Virtue - We Stand To Fight 7" - Phoenix Records

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Virtue - We Stand To Fight 7" - Phoenix Records

Post#1 » Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:20 pm

I recently picked up a copy of Virtue - We Stand To Fight 7" on a label called Phoenix Records.

This is obviously some kind of bootleg but does anyone know anything else about this label and what other releases they did? I tried to Google it but it seems to be a minefield. Any help and or information (such as a web link) is appeciated.

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Post#2 » Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:01 pm

You can always try these trusty sites for this kind of info:
www.metal-archives.com
www.rockdetector.com

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Post#3 » Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:07 pm

I saw a list of the Phoenix bootlegs somewhere recently, but I can't remember where at the moment :oops:

Embarrasing anecdote: the 6-7 first releases were nicked from a CDR I made a few years ago, with the artwork included as a CD-rom track. Somehow a copy of this found its way to Brazil and *WHAMMO!* - bootlegs aplenty.
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Post#4 » Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:33 pm

Looks like Phoenix Records is a Brazillian bootleg label that released about a dozen 7" singles limited to 250 copies each on different coloured vinyl!? Other bands apparently released are Arc, Hammerhead, Sparta, Chainsaw, Hell & maybe Hologram (Holocaust)?

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Post#5 » Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:41 pm

yep, Brazilian label who rereleases old 7"s with the original artwork and limited to 250 copies. They also bootleged the Bashful Alley and Hammerhead singles if I remember right...

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Post#6 » Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:46 pm

I've seen a list on ebay some time ago, apparently they bootlegged de creme de la creme of the NWOBHM-scene.
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Post#7 » Fri Nov 17, 2006 4:39 pm

They have also bootleged among others OXYM, SPARTA, AXIS, REQUIEM, DEMON PACT, ARC, ORE, HELL, HAZZARD, BLACK AXE, the DESOLATION ANGELS demos as picture LPs, KRYST THE CONQUEROR, LETHAL - the arrival demo, HAMMERWITCH,...SHIT the list is huge :!: :shock:
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Post#8 » Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:44 pm

These are the Phoenix bootlegs I know of:
CHAINSAW - Police and Politicians
DEMON PACT - Eaten Alive
HAZZARD - Snake in the Grass
HIGH TREASON - Saturday Night Special
BOULEVARD - Dawn Raid
FRENZY - This is the Last Time
NIGHTIME FLYER - Out With a Vengeance
SPARTA - Fast Lane
SPARTA - Tonight
SLENDER THREAD - I See the Light
ARC - War of the Ring
HELL - Save Us...
SCARAB - Rock Night
GEDDES AXE - Return of the Gods
VIRTUE - We Stand to Fight
OMEN SEARCHER - Too Much
BLACK AXE - Highway Rider
AURORA - I'll Be Your Fantasy
GOLDSMITH - Life is Killing Me
OXYM - Music Power
CRUCIFIXION - Death Sentence
ORE - Yellow Fever
OVERDRIVE - On the Run
REQUIEM - Angel of Sin
REINCARNATE - Take It or Leave It
AXIS - Lady
HORSEPOWER - Outrageous!
HAMMERHEAD - Time Will Tell
BASHFUL ALLEY - Running Blind
DICK SMITH BAND - The Way of the World
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Post#9 » Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:14 pm

Impressive list !!
Is this stuff still available ?

I don't find anything about a Phoenix label in Brazil on the web, it's only mentionned in the VIRTUE bio on Rock Detective.

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Post#10 » Sun Nov 19, 2006 2:54 pm

Hopefully they are not available but all smashed, burned, flushed down the toilet or otherwise dealt with the way bootleg shit should be dealt with.
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Post#11 » Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:34 pm

A ton of Phoenix 7"s available up for auction here:
http://cgi.ebay.com/NWOBHM-Set-of-30-x- ... dZViewItem

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Post#12 » Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:23 am

mordred wrote:Hopefully they are not available but all smashed, burned, flushed down the toilet or otherwise dealt with the way bootleg shit should be dealt with.
All bootleg shit?

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Post#13 » Thu Dec 20, 2007 12:40 am

That VIRTUE 7" is some of the best heavy metal ever. An original copy in near mint condition sold recently on Ebay for more than I could afford (about 130 English Pounds if memory serves me right?) -- I'll settle with the Phoenix bootleg for now.

The 1987 demo is pretty cool too, but nowhere as perfect as the 7".

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Post#14 » Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:38 am

Well the songs on demo are pretty perfect to me. Hideaway really blew me away the first time I heard it.
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Post#15 » Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:57 am

Morbid Tapes wrote:That VIRTUE 7" is some of the best heavy metal ever. An original copy in near mint condition sold recently on Ebay for more than I could afford (about 130 English Pounds if memory serves me right?) -- I'll settle with the Phoenix bootleg for now.
I was willing to pay 90 pounds on that auction if my memory is correct, pity :(
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