Friday, May 26, 2006

Socialized Hate

What's up? HDT here. So I've been wandering around looking for nothing in particular and stumbled upon another blog. This blog kinda gave me an idea. I figured that if I'm gonna be posting only Thrash Metal related subjects, I might as well post links to obscure and OOP Thrash records.

The first Thrash link I thought I might start with is/was a local band that made some pretty cool records. And the fact that they were known worldwide as an up and coming Thrash band made it even cooler! They are called Atrophy. I, being from here(Tucson), was able to catch them live a few times opening up for some headlining bands. Anyway they're pretty cool! I'll be posting their 1988 album Socialized Hate. Hence the title of my post! You can find a link in the comments section.

I'll probably only do this if and when I feel like posting links like these. Or if I don't have anything better to post. Also, the bands that I will be featuring will be obscure, rare and OOP Thrash Metal albums that you can't find at your local record store. So, those posts will be far and few in between.

~Post ya later!

Monday, May 22, 2006

There's no accounting for taste

Good day(or night). This is HDT. I am a human born from a human. I have feelings. This blog is dedicated to a type of music I love dearly...Thrash Metal. My main objective in creating this blog, among other blogs, is merely to entertain myself. My mission statement is to serve up dainty platters of thoughts and comments on an old style of music. That music is called Thrash Metal.
Thrash Metal has been my favorite type of music for over 18 years. I have bought, sold and traded many tapes, cd's and records on the subject. This past year or so I have concentrated alot of my efforts into finding and retrieving old recordings, demos and OOP's(out of print) tapes, cd's, records and even mp3's. The latter being the most controversial due to copyright bullshit or whatever. As stated before I have had many recordings, but lately my collection has dwindled down to a far cry of what it used to be. Like it wasn't the way I remembered it to be back in the day.
These passed few months I've had a hair up my ass making me remember all these old bands that I used to like. I began looking thru my collection and began listening to all my records, tapes and whatever I had that was Thrash Metal. I began visiting tape and cd stores looking for old Thrash bands that I used to like. Many of these bands were very hard to find in cd format, let alone tape format. So I began focusing on the internet search engines to look for some favorites that I've lacked. Man, to my surprise! I noticed alot of those cd's were selling on the internet for ungodly amounts! Like one day I was looking for an old Thrash band that I used to like alot called I.N.C.(Indestructible Noise Command),BTW killer band name, and I found a copy of their "The Visitor" going for $150 bucks! I said whoa man, WTF? It turns out that Thrash Metal is making some kind of underground comeback! There are many old OOP cd's on the internet like ebay and Amazon going for who knows how much.
Years have passed since Thrash Metal's heyday. And now that there is interest in Thrash Metal all of a sudden, some of the old bands have been stirring up the bee's nest so to speak. They have been trying to re-release some of their old albums and trying to get labels and distributors to sell their albums again. This has somewhat helped me a bit in my search for old Thrash bands. I've encountered many websites that are dedicated to Thrash Metal.
In my personal search for these grandiose heaps of plastic and paper I have also ran into many other Thrash bands that I have never heard of before and has sparked my interest even more. I can now say that I have become obsessed with the old bands of nore much the way I used to be.
Now I'll will be documenting my finds and any thing related to Thrash Metal in this blog. I will be updating as I recieve information, tapes cd's records and mp3's.
SSSo! That's it! You're in my secret club!

Post ya later!