METAL SWORD - Harder Than Steel 12" VINYL MINI-LP

   "Metal Sword" is a German Heavy Metal band from Duisburg, it was formed in 1982 by Rainer Schaffranietz ( Rick ) and Thomas Alkämper ( T.A. ). This mini-LP "Harder Than Steel" is the only official record this band has released.


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Essentials of: METAL SWORD - Harder Than Steel
Music Genre:

Heavy Metal

Label & Catalognr:

 Wishbone Records WBMLP 7

Media Format:

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

Year & Country:

1985 Made in Germany

Production & Recording Information

Ferdinand Kother - Producer

Sound & Recording Engineers:

Ralph "Ralf" Hubert - Sound Engineer

  Ralph "Ralf" Hubert - Producer, sound engineer, sound mixer and bass player with "Mekong Delta" has produced, engineered and mixed many heavy metal band's album. Some of these bands include: Brainfever, Steeler, Fact, Warlock, Living Death, Atlain, Stormwind, Darxon, Hunter, Lions Breed, Metal Sword, Overdose, Breaker, Mad Butchter, Carrie, Invader, Holy Moses, Siren, Target, Kreator, Sacred Chao. Being a producer and sound engineer he has been responsible (influencer) of the Teutonic Metal sound of the 1980s.

  As a musician" Ralph Hubert" using the alias "Björn Eklund" he played bass with the band "Mekong Delta" since 1985 , other bands he performed with are Schwarzarbeit and X-Mas Project.Ralph Hubert was also co-founder of "Aaarrg Records" in 1986.


Recording Location:

This album was recorded at: Studio Zbahn, Bochum during the summer of 1985

  • Jay Jay the Fist (real-name: Jürgen van de Wetering) - Lead Vocals
  • Rick (real-name: Rainer Schaffranietz) - Guitars
  • Steve Thomaszorro (real-name: Stefan Broedner) - Guitars
  • Rank Frank (real-name: Frank Kleiber) - Bass
  • T.A. (real-name: Thomas Alkämper) - Drums
Tracklisting Side One:
  1. Take off 04:15
  2. Stormriders 05:19
  3. The exorcist 06:29
Tracklisting Side Two:
  1. Dying for the sword 04:34
  2. March for the damned 05:36
  3. Disco is fuck 02:35
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