Rock & Heavy Metal on vinyl albums from 1980s, of band-names starting with the letter "A"

This webpage lists all the Heavy Metal (incl Black, Crossover Death, Speed, Power, Thrash Metal) from the 1980s and collectable Hard Rock/Punk LP's as from the 1970s. Names are ordered in alphabetical order of the first part of the name. Bands which have a large discography (eg Accept, AC/DC) will have a seperate and dedicated webpage for their discography.

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Label& Catalogno Band/Performers - Album Title Year Country

Roadrunner RR 9690


New EntryAARONSROD - 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".

RoadrunneR RR 9788

ABATTOIR Vicious Attack (1985, Netherlands)

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

Noise International N 0045

ABATTOIR - The Only Safe Place

ABATTOIR - The Only Safe Place (1986)

Abattoir is an American Thrash/Speed Metal band formed in 1982



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ABRASIVE WHEELS - When The Punks Go Marching In

"Abrasive Wheels" were a punk rock band of the late 1970s - early 1980s. They hailed from Leeds, England and were seldom out of the Independent charts between 1980 and 1984 when the band split. The band were Shonna Rzonca - vocals, Dave Ryan - guitar, Harry Harrison - bass, Nev Nevison - drums.



Rare French Import Pressing

ACCEPT - Heavy Metal Album Discography

ATOM H-Records SPV 60-2585  

ACCUSER - Experimental Errors

Founded in the early 80s in Kreuztal , Acc §ser he belonged to the first German thrash metal bands, but could not, unlike the likes of Kreator , Sodom , Protector and Destruction scene only make internal attention. International success of the band remained failed, while in Germany a few successes have been achieved.

N.E.W. Musidisc 2347
ACE Bad Boys 12" Vinyl LP
ACE - Bad Boys 1986 France

Megaforce Worldwide 781 749-1

ACE FREHLEY - Frehley's Comet (1987, Germany)

Frehley's Comet is the second solo album by "Ace Frehley" (ex-Kiss). This is the first album by Frehley after leaving the Kiss band.

Expulsion – EXIT 3

New EntryACE LANE - See You in Heaven (1983, UK)

"See You In Heaven" is the first and only album released by the British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) band "Ace Lane".

ACID REIGN - Moshkinstein
ACID REIGN - Moshkinstein (1988, England)

RoadrunneR RR 9523

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".



Active Minds - You Can Close Your Eyes to the Horrors of Reality (Punk)

ACTIVE MINDS - You Can Close Your Eyes to the Horrors of Reality...(Punk)

Roadrunner RR 9494 / Triple X
ADOLESCENTS - Balboa Fun Zone
ADOLESCENTS - Balboa Fun Zone (1988)
Devil's Records MAD 2009
ADX - Execution

ADX - Execution (1985, France)

Exécution is the first official full-length album by the French Speed/Thrash Metal band ADX (Paris, France). This album was recorded at Garage Studio and released in 1985.

Allo Music. Sydney Productions, MUSIDISC 11052

ADX - Suprematie Rare French Heavy Metal (1987, France)

This the third full length official album by the French speed metal band: ADX



Aerosmith - Permanent Vacation AEROSMITH - Vinyl Records

AGENT STEEL Collectable Records

Under One Flag FLAG 19
AGONY - The First Defiance

AGONY - The First Defiance (1988, England)

AGONY is a Thrash Metal band from Sweden, they have released only one album called: "The First Defiance".

ATCO 790 219-1

AIRRACE - Shaft of Light (1984)

RoadrunneR RR 9853

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

Capitol 1A 064 24 0592

ALCATRAZZ - Dangerous Games  is the third and final studio album released by the American heavy metal band Alcatrazz. This album marked a drastic departure from the bands two previous albums with its heavily Japanese influenced style.

ALCATRAZZ - Dangerous Games

is the third and final studio album released by the American heavy metal band Alcatrazz. This album marked a drastic departure from the bands two previous albums with its heavily Japanese influenced style.

Capitol ST-12385

ALCATRAZZ - Disturbing the Peace (1985, USA)

"Disturbing the Peace" is the second studio album by Alcatrazz, and is the only one featuring Steve Vai on guitar

Portrait FR 37498 / AL 37498

ALDO NOVA - S/T Self-Titled (1982, Canada original vinyl pressing from Canada)

This is the self-titled debut album by Canadian hard rock musician Aldo Nova, released in 1982.

Melodiya C60 28961 008

Alice / Alisa Shestoy Lesnichy (Sixth Ranger)
1990 Russia

ALICE COOPER - Vinyl Album Gallery

Arg! Records


ALIEN FORCE - Hell and High Water (1985)

ALIEN SEX FIEND - Here Cum Germs

C60 28425 006

Alisa / Alice Block of Hell / Алиса - Блок Ада 1987 Russia

ATCO SD 33-342

Allman Brothers Band - Idlewild South 1970 USA

Black Label Polydor 841 347


THE ALMIGHTY - Blood, Fire & Love

"Blood, Fire and Love" is the first studio album released by Scottish heavy metal band The Almighty.

1984 Holland


ALTAR OF PERVERSION - Adgnosco Veteris Vestigia Flammae

is the last released album of this Italian Black Metal band

Fury Records F3011


AMAZING KLINGONZ - 'Blurb' The Klingonz

This is the 2nd full length album by the Klingonz

1990 England
AMBULANCE - The End of Our Time

Metal Blade Records


ANCIENT - Halls of Eternity (CD)

"The Halls of Eternity" is Ancient's fourth full-length release. The cover-art is airbrushed by Perre, a Flemish airbrush artist.


ANCIENT CEREMONY - Under Moonlight We Kiss (CD, 1997, England)

"Under the Moonlight we Kiss" is the first full length album recorded by the German Melodic Black Metal band: "Ancient Ceremony"

Casablanca 9128 043



ANGEL - Live without a Net FOC Gatefold 2LP

  West Germany

ANGEL - On Earth As It Is In Heaven




ANGEL CITY - Night Attack

"Night Attack" is the fifth album by Australian band The Angels, it was released in 1981. It had its domestic release under their own name by Liberation Music.

1982 Holland / Netherlands
WEA 240943
ANGELES DEL INFIERNO - Instinto Animal 1986 Spain
WEA 24 0357

"Pacto Con El Diablo" is the debut/first full-length album by the Spanish Heavy Metal band: "Angeles del Infierno"

1984 Spain

Anagram GRAM 007

ANGELIC UPSTARTS - Angel Dust The Collected Highs 1978-1983

This is a compilation album of songs which span the six year career

1983 France
ANIALATOR - self-titled red vinyl
Steamhammer 08-7534
ANIHILATED - Created in Hate 1988 Germany
Annihilator - Alice in Hell    
Roadrunner RR 2425 6
ANNIHILATOR - Stonewall MLP 1990 Holland
Roadrunner RR 9729
ANTHEM - Anthem S/T Self-titled 1986 Holland
Black Dragon BD 019

ANTHEM - Tightrope 1986 France

ANTHRAX - Thrash Metal Discography

I.D. Records Nose 3

ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE - Live in Yugoslavia

This the first live album from the punk band the Anti-Nowhere League. It was recorded in Moša Pijade Hall in Zagreb, µYugoslavia on April 24, 1983


UK / England

Original UK vinyl pressing


ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE - We are the League 1982 UK



ANTI-PASTI - The Last Call (Italy)

Anti-Pasti was a British punk band, founded by vocalist Martin Roper and guitarist Dugi Bell in 1978, featuring Kev Nixon on drums and Will Hoon on bass guitar. Later they were joined by a second guitarist, Olly Hoon.

1986 Italy

Rondelet Music & Records About 5


ANTI-PASTI - The Last Call

Anti-Pasti was a British punk band, founded by vocalist Martin Roper and guitarist Dugi Bell in 1978, featuring Kev Nixon on drums and Will Hoon on bass guitar. Later they were joined by a second guitarist, Olly Hoon.

1981 UK / England

ANVIL - Heavy Metal on Vinyl

Out of Time Records DT 277-1

APOCALYPSE - Apocalypse self-titled Swiss Pressing

APOCALYPSE - S-T self-titled Swiss Pressing

Thrash Metal act APOCALYPSE's debut, originally released on Out Of Tune in Switzerland, was later picked up by Music For Nations, who released it through their Under One Flag imprint. 

1988 Switzerland

Aphrodite's Child - Vinyl Discs

Capitol Records – 1A 062-86024, Aquarius Records – 1A 062-86024

Price 8.99€

New Entry  APRIL WINE - Harder ... Faster (1979, Netherlands)

"Harder ... Faster" is the eighth studio album by Canadian rock band April Wine, released in 1979

Aquarius AQR 530
April Wine - The Nature of the Beast
APRIL WINE - The Nature of the Beast 1981 Canada
Atlantic SD 19303
April Wine - Stand Back . "Stand Back" is April Wine's fourth full-length studio-album.
APRIL WINE- Stand Back . "Stand Back" is April Wine's fourth full-length studio-album. 1975 USA
Despotic Records Despot 05
ARMISTICE - Fluff and Stuff, The EP's and the Early Years

ARMISTICE - Fluff and Stuff, The EP's and the Early Years    

Armored Saint - Delirious Nomad

Armored Saint - Vinyl Records

A&M AMLX 65010

Arrows - Stand Back .

"Stand Back" is the first proper album by "The Arrows" released in 1984, that featured three hit Canadian singles. Producer David Tyson was nominated for a Juno Award in 1984 for "Producer of the Year", for his work on this album.

1984 Holland
NEAT 1030
ARTILLERY - Fear of Tomorrow

ARTILLERY - Fear of Tomorrow (1985)

During the 1980s the Danish Thrash Metal band Artillery have released two official full-length albums "Fear of Tomorrow" and "Terror Squad", both albums have been produced by "Artillery" and the producers Lars O. Christensen and Nis Bogvad.

NEAT RR 9615
ARTILLERY - Terror Squad
ARTILLERY - Terror Squad (1985)
ART OF NOISE Band Biography


The Art of Noise were a New Wave, Avant-garde synthpop group formed in 1983 by engineer/producer Gary Langan, programmer J. J. Jeczalik, along with arranger Anne Dudley, producer Trevor Horn and music journalist Paul Morley. The group's mostly instrumental compositions were novel melodic sound collages based on digital sampler technology, which was new at the time. Inspired by turn-of-the-20th-century revolutions in music, the Art of Noise were initially packaged as a faceless anti- or non-group, blurring the distinction between the art and its creators. The band is noted for innovative use of electronics and computers in pop music and particularly for innovative use of sampling.

The name of the group alludes to the essay "The Art of Noises" by noted futurist Luigi Russolo. From the earliest releases on ZTT, the band referred to itself as both Art of Noise and The Art of Noise.


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New EntryASGARD - In the Ancient Days (1986, Germany)

Asgard is a Dutch Power/Thrash metal which was originally named "Angel Dust". This is the only one official album: "In the ancient days".

Geffen GEF 85577

Asia - self-titled (Geffen Records) 1982 Holland



Asia - Alpha

1983 USA
Geffen GEF 26413

Asia - Astra .

Astra is the last Asia album to feature John Wetton on lead vocals.

1985 Holland

ASIA - Only Time Will Tell

ASSASSIN - Interstellar Experience

EarthShaker ES 4015 / LC 8558

ATLAIN was a German Heavy Metal band (the band's firstname was Destroyer) this band started in 1983 and was dismantled in 1985

ATLAIN - G.O.E (1985)

ATLAIN was a German Heavy Metal band (the band's firstname was Destroyer) this band started in 1983 and was dismantled in 1985

Mausoleum SKULL 8365
ATLAIN - Living the Dark (1984, Belgium)
NEAT 55-12

Atomkraft - Queen of Death

Atomkraft was an English heavy/speed metal band who were part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement. They formed in 1979 and disbanded 1988.

1986 UK
Atrophy - Socialized Hate
Atrophy - Violent by Nature
Atrophy - Violent by Nature

RoadrunneR RR 9750

New EntryATTACKER - 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)

No Future Punk 6
ATTAK - Zombies (1983, England)

Devll's Records DLS 284

ATTENTAT ROCK - Gang des Saigneurs   Rare French Import Pressing
Virgin DM 207 198


Photography Lionel Bertin

1985 EEC

Shattered Records – PAL-1215

New EntryATTILA - Rolling Thunder (1986,USA)

"Rolling Thunder" is the one and only official full-length album released by the "Attila" Heavy Metal band from New York City". The Attila band has been active from 1983 until 1986. After the release of "Rolling Thunder" the band split up.

Roadrunner 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

Attitude - Kein Schlaf Bis Deutschland
ATTITUDE - Kein Schlaf Bis Deutschland

RCA PL 87009


AUTOGRAPH - That's The Stuff 1985 Italy

RoadrunneR RR 9740

New EntryAVALANCHE - 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".

Park Lane , EPIC AL 35716 / JE 35716

AVIARY - S/T Self-Titled Prog Rock   USA
Avenger - Killer Elite
AVENGER - Killer Elite

MCA Records MCA-3224

New EntryAXE - Living on the Edge (1980,USA)

"Living on the Edge" is the second full length album by the American Hard Rock band "AXE". It is their last album recorded and released on MCA records.

ATCO Records – 79-0099-1

New EntryAXE - Nemesis

This album "AXE - Nemesis" is the 4th album by this American Hard Rock. It includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs


1982 Netherlands
ATCO ATC 50 895
AXE - Nemesis 1982 Germany

ATCO Records – ATC K 50895

AXE - Offering (1982)

is the second album released by the American hard rock band Axe, under the label of Atco Records, in 1982.

Axe Killer Records 7024

AXE ATTACK, Guitar Pete's – Nightmare


AXE ATTACK, Guitar Pete's – Nightmare (1986, France)

AXE ATTACK's 1985 album 'Nightmare', released on the French Axe Killer label, was fronted guitarist Pete Brasino and vocalised by ex-HIGHWAY CHILE vocalist Armand van der Stigchel. The band was essentially GUITAR PETE'S AXE ATTACK, the album originally having been released in the USA with different cover art and billed 'Nitemare'

SteamHammer SPV 08-7609

AXEL RUDI PELL - Wild Obsession

"Wild Obsession" is the first solo album from German guitar player Axel Rudi Pell after leaving German heavy metal band Steeler.

1989 Germany

SKULL 8334


AXE VICTIMS - Another Victim

This is the first and only album by this Heavy Metal band

1984 Belgium

Roadrunner Records – RR 9803



New Entry  AXE WITCH - Visions Of The Past (1984, Netherlands)

"Visions of the Past" is the second full-length album by Swedish heavy metal band Axewitch. It was released in 1984. This album includes the original custom inner sleeve with photos of the AxeWitch band-members.

EMI 1C 064-7 91829 1

New EntryAXXIS ‎– Kingdom Of The Night

is the first full length album by Axxis

1989 Germany