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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.