RAVAGE - Wrecking Ball 12" Vinyl LP Album

"Wrecking Ball" is the one and only album released by the Chicago Heavy Metal band "Ravage". It has been recorded and released in 1986. It has been recorded, mixed and mastered in the Fantasy Studios, Pierce Arrow Recorder, Solid Sound Studio. Album cover artwork was done by Guy Aitchison.

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Album Fact Sheet: RAVAGE - Wrecking Ball

Music Genre:

 Heavy Metal 

Album Production Information:

The album: "RAVAGE - Wrecking Ball" was produced by: Ravage

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Judd Sager at Solid Sound Studio, Hoffman Estates, IL

Remixed and engineered by: Peter "The Butcher" Leonardy at Pierce Arrow Recorders, Evanston, IL

This album was mastered at: Fantasy Studios by George Horn

Logo and cover artwork: Guy Aitchison / Guilty and Innocent Productions:

Album cover photography: Mike Barwacz

Collector's notes:

George Horn is a highly acclaimed Chief Mastering Engineer known for his exceptional work at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California, as well as his contributions as a mastering engineer at CBS Studios in San Francisco. Renowned for his expertise and meticulous attention to detail, Horn has played a pivotal role in shaping the sound of numerous heavy metal albums, collaborating frequently with industry stalwarts such as Steve Fontano, Dino Alden, and Guy Aitchison.

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Born with an innate passion for music, George Horn's journey in the world of audio engineering began early on. Growing up in a musically inclined family, he was exposed to various genres and instruments, which fueled his curiosity and desire to understand the technical aspects of sound. His fascination with the process of capturing and enhancing audio quality led him to pursue a formal education in audio engineering and mastering.

After completing his studies, Horn embarked on his professional career at CBS Studios in San Francisco, where he honed his skills under the guidance of seasoned engineers. During his tenure there, he had the opportunity to work on a diverse range of projects, gaining invaluable experience and establishing a reputation for his exceptional ear for sound.

Horn's true breakthrough came when he joined the esteemed team at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California. As the Chief Mastering Engineer at this iconic studio, he oversaw the final stage of the production process, meticulously fine-tuning the sound of countless albums. It was here that he forged significant partnerships with renowned heavy metal producers and engineers, including Steve Fontano, Dino Alden, and Guy Aitchison.

The collaboration between George Horn and these industry luminaries proved to be a winning formula, resulting in numerous highly acclaimed heavy metal albums that captured the hearts of fans worldwide. Their combined expertise and creative synergy pushed the boundaries of the genre, delivering powerful and sonically rich recordings that defined the sound of many iconic bands.

With a keen understanding of the nuances of heavy metal music, George Horn's mastering work brought out the best in each album he touched. His acute attention to detail ensured that every element of the music, from the thunderous guitars to the pounding drums and soaring vocals, was presented with exceptional clarity, power, and balance. His precise and artistic approach to mastering contributed greatly to the overall impact and emotional resonance of the final product.

Throughout his career, George Horn has received widespread acclaim for his contributions to the music industry. His work has earned him multiple awards and nominations, solidifying his reputation as one of the finest mastering engineers in the business. Beyond heavy metal, he has also worked on a diverse range of genres, demonstrating his versatility and adaptability as an engineer.

George Horn's dedication to his craft and unwavering commitment to excellence have made him a trusted figure in the world of audio engineering. His contributions to heavy metal music, in particular, have left an indelible mark on the genre, influencing the way it sounds and ensuring its enduring popularity.

Today, George Horn continues to push the boundaries of audio engineering, constantly seeking new ways to enhance the sonic experience. His passion for music and unwavering pursuit of sonic perfection have made him a revered figure among musicians, producers, and fellow engineers alike. Through his remarkable work, George Horn has undoubtedly shaped the landscape of heavy metal and left an enduring legacy in the realm of audio mastering.

 

Guy Aitchison has been designing and drawing Heavy Metal album covers during the mid to late-1980s. During this period he has drawn numerous album covers. Since 1988 he apprenticed in Chicago at Bob Olson's Custom Tattooing and became a tattooist. Guy Aitchison has been working often together with Steve Fontano, Dino Alden, and George Horn on the same heavy metal albums.

 

Record Label Information:

 RoadrunneR Records – RR 9672

Record Format:

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

Year & Country:

  1986 Manufactured in the Netherlands

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

Guy Aitchison has been designing and drawing Heavy Metal album covers during the mid to late-1980s. During this period he has drawn numerous album covers. Since 1988 he apprenticed in Chicago at Bob Olson's Custom Tattooing and became a tattooist. Guy Aitchison has been working often together with Steve Fontano, Dino Alden, and George Horn on the same heavy metal albums.

Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: RAVAGE - Wrecking Ball
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • D.D. Rand (real name: Doug Theiner) - Guitar
  • Kyle Michaels - Lead Vocals
  • Jayson Gray - Bass, Vocals
  • Dale Clark - Drums
  • John Sweeney - Drums, Vocals
  • Backing vocals: Hipmunks!, Amazing Dick, Five Buck Bill and Cardinal Ky Jonesin.
Complete Track-listing of the album "RAVAGE - Wrecking Ball"

The detailed tracklist of this record "RAVAGE - Wrecking Ball" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. 69
  2. Bloodshot
  3. Battle Stations
  4. Fire & Fury
  5. Killer On The Loose
  6. Keeper Of The Night
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Kissing The Black
  2. Passion Web
  3. Raise Some Hell
  4. Snake Bite
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