M.O.D Method Of Destruction USA for MOD 12" LP ALBUM VINYL

  "U.S.A. for MOD" is the first full-length album by the "M.O.D." band. "t is a landmark album that helped shape the sound and ethos of the crossover thrash genre. Its mix of punk rock, metal, and hardcore, combined with its politically charged lyrics, make it a timeless classic that still resonates with fans today.

  Recorded and mixed in 4 days, at Pyramid Ithaca


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Album Description & Collector's notes ( detailed background information on the persons working on this album)

T he 1987 M.O.D (Method of Destruction) album "USA for M.O.D" was a defining moment for the crossover thrash genre. The album, released on 12" LP vinyl, became an instant classic, featuring a raw and aggressive sound that mixed punk rock, metal, and hardcore.

M.O.D was formed in 1986 by Billy Milano, a former roadie for Anthrax. The band quickly gained a following in the New York City underground scene, thanks to their raucous live performances and politically charged lyrics. Their debut album, "U.S.A. for M.O.D.," was released in 1987 on the Megaforce Records and NOISE Internation Record labels. The album featured songs that addressed issues like politics, war, and societal injustice, making it a powerful commentary on the state of the nation at the time.

"USA for M.O.D" was a departure from the typical thrash metal sound of the era, incorporating elements of punk rock and hardcore. The album opens with the track "Aren't You Hungry," a frenzied call-to-arms that sets the tone for the rest of the record.

"USA for M.O.D" had a significant impact on the crossover thrash genre, inspiring countless bands in the years that followed. The album's themes of political unrest, economic struggle, and societal inequality resonated with a generation of young people who felt disillusioned by the status quo. The album was also notable for its humor, with Milano's irreverent lyrics poking fun at everything from the music industry to his own bandmates.

"Metal Mania" a management company for several American Metal bands, including Testament, Anthrax, M.O.D. The company is owned by "Maria Ferrero".

Ron Akiyama (his name is sometimes misspelled as "Ron Akiama") is a photographer and has done photography for the albums of "Anthrax", "M.O.D." and "Overkill".

Bill Milano is from the Bronx, New York City he began his musical career 1985 with singing in the "Stormtroopers Of Death" band. In 1986 he founded the Crossover Thrash metal band: M.O.D. ("Method Of Destruction").

Album Fact Sheet: M.O.D Method Of Destruction USA for MOD

Music Genre:

 Hardcore  Punk Crossover Thrash

Album Production Information:


The album: "M.O.D Method Of Destruction USA for MOD" was produced by: Alex Perialas, Scott Ian

  Alex Perialas is an American Producer and sound engineer, and owner of the "Pyramid Sound Recording Studios" in Ithaca, and has been responsible for the production and engineering of dozens of Heavy Metal albums during the 1980s. Perialas is a well-known music producer and engineer who has been active in the industry for over three decades. He has worked with a wide range of musical artists, including heavy metal bands like Anthrax, Slayer, and Overkill, as well as pop artists like Taylor Dayne and New Kids on the Block. Throughout his career, Perialas has become known for his technical expertise, creative vision, and ability to bring out the best in his artists.

 Perialas was born in Greece and grew up surrounded by music. His father was a classical guitarist and his mother was a singer, so it was only natural that he would develop an early love for music. He began playing the guitar at the age of 12 and quickly became interested in recording and producing music. He moved to the United States in the 1970s to study music engineering and quickly began working in the industry, first as an assistant engineer and then as a producer.

 One of Perialas' earliest successes came with the release of the album "Among the Living" by Anthrax in 1987. This album marked a departure from the traditional sound of heavy metal and helped to establish Perialas as a major player in the genre. He went on to produce several more albums for the band, including "State of Euphoria" and "Persistence of Time". He also worked with other heavy metal acts like Slayer, Overkill, and Testament, helping to shape the sound of the genre and establish it as one of the dominant forces in popular music.

 In addition to his work in heavy metal, Perialas has also produced and engineered albums in a wide range of other genres. He has worked with pop artists like Taylor Dayne and New Kids on the Block, helping to create some of their biggest hits. He has also worked with hip-hop artists like MC Lyte and jazz musicians like Grover Washington Jr. This versatility and ability to work with a wide range of artists is one of the reasons why Perialas has been so successful throughout his career.

 Throughout his career, Perialas has been dedicated to the art of music production and engineering. He has a deep understanding of the technical aspects of recording and a keen ear for what makes a song sound great. He is also a creative visionary who is able to bring out the best in his artists, helping them to create music that is both innovative and commercial. His work has been recognized with numerous awards and accolades, including multiple Grammy nominations and wins.

 In conclusion, Alex Perialas is a music producer and engineer who has made a significant impact on the industry. His work has helped to shape the sound of heavy metal and establish it as one of the dominant genres in popular music. He has also worked with a wide range of other artists, bringing out the best in them and helping them to create innovative and commercially successful music

Scott Ian ( full-name Scott Ian Rosenfeld ) is an American guitarist and founding member of "Anthrax" and "Stormtroopers of Death". His wife "Pearl Aday" is daughter of the singer "Meat Loaf". In his musical career he has performed with the bands: Anthrax (USA) , Damnocracy, Doom Squad, Four-X, Motor Sister, Pearl, Posehn, S.O.D. STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH (USA) , Slam Jam, The Damned Things.

Project coordinator: Metal Mania

Executive Producer: Jon Zazula

  Jon Zazula Jon Zazula, also known as Jonny Z, is a legendary figure in the heavy metal music scene. He is best known for discovering and promoting some of the biggest heavy metal bands of the 80s, including Metallica, Anthrax, and Megadeth. Born in 1951, Jon Zazula grew up in the Bronx, New York and was a passionate music fan from an early age. He was particularly drawn to heavy metal, a genre that was still in its infancy at the time, and he became one of its biggest supporters and advocates.

 Zazula started his music career as a record store owner, running a small record store called Rock 'n' Roll Heaven in the Bronx. It was here that he first discovered Metallica, then a relatively unknown band. Impressed by their raw talent and energy, Zazula offered to become their manager and help them secure a record deal. He was instrumental in getting them signed to a record label and launching their career.

 In 1983, Zazula founded Megaforce Records, which became one of the most influential heavy metal labels of the 80s. The label helped popularize heavy metal and thrash metal, a sub-genre of heavy metal characterized by its fast and aggressive style. Under Zazula's guidance, Megaforce Records released some of the most influential heavy metal albums of all time, including Metallica's "Kill 'Em All," Anthrax's "Fistful of Metal," and Megadeth's "Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!"

 In addition to his work with Megaforce Records, Zazula was also known for his passion and dedication to heavy metal music. He was a tireless promoter of the genre, organizing concerts and tours, and working to get heavy metal music heard by a wider audience. He was always on the lookout for new talent, and he discovered and signed many other important heavy metal bands over the years, including Mercyful Fate, Testament, and Exodus.

 Despite his many accomplishments, Jon Zazula remains a humble and down-to-earth individual. He is still involved in the music industry today and continues to support new heavy metal bands. He is widely respected and admired by fans of the genre for his contributions to the heavy metal music scene, and for his unwavering support of the genre and its artists.

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Alex Perialas

This album was recorded at: Pyramid Sound Recording Studios

Album cover design: Anthony Ferrara

Album cover photography: Ron Akiama

Record Label Information:

  Noise International N 0089 / SPV 08-4446

Record Format:

 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

  1987 Made in EEC
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Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: M.O.D Method Of Destruction USA for MOD
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Tim McMurtrie - Guitars
  • Bill Milano - Vocals
  • Keith Davis - Drums
  • Ken Ballone - Bass
Complete Track-listing of the album "M.O.D Method Of Destruction USA for MOD"

The detailed tracklist of this record "M.O.D Method Of Destruction USA for MOD" is:

    Track-listing :
  1. Aren't You Hungry / Get A Real Job
  2. I Executioner
  3. Don't Feed The Bears
  4. Ballad Of Dio
  5. Thrash Or Be Thrashed
  6. Let Me Out
  7. Bubble Butt
  8. You're Beat
  9. Bushwackateas
  10. Man Of Your Dreams
  11. That Noise
  12. Dead Men / Most / Captain Crunch
  13. Jim Gordon
  14. Imported Society
  15. Spandex Enormity
  16. Short But Sweet
  17. Parents
  18. Confusion
  19. You're X'ed
  20. A.I.D.S.
  21. Ruptured Nuptuals
  22. Ode To Harry
  23. Hate Tank