SCRATCH from Sweden, made quite an impact back in 1985 with their only official release, the legendary "Metalbreaker / Before the Rain" 7'' single. With the passing of the years, the single became extremely rare and often misled for a NWOBHM release, making it almost impossible to find.
After years of searching for the original members, we managed to locate the singer of the band Nic O'Noon who helped us put together a great compilation featuring the 2 classic songs of the single, plus 3 more songs, previously unreleased.
This is the black vinyl edition, which features remastered sound and all the songs transferred at the highest quality from the original master tapes. Comes with story of the band, lyrics to all songs, great 80's photos and you should expect nothing less than the known high quality of Cult Metal Classics.
One of the most anticipated reissues of 2017. Swedish metal rules! HAIL! Limited to 200 copies.
This band was formed during the 1977 in Toronto, Ontario. Rapid Tears has always been ahead of their time, offering up a good mix of rock and early metal, influenced by NWOBHM, that hasn’t lost any of its punch with the passage of time. These guys weren't afraid of playing fast, with an alarmingly crude production that gives it a dose of credibility and proves these guys had studied their British counterparts well. Songs like the fast opener "Survival", the anthem "Headbang", the epic "Tomorrow" and the hard rock influences of "Keep Runnin'", worth listening to. The American heavy metal passes here too.