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Rottenrectum
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:21 pm 
 

I recently checked out Agathocles here on the archives and I noticed they have a fucking long list of releases. They even have more than Nunslaugher, which got me thinking.
I'm pretty sure Senmuth has the longest list of full-lengths, but if we count everything from demos to compilations to anniversary boxes, which band has the longest discography? Keep the limit to bands that are on the archives.

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Eurnonymous
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:26 pm 
 

top 10 bands on the metal archives with the most releases:

1. Deep Purple - 205
2. Motörhead - 153
3. Agathocles - 147
4. Sabbat (Jpn) - 130
5. Black Sabbath - 121
6. Scorpions - 119
7. Judas Priest - 117
8. Zarach 'Baal' Tharagh - 116
9. Unholy Grave - 102
10. Iron Maiden - 101

on the homepage, there is a link to the Metal Archives statistics page.

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Rottenrectum
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:35 pm 
 

Damn I didn't know that :confused:

No need for this thread then...

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diabolikon
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:39 pm 
 

Eurnonymous wrote:
top 10 bands on the metal archives with the most releases:

1. Deep Purple - 205
2. Motörhead - 153
3. Agathocles - 147
4. Sabbat (Jpn) - 130
5. Black Sabbath - 121
6. Scorpions - 119
7. Judas Priest - 117
8. Zarach 'Baal' Tharagh - 116
9. Unholy Grave - 102
10. Iron Maiden - 101

on the homepage, there is a link to the Metal Archives statistics page.

When I saw that I nearly crapped myself.

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Crick
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:46 pm 
 

Rottenrectum wrote:
I recently checked out Agathocles here on the archives and I noticed they have a fucking long list of releases. They even have more than Nunslaugher, which got me thinking.
I'm pretty sure Senmuth has the longest list of full-lengths, but if we count everything from demos to compilations to anniversary boxes, which band has the longest discography? Keep the limit to bands that are on the archives.


Haha, good to see people still noticing Senmuth's OCD discography. As for longest discographies though, isn't Venom's rife with fuckloads of compilations?

EDIT: Total for Venom is 72 different releases.
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PsyMoN_MDA
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:04 pm 
 

http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=13677 :) Two months into 2009, but the guy is still quiet :)

Also, it would be interesting to know who released the biggest number of albums, on a record label, in a year. As far as I've seen - Boris, 6 albums in 2006.

Edit: just checked Senmuth's discography. omg...
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:43 pm 
 

PsyMoN_MDA wrote:
Also, it would be interesting to know who released the biggest number of albums, on a record label, in a year. As far as I've seen - Boris, 6 albums in 2006.


Do you mean the number of new albums by a label itself, by a band, or by a band on a single record label? There are more bands who do tons of releases yearly.


what I find interesting is there are specific bands who keep coming out with releases even couple weeks. The statistics on the MA page is starting to split between bands who have been around as long as most people on this forum's parents like Motorhead and Deep Purple, but then there's all sorts of bands like Unholy Grave, Sabbat, and Agathocles who churn out new splits and 7'' and live albums all the time, and a few black metal bedroom projects like Zarach 'baal' tharagh who see a need to release everything they record. It'll be interesting how many releases come out from such projects and bands until they finally call it quits. Either way, they've drawn out collectors. The gotta catch em all mentality comes out for bands like this. I know i've before considered trying to find all the material on these bands just to hear it.

Coming from a guy who records black metal material and also happens to be in a full time band that gets together and practices 2-4 times a week, it's really amazing how much these bands can release. All together with both of those combined i've come up with only 20 songs in the past year. Though I guess that's more than enough material for a few splits, and a 7'' or two a year if i were to release it in such way. I don't know how they do it, though Unholy Grave, Sabbat, and Nunslaughter all kick ass :metal:
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Rottenrectum
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:05 pm 
 

PsyMoN_MDA wrote:
http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=13677 :) Two months into 2009, but the guy is still quiet :)

"Demo 79"... this guy sounds really promising...

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Rottenrectum
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:13 pm 
 

By the way I did not know Deep Purple even was on the archives. I'm not that familiar with the band, although I thought they were too much "rock" and not "metal" to be on the archives. They must be the oldest band then? Apparently they formed one year before Black Sabbath.

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MarbhDamhsa
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:33 pm 
 

Rottenrectum wrote:
By the way I did not know Deep Purple even was on the archives. I'm not that familiar with the band, although I thought they were too much "rock" and not "metal" to be on the archives. They must be the oldest band then? Apparently they formed one year before Black Sabbath.


I think The Scorpions are the oldest band on the site having been formed in '65.

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PsyMoN_MDA
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:45 am 
 

mentalselfmutilation wrote:
PsyMoN_MDA wrote:
Also, it would be interesting to know who released the biggest number of albums, on a record label, in a year. As far as I've seen - Boris, 6 albums in 2006.


Do you mean the number of new albums by a label itself, by a band, or by a band on a single record label?


Both :)

I look at Motorhead or Venom... Man, 3-5 "Best of" per year, what's the point...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:39 am 
 

PsyMoN_MDA wrote:
http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=13677 :) Two months into 2009, but the guy is still quiet :)

His releases tend to pop-up by surprise and in a larger number; not one at a time.
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Farr
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:41 pm 
 

dude i'm not sure whether i should laugh, cry, or just fall over dead right now. how can you possible write that much music? is it mostly just crap with some good stuff thrown in there or is it all well composed original stuff?

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DrommerOmDod
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:48 pm 
 

Farr wrote:
dude i'm not sure whether i should laugh, cry, or just fall over dead right now. how can you possible write that much music? is it mostly just crap with some good stuff thrown in there or is it all well composed original stuff?


Close, it's mostly crap with some shit thrown in there.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:48 pm 
 

Farr wrote:
dude i'm not sure whether i should laugh, cry, or just fall over dead right now. how can you possible write that much music? is it mostly just crap with some good stuff thrown in there or is it all well composed original stuff?

The demo I have of Zarach 'Baal' Thorogood is really shitty. Raw black metal with absolutely no redeeming quality.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:10 pm 
 

Crick wrote:

EDIT: Total for Venom is 72 different releases.

well, almost anything from Venom between ''Black Metal'' and ''Resurrection'' are the same album with different cover art and name.... I mean the songs are the same everywhere! so i'm not sure they're really 72 LOL
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:21 pm 
 

PsyMoN_MDA wrote:
I look at Motorhead or Venom... Man, 3-5 "Best of" per year, what's the point...


That's what happens when you have no control over your back catalog. Look at home many of those "best of" releases have the same or similar song lists.

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BardInTheForest
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:25 pm 
 

I imagine Senmuth has the most number of full-length albums (not counting live, although still maybe) period, and if not period then at least per year.

If he keeps it up he'll be at the top in no time.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:24 pm 
 

BardInTheForest wrote:
I imagine Senmuth has the most number of full-length albums (not counting live, although still maybe) period, and if not period then at least per year.

If he keeps it up he'll be at the top in no time.


Nah, Zaraach releases 'em much quicker, and anyways, Senmuth is not even in the top 10.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:26 pm 
 

thejuicebitch wrote:
BardInTheForest wrote:
I imagine Senmuth has the most number of full-length albums (not counting live, although still maybe) period, and if not period then at least per year.

If he keeps it up he'll be at the top in no time.


Nah, Zaraach releases 'em much quicker, and anyways, Senmuth is not even in the top 10.


The difference is that Zarach is the only artist on here dicking around at that kind of speed. Senmuth releases material at a steady rate, about 10 albums a year. Within a few more years he'll easily surpass the bands up there other than Zarach. He seems to be releasing more albums each year too, though the trend might stop this year.

That, and though it's unrelated, Senmuth's stuff is worth listening to. :D
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PsyMoN_MDA
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:27 pm 
 

oneyoudontknow wrote:
PsyMoN_MDA wrote:
http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=13677 :) Two months into 2009, but the guy is still quiet :)

His releases tend to pop-up by surprise and in a larger number; not one at a time.

Yup, some boxed-set, containing 5 demos. The first 100 come with a bonus VHS - Live In The Basement.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:32 pm 
 

DrommerOmDod wrote:
Close, it's mostly crap with some shit thrown in there.


hahaha ok, well i don't feel so bad now.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:38 pm 
 

PsyMoN_MDA wrote:
oneyoudontknow wrote:
PsyMoN_MDA wrote:
http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=13677 :) Two months into 2009, but the guy is still quiet :)

His releases tend to pop-up by surprise and in a larger number; not one at a time.

Yup, some boxed-set, containing 5 demos. The first 100 come with a bonus VHS - Live In The Basement.


No joke???? :O you must be joking no way would someone be that bad a band they need to record a video playing live in a basement, but if its true it made me laugh. You have to give him credit for really trying and trying to make music i like the way on his myspace its like since 1983 or something and his never been signed and he just never gives up.
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Farr
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:11 pm 
 

that certainly is devotion. haha. if some other bands where that devoted, there's no saying what they could do.

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Buried_Death wrote:
PsyMoN_MDA wrote:
oneyoudontknow wrote:
PsyMoN_MDA wrote:
http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=13677 :) Two months into 2009, but the guy is still quiet :)

His releases tend to pop-up by surprise and in a larger number; not one at a time.

Yup, some boxed-set, containing 5 demos. The first 100 come with a bonus VHS - Live In The Basement.


No joke???? :O you must be joking no way would someone be that bad a band they need to record a video playing live in a basement, but if its true it made me laugh. You have to give him credit for really trying and trying to make music i like the way on his myspace its like since 1983 or something and his never been signed and he just never gives up.

He gives a fuck and somehow this has to be respected...
sick music, though. Also his ambient/ noise stuff ... I have a demo of this.
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oneyoudontknow wrote:
Buried_Death wrote:
PsyMoN_MDA wrote:
oneyoudontknow wrote:
PsyMoN_MDA wrote:
http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=13677 :) Two months into 2009, but the guy is still quiet :)

His releases tend to pop-up by surprise and in a larger number; not one at a time.

Yup, some boxed-set, containing 5 demos. The first 100 come with a bonus VHS - Live In The Basement.


No joke???? :O you must be joking no way would someone be that bad a band they need to record a video playing live in a basement, but if its true it made me laugh. You have to give him credit for really trying and trying to make music i like the way on his myspace its like since 1983 or something and his never been signed and he just never gives up.

He gives a fuck and somehow this has to be respected...
sick music, though. Also his ambient/ noise stuff ... I have a demo of this.


http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuse ... =471266551

I think you can download them allllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll hahaha. so damn many.

the dude has to learn some html and fix up his myspace. someone should help him out with that.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:10 pm 
 

He gives a fuck?
No, that's the whole point. Mertz doesn't give a fuck about his music, and about people's opinions. He does his stuff only for himself...
Indeed, this has to be respected. He will always do what he wants.

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oneyoudontknow
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:15 pm 
 

AurvandiL wrote:
He gives a fuck?
No, that's the whole point. Mertz doesn't give a fuck about his music, and about people's opinions. He does his stuff only for himself...
Indeed, this has to be respected. He will always do what he wants.

I always thought that also the 'I do not give a fuck' attitude existed ... anyway, a unique band.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:26 pm 
 

Haha check out the songs on his myspace and fast-forward to any point in any song, it will still sound exactly the same :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 3:42 am 
 

Buried_Death wrote:
PsyMoN_MDA wrote:
oneyoudontknow wrote:
PsyMoN_MDA wrote:
http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=13677 :) Two months into 2009, but the guy is still quiet :)

His releases tend to pop-up by surprise and in a larger number; not one at a time.

Yup, some boxed-set, containing 5 demos. The first 100 come with a bonus VHS - Live In The Basement.


No joke???? :O you must be joking no way would someone be that bad a band they need to record a video playing live in a basement, but if its true it made me laugh. You have to give him credit for really trying and trying to make music i like the way on his myspace its like since 1983 or something and his never been signed and he just never gives up.


I was joking :)
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:22 am 
 

Farr wrote:
dude i'm not sure whether i should laugh, cry, or just fall over dead right now. how can you possible write that much music? is it mostly just crap with some good stuff thrown in there or is it all well composed original stuff?


Well some bands can be very productive. If a band can get together, come up with plenty of songs, and just write and write, it's possible. Though Zarach is an exception. I've heard of a few decent ZBT demos, but given there's around 80 of them at this point, you really have to dig through and it's probably not worth the time.
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