Just one year after unleashing their debut album Power And Pain, Whiplash were back with the follow-up Ticket to Mayhem. The band had experienced a few changes in the short interim between both albums, beginning with their drummer Tony Scaglione, who joined Slayer (just briefly). But more important, vocalist/guitarist Tony Portaro and bassist Tony Bono explored a broader range of lyrical subjects, tempos, and arrangements on this second album. This album sounds somewhat cleaner, more mature and has a more professional “produced” sound. Ticket to Mayhem showed that Whiplash possessed both the chops and pedigree to hang in with all the top league thrash bands of the era.
Ticket To Mayhem is available as a limited edition of 1000 individually.