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

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 will have a seperate and dedicated webpage for their discography.

Photo of King Diamon and his band
Label& Catalogno Band/Performers - Album Title Year Country
Noise N 151-1
Kai Hansen / Gamma Ray - Heading for Tomorrow . Heading for Tomorrow is the first studio album released by German power metal band, Gamma Ray on February 19th, 1990 by Noise Records.

Kai Hansen / Gamma Ray - Heading for Tomorrow .

Heading for Tomorrow is the first studio album released by German power metal band, Gamma Ray on February 19th, 1990 by Noise Records.

1989 - 1990 Germany


KANSAS - Self-Titled

is the self-titled debut album by American progressive rock band Kansas, released in 1974.


KIRSHNER KIR 82234 / JZ 34929


KANSAS - Point of Know Rerutn

is the fifth album by American progressive rock band Kansas, released in 1977


MCA Records 254 426
Kansas - Power 1986 Germany

RCA Victor PL 37769


"By Pass" is the 2nd album released by this French New Wave band

1983 France
Pussy Disc 4702 / Disc AZ 86

Kas Product - Ego Eyes

1986 France
Bellaphon 260-07-053
Kayak - Eyewitness (Live)
Kayak - Eyewitness (Live) 1982 Germany
Vertigo 6360 854
Kayak - The Last Encore
Kayak - The Last Encore 1976 Holland
Vertigo 6399 115
Kayak - Merllin
Kayak - Merllin 1981 West-Germany
Vertigo 6413 960
Kayak - Periscope Life
Kayak - Periscope Life 1980 Holland

Vertigo – 824 549-1

New Entry  KEEL - The Right To Rock ( 1985, Netherlands , Europe )

This album "KEEL - The Right to Rock" is the second studio album by heavy metal band Keel. It was the first to be produced by Kiss's Gene Simmons under their new label Gold Mountain Records (which was distributed by A&M Records at the time). When the band started recording the album, drummer Bobby Marks left. He was replaced by different drummers: Fred Coury (who went on to join Cinderella), Barry Brandt (of Angel) and Steve Riley (who subsequently left to join the band W.A.S.P.). Dwain Miller eventually became the band's permanent drummer before the album was released.

Gold Mountain Ltd, USA , Vertigo 824 549-1Q


KEEL - The Right to Rock ( 1985, Germany )


Mercury SRM 2-6500

Keith Emerson - With The Nice 2LP


Mausoleum Records – SKULL 8318

KEY WEST - First Invasion

is the one and only album released by this Belgian rock band

1983 Belgium
EPIC PEC-80118

KICK AXE - Rock The World

1986 Canada

Epic EPC 26051

New EntryKICK AXE - Vices

is the debut album by Canadian heavy metal band, Kick Axe. The album was released in 1984

1984 Holland


KICK AXE - Welcome to the Club

is the second studio album by Canadian heavy metal band, Kick Axe. The album was released in 1985. This album was released on Pasha Records

1986 Netherlands

Torso‎– CD 029

KIEM You Should Try

KIEM - You Should Try (Nederbeat) 1987 Netherlands
KILLER - Stronger Than Ever KILLER (Switzerland) Vinyl Discography
Mausoleum SKULL 8320
KILLER - Shock Waves
KILLER (Belgium) - Shock Waves 1984 Belgium

EPIC EPC 460812




This is the third full length studio album by this Canadian Heavy Metal band

Devil's Records MAD 2008
KILLERS - Fils de la Haine

KILLERS - Fils de la Haine (1985, France)

"Killers" (not to be confused with "The Killers") a French Heavy Metal band from Bardos, France. The band was formed by guitarist Bruno Dolheguy

...Fils de la haine is the first official full-length album by the French crossover metal band: "Killers". The album was released in 1985, Philippe Ravon was responsible for engineering and mixing the sound. Xavier Lorente-Darracq designed the album cover..

EG 207 876

KILLING JOKE - Brighter than a Thousand Suns FOC Gatefold 1986 EEC

EG Records EGLP 61 / 825 244



"Night Time" is the fifth studio album by "Killing Joke", released in 1985. It was an international hit, featuring some of their best-known tracks like "Night Time", "Eighties", "Love Like Blood", and "Kings and Queens".


Energy Music, EG Records EGMD 3


KILLING JOKE - Revelations

This is the third album of the English post-punk group Killing Joke.


UK / England

Original UK vinyl pressing

Island ILPS 9111
KING CRIMSON - In the Court of the Crimson King

KING CRIMSON - In the Court of the Crimson King

"In the Court of the Crimson King" is the 1969 debut album by the British progressive rock group King Crimson. The album is generally viewed as one of the strongest of the progressive rock genre, where "King Crimson" largely stripped away the blues-based foundations of rock music and mixed together jazz and Classical symphonic elements. The Who's Pete Townshend was quoted as calling the album "an uncanny masterpiece". In the Q & Mojo Classic Special Edition Pink Floyd & The Story of Prog Rock, the album came No. 4 in its list of "40 Cosmic Rock Albums". The album was named as one of Classic Rock magazine's "50 Albums That Built Prog Rock".

1969 UK / England

Pink Rim Island Records ILPS 9275


KING CRIMSON - Starless and Bible Black ILPS 9275 Pink Rim Gatefold

This album "KING CRIMSON - Starless and Bible Black ILPS 9275 Pink Rim Gatefold" is the album released by the British progressive rock band King Crimson in 1974. Most of the vocal pieces on the album are satires and commentaries on the sleaziness and materialism of society. An exception to this lyrical theme is "The Night Watch".

1974 England
King Diamond - The Dark Sides

KING DIAMOND Vinyl Albums Discography

Polydor 839 192
Kingdom Come - In Your Face
KINGDOM COME - In Your Face ( 1989, West-Germany )
Polydor 835 368-1, Polydor KCLP 1
Kingdom Come . Kingdom Come is debut album by American hard rock band Kingdom Come.

KINGDOME COME - Kingdom Come (self-titled) (1988, West-Germany)

Kingdom Come is the debut album by the German hard rock band with the same name and is considered their best album.

New Renaissance Records / Music For Nations MFN 86

KING KOBRA </span>- III Uncensored Inner Sleeve

This album released in 1988 , was the first and last album by the Edwards, Michael-Phillips, Northrup, Hart and Appice line-up of King Kobra.



original UK / GB vinyl pressing

Capitol Records 1A 064-24 0312
King Kobra - Ready To Strike
KING KOBRA - Ready To Strike . "Ready to Strike" is the first album by the band King Kobra. It was released 9 November 1985.  1985 EEC

CAPITOL 1C 064-24 0522 1

KING KOBRA - Thrill of a Lifetime

is the second album by the band King Kobra, released in 1986 by Capitol Records

1986 Germany

Capitol Recprds ST-12473

KING KOBRA - thrill of a Lifetime

1986 Canada

GWR Records - GWLP 24

New EntryKING KURT - The Last Will and Testicle (1988,UK)

King Kurt are a psychobilly rock band from the UK. They formed in 1981 and split up in 1988. This is a compilation album with two previously unreleased tracks. The tracks on this album were produced by Dave Edmunds, David Batchelor, Pat Collier, Phil Wainman and Steve Brown.

Strand 6.24.458
Kin Ping Meh krautrock
Kin Ping Meh - Rock in Deutschland Vol 4 1974 Germany
Kiss - Dynasty

KISS - Vinyl Disc Collection

KIX - Self-Titled

KIX - Self-Titled

Kix is the self-titled debut album by the glam metal band Kix, released in 1981 on Atlantic Records.

Capitol 1C 064-85 223


Hope is the second album released by the Canadian group Klaatu, in September 1977. It is a concept album, recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra, about the sole survivor of an arrogant race of beings, who warns space travelers of hazards in the last days of his life.

Capitol ST-6487

KLAATU - Magentalane

1981 Canada
Capitol 1C 064-85 596
Klaatu - Sir Army Suit

KLAATU - Sir Army Suit

1978 Germany
RCA PL 70180
Klaus Nomi - Encore 12" Vinyl LP
KLAUS NOMI - Encore 1980 Germany

RCA PL 20027

Klaus Nomi Klaus Nomi Self-titled 12" VINYL LP


KLAUS NOMI - Self-titled 1981 Germany
Klaus Nomi - Simple Man 

KLAUS NOMI - Simple Man

Brain 827 673
Klaus Schulze - Inter*Face


1985 Germany
Klaus Schulze KLAUSE SCHULZE - Mirage    
BRAIN 1088
KLAUS SCHULZE - Moondawn Brain

KLAUS SCHULZE - Moondawn Brain

Moondawn is the sixth album by Klaus Schulze. It was originally released in 1976, and reissued in 2005 by Revisited Records. Moondawn is Schulze's first album that was performed in the Berlin School style.


UAP 003 (HE01-01-UAP-003)

New EntryKRACQ - Circumvision (1978, Netherlands)

CIRCUMVISION is the first (and only) recording recorded around February 1978 released as a limited edition of 500 copies on the privately owned record label UAP (Unidentified Artists Production Records).

KRACQ was a Dutch Prog Rock, Acid/Psych band formed in October 1977 by Twan and Cees, who were joined by Bert and Jos (all being ex-members of the bands: King's Ransom and Carmine Queen, thus the band-name KRACQ is a composition of names of these two ex-bands).

Metal Blade RR 9674
Krank - Hideous

KRANK - Hideous

1986 Holland
Kreator - Out of the Dark Into the Light KREATOR Vinyl LP Discography
Erdenklang 6.25.627

Kristian Schultze - Expedition Extra

Promotional Copy Before starting a solo career Kristian played in Doldinger's Passport

1983 Germany

KROKUS LP Discography

KROKUS is a hard rock/heavy metal band from Switzerland. KROKUS was founded in Solothurn in 1974 by Chris von Rohr, bassist (and original lead vocalist) and guitarist Tommy Kiefer. Originally playing the bar circuit with hit cover versions, they changed to metal because the rise of bands like AC/DC and IRON MAIDEN made them realize that the genre was catching up with people. The change was emphasized by Marc Storace joining the band as front-man. They enjoyed huge popularity in the 1980s in parts of Europe and the USA through heavy touring, MTV exposure and videos. In Europe, they toured with Nazareth and in the United States with AC/DC, Motörhead, Rush, Def Leppard and Judas Priest. Their album Headhunter was a platinum album in the United States. So far, all KROKUS albums have gone platinum in Switzerland.

HELIDON 6.551 517

KUD IDIJOTI - Mi Smo Ovdje Samo Zbog Para

1990 Jugoslavia
Kvist - For Kunsten maa vi evig vike 1995

Kvist - For Kunsten maa vi evig vike 1995