Category Archives: Speed / Thrash Metal

CITIES – ANNIHILATION ABSOLUTE 12″ LP ALBUM VINYL Rare Heavy Metal

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Front Cover photo of Cities Annihilation Absolute LP cover

CITIES was a Heavy / Power Metal band from New York City, this band has been active from 1985 until 1986. During this period they have released two official records, in 1985 the released the EP “Annihilation Absolute” and in 1986 an LP with the same name was released.

Annihilation Absolute” has been recorded 3 July until 4 September 1986 at Systems Two, Brooklyn, N.Y. and is the only full-length record by the American Metal band: CITIES.

Ralph Bland, Jr. – Graphic design

Ralph Bland, Jr. an American Graphic Design during the 1980s he has design album covers for the bands like: Cities, Cryptic Slaughter, Heretic, Masi, Sacred Reich and others.

Apocalypse self-titled Rare Swiss Thrash Metal 1st Pressing

Apocalypse Swiss
Thrash Metal act APOCALYPSE’s debut, originally released on Out Of Tune in Switzerland, was later picked up by Music For Nations, who released it through their Under One Flag imprint. 

Music Genre: Obscure Swiss Thrash Metal Music
Collector’s info:
Original 1st Swiss Pressing. Recorded by Jean Ristory at Aquarius Studios Geneva

Fleming Rasmussen – Producer, Sound Engineer

Fleming Rasmussen is a Danish Music Producer and Sound Engineer. He is known for producing several Metallica albums, but also produced albums for Blind Guardian, Rainbow and others.

Jean Ristory – Sound Engineer

Carlos Torres – Art Concept

Eric Philippe – Artwork

Eric Philippe is a well known album cover designer, creating artwork for the album covers for bands like: Ostrogoth, Dark Wizard, E.F. Band, FN Guns, Killer and many others

Joseph Carlucci – Photographer

IRON ANGEL WINDS OF WAR 12″ LP ALBUM VINYL

A0627 IRON ANGEL Winds of War

This album “Winds Of War ” is the second official full-length album released by the German Speed/Thrash Metal band “Iron Angel”.

This album “Winds of War was recorded in April 1986 at Karo Music Studio, Munster, Germany. It was produced by Kalle Trap (Kalle Trap being producer for many of the leading German Thrash Metal bands during he 1980s) and engineered by Uwe Ziegler. Artwork was done by Edda & Uwe Karczewski , best known for the album covers of “Helloween”.

MEGADETH – Death in the Fire 180g White Label Transparent Vinyl 12″ LP ALBUM VINYL

Megadeth Death in the Fire

This album “MEGADETH – Death in the Fire 180g White Label Transparent Vinyl” is an unofficial released recording of Megadeth Live in Holland at the Ijsselhallen, Zwolle and in London.

The concert of Megadeth on 28 May 1988 at the Ijsselhallen, Zwolle, Netherlands was part of the Aardschokdag (“Earthquake day”) Music festival, other acts included Testament, Flotsam & Jetsam.

ABOMINATION DEMOS GATEFOLD FOC BLACK VINYL 12″ LP ALBUM VINYL

“ABOMINATION – Demos” is a compilation of the band’s albums: “Red Demo” from 1988 and the black demo from 1989.

ABOMINATION DEMOS FOC 12" LP ALBUM VINYL

Abomination is an American Death/Thrash Metal band from Chicago, Illinois. The band was formed in 1987 by singer and bass player “Paul Speckmann”. Abomination has had several periods of activity and inactivity.

Gatefold (FOC) cover design with photos on the inside cover pages

NUCLEAR ASSAULT – Game Over (1986, UK)

This album “Game Over” by “Nuclear Assault” has been their first official full-length album and has been produced by Steve Sinclair and Alex Perialas, released in 1986. It has been recorded at the Pyramid Sound Studios during May 1986, while mastering tool place at “Frankford Wayne Mastering Labs”. The album cover was designed/drawn by Ed Repka and the photos on the back cover were done by Glen Evans.

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High Resolution photo of Game Over