CD Scavenger Hunt – 6/24/08

Yes! It’s time for another Hunt!

The main reason I went out on the hunt was the new Motley Crue album, SAINTS OF LOS ANGELES, but I also wanted to cross off a few albums on the list of 2008 releases I’ve missed. Of course, I took my two daughters with me and, in the chaos of getting them out the door, I left my list on the kitchen table! Here’s what I grabbed…..

Motley Crue – Saints Of Los Angeles (2008) – $9.99: The new Crue was the main reason I left the house at 9:45am Tuesday to wait outside my local Newbury Comics. I had a coupon in had to get the album for $9.99 and I was more than happy to get the album on sale. Looking online today, I noticed that Best Buy had a limited exclusive with a bonus DVD for the same price! Ugh! Well, I’m not going out and buying the Best Buy version too because I don’t need the ‘Saints Of L.A.’ video, the press conference, and the two live tunes they did. I guarantee the band releases a new live DVD after this tour and this will be included.

Týr – Land (2008) limited edition – $12.88: I was lucky enough to get an advance copy of LAND from Napalm Records (thanks Napalm!) to review. I listened to LAND for weeks and posted a review but I wasn’t satisfied with owning the promo. The promo came in a cardboard slipcase (no booklet, etc.) and the music is watermarked with a few voiceovers on some of the songs saying, “You are listening to the new Týr album…Land.” Now I can’t have that! The limited edition is a double CD digipak with a bonus DVD of Týr’s performance at Wacken 2007 and a full color booklet of course.

Annihilator – Metal (2007) – $11.88: I have been waiting almost two years to pick this album up! METAL was available thru the official Annihilator website in late 2006 as a web-only purchase and then it got a proper worldwide release (except North America) on SPV in early 2007. Of course, the album finally got a U.S. release earlier this year but it was still around $18! There has been one copy floating around the local record store since last year and they just put a sale tag on it now…..bought! Saved myself $6 by waiting, I hope it was worth it because Annihilator is one of those bands I always look forward to hearing new material from.

Brimstone – Carving A Crimson Career (1999) – $10: This was actually a recent Ebay purchase. I recently got a press release from Metal Mind about their reissue of this album in the upcoming months, they have a licence to a lot of the Nuclear Blast back catalogue from the ’90s. Anyway, the cover art struck me as goofy so I wanted to hear the album. Picked this up for $6 plus $4 shipping… I don’t need the reissue…..I still haven’t given this a spin.

Heavy Metal In Baghdad DVD (2008) – $14.99: This was on my list for last week’s Judas Priest hunt but the local shop only stocked two and they were sold out when I got there. I always like hearing Metal from different parts of the world so this documentary on Iraq’s Acrassicauda was a must have. I bought the limited edition with 90 mins of bonus material.

4 comments on “CD Scavenger Hunt – 6/24/08

  1. Nice metal hunt Steve. I always like it when you go to NEWBURY COMICS and buy cds their. It a shop i never been to of course because i am living in Spain but after you talking so much about that place i can imagen and sometimes even feel that i have been their many times and thats great. My fave record shop i have never been to lol.
    Anyway, i am happy you bought the new MOTLEY CRUE album. I will buy it soon too. I have that BRIMSTONE cd too, i bought it when it came out and like it. Didnt play it since a long time but i will try to play it soon again.
    The last cds i bought are:
    EVER DARK:ARMAGEDDON´BIRTH MCD (black/death from the usa)
    ACHERON:COMPENDIUM DIABLERIE, THE DEMO DAYS(old demos by this legendary band from the USA, love them).
    PROTECTOR:WELCOME TO FIRE(old demos and live by this legendary band from germany that mixed thrash with early death metal)
    BRAINDEADZ:HANG´EM HIGHSCHOOL(new thrash metal band)
    STRORBRINGER:DON´T THINK….OBEY (italian heavy metal)
    ENTOMBED:CLANDESTINE (a classic of course).
    Hail to you Steve and to everybody else:BUY OR DIE.

  2. Rene – You are a master! I write down most of you new additions and I check them out to see if I like it. You’re helping me broaden my tastes.

    Mark – Saving $$ Is the name of the game!

    Ray – I have been hunting for years and I used to get some great deals. Now I have an outlet for telling people about it. Back in the day, I never talked about WHERE I went for fear friends would catch on and beat me to the good hunting grounds! LOL!

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