This album "SODOM – Better Off Dead " is the fourth album by Sodom. "Better Off Dead" is the 4th album by the German Thrash Metal band: "SODOM". It has been produced by Harris Johns, who was assisted for the sound engineering by Angelo Plate, Thomas Patsch and David Nash. Recording of this album took place at Music Lab Studios, Berlin, while sound mixing was done at Dierks Studio Pulheim, during August until September 1990. It has been released on the Steamhammer record-label in 1990.
Strict grading according to the Goldmine Grading for Vinyl records has been applied, this record has been carefully visually inspected to determine the grading.
MINT (M): Perfect! This record looks PERFECT, with NO flaws what so ever. It looks as though it had never been handled. No scuffs or scratches, blotches or stains.
MINT (M): The album cover looks absolutely perfect in every way.
Speed / Thrash Metal
SteamHammer SPV 008 - 76261
Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram
1990 Made in Germany
This 12" LP vinyl music record comes comes in an album cover which has been embossed
This album included the original custom inner sleeve with on one side an illustration and credits, while on the other side illustration and lyrics of all the songs
Harris Johns is a European music producer, active since the late-1970s in the heavy metal and punk scene, working for a lot of big-name bands, such as Helloween, Coroner, Tankard, Sodom, Voivod, Kreator, Exumer, Ratos de Porão, Slime, Daily Terror and many others. Most of his productions were recorded at his studio Music Lab Berlin Studio. After 10 years recording in a former guest house in the countryside near Berlin, which he called Spiderhouse, he reopened the Music Lab Berlin in 2007 and gave it up 2016. He is still producing and teaching music production skills. Here is a list of albums (during the 1980s on which Harris Johns has worked.
Angelo Plate - Sound Engineer
David Nash - Sound Engineer
Thomas Pätsch - Sound Engineer
Music Lab Studios, Berlin - Recording Studio
Dierks Studio Pulheim - Sound mix studio
Recorded and mixed during August and September 1990.
Andreas Marschall - Album Cover Artwork
Andreas Marschall ( Album Artwork ) is one of Germany's most popular album cover illustrators and graphics artist and during the 1980s he has illustrated dozens of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal album covers for bands like Destruction, Kreator, Running Wild and many others. Here is a list of album sleeves he has worked on during the 1980s.
DE SIGN Gmbh - Album Cover Design
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