"W" - Rock & Heavy Metal on vinyl albums for band-names starting with the letter "W"

  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.


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"No More Love" is the 1977 album by the German Prog/Krautrock Rock band "Wallenstein"

International Record Syndicate I.R.S. ILP 25167


WALL OF VOODOO - Call of the West (1982, Holland)

"Call of the West" is the second studio album by Los Angeles new wave band Wall of Voodoo, released in 1983. "Mexican Radio", r is the group's most well-known song.

Bernett Records SB 18035

Wango Tango Vol 1.

"Wango Tango Vol 1" is a compilation LP with unedited recordings by bands like Metallica , Venom and Waysted

Warfare: The British Thrash Metal Band that Paved the Way for Crust Punk and Influenced a Generation of Musician

WARFARE Band Description:

Warfare was a British thrash metal band formed in the early 1980s. The band was known for their aggressive style of music, raw energy, and intense live performances. Although they never achieved mainstream success, their impact on the underground metal scene cannot be understated. In this web-page, we will explore the history of Warfare, their musical style and influence, and their legacy in the metal community.

Warfare was formed in the early 1980s by singer/guitarist Evo and drummer Shark. The band quickly gained a following in the British metal scene with their debut album "Pure Filth," released in 1984. The album showcased the band's fast and aggressive style, with songs like "Metal Anarchy" and "Electric Mayhem" becoming instant classics.

In 1985, the band released their second album, "Metal Anarchy," which further solidified their reputation as one of the most intense bands in the underground metal scene. The album featured songs like "Burn Down the Kings Road" and "Two Tribes," which became fan favorites and cemented the band's place in the metal pantheon.

Warfare's music was characterized by its raw energy, fast tempos, and aggressive guitar riffs. Evo's vocals were often compared to Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead, and the band's overall sound was reminiscent of early thrash metal bands like Metallica and Slayer. However, Warfare had a unique style that set them apart from their peers. Their music was more punk-influenced than most thrash metal bands, and they often incorporated elements of hardcore and speed metal into their songs.

Despite their popularity in the underground metal scene, Warfare never achieved mainstream success. The band's abrasive sound and controversial lyrics made them too extreme for most radio stations and music publications. However, their influence on the metal community cannot be understated. Many of today's most popular metal bands cite Warfare as a major influence on their music. One of the band's most significant contributions to the metal scene was their role in the development of the crust punk subgenre. Crust punk was a fusion of punk rock and extreme metal that emerged in the late 1980s and early 1990s. It was characterized by its raw, DIY sound, and politically charged lyrics. Warfare's music, with its punk attitude and metal sound, was a major influence on the development of crust punk. Many of the bands that came out of the crust punk scene, such as Napalm Death and Extreme Noise Terror, cite Warfare as one of their biggest inspirations.

Unfortunately, Warfare's time in the spotlight was short-lived. The band went through several lineup changes in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and by the mid-1990s, they had disbanded altogether. Evo went on to form a new band, The Wild, which continued in the same vein as Warfare, but they never achieved the same level of success.

Despite their relatively short career, Warfare's impact on the metal scene continues to be felt today. Their music and attitude influenced countless bands in the thrash metal, punk, and crust punk scenes. They paved the way for a new generation of musicians who wanted to combine the aggression of punk with the technical proficiency of metal. And while they may not have achieved mainstream success, their legacy in the underground metal scene is secure.  

WARFARE - A Conflict of Hatred
WARFARE - A Conflict of Hatred

Neat Records RR 9556, 1988, Netherlands

On this album "Mantas" from the "VENOM" band is guest musician.

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WARFARE - Metal Anarchy
WARFARE - Metal Anarchy

RoadrunneR RR 9747, 1985, Netherlands

Metal Anarchy the 2nd full length album released by this NWOBHM band

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WARFARE - Total Death

WARFARE - Total Death

RoadrunneR Records RR125499, 1985, Netherlands

Total Death is an EP (Extended Play) record from the NWOBHM Metal band "Warfare". The band-members at the time of the recording include EVO, Falken and Gunner. "

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WARFARE - Two Tribes
WARFARE - Two Tribes

Neat Records Neat 45, 1984, England

Two Tribes is an EP ( Extended Play ) with three tracks and released in 1984.

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Grindpromotion – GRIND019, Trendkill Recordings – KILL 042,

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WARFUCK - Neantification ( Clear Vinyl ) 12" Vinyl LP Album

This album "WARFUCK - Neantification (Clear Vinyl)" is the second album by this French grindcore band,

Mausoleum Records - SKULL 83109

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WARHEAD ( Belgium ) - The Day After (1986, Belgium) New Web-Page  

WARHEAD'S "The Day After" is their 2nd and final vinyl record. It was produced by Jos Kloek and Patrick Cogneaux was respomsinle for the audio studio recording.

Mausoleum Records FIST 8357

WARHEAD - Speedway (Belgium)

  "Warhead" was one of the few Speed Metal bands from Belgium





Metal Blade RR 9637
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WARLORD - Thy Kingdom Come (1987, Holland)

  Warlord is an 1980s heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California. Warlord should not to be confused with Warlord UK. Warlord was mostly active in the 80's

NEAT 1036 War Machine - Unknown Soldier
WAR MACHINE - Unknown Soldier (1986)

"War Machine - Unknown Soldier" is a 12" vinyl LP album released under NEAT RECORDS. This album unleashes a relentless onslaught of heavy metal power.

Polydor 2480 602

WARNING - Self-Titled ( 1981 France )

This is the genuine French pressing of Warning's Debut Album.

WARNING was a Heavy Metal band from Paris, France. Their main activity period was from 1980 until 1985 during which they release three official albums: Warning ( 1981 ), Warning II ( 1982 ), Métamorphose ( 1984 ),

Polydor 2393 325
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WARNING - WARNING II ( 1982 France )

WARNING was a French hard-rock band active from 1980 until 1985. They released three albums sung in french language, their second being produced by Dieter Dierks

Music For Nations MFN 99


WARP DRIVE - Gimme Gimme (1987, France)

"Gimme Gimme" by Warp Drive is a 12" vinyl LP album that demands attention. With their infectious energy and irresistible hooks, the band takes listeners on a high-octane ride through hard rock and heavy metal.

Noise - N0019

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WARRANT - First Strike ( 1985, Germany ) New Item  

This album "First Strike" by the German Speed Metal band: Warrant , is their first official recording and 6 tracks. The album front cover artwork was done by Phil Lawvere a cover illustrator in Berlin in the early eighties, when thrash metal was born. He created covers for bands such as Celtic Frost, Rage, Kreator, Vendetta, Death Row, and Helloween. The photo of the Warrant band on the back cover was taken by Fred Baumgart . A photographed since the mid-1980's several German Heavy Metal bands, including: Warrant, Ballantinez, Kreator, Rage, Deathrow, Voivod, Tankard.





Season Of Mist – SOM148LP


WATAIN - Sworn To The Dark ( LTD ED 2LP White Vinyl , 2012 France ) New Web-Page  

Watain is a Swedish black metal band from Uppsala, formed in 1998. "Sworn To The Dark" is their third official record, this is the limited edition issued as two LP's pressed on white vinyl.


Roadrunner 125 505

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New Entry WAYSTED - Self-Titled (EP) (1984, Netherlands)

"Waysted" is "Waysted's" second recording and follows up on their debut album "Vices". "Waysted" has been produced by "Leo Lyons" (Leo Lyons is better known as bass-player in the British Rock band: "Ten Years After".) Musicians performing on this album are "Fin Muir - Vocals", "Andy Parker - Drummer", "Neil Shepard - Guitar", "Paul Chapman - Guitar", and "Pete Way - Bass". Before joining "Waysted" in 1984, "Andy Parker" has been drumming with "UFO" from 1969-1983. "Paul Chapman" gained a lot of experience by playing in several bands including "Skid Row", "UFO" and joined Waysted in 1984. "Pete Way" is one of the founding members of "UFO" and after leaving "UFO" in 1982 forms "Waysted" in 1982 together with "Fast Eddie Clarke"


New Renaissance Records NRR50 THUMBNAIL

WEHRMACHT - Biermacht ( 1989 USA )

  BIERMACHT is the second and final album released by this American Thrash Metal band

Despite their German name: "Wehrmacht", this is a Thrash Metal band from Portland, Oregon, USA. Their main activity period was from 1985 until 1990 in which they released two official albums: Shark Attack 1987 and Biermacht 1989.

New Renaissance Records NRR23

WEHRMACHT - Shark Attack ( 1987 USA )

"Shark Attack" is the debut album by the American Thrash Metal band "Wehrmacht"

Roadrunner RR 9852
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Wendy O'Williams - WOW (1984, Holland)

  Wendy Orlean Williams (May 28, 1949 – April 6, 1998), better known as Wendy O. Williams, was the lead singer for the punk band the Plasmatics, whose stage theatrics included blowing up equipment, near nudity and chain-sawing guitars.


WENDY & THE ROCKETTS - Dazed for Days

Dazed For Days is the 1983 and second album by the American Rock band "Wendy & The Rockets" with the Australian lead singer Wendy Stapleton

Atlantic 781 969 WX 277


WHITE LION - Big Game (1988, Germany)

"Big Game" is the third studio album by the hard rock band White Lion. It was released on August 10, 1989 by Atlantic Records


WHITE LION - Fight to Survive (1985, USA)

This album "Fight to Survive" was the first/debut album by the American/Danish band: "White Lion"

Whitesnake - Lovehunter . Lovehunter's lurid cover art featuring a naked white female straddling a large snake was created by famed fantasy artist Chris Achilleos. Reportedly the controversial cover proved troublesome for Achilleos who subsequently refused to do album covers for many years


whitensnake ( hard rock / heavy metal, england ) VINYL RECORDS DISCOGRAPHY


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WHITE WOLF - Endangered Species

Dazed For Days is the 1983 and second album by the American Rock band "Wendy & The Rockets" with the Australian lead singer Wendy Stapleton





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WICCA - Splended Deed (1988, Germany)

"Splended Deed" is the first and only record released by the German Thrash metal band: WICCA 

No Colours NC 051

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WIGRID - Hoffnungstod

is the first full-length album by this Black Metal band

Caroline CARLP 3

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WHITE ZOMBIE - Make Them Die Slowly ROB ZOMBIE 12" Vinyl LP Album

 It is the first album by "White Zombie" citing Rob Zombie.   "Make Them Die Slowly" is the second full length album by the American Heavy Metal band "White Zombie". It was produced by Bill Laswell (who also produced albums for Motorhead and owned "Celluloid Records". Engineering was done by Robert Musso and Oz Fritz, while Howie Weinberg took care of the mastering at Masterdisc studio. Album cover photography by Michael Lavine and Rob Zombie drew the album's graphics

Enigma 3241-1

WILD DOGS - Reign of Terror ( 1987 Holland )

 "Reign Of Terror" is the third official album released by the American Speed/Power Metal band "Wild Dogs".   This album "Reign Of Terror" was recorded at the Prairie Sun Studios, Cotate, California and produced by Steve "Boom" Fontano and released in 1987.

Mausoleum Records – SKULL 8307

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New Entry   WILDFIRE - Brute Force and Ignorance

WILDFIRE was a British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) from London, England. This band was active from 1982 until 1985, during this period they released two official-full length albums (and two single's): "Brute Force And Ignorance" in 1983, while "Summer Lightning" was released in 1984.

Mausoleum SKULL 8338

WILDFIRE - Summer Lightning ( 1984 Belgium )

  WILDFIRE was a British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) from London, England. This band was active from 1982 until 1985, during this period they released two official-full length albums (and two single's): "Brute Force And Ignorance" in 1985, while "Summer Lightning" was released in 1984.

  This album "WILDFIRE - Summer Lightning" is the 2nd and final album by Wildfire

DINO Music LP CH 161

WILD HEARTS - S/T Self-Titled ( 1986 Switzerland Swiss release thumbnail )

  This album comes with two newspaper articles on the "Wild Hearts" Band and Paul Etterlin

Mute Records 12 Mute 57



WIRE - Ahead (1987, England)  New Web-Page

AHEAD is the 1987 12" Maxi Single released by the British New Wave/Rock band "WIRE".

Wire / Dying Art, Mute Records 12 Mute 67



WIRE - Kidney Bingos (1988, Gt Britain)

is an EP by English rock band Wire. It was released 1988.

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wishbone ash ( rock, england ) VINYL RECORDS DISCOGRAPHY


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Roadrunner RR 9830
WITCH CROSS - Fit For Fight . Their only full-length album "Fit For Fight" was recorded by the same engineer of cult HM gems such as Mercyful Fate'

WITCH CROSS - Fit For Fight .

Their only full-length album "Fit For Fight" was recorded by the same engineer of cult HM gems such as Mercyful Fate 's ``Melissa`` and ``Don't Break The Oath``, Henrik Lund at Easy Sound Recordings, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Witchhunt Records 9001 THUMBNAIL

WITCHHUNT RECORDS - Believe in Church and Agonize ( 1990 Switzerland )

This is the extremely rare and hard to find Swiss Thrash metal sampler released in 1990 by Witchhunt records.   This record contains early demo recordings of European hardcore punk crossover death and thrash metal bands like:   Disharmonic Orchestra , Invocator, Carbonized, Necrophobic, Unleashed and others   Because of the small market size (more often record were imported from Germany, France, or Holland) in Switzerland, This Swiss edition was pressed in limited quantities

Finger Print records Loud Stereo FING LP 004


WIZZ - Crazy Games (1984, Sweden)

Crazy Games is the only official album released by the Swedish Heavy Metal band Wizz



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WRATHCHILD - Stackheel Strutt  is an EP pressed on red coloured vinyl


WRATHCHILD - Stackheel Strutt (1983, France)

is an EP pressed on red coloured vinyl