VARIOUS ARTISTS - RAVE-ON HITS HARD Mercyful Fate 12" LP ALBUM VINYL

"Rave-On Hits Hard," a 12" LP Vinyl Album featuring various artists, including iconic bands like Mercyful Fate, Astaroth, H-Bomb, Crossfire, Evil, Gilgamesj, and Sortilege, emerges as a sonic tapestry of hard-hitting tracks. With Mercyful Fate leading the charge, this compilation album unleashes a diverse array of sounds from the realms of hard rock and heavy metal. The amalgamation of tracks by these influential bands on a single vinyl record makes "Rave-On Hits Hard" a collector's gem, capturing the essence of a dynamic era in music.

 

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Music Genre:

 
Heavy Metal 

Album Production information:

The album: "VA Rave-On Hits Hard" was compiled by: Stefan Rooyackers, Jac Hustinx

Jacques Hustinx, a Dutch musician, producer, and co-founder of Rave-On Records, played a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of heavy metal music during the 1980s. Born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in 1965, Hustinx developed a deep passion for music at an early age. His love for the powerful and dynamic sound of heavy metal led him on a remarkable journey, collaborating with legendary bands and leaving an indelible mark on the genre.

Early Years and Musical Awakening
Growing up in a musically inclined family, Jacques Hustinx discovered his natural talent for music from an early age. Fascinated by the raw energy and intensity of heavy metal, he began honing his skills on the guitar, immersing himself in the distinctive sound that would shape his career. With an insatiable hunger for knowledge and a relentless drive to perfect his craft, Hustinx sought every opportunity to learn and grow as a musician.

Collaborations with Influential Bands
During the 1980s, Jacques Hustinx emerged as a prominent figure in the heavy metal scene, working closely with some of the era's most influential bands. His innovative production techniques and keen musical intuition elevated the sound of these bands, contributing to their iconic status and solidifying his own reputation as a sought-after producer.

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1. Mercyful Fate
One of Hustinx's most significant collaborations came with the Danish heavy metal band, Mercyful Fate. Recognized for their dark lyrical themes and theatrical stage presence, Mercyful Fate aimed to translate their intense live energy into recorded albums. Hustinx stepped in as the producer for their 1983 album "Melissa", expertly capturing the band's raw power and atmospheric sound. The album, with its intricate guitar work and haunting vocals, became a seminal release in the metal genre and solidified Mercyful Fate's status as a pioneering band.

2. Evil
Another notable collaboration during the 1980s was with the Danish band Evil. Known for their aggressive and uncompromising approach to thrash metal, Evil sought Hustinx's expertise to capture their intense live sound on record. Together, they released the album "Evil's Message" in 1984, which showcased the band's speed, precision, and unrelenting energy. The album received critical acclaim and cemented Evil's position as a force to be reckoned with in the thrash metal scene.

3. Sortilège
Hustinx's collaboration extended beyond Denmark to the French heavy metal band Sortilège. Recognized for their melodic and technical approach to metal, Sortilège sought Hustinx's guidance to create a polished and powerful sound. He produced their debut album "Sortilège" in 1983, which showcased the band's virtuosity and catchy songwriting. The album propelled Sortilège to the forefront of the French metal scene and garnered them a dedicated fan base.

Legacy and Rave-On Records
Jacques Hustinx's contributions to the metal music scene during the 1980s left an enduring legacy. His meticulous attention to detail, technical expertise, and ability to capture the essence of each band's sound set him apart as a visionary producer. Furthermore, his co-founding of Rave-On Records provided a platform for emerging metal bands to showcase their talent and reach a wider audience.

Beyond the 1980s, Jacques Hustinx continued to make significant contributions to the music industry. His dedication to producing exceptional music and nurturing talent have earned him a revered status among musicians and metal enthusiasts alike. Through his collaborations and tireless efforts, Hustinx has solidified his place as a pioneer in metal music production and an influential figure in shaping the sound of heavy metal.

Album cover design: Bel Esprit Objects, Eindhoven, Holland

Models: Jacky Niessen, Elly Verduin, Birgit van Dijk

Album cover photography: Jos Van Gemert

 

Record Label Information:

 
Rave-On Records RLP-011

Media Format:

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

Year & Country:

 
1985 Made in Netherlands (aka Holland)
Complete Track-listing of the album "VA Rave-On Hits Hard"

The detailed tracklist of this record "VA Rave-On Hits Hard" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Mercyful Fate - A Corpse Without Soul 6:53
  2. Astaroth - Die To Be Alive 5:45
  3. H-Bomb - Chasseur De Frime 3:08
  4. Crossfire - Crossfire 4:23
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Evil - Evil's Message/Evil 7:30
  2. H-Bomb- - Le Glaive 4:07
  3. Gilgamesj - Daybreak 5:13
  4. Sortilège - Blade Killer 3:31
 

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