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Collectors information & Description: 

This album "POSSESSED - Seven Churches" includes the original custom made inner sleeve (OIS) with album production details, complete lyrics of all songs by and artwork/photos

"Seven Churches" is Possessed's debut album . The album had a massive impact on heavy metal in general, but also in establishing death metal. Many die-hard fans have dubbed Possessed and Seven Churches as the "granddaddy of death metal", 


POSSESSED - Seven Churches album cover photo
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Collector's notes ( detailed background information on the persons working on this album)

Album Fact Sheet: POSSESSED - Seven Churches
Music Genre: Death Metal 
Album Production information:

The album: "POSSESSED - Seven Churches" was produced by: Randy Burns and Barry Kobrin

Randy Burns is an American Music producer, Sound Engineer, and sound mixer. Responsible for the recorded sound of many Heavy Metal bands during the 1980s. Bands he has worked with include: 3rd Stage Alert, Agent Steel, Aversion, Bitter End, Chris Poland, Crumbsuckers, Dark Age, Dark Angel, DBC, Dead End, Death, Excel, Helstar, Kreator, Leatherwolf, Lizzy Borden, Ludichrist, Megadeth, Morgoth, Mortal Sin, Nuclear Assault, Possessed, Suicidal Tendencies, Uncle Sam, Zoetrope.

Barry Kobrin a music producer of the mid-80s with a focus on Heavy Metal music. He produced records for bands like: Abattoir, Agent Steel, Helstar, working closely together with the producer Steve Sinclair. He was responsible for found three record companies:Important Record Distributors, Inc., Relativity Records, Combat Records.

Donald J. Munz - Album Artwork

Donald J, Munz has been responsible for the album cover design of half a dozen Heavy Metal albums.

Harald Oimoen - Photographer,

Harald Oimoen a photographer and bass player. As bass player he has played in bands Blind Illusion, D.R.I, Terminal Shock.

Record Company / Catalog number / Label: Combat Records / RoadrunneR RR 9757  
Record Format12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  
Year & Country: 1985 Netherlands

High Quality Photo of Album Front Cover  "POSSESSED - Seven Churches"


Album Back Cover  Photo of "POSSESSED - Seven Churches"


Inner Sleeve   of "POSSESSED - Seven Churches" Album


Photo of "POSSESSED - Seven Churches" Album's Inner Sleeve  


Photo of "POSSESSED - Seven Churches" 12" LP Record - Side One:


Photo of "POSSESSED - Seven Churches" 12" LP Record - Side Two:


Note: the above pictures are photos of the actual album and allow you to judge the quality of cover. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash. The quality of these images has been reduced in order to preserve network bandwidth, high quality images of these scans can be made available on request

Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: POSSESSED - Seven Churches

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Jeff Becerra - vocals, bass

    Jeff Becerra - Vocals, Bass is one of the founding members of the American Death/Thrash Metal band "Possessed" and has been in this band since 1983. Other bands he has played in are Blizzard, Misery, Side Effect, Sub-zero.

  • Larry LaLonde - guitar

    Larry LaLonde (real name: Reed Lawrence LaLonde) - Guitars. Has been playing guitar with the Heavy Metal bands: 1984-1987 Possessed and also Blind Illusion, Blizzard, Caca, Corrupted Morals, No Forcefield, Primus

  • Mike Torrao - guitar

    Mike Torrao - Guitar, one of the founding members of the American Death Metal band Possessed. He has also played in the bands: Blitzkrieg, Iconklast, Infanticide.

  • Mike Sus - drums

    Mike Sus - Drums, one of the founding members of the American Death Metal band "Possessed".

Complete Track-listing of the album "POSSESSED - Seven Churches"

The detailed tracklist of this record "POSSESSED - Seven Churches" is:

  1. The Exorcist - 4:51
  2. Pentagram - 3:34
  3. Burning in Hell - 3:10
  4. Evil Warriors - 3:44
  5. Seven Churches - 3:14
  6. Satan's Curse - 4:15
  7. Holy Hell - 4:11
  8. Twisted Minds - 5:10
  9. Fallen Angel - 3:58
  10. Death Metal - 3:14

Album's Condition and Grading Details

Strict grading according to the Goldmine Grading for Vinyl records has been applied, this record has been carefully visually inspected to determine the grading.

Vinyl: Near Mint (NM or M-) - A nearly perfect record. A NM- record has more than likely never been played, and the vinyl looks perfectly, with no visible imperfections.

Cover: Very Good Plus (VG+) - LP cover will have slight signs of wear. In general, if not for a couple of minor things wrong with it, this would be Near Mint.

Interactive Concept Map of POSSESSED - Seven Churches

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