"A" - Rock & Heavy Metal on vinyl albums for 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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New Entry AARONSROD - 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

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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 ( 1982 France )

"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.


accept ( heavy metal, germany ) VINYL RECORDS DISCOGRAPHY


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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.




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ACE - Bad Boys ( 1986 France )

ACE a Heavy Metal band founded in the year 1984 in Cannes, France. In 1988 this band relocated from Cannes, France to Los Angeles, USA. This band-name is not to be confused with other bands with the same name

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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.

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New Entry ACE 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)

  Moshkinstein is the first official recording by "Acid Reign" and is an extended play record.

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)

Roadrunner RR 9494 / Triple X
ADOLESCENTS - Balboa Fun Zone
ADOLESCENTS - Balboa Fun Zone (1988)
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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.

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

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





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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".

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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

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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

"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.

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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.


Alice Cooper ( hard rock, usa ) VINYL RECORDS DISCOGRAPHY


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ALIEN FORCE - Hell and High Water (1985)

"Hell and High Water" is the first official full-length album released by the Danish Heavy Metal band: "Alien Force".

ALIEN SEX FIEND - Here Cum Germs

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ALISA / ALICE BLOCK OF HELL / АЛИСА - Блок Ада ( 1987, Russia )

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Alice / Alisa Shestoy Lesnichy (Sixth Ranger) ( 1990 Russia )

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Allman Brothers Band - Idlewild South ( 1970 USA )

  Idlewild South enjoyed some popular success as well as critical enthusiasm, mostly due to what Rolling Stone magazine called "briefer, tighter, less 'heavy' numbers" which were more radio-friendly. The two most prominent of these were "Midnight Rider" and "Revival", the latter of which, in conjunction with the instrumental "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" (which would become one of the Allmans' most famed

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THE ALMIGHTY - Blood, Fire & Love ( 1984 Netherlands )

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

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ALTAR OF PERVERSION - Adgnosco Veteris Vestigia Flammae

"Adgnosco Veteris Vestigia Flammae" is the last released album of this Italian Black Metal band

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ANGEL - Live without a Net FOC Gatefold 2LP ( West-Germany )


ANGEL CITY - Night Attack ( 1982 Netherlands )

"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.

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ANGELIC UPSTARTS - Angel Dust The Collected Highs 1978-1983 ( 1983 France )

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

ANIALATOR - self-titled red vinyl
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ANIHILATED - Created in Hate ( 1988 Germany )

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ANNIHILATOR - Never, Neverland ( 1990, Netherlands ) New Web-Page    

  "Never, Neverland" is the second official full-length album by the Canadian Thrash metal band Annihilator. The album was recorded and released in 1990 and is the first album with Coburn Pharr being the lead-singer.


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ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE - Live in Yugoslavia ( 1983 United Kingdom )

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


ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE - We are the League ( 1982 United Kingdom )


ANTI-PASTI - The Last Call ( 1986 Itely )

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ANTI-PASTI - The Last Call ( 1981 England / United Kingdom )

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.



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APOCALYPSE - Apocalypse self-titled Swiss Pressing

APOCALYPSE - S-T self-titled Swiss Pressing ( 1988 Switzerland )

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 label. 

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

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

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ARROWS - Stand Back ( 1984 Netherlands ) .

"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.

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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)


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New Entry ASGARD - 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".




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ASSASSIN - Interstellar Experience

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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 Germany )

ATLAIN was a German Heavy Metal band (the band's firstname was Destroyer) this band started in 1983 and was dismantled in 1985 . G.O.E. is their second and final record by this band.

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ATLAIN - Living the Dark (1984, Belgium)

  This album "Living in the Dark" was the debut/first album by the German Power/Thrash metal band: Atlain.

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ATOMKRAFT - Queen of Death ( 1986 UK )

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.


ATROPHY - Socialized Hate

  "Socialized Hate" is the debut album from Arizona thrash metal band, Atrophy. It was released on Roadrunner Records in 1988. The album was co-produced by prolific producer/engineer, Bill Metoyer , who became famous for his work on early Slayer albums and went on to produce many heavy metal albums released in the 1980s and 1990s,

Atrophy - Violent by Nature

ATROPHY - Violent by Nature

  "Violent by Nature" is the second album from AmericanThe model for the artwork is Richie Bujinowski (now Cavalera), who would later become Max Cavalera's adopted stepson and frontman of Incite. The model for the artwork is Richie Bujinowski (now Cavalera), who would later become Max Cavalera's adopted stepson and frontman of Incite.

RoadrunneR RR 9750

New Entry ATTACKER - 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)

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ATTAK - Zombies (1983, England)

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ATTENTAT ROCK - Gang des Saigneurs
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ATTENTAT ROCK - Strike ( 1985 EEC )

Photography Lionel Bertin

Shattered Records – PAL-1215

New Entry ATTILA - 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, Netherlands )

This is the Dutch release of the album "Rolling Thunder" by the American Heavy Metal band "Attila".

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

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AUTOGRAPH - That's The Stuff ( 1985 Italy )

The robot woman on the front album cover of Autograph's "That's The Stuff" was clearly influenced by the Female/Women bots by the Japanese Illustrator: Hajime Sorayama .

Autograph is a glam metal band that formed in Los Angeles, USA in 1983.

RoadrunneR RR 9740

New Entry AVALANCHE - 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".

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AVIARY - S/T Self-Titled Prog Rock ( USA )
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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'

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AXEL RUDI PELL - Wild Obsession ( 1989, Germany )

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

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AXE VICTIMS - Another Victim ( 1984 Belgium )

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

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.

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AXXIS ‎– Kingdom Of The Night ( 1989 Germany )

"Kingdom Of The Night" is the first full length album by Axxis