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MYSTERY - Mystery Vinyl LP

MYSTERY - Mystery Vinyl LP
MYSTERY - Mystery Vinyl LP
In 1988 an employee of Noise Records went into business for himself and founded TRC (The Record Company). Alongside Battlefield (EP "We Came To Fight"), the Dirty Strangers (with members of the Rolling Stones) and the Spanish hard rock band Helpless, there was this strange record with the futuristic eye on the cover: MYSTERY. When it was released in 1988, the LP polarized mercilessly. While the German Metal Hammer had to be satisfied with three points and a somewhat helpless-looking criticism, the English Kerrang received a four-K rating and statements like "What we have here is the most interesting progressive thrash crossover I've ever seen." heard for a long time". Looking back, it's clear: the world wasn't ready for this album in 1988!

If you listen to the highly idiosyncratic and definitely also unique pieces of Mystery, then you can already assume that there were no young Heavy Metal fans at work here who wandered in the paths of their idols. The songs are packed with ideas that most Metal musicians would never have had in this form. And the implementation has always raised the suspicion that professional musicians from a different genre were commissioned to write and record a heavy metal album - of course with stage names like The Lion or Mike Battista, befitting their status. This is exactly what has now come true after years of research and is now being revealed for the FIRST TIME. Therefore, the disc should also become an object of desire for another target group (Krautrock, 70s, Deutschrock)...

LEO LEHR – Interzone, Pudelko
HANSI WALLBAUM – Interzone, Curly Curve, Hamburg Blues Band, Stoppok, Pudelko
INGO BISCHOF – Kraan, Lake, Karthago, Guru Guru, Atlantis, Birth Control
GERT LANGE – Hamburg Blues Band, Mike Harrison

The booklet includes liners Notes from singer "Gerald L." telling the background (including names and locations). They are joined by Neudi (Manilla Road, Trance, A&R at Golden Core), who, as a big fan of the LP, has been working on the "solving of the mystery case" since the nineties and only had success with it in 2022. At the same time, this led to the re-release after the legal situation (there is only one living musician from the mystery line-up: Gert Lange) could be clarified.

Even today, not every metal fan will find their way into the world of Mystery, but whoever manages to do so has found an album for life and has to surrender to the danger of addiction. There have been enough metal albums of the same kind in the last 40 years, and today it is important to discover the records that didn't stand a chance when they were released because they were ahead of their time, or simply too unusual and unique. The new knowledge that luminaries from a different style were really at work here only provides final proof of the quality of this album...which is guaranteed to be unique in the world!

1. Mystery
2. Metal Cities
3. Forces Of Evil
4. Victims Of Technology
5. Sorcerers Of The Universe
6. Time Tunnel
7. Bloodhounds
8. Nightmares (Epilog)
9. Nightmares (Reprise)
Product Details
Band Mystery
Format LP
Year 2023
Number of Discs 1

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Price in reward points: 1900
  • Stock: In Stock
  • Reward Points: 9
  • Catalog Number: GCR 20180-1
  • Weight: 0.65kg