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OMEN - Battle Cry INCL OIS 1984 Roadrunner 12" LP ALBUM VINYL


Collectors information & Description: 

"Battle Cry" is the debut album of the American heavy metal band Omen. It was originally released in 1984 by Metal Blade. This is the original 1984 release of the album and includes lyrics insert and large poster.

This album "OMEN - Battle Cry" includes the original custom made inner sleeve (OIS) with album production details, complete lyrics of all songs by and artwork

OMEN - Battle Cry album cover photo
High resolution photos of  OMEN - Battle Cry

Collector's notes ( detailed background information on the persons working on this album)

Album Fact Sheet: OMEN - Battle Cry
Music Genre: Power Metal 
Album Production information:

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. Use this link to access a list of heavy metal albums produced by Brian Slagel during the 1980s

Recorded at: Eldorado Studio, Hollywood

Sound engineers: Scott Singer, Carolyn Collins, Track Record, Los Angeles, Ron Fair

Notes: Carolyn Collins started her sound engineering career with Omen's Battle Cry as one of the first projects in which she participated, in 1985. She also participated in the sound engineering of Slayer's Hell Awaits album.
Ron Fair is a veteran Artists and Repetoir executive, record producer and songwriter. In a career that has spanned over 25 years at major record labels he has produced and arranged hits for several artists, but he is best known as a "guru/mentor", guiding the careers of unknown artists and turning them into superstars. Among the artists he has mentored include Wild Orchid, Christina Aguilera, Prima J, Travis Garland, Brick and Lace, Joanna Drew, Alexander Jessie James, Vanessa Carlton, Ashlee Simpson and the Black Eyed Peas.

Mastered by: Patrick W Engel
Notes: Patrick Engel is a recording engineer and metal musician from Germany. Was working at Rape of Harmonies Studios from 1997 to 2010. Afterward started Temple of Disharmony Studios.

Album Artwork: Vince Gutierrez
Notes: In 1984 Vincent Gutierrez drew the artwork for: 3rd Stage Alert, Omen Battle Cry, Slayer - Haunting the Chapel

Photos: Linda Burdick

Record Company / Catalog number / Label: RoadrunneR RR 9818
Record Format12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  
Year & Country:  1984 Made in Holland

High Quality Photo of Album Front Cover  "OMEN - Battle Cry"

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Album Back Cover  Photo of "OMEN - Battle Cry"


Inner Sleeve   of "OMEN - Battle Cry" Album


Photo of "OMEN - Battle Cry" Album's Inner Sleeve  


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Photo of "OMEN - Battle Cry" 12" LP Record - Side One:


Photo of "OMEN - Battle Cry" 12" LP Record - Side Two:


Note: the above pictures are photos of the actual album and allow you to judge the quality of cover. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash. The quality of these images has been reduced in order to preserve network bandwidth, high quality images of these scans can be made available on request

Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: OMEN - Battle Cry

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • John David Kimball - Vocals (John has also sung in Master, Hammer Damage. )
  • Kenny Powell - Guitars - Guitars (Kenny has also played in Savage Grace, Stepchild, Rapid Fire)
  • Steve Wittig - Drums (Steve has also performed with Savage Grace, Rapid Fire)
  • Jody Henry - Bass

Complete Track-listing of the album "OMEN - Battle Cry"

The detailed tracklist of this record "OMEN - Battle Cry" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Death Rider
  2. The Axeman
  3. Last Rites
  4. Dragon's Breath
  5. Be My Wench
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Battle Cry
  2. Die By The Blade
  3. Prince Of Darkness
  4. Bring Out The Beast
  5. In The Arena

Album's Condition and Grading Details

Strict grading according to the Goldmine Grading for Vinyl records has been applied, this record has been carefully visually inspected to determine the grading.

Vinyl: Near Mint (NM or M-) - A nearly perfect record. A NM- record has more than likely never been played, and the vinyl looks perfectly, with no visible imperfections.

Cover: Very Good Plus (VG+) - LP cover will have slight signs of wear. In general, if not for a couple of minor things wrong with it, this would be Near Mint.

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