st pressing: This is a very hard to find pressing of Reign In Blood the record company wouldn’t even stamp their logo to because of the controversy surrounding Angel Of Death! The original copy of the DefJam Rain in blood when American records

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2. The Four Hour Fogger Demo

Four Hour Fogger Demo Tape Feat. Brent Hinds & Troy Sanders from Mastodon – This was the local band that Troy Sanders and Brent Hinds were in before Mastodon. If you are a Mastodon fan this is a great pick up. This is very rare and handwritten by Troy Sanders.

3. Exhorder: Slaughter In The Vatican / The Law CD

Exhorder – Slaughter in the Vatican & The Law 2x CD Roadrunner Records 2003– This compilation CD has been out of print for a year and is a great band. This item ends on Sunday.

4. A Copy Of Killing Is My Business Signed By Dave Mustaine

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Megadeth Killing Is My Business and Business is Good– Original 1986 copy in near mint condition and autographed by Dave Mustaine. They aren’t always available but you might get lucky!

5. Overkill Feel The Fire (MegaForce)

OVERKILL – Feel The Fire LP -1985 FIRST PRESSING MEGAFORCE– This is an original copy of Feel The Fire from 1985 and it’s still a great deal

6. Anthrax Spreading The Disease (MegaForce)

Anthrax ‎– Spreading The Disease 1985 OG First Pressing Vinyl Megaforce Thrash– OG 1985 copy still in shink wrap with hype sticker!

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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

LISTEN TO THE FULL ALBUM ON YOUTUBE

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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OVERKILL “TAKING OVER” 1987 – Thrash Metal New Jersey!

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Overkill’s First Journey Into “Major Label Success”

Taking Over is the second album by Overkill. It was released in 1987 on Atlantic/Megaforce in the US and Noise International in Europe. The album is Overkill’s last with drummer Rat Skates. He left the band in 1987 and was replaced by Sid Falck. Taking Over was the first major label release through on Atlantic. Overkill remained on Atlantic up to W.F.O. (1994).

Some Fun “Taking Over” Facts

  • It was Overkill’s first release to chart, reaching position 191 on the Billboard 200, and included classics like “Wrecking Crew” and “In Union We Stand” still played at nearly every Overkill show.
  • Rat Skates decided to leave the band, shortly after touring to support the album, citing a number of creative differences.
  • Bob “Sid” Falck, a former member of Paul Dianno’s band, would replace him. The band stopped touring and only played locally around New Jeresey and New York. They also began wring new material together.

Original Artwork and Bootlegging

Because of the popularity of this release, it is highly bootlegged on eBay, Discogs, and other online marketplaces. I have provided for you refernce some pictures of what the original Megaforce artwork should look like.

Listen To The Full Album On YouTube

The link below is to a full OG copy of this album!


No. | Title | Length

1. “Deny the Cross” 4:43
2. “Wrecking Crew” 4:32
3. “Fear His Name” 5:24
4. “Use Your Head” 4:19
5. “Fatal if Swallowed” 6:45
6. “Powersurge” 4:36
7. “In Union We Stand” 4:26
8. “Electro-Violence” 3:45
9. “Overkill II (The Nightmare Continues)” 7:07

Total length: 45:37