PARASITE S/T SELF-TITLED Heavy Metal Sweden 12" Vinyl LP

"Parasite," the self-titled album by the Swedish Heavy Metal band, emerges as a powerful force on a 12" Vinyl LP. As the only official album released by Parasite, this self-titled work encapsulates the essence of the band's contribution to the Swedish Heavy Metal scene. With its dynamic sound and unique identity, "Parasite" stands as a testament to the band's impact and musical journey, making this album a cherished piece for collectors and enthusiasts of Swedish Heavy Metal.


High Resolution Photo #10 PARASITE - Self-titled

Album Description:

Parasite's self-titled album, released in 1984, marked the arrival of one of the most promising Swedish heavy metal bands of the era. The band's sound was a blend of classic heavy metal and thrash metal, with influences from bands like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and Slayer. T

In the early 1980s, the heavy metal genre was still relatively new and was gaining popularity worldwide. The music was characterized by its fast-paced, heavy guitar riffs, powerful vocals, and lyrics that often explored themes of darkness, rebellion, and the occult. Sweden was not immune to this trend, and by the early 1980s, a vibrant heavy metal scene had emerged in the country. Bands like Bathory, Mercyful Fate, and Europe were gaining a following both in Sweden and internationally, and the scene was growing rapidly.

It was in this context that Parasite emerged. The band was formed in 1982 in the city of Uppsala by guitarist Bo Petersson, drummer Johan Billerhag, and bassist/vocalist/keyboardist Paul Zanichelli. They were soon joined by guitarist Anders Holmström. The band quickly made a name for themselves in the local scene, and in 1984, they released their self-titled debut album on 12" vinyl LP.

Musically, Parasite's self-titled album was a fusion of classic heavy metal and thrash metal. The band's sound was characterized by its fast-paced, riff-heavy guitar work, pounding drums, and powerful vocals. The album's track, "Nightwinds," sets the tone with its fast, driving rhythm and catchy guitar riffs.

The band's influences were evident in their music. The album's sound was reminiscent of bands like Judas Priest and Iron Maiden, with its soaring vocals and intricate guitar work. At the same time, the band's use of aggressive, thrash-inspired riffs and fast tempos gave their music a raw, intense energy that was uniquely their own. The album's lyrics, which often explored themes of darkness and the occult, were also in line with the heavy metal tradition.



Music Genre:

Swedish Heavy Metal

Album Production Information:

The album: "PARASITE - Parasite S/T Self-Titled" was produced by: Anders Strengberg and Parasite

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Uffe "Be Quiet" Hellstrom

This album was recorded 1984 at: Hellrec Studio

Album cover design: Jonas "The Moose" Darnell

Record Label Information:

  Roadrunner / Sword RR 125502 / Hellrec

Media Format:

  45Rpm 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

  1984 Made in Holland
Track Listing of: "PARASITE - Parasite S/T Self-Titled"

The Songs/tracks on "PARASITE - Parasite S/T Self-Titled" are

  1. In The Beginning 01:02
  2. Burnin´ 02:58
  3. Nightwinds 05:34
  4. Chalice Of The Soul 04:01
  5. Lonely Eagle 05:32
Album cover photos of : PARASITE - Parasite S/T Self-Titled

High Resolution Photo #10 PARASITE - Self-titled  
Back Cover  Photo of "PARASITE - Parasite S/T Self-Titled" Album
High Resolution Photo #11 PARASITE - Self-titled  
Close-up Photo of "PARASITE - Parasite S/T Self-Titled" Record Label 
High Resolution Photo #12 PARASITE - Self-titled  

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