The Metal Files

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Thank You Metal Blade Records!

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For giving me a lifetime of enjoyment from your early selection of albums.

  1. metal massacre 1
  2. bitch – damnation alley
  3. demon flight – s/t
  4. metal massacre 2
  5. warlord – deliver us
  6. savage grace – the dominatress
  7. bitch – be my slave
  8. metal massacre 3
  9. armored saint – s/t ep
  10. obsession – marshall law ep
  11. witchkiller – day of the saxons
  12. metal massacre 4
  13. slayer – show no mercy
  14. pandemonium – heavy metal soldiers
  15. 3rd stage alert – s/t
  16. satan – court in the act
  17. silver mountain – shakin’ brains
  18. trouble – assassin 12″
  19. trouble – s/t
  20. lizzy borden – give ’em the axe ep
  21. metal massacre 5
  22. total destruction (compilation)
  23. warlord – aliens 12″
  24. slayer- haunting the chapel
  25. fates warning – night on brocken
  26. voivod – war and pain
  27. omen – battle cry
  28. hellhammer – apocalyptic raids
  29. warlord – and the cannons of destruction have begun
  30. mad max – rollin’ thunder
  31. dark heart – shadows of the night
  32. thrust – fist held high
  33. celtic frost – morbid tales
  34. attacker – battle at helms deep
  35. sye – turn on the fire
  36. metal massacre 6
  37. slayer – live undead
  38. tyrant – legions of the dead
  39. destruction – sentence of death
  40. slayer – hell awaits
  41. trouble – the skull
  42. hallow’s eve – tales of terror
  43. lizzy borden – love you to pieces
  44. sodom – in the sign of evil
  45. hirax – raging violence
  46. nasty savage – s/t
  47. destruction – infernal overkill
  48. celtic frost – emperor’s return
  49. mark edwards – code of honor
  50. omen – warning of danger
  51. fates warning – the spectre within
  52. pandemonium – hole in the sky
  53. cryptic slaughter – convicted
  54. metal massacre 7
  55. bloodlust – guilty as sin
  56. predator – easy prey
  57. sound barrier – speed of light
  58. juggernaut – baptism under fire
  59. sentinel beast – depths of death
  60. lizzy borden – murderess metal road show
  61. best of metal blade vol 1
  62. cirith ungol – one foot in hell
  63. flotsam and jetsam – doomsday for the deceiver
  64. unknown
  65. unknown
  66. deaf dealer – keeper of the flame
  67. sacrifice – torment in fire
  68. detente – recognize no authority
  69. krank – hideous
  70. hallow’s eve – death and insanity
  71. exxplorer – symphonies of steel
  72. warlord – thy kingdom come
  73. sodom – obsessed by cruelty
  74. destruction – eternal devastation
  75. savage grace – after the fall from grace
  76. hirax – hate, fear and power
  77. speed (compilation)
  78. tyrant – too late to pray
  79. cities – annihilation absolute
  80. heretic – torture knows no boundaries

Man, there are surely some heavy hitters. The ones listed in italics are ones that I never heard and/or owned. Best info I have as to why 64 and 65 were never released was that there were some contract disputes. When I worked as a distrubutor for Metal Blade years ago, I tried finding out what 2 LPs those were, but no one seemed to know, including Brian Slagel. The contract dispute explanation was the only thing they could provide.  At the height of my vinyl collecting I probably had 60/80.   Now I probably have 5 or 6 of them.  Sometimes I wish I had kept them.

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Written by The Metal Files

June 20, 2009 at 8:41 pm

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  1. I have of course heard most, but not all of these. For the ones that you have not heard I would say that Hirax were really weak like thin riffs played fast and the vocals were annoying. Cryptic Slaughter were pure chaotic noise for the time, but not very creative. Dark Heart recently got re-issued. It’s kind of like early Diamond Head so yes I liked it. Never heard Predator, but certainly remember the cheesy cover. I remember hearing that Deaf Dealer album back in 1986 and liking it, but it has been at least twenty years since I last heard that album.

    Mark McKinney

    June 22, 2009 at 2:04 pm

  2. WOW! Talk about a walk through memory lane. I recognize all of these titles, while I’ve actually owned maybe half of them at one point. I remember hearing an interview with AJ Pero on MetalShop (I KNOW you remember that show) when the Cities album came out, where he was talking about how nice it was to be playing music where he had to actually think. I didn’t care for that disc too much, but it had its moments.
    BTW…you’ve inspired me to get out my Lizzy Borden – Murderess Metal Roadshow VHS…yes, VHS tonight and put it in the…gulp…VCR to watch. Cheers!

    moosejuice

    June 24, 2009 at 3:59 pm

  3. Oh yeah…and one of my fave tunes from this era is “Rented Heat” off Krank’s album.

    And Reed St. Mark is one of the most underrated drummers of all time.

    moosejuice

    June 24, 2009 at 4:01 pm

  4. i have the three of the best of metal blade collections on vinyl still sealed

    Keith Moon

    September 11, 2015 at 9:10 pm


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