HELSTAR Burning Star Roadrunner Records 12" LP ALBUM VINYL

"Burning Star" by Helstar blazes across a 12" LP Album Vinyl, marking the first full-length release by this Texan Speed Metal powerhouse. Released under Roadrunner Records, this album is a pivotal moment in Helstar's journey and a cornerstone in the development of the speed metal genre. With its rapid tempos and fierce vocals, "Burning Star" solidifies Helstar's place in the metal landscape, setting the stage for their enduring impact on the speed metal scene.

 

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

Album Fact Sheet: HELSTAR Burning Star
Music Genre: Speed Metal 
Album Production information:

Carl Canedy - Producer

Carl Canedy a highly respected figure in the world of heavy metal music. He is best known as the drummer and co-founder of the American heavy metal band, The Rods. Canedy has been an influential figure in the genre for several decades, and his contribution to the heavy metal music scene has been widely recognized by fans and musicians alike.

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Canedy was born on 25 August 1955, in Syracuse, New York, and grew up in a musical family. His father was a saxophonist and his mother played the piano, so it's no surprise that Canedy developed a passion for music at a young age. He started playing the drums when he was just ten years old and soon realized that he had a talent for it. By the time he was a teenager, he was already playing in local bands and quickly made a name for himself in the music scene.

In 1979, Canedy co-founded The Rods , along with guitarist David “Rock” Feinstein and bassist Garry Bordonaro. The band was known for its energetic live performances and its blend of classic rock and heavy metal elements. They quickly gained a loyal following and released their first album, "Rock Hard," in 1981. The album was well-received by fans and critics and was considered a classic in the heavy metal genre.

Throughout his career, Canedy has been known for his powerful drumming style, which has been described as aggressive, hard-hitting, and energetic. He has been a driving force behind The Rods’ sound, and his drumming has been an integral part of the band's success. He has also been praised for his musical versatility, as he is able to play a wide range of musical styles, from hard rock to heavy metal.

In addition to his work with The Rods, Canedy has also collaborated with a number of other artists and bands, including the legendary guitarist Ronnie James Dio. He has also been involved in several musical projects outside of The Rods, including recording sessions, live performances, and drum clinics.


Oscar Pavon - Producer
Walter O'Brien - Producer
James "JR" Kuzniar - Sound Engineer
Sunrise Studios, Houston
Tom Pierce - Sound Engineer
Tom Coyne - Mastering Engineer

Tom Coyne is a mastering engineer from Ndew Jersey who has mastered dozens of Heavy Metal albums during the 1980s.

Charles R. Salazar - Cover Art

 

Record Company / Catalog number / Label: RoadrunneR RR 9854
Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  
Year & Country:  1984 Made in the Netherlands
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: HELSTAR Burning Star
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • James Rivera (Bill Lionel) - Lead Vocals

    James Rivera pseudonym "Bil Lionel" (Lead Vocals) is from Houston, Texas ad since 1982 he has been singing in the American Heavy Metal band "Helstar". Since the 1990s he has been performing in many different bands. Bands he has been singing in are: Bad Heaven, Chaotic Order, Children of the Grave, Daggers Edge, Denim and Leather, Destiny's End, Distant Thunder, Helstar (USA), Killing Machine, Malakis Reign, Malice, New Eden, Seven Witches (USA), ShadowKeep, Thrasher (Band), Vicious Rumors (USA), Vigilante.

  • Larry Barragan - Lead Guitar, Keyboards

    Larry Barragan (Lead Guitar, Keyboards) has been musician with the American Heavy Metal band "Helstar" since 1986 until Today (with a break inbetween).

  • Tom Rogers - Guitars
  • Paul Medina - Bass
  • Hector Pavon - Drums

James Rivera (Lead Vocals) since 1982 he has been singing in the American Heavy Metal band "Helstar". Since the 1990s he has been performing in many different bands.

Larry Barragan (Lead Guitar, Keyboards) has been musician with the American Heavy Metal band "Helstar" since 1986 until Today (with a break inbetween).

Complete Track-listing of the album "HELSTAR Burning Star"

The detailed tracklist of this record "HELSTAR Burning Star" is:

    Track-listing :
  1. Burning Star 3:50
  2. Towards the Unknown 4:44
  3. Witch's Eye (3:03
  4. Run With the Pack 6:38
  5. Leather and Lust 3:26
  6. Possession 3:28
  7. Shadows of Iga 4:59
  8. Dracula's Castle 4:51
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Helstar is a band that has left an indelible mark on the heavy metal scene. Their unique sound, technical musicianship, and socially conscious lyrics have helped to establish them as one of the most influential bands in metal history. Whether you're a long-time fan or a newcomer to their music, Helstar's music is a must-listen for anyone who appreciates the power and intensity of heavy metal.

HELSTAR - Burning Star ( USA Release ) 12" Vinyl LP

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Music For Nations MFN 20 / Combat Records , 1984 , USA

Helstar's "Burning Star" on Music For Nations' 12" vinyl LP is a seminal release in the Texan speed metal realm. Unleashed in 1984, the album showcases the band's dynamic prowess through relentless guitar riffs, breakneck drumming, and James Rivera's commanding vocals. A collector's gem, the vinyl format preserves the fiery spirit of an era, cementing "Burning Star" as a timeless classic in the history of speed metal.

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HELSTAR - Burning Star ( Holland Release ) 12" Vinyl LP

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RoadrunneR RR 9854 , 1984 , Netherlands

  This is the Dutch release of "Burning Star" which is the first full length album released by the Texan Speed Metal band: Helstar.

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HELSTAR - Remnants Of War 12" Vinyl LP

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Noise International - N 0043 , 1986 , Germany

  "Remnants of War" is the second album by the American Heavy Metal band Helstar and was released by Combat Records in 1986. It was recorded following a lineup change and a change of studio to Mad Dog Studios in California.

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