Cannibal Corpse Worm Infested.

This was an LP I have wanted for awhile I looked pretty regularly in local shops and online.
It is a Asian only release was never sold else where is a 6 song album that they do  a few cool covers.
“Demon’s Night” (Accept cover) Gallery of Suicide sessions 4:16
“Confessions” (Possessed cover) Bloodthirst sessions 2:56
“No Remorse” (Metallica cover) Gore Obsessed sessions 6:15
That is just the covers they do on this EP. There are 3 other songs from different album sessions they recorded.
Got the Red vinyl 200 pressing.
There were 2 other colors Black 200 Pressing
& Black w/Red Splatter 100 Pressing  totaling 500 worldwide.
While I have heard their No Remorse cover before I thought it was a cool cover to do Death Metal style.
It’s a pretty vile album cover but that is what Cannibal do best gore music gore art.
Has now become one of my rare LP’s in my collection.
Was a huge score for me every time I looked to find this LP it was located either in Russia, China or Japan.
And was usually the standard Black vinyl version . I would of loved to get my hands on the Black w/Red splatter version but it wasn’t in the stars.  Was awesome enough that it was the Red version and not only in the states but in Florida the state in which I reside.
Very cool.
If it wasn’t for Discogs and the sellers I have met there.  I would of probably missed this great deal.
Word from he vinyl community is Asian pressings are the best quality pressings. Due to this being my 1st and only Asian pressing I’ll have to take their word for it.

I’ve watched some youtube vids of different collectors & they have done all the different showings so figured since I don’t have a big fan base or  even a small one I won’t go to deep into my growing LP collection.

Maybe one day or year.

 

 

I LOVE BLOODTHIRST

One thing you can say about Cannibal Corpse is they have stayed true to their form.
As of June 2020 they have 14 albums out that doesn’t include the live releases.
And as of January 2020 they have announced that they are working on their 15th album. Follow up from 2017 release Red Before Black.

I always have loved their 1st album Eaten Back to Life was released back in 1990 during Tampa Bays rise as the Death Metal Capital! Why this is important to me? Well I live in the Tampabay area.
And I did lose touch with Death Metal well all metal for that matter.

I have close to all their albums on LP I’m short 3 Butchered at Birth, The Bleeding, Gallery Of Suicide.

Regardless I really just wanted to say I love the their 1999 release Bloodthrist to me this is their best album. Even better than Eaten Back To Life.
These get hard to pay for “costly” and could only get a hold of the 25th Anniversary edition LP.
Usually picture discs don’t have great sound quality but for whatever reason the 25th Anniversary edition picture discs sound great. I only have 3 anniversary picture discs Bloodthirst being one of them. I do plan on spending a bit more to get it on standard vinyl eventually.
SO until then I will be playing Bloodthirst loudly until I pound my neighbors to dust!

Update:
Nice hit up Krautrock on Discogs and got a nice limited version of Gallery Of Suicide.
Limited to 500 so now down 2 Cannibal albums.

 

 

Municipal Waste & Bio-Cancer

I found it interesting how close these 2 bands cover art is.
Both are great albums and both bands are Thrash.

Municipal Waste The Art Of Partying released in 2007.
Bio-Cancer Ear Piercing Thrash released in 2013.  Six years apart but very similar.
Don’t let the cover art leave you thinking they sound the same to because they don’t. While the art is alike they are very different like oil is to water.
The bands have different attacks on playing and singing but both are fast n heavy.

Municipal Waste Art Of Partying Cover
Bio-Cancer Ear Piercing Thrash

Wretched Cannibal

Wretched is an American extreme metal band from Charlotte, North Carolina[1] founded by Marshall Wieczorek and Steven Fundenburk in 2005. Wretched’s musical style incorporates elements of melodic death metaldeathcore, and technical death metal.

Wr‏etched Cannibal- Cover
I found a seller on Amazon selling this LP fuckin excellent album.
A Must have for any Vinyl collector of  the Heavy Metal genre and sub-genres.
This is a Death/Thrash/ Technical sounding album but is more Death Metal than anything else but does have that Thrash/Technical Death Metal sound good shit! Even has some melodic metal a testament to how badass they are.

Only 555 total were pressed 113 on  Clear with Black Smoke and 442 pressed on Red.
And I am positive at least 1 Test Print is floating about as well maybe more?
Love this album it is bad ass!

Right now my 3 fav albums that are seeing TT and CD in Car is Obituary (2017) , Vile Stench Of The Deceased (1999) & Wretched Cannibal (2014) All just insane.

 

Thrash or Thrashed

With Thrash winding up and strong in Europe it’s not made much of a squeak here in the states.
Thrash is NOT dead the new wave is amazing but there are also some old ones that never got any attention things were just different back in the 80s’ and 90s’ it took a whole lot of work and a bunch of luck to get noticed on a scale that would be lucrative enough to support yourself. Most play because they love it but the bills still got to get paid.

Thanks to the higher speed internets and Napster for kicking off shared music via the nets now bands can be noticed and heard from any where in the world.
But for LP’s aka: Vinyl that isn’t always the case some you still have to ship old skool snail mail from all over the world. Shipping media mail in the states alone can take weeks no less from Italy or Greece.
Vinyl is a love that isn’t just the sound it’s the killer cover art the awesome 12″ disc that sounds so fucking awesome and the inserts they can be full color and the lyrics are readable because they aren’t squeezed on a CD pamphlet that is using 8 sized lettering on it maybe smaller.
Sometimes they come with extras like posters or stickers even MP3 cards and CD’s. Then there’s the Vinyl it can be different colors, mixed in a variety of splatters and splashes or waves, they can glow in the dark be picture discs even have fluid in them. They can be standard weight, 180g, 200g, 240g.
Yes Vinyl is cool.

Thrash on vinyl is why I am here.
I have hunted down a few older LP’s one at least 15 years old or more and the other 5 or 6 years old.
Both are thrash albums.

The 1st is Municipal Waste The Art Of Partying
They do crossover style of D.R.I., S.O.D. and Agnostic Front early on but this album is a pure thrash piece of work.
Everyone should listen to these guys. Or at least give them a chance.
I grabbed this one up pnm Vinyl right from amazon online.
This album was released in 2007.
Municipal Waste Art Of Partying Cover


Then there is Deathhammer Evil Power.
Word is they were active since 05 but did not release their 1st LP till 2015 and then this one.
These guys have a love of 80s’ Thrash and this album sounds like it and it is a good thing.
Check them out they are good.
Don’t let the name or title fool you.
Deathhammer Evil Power LP Cover

 

Upgrading the Audio Technica LP-60 Turntable.

LP-Gear-AT-LP60-Upgrade-Kit

I use the AudioTechnica LP-60 in my Computer room where I can listen somewhat undisturbed.
Prefer playing Vinyl in the Living room using the Rega Turntable but this isn’t always possible with everyone home on quarantine and working from home as well.

There isn’t really much that can be upgraded on the LP-60 due to the cartridge being soldered or one piece with the  arm.
It’s not meant to be that type of Turntable but it is a good sounding one that can sound better by upgrading the belt and the needle. “Not the Cartridge”

Over at LPGear.com they have the upgrade kit which includes the belt and needle for $39.99. Which is a really cheap upgrade considering the belt upgrade for my Rega Turntable was $50 and the Cart/Needle was $250. So a bit over $40 shipped is a good deal.
And supposedly it is a great improvement over the stock belt and needle.
Soon I will see and once I get the kit 1st I will play a chosen album on the stock belt and needle then I will upgrade said parts and play the same album on it again to see if there is any improvement at all or if it’s as great as reviews claim.
Then I’ll update this post with what I heard or didn’t for my $46 upgrade after shipping.

Audio Technica LP-60

Some of my favorite Vinyl

I collected Vinyl in the mid 80s’ to the early 90s’ but my collection was not huge maybe 50 or so.
After losing a number of them I managed to salvage a few here and there from that time that luckily didn’t get given away or lost.
And I started buying Vinyl again in the early 2000’s off and on which brought my Vinyl collection back to the 30-40 mark that was buying rarely here and there for quite a few years.
Eventually I purchased a new turntable the Audio Technica LP-60 it reignited my love for Vinyl all over again.
but again I still bought Vinyl here and there and said I wouldn’t upgrade to a really nice turntable until I had over 100 LPs.
Low and behold by 2018 I had went well over the 100 mark I set and ended up buying the Rega Planar 2 and purchased the Ortofon M2 Blue Cart/needle early 2019 .

Now I’m breaking the 400 mark I think. And have collected quite a few rares and favs of mine not because they are worth most or because they are hard to get but because they are just great albums that some happen to be both expensive now and hard to get ahold of at least at the price I originally paid which was most likely $20 or less at the time..
here it goes this one is actually one I purchased fairly recently.
Suicidal Tendencies Join The Army 1987 1st press

Such a kick ass album it had to be my 1st listed not because it’s a recent find but because I forgot how badass this album really was and still is.

This is really cool it’s a rare 7″ 45RPM Executioner Metal Up Your Ass.
This is Obituary before they were Obituary or Xecutioner. And it’s actually good they look to be in their teens at the time of this recording story is these became ultra rare because one of the members threw away a whole bunch of these. The version I have is NOT an original but still not easy to find. I’d love to get my hands on an actual original.


Since we are on Obituary while I do have Slowly We Rot and Cause Of Death pressings these are rare but not as rare as Darkest Day this album was only released on LP 1x by Back on Black in 2009 the version I got is the clear Vinyl version.
Only came limited in Clear and Black Vinyl.
Great album cool find if you see it at a decent price grab it!

 

This band never made a huge splash in the Thrash scene.  But they were actually really good.
And now have a cult following and their Vinyl is rare.

I love it honestly it’s a shame bands like Metallica or Megadeth stole so much of the spotlight. These guys Thrashed much harder. To bad Internet wasn’t the norm in the late 80s’ because things may not of turned out so well for the big 4 Thrash bands of that day .


This band is from the new wave of Trash metal. Europe has a huge surge there in Thrash bands Ultra-Violence Privilege To Overcome is their debut full album from 2013. They did a EP release Wildcrash in 2012.
Ultra-Violence hails from Turin, Italy. Unfortunately you won’t find this in America and the album was a double LP release only pressed one time and only 250 were pressed.
This is an excellent album you can find the CD at Amazon possibly.


Rings Of Saturn ‎– Dingir I love this band they coined the sub-genre Aliencore from these guys.
The band is heavy as hell and fucking great Dingir is an awesome album many prefer Lugal Ki En but both have that same feel and extreme sound that makes Rings a rare and cool band.
Dingir was only pressed at 550 copies total.  250 in Cosmic Blue and 300 in Green.
Pressed in 2013 it has never been re-pressed again and according to Rings it won’t. Seems they only do a 1x pressing of all their albums so far they have 5 full album releases Gidim is their latest. I have all their LP’s except for Lugal Ki En have that on CD. My favorite Rings album is their 4th Ultu Ulla.

That’s it for now I am adding these here as not just an archive for others to read but maybe a guide to help you find new bands to listen to. Some are old some are new but they all have 1 thing in common even if they are completely different styles they are all great albums and great bands.
Don’t just be stale and listen to what you know is good get out there find shit you never heard that is good.

Love sharing these not because I want to show them off and be cool but to share what I know is great music especially if extreme music is your thing.

 

Cattle Decapitations 8th Full Album release imminent.

I discovered Cattle Decapitation a bit late into their careers. I had heard them a few times in the early 2000’s they were already formed in 1995.
That said I did not appreciate what I had heard back then in the early 2000s’ when I say early I mean 2000-2002. Which places the stuff I heard from their 1st full album To Serve Man.
They had prior releases but were EPs Human Jerky, Homovore & Decapitacion! “2000” I may have heard something from this as well?
Regardless I couldn’t tell you the songs I heard since as I said did not find myself the least interested at the time I felt the music was just a mess had little to offer.
Then I heard the album Monolith of Inhumanity I did like the sound but still wasn’t something I found myself wanting to jam to regularly at all this would have been around 2013 or so when I started listening to music somewhat again. Monolith grows on you it is a good album don’t let my initial thoughts on this avert you from it.
Then I got into Vinyl and Turntables this changed me I then pulled all my old skool Metallica & Slayer stuff I still had from the late 80’s early 1990.
FF to 2015 I was loving vinyl by 2016 I was full on collecting again and I picked up Cattle Decapitations The Anthropocene Extinction my ears were hearing a band that has honed their skill to perfection!
This album was.. IS excellent I believe Monolith is when they found their sound and Anthropocene was their perfection of that sound.

So coming November 29th they will be releasing their 8th studio album Death Atlas.
Am excited to see how it sounds. Even more excited to see what Vinyl I get and how well it was pressed.

Cattle Decap Monolith Of Inhumanity cover
CattleDecapitation-TheAnthropoceneExtinction
Death Atlas Pre-Orders start on Sept 5th 2019 & Releases on Black Friday November 29th 2019.
Cattle-Decapitation Death Atlas

Euro-Thrash Metal let the LP’s hit the Turntable and spin, spin, spin.

Haven’t posted much on the blog lately.
Life happens.
Between life and here I have been listening to many new bands some many have heard and maybe some you have not.

Most recent LP I have on the way is Pestilence Testimony Of The Ancients the album that followed the insanely good Consuming Impulse.
Pestilence Testimony Of The Ancients Cover
This posting is about albums I have tracked down and are on their way here from all over the world. But are not in my hand yet.

I love Death Metal I have a pretty large collection of Death Metal on Vinyl.
Also have quite a bit of Thrash Metal and Punk and other styles of Metal.
It reminded me Thrash is what got me into metal. In the 80’s it was Metallica, Testament, Megadeth.
Thrash is where Death metal came from.
I started looking and realized in America Thrash pretty much disappeared it’s not dead but there isn’t a movement going on here is the states. As I looked I found France of all places has a thrash movement going on and it seems to be a movement in Europe as a whole.
I discovered fantastic Thrash bands:  Thrashback, Ultra-Violence, Bio-Cancer, Infinite Translation the list is huge I have only plucked a few bands out of what seems to be many.
While MP3s and some CD’s can be purchased here in the states all the LPs “Vinyl” releases are not here they are over in Europe.

I discovered Bio-Cancer a few weeks back they formed in 2010. And hail from Athens, Greece.
When I heard them for the 1st time I was instantly on the search for the LP.
On it’s way the excellent album is called Ear Piercing Thrash.
It’s seriously a must hear Thrash metal band. This is their 1st full album release.
Bio-Cancer Ear Piercing Thrash

A month or so back maybe more I discovered another excellent band Ultra-Violence.
Another great band again from over in Europe they hail from Italy.
my introduction to them was their 1st full length album Privilege to Overcome and absolutely heavy n fast album it will blow you away.
Another LP on it’s way is Ultra-Violence Wildcrash E.P their very 1st release but a mini album of 5 songs which after followed Privilege to Overcome.
Ultra- ViolenceWildcrash Cover

Since the majority of purchases lately were from Europe I wanted to add at least 1 Thrash band and they are from my area Tampa Florida so that makes them cool before I even heard them.
They do have some rough Death metal like vocals in the music but it is ultimately Thrash.
The band is Generichrist they hail from the good ole US of A right here in Tampa Florida.
The albums title I have on way is Rotting In The Swamp. One of the songs is called “Tampa Morgue”
Good thing about this Thrash band is if you can find the LPs on sale you don’t have to spend expensive European shipping charges.
The LP I have on the way is a Mini-Album 12″ Vinyl with 3 songs.
I have listened to them and yes they are good. Are they as good as the 2 European bands I listed here in my opinion No. But go ahead and get some of these albums compare yourself you tell me.
Generichrist Rotting In The Swamp cover

What can I say about Thrash today?! It KICKS FUCKIN ASS is what I say!
Go ahead see if I’m wrong these European bands know what was missing and they are doing it right!