Official Hauls thread!

Had the chance to go out shopping with my stimulus money that George W Bush sent out and went shopping for bargain discs. Happened to pick up the following:

Judas Priest- Point Of Entry (re-master)
Toto- Turn Back

As well as the new issues of Decibel, Metal Maniacs and Unrestrained. Can't have enough good metal reading these days...


LOL! I just got my stimulus check too... but it went to paying off the rest of my medical bill for the surgery. :p

Point of Entry is one of those Judas Priest albums that fans either love or hate. I love it, in fact, it has my favorite Judas Priest song on it - Desert Plains.

The same goes for Toto's Turn Back, it is probably the bands least popular album (next to Isolation) that didn't spawn any top 20 hits, but still has some great songs on it like the title track, Gift with a Golden Gun and Live for Today.
...little late with this one. This is actually from several weeks ago.

Amorphis - Silent Waters
Anvil - This is Thirteen
Biomechanical - Cannibalised
Borknagar - Origin
Brainstorm - Downburst
Firewind - The Premonition
Flotsam & Jetsam - No Place for Disgrace
Forever in Terror - Restless in the Tides
Gamma Ray - Land of the Free II
Hittman - s/t
I - Between Two Worlds
Jaded Heart - Sinister Mind
Leverage - Blind Fire
Mercenary - Architecture of Lies
Pagans Mind - Gods Equation (2 disc ltd ed)
Saint Deamon - In the Shadows Lost From the Brave
Sinner - Touch of Sin
Between going to the local flea market on Sunday and a special library sale going on in my home town every Thursday night, here's my latest CD haul (all at $1 a piece price):

Without Face- Astronomicon
Overkill- The Killing Kind (still sealed)
The Scorpions- Love At First Sting

and the wild card for you 80's heads:

Spandau Ballet- True

Hey, Dustin!

I believe I gave you guff about it when I visited, but I have to do it again:

Enya? Boo-urns!

This coming from the guy who sings Rick Astley at karaoke! Just wait until you see what I have up my sleeve for this year's ProgPower!

Stay metal. Never rust.
Hey, Dustin!

I believe I gave you guff about it when I visited, but I have to do it again:

Enya? Boo-urns!

okay...okay.... but you've seen the wall of albums in my basement, and I'm sure if you looked closely through all of them, that Enya album wouldn't be the worst embarassment I have in there. :lol:

This coming from the guy who sings Rick Astley at karaoke! Just wait until you see what I have up my sleeve for this year's ProgPower!

Indeed!!! :heh::saint:

I'm was actually thinking of doing one this year... possibly somthing by Tears for Fears or Toto (with David Paich singing) since that's in my range. But now that I know that Paul has been filming these? .... I doubt I'll have the brass to do it now. :loco:
Hey, if *I* can do Iron Maiden and sound like ass, YOU can do a karaoke tune, Dustin! :lol:

Also, don't let Al give you any guff. He just doesn't have the cultured ear to appreciate Enya's sweet, siren song. :D
A few more items that I aquired over the last few weeks....

Accept - Balls to the Wall
Accept - Restless and Wild
Asia - Phoenix
Avantasia - The Sacrecrow (Ld ed CD + DVD)
Death Angel - Killing Season
Dokken - Lightning Strikes Again
Happy the Man - Crafty Hands
Heart - The Essential Heart (2-CD)
Imagika - Feast for the Hated
Infectious Grooves - Sarsippius' Ark
Jon Oliva's Pain - Global Warning
Khymera - The Greatest Wonder
Mustasch - Latest Version of the Truth
Queen - Greatest Hits I & II
Royal Hunt - Collision Course
Rage - Carved in Stone (ltd Ed CD + DVD)
Testament - The Formation of Damnation
White Lion - Return of the Pride
Whitesnake - Good to be Bad
Zero Hour - Dark Deceiver
Here is the latest haul!

Decided to get a few calssic albusm that have been missing in the collection... I know, I know, some of them are essentials, but what can I say?

Accept - Metal Heart
Anvil - Plenty of Power
Jester's March - Act
Journey - Generations
Magnum - Magnum II
MSG - Perfect Timing
Ozzy Osbourne - Bark Aat the Moon/Live & Loud
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard o Ozz/The Ultimate Sin
Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a Madman/No Rest for the Wicked
Ozzy Osbourne - No More Tears
Ozzy Osbourne - Speak of the Devil
Racer X - Getting Heavier
The Poodles - Metal Will Stand Tall
Warlock - Burning the Witches/(Doro) Force Majeure
Warlock - Hellbound/(Doro) S/T
Warlock - True as Steel/Triumph and Agony
Vox Tempus - In The Eye of Time (for Al. It was only $1!)
HammerFall - Masterpieces (yes, the cover album. I admit it, I'm a fangirl)
Arthemis - Back from the Heat

and the new HammerFall DVD. I told you, I'm a fangirl! They are the first power metal band I ever heard, and as such, hold a special place in my metal heart. Awwwwe. XD

wouldn't they be considered the Kmart version of Helloween? :lol:

...actually, They were the first new-wave-of-euro-power-metal I heard back in 97'. Their first two albums are absolutle classics! back then, there was not a lot of metal bands that had actual "Singers" in them that you could walk into an FYE or Media Play and buy off the self, so it was a breath of fresh air when they came out.... and a decade latter, look what happend as a result - there are 1,000 of bands liek his now! :p
Don't make me hurt you, nerdface! :lol:

Soooo, I KNOW you got some new hauls, Dustin. I was there when you did! POST THEM! :D

Mine are:
the first two After Forever albums
Supreme Majesty's first album
the new Blackmore's Night
and Freak Kitchen - The Spanking Hour

My latest CD purchases:

Longings Past - Meadows of Maseliya
Ashbury - Endless Skies
SA Slayer - Prepare to Die
Demon - Taken the World By Storm
Final Answer - Visual Maze
Phoenix Reign - Destination Unknown
Blade of Spirit - Shadow's Race
Geyser - Livin' Fast
Arryan Path - Road to Macedonia
Bloke - Demolicion
I have listened to the CD only twice (I got it from the mail just two days ago) and I put it for the third time when I read your post. :)

The album is good, I like very much the epic song "Constantinople 1453" which has greek traditional instruments on it and the band shows that has talent. I want to listen to the album more, to express a more fair opinion.

As for the fan base here, I also think the same with you although I don't know exact numbers. As you know the main members of the band are Greeks.
It's been a while since I have posted a haul list, and it's been dead around here for a while, so I thought I'd post what i"ve collect in the alst 5 to 6 months... I've bought so many damn CD's over the last few months, I haven't had a chance to listen to all of them. Thus, I have had to break them down into small groups every few week so that I could digest each album properly. I still have about 50 or so CD's to still get to on top of the ones listed here.

Andromeda - The Immunity Zone
Benedictum - Uncreation
Brainstorm - Hungry (ltd ed. 2-CD re-release)
Cloudscape - Global Drama
Guild of Ages - Citidel
Headhunter - Parasite of Society
Jorn - Lonley are the Brave
Lanfear - X to the Power of Ten
Homesick for Heaven - Falling Deeper (EP)
Sacred Dawn - Gears of the Machine
Six Minute Century - Time Capsules

Cellador - Enter Decpetion
Confessor - Unraveled
Deicide - Till Death Do Us Part
Exciter - Thrash Speed Burn
Infectious Grooves - Groove Family Cyco
Ram-Zet - Intra
Scorpions - Fly to the Rainbow/Blackout
Scorpions - In Trance/Animal Magnetism
Scorpions - Virgin Killer/Love at First Sting
Scorpions - Lonesome Crow/Lovedrive
Scorpions - Taken By Foce/Savage Amusement
Scorpions - Face The Heat (+4 bonus tracks)
Scorpions - Crazy World (+4 bonus tracks)
Trivium - The Crusade

Almah - Edu - Falaschi
Scorpions - Pure Instinct
Herbie Hancock - Future Shock
Van Halen - Women and Children First
Van Halen - 0U812
Van Helen - Fair Warning
Van Halen - For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
Van Halen - 1984
Hiroshima - L.A.
Hiroshima - Providence
Hiroshima - GO
Hiroshima - East
Transformers the Movie - 20TH anniversery Edition

Accept - Objection Overruled
Accept - Russian Roulette
Amorphis - Eclipse
Anvil - Worth the Weight
John Wetton - Sinister
Lana Lane - Red Planet Boulevard
Magnum - Vigilante
Meshuggah - Obzen
Metalium - Incubus: Chapter Seven
The Poodles - Sweet Trade
Steve Grimmett - Personal Crisis
TNT - The New Territory
The Tangent - Not As Good as the Book (2 CD)

Al DiMeola - Casino
Al DiMeola - Land of the Midnight Sun
Brother Firetribe - Heart Full of Fire
Falconer - Among Beggars and Thieves
Into Eternity - The Incurable Tragedy
Khymera - Khymera
Metal Church - This Present Wasteland
Power Quest - Master of Illusion
Perzonal War - Bloodline

As I Lay Dying - Shadows are Security
Benediction - Seasons of Tragedy
Evergrey - Torn
Joe Satriani - Surfing with the Alien
Presto Ballet - The Lost Art of Time Travel
Magnum - Chase the Dragon
Scoprions - Unbreakable
Suspyre - When Time Fades…
The Tangent - The World We Drive Through
Tarot - Follow Me Into Madness
Tomorrow's Eve - Tales from Serpentia

Amon Amarth - Fate of Norns
Children of Bodom - Bloodrunk
Deicide - Deicide
Kaipa - Notes from the Past
Kix - Midnight Dynamite
Lion - Dangerous Attraction
Yingwie Malmsteen - Unleash the Fury
Magnum - Wings of Heaven
Pretty Maids - Red, Hot and Heavy
Sodom - Agent Orange

As I Lay Dying - An Ocean Between Us
Bonfire - Double X
Cynic - Traced in Air
Circle II Circle - Delusions of Grandure
Karmakanic - Who's the Boss in the Factory
Napalm Death - Order of the Leech
Opeth - Watershed
Starbreaker - Love's Dying Wish
Symphorce - Become Death
Tiles - Fly Paper
Nice choices, Dustin!

The latest haul of mine:

Tyrant (UK) - The Days At The Farm - The Tyrant Anthology
Oblivion Knight - s/t (reissue of their two fantastic demos)
Syrus - s/t (reissue of their two demos, too)
Here are some of my Holliday purchases :headbang:
FM - Indescreet

Holy shit. :OMG: (New guy, not familiar with Katagory V as of now, sorry).
I LOVE THAT ALBUM! :OMG: I never expected to see someone posting it in a haul-thread... Awesome (even though I'm quoting something posted over a year ago) ! :worship:
Holy shit. :OMG: (New guy, not familiar with Katagory V as of now, sorry).
I LOVE THAT ALBUM! :OMG: I never expected to see someone posting it in a haul-thread... Awesome (even though I'm quoting something posted over a year ago) ! :worship:

LOL! :lol: no problem!

...the only real reason I even heard about that band, was through our good friend Mr. Luna, who is also a HUGE FM fan. I think it started with me finding a copy of A.S.A.P.'s album (which also has members of FM in it) and I totally loved it! ...and Mr. Luna told me that if I liked A.S.A.P, I should check out FM, which was along the same AOR style that I fancy so much.

I love Indescreet, as well as the self-titled album, in fact I think they are both very underated albums and absolute AOR classics. I'm still trying to track down their other albums, but they seem to either be very hard to find, or VERY expensive to aquire.