Monday, September 27, 2010

Judge - New York Crew 7"

Judge - New York Crew 7" - The holy grail of SxE/Youth Crew records.

This is absolutely classic Judge right here.

1st pressing on Schism records from 1988

Bulldoze - Remember Who's Strong

Bulldoze - Remember Who's Strong. Old-School DMS tough guy hardcore on Hardway records 1993, out of Paris.

Youth of Today - Disengage 7"

Youth of Today - Disengage (Self Titled) repress on Revelation..

I think this is the 2nd press from 1991 or 1990.

Originally released in 1990 as REV17.. classic youth crew hardcore from CT.

Mind Over Matter - Hectic Thinking

I am especially stoked to get this record.. Another band from Lindenhurst, Mind Over Matter.

Mind Over Matter - Hectic Thinking was released on Wreck-Age in 1993 and another genre defining record from this era.. Where would we be without these releases?

This is my 3rd Mind Over Matter release.. I had the Self Titled from 1992 and the Security 12".

Neglect - Pull the Plug 7" L.S.S & No Tomorrow

Classic Neglect here on Wreck-Age records 1993.

Neglect - Pull the Plug 7" with L.S.S & No Tomorrow.. Great tracks!!

Neglect/Cleanser Split You Deserve to Live/Failure to Comply

Neglect - You Deserve to Live
Cleanser - Failure to Comply

1996 Exit Records. Powerful LIHC.. both bands with Derek Shilling..

Neglect got more exposure and notoriety than Cleanser in the end, but at this time they were working together with this split.

Cleanser - Unclean 7"

1997 Elevator Records.. Cleanser - Unclean 7"

I remember when this came out.. They are from my hometown and there was a ton of buzz around these guys for a few years.

Hopefully Doug will post some comments with the background of this record.

Some Great NYHC 7" from Long Island --Thanks Doug!! One 4 One - I Won't Lose

When I was on Long Island before coming home from Europe, I ran into an old buddy Doug Knoth.

Doug is old school Long Island Hardcore.. He was a part of the scene when it was at its peak. He has a small but important collection of 7" from the era and he was nice enough to let me buy some from him... I am hoping that over time I will be able to get more from him.. as money permits!

Here they are in no particular order.

One 4 One - I Won't Lose

Classic NJHC release from 1995. This is pressed from RRP out of Belgium and was also pressed on Stillborn in the states.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Wacken 9 of 9 Nevermore: The Obsidian Conspiracy (Mail Order Special!)

I am a huge Nevermore fan and I have been excited to pick the new record on vinyl.

After leaving the market and exhausting my budget, I decided to pick this up when back home as it was still readily available.

However, at about 1am, I stumbled on the Nuclear Blast tent.

They so happened to have a couple copies of this that were the mail order special that was printed on blue splatter vinyl and limited to only 300 copies!

A great way to end off my birthday!!

Nevermore: The Obsidian Conspiracy on blue splatter and bonus 7".

Wacken 8 of 9 Emperor: IX Equilibrium

A Black Metal must have! Emperor: IX Equilibrium

This is a repress on Black on Black records.. excellent looking on pumpkin colored vinyl.

Wacken 7 of 9 Agnostic Front: Dead Yuppies

This is a newer Agnostic Front record, released in 2001. Not my favorite release by them, but nice to have.

Agnostic Front: Dead Yuppies on Epitaph Records

Wacken 6 of 9 Sepultura: Beneath the Remains

Another absolute classic! Sepultura: Beneath the Remains is one of the best records in its genre. This gets me about half way through my Sepultura collection.

This is a German pressing on Roadracer Records from 1989.

Wacken 5 of 9 Biohazard: Mata Leo

I have been collecting Biohazard for some time now and am missing only a couple of records.

To be honest, I never expected to find a Biohazard record in Germany.

There was a pretty good handful of NYHC records there though.

This is a German pressing of Biohazard: Mata Leo.

Wacken 4 of 9 Helloween: Keeper of the Seven Keys (Part II)

Helloween: Keeper of the Seven Keys (Part II) shows up all the time in record stores. But, for some reason I was waiting to get it in Europe.

Just at this market, I found 3 or 4 different pressings, all which were very competitively priced.

I think this is a classic, for the power metal genre and I have listened to it probably 3 or 4 times, in full so far.

Wacken 3 of 9 Faith No More: Introduce Yourself

Another good find 9 Faith No More: Introduce Yourself was actually in one of the discount bins for 5 euro.

A good find for sure...

Wacken 2 of 9 Cryptopsy: Whisper Supremacy

Cryptopsy: Whisper Supremacy is, by far one of my favorite records.

Even though it is without Lord Worm, this record helped to define a new scene and redefine technical metal.

This was the only Cryptopsy record that I could find for sale anywhere in the market.

Old Cryptopsy records seem to fetch a pretty penny, even represses. I was super excited to find this.

Wacken!!! 1 of 9 Iced Earth: Framing Armageddon (Something Wicked Pt. I)

At Wacken there is the Metal Market which is this huuggggeee tent that has tons of music vendors.

I would say there are about 20 - 25 vinyl vendors in scattered throughout the tent. Needless to say, it takes a long time to make it through here.

It so happened to be my birthday and I set myself a budget and scoured the market for a few hours and came up with these goodies.

First is Iced Earth: Framing Armageddon (Something Wicked Pt. I)

I love this record and this copy was sealed. Great presentation and excellent music.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Music and Goods Exchange - Camden, London Immortal/Behemoth/Stigmata/Textures

In Camden I found the Music and Goods Exchange

I scored a good collection of records here... they are a bit varied in style.

First is Immortal: Sons of Northern Darkness on Back on Black Records on dual blue vinyl.

Next is Behemoth: Apostasy. This was new and on pretty cool looking transparent gray vinyl.

A great find here... Textures: Silhouettes on Listenable Records. If you have not listened to these guys, they are definitely worth a shot. Great prog metal.

Last is a very interesting record. This is Stigmata: Do Unto Others on Final Beatdown Records.

This old school hardcore label put out some old E Town Concrete and they took a gamble on some lesser know hardcore bands in the 90s.

Not the best hardcore from the era, but its rather well done and definitely indicative of the scene at the time.