Sacrilege B.C.- Eastern Front Fest, Ruthie’s Inn, Berkeley Ca 12/31/85 xfer from master cassette EQd

I posted this set from a 1st gen cassette last year, before taking on Wayne Vanderkuil’s collection to digitize. I came across the master so since it sounds pretty good for a recording from that era, it was worth a re-do and EQ. I will never understand why these guys didn’t enjoy the popularity of their peers such as Possessed, Forbidden, Death Angel, etc. I have always liked them just as much if not more. Was it because they were not on Combat/Metal Blade? No idea, and Alchemy was a better label anyway. Yep, I said it out loud.
Anyway, enjoy. This is what happens when I drink energy drinks due to lack of sleep.

Recorded by: Wayne Vanderkuil
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
EQ in Sony Sound Forge 10 (increase bass, drop mids and highs slightly)

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Megadeth- San Francisco Civic Center, San Francisco Ca. 12/31/85 Audio xfer from master tape

Here’s another show that Mark Martin taped. I was at the show, but I missed Megadeth’s set. We got there right after they finished and went backstage with them. They were in a TINY backstage room- maybe 8×8 feet. Anthony Schwartz, do you remember how small that room was? This show sounds pretty good for non-professional equipment, but there are some cuts early on as on the tape.

Recorded by: Mark Martin

Equipment Used: Nakamichi Dragon DR8 and EMU1212M audio card.

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Redrum- Oasis Ballroom, Sacramento Ca 12/29/85 xfer from Master Soundboard audio tape

I’m back! Man, that was a painful PC transition. Trying to figure out how to manipulate my itunes library.xml file at 1am this morning was AWESOME.

Anyway, this was probably one of the most influential shows I ever attended. I was friends with the band so I was carrying my boom box into The Oasis to record the show. Someone from the band (Vonni or Mike I think) asked “why don’t you record through the soundboard”? I was amazed- you can actually do that? So I ran out to the car and grabbed a D90 and taped over The Faction’s Darkroom album (sorry guys).
After the show, I popped it into my car cassette deck and was floored. I had no idea you could get such good sound from a board tape! So, you are all to blame for these 10,000 tapes now.
Funny side note: years later, I was doing something and absent mindedly let the other side of the tape play until the end. I discovered that the start of the set (dance of death) was also on the end of the other side of the tape! So, that is here for pretty much the first time ever for people to hear.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Sound Engineer: Greg Williams (I think)

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