HATRIK - THE BEAST 12" Vinyl LP Album

"The Beast" by Hatrik roars to life on a 12" Vinyl LP Album, a creation etched into vinyl by the skilled hands of mastering engineer Maarten de Boer. Renowned as the vinyl mastering engineer at The Masters, Netherlands (formerly Holland Cutting Room), Maarten de Boer brings a distinctive touch to this release. "The Beast" stands as a testament to Hatrik's sonic prowess and Maarten de Boer's contribution to the art of vinyl mastering during the era when this record was crafted. This album includes the original custom made inner sleeve (OIS) with album production details, complete lyrics of all songs by and artwork/photos. Stamper code: "Holland Cutting"

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Album Description:

Vinyl records have always held a special place in the hearts of music enthusiasts. The tactile experience, warm sound, and immersive artwork make vinyl albums a cherished possession for many. Among these treasured records is the iconic 12" vinyl LP album titled "HATRIK - The Beast". With a lineup of talented musicians and captivating tracks, this album provides an electrifying musical journey for fans of hard rock and metal. Let us delve into the depths of this masterpiece, exploring its production details, track-listing, and the band behind it.

Production and Engineering:
The vinyl mastering engineer responsible for cutting "HATRIK - The Beast" was none other than Maarten de Boer, renowned for his expertise at The Masters, Netherlands. With his skilled hands and keen ear, de Boer ensured that the audio quality of this album would be nothing short of exceptional. Having previously worked at the prestigious Holland Cutting Room, de Boer's experience and precision are evident in the final product. The mastering process is crucial in preserving the sonic integrity of the music and enhancing its overall sound for vinyl reproduction.

Album Artwork and Inner Sleeve:
In addition to the remarkable sound quality, "HATRIK - The Beast" features an original custom made inner sleeve (OIS) containing album production details, complete lyrics for all songs, and captivating artwork and photos. The inner sleeve serves as a gateway into the band's creative vision, offering fans an immersive experience. By providing a deeper understanding of the album's themes and lyrics, the OIS adds another layer of appreciation for the music within.

Line-up and Musical Prowess:
The band members behind "HATRIK - The Beast" possess immense talent and musical prowess. John Bernardi handles the bass, infusing the album with a solid and resonant foundation. Erik Baumann's guitar skills contribute to the album's raw energy and captivating riffs, creating an immersive sonic landscape. Rich Ryan's drumming prowess brings a dynamic and rhythmic foundation to the songs, driving the album's intensity. Finally, John McPherson's powerful vocals provide an emotional and captivating element that brings the lyrics to life.

Track-listing and Musical Highlights:
"THE BEAST" features a track-listing that promises an exhilarating journey through hard rock and metal. Side One of the album kicks off with "Rule Of War", setting the tone with its explosive energy. "We're An American Band" follows, showcasing the band's ability to craft catchy hooks and anthemic choruses. The instrumental track "Moov" demonstrates the band's musical dexterity and showcases their instrumental virtuosity. "Play To Survive" combines powerful vocals with driving guitars and rhythm section, capturing the band's ferocious spirit. "Demon's Lair" concludes Side One with its dark and menacing atmosphere, leaving listeners eagerly anticipating what lies ahead.

Side Two of the album opens with the eponymous track, "The Beast", a high-octane assault on the senses that showcases the band's heavier side. "I Like To Eat Out" adds a touch of humor to the album, while "Little Fugue" displays the band's ability to experiment with different musical styles and arrangements. "S.O.S". maintains the album's intensity with its blistering guitar solos and relentless rhythm section. "The Other Side Of Crazy" delves into the realms of madness and chaos, featuring haunting vocals and intense instrumentation. Finally, "Still Of The Night" closes the album with its atmospheric and captivating ambiance, leaving listeners in a state of awe.

Album Fact Sheet: HATRIK - The Beast
Music Genre: Obscure Heavy Metal 
Album Production Information: 

The album: "HATRIK - The Beast" was produced by: Hatrik

Published by Roadster Music

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): J.B. Ritchie

This album was recorded at: Rainbow Bridge Studios, Libertyville, IL

Album cover design: Jan H Van Uden, Spiral Studio , Amsterdam

Album cover Illustration: Terry Oakes, Young Artists:

Album Photography: Elizabeth Chase

Record Company / Catalog number / Label:  RoadrunneR RR 9761
Media Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  
Year & Country:  1985 Made in Holland / Netherlands
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: HATRIK - The Beast
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • John Bernardi (Bass)
  • Erik Baumann (Guitars)
  • Rich Ryan (Drums)
  • John McPherson (Vocals)
Complete Track-listing of the album "HATRIK - The Beast"

The detailed tracklist of this record "HATRIK - The Beast" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Rule Of War
  2. We're An American Band
  3. Moov
  4. Play To Survive
  5. Demon's Lair
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. The Beast
  2. I Like To Eat Out
  3. Little Fugue
  4. S.O.S.
  5. The Other Side Of Crazy
  6. Still Of The Night
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Inner Sleeve   of "HATRIK - The Beast" Album
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