|Ticket to Mayhem|
|Studio album by|
|Released||October 17, 1987|
|Recorded|| Morrisound Recording,|
Tampa, Florida, USA
|Genre||Thrash metal, speed metal|
Ticket to Mayhem is the second studio album from New Jersey thrash metal band, Whiplash.It was released on Roadrunner Records in October 1987 and follows 1986's Power and Pain . In 1989, the band released a follow-up album, Insult to Injury .
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The opening and closing tracks, both called "Perpetual Warfare", are simply sound effects of guns, explosions, and fighter planes.
In 1998, Displeased Records rereleased Ticket to Mayhem and Power and Pain together on one CD.
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All songs written by Tony Portaro, except where noted.
|2.||"Walk the Plank" (Portaro, Joe Cangelosi)||4:23|
|3.||"Last Nail in the Coffin" (Portaro, Tony Bono)||4:30|
|4.||"Drowning in Torment" (Portaro, Cangelosi)||3:48|
|5.||"The Burning of Atlanta"||4:51|
|6.||"Eternal Eyes (Last Nail in the Coffin Part 2)" (Portaro, Bono)||3:20|
|8.||"Spiral of Violence"||5:44|
|9.||"Respect the Dead"||3:09|
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