Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Hellhammer demo from Helvete shop 1992

Hellhammer Demo Tape 1992

This is one of the few Hellhammer demos that were bootlegged and sold at the independent record store Helvete, run by Øystein Aarseth (Euronymous). It's just a copy/blank cassette tape containing the demos. Euronymous would simply bootleg records he could not get in bulk, so he could sell them. In '92 it wasn't as easy to obtain Hellhammer records as it is now. I doubt he did it out of greed, and probably did it to spread the word about the band. According to several of my friends in Norway at the time, he would pressure people to buy them to prove they were "worthy". Most Black Metallers bought them, listened to them once and forgot about these tapes. The paper the cover is printed on is the same that the Helvete catalogue cover is printed on. Perfect condition.

6 comments:

Luth said...

I have got the same tape!!!!

Luth from The Netherlands

Anonymous said...

Awesome luth! Did u get it from helvete or trading?

Akerbeltz said...

I have the exact same tape as well. I'm pretty sure I bought it from Wim Baelus (Belgium) back in 1991 or 92. He used to sell bootleg tapes and shirts (I remember he had Necrovore and Majesty shirts among other things).

Black Metal Museum said...

Hi aker! Well.. The good news is those tapes were made by euronymous, so youve got a pretty amazing tape! Keep it! 

Ahab Ducasse said...

Humm Helvete Records bootleg...

Anonymous said...

Wim Baelus in Belgium sold them before Öystein, he hade both demos on a C - 100 tape for 6 bucks