Here are the top 10 heavy metal/hard rock items sold on eBay for the month of July 2013.
1. Iron Maiden – “The Story So Far, Part 2” (photo, left)
Seller’s description: Signed my steve harris and adrian smith rare. ADRIAN SMITH ( IN SILVER PEN ) ALL CDS/CASES ARE EXCELLENT CONDITION. THE OUTER CARDBOARD SLEEVE HAS A LITTLE BIT OF EDGE ESPECIALLY ON THE SPINE VIEW.
2. Mercyful Fate – “Don’t Break the Oath” vinyl LP (test pressing)
Seller’s description: ORG MUSIC FOR NATIONS TEST PRESSING LP!!! This is an original 1984 test-pressing for Mercyful Fate’s ‘Don’t Break The Oath’ album, courtesy of Music For Nations. It was produced by MPO for MFN but exact date or where this was pressed are facts not known. After consulting the excellent Mercyful Fate website (under the ‘Test Pressings’ part of it – for more info point your web browser to Mercyful Fate ) I am hereby offering you, the Mercyful Fate collector, the chance to lay your hands on an absolute M.F. treasure! The site states that there’s only 1(!!!!!!) known copy of this item, which is photographed and filed on the site; well, this is only the second known copy in existence then!!! All info found on the site match this copy I have here. To put this short, this test pressing has a different matrix on Side B than the one for the finished product ( ‘MFN 28 B^’ for the test pressing and ‘MFN 28 B2 ty’ for the normal edition) and also features a different mix of the songs. The only this that is missing is the testpress proof sleeve that can be seen on the site. But I don’t think this is a
good enough reason to stop you from obtaining this. We are talking about a massive rarity here, an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enrich your Mercyful Fate collection. Don’t pass this up…
The vinyl has some very light markings on it, really minor stuff. The labels are very clean.
3. Chastisement – “But Lost We Are” CD
Seller’s description: 1999, original selfreleased numbered press (pro-cdr) NOT BOOT ! Rare MCD from the swedish band. Pressed in minimal quantities.
Condition disc: NM
Condition booklet: NM
Condition backcover: NM
4. Venom – “Black Metal” brown vinyl LP
Seller’s description: 1982 Neat records. Extremely rare brown vinyl mispressing of this death/black metal classic! The A-side has the correct tracks and the catalogue number NEAT 1005A in the runout. The B-Side actually contains the tracks from the B-Side for the band’s first album ‘Welcome To Hell’ and also has the catalogue number for that LP (NEAT 1002B) in the runout: The vinyl is in visually VG+ condition due to a couple of light surface marks, it does have some minor background crackle but no worse than you would expect from a 21 year old record. The sleeve is VG due to general shelf and ring wear.
5. Metallica – “Creeping Death” vinyl LP, autographed by Cliff Burton
Seller’s description: Up for auction is a used Creeping Death Vinyl by Metallica, printed in the United Kingdom under the Music for Nations record label. It is signed by the late Cliff Burton as well as James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, and Lars Ulrich. The signatures are authenticated by PSA/DNA (Q07708). There are other listing for Cliff’s autograph on Ebay, but very few are authenticated and documented. The condition is worn, however, many of the defects conceal nicely when mounted in an album frame or shadow box.
6. Motorhead – s/t vinyl LP (silver cover)
Seller’s description: Condition – Sleeve: VG+ Inner sleeve: EX Vinyl: EX. Great condition copy of this top Motörhead rarity! Supposedly only 600 copies were released back in ’77. Original WIK-2 vinyl with the classic Chiswick street map labels. Cover has the faintest surface/corner wear, you’ll be hard pressed to find a nicer copy. Vinyl is super clean and sounds excellent! Inner sleeve is also in excellent shape with no splits, bends or tears.
7. Harem Scarem – Demo CD
Buy It Now (Best Offer)
Seller’s description: HAREM SCAREM – DEMO [MAYBE THE RAREST CD I HAVE EVER OWNED, 50 PRESSED AND MOST MIA NOW FOR YEARS. HUGE FOR COLLECTORS!] INSERT CONDITION: EXCELLENT OBI CONDITION: N/A CD CONDITION: EXCELLENT + (THIS IS IN NO WAY, SHAPE OR FORM A CD-R!
THIS IS SILVER PRESSED BACK IN 1989, SEE INNER RING OF CD) SILVER PRESSED IN 1989, WRITING ON THE FACE OF THE CD IS HARRY’S/ WILL NEVER BE ON EBAY AGAIN!!!! BIO ON THE INSIDE OF THE INSERT TYPED UP BY HARRY HESS AS WELL. THIS IS THE DEMO THAT GOT THE BAND SIGNED!
8. Metallica – s/t vinyl LP (Zimbabwe)
Seller’s description: HI FOLKS. I RECENTLY MADE WHAT I CONSIDER TO BE THE FIND OF A LIFE TIME . A HUGE COLLECTION OF ALBUMS FROM A RADIO D.J. HERE IN ZIMBABWE. ALL OF THEM WERE PRESSED HERE AND GIVEN TO HIM AS SAMPLES FOR HIS RADIO SLOTS IN THE HOPE THAT AIRPLAY WOULD GENERATE SALES . HE HAS SINCE LEFT THE COUNTRY AND I AM NOW OFFERING THEM FOR SALE. THESE ARE THE VERY FIRST PRESSINGS MADE OF THESE ALBUMS AND ARE WITHOUT A DOUBT THE RAREST COPIES EVER MADE AVAILABLE. I WILL BE LISTING THEM OVER THE NEXT SIX MONTHS SO PLEASE WATCH MY AUCTIONS FOR SOME AMAZING RECORDS COMING UP.
UP FOR SALE IS THIS SUPER RARE DOUBLE ALBUM OF
METALLICA , METALLICA.
PRESSED IN ZIMBABWE .
THE RECORDS ARE MINT. DEAD MINT .QUITE REMARKABLE. . NOTE THE EXTREMELY CRUDE LABELS. ‘SAMPLE RECORD NOT FOR SALE’ STAMPED TO LABELS. NOTE THE LABELS ARE MADE FROM POOR QUALITY PAPER AND ARE OF DIFFERENT COLOURS. A TYPICALLY ZIMBABWEAN OVERSIGHT MORE THAN LIKELY DUE TO THE PRODUCTION CENTRE RUNNING OUT OF ONE OR ANOTHER KIND OF PAPER.
THE CRUDE ZIMBABWE GRAMMA RECORDS COVER HAS A RADIO STATION CAT NUMBER TO TOP LEFT. ‘PRODUCTION CENTRE’ IN RED PEN TO FRONT. THIS WAS THE DEPARTMENT OF THE THE RECORD COMPANY RESPONSIBLE FOR DISTRIBUTING SAMPLES TO RADIO STATIONS. THERE IS SOME WEAR AND TEAR TO THE REAR OF THE COVER AND A SMALL SPLIT TO BOTTOM OPENING BUT IT IS NOW HOUSED IN A PROTECTIVE PLASTIC SLEEVE.
I IMAGINE THIS IS ONE OF THE RAREST METALLICA RECORDS EVER MADE AVAILABLE AND THIS SHOULD REFLECT IN THE FINAL PRICE.
PRINTED ON RECYCLED BOARD AS IS THE NORM FOR AFRICAN RECORDS. NOTE THAT DUE TO THIS , AFRICAN COVERS ARE NEVER AS GLOSSY AS OTHER COVERS AND ARE MORE PRONE TO WEAR . A NICE ADDITION TO ANY COLLECTION.
RECORDS MADE IN SOUTH AFRICA / RHODESIA / ZIMBABWE WERE PRESSED IN VERY SMALL QUANTITIES MAINLY FOR THE SMALL WHITE POPULATION. THEY ARE NOW BEING RECYCLED AND MADE INTO HAND BAGS ETC AND ARE VERY RARE. SOME DISCOGRAPHIES PUBLISHED DO NOT INCLUDE THESE PRESSINGS AS THEY WERE NOT KNOWN TO EXIST.
9. Telepathy – “Legions Of Frustration” CD
Seller’s description: TELEPATHIC MUSIC (1993) CD, NO BAR CODE, CD LOOKS PERFECT & IN NEW CONDITION , JEWEL CASE SHOW SOME SLIGHT WEAR
LEGION OF FRUSTRATION
SUPER RARE! BUT GREAT Indie THRASH METAL CD
10. KISS – “Paul Stanley” dark purple vinyl LP (El Salvador)
Seller’s description: BONI DISCOS 33094 LP EL SALVADOR. VERY RARE. VG+ cover: light ringwear/all seams intact. Some writing on right cheeks face (See picture). From the same coleccion of the green one of Peter Criss, that I sold in eBay. Strong VG+ vinyl: glossy vinyl with some light scuff and no scratches. Original inner plastic sleeve.