There are a lot of pirates copy, or counterfeit copy, of the officials issue. There are not listed in the bootleg vinyls index because there are not collectable like the “true” boots and definitive there aren’t boots! There are simply a pirate copy of the official issue, made for sell it like an official record…, but isn’t.
So, for me, there are not official and not bootleg.
Look at Hector website www.metallipromo.com for the complete description of each counterfeit copy of each vinyl and cd. The pics on this page are take from Hector site or by myself, except ‘Seek and destroy’ take from Samuel site.
In this page I have showed the more famous counterfeit vinyl and some strange vinyl…, that are not officials, but also not boots…, for me are just fake! (but everyone can have a different idea about that!)
Music for nations (fake), England (fake), unknown year, fake red test press copy
Counterfeit test press of the red jump in the fire edition, with hand written "test press" labels, probably made in Germany 1992
The red vinyl is too dark instead the original red issue
Fake copy matrix missing the word "timtom"
Ride the lightning
Bernett (fake) green picture disc, with ‘Promotional copy’ write on back
Ride the lightning
Bernett (fake), France 2005, pirate copy on coloured vinyl
First appeared in feb 2005, available on clear, clear w/ blue streaks, clear w/ green streaks or pink vinyl;
in october dark blue and dark green vinyl copies appeared
Elektra (fake), Glow in the dark counterfeit copy
bootleg version came from Germany in the early ‘90, most copies do not have a
the vinyl is available on green/marble or blue/marble colour.
Clear vinyl, fake testpress, home made
Appeared on ebay as testpress of the ‘Jump in the fire’ picture disc, it’s an home made clear vinyl
without label with the song ‘Seek and destroy’ on both side.
New electric way/music for nations (fake), 1992, counterfeit copy of the original issue (1986)
Label has reads "MUSICDISC" (fake) not "MUSIDISC" (original)
Fake copy matrix: MIL - 11575 - A / MIL - 11575 – B
Original issue matrix: MPO - MU - 11575 - A / MPO - MU - 11575 – B
...and justice for all
Metallipromo, 12", unnumbered bootleg copy
No number and bootleg copies have the matrix number roughly scratched into the vinyl
Some copies have also plain white label
Phonogram/vertigo (fake), 12” UK promo counterfeit copy
Original on the back, fake on front
Counterfeit copies have the matrix number roughly scratched into the vinyl
The fake front cover design its more cut instead the original, and the metallica logo go out of the front cover border (in the fake copy)
Double promo picture disc, unknown company, made in 200 promotional copies for the album Load
A strange item. Double picture disc with the sides B miss pressed (or better: voluntary miss pressed): disc 1 with the front of ‘No remorse picture disc’ on it,
and disc 2 with the front cover of the ‘Cannibal corpse’ album ’15 year killing spree. Sure a bootleg…, also not so bad…, pity that
was made for a fake promotion to the ‘Load’ album.
Vertigo (fake), Japan (fake), 1998, a fake Japan promo picture disc for the ‘Black album’
This picture disc goes a lot of time on ebay…, also for a lot of money!
Definitive it’s a bootleg, or better: a fake Japan promo picture disc made probably in Germany