ACCEPT - METAL MASTERS 12" Vinyl Double LP ( 2LP Set )

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ACCEPT's "Metal Masters" is a treasure trove for fans of classic heavy metal. This double LP compilation delves into the band's formative era, showcasing their signature blend of blistering riffs, anthemic choruses, and Udo Dirkschneider's powerful vocals. Featuring essential tracks from "I'm a Rebel" and "Breaker," this collection charts ACCEPT's rise as pioneers of the genre. "Metal Masters" is an indispensable addition to your record collection if you crave the raw energy and timeless sound of early heavy metal.

Note: The album front cover of "Metal Masters" is very similar to the front cover of Accept's Self-Titled Debut LP.

Woman with a Chainsaw on the Front Cover of the Album Metal Masters by ACCEPT. 

Collectors information / Album Description:

 

The 1984 LP, "Metal Masters," by the German heavy metal band Accept, marked a pivotal moment in the history of the genre. Released in 1984, by Brain Records, the album is widely considered to be one of the most influential heavy metal albums of all time. It featured iconic songs such as "Fast as a Shark," "Metal Heart," and "Balls to the Wall," which helped shape the sound and direction of heavy metal for years to come.

In the early 1980s, heavy metal music was rapidly gaining popularity in Europe and North America. Bands such as "Iron Maiden", "Judas Priest, and "Black Sabbath" were dominating the airwaves and selling out arenas worldwide. The sub-genre of speed metal was also emerging, with bands like Motörhead and Venom paving the way for a faster, more aggressive style of heavy metal.

Accept was formed in Solingen, Germany, in 1976, and quickly rose to prominence in the European heavy metal scene. They released their first album, "Accept," in 1979, which showcased their raw, energetic sound and paved the way for their subsequent releases.

The "Metal Masters" LP was Accept's fifth studio album and was produced by Dieter Dierks, who had previously worked with the band on their earlier albums. It featured the classic lineup of Udo Dirkschneider on vocals, Wolf Hoffmann and Herman Frank on guitars, Peter Baltes on bass, and Stefan Kaufmann on drums.

"Metal Masters" was a critical and commercial success, peaking at number 143 on the US Billboard 200 chart and receiving widespread acclaim from critics and fans alike. The album helped cement Accept's place as one of the most important heavy metal bands of the 1980s and influenced countless other musicians in the years to come.

Double LP in non-Gatefold (FOC) cover design

Music Genre:

  Heavy Metal 

Album 
Production information:

The album: "Metal Masters 2LP" was produced by: Frank Martin for Delta Studio Productions

Record Label Information:

  Black Brain 825 171 

Media Format:

  Double 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 460 gram  

Year & Country:

  1984 Made in Germany  
Band Members and Musicians on: Accept - Metal Masters
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Udo Dirkschneider: Vocals

    Udo Dirkschneider: a metal icon forged in steel. The legendary voice of Accept, the unstoppable force behind U.D.O. Explore his music, his journey, and the enduring power of true heavy metal.

  • Wolf Hoffmann: Guitars
  • Jörg Fischer: Guitars
  • Peter Baltes: Bass Guitar
  • Stefan Kaufmann - Drums (Stefan Kaufmann joined Accept as drummer early enough to appear on the cover photos for their debut album, but too late to record the drums for the album (that was done by Frank Friedrich
  • Frank Friedrich - Drums

 

Track Listing of: "Metal Masters 2LP"

The Songs/tracks on "Metal Masters 2LP" are

    Side One:
  1. Lady Lou
  2. Tired of Me
  3. Seawinds
  4. Take him in my Heart
  5. Sounds of War
    Side Two:
  1. Free me Now
  2. Glad to be Alone
  3. That's Rock and Roll
  4. Helldiver
  5. Streetfighter
    Side Three:
  1. I'm a Rebel
  2. Save Us
  3. No Time to Lose
  4. Thunder & Lightning
    Side Four:
  1. China Lady
  2. I Wanna Be No Hero
  3. The King
  4. Do It

 

Woman with a Chainsaw on the Front Cover of the Album Metal Masters by ACCEPT. 

Woman with a Chainsaw on the Front Cover of the Album Metal Masters by ACCEPT. 

Lion Sword on the album back cover of Metal Masters by Accept 

Lion Sword on the album back cover of Metal Masters by Accept 

Close-up photo of the Black "BRAIN" Records Label with catalognr: 825 171-1 

Close-up photo of the Black "BRAIN" Records Label with catalognr: 825 171-1 
Note: The images on this page are photos of the actual album. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash.

Index of ACCEPT ( BAND ) 1980s VINYL Discography

ACCEPT - Accept ( self-titled )
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BRAIN 0060.188  , 1979 , Germany

"ACCEPT" is the self-titled debut album released by the German heavy metal band Accept. It was recorded in 1978 and released in early 1979 on the German label Brain Records. Drums on the record are played by Frank Friedrich, but he chose not to pursue a professional music career and so his place was taken by Stefan Kaufmann just prior to the album's release 

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ACCEPT - Balls to the Wall
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 RCA PL 70186 / LC 0316 , 1983 , Germany

"Balls To The Walle" is the fifth album by the German metal band Accept. It is the band's best known and highest-selling album, selling about two million copies worldwide

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ACCEPT - Best of Accept Orig Brain
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Brain 811 994 , 1983 , Germany

"Best of Accept" is a compilation album by German heavy metal band Accept, released in 1983. The songs on the album were pulled from Accept's earliest four solo albums, namely Accept, I'm a Rebel, Breaker, and Restless and Wild

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ACCEPT - Breaker
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Brain Records 0060.390 , 1981 , Germany

"Breaker" is the third album released by the speed metal band Accept. It was recorded from December 1980 to January 1981 at Delta-Studio, Wilster.

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ACCEPT - Eat the Heat
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 RCA PL74083 , 1989 , Made in Germany

"Eat the Heat" is the 1989 release by German Heavy metal band Accept. It was recorded at Dierks-Studios, in Cologne, from September 1988 to January 1989. Although Jim Stacey is presented as guitar player in the band on the album cover, the cover text also states that all guitars are by Wolf Hoffmann.

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ACCEPT - Hungry Years Digital Remix UK
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 Metronome Music GmbH 831 077-1 , 1977 , Made in Uk ( United Kingdom )

  This album "Hungry Years Digital Remix"  is a compilation album with digital  remixes  of selected tracks from their 2nd, 3rd and 4th albums

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ACCEPT - I'm a Rebel
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 BRAIN 0060.389 , 1980 , Made in Germany

"I'm a Rebel" is the second album by the heavy metal band Accept, recorded in 1979 and released in 1980 It was the first of three consecutive Accept records to utilize Dirk Steffens as producer.

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ACCEPT - Kaizoku-Ban / Live in Japan
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 RCA NG70941 , 1985 , Made in Germany

Accept's 'Kaizoku-Ban' is a live mini album that unleashes a sonic storm of heavy metal energy. Recorded in Nagoya, Japan in 1985, this genuine 1st issue vinyl LP captures the raw power of a legendary performance. Udo Dirkschneider's commanding vocals, Wolf Hoffmann's scorching guitars, and a relentless rhythm section create an electrifying experience.

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ACCEPT - Metal Heart
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 RCA PL 70638 , 1985 , Made in Germany

"Metal Heart" is the 1985 release by German heavy metal band Accept. Although the group had recorded before at Dierks-Studios, this was the first album produced by Dieter Dierks

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ACCEPT - Metal Masters
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 RCA PL 70638 , 1985 , Made in Germany

  "Metal Masters" is a compilation album of songs by the German Heavy Metal band: ACCEPT. This release was issued as a double LP on the Brain Record label and produced by Frank Marin.

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ACCEPT - Restless and Wild ( France )
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Venus Records / Polydor 810 987 , 1983 , Made in France

This is the French release of "Restless and Wild" by the German Heavy Metal band "ACCEPT" and has been released on the Venus records. The album front cover shows the Accept band live on stage and this front cover is different from other European releases (which show two white "Gibson Flying V" guitars burning into flames )

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ACCEPT - Restless and Wild ( Germany )
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BRAIN 0060.513  , 1982 , Germany

This is the GERMAN release of "Restless and Wild" by the German Heavy Metal band "ACCEPT" and has been released on the Venus records

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ACCEPT - Russian Roulette
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RCA PL 70972 / LC 0316 , 1986 , Made in Germany

"Russian Roulette" is the 1986 release by German heavy metal band Accept. It was again recorded at Dierks-Studios, but the band chose to self-produce rather than bring back Dieter Dierks as producer. It would be the last Accept album to feature Udo Dirkschneider as lead vocalist

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ACCEPT - Staying A Life
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RCA NL74720, BMG Ariola Hamburg , 1990 , Germany

"Staying a Life" is a double live album by Accept. It was recorded in Osaka, Japan in 1985. It was released in 1990, shortly after the band's first breakup. It was mixed by Uli Baronowsky at Dierks Studios  

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