From The Who to Trivium!

metalsouth continues to sell used LP and EP records via Discogs and has now reach a portfolio of 300 titles. The interest has increased and we are happy and grateful for orders coming in. We will therefore continue to add new LPs and EPs and in stock now are a bunch of rarities.

The latest batch to be added to the portfolio includes records from artist, e.g. Steppenwolf, Caravan, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Midnight Oil, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Devo, Lill Lindfors, Otis Rush, Spontaneous Combustion, Grace Jones, Ohio Players, Lou Reed, Echo & the Bunnymen, John Cougar Mellencamp and Iggy Pop.

Available is ‘Ready Steady Who’ (Polydor, 1966, EPH 10834), the classic, which throws us back to the happy 60’s. It includes 2 original songs by Peter Townsend (Disguises, Circles) and recordings of the Batman theme ‘Batman’, ‘Bucket T’ and Barbara Ann. (Source: Wikipedia).

If we then time travel 50 years to June 2016 American thrash metal band Trivium performed at Copenhell, Copenhagen, DK. The year before October 2, 2015, their 7th album ‘Silence In The Snow’ (Roadrunner Records, 2015) was released. We remember the performance as energetic, intense and extremely loud, i.e. really good and value for money. Matt Heafy, who constantly performs with full intensity on stage turned 35 years last month and we send our late congratulations. Please, take part in the inspiration via a few pictures.

Trivium album ‘Silence in the Snow’ we offer in our shop at Discogs. The copy is not sealed, but unplayed, i.e. in mint condition.

Trivium, Copenhell, Copenhagen, DK, June 24, 2016.
Trivium, Copenhell, Copenhagen, DK, June 24, 2016.
Trivium, Copenhell, Copenhagen, DK, June 24, 2016.

Metal, metal and punk!

Lizzies, Screamer, Vokonis, Vånna Inget, Iron Lamb, Fejd, Siena Root and Månegarm

It’s time to return to our real musical roots and present the extreme good news that we got our hands on a batch of metal records, new, unplayed, i.e. in mint condition, which we now are selling att good prices at Discogs.

Lizzies: On Thin Ice (The Sign Records, 2018) and Good Luck (The Sign Records, 2016). Spanish heavy metal inspired by bands like Iron Maiden and Motörhead.

Screamer: Highway Of Heroes (The Sign Records, 2019). Swedish heavy metal influenced by bands from the 70s and 80s. This could be the bands hardest album.

Vokonis: Grasping Time (The Sign Records, 2019). The band has been classified as Swedish progressive doom/sludge with inspiration from bands like Mastodon.

Vånna Inget: Vi Tar Alla Minnen Härifrån ( Gaphals, 2017). Swedish punk influenced band based in Malmö, but has its roots in Småland. A 100 page booklet, Regnbågar Och Krockade Bilar is included.

Iron Lamb: Blue Haze (The Sign Records, 2018). Swedish hard rock band formed in Stockholm 2009. ‘Influenced by past times, but not stuck there’…as the sticker on the album states.

Fejd: Trolldom (Dead End Exit Records, 2016). Swedish folk metal formed in 2001.

Siena Root: Pioneers (Gaphals, 2014). Swedish old school root rock band formed in Stockholm 1997 and finds inspiration from 60s and 70s rock music.

Månegarm: Havets Vargar (Displeased Records, 2018). Swedish band classified as folk/viking metal, but also as black metal. Formed in Norrtälje in 1995.

(source: wikipedia, on certain dates and facts of bands).

If you find any of these new LP vinyl records of your liking they are all available at the metalsouth Discogs shop. Good health and Happy holidays!

metalsouth goes 100!

We are very proud to present that we now have reached 100 used vinyl album titles for sale at our Discogs site. We have hopes to reach various tastes and used records of different genres can be acquired. These are from many countries and not only Swedish, Synth-pop from the 80’s, folklore, soul, rock, hard rock, heavy metal and much more. It gives us joy that a couple of Swedish Metal albums from early 1990’s have reached new owners/listeners on the other side of the globe.

For this happy event we hereby present more rock and hard rock albums for sale.

Rush, Joe Cocker, Rolling Stones and Caledonian soul of Van Morrison. Don’t miss the Swedish rarities of Little Gerhard, Jerry Williams and the guitar hero Lasse Wellander.

Sure, our roots are hard rock and metal, but still, we must present a 3 album box of the giant singer and actor Sven-Bertil Taube, who sings songs written by his father Evert Taube, Swedish national troubadour (sven-bertil taube sjunger evert taube, EMI, 1978).

We cannot guarantee authenticity of the included autograph, but we cannot either resist the feeling and wish that Sven-Bertil actually signed this classical box.

Detailed information on the 100 used albums related to prices and condition can be found at:

https://www.discogs.com/seller/metalsouth/profile

 

 

Support the musicians!

We must confess to regret some earlier statements on an upcoming ‘digital backlash’. To follow the Swedish authorities’ recommendations in the current situation on ‘social distancing, protection of our elderly and staying at home’ these times come in handy to look through own collection of different music media. The value and musical experience of our vinyl collection was yesterday increased with the help of, yes, digital tools. When going to the local records store doesn’t feel directly natural, purchases via the internet works very well. Deliveries take a few days more, but in this concrete example the 2 releases of the Helsingborg based punkrock band The Guilt was ordered and delivered within the week.

Let us here pass on the visual joy of receiving high quality and artistically created covers, sleeves and a transparent vinyl in the bands 1st album ‘The Guilt’ (Heptown Records, 2017, also includes free download) and the recently saluted ‘New Knives’ (Heptown Records, 2020) in a green version. And musically, well, an experience we must leave to the listener, but we recommend extremely highly volume.

Great initiatives to support musicians and culture workers are taken all over. A very inspiring article in the local paper HD.se was published yesterday and written by Stefan Lindqvist (Helsingborgs Dagblad, April 3, 2020). ‘You can never get too many band           t-shirts’ is the translated heading. Local artists like the great Helsingborg based band, Bai Bang, makes ‘living room gigs’, which are published on the HD.se home page and can also be found via YouTube.

Soon enough we will be back in the record stores, to buy, with the coffee and the good talks about albums and concerts. Still, continue to support the musicians. Buy for home deliveries, stream and download. Again, an album to download normally and fairly cost 99SEK.

Middle Of The Road and more!

I was 10 years old and went to 3rd grade. Middle Of The Road songs like Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep were played at the last class hour of all Fridays. Dancing and popcorn. Days long gone!

Another batch of records are placed at Discogs, for sale. Just have a look and let us know if anything is of interest. Take care in really tough times.

https://www.discogs.com/seller/metalsouth/profile

Swedish Metal and more!

The metalsouth record sales inventory is now extended with new titles representing different genres to satisfy different tastes.

We would for obvious reasons this time like to to direct attention to one LP in particular for the reason of more concretely spreading wonderful metal inspired music.

Excruciate / Epitaph (Infest records, 1991) can be acquired via the metalsouth sales page at Discogs. This famous split LP of Swedish death metal contributes to wonderful listening via the great combination of a record player, an amplifier, big speakers and vinyl.

https://www.discogs.com/seller/metalsouth/profile

It’s time to live, listen and reuse!

In the name of good music and recycling metalsouth joins the record sales movement. We have internally discussed the ‘digital backlash’ to come. An online screen connected life creates finally an urge and return of the analog. After equipping our young ones with used and freshly repaired stereos from the early 90’s the response was overwhelmingly positive. Through the manual handling of the media, cover and the equipment it created a great feeling of here and now, they all said. Not to forget, is the sound normally better, if the media is in a fair shape.

metalsouth will from now on and again post a few records (vinyls, LP, EP) at Discogs.com for sale. The genres will reflect the upbringing and listening of us at metalsouth in a spontaneous way, i.e. all from pop, synth, blues, hard rock and heavy metal, i.e. no real structure , but just good music. If anything is of taste, please, feel free to make an order. Deliveries will be quick after payment.

https://www.discogs.com/seller/metalsouth/profile