WRATHCHILD - Stackheel Strutt 12" EP Vinyl

- Red Coloured Vinyl

"Wrathchild: Stackheel Strutt" struts onto the scene with the 12" EP Vinyl, an iconic release pressed on red-colored vinyl. This EP stands as a testament to Wrathchild's Hard Rock and Hair Metal prowess. Hailing from Evesham, England, the band formed in 1980 and left an indelible mark on the glam-infused rock scene. Each groove on this EP immerses enthusiasts in the energetic and flamboyant sound that defines Wrathchild's contribution to the vibrant era of Hard Rock and Hair Metal in the early '80s.


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"Stackheel Strutt" Album Description:

For fans of 80s hard rock and hair metal, Wrathchild's "Stackheel Strutt" is a classic. Originally released in 1983, this iconic EP is getting a fresh lease on life with a reissue pressed on glorious red colored vinyl. This article delves into what makes this release a must-have for collectors and a potent reminder of Wrathchild's enduring legacy.

Hailing from Evesham, England, Wrathchild emerged in 1980, bringing their own brand of flamboyant and energetic rock to the scene. "Stackheel Strutt" is a perfect encapsulation of their sound. The 12" EP boasts four tracks, each a riff-fueled anthem ready to ignite any party.

The A-side kicks off with the electrifying "Rock the City Down," setting the tone for the rest of the record. "Teenage Revolution" and "Lipstik Killers" keep the energy high, showcasing Wrathchild's knack for crafting catchy hooks and powerful guitar work. The EP closes with "Trash Queen," a fitting end to this glam rock masterpiece.

The red colored vinyl adds a touch of collectability to this release. Die-hard fans will appreciate the chance to own this piece of Wrathchild history in a new format. But even for casual listeners, the switch to vinyl offers a warmer, richer sound experience than digital formats.

Music Genre:

English Heavy Metal / Glam Metal 

Album Production Information:

The album: "WRATHCHILD - Stackheel Strutt" was produced by: Darryl Johnston and Wrathchild

Darryl Johnston, a prominent figure in the music industry, is best known as the founder of Ebony Records , a renowned record company specializing in heavy metal music, particularly the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) genre. Born on June 12, 1955, in London, England, Darryl Johnston's passion for music began at an early age.


Growing up, Johnston was drawn to the powerful and energetic sound of heavy metal. He immersed himself in the music scene, attending concerts, exploring various subgenres, and developing a keen ear for talent. Recognizing the immense potential and rising popularity of NWOBHM, he saw an opportunity to contribute to the movement by establishing a platform for talented bands to showcase their music.

In 1982, Johnston took a leap of faith and founded Ebony Records. With a clear vision and determination, he set out to sign and produce promising heavy metal acts, aiming to provide them with the exposure and support they needed to flourish. Ebony Records quickly gained a reputation for its commitment to the genre and its dedication to nurturing emerging talent.

Throughout the 1980s, Darryl Johnston worked tirelessly, producing numerous heavy metal albums that would go on to become classics in the NWOBHM canon. His collaborations with bands such as Chateaux , Grim Reaper , Savage, Blade Runner , Samurai , and Fast Kutz showcased his keen ability to identify and cultivate exceptional musicians.

Under Johnston's guidance, Ebony Records became a beacon of the NWOBHM movement, championing the raw energy, powerful riffs, and melodic intensity that characterized the genre. The label's commitment to quality and artistic integrity contributed significantly to the growth and success of the heavy metal scene during that era.

Johnston's work at Ebony Records extended beyond album production. He took a hands-on approach, involving himself in various aspects of artist development, marketing, and promotion. His dedication and meticulous attention to detail played a crucial role in shaping the careers of many aspiring musicians.

By the late 1980s, as the musical landscape began to shift, Darryl Johnston decided to pursue new endeavors outside of the record industry. He left Ebony Records in 1987, but his contribution to the NWOBHM movement and his lasting impact on the heavy metal scene continue to resonate to this day.

In retrospect, Darryl Johnston's legacy as a visionary founder and producer at Ebony Records remains deeply etched in the world of heavy metal history. His passion, commitment, and unwavering support for NWOBHM bands helped shape the genre and paved the way for countless artists who followed in his footsteps.

Though his time at Ebony Records was relatively short-lived, Darryl Johnston's influence on the music industry endures. His unwavering dedication to heavy metal and his invaluable contributions to the NWOBHM movement solidify his place as an influential figure in the genre's evolution.

This album was mastered at: Strawberry by Steve Rooke

Record Label Information:


Media Format:

45Rpm 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram 

Year & Country:

1983 Made in France
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: WRATHCHILD - Stackheel Strutt
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Lance Rocket - Guitar
  • Marc Angel - Bass
  • Rocky Shades - Vocals
  • Eddie Star - Drums
Complete Track-listing of the album "WRATHCHILD - Stackheel Strutt"

The detailed tracklist of this record "WRATHCHILD - Stackheel Strutt" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Rock the city down
  2. Teenage Revolution
  3. Lipstik Killers
  4. Trash Queen
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