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The Oath / Total Fury – Split 7″

Snagged this off of eBay from a guy I know about a month and a half ago. The thing is, I didn’t really want it, but I bid on about 4 records he had that I did want because nobody was bidding and I thought I might be able to grab them for a couple bucks each and I would just pick them up from the guy, but I ended up only winning this auction. Got it for $1.74 but the dude was acting like a little bitch about me picking it up so I just told him to ship it, adding $4 more for a record I don’t even want. Oh well. I still haven’t listened to it but the layout is pretty cool and I like the etching on the vinyl. I think this is a one time pressing of 1,500. I could be wrong. If you are interested in this record, let me know. I’ll let it go pretty easily and would be happy to do a trade or sale.

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I doubt these stickers have anything to do with the record but I have a tendency to keep things like this with records if they were there when I got them. 

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Cape of Bats – Transylvania 7″

Limited to 200 copies on yellow vinyl and 300 on black vinyl. Released on Holy Terror/Grim Winds. Not too much to say about this. I love the yellow of the vinyl. Very different from other yellows you usually see. I ordered this from Holy Terror when I was ordering one of the Integrity/Rot in Hell splits a month or so ago. This is a great record. I highly suggest picking it up if you find one. Art by Dwid.

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Charles Manson – Horsefly 7″

This was a split release between Parasitic Records and The Zou. I ordered this copy a little after it came out from The Zou. Funny thing is when it was first released, the color vinyl copies were $20 a piece! The black vinyl were only a bit cheaper. I thought that was ridiculous and waited a week or so and checked again to find that they were now selling for $11.11. This color vinyl version is limited to 100 with the black vinyl being limited to 900. Black is still available from The Zou for $11.11.

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Integrity / Rot In Hell – Black Heksen Rise 2×7″

Two years after the pre-orders were taken, the record finally came out, however, I still have not received my copies. I ordered these two copies through Holy Terror. The white vinyl copy came from Belgium and arrived about 5 days after I ordered it (I live in California). I ordered Black and Blue/Green copies from Thirty Days of Night (the label that put the record out) over two years ago, told me they shipped in November, then in December, then that they must have gotten lost and that they would send new copies (when I knew they were already out of the black vinyl) in February, and when those never showed up, i decided it was time to say fuck it and get my money back. Believe it or not, after a bit of pestering, I actually received my refund. I’d much rather have the copies I ordered though. At this point I’m not willing to put in much work to get those versions since the whole experience just left a bad taste in my mouth. TDON should have never put the pre-order up before knowing a ballpark release date and they shouldn’t have handled business like shady pricks when it came to answering e-mails and actually mailing packages. There are actually a couple good records on the label, unfortunately I will never give them another dollar.

This is the red vinyl version, limited to 100, sold mainly by Holy Terror, and the white vinyl version, also limit to 100 and signed by Dwid. White, I believe was sold exclusively through Holy Terror. 

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Overcast – Fight Ambition to Kill 12″

This was the record I won in eBay for $9.99 from my buddy Zach. I believe I actually traded this record to him sometime around 1999 or so. Nice to have it back at such a good price. Such a good record. Incredible live band. This is the first pressing on blue vinyl, limited to I believe 300 on Edison.

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V/A Fuck Christianity 7″ Compilation

The other day I noticed an old friend of mine was selling some records on eBay so I bid on an Overcast LP and won it for $9.99. Well my buddy Zach charged me $5.00 shipping, plus tax so I told him he had better throw in something extra since I knew he would ship it media mail for less than $3.00 (which he did). Not super crazy about this record but at least it’s something. I remember my little brother having a copy of this on red vinyl when I was in high school I believe. Haven’t listened to it yet but I remember Disembodied being the only band on there I cared much about. I think there were at least a few variations to this record. I know there was also red vinyl, I guess a yellow sleeve version, and I think a die-cut sleeve? The sleeve is a booklet with info from each band and a bunch of writings about Atheism, Christianity, blah, blah. Hail Satan.

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Al Qaeda 7″ Discography & Test Presses

I was lucky enough to end up with test presses and regular versions of all three of Al Qaeda’s vinyl releases courtesy of a very generous associate. If you aren’t familiar with Al Qaeda, they are a noise/drone/experimental/hard to explain group featuring Scott Miller from Sutekh Hexen. They have these three vinyl releases, a handful of CD’s and a shit load of cassettes.
First up:
Al Qaeda / My Cell Phone is Better Than Your Cell Phone – split 7″ Free Thinkers Union Records
This was a one time pressing of 100 numbered copies on clear vinyl. This copy is #2/100

The test press is also clear vinyl but with URP test labels and a large 45 hole. No sleeve.

Al Qaeda / BBBlood – split 7″ Trans-Dimensional Sushi Recordings
One time pressing of 259 copies on black vinyl. The vinyl on the official release and the test is essentially the same. The regular release version has an additional insert and a black cardboard dust sleeve as opposed to the white paper dust sleeve on the test. They also have different plastic sleeves but nobody really cares about that stuff, right?

Al Qaeda – Collaborative Works 7″ Scotch Tapes
One time pressing on green/turquoise marble vinyl limited to 324 copies. Test press is black vinyl with plain white labels. On this release, they collaborate with other musicians including Mike Watt.

Sump – Demo III 12″

One of my favorite Sump recordings, finally released on vinyl. Put out by Dead Section on heavy black vinyl with a silk screened sleeve and insert, limited to 160 copies. Pretty bummed that my copy ended up being scuffed but what are you gonna do? Fuck it.

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As usual, incredible art by Gareth Howells.

No Funeral / Heilig Tod – Split Double 7″

This was a special early release from Wands. Both bands will soon be releasing their own 7″ from this set but Wands decided to do a small pressing of 50 copies of each record and sell them as a double 7″ set for 2 days only and you could only order it by phone! Pretty wild. Reminded me of ordering from revelation records with my mom’s credit card before the internet when they just had a 2 page catalog. Anyway, the record rips. I can’t get enough of it. The sleeve is a a cheap photocopy style and seems totally appropriate.   Keep up the good work Wands. Excited for the release of the 2 records as their own 7″s. 

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Snakeburn – Glass Soul / Rainfarmer 7″

I’m not a big fan of this record but I love all things Bacteria Sour / Pushead and this was one Bacteria Sour release I’d missed out on a few times. Happy to finally own it. This 7″ was of course released on Bacteria Sour as a Pushead Fan Club Phase 2 release. It comes on white vinyl, is limited to 333 copies and is hand numbers and signed by Pushead. 

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The sleeve is a typical Bacteria Sour, high end package. The cover has an embossed Snakeburn design with raised screened lettering. 

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