The wrappers are holographic foil, so right away you know these are ROCKCARDS.
Each pack has a contest entry card, the card also includes an offer for a poster and something else, one is a dollar and the other is three fifty. This art card looks like something that was album art for a band with some kind of devil angle in it.
These were the bands I had heard of and a few that I listened to at the time (and one I still do). Bon Jovi, Poison, Winger, Megadeth, Winger. This pack also has an elder statesman of rock in it, it features Rick Wright of Pink Floyd fame.
These were the bands I had not heard of, but after reading on Wikipedia here is what I know.
- Exodus, have been around since 1985 and last released an album in 2014. They have been have multiple lineups and only have one member who has been on every album.
- The Sisters of Mercy took their name from an cut on Leonard Cohen's first album. They have been around since 1980 and last produced an album in 1990.
- Testament has been around since 1983 and has shared a lead singer with Exodus. They are a thrash metal band from Berkeley, California who are still making albums, with one released in 2016.
- Junkyard formed in Los Angeles in 1987 and is still making music having released an album in 2017 and will be performing tomorrow, December 29, here in Portland.
One thing I like about this set is it is giving me the chance to expand my musical horizons. I will be exploring some new music in the coming months.
No duplicates so far, hopefully I will be able to make a complete set.