Part seven of my entire cd collection. And the section where I own the most, counting 133 titles.

CD collection

Top from left: MARDUK: Panzer Division Marduk / World Funeral / Frontschwein, MARILYN MANSONPortrait of an American Family Smells Like Children Antichrist Superstar Mechanical Animals Holy Wood, THE MISFITS: Static Age / Earth A.D./ Wolfs BloodMASTODON: RemissionMICHAEL PINNELLAEnter by the Twelfth GateMYSTICUMIn the Streams of Inferno, MURDERDOLLSBeyond the Valley of the Murderdolls Women and Children Last, MORTIISThe Smell of Rain / The Grudge / The Great DeceiverMY DYING BRIDE: Evinta

CD collection

MAYHEM: Deathcrush / Live in Zeitz / Live in Leipzig / De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas / Wolf’s Lair Abyss / Grand Declaration of War / Grand Declaration of War (Deluxe Edition + European Legions Live) / Chimera / Ordo Ad Chao (Steelbox Edition) / Esoteric Warfare

CD collection

CD collection

MEGADETH: Killing Is My Business… and Business Is Good! Peace Sells… but Who’s Buying? / So Far, So Good… So What! / Rust in Peace / Countdown to Extinction / Youthanasia / The World Needs a Hero / United Abominations / Endgame / Thirteen / Dystopia

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METALLICA: Kill’Em All Ride The Lightning / Master of Puppets / Master of Puppets (Remastered 3 CDs) / …And Justice For All / The Black Album / Load / ReLoad / Grarage Inc. / St. Anger (+ DVD) / Death Magnetic / Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Deluxe Edition)

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MERCYFUL FATE: Melissa / Don’t Break the Oath / In the Shadows / Time / Into the Unknown / Dead Again / 9, METAL CHURCH: Metal Church (self-titled) / The Dark / A Light in the Dark / This Present Wasteland, MÖTLEY CRÜEToo Fast for Love / Shout at the Devil / Theatre of Pain / Girls, Girls, Girls / Dr. Feelgood / Carnival of Sins: Live

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METAL HAMMER: Arcane Anthems (various artists)

CD collection

MIKE OLDFIELD: Ommadawn / Platinum / Discovery / Tubular Bells II / XXV: The Essential / The Complete Tubular Bells, MOONSPELL Wolfheart / Irreligious / The Antidote / Memorial / Under Satanæ / Night Eternal / Alpha Noir/Omega White / Extinct

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MOONSPELL: 1755, MALEVOLENT CREATON: Dead Man’s Path, MINISTRY: Twitch / Dark Side of the Spoon / Houses of the Molé / Rio Grande Blood / The Last Sucker (with 3D cover) / Relapse / From Beer to Eternity / Enjoy the Quiet—Live at Wacken 2012 / Last Tangle in Paris / Amerikkkant, MORBID ANGEL: Altars of Madness / Blessed Are the Sick / Covenant / Domination / Gateways to Annihilation / Heretic / Kingdoms Disdained (with 3D cover)  

CD collection

CD collection

CD collection

CD unboxing

MARDUK: Dark Endless – 25th Anniversary cd boxset (View my unboxing post here: http://inkedinhell.tomte.org/music/unboxing-marduk-dark-endless-25th-anniversary-deluxe-edition-cd-box-set/

CD collection

MOTÖRHEAD: On Parole / Motörhead (self-titled) / Overkill / Bomber / Ace of Spades / Iron Fist (Deluxe Edition) / No Sleep ’til Hammersmith (live) / Another Perfect Day / Orgasmatron / Rock ‘n’ Roll / 1926 / March ör Die / Bastards / Sacrifice / Snake Bite Love / The Best Of / Inferno / Kiss of Death / Motörizer / The Wörld Is Yours 

CD collection

 The Wörld Is Ours – Vol. 1: Everywhere Further Than Everyplace Else (live CD+DVD) AftershockTHE MISSIONGod’s Own Medicine / The First Chapter / Children / Carved in Sand / Masque / Anthology-The Phonogram Years / God is a Bullet

 

The 6th post of my cd collection blog series.

CD collection

KING DIAMOND: The Complete Roadrunner Collection: Fatal Portrait / Abigail / “Them” / Conspiracy / “The Eye”

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Abigail (The Top Shelf Edition – Premium Package) / “Them” / The Spider’s Lullabye / The Graveyeard / Voodoo / House of God / Abigail II: The Revenge / The Puppet Master / Give Me Your Soul…Please

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KISS: Alive!

CD collection

KREATOR: Endless Pain / Pleasure to Kill / Terrible Certainty / Coma of Souls / Extreme Aggression / Cause for Conflict / Outcast / Endorama / Violent Revolution / Enemy of God / Hordes of Chaos / Gods of Violence (+ Live at Wacken 2014 DVD) / Phantom Antichrist (+ Live at Wacken 2011 & 2008 DVD)

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KAMELOTKarma / The Black Halo / Ghost Opera, THE KOVENANTIn Times Before the Light (remixed version) / Nexus Polaris / Animatronic / S.E.T.I., KRISIUNThe Great Execution, KVELERTAK: Kvelertak (self-titled)

CD collection

LADYTRON: Velocifero, LEGION OF THE DAMNED: Sons of the Jackal / Feel the Blade / Descent into Chaos / Ravenous Plague, LINDEMANN: Skills in Pills, THE LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH: Is Nothing Sacred?, LUCA TURILLI: Prophet of the Last Eclipse, LUNATICA: Fable & Dreams

 

Some goodies we brought back home from our Edinburgh trip!

Let’s start with some of the local beer:

Edinburgh souvernirs

 

Some of the small bottles of whisky that I tried out:

Edinburgh souvernirs

 

… and the winner I brought home (for this time) was Glen Scotia Single Malt Scotch Aged 15 Years. My new favourite!

Edinburgh souvernirs

 

Edinburgh Castle Rock Whisky:

Edinburgh souvernirs

 

Bought at “City of the Dead” Giftshop after the tour:

Edinburgh souvernirs

 

Not far from the hotel we found a music/DVD shop called “Fopp”…

Edinburgh souvernirs

…where I found some vinyls and CD’s:

Edinburgh souvernirs

Vinyls: Alice Cooper: Welcome to My Nightmare (Purple Gatefold Vinyl, reissue) & Killer (Gatefold, reissue) / Ghost: Meliora & Prequelle (Splatter Vinyl) / Morbid Angel: Blessed Are the Sick (Gatefold) / Rob Zombie: Astro-Creep 2000 Live (Gatefold)

Edinburgh souvernirs

Cd’s: Autopsy: Macabre Eternal / Coroner: R.I.P. (reissue) / Ghost: Opus Eponymous, Meliora & Prequelle (with 3d cover) / Dark Fortress: Tales From Eternal Dusk (reissue) / Marduk: Dark Endless (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) / Ministry: Amerikkkant / Moonspell: 1755

 

Fudge!

Edinburgh souvernirs

 

Some cool tees for the lady. There was a nice shop in the shopping mall close to the hotel, where Vanja found some clothes. She’s always told me how difficult it can be for women to shop clothes since the sizes can vary so much, depending on the brand. This time I got to see this for myself.. she shopped clothes there and most of them in size Medium, but one t-shirt had to be bought in Small, and one had to be bought in Large. The photo below displays a t-shirt size Small (to the left) and the one to the right is Large (and it’s even smaller than the Small one! Yikes). I’ve experienced some slight differences in clothing sizes for men too (especially when I shop online), but not anything like this. Makes you wonder why the heck a certain size can’t have a universal standard.

Edinburgh souvernirs

Edinburgh souvernirs

Edinburgh souvernirs

 

Other stuff:

Edinburgh souvernirs

Edinburgh souvernirs

Edinburgh souvernirs

Edinburgh souvernirs

Edinburgh souvernirs

Edinburgh souvernirs

Edinburgh souvernirs

Edinburgh souvernirs

 

And we found a big Totoro pillow in an anime shop in the mall by the hotel! We just had to bring him home with us, of course.

Edinburgh souvernirs

 

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In the haunted capital of Scotland there’s several ghost-related tours. During this visit we checked out two of them. The Ghost Bus and City of the Dead tour. And we loved them both!

Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tours

Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tours

 

That’s cute! Look at the last three digits on the phone number.

Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tours

Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tours

 

The tour guide and the bus driver. The guide did a fantastic job to conduct the tour. His acting reminded me about Johnny Depp, so no wonder the guy loved it. The driver wasn’t bad, either. Fun!

Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tours

 

The St Cuthbert’s Cemetery and church, one of the haunted spots in Edinburgh that the bus stopped by. The place is said to be haunted by “a little girl” (a demon, in other words). We’ll explore this place further in our next visit (because yeah, we’ll definitely go back to the place!). The Ghost Bus Tour took drove by several places while the guide told us it’s stories (and added a bit of fun comedy along the ride, probably to ease the tension a bit). The bus had two floors (we were on the upper floor) so he would go up and down on each of them in order to put on a show to everyone (plus, you could see his face on a screen while he was talking).

A really enjoyable ride and highly recommended if you should ever visit Edinburgh and is into ghost stories and such.

Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tours

Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tours

 

The Vaults / The Caves (City of the Dead Tour)

The City of the Dead tour is the only one where you will get access to the famous Edinburgh Vaults (or, at least parts of it) and the Covenanter’s prison. The tour’s starting post was at Mercat Cross in Royal Mile. We attended with the latest one, 10 pm.

Edinburgh City of the Living Dead Tours

Edinburgh City of the Living Dead Tours

Edinburgh City of the Living Dead Tours

Edinburgh City of the Living Dead Tours

Edinburgh City of the Living Dead Tours

Edinburgh City of the Living Dead Tours

 

The alley where you find the entry to the vaults. Niddry Street South is about 150 metres from the Royal Mile. (These pictures were taken the day after.)

Edinburgh City of the Living Dead Tours

 

And yeah.. Sally was apperently here. What a funny coinsidence.

Edinburgh City of the Living Dead Tours

 

The last door to the right (or left in the picture). The entrance to the Niddry Street Vaults felt kind of surreal…you went through this backyard of a pub/club, and then you were suddenly at the entrance of a part of the Edinburgh Vaults. Weird.

While inside, the tour guide told us stories about the place, and explained the skeletons under the stairs which were placed there just for show (there was even a spider skeleton there, which of course makes no sense at all). Further inside the vaults the guide held a candle, and we would stand inside the complete darkness when he blew it out as this could “make the ghosts contact us”. Nothing happened, though.

The tour also took us to Greyfriars, and into the famous Covenanter’s prison. The guide did an excellent job on telling the background stories, and made a really great atmosphere. Highly recommended!

Edinburgh City of the Living Dead Tours

Edinburgh City of the Living Dead Tours

 

The narrow hallway that leads to the Vaults.

Edinburgh City of the Living Dead Tours

Edinburgh City of the Living Dead Tours

Edinburgh City of the Living Dead Tours

Edinburgh City of the Living Dead Tours

Edinburgh City of the Living Dead Tours

 

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To be continued…

Next stop: Edinburgh Castle.

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle seen from St Cuthbert’s Cemetery. These pictures were taken during the Ghost Bus Tour (which I will speak more of in the next post).

Edinburgh Castle

 

The Great Hall.

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

 

The soldiers dog cemetery.

Edinburgh Castle

 

One of the cannons, pointing straight to our hotel.

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburghh Castle

 

Camera Obscura

Not far from the castle we found a fun place called Camera Obscura, which is a kind of a museum with all kinds of weird stuff. I recorded most of it and down below is some screenshots.

Camera Obscura Edinburgh

Camera Obscura Edinburgh

Camera Obscura Edinburgh

Camera Obscura Edinburgh

Camera Obscura Edinburgh

Camera Obscura Edinburgh

Camera Obscura Edinburgh

Camera Obscura Edinburgh

Camera Obscura Edinburgh

 

The view from the Obscura’s roof terrace.

Camera Obscura Edinburgh

 

The top of the Royal Mile.

Camera Obscura Edinburgh

 

The blackened tower of St Columba’s Free Church.

Camera Obscura Edinburgh

 

See also:

To be continued…

Greyfriars Kirkyard

Greyfriars (or GreyFEARS, as I choose to call it, because it’s easier to say with my corny norwegian accent) is a cemetery that was established around 1561-1562. It should be on everybody’s checklist while visiting Edinburgh.

Greyfriars Kirkyard

Greyfriars is known for being one of the “best” documented haunted places in Scotland. Several paranormal investigators have been there, including for example Ghost Adventures from Travel Channel. People often claim that they have gotten scratches during their visit, disembodied voices have been heard, there are supposedly “cold spots”, strange smells, feeling of extreme unease, people have been passing out, and a lot of the typical stuff a “demonic landmark” is supposed to be able to do to you. There’s even been performed two exorcisms at this place.

Greyfriars Kirkyard

The cemetery is said to be haunted by Sir George Mackenzie who is buried in Scotland’s most expensive mausoleum, and a bunch of covenanters who is buried in the locked area called Covenanter’s Prison. As I have mentioned before in  my first Q&A round, I’m not entirely convinced there are such a thing as “ghosts” (I’ve actually gotten more and more sceptic about the whole thing over the years, even though I still find the stories and myths to be inspiring and exciting). However, despite this I’m not so sure I’d be willing to stick around in that area for too long…

Here are two stories from the cemetery: The first one occured one rainy night in 1999, and is about a homeless man who broke into Mackenzie’s mausoleum to seek shelter. After breaking in, he found the chamber where the coffin of Mackenzie was contained. Like the mindset of any homeless hobo, he believed the coffin would be filled with treasure and valuables and decided to break into it. It was pitch black inside, and things escalated when he stumbled and fell into a pit filled with bones from plague victims. The man ran out of the mausoleum, terrified and screaming according to one witness.

The other story occured in 2004, when two teenagers broke into the Mackenzie mausoleum. Poor dude never gets to rest in peace! However, considering what he did to the covenanters, which rightfully earned him the nickname “Bluidy Mackenzie” (Bloody Mackenzie”) it might be easier to not feel that much pity for him. Anyway: they broke into his coffin and cut his corpse’s head off. They took it out of the tomb and placed it on the steps at the giftshop next to the graveyard gates. An archeologist from the National Museum had to come and return it. Article archive from 2004: https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2004/apr/24/ukcrime.scotland

 

George Mackenzie’s mausoleum.

Greyfriars Kirkyard

Greyfriars Kirkyard

Greyfriars Kirkyard

Greyfriars Kirkyard

 

By zooming in you can see the stairs that leads to the tomb where those teenagers broke in. Looking closely, you can also see a skullhead decoration (Memento Mori) on what to seems to be his coffin.

Greyfriars Kirkyard

 

Some latin letters on the wall.

Greyfriars Kirkyard

 

Let’s take a look at the cemetery from the start. Here we have Greyfriars Bobby’s Bar, and to the left is the gates to the cemetery.

Greyfriars Kirkyard

 

Greyfriars Bobby Memorial Statue on the sidewalk across the Bar.

Greyfriars Kirkyard

 

The cemetery gates.

Greyfriars Kirkyard

 

And who is this dog named Bobby, you may ask? Why does he have his own statue and a Bar named after him? Well, he has nothing to do with the paranormal aspects of the cemetery, his connection to the place is something different. It’s quite sad, but a somewhat bittersweet story.

Bobby was a Skye Terrier, born a hundred and fifty years ago. He belonged to a Edinburgh policeman named John Gray. Bobby and John were best friends and inseparable, quite literally. One winter, John fell into a terrible fever. Bobby tried to keep him warm by snuggling close to him, but John eventually died. Bobby refused to leave his dead master, and followed the funeral procession to Greyfriars Cemetery. And over 14 years he’s said to have guarded John’s grave. James Brown, the gardener, took care of Bobby who’s also buried in Greyfriars.

Greyfriars Kirkyard

When Bobby died, he was buried in a flowerpot in the cemetery. At Huntly House Museum in Edinburgh you’ll see his collar, his bowl and a real photo of him.

 

Greyfriars Kirkyard

Greyfriars Kirkyard

Greyfriars Kirkyard

Greyfriars Kirkyard

Greyfriars Kirkyard

 

The closed gate to the Covenanter’s Prison.

Greyfriars Kirkyard

Greyfriars Kirkyard

 

The closed area seen from the gate. This is the section where most of the paranormal stuff takes place, such as scratchmarks and people fainting. This section also contains the “Black Mausoleum”, where dead animals can sometimes be found in front of. The area has been exorcised twice, and is only allowed to be entered during the City of the Dead tour.

Greyfriars Kirkyard

Greyfriars Kirkyard

 

I get some carbonite vibes over this one..

Greyfriars Kirkyard

Greyfriars Kirkyard

Greyfriars Kirkyard

Greyfriars Kirkyard

Greyfriars Kirkyard

Greyfriars Kirkyard

Greyfriars Kirkyard

Greyfriars Kirkyard

Greyfriars Kirkyard

Greyfriars Kirkyard

Greyfriars Kirkyard

Greyfriars Kirkyard

 

See also:

To be continued…

Grab your beer and…Hail Satan, I guess.

I recently bought Marduk’s 25th Anniversary cd boxset of “Dark Endless” and here follows an unboxing post.

CD unboxing

CD unboxing

CD unboxing

Front and back.

CD unboxing

CD unboxing

CD unboxing

Three stickers.

 

CD unboxing

Dark Endless digi CD, front and back.

CD unboxing

CD unboxing

CD unboxing

Here’s No Peace demo digi CD.

CD unboxing

CD unboxing

CD unboxing

CD unboxing

Double sided poster. The one below with artwork by Dead (ex-frontman of Morbid and Mayhem).

CD unboxing

CD unboxing

Stopping by one of Edinburgh’s old cemeteries, “Old Calton Cemetery”, which was opened in 1718. We also went on top of “Calton Hill”.

Old Calton Cemetery & Calton Hill

Old Calton Cemetery & Calton Hill

Old Calton Cemetery & Calton Hill

Old Calton Cemetery & Calton Hill

Old Calton Cemetery & Calton Hill

Old Calton Cemetery & Calton Hill

Old Calton Cemetery & Calton Hill

Old Calton Cemetery & Calton Hill

 

Calton Hill seen from the cemetery.

Old Calton Cemetery & Calton Hill

Old Calton Cemetery & Calton Hill

Old Calton Cemetery & Calton Hill

 

A look inside in one of the mausoleums:

Old Calton Cemetery & Calton Hill

Old Calton Cemetery & Calton Hill

Old Calton Cemetery & Calton Hill

 

Calton Hill:

Old Calton Cemetery & Calton Hill

Old Calton Cemetery & Calton Hill

Old Calton Cemetery & Calton Hill

Old Calton Cemetery & Calton Hill

Old Calton Cemetery & Calton Hill

Old Calton Cemetery & Calton Hill

 

See also:

To be continued…

The Royal Mile is the street which stretches from the Edinburgh Castle through the Old Town. Plain and simple. It’s a great place to explore, and despite it being a hot summer day, it even had a Christmas Shop!

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS… I guess..

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town

The Force is strong with these two..

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town

 

Wtf..?! That’s just creepy..

Edinburgh Old Town

 

Ah, now it makes sense..

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town

 

East Princes Street Gardens

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town

 

HELL YEAH!

Edinburgh Old Town

 

See also:

To be continued..

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