The average condition was a long way from near mint and was an average of “very good”. It was a mix of classic rock, hard rock, thrash metal, and punk.
Some of the standouts in the collection included:
Samhain – November-Coming-Fire LP – 1986 Plan 9 – PL9-07 VG/VG – this was an actual first press, it was difficult to tell with reading the runout matrix which is.
Matrix / Runout (A-side etchings): PL-9-07-A -Pa.1-86 Matrix / Runout (B-side etchings): PL-9-07-B -Pa.1-86 Matrix / Runout (Stamped on both sides, EDP is circled): MASTERED BY TRUTONE EDP Matrix / Runout (A-side label): PL9-07-A Matrix / Runout (B-side label): PL9-07-B
Autopsy – Severed Survival LP 1989 Peaceville – VILE 12 United Kingdom VG/VG – very rare – one of the first albums to come out on Peacevillle Records (1989) – which didn’t get on the map as a big underground label until the 1990s/
Black Flag – Damaged LP 1981 SST Records – 9502 w/ Anti-Parent Sticker
Kiss – Kiss LP 1974 Casablanca – NB 9001 VG/VG 1st Press Blue Label – with the alternate track list without “Kissin’ Time” – which was added on the 2nd pressing because the record company didn’t feel like there was “a hit”.
Obituary – Cause Of Death LP 2010 Cargo Records – RRCAR 8767-1 EUROPE VG/VG
Cannibal Corpse – Eaten Back To Life LP 2015 Back On Black BOBV140LP Blue VG+
Death – Spiritual Healing LP 1990 Under One Flag – FLAG 38 VG/VG UK
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There were also a large mix of more common classic rock albums that were great none-the-less!
People often ask me if I can buy record collections in Europe and the answer is “Yes, I Can.” This is a small collection of just 20 albums I brought from a collector in Europe and consists of the following:
Septic Death – Gore Story Yellow Vinyl VG+/VG+ Lost and Found Records Septic Death – Now That I Have The Attention What Do I Do With It VG+/VG+ Inner Lyric Sleeve Pusmort 0012-01D E-X-E Stricken by Might VG+/VG+ Inner Lyric Sheet Axis LP 2 Sodom – Agent Orange VG+/VG+ Gatefold Sleeve Inner Lyric Sleeve SPV 08-7596 Dark Angel – Leave Scars VG+/VG+ Inner Lyric Sleeve Flag 30 Misfits Earth – A.D./Wolfsblood VG+/VG+ Silver Label AG 0024 Mercyful Fate – Curse of the Pharaohs VG/VG+ Satans Nightmare SN 1001 Paradox – Heresy VG+/VG+ Inner Lyric Sleeve SPV 08 – 7870 RO 9506 1 Realm – Endless War VG+/VG+ Inner Lyric Sleeve RO 9509 1 Defiance – Product of Society VG+/VG+ RO 9504 1 Amulance – Feel the Pain VG+/VG+ SPV 08-9805 Bathory– Under the Sign of the Black Mark VG+/VG+ Inner Lyric Sleeve Flag 11 Artillery – Terror Squad VG+/VG+ Inner Lyric Sleeve Neat 1038 Onslaught – Power From HellVG+/VG+ Inner Lyric Sleeve Flag 7 Morbid Angel – Alters of Madness VG/VG+ Inner Lyric Sleeve Mosh11 Onslaught – The Force VG+/VG+ Inner Lyric Sleeve Flag 1 Deathrow – Raging Steel VG+/VG+ N 0081 Whiplash – Power and PainVG+/VG+ Inner Lyric Sleeve RR 9718 Whiplash – Ticket to MayhemVG+/VG+ Inner Lyric Sleeve RR 9596 Whiplash – Insult to Injury VG+/VG+ Inner Lyric Sheet RR 9482
While doing deals in Europe is slightly more complex than domestic deal they can be done all the same. The last few have been done by email only. This buy stated simply from the guy sending me the list above and this message, “Hi Jason, I’m in the UK and have a number of albums I am looking to sell. Please get in touch so we can discuss what I have to sell.”
The original owner sent me the photos below and I paid him via Paypal.
The embed video is a walkthru of everything included in this epic thrash metal collection, which consisted of 177 albums. Included, were about 15 of them were non-thrash guitar nerd albums, so I removed them to stick to the thrash for this video.
Below is a photo gallery of some of the standouts, although most of them were pretty epic. The vinyl was at worst VG+ and quite a bit isEX / NM. The original owner stored all of these albums in protective sleeves, so the album jacket quality is impressive, 95% being VG+ to NM.
We filmed this video as I unboxed the album collection for the first time when it first arrived from Belgium
So mush suspense!
List Of Titles
I had a good idea of what titles were included in this collection, although to be honest, I was not 100% sure either! The original owner never compiled a list. He hand-wrote lists of the titles in this collection of paper and then emailed me photos. (see below)
It’s really hard to find good heavy metal vinyl collections, this is a rare exception. I managed to pick this one up with someone in Pittsburgh who answered my ad seeking vinyl collections. I paid a pretty penny for this collection, but it’s well worth it as is all the vinyl is in near-mint condition and contained many HUGE TILES (most first press). Check out this video of the unboxing.
Exhorder “Desecrator” Live In Los Angeles Sept 13, 2009 Exhorder plays brutal thrash metal classic “Desecrator” live In Los Angeles Sept 13 2009 on tour supporting the new album “Mourn The Southern Sky” – which drops this week on Nuclear Blast!
Since it’s pretty clear many of us (including me) are living in the past (rightfully so)…what is your favorite year for Thrash Metal? You can choose from 1983-1991. Personally, I’m going to have to choose 1986 with classic such as Pleasure To Kill, Darkness Descends and Reign In Blood pulling much of the weight, but what is your pick?
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