Tyrant Mean Machine 12" Vinyl LP Album

 This is the extremely rare and hard to find Swiss release of Tyrant's Mean Machine   Because of the small market size (more often record were imported from Germany, France, or Holland) in Switzerland, this Swiss edition was pressed in limited quantities   The stamper contains "Swiss Made" with the icon of a Swiss Crossbow

 

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Album Description:

The 1984 release of the TYRANT Mean Machine 12" Vinyl LP Album on Mausoleum records was a significant event in the history of heavy metal music. The Swiss release of the album was particularly noteworthy, as it introduced the world to a unique sound that blended elements of traditional heavy metal with the emerging thrash and speed metal genres.

The early 1980s was a period of transition for heavy metal music. While the genre had been around since the late 1960s and early 1970s, it was not until the 1980s that it really began to gain mainstream popularity. During this period, a number of subgenres emerged, including thrash metal, speed metal, and power metal. These subgenres were characterized by their fast-paced, aggressive sound, and their focus on technical proficiency.

Against this backdrop, the TYRANT Mean Machine album was released in 1984. The album was the second release by the Californian heavy metal band TYRANT, and it quickly gained a reputation as one of the most influential albums of the era. The album featured a unique sound that blended elements of traditional heavy metal with the emerging thrash and speed metal genres. The result was a sound that was both aggressive and melodic, and that appealed to fans of both traditional heavy metal and the newer subgenres.

The Swiss release of the TYRANT Mean Machine album was particularly significant, as it introduced the world to a sound that was largely unknown at the time. The album quickly gained a cult following in Switzerland and throughout Europe, and it was soon hailed as a classic of the heavy metal genre.

The album's cultural significance can be seen in the way that it influenced other bands and musicians. Many of the bands that emerged in the late 1980s and early 1990s were heavily influenced by the sound of the TYRANT Mean Machine album, and its impact can be heard in the music of bands such as Metallica, Slayer, and Megadeth.

Collector Notes:

  Album cover art in the style of Boris Vallejo or Julie Bell.

Music Genre:

  German 80's Heavy Metal Music

Album Production Information:

  Rare original Swisss pressing of Tyrant's Mean Machinee

Produced by Gama Musikverlag

Manfred Lohse - Sound Mix Engineer

Manfred Lohse is a German Sound engineer, mixing the sounds for various sorts of music as well as heavy metal band like Bloody Six, Sacrifice, Stormwitch , and others.

Walter "Batze" Kramer - Sound Engineer

Walter "Batze" Kramer is German Sound Engineer, managing the sound quality for Heavy Metal Bands like: Starstruck, Tyrant, Sacrifice, Gravestone, Restless, Bloody Six, Vampyr, Maniac, Tox, Killer, Stormwitch, Necronomicon, Lustfinger, Veto, Tox and many others

Rico Sonderegger - Mastering Engineer

Rico Sondegger a Mastering Engineer from Switzerland and working at Tonstudio, St Gallen. His markings in the vinyl records usually appear as SONDEREGGER or R. SO. in vinyl runout area.

Sasch Menschl - Vocal, Guitars, Artwork, Remastering

Gunter Kuch - Photography

Leory Hieber - Photography

Susanne Brejl - Album artwork

Record Label & Catalognr:

Mausoleum Records Skull 8366 +SUISA+ / LC 8920

Media Format:

  12" LP Vinyl Gramophone Record 

Year & Country:

  1984 Made in Switzerland
Band Members and Musicians on: Tyrant Mean Machine
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Kermit (real-name: Jürgen Kerner) - Vocals
  • Carl Tomaschko (real-name: Karl-Heinz Tomaschko) - Guitars
  • Holger Thiele - Lead guitar
  • Andre Papack - Bass
  • Micky Budde - Drums, percussion
Track Listing of: Tyrant Mean Machine
    The Song/tracks are:
  • Free For All
  • We Stay Free
  • Making Noise And Drinking Beer
  • I'm Ready
  • Wanna Make Love
  • Tyrant
  • Invaders
  • Grapes Of Wrath
  • Blondsuckin' Woman
  • Killer Cat

 

Album cover photos of : Tyrant Mean Machine

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Index of TYRANT Vinyl Album Discography and Album Cover Gallery

TYRANT - Fight for your life (12" LP)

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 Scratch Records – 941308 , 1986 , Germany

  "TYRANT's 'Fight for Your Life,' the powerful follow-up to 'Mean Machine,' is a sonic battleground on SCRATCH Records. Produced by metal maestro Tom Krüger, the album showcases the band's unwavering intensity. Kerrmit's vocals lead a brotherhood of talent, crafting anthemic themes of resilience. A classic in its own right, 'Fight for Your Life' cements TYRANT's legacy, marrying raw energy with Krüger's refined touch.

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TYRANT - Mean Machine (12" LP)

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Mausoleum Records Skull 8366 +SUISA+ / LC 8920 , 1984 , Switzerland

 This is the extremely rare and hard to find Swiss release of Tyrant's Mean Machine   Because of the small market size (more often record were imported from Germany, France, or Holland) in Switzerland, this Swiss edition was pressed in limited quantities   The stamper contains "Swiss Made" with the icon of a Swiss Crossbow

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TYRANT - Running Hot (12" LP)

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Scratch Records 802 072 , 1986 , Germany

"TYRANT's 'Running Hot' blazes a trail on SCRATCH Records, a 12" vinyl testament to German heavy metal prowess. Released as their third LP album, it ignites with scorching riffs and Kerrmit's commanding vocals. The sonic journey, produced by Tom Krüger, solidifies TYRANT's place in metal history. 'Running Hot' is a firestorm of musical intensity, a quintessential addition to any metal enthusiast's vinyl collection."

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