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RoadRUNNER International VINYL Discography

Roadrunner Records is a major record label that concentrates heavily on metalcore and nu-metal bands (with exceptions981). The label was launched in the Netherlands in 1980 and was originally called "Roadracer Records". Roadrunner's initial business was importing North American metal into Europe. In 1986 Roadrunner opened its US headquarters in New York City and later opened offices in England, Germany, France, Japan and Australia. Early successes included albums from King Diamond (the first Roadrunner artist to enter the Billboard Top 200 albums chart) and Annihilator. The end of the 1980's saw the release of two albums that are now considered classics of their respective genres: Obituary's Slowly We Rot and Sepultura's Beneath The Remains.

All of RoadrunneR's records were manufactured in the Netherlands and from there distributed across all over Europe.


Maarten de Boer: was the vinyl mastering engineer at The Masters, Netherlands. (formerly Holland Cutting Room). In the mid 80's he did all vinyl mastering for Roadrunner Records. In the stamper/matrix you may find his signature "Holland Cutting" hand-etched in the inner (running out grooves) of the vinyl lp's.

Some Roadrunner records have also been issued on the "Music for Nations" record label.

This section contains the complete LP record catalog (work in progress) of Roadrunner records with detailed collector's information

Roadrunner , Roadracer and Restless Gramophone vinyl LP Record Catalog

Band/Performers - Album Title
RR 2374

SEPULTURA - Slave New World

This Extended Play record "Slave New World" by Sepultura, this band covers three songs from others-

Roadracer Records – RO 2406-6

SEPULTURA - Arise 12" Maxi (1992, Netherlands)

This album contains three tracks. The track "Arise" was recorded during the European "Arise" tour on 31st May 1991. The tracks "Inner Self" and "Troops Of Doom" have not been previously released.

SEPULTURA - Under Siege (Regnum Irae) (1991)

RR 2425 6

ANNIHILATOR - Stonewall MLP (1990)

KING DIAMOND - The Dark Sides (1988)

Road Runner RR 9184

MERCYFUL FATE - Return of the Vampire(1992)

is the compilation album of rare demo tracks by Mercyful Fate recorded before their first, official release in 1982. It is released in 1992 by Roadrunner Records RR 9184.

Roadracer Records RO 9328


SEPULTURA - Arise(1991, Holland)

Arise is the fourth studio album by Brazilian thrash metal band Sepultura, released in 1991 through RoadRavce Records. Upon its release, the album received top reviews from heavy metal magazines such as Rock Hard, Kerrang! and Metal Forces.

Shrapnel / RoadrunneR RR 9342

JOEY TAFOLLA - Infra Blue  This is the second studio album by guitarist Joey Tafolla, released in 1991

JOEY TAFOLLA - Infra Blue (1991)

This is the second studio album by guitarist Joey Tafolla, released in 1991

RR 9346

KING DIAMOND - The Eye (1990)

"The Eye" is a concept album by King Diamond released in 1990. It continues to feature a major storyline such as other King Diamond albums, though it is told differently. It is the only King Diamond album to utilize drum programming. 

SEPULTURA - Schizophrenia (1987)

Schizophrenia was the second album by Brazilian thrash metal band Sepultura released in 1987. All songs recorded at J.G. Estudio, Belo Horizonte during August 1987, It is the first album of Sepultura with Andreas Kisser. This album marks a real change for the band as it shows they can write more elaborated material than the raw Death Metal of their debut.

RO 9405

ATROPHY - Violent by Nature

RO 9471

PRINCESS PANG - Self-titled

RR 9301
Roadrunner RR 9301

CRIMSON GLORY - Strange and Beautiful (1991)

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. 


NEAT RO 9403
CRONOS - Dancing in the Fire

CRONOS - Dancing in the Fire (1990)

Roadracer RO 9429
DRI - Thrash Zone

D.R.I. - Thrash Zone (1990)

RoadRacer RO 9431 1

SACRED REICH - Alive At The Dynamo OIS(1989)

is an EP from Sacred Reich, a thrash metal band from Arizona, United States. It was recorded at the Dynamo Open Air Festival in Eindhoven, Holland, in May 1989.

RR 9454
LIZZY BORDEN - Master of Disguise

LIZZY BORDEN - Master of Disguise (1989, Holland)

"Master of Disguise" by the American "Lizzy Borden" is the fourth full-length studio album by "Lizzy Borden". Released in the USA by Metal Blade Records (a sub-company of Roadrunner Records) and in Europe by Roadrunner Records

KING DIAMOND - Conspiracy (1989 )

RR 9488

ANNIHILATOR - Alice in Hell

RR 9494
ADOLESCENTS - Balboa Fun Zone

ADOLESCENTS - Balboa Fun Zone (1988)

Metal Blade Records RR 9495 1

DR KNOW - Wreckage in Flesh (1988, Netherlands)

"Wreckage in Flesh" was recorded by the American Punk, Thrash Metal band: "Dr. Know" during June-August 1988 at "Pacific Sound, California" by sound engineer "Scott Campbell". For the recording of this album, Campbell was assisted by "Bill Metoyer". Eddy Schreyer at "Capitol Records" took care of the mastering. The album packaging, artwork and photographs were done by Alison 'Mouse' Brown, Eric Gottesman and Wendy Kramer.

RR 9498

VARIOUS - Stars on Thrash Roadrunner compilation (1988)

SCHOOL OF VIOLENCE - We the People (1988)

RR 9508 1

CRIMSON GLORY - Transcedence (1988)

RoadRacer Records RO 9511 1

SEPULTURA - Beneath the Remains (1989)

The album "Beneath the Remains" is the third studio album and major label debut by Brazilian thrash metal band Sepultura, released on April 7, 1989. It was recorded during the second half of December 1988 at Nas Nuvens Studio in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

RR 9512

SACRED REICH - Surf for Nicaragua (1988)

"Surf Nicarague" by the American Thrash Metal band "Sacred Reich" is an EP (Extended Play) record. It contains six tracks, including a cover of the "Black Sabbath" song "War Pigs" and two live tracks.

RR 9518

ATROPHY - Socialized Hate

RR 9519

PESTILENCE - Malleus Maleficarum (1988)

This is promotional album and the Roadrunner release is very rare and valuable

RR 9523
Acrophet - Corrupt Minds

ACROPHET - Corrupt Minds

"Corrupt Minds" by the American hardcore thrash metal band "Acrophet" is their first official album. It was released in 1988, it was produced by "Eric Greif" with "Alan Pangelinan" as sound engineer. The album cover art was designed by "Lisa Meijer" and "Steve Martinez".

RR 9529


MARTY FRIEDMAN - Dragon's Kiss (1988)

"Dragon's Kiss" is the first studio album by guitarist Marty Friedman, released in 1988 through Shrapnel Records. After parting ways with Jason Becker and Cacophony, Freidman composed his solo debut with the help of producer Mike Varney, as well as having some help from his former bandmate, Becker. Later, in his search to replace guitarist Jeff Young, Megadeth's Dave Mustaine, initially rejecting Friedman based upon his "flashy" image, accepted Friedman after listening to the album. Afterwards, he would seek greater fame with best-selling albums like "Rust In Peace", "Countdown To Extinction" and "Youthanasia", producing some of their best-known hits like Holy Wars...The Punishment Due and Symphony Of Destruction.

RR 9533 1

HADES - If at first you don't succeed (1988)

Metal Blade Records RR 9534
HERETIC - Breaking Point

HERETIC - Breaking Point (1988)

"Breaking Point" is the first official full-length album released by the American Power/Speed/Thrash Metal band "Heretic". This album was produced by Bill Metoyer and Kurt Vanderhoof. Sound engineers have been Brian Carlstrom, Ken Paulakovich, Leon Johnson, Scott Campbell. In Europe the album was released under the "RoadrunneR/Metal Blade Records" record label.

RR 9538
D.R.I - Four of a Kind

D.R.I - Four of a Kind

RR 9549
Flotsam and Jetsam No placce for disgrace

FLOTSAM & JETSAM - No place for disgrace

"No Place for Disgrace" is the second album by Flotsam and Jetsam. It was recorded between December 1987 and February 1988 and released in 1988

"Flotsam and Jetsam" originally started in 1981 as "Paradox", in 1983 "Paradox" transformed into "Dredlox". Around 1983-1984 "Dredlox" evolved into "Dohz" and at the end of 1984 or early 1985 the band became "Flotsam and Jetsam". Band-member remaining together during this period are Edward Carlson, Eric A.K. and Kelly David-Smith.

KING DIAMOND - Them (1988)

This album "KING DIAMOND THEM" is s the third album recorded by the Danish Heavy Metal / Thrash Metal singer: "King Diamond" (ex Mercyful Fate)

RR 9553

Mucky Pop - Can't You Take a Joke

RR 9554

Gothic Slam - Killer Instinct

Neat Records – RR 9556

WARFARE - A Conflict of Hatred (1988, Netherlands)

On this album "Mantas" from the "VENOM" band is guest musician.

RR 9558 -

FATES WARNING - No Exit (1988, Holland)

NASTY SAVAGE - Abstract Reality (1987, Holland)

"Nasty Savage" was a thrash metal band originating from Florida, USA. The band rose to popularity primarily due to lead vocalist "Nasty" Ronnie Galetti's over-the-top stage show performances. After releasing four albums between 1983 and 1989 they broke up.

PARADOX - Product of Imagination (1987, Holland)

Paradox is a German (aka Teutonic) Speed/Thrash Metal which was formed in mid-1980s. During the 1980s they released two full length albums "Product of Imagination" and "Heresy".

"Product of Imagination" is the first full length album released by the German Speed/Thrash Metal band Paradox. It was recorded at the Karo Musikstudio and "Kalle Trapp" was responsible for the Production and the Sound mix. Joe Petagno (known for his artwork for Motorhead albums) has taken care of the album cover's artwork.

RR 9595

D.R.I - Dirty Rotten

RR 9572

TOXIK - World Circus

RR 9574

Slayer - Live Undead

Metal Blade Records RR 9574

SLAYER - Live Undead (AXE)  Slayer recorded this album by playing live to a small audience in a studio as the venue.


SLAYER - Live Undead (AXE) (1987)

Collectors note: this release of "Live Undead" has the Metal Blade logo with a blooded Axe. Other release of this album have the Metal Blade logo with a red guitar.

Slayer recorded this album by playing live to a small audience in a studio as the venue.

RR 9578

SACRED REICH - Ignorance

RR 9583 (Metal Blade Records)

HALLOW'S EVE - Monument

"Monument" is the 3rd official full-length album by the American Thrash Metal band "Hallows Eve". The album was produced by "Donal Jones" and "Hallows Eve", it was recorded at Studio One in Atlanta. Ioannis Vassilopoulos and Lew Bryant have been responsible for the album cover design and illustrations, while Mick Rock took care of the photography.

RR 9587

ZNOWHIte - Act of God

RR 9589

GREAT KAT; THE - Worship Me or Die

RR 9591


RR 9592

LIZZY BORDEN - Visual Lies Picture Disc (PD, 1987, Netherlands)

This is the "Picture Disc" edition of the Lizzy Borden album with the same name.

PARADOX - Product of Imagination

RR 9595
Sacrifice Forward to Termination 12" vinyl LP

SACRIFICE - Forward to Termination

RR 9597
CARNIVORE - Retaliation

CARNIVORE - Retaliation (1987)

"Retaliation" by the American Speed/Thrash Metal band "Carnivore" is their second and final album. It was produced by Alex Perialas, recorded at Systems Two Brooklyn, and Pyramid Sound.

RR 9598
Hades - Resisting Success

HADES - Resisting Success (1987)

RR 9601

RACER X - Second Heat (1987)

"Second Heat" is the Racer X's second studio record, and introduced two new members to the band lineup, Bruce Bouillet and Scott Travis.

RR 9603
MERCYFUL FATE - The Beginning

MERCYFUL FATE - The Beginning

This album is the definitive collector's addition to the Mercyful Fate Catalogue featuring the band's official pre-Melissa recordings - The legendary Rave-On sessions (Fully re-mastered) - The BBC "Friday Rock Show" sessions + Bonus track "Black Masses" from the "Melissa" sessions, never released before on LP.


Metal Blade RR 9607

CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER - Money Talks (1987)

RoadrunneR RR 9609

Infernäl Mäjesty - None Shall Defy (1987; Netherlands)
RR 9611

KICK AXE- Rock The World (1986)

NEAT RR 9615
ARTILLERY - Terror Squad

ARTILLERY - Terror Squad (1985)

RR 9617

OMEN - Nightmares (1987)

Another god given present of the American Power Metal of the Eighties is the third album "The Curse" (1986) by OMEN. Bandhead Kenny Powell formerly had played with SAVAGE GRACE, which also can be filed under "absolute cult". Most outstanding feature of OMEN, besides Powell's intricate guitar-play, definitively is the heroic deep vocals of J.D. Kimball, booze-destroyer extraordinaire.

RR 9618

ANVIL - Strength of Steel

Strength of Steel is the fourth studio album by Canadian heavy metal band Anvil.

RR 9620

D.R.I - Crossover

Metal Blade Records – RR 9621

LIZZY BORDEN - Terror Rising (1987, Netherlands)

"Terror Rising" by "Lizzy Borden" is the EP (Extended Play) record released in 1984 on the "Metal Blade" record label. On this EP, "Lizzy Borden" performs two covers. One track covers the song "White Rabbit" originally from "Jefferson Airplane" and the second cover track is "Don't Touch me There" originally from "The Tubes". This track has "Betsy Weiss" (credited as "Betsy") perform the duet with Lizzy Borden,

RR 9622
King Diamond - Abigail

KING DIAMOND - Abigail (1987)

Abigail is the second album of King Diamond and is the band's first album to be centred on a story told throughout each of the songs. It was released in 1987 on Roadrunner Records. 

RR 9624

VA VARIOUS ARTISTS - Teutonic Invasion Part One(1987)

This album contains many early demo tracks (which were not previously released) from bands like Crows, Morgan Le Fay, Minotaur, Paradox, Poison, Violent Force, Warnyng and Xandril.

RR 9625

LIEGE LORD - Burn to my Touch

Bitch The Bitch is Back

BITCH - The Bitch is Back (1987)

Metal Blade Records RR 9630

NASTY SAVAGE - Indulgence (1987)

Indulgence is the second full length album of the Death metal band "Nasty Savage"

Special Guests on XXX Daughters of Darkness Lock & Kuna

RR 9632
M.A.R.S - Project Driver

M.A.R.S - Project Driver (1986)

RR 9637

WARLORD - Thy Kingdom Come (1987)

VENOM - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik 2LP (1986)

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik is the live album released by English heavy metal band Venom in 1986. It contains partial recordings of two different concerts with two different setlists. The first disc contains a show recorded at Hammersmith Odeon in London on 8 October 1985 and the second disc recorded at The Ritz in New York City on 4 and 5 April 1986.

RoadRunner Records RR 9655

CRIMSON GLORY - Crimson Glory (Self-Titled) (1986)

Metal Blade Records – RR 9656

Price 34.95€

CITIES - Annihilation Absolute(1986, Netherlands)

"Annihilation Absolute" has been recorded 3 July until 4 September 1986 at Systems Two, Brooklyn, N.Y. and is the last full-length record by the American Metal band: CITIES.

RR 9666

MAD MAX - Night of Passion (1987)

RoadrunnR RR 9667

RAILWAY - Climax (1987)

GIRLSCHOOL - Nightmare at Maple Cross (1986)

RR 9672

album has been recently added to the catalogueRAVAGE - Wrecking Ball (1986, Netherlands)

"Wrecking Ball" is the one and only album released by the Chicago Heavy Metal band "Ravage". It has been recorded and released in 1986. It has been recorded, mixed and mastered in the Fantasy Studios, Pierce Arrow Recorder, Solid Sound Studio. Album cover artwork was done by Guy Aitchison.

HEXX - Under the Spell

RR 9674
Krank - Hideous

Krank - Hideous (1986)

RR 9676 (Metal Blade Records)

HALLOW'S EVE - Death & Insanity

JUGGERNAUT - Baptism Under Fire (1986)

Metal Blade Records / RoadRunner RR 9683

"Doomsday For The Deceivers" is the debut album by Flotsam and Jetsam. It was released on 4 July 1986. This is the only album by Flotsam and Jetsam with Jason Newsted before his departure for Metallica. Most lyrics were written by Newsted.

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM ‎Doomsday For The Deceiver (1986)

"Doomsday For The Deceivers" is the debut album by Flotsam and Jetsam. It was released on 4 July 1986. This is the only album by Flotsam and Jetsam with Jason Newsted before his departure for Metallica. Most lyrics were written by Newsted.


RR 9687

CYCLONE - Brutal Destruction

RR 9689

CHASTAIN - Ruler of the Wasteland (1986)

RR 9690


AARONSROD - Illusions Kill (1986, Netherlands)

This album "Illusions Kill" by "Aaronsrod" has been produced by "Rick Asher Keefer" and released in 1986. It has been recorded at the "Sea West Studios" during 1985. The album cover was designed/drawn by "Frank Jensen" and the photos on the back cover were done by "Eddee Louie".

RR 9692
DISCHARGE - Grave New World

DISCHARGE - Grave New World (1985)

RR 9695

DETENTE - Recognize No Authority

DETENTE - Recognize No Authority (1986)

RR 9699

ATTILA - Rolling Thunder (1986)

"Attila" is a Heavy Metal band from New York City and not to be confused with the Death/Metalcore band with the same name from Georgia

EXORCIST - Nightmare Theatre (1986)

RR 9702

Lizzy Borden - The Murderess Metal Road Show Double LP FOC Gatefold


LIZZY BORDEN - The Murderess Metal Road Show Double LP FOC Gatefold (1986)

DESTRUCTOR - Maximum Destruction (1986)

RR 9710
EXCITER -- Heavy Metal Maniac

EXCITER - Heavy Metal Maniac (1986)

BLAST - The Power of Expression (1986)

"The Power of Expression" is the first full length album released by the Californian hardcore punk band: Bl'ast

RR 9717
Metallica - Master of the Puppets
RR 9721

KING DIAMOND - Fatal Portrait (1985)

RR 9725

S.O.D. - Speak English or Die

RR 9729

ANTHEM - S/T Self-Titled (1986)

RR 9732

RAZOR - Evil Invaders

RR 9734
Vicious Rumors - Soldiers of the Night

VICIOUS RUMOURS - Soldiers of the Night (1985)

RR 9737

FATES WARNING ‎– The Spectre Within

"The Spectre Within" is the second studio album by progressive metal band "Fates Warning"

RR 9738

OMEN - Warning of Danger (1985, Netherlands)

"Warning of Danger" is the second full length album by the American Heavy Metal band: "Omen". It has been recorded at the Eldorado Studios and Track Record Studio. Bill Metoyer has been taking care of the recording , while production was managed by "Brian Slagel" and Omen. Eddy Schreyer was the mastering engineer, mastering it at Eldorado Studio, Los Angeles.

RR 9739

CHROME MOLLY - You Can't Have it All NWOBHM (1985, Netherlands)

This album "You can't Have it all" by "Chrome Molly" is their first official full-length album and has been produced by "Ray Neave" and "Andy Paul" , released in 1985. The album cover was designed/drawn by "Nick Waters" and "Gill Fisher" while the photos on the cover were done by "Paul Hart" and "Gary Wedekind".

RR 9740

AVALANCHE - Pray for the Sinner (1985, Netherlands)

Avalanche is a three-men band from Kansas City, Missouri. This American Heavy Metal band was active from 1985 until 1988 and has released one full-length album called "Pray for the Sinner".

RR 9742
Chastain - Mystery of Illusion

CHASTAIN - Mystery of Illusion (1985)

RR 9744

BLOODLUST - Guilty as Sin (1986)

"Guilty as Sin" is the first and only full-length album by this American Speed Metal band.

Collector notes:
Guy Lord Mattaliano for most of his career (1984-Present) he has performed with the Heavy Metal band: Bloodlust. Other bands he has sung in, are: Lord, Onexhell, Rapture, Rock Hard, Warlock.

During the 1980's, Sandy K. Vasquez has played bass with the Heavy Metal band Bloodlust. In the 21st century he performs with Primal and Ruthless.

In 1988 Guy Lord and Anthony Romero joined together to form the LORD band.

RR 9750

ATTACKER - Battle At Helms Deep (1985, Holland)

"Battle At Helms Deep" is "Attacker's" first (debut) album. This is the version with the original album cover art with the "Green Monster" by Attacker, Steven Carr, and Ken Pontac. Later issues of this album have an album cover with a brownish monster over an open fire (which was most likely the very first album cover design)

RR 9752

NASTY SAVAGE - Nasty Savage S/T Self-Titled

NASTY SAVAGE - Nasty Savage S/T Self-Titled (1985)

Nasty Savage was a thrash metal band originating from Brandon Florida, USA. The band rose to popularity primarily due to lead vocalist "Nasty" Ronnie Galetti's over-the-top stage show performances (in early shows Ronnie would smash television sets over his head.) The first album featuring the hit single "XXX" was recorded at Progressive Music in Tampa. These recordings helped get the band signed with heavy metal label Metal Blade Records. After releasing four albums between 1983 and 1989 they broke up. After there had been speculation about a reunion for some time, an album of new material was released in the spring of 2004. Since then, the band has played an occasional live show but has not recorded.

POSSESSED - Seven Churches (1985, Netherland)

"Seven Churches" is Possessed's debut album . The album had a massive impact on heavy metal in general, but also in establishing death metal. Many die-hard fans have dubbed Possessed and Seven Churches as the "granddaddy of death metal", 

Roadrunner RR 9759
AGENT STEEL - Skeptics Apocalypse

AGENT STEEL - Skeptics Apocalypse (1985, Holland)

"Skeptics Apocalypse" is the first official album by the American Speed/Power metal band "Agent Steel", it was recorded "somewhere in Los Angeles" (as it is mentioned on the album cover).

RoadRunneR RR 9760


RAILWAY - Railway II (1985)

Railway II was their 2nd full length album and released in 1970

RR 9762
PILEDRIVER - Metal Inquistion

PILEDRIVER - Metal Inquistion (1985)

RR 9761


HATRIK - The Beast (1985)
RR 9772

HALLOW'S EVE - Tales of Terror

Attic Records / Viper RR 9776
ANVIL - Backwaxed

ANVIL - Backwaxed (1985)

Attic / RoadrunneR RR 9780

LEE AARON - Call of the Wild

LEE AARON - Call of the Wild (1985)

"Call of the Wild" is the third studio album by singer Lee Aaron, released on June 27, 1985 through Attic Records. It reached #86 on the RPM Canadian Albums Chart on August 24, 1985 and held that position for three weeks.

Music For Nations RR 9782

EXCITER - Long Live the Loud (1985)
RR 9786

MEGADETH - Killing is my Business and Business is Good

RR 9787
EXODUS - Bonded by Blood

EXODUS - Bonded by Blood (1985)

RoadrunneR RR 9788

ABATTOIR Vicious Attack(1985)

This album is the first album by this American Speed Metal Band: Abattoir

Music for Nations / RoadRunner RR 9789

ROGUE MALE - First Visit (1985, Netherlands)
Music for Nations RR 9789
Rogue Male - First Visit

ROGUE MALE - First Visit (1985, UK)

RR 9795
Slayer - Hell Awaits

SLAYER - Hell Awaits (1985)

Music For Nations – RR 9796

Q5 - Steel the Light (1985)

"Steel The Light" is the debut album by the American Hard Rock / Heavy Band: Q5.

All band-members of Q5 (except Floyd Rose) have performed in the same bands, like: TKO, Nightshade and Culprit.

Roadrunner RR 9805

44 Magnum – Danger

44 MAGNUMDanger (1984)

44 Magnum (stylized as 44MAGNUM) is a heavy metal /hard rock band from Japan, originally formed in 1977.

RR 9808

RAVEN - Life at the Inferno (1984)

RoadrunneR 9809

EARTHSHAKER - Midnight Flight (1984)

"Midnight Flight" is the third album released by the Japanese Heavy Metal/Hard Rock band "Earthshaker". The album was produced by "Masa Itoh". It was recorded from 3 until 17 July at "The Automatt". Sound engineers are "Ken Kessie" and "Ray Pyle". Album design and artwork was done by "Masatgugu "Max" Takahashi".

RR 9816
44 MAGNUM - Street Rock 'N Roller

44 MAGNUM - Street Rock 'N Roller

RR 9818

OMEN - Battle Cry incl OIS (1984, Holland)

The album: "OMEN - Battle Cry" was produced by: Brian Slagel (Brian Slagel is the founder and CEO of Metal Blade Records. Slagel is known for giving Metallica their first break in 1982, with an appearance on Metal Massacre, a compilation album on Metal Blade, and has since released seminal albums by Slayer, Mercyful Fate, Cannibal Corpse, Fates Warning, Amon Amarth and The Black Dahlia Murder, among others.

RR 9824



MALTESE FALCON - Metal Rush (1984)

RR 9829

BLACKOUT - Evil Game (1984)

This album "BLACK OUT - Evil Game" is the first and only official album released by the Dutch Heavy Metal band Blackout

RR 9830
WITCH CROSS - Fit For Fight

WITCH CROSS - Fit For Fight

THE RODS - Let Them Eat Metal

RR 9835
Mercyful Fate - Don't Break the Oath

MERCYFUL FATE - Don't Break the Oath (1984)

"Mercyful Fate" is an influential Danish First Wave of Black Metal group who are often cited among the influences in the black metal, thrash metal, power metal, and progressive metal genres. They are also credited as a pioneering band of the first wave of black metal.

RR 9842

LEE AARON - Lee Aaron debut + bonus track (1984)

This album "LEE AARON - Lee Aaron debut + bonus track" is the first studio album by singer Lee Aaron, released in 1982 through Freedom Records and reissued as Lee Aaron (not to be confused with her 1987 self-titled album) on May 18, 1984

RR 9845

BATTLEAXE - Power from The Universe (1984)

this is the second full length album by the Battle Axe NWOBHM band

RR 9847

SPARTAN WARRIOR - S/T Self-Titled  This is the 2nd full length album by this band

SPARTAN WARRIOR - S/T Self-Titled (1984)

This is the 2nd full length album by this band

RR 9848

METALLICA - Ride the Lightning

RR 9850



TANK - Honour and Blood (1984)

This album "TANK - Honour and Blood" is the fourth full length album by the NWOBHM band: TANK

RR 9852


RR 9853
Alaska, Bernie Marsden - Heart of the Storm

ALASKA, Bernie Marsden - Heart of the Storm (1984)

"Heart of the Storm" was the first (of the only two) albums released by Bernie Marsden's band: Alaska

RR 9854

HELSTAR - Burning Star (1984, Netherlands)

The album " Burning Star" is the first full length album released by the Texan Speed Metal band: Helstar.

RR 9857
Cloven Hoof

CLOVEN HOOF - Cloven Hoof (Self-Titled) (1983)

RR 9858

EARTHSHAKER - Fugitive (1984)

RR 9861

LEE AARON - Metal Queen (1984)

"Metal Queen" is the second studio album by singer Lee Aaron, released on February 24, 1984 through Attic Records. It reached #69 on the RPM Canadian Albums Chart on April 14, 1984 and held that position for two weeks.

SLAYER - Show No Mercy (1984)

"Show No Mercy" is the debut album by American thrash metal band Slayer, released in December 1983 through Metal Blade Records. Brian Slagel signed the band to Metal Blade after watching the band perform the song "Phantom of the Opera" by Iron Maiden. The band was forced to self-finance their debut album, combining the savings of vocalist Tom Araya, who was employed as a respiratory therapist, and money borrowed from guitarist Kerry King's father.

EXCITER - Violence & Force (1983)

Violent and Force was the 2nd full length album released by the Canadian Thrash metal band: Exciter

RR 9879

THUNDERFIRE - S/T Self-Titled SS Still Sealed

THUNDERFIRE - S/T Self-Titled SS Still Sealed (1983)

Very rare Belgian Heavy Metal

RR 9880

BOW WOW - Hard Dog (1983)

"Hard Dog" is "Bow Wow's" first album produced by Touru Yazawa , who also produced the band Alice. "Hard Dog" sets the future musical direction for "Bow Wow"

RR 9883
TOKYO BLADE - selftitled

TOKYO BLADE - selftitled (1983)

RR 9890

ROX - Violent Breed (SS Still Sealed)

ROX - Violent Breed (SS Still Sealed)

MERCYFUL FATE- Melissa. (1983)

Melissa is the debut album of Danish black metal band Mercyful Fate released in 1983

This album "Mercyful Fate Melissa NL King Diamond" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and artwork/photos


RR 9900
BATTLE-AXE Burn This Town


BATTLE-AXE Burn This Town (1983)
RR 9902
METALLICA - Kill 'Em All

METALLICA - Kill 'Em All (1983)

RR 9907

TANK - This Means War (NWOBHM, 1983, Netherlands)

"This Means War" is the third album by British heavy metal band Tank, released in 1983. On this album, the line-up expanded to a four-piece, with the addition of second guitarist Mick Tucker, former member of the NWOBHM band "White Spirit". Thanks to Tucker's songwriting contributions and to the sound expanded by an extra guitar, the band changed their music in comparison with their previous albums with longer, more melodic compositions, which helped differentiate Tank from Motörhead, the band they were often compared to.[

RO 9501 1

LAST CRACK- Sinister Funkhouse #17

RR 125.481

ATOMKRAFT Queen of Death (1986)

RR 125485

KING DIAMOND - No Presents for Christmas (1985)

"No Presents for Christmas" is the first record released by the King Diamond band and is released on 25 December 1985.

The track is later made available as a bonus track on one of the later re-issues of the "Fatal Portrait" album.

LEE AARON - Barely Holdin' On 12" Maxi
RR 125498
TOKYO BLADE - Madame Guillotine

TOKYO BLADE - Madame Guillotine (1985)

Sword RR 125502
Parasite - self-titled

PARASITE - self-titled

Roadrunner 125 505

WAYSTED - Self-Titled (EP) (1984, Netherlands)

"Waysted" is "Waysted's" second recording and follows up on their debut album "Vices". "Waysted" has been produced by "Leo Lyons" (Leo Lyons is better known as bass-player in the British Rock band: "Ten Years After".) Musicians performing on this album are "Fin Muir - Vocals", "Andy Parker - Drummer", "Neil Shepard - Guitar", "Paul Chapman - Guitar", and "Pete Way - Bass". Before joining "Waysted" in 1984, "Andy Parker" has been drumming with "UFO" from 1969-1983. "Paul Chapman" gained a lot of experience by playing in several bands including "Skid Row", "UFO" and joined Waysted in 1984. "Pete Way" is one of the founding members of "UFO" and after leaving "UFO" in 1982 forms "Waysted" in 1982 together with "Fast Eddie Clarke"


RR 125514
TOKYO BLADE - Midnight Rendez Vous

TOKYO BLADE - Midnight Rendez Vous (1985)

RR 125516
VENOM - Warhead

VENOM - Warhead

RR 125517

EARTHSHAKER - Blondie Girl (1983)

This mini-album "Blondie Girl" by the Japanese Heavy Metal band: "Earthshaker" contains two studio tracks ("Blondie GIrl", "I Need The Woman"= and two live tracks ("Earthshaker", "Marionette").The Live tracks have been recorded 17 August 1983 at Shibuya Koukaido.


WARFARE - Total Death (EP, 1985, Netherlands)

"Total Death" is an EP (Extended Play) record from the NWOBHM Metal band "Warfare". The band-members at the time of the recording include EVO, Falken and Gunner. "Algy Ward" was responsible for the production. It has been recorded at the "Impulse 24 Studio". Keith Nichol was responsible for the sound engineering. Album cover artwork was by Elky-Fritz-Otch-Apple.


RR 125518

METALLICA - Jump in the Fire 12" EP


Restless records discography

Band/Performers - Album Title
Restless LS 9336

Doughboys - Happy Accident (1990)

Restless 72170
HERETIC - Torture Knows No Boundary

HERETIC - Torture Knows No Boundary

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