1983: 10 Mandatory Vinyl Records

Incredible records are released every year. Here we revisit ten essential vinyl releases from the abyss and beyond from the golden days 1983. 10. Iron Maiden Piece Of Mind EMI Though singer Bruce Dickinson’s second record with Maiden, this was the first in which he contributed to the band’s compositions, receiving credit on four of…

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The Hellacopters and the Vinyl Revival

In vinyls twilight hours, a savior arose. It’s name? The Hellactopters. ‘The future belongs to the analog loyalists. Fuck digital.’ – Steve Albini* Cast your mind back, back to earliest of the 1990s, where the mainstream music outlets had eliminated their stores of vinyl, filling their shelves instead with the more commercially viable Compact Disc…

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Does Nirvana owe a debt to Celtic Frost?

If you’ve ever studied the cover of Tom G. Warrior’s autobiography ‘Are You Morbid’, you may have noticed the hype quote is attributed to Kurt Cobain. For those who don’t have the book within arms reach, the citation reads, “A big influence.” – Kurt Cobain, Nirvana. Celtic Frost, a big influence on Nirvana? Just because…

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