Morbid, Gore and Skulls Album Cover artwork

  This section has detailed information and description of gramophone (LP) album covers with morbid artwork.

 

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Label & Catalogno Band/Performers - Album Title Year Country
Melodiya C60 28961 008
Alice Shestoy Lesnichy (Sixth Ranger)
ALICE - Shestoy Lesnichy (Sixth Ranger) ( 1990, Rusland )

Anagram GRAM 007

ANGELIC UPSTARTS - Angel Dust The Collected Highs 1978-1983 ( 1983, France )

This is a compilation album of songs which span the six year career

ANIALATOR - Self-titled Red vinyl

  Self-titled debut album of Anialator pressed on Red vinyl. Side 1 with 3 studio tracks and Side 2 with two live tracks Includes original insert leaflet with lyrics of all songs perfomed by Anialator  

Cannibal Corpse - Butchered at Birth

Cannibal Corpse - Butchered at Birth CD

"Butchered at Death" was the "Cannibal Corpse's" second album, and was quickly banned in Germany until June 2006. The very grotesque cover art featured a slaughtered mother-to-be being cut up by a zombie, with her baby apparently about to be slaughtered by another zombie

Kreation Records

COFFINS - Mortuary in Darkness

COFFINS - Mortuary in Darkness
Cradle of Filth - The Principle Evil Made Flesh Cradle of Filth - The Principle Evil Made Flesh CD
Roadrunner RR 9301
Crimson Glory - Strange and Beautiful

Crimson Glory - Strange and Beautiful ( 1991 , Holland ).

In an era of sound- and look-alike metal bands, Crimson Glory they wore full-face metallic silver masks on-stage (as well as for all photo shoots and public appearances). The mystically-named vocalist Midnight was the exception to this, as his mask left his mouth uncovered.

PROFILE FILER 274
 

CRO-MAGS Best Wishes ( 1989, England )

Cro-Mags are a hardcore punk turned crossover thrash band from New York City. The band, which had a strong cult following, released many records, their first two considered the most influential. They were among the first bands to fuse hardcore punk with thrash metal and were associated with the birth of a tougher attitude within the hardcore scene in the late 1980s. They were also one of the first hardcore punk bands associated with the Hare Krishna movement.

Moonfag (aka Moonfog) MOON008
Darkthrone - Thulcandra the legendary demo 1989 handnumber (527/666)

DARKTHRONE - Thulcandra the legendary demo 1989 handnumber (527/666) ( 1989, Norway )

Darkthrone: Thulcandra Extremely rare 7" ep released on Moonfag Rec., limited to 666 copies this is handnumbered copy #527

Under One Flag FLAG 14
Death Angel - Ultra Violence . "The Ultra-Violence" is the first album by the band Death Angel, released in 1987.

Death Angel - Ultra Violence ( 1987, England )

"Ultraviolence" is the first album by the band Death Angel, released in 1987.

DEEP PURPLE - DEEP PURPLE Mk I (self-titled) Gatefold DEEP PURPLE - DEEP PURPLE Mk I (self-titled) Gatefold
Waverick 9362-48350
Deftones - S/T self-titled
DEFTONES - S/T self-titled ( 2003, USA )
Roadrunner RR 9700
Exorcist - Nightmare Theatre
EXORCIST - Nightmare Theatre ( 1986, Holland )

Rough Justice JUST 6

Exploited - Death Before Dishonour

EXPLOITED - Death Before Dishonour ( 1987, England )

"Death Before Dishonour" is the fifth studio album by the Scottish punk rock band The Exploited. It was released on April 15, 1987 through Rough Justice Records. With this release, The Exploited moved to a more crossover thrash direction.

12 KORE 102

EXPLOITED - Jesus is Dead ( 1986, UK United Kingdom )

"Jesus Is Dead" is this is first studio EP released by the British Punk band "Exploited" in 1986

Rondelet Music & Records ROUND 13

THE FITS - Think For Yourself Burial / Straps 7" PS Single ( 1982, Gt Britain )

 

 

Noise N 007

Grave Digger - Heavy Metal Breakdown . Heavy Metal Breakdown is the first (debut) Studio album by the German heavy metal band Grave Digger.

GRAVE DIGGER - Heavy Metal Breakdown ( Germany )

Heavy Metal Breakdown is the first (debut) Studio album by the German heavy metal band Grave Digger.

Noise International N 0037  
KREATOR - Pleasure to Kill ( 1986, Germany )  
Black Dragon BD 023
MACE - The Evil in Good

 

MACE - The Evil in Good ( 1987, France ) 1987France

"The Evil in Good" is the second and final (last) full-length album, released by the American Crossover/Thrash Metal band "Mace".

ThingaMajigger
MAROON - The Cold Heart of the Sun
MAROON - The Cold Heart of the Sun
SBK Records 12SBK 4
Megadeth - No More Mr Nice Guy

MEGADETH - No More Mr Nice Guy ( 1989, USA )

"No More MR Nice Guy is the Sound-track of the motion picture/movie SHOCKER , directed by WES CRAVEN

AAARRG ARG 23/034
MEKONG DELTA - Dances of Death (& Other Walking Shadows)

MEKONG DELTA - Dances of Death (& Other Walking Shadows) ( 1992, Germany )

  "Dances Of Death" is 1990 released album by the German Speed/Thrash Metal band "Mekong Delta"

EPIC E 44447
Meliah Rage - Kill to Survive

MELIAH RAGE - Kill to Survive ( 1988, USA )

  Kill to Survive was the first / debut record by the American Thrash metal band: "Meliah Rage"

Vertigo METAL 212 & 870 614
Metallica - Harvester of Sorrow
METALLICA - Harvester of Sorrow ( 1988, Metallica )
Concept CC-0021
METAL MADNESS 2LP FOC
METAL MADNESS 2LP FOC ( Australia )

All The Madmen Records MAD 6 / XNTRIX Music 1983

THE MOB - The Mirror Breaks / Stay / incl lyrics sheet Mad 6 7" PS Single ( 1983 )

"The Mob" were an anarcho-punk band originally from Yeovil, Somerset, England during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Earache – 7 MOSH 46

NAPALM DEATH - Mass Appeal Madness 7" ( 1991, United Kingdom )

This is the 7" Single and is dedicated to the memory of Roger Patterson, a member of the death metal band Atheist who died in 1991

Dino Music 120
Power of Metal Hammer

Various Artists - Power of Metal Hammer ( 1986, Switzerland )

"The Power of Metal Hammer" is a double LP compilation album with the best of Eurpean and American Thrash and Heavy Metal of the 80s

GEM GEMLP 108

SAMSON - Head On original 1980 NWOBHM GEM ( 1980, England )

"Head On" is the second album by British heavy metal band Samson. It was released in 1980. The cover art features the band's masked drummer, Thunderstick. This is the first album with future Iron Maiden-frontman Bruce Dickinson on vocal duties,

 

 

Steamhammer SH 0069

SATAN - Suspended Sentence ( 1987, Germany )

SATAN a British NWOBHM band formed in 1979 at Newcastle Upon Tyre. During their career the SATAN band has occasionally used a different band-name: Satan 1977-1988 and 1999-Today, Blind Fury 1984-1985, Pariah 1988-1989.

Black Dragon Records BD 012

SAVAGE GRACE - After The Fall From Grace ( 1986, France )


The title of the album has been printed in embossed gold lettering

CRIME Records CR 002

 

SCHIZO - Main Frame Collapse 1st pressing (1989, Italy)

"Main Frame Collapse" is the first official full-length album by the Italian Death/Thrash Metal band "Schizo". It has been released in 1989 as a limited edition of 3000 copies. This limited edition can be recognized by it's "matte" album cover, the tracklisting is as one section on the left side of the album cover, the photo of the brain is placed on the upper half of the back cover.

Metal Blade RR 9502
School of Violence - We the People

School of Violence - We the People ( 1988, The Netherlands )

  "We The People" is the only album ever released by the "School of Violence" band

Illuminated Records ILLL 112
Sex-Gang Children - Beasts

Sex-Gang Children - Beasts ( 1982, England )

The "Sex Gang Children" were originally called "Panic Button". The name "Sex Gang Children" was taken from a William Burroughs novel by Malcolm McLaren as a possible name for the band that became Bow Wow Wow and was one of the names that Boy George went through before choosing "Culture Club". SGC vocalist Andi Sexgang tried to persuade George to use the name, but when Culture Club drummer Jon Moss passed on the idea, Andi decided that the name should not go to waste.

Warner Bros Abstract Recordings
Slayer - Christ Illusion Red Vinyl . Christ Illusion includes the Grammy Award-winning songs "Eyes of the Insane" and "Final Six", and is the band's first studio album to feature original drummer Dave Lombardo since 1990's Seasons in the Abyss.

SLAYER - Christ Illusion Red Vinyl ( 2006, USA )

"Christ Illusion" includes the Grammy Award-winning songs "Eyes of the Insane" and "Final Six", and is the band's first studio album to feature original drummer Dave Lombardo since 1990's Seasons in the Abyss.

SLAYER - South of Heaven

"South of Heaven" is the fourth studio album by American thrash metal band Slayer. Released on July 5, 1988, the album was the band's second collaboration with record producer Rick Rubin, whose production skills on Slayer's previous album Reign in Blood had helped the band's sound evolve.

Sodom - Agent Orange Testpressing

SODOM - Agent Orange

"Agent Orange" is Sodom's last album with guitarist Frank Blackfire. It was the first thrash metal album to enter the German album charts.

Sonne Hagal - Tarja SONNE HAGAL - Tarja
Takashi - Kamikaze Killers

TAKASHI - Kamikaze Killers

"Kamikaze Killers" was the first album released by the Heavy Metal band: Takashi

Beat-The-System!! Light Beat Records BTS LP1

UPROAR - And The Lord Said Let There be Uproar

UPROAR - And The Lord Said Let There be Uproar ( 1983, UK ) 1983

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WB (K) 56 701
ZZ Top - Degüello

ZZ Top - Degüello ( 1979, EEC )

"Degüello" means "no quarter" (as in "no surrender to be given or accepted--a fight to the death") in Spanish and was the title of a Moorish-origin bugle call used by Mexican forces at the Battle of the Alamo, Texas, in 1836.