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AGENT STEEL UNSTOPPABLE FORCE UK MFN 12″ LP ALBUM VINYL

A0366 Agent Steel Unstoppable Force
Front Cover of “Agent Steel’s” “Unstoppable Force”

Collectors information & Description: 

“Unstoppable Force” is the second and final album by the Speed Metal band: “Agent Steel”, after the recording of this album the band split up.

This album “AGENT STEEL UNSTOPPABLE FORCE UK MFN ” includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and artwork/photos

If you like “King Diamond’s” high-pitched singing style, you will definitely like “John Cyriis’s” singing on this album.

A graphical view (concept map) of all the people who contributed to this album

Album Production information:

The album: “AGENT STEEL UNSTOPPABLE FORCE UK MFN ” was produced by: Dan Johnson and Agent Steel

Executive Producer: Steve Sinclair

This album was recorded at: Morrisound Studios

Sound engineer: Randy Burns

Mixing Engineer: Tom Morris

Digital Mastering a Criterion Studios, Miami Florida on 23 July 1986
by Mastering Engineer: Mike Fuller

Mike Fuller is founder of the Fullersound Inc , sound studio in Fort Lauderdale, Miami. Mike Fuller has been responsible for the mastering of many heavy metal albums.

Album cover photography: Rick Frehsee, Media Tech , Miami Florida

Front cover location: Atlantis Region, Bimini, Bahamas
Collector Notes:

Bernie Versailles (real name: Bernie Versye )has played in Metal bands including: Agent Steel, Engine, Masters of Metal, Redemption.

The real name of Chuck Profus is Charles Profus. Chuck Profus started his career playing drums with Agent Steel and worked with Agent Steel from 1984 till 1988. After leaving Agent Steel he played in bands like Pontius Prophet, Black Reign, Sanctuary, The MOFO Homeboys. In the bands “Pontius Prophet” and “Black Reign” he continued to perform with his mate from “Agent Steel” John Cyriis.

Dan Johnson- Producer and sound engineer has succesfully produced and engineered heavy metal music during the 1980s. Some of the band he has worked with include Coroner, Crimson Glory, Death, Mad Max, Savatage.

John Cyriis is together with Chuck Profus the founding members of the “Agent Steel” band. John Cyriis name is mispelled as John Cyriss on the Agent Steel album Unstoppable Force. In the bands: “Black Reign” and “Lemegeton” , “John Cyriis” was using the pseudo: “Max Kobol”. John Cyriis used the pseudo “Father Damien” while singing in the “Pontius Prophet” band. In the bands “Pontius Prophet” and “Black Reign” he continued to perform with his mate from “Agent Steel” Chuck Profus.

Juan Garcia, has played guitars in several Heavy Metal bands, including: Abattoir, Agent Steel, Evildead and others.

Mike Fuller is founder of the Fullersound Inc , sound studio in Fort Lauderdale, Miami. Mike Fuller has been responsible for the mastering of many heavy metal albums.

Mike Zaputil (Full name: Michael Zaputil) has played in several Heavy Metal bands before joining “Agent Steel (1986-1987, 1998-1999)” in 1986. These bands include: “Malice (1981)”, “Sexist (1983)”, “Letchen Grey (1983-1985)”, “The Mofo Homeboys (1986-1991)”. Notes: Some websites may mention that “Mike Zaputil” has played in 1982 with “Armored Saint”, however in 1982 “Joey Vera” was bass player with “Armored Saint”
“Morrisound Recording” is a music recording facility located in Temple Terrace, Florida , owned and operated by the three brothers Laurel, Tim and Jim Morris. The facility has been used for recording dozens of heavy metal albums, in particular albums for “Agent Steel” , “Cannibal Corpse”, “Death”, “Kreator”, “Nasty Savage” and “Sepultura”.

Randy Burns is an American Music producer, Sound Engineer, and sound mixer. Responsible for the recorded sound of many Heavy Metal bands during the 1980s. Bands he has worked with include: 3rd Stage Alert, Agent Steel, Aversion, Bitter End, Chris Poland, Crumbsuckers, Dark Age, Dark Angel, DBC, Dead End, Death, Excel, Helstar, Kreator, Leatherwolf, Lizzy Borden, Ludichrist, Megadeth, Morgoth, Mortal Sin, Nuclear Assault, Possessed, Suicidal Tendencies, Uncle Sam, Zoetrope.

Scott Burns, – has been producer, sound engineer, mixing enginer of many Heavy Metal bands from 1987 till 2012.
Steve Sinclair, In the 1980s Steve Sinclair has been a successful producer for Heavy Metal bands. As an A&R Manager for Combat Records and Mechanic Records he produced many talented Heavy Metal and Punk bands. These bands include: Death, Crumbsuckers, Agent Steel, Nuclear Assault, Zoetrope, Ludichrist, Possessed, Dream Theater, Voivod, Vio-Lence, Abattoir, Dark Age, D.B.C., Dark Angel, Helstar

Tom Morris was together with his brothers (Laurel and Jim) owner of “Morrisound Recording Studios” in Florida

Nasty Ronnie (from the Heavy Metal band: “Nasty Savage” is background vocals on the the tracks “Indestructive” and “Rager”.

Record Company & Catalog number: Music For Nations MFN 66
Record Format12″ Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram
Year & Country: 1986 UK

AGENT STEEL MAD LOCUST RISING 12″ VINYL LP

AGENT STEEL MAD LOCUST RISING 12" Vinyl LP
Front cover of Mad Locust Rising

Collectors information/Description:

Is an Extented Play (EP) record originally released in 1986 on the record labels “Music For Nations 12 KUT 124” and “Combat MX-8080” and released in Germany during 2016.

This is the original “Music For Nations” release of Agent Steel’s second album “Mad Locust Rising”. “Mad Locust Rising” has been re-issued in 1999 by “Century Media”

Steve Sinclair, In the 1980s Steve Sinclair has been a successful producer for Heavy Metal bands. As an A&R Manager for Combat Records and Mechanic Records he produced many talented Heavy Metal and Punk bands. These bands include: Death, Crumbsuckers, Agent Steel, Nuclear Assault, Zoetrope, Ludichrist, Possessed, Dream Theater, Voivod, Vio-Lence, Abattoir, Dark Age, D.B.C., Dark Angel, Helstar

Music Genre: American Speed Metal
Album
Production information: The album: “AGENT STEEL – Mad Locust Rising” was produced by: Agent Steel, Barry Kobrin, Steve Sinclair
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This album was recorded October 1985 at: Indigo Ranch Studios, Malibu
Record Label: Music For Nations 12 KUT 124
Record Format 45rpm 12″ Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram
Year & Country 1986 Made in England

AGENT STEEL – SKEPTICS APOCALYPSE 12″ LP ALBUM VINYL

A0543 AGENT STEEL Skeptics Apocalypse
Front cover and photo gallery f Skeptics Apocalypse

“Skeptics Apocalypse” is the first official album by the American Speed/Power metal band “Agent Steel”, it was recorded “somewhere in Los Angeles” (as it is mentioned on the album cover).

Collector’s notes

Originally the “Skeptics Apocalypse” was released on vinyl LP during 1985. Originally released on the record label Combat with catalognr “Combat MX 8029”, Banzai Records BRC 1956 and RoadrunneR Records RR 9759.

“Skeptics Apocalypse” has been re-released several times since 2010, but not by the original companies: Combat, Banzai or RoadrunneR.

The value of RoadrunneR release on Auction Sites varies from 20€ and 30€, while online stores may ask up to 50€ for a Mint copy. Note that the album must include a custom inner sleeve (aka Original Inner Sleeve)

Album Production information:

The album: “AGENT STEEL – Skeptics Apocalypse” was produced by: Jay Jones

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Dean “Goatie” Davis

Dean Davis a sound engineer working together with “Karat Fave” on the albums “Bloodlust – Guilty as Sin” and “Megadeth – Killing Is My Business… and Business Is Good!”

This album was recorded December 1984 – February 1985 , Somewhere in Los Angeles

Mastered by Tom Coyne at Frankford/Wayne Mastering Labs

Live photos: Vickie Miellie and Teresa Trebotic

Tom Coyne is a mastering engineer from New Jersey who has mastered dozens of Heavy Metal albums during the 1980s.

Band-members, Musicians and Performers

John Cyriis – Vocals

Juan Garcia – Guitar

Kurt Colfelt – Guitar

George Robb – Bass

Chuck Profus – Drums

Background information on the musicians:

John Cyriis is together with Chuck Profus the founding members of the “Agent Steel” band.

In the bands: “Black Reign” and “Lemegeton” , “John Cyriis” was using the pseudo: “Max Kobol”.

John Cyriis used the pseudo “Father Damien” while singing in the “Pontius Prophet” band.

In the bands “Pontius Prophet” and “Black Reign” he continued to perform with his mate from “Agent Steel” Chuck Profus.

The real name of Chuck Profus is Charles Profus.

Chuck Profus started his career playing drums with Agent Steel and worked with Agent Steel from 1984 till 1988. After leaving Agent Steel he played in bands like Pontius Prophet, Black Reign, Sanctuary, The MOFO Homeboys.

In the bands “Pontius Prophet” and “Black Reign” he continued to perform with his mate from “Agent Steel” John Cyriis.

George Robb is from Philadelphia and joined “Agent Steel” in 1984, after his departure he went on to form the “L.S.N.” and “Detente” bands.

Juan Garcia, has played guitars in several Heavy Metal bands, including: Abattoir, Agent Steel, Evildead and others.

SAVAGE WE GOT THE EDGE / RUNNING SCARED / SHE DON’T NEED YOU 12″ MAXI-SINGLE VINYL

SAVAGE WE GOT THE EDGE / RUNNING SCARED / SHE DON'T NEED YOU 12" MAXI-SINGLE VINYL
Album cover gallery of Savage’s “We Got The Edge”

Savage is a British Heavy Metal band (NWOBHM) from Mansfield, England and mainly active from 1983 until 1986. During this period they released three official recordings: “Loose ‘n’ Lethal”, “We Got The Edge”, “Hyperactive”.

After Savage departed from Ebony Records and signed a recording contract with Zebra, they recorded “We Got The Edge / Running Scared / She Don’t Need You” their first record on the Zebra label

KICK AXE VICES 12″ LP ALBUM VINYL Heay Metal

A0475 KICK AXE Vices
Kick Axe Photo Gallery

KICK AXE – Vices, is the debut album by this Canadian Heavy Metal / Hard Rock band. The vinyl version has been released on the Pasha label in Canada and the US, while in Europe this album was distributed by the EPIC record label.

Album 
Production information:

The album: “KICK AXE Vices” was produced by: Spencer Proffer for Pasha

Spencer Proffer is an American media and record producer. Proffer produced the first heavy metal record, Quiet Riot’s Metal Health, to reach number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Proffer has produced and arranged over 200 albums, many of which have achieved gold and platinum-selling status, produced or executive-produced. Proffer was also founder of the Pasha Record company.

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Spencer Proffer, Duane Baron, Hanspeter Huber

Hans Peter Huber a Swiss Sound and Mixing engineer, known for the albums by Krokus, Kick Axe, W.A.S.P.

Duane Baron, a sound engineer and producer who has been working on 2 dozen of Heavy Metal albums during the 1980s

This album was recorded at: Pasha Music House, Hollywood, California

Mastering by George Martin, Sterling Sound, New York City

George Marino (1947-2012)  Senior Mastering Engineer at Sterling Sound N.Y.C. , he was probable  the most experienced sound mastering engineer in the world and has mastered hundreds of discs in all music genres. .Jump to a list that covers the Heavy Metal albums he has mastered during the 1980s

Album cover design: Jay Vigon, Spencer Proffer, Dario Campanile,

Album cover photography: Sam Emerson

PINK FLOYD – RELICS 12″ LP ALBUM VINYL

A0667 PINK FLOYD Relics
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This release of Pink Floyd’s Relics LP has been made in FRANCE for distribution in Germany and The Netherlands

Collector’s notes for PINK FLOYD – Relics ( detailed background information on the persons working on this album)

This PINK FLOYD – Relics can be identified / distinguished by the following attributes :

Album Front Cover Details:

The album’s title “Relics” and the band-name “Pink Floyd” are printed in the upper left of the album cover.
The catalognr “1 C 048-50 740” is printed in the top left corner of the front cover.
The EMIDISC logo is printed in the top right corner of the album’s front cover.
Album Back Cover Details:

How does the album back cover be different from other versions

The top left of the album back cover shows the “EMI” Company logo (boxed)
The top right corner of the cover shows the catalognr: 1 C 048-50 740 L
Near the bottom of the cover is the text:
“EMIDISC is a product of EMI-Group Companies issued in Germany by ELECTROLA GMBH., Köln, in Netherlands by N.V. Bovema, Heemstede.”

Album Record Label Details:

Record label information:

The Record Label of this release of “Relics” is Black/Yellow(Orangish)
There is NO label code on the record’s label.
The Rights Society “GEMA” is printed in the upper right half near 1 o’clock
The catalognr “1 C 048-50 740” is printed right of the spindle hole in the direction of 3 o’clock
The rim-text runs from 12 o’clock to 9 o’clock and is printed in the French language.
The last words on the rim-text are: “MADE IN FRANCE BY PATHE MARCONI”.
Matrix and run-out code

Matrix / Runout (Runout stamped A side): 50740 A 21 C M6 279506
Matrix / Runout (Runout stamped B side): 50740 B 21 D M6 279751

Album Fact Sheet: PINK FLOYD – Relics
Music Genre: Acid/Psych Rock, Prog Rock
Record Company / Catalog number / Label: Emidisc – 1 C 048-50 740 L
Record Format12″ Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram
Year & Country: 1971 Made in France for distribution in Germany and Netherlands

PINK FLOYD – A MOMENTARY LAPSE OF REASON 12″ LP ALBUM VINYL

A0666 PINK FLOYD A Momentary Lapse Of Reason
Album front cover
“A Momentary Lapse of Reason” is the thirteenth studio album by English progressive rock group Pink Floyd. It was released in the UK and US in September 1987. In 1985 guitarist David Gilmour began to assemble a group of musicians to work on his third solo album.

PINK FLOYD – THE WALL 12″ 2LP ALBUM VINYL

A0665 PINK FLOYD The Wall

Collector’s notes for PINK FLOYD – The Wall ( detailed background information on the persons working on this album)

This PINK FLOYD – The Wall can be identified / distinguished by the following attributes :

Album Front Cover Details:

Packaging:

This double LP album “The Wall” comes in a so called gatefold cover, on the front and back cover shows a white brick wall.
How can the album cover be distinguished from other versions of this album

There is NO band-name printed on the album front cover.
There is NO album-title printed on the album front cover.
There is NO catalognr on the album front cover.
Album Back Cover Details:

How does the album back cover be different from other versions

There is NO bar-code on the album back cover.
There is NO catalognr on the album’s back cover.
Album Inside Cover Details:

On the inside of the gatefold cover there is

Artwork
Credits for all the people working on the production of this album.
This album comes in light cardboard custom inner sleeves (OIS), each of these with the lyrics of all the songs performed by “Pink Floyd”.

Album Record Label Details:

Record label information:

The record labels are printed in Blue/White with text printed in White.
There is NO label code on the labels.
The “RIghts Society” is “STEMRA” which is printed near 3 o’clock
Below the “Rights Society” there is “MADE iN HOLLAND” printed
Above the “Rights Society” there is the HARVEST Logo
On the left hand side of the label near 9 o’clock there are the catalognrs:
1A 158-63410
(158-63410 A)

The rim-text on the label runs from 9 o’clock to 3 o’clock
Album Fact Sheet: PINK FLOYD – The Wall
Music Genre: Prog Rock, Acid/Psych Rock
Album Production information:
The album: “PINK FLOYD – The Wall” was produced by: David Gilmour, Bob Ezrin, Roger Waters, James Guthrie

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): James Guthrie, Brian Christian, John McClure, Nick Griffiths, Patrice Quef, Rick Hart

This album was recorded at: Super Bear Studios, Producers Workshop, CBS Studios, New York

Album cover design: Gerald Scarfe, Roger Waters

Record Company / Catalog number / Label: Harvest – 1A 158-63410
Record Format12″ Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 480 gram
Year & Country: 1979 Made in Netherlands