Erotic and Fantasy Art Album Covers Record Collectors Guide

  This web-page has detailed descriptions and background information on Erotic and Fantasy Art Album Covers. These album covers include photograph artists like Andy Warhol, Boris Vallejo, Julie Bell, Sorayama Hajime and many others.

Label & Catalogno Band/Performers - Album Title Year Country

N 0054

ASGARD - In the Ancient Days (1986, Germany)

Asgard is a Dutch Power/Thrash metal which was originally named "Angel Dust". This is the only one official album: "In the ancient days".

Album cover by: Ken Kelly

  Ken W. Kelly is a fantasy artist. Over his 30-year career, he has focused in particular on paintings in the sword and sorcery and heroic fantasy subgenres. In the 1980s he did the album covers for Manowar, Asgard and Rainbow.

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Asia - Astra

ASIA - Astra ( 1985 The Netherlands )

 Album cover design by Roger Dean

  Roger Dean ( real-name: William Roger Dean ) is an English artwork artist, designer and published who has started illustrating album covers in the late 1960s. Most of his artwork was done for the British Prog Rock bands: Asia , Uriah Heep and Yes .

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ATOMKRAFT - Queen of Death ) 1986 UK United Kingdom )

RCA PL 87009

AUTOGRAPH - That's The Stuff ( 1985 Italy )

The robot woman on the front album cover of Autograph's "That's The Stuff" was clearly influenced by the Female/Women bots by the Japanese Illustrator: Hajime Sorayama .

Autograph is a glam metal band that formed in Los Angeles, USA in 1983.

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The album cover was painted by artist Alberto Vargas, known for his paintings of pin-up girls that appeared in Esquire and Playboy magazines in the 1940s and 1960s.

CARS - Candy -O ( 1979 France )

The album cover was painted by artist Alberto Vargas, known for his paintings of pin-up girls that appeared in Esquire and Playboy magazines in the 1940s and 1960s.

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ELOY - Colours ( 1980 )

Music For Nations RR 9782

EXCITER - Long Live the Loud ( 1985, The Netherlands )

"Long Live the Loud" is the third studio album by the Canadian speed metal band Exciter, released through Music For Nations in 1984 and rereleased through Megaforce Records in march 2005 with the EP Feel the Knife. All songs were written by Dan Beehler, except "Victims of Sacrifice" by Johnson and Beehler.

Album cover art by Alan Craddock

FLOTSAM and JETSAM - No Place for Disgrace

FLOTSAM and JETSAM - No Place for Disgrace

The front cover of the album. "No place for Disgrace" has been designed by Boris Vallejo

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Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax .

On January 11, 1984, BBC Radio 1 disc jockey Mike Read was playing the record on his show when he noticed the front cover design (by Yvonne Gilbert), depicting a man and woman pressed against each other, back to back, with clothed upper bodies but bared buttocks, and including a somewhat salacious quote from the song's lyrics.

Cover design by Yvonne Gilbert

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Hard Rock Heroes Club Edition
Hard Rock Heroes Club Edition ( Germany )
SteamHammer SH 0032

Iron Angel Hellish Crossfire (1985)

Album cover design by Edda & Uwe Karczewski, Hamburg

Uwe Karczewski a German graphics artist known for the 1980's album covers for Heavy Metal bands like: Helloween , Iron Angel.

 


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JUDAS PRIEST - Defenders of the Faith

JUDAS PRIEST - Defenders of the Faith 1984  

Gull records / Line Records LIDLP 5.0004

JUDAS PRIEST - Hero, Hero White Vinyl 2LP ( 1985 )

CBS 26641

JUDAS PRIEST - Turbo ( 1980, England )

Turbo is the 10th studio album by British heavy metal band Judas Priest, recorded in June – November, 1985, at Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas

Noise N0025     Kreator - Endless Pain

KREATOR - Endless Pain ( 1985, Germany )

"Endless Pain" is the debut (first) full-length album released by the Teutonic (German) Thrash Metal band "KREATOR". It was released in October 1985 under "Noise records N 0025". Executive producer was "Karl-Ulrich Walterbach" and production, sound engineering was managed by "Harris Johns". The album cover painting was done by "Phil Lawvere", and the band photo on the back cover by "Fred Baumgart".

METAL MARATHON PART 1 - The Heavy's

Metal Marathon - Hardrock Remix

This album was produced in Switzerland, the album cover art is by Sorayama Hajime

MOLLY HATCHET - S/T Self-Titled

MOLLY HATCHET - S/T Self-Titled

"Molly Hatchet" is the self-titled debut album by American southern rock band Molly Hatchet, released in 1978 (see 1978 in music). The cover is a painting by Frank Frazetta entitled "The Death Dealer". 

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NAZARETH - Expect No Mercy

NAZARETH - Expect No Mercy ( 1977, Italy )

"Expect No Mercy" is the ninth studio album by the Scottish hard rock band Nazareth, released in 1977.

Epic EPC 26404

OZZY OSBOURNE - The Ultimate Sin ( 1986 The Netherlands )

Although not specifically credited it seems that the album cover of Ozzy Osbourne's Ultimate Sin was designed by Boris Vallejo or Julie Bell

RoadrunnR RR 9667

RAILWAY - Climax ( 1987 Netherlands )
Carrere 66081

SAXON - Crusader ( 1984 France )

Oil painting by Paul Gregory

"Crusader" is the sixth album by the NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) band Saxon, it was released in 1984 The album has been produced and engineered by Kevin Beamish who has worked on several albums for Leatherwolf and Saxon during the 1980s.

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SCAVENGER - Battlefields (Belgium, Mausoleum Skull records) ( 1985, Belgium )

This album "SCAVENGER - Battlefields (Belgium, Mausoleum Skull records)" is the only album released by this Belgian Heavy Metal band.

Chrysalis CHR 1665

SEAHAGS - S/T Self-Titled ( 1989, England )
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Shok Paris - Steel and Starlight

SHOK PARIS - Steel and Starlight ( 1987 )

Album cover design by: Eric Apel

TED NUGENT - Penetrator

The cover art is on the Penetrator album is the painting "Dragon Tattoo" by Boris Vallejo.

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This Years Blonde - Who's That Mix Madonna
This Years Blonde - Who's That Mix Madonna ( 1987 France )

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Uriah Heep - Fallen Angel ( 1978 Germany )

The album cover of fallen angel was designed by Chris Achilleos

Uriah Heep - The Magician's Birthday

Uriah Heep - The Magician's Birthday

This album cover was designed by Roger Dean

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Whitesnake - Lovehunter . Lovehunter's lurid cover art featuring a naked white female straddling a large snake was created by famed fantasy artist Chris Achilleos. Reportedly the controversial cover proved troublesome for Achilleos who subsequently refused to do album covers for many years

WHITESNAKE - Lovehunter ( 1979 EEC ) .

Lovehunter's lurid cover art featuring a naked white female straddling a large snake was created by famed fantasy artist Chris Achilleos. Reportedly the controversial cover proved troublesome for Achilleos who subsequently refused to do album covers for many years