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RELEASES

HC008 - FIRST ORDER "Demos: First Four, Life Isn't Fair & III" CD

FIRST ORDER was formed in 1985 in Brooklyn, New York, by Andy Elder, Morgan Liebman, Chris Berberian and Eric J. Morgan. 

In 1986 "The First Four" Demo is recorded at Bolt Studios in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, with Keith Alexander(Carnivore/Primal Scream) 

producing and Robbie Graham (Primal Scream) in attendance; both sang backing vocals with the band. Same year they also did 

their first live show at St. Joseph’s Auditorium, NYC. Morgan leaves the group and Bryan enters on vocals, also bringing rhythm 

guitar chops; the “classic” lineup is formed! In 1987 "Life Isn’t Fair" Demo was recorded in Chris’ basement, engineered by Chris

 (The Walnut) Walton. More shows follow in 1988 and in 1989 "First Order III" Demo is recorded, again in Chris’ basement, and 

again engineered by The Walnut, including vocals tracked in his Upper East Side apartment. In 1990 Eric departs and John Fazio 

entered on bass, creating the third and final line up. 

First Order shared stages throughout the years with Slayer, Sheer Terror, Mentors, Death, Overkill, Whiplash, Primal Scream,

Ludichrist, Life of Agony, Repulsion (pre-Type O Negative), Crumbsuckers, Biohazard, Nuclear Assault and Sacred Reich.

Reissued for the first time on CD, with the 3 demos carefully remastered by Eric J. Morgan, this is a must-have for all serious

80's Thrash collectors. Includes a 12-page booklet with lyrics, band timeline and photos.  Limited to 300 copies only!

“First Order were known for having those signature breakdown parts that inspired those crazy L’amours pits back in the day…

and I remember those pits very well. I always enjoyed their great musicianship and crossover sound.”

-Alan Robert. Life of Agony

 

"During the late 80's the NY underground thrash movement gave birth to one of the most unsung and influential bands, 

Brooklyn's own First Order."

-Joe Affe. Cro-Mags, M.O.D., Maximum Penalty

 

"It was mind blowing how talented these dudes were live. First order were kids who played their instruments like seasoned musicians. 

When Slayer came to perform at L’amour in Brooklyn, First Order were the only band who opened for Slayer that night. That was First Order."

-Mike Davis. Mike Davis Productions

 

"I first discovered First Order in the mid 80’s and  they were young, hungry and talented. I helped book them shows

and they quickly became fan favorites on the scene, opening for bands like Carnivore and Nuclear Assault. 

Not only did First Order have a classic thrash sound with a killer groove, they were all really cool and down to earth guys."

-Jermaine Gerena. Local Promoter.


Style: Thrash Metal
Country: U.S.A.
Price CD: 15.00 Eur. + Postage

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HC007 - RICOCHET "Midas Light: Anthology 1980-2015" Digipak  CD

RICOCHET were formed in Birmingham in the late 70's and recorded their  only single in 1980, funnily titled Double B Side on a limited edition of only 500 copies. Many years down the line and "Midas Light" has become a cult classic song from the NWOBHM era and the single, a highly demanded rarity by NWOBHM collectors.The band has been back together to re-record old and new tracks between 2000 and 2015.
Released professionally for the first time, the much-deserved band's anthology with all the recorded studio work. Apart from the raw delivery of the 1980 single, all the other material serves the listener with classic British styled Hard Rock/Melodic Metal. Audio digitally remastered and presented on a 6-panel digipak. One-off pressing of 400 copies only. 


Style: Heavy Metal
Country: UK
Price CD: 14.50 Eur. + Postage

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HC006 - SEDUCER "The Mental Helicopters Demo"  CD

Mental Helicopters is the 1990 demo tape recorded by Chris Hunt and the boys being the last effort from Seducer, under a different moniker and line up. For the very first time released on CD, digitally remastered, limited to 300 copies with 12-page booklet, containing lyrics. 


Style: Heavy Metal
Country: UK
Price CD: 14.50 Eur. + Postage

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HC005 - DREAMS OF VENUS "'Songs From The Essex Street Market" Slipcase CD

Power trio Dreams Of Venus emerged in 1990 in New York, shortly after the breakup of Hades and consisted of Jimmy Schulman (Hades, Vessel of Light, Cassius King) on bass, Addie Flaxx (Pound Of Flesh) on guitar/vocals and Kirke J. Blankenship (Our) on drums. Influenced by late 60's and early 70's music, they had something different from  what was happening at the time. Through mismanagement and all the industry crap that goes  along with it, Dreams Of Venus was just another up-and-coming act thrown into the pile of bands  that will never be heard. But after being shelved for so long, their 'lost tapes' came back to the band. Their brand of Psychedelic Hard Rock is close to some of the most relevant names of the period that were in a similar musical path such as Trouble, Masters of Reality, Saigon Kick and even Warrior Soul. Presented in a slipcase with a 12-page booklet with lyrics, photos and band history. 

Digitally remastered for the best sound quality possible! Limited to 300 copies.


Style: Psychedelic Hard Rock
Country: USA
Price CD: 14.50 Eur. + Postage

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HC004 - SEDUCER "'Eads Down / See You At The End" CD

12 page booklet includes photos and lyrics. 

Includes rare debut single as bonus tracks,

Never released before on CD! Limited edition of 500 copies.


Style: Heavy Metal
Country: UK
Price CD: 14.50 Eur. + Postage

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HC003 - ENGLISH DOGS "Forward Into Battle" Slipcase CD

Classic Speed Metal Punk album from the 80s, the definitive CD edition with improved booklet (12 pages) with lyrics, restored lp gatefold cover artwork and rare photos from 1984-85. Comes with O-Card (Slipcase) with the original german issue cover art. 

Co-released with Faster and Louder Records.
Limited to 300 copies!


Style: Metal Punk
Country: UK
Price CD: 15.50 Eur. + Postage

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HC002 - SEDUCER "Caught In The Act / Indecent Exposure" CD

Seducer, came from Surrey/UK, formed by Chris Hunt, the band recorded their first album "Caught In The Act" in 1985. Operating as a power trio, they got a great reputation for playing highly energetic gigs. For the very first time reissued on CD, digitally remastered, limited to 500 copies with 12-page booklet, containing lyrics, band photos and the 1984 EP "Indecent Exposure" as bonus. A must have for fans of the NWOBHM specially bands like Raven, Avenger, Battleaxe and Atomkraft.

Style: Heavy Metal

Country: UK
Price CD: 14.50 Eur. + Postage

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HC001 - HADES "The Lost Fox Studio Session" Slipcase CD

Hades were well known players in the U.S. Metal playground. They became recognised since their first album “Resisting Success” back in 1987 where their mix of Power Metal and Thrash was the ultimate hip Metal cocktail. But with “If at first you dont succeed...” one year later, Hades establish themselves as one of the leading bands of the so-called at the time “Tecno-Thrash”, where Alan Tecchio was singing before he joined Watchtower, replacing original singer Jason McMaster. The Hades saga continued until the end of the 90s where the band recorded several album for the legendary Metal Blade label. But the Hades history dates back to 1978 and before the first album there were several demos and two 7” singles. The Fox Studios housed the band several times and from those sessions, in 1998, band leader (guitarist) Dan Lorenzo, self released “The Lost Fox Studio Sessions” CD which is now a rare collectors item. Faster and Louder & Hellven Records teamed up to bring you an updated version of this rarity with improved layout and design, plus one extra track: the most rare Hades track, the original 1983 version of “The Cross”, with singer John Collura that never recorded anything else. All the recordings on this collection were done between 1983 and 1989. This new reissue has an 8-page booklet and a slipcase. It is limited to 500 copies.

Style: Power / Thrash Metal

Country: U.S.A.
Price CD: 15.00 Eur. + Postage

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