"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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Label & Catalogno Band/Performers - Album Title
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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

Warfare's 'A Conflict of Hatred' (1988) unchains a sonic assault through thrashing riffs and fierce rhythms. This 12" vinyl LP encapsulates the band's raw energy, exploring themes of chaos and aggression. A testament to the heavy metal underground, the album's thunderous sound reverberates with unrelenting intensity, making it a classic of its genre

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WARFARE - Metal Anarchy
WARFARE - Metal Anarchy

RoadrunneR RR 9747, 1985, Netherlands

Released in 1985, Warfare's 'Metal Anarchy' 12" vinyl LP epitomizes the raw essence of early thrash metal. With blistering guitar work, pounding drums, and rebellious spirit, the album delivers a chaotic and exhilarating experience. A cornerstone of the UK's burgeoning metal scene, 'Metal Anarchy' remains a visceral and influential statement in the realm of underground metal

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WARFARE - Total Death

WARFARE - Total Death

RoadrunneR Records RR125499, 1985, Netherlands

WARFARE's 'Total Death' (1985) on 12" vinyl is a sonic onslaught of extreme metal. This album thrusts listeners into a maelstrom of aggressive riffs, thunderous drums, and gritty vocals. With a no-holds-barred attitude, 'Total Death' embodies chaos and rebellion, solidifying its place in the world of underground metal history as a fierce and unapologetic release.

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WARFARE - Two Tribes
WARFARE - Two Tribes

Neat Records Neat 45, 1984, England

"WARFARE's 'Two Tribes' 12" vinyl album, released in 1984, delivers a fusion of punk and metal, epitomizing the band's distinctive style. With a barrage of gritty riffs and hard-hitting rhythms, the album carries a confrontational energy. This release captures the fervor of its era, showcasing WARFARE's ability to traverse musical boundaries while retaining a rebellious and unyielding spirit.

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Label & Catalogno Band/Performers - Album Title

Grindpromotion – GRIND019, Trendkill Recordings – KILL 042,

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

WARFUCK's "Neantification" (2013) is a sonic tempest, marking the zenith of French grindcore. The album, released on clear vinyl, channels societal discord into an auditory assault. Meticulously crafted, it captures the essence of the genre's ferocity while pushing creative boundaries.

Mausoleum Records - SKULL 83109

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

Belgian Heavy Metal band Warhead released their second studio album, "The Day After," in 1986. The album featured seven tracks that showcased the band's talent for creating heavy, powerful music. Their debut album, "Speedway," was released in 1984 and received critical acclaim in the Belgian Heavy Metal scene. The success of their debut album paved the way for the release of their second album, "The Day After."

Mausoleum Records FIST 8357

WARHEAD - Speedway (Belgium)

"Warhead: Speedway" races onto the scene with the 12" Vinyl LP Album, a testament to the prowess of one of Belgium's few Speed Metal bands. Released on Mausoleum Records, this album encapsulates the raw power and intensity that define Warhead's contribution to the Speed Metal genre. Each track on "Speedway" serves as a sonic journey through the band's relentless speed and metal prowess, making this LP a sought-after gem for collectors of the Speed Metal sound and a memorable chapter in Belgian metal history.



WARLOCK ( GERMANY, HEAVY METAL ) Vinyl Records Discography


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

"Thy Kingdom Come" by Warlord commands attention on a 12" Vinyl LP Album, offering a captivating glimpse into the realm of 1980s heavy metal. Hailing from Los Angeles, California, Warlord, distinct from Warlord UK, left an indelible mark on the metal scene. Active predominantly in the 80s, the band's prowess shines through in this release, showcasing their musical dexterity and contributing to the rich tapestry of the era's heavy metal landscape

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. With crushing riffs, thunderous drums, and fierce vocals, War Machine delivers an intense and captivating listening experience. "Unknown Soldier" showcases the band's mastery of the genre and solidifies their place in the realm of classic heavy metal. A must-have for fans of the genre and vinyl collectors.

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 II" echoes through the realms of French Heavy Metal on the 12" LP Vinyl Album, a testament to the sonic prowess of the hard-rock band. Active from 1980 to 1985, Warning left an indelible mark on the French music scene. Sung in French, this album is a chapter in their discography, produced by Dieter Dierks. Each track on "Warning II" resonates with the band's hard-rock spirit, making it a cherished piece for enthusiasts of French Heavy Metal and a vital record in the history of the genre in France.

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. The album's dynamic sound, fueled by powerful riffs and soaring vocals, leaves a lasting impact. "Gimme Gimme" is a must-have for fans of energetic, guitar-driven music and vinyl enthusiasts alike.

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.



W.A.S.P. ( USA, Heavy Metal ) Vinyl Records Discography


Season Of Mist – SOM148LP


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

"Watain: Sworn To The Dark" unleashes its black metal fury on the 12" Vinyl LP Album, a limited edition on white vinyl, a coveted gem for enthusiasts of the genre. Formed in 1998 in Uppsala, Sweden, Watain is synonymous with uncompromising black metal. "Sworn To The Dark" stands as their third official record, with this limited edition pressing limited to 500 copies on white vinyl. Each track on this album immerses listeners in the dark, atmospheric world crafted by Watain, solidifying their place in the world of Swedish black metal history.


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 )

"Wehrmacht: Shark Attack" thrashes its way into the spotlight on the 12" Vinyl LP Album, marking the debut release by the American Thrash Metal band. Released in 1987, "Shark Attack" stands as a landmark in Wehrmacht's discography. Dedicated to Lucky Lager, each track on this album showcases the band's raw thrash energy and musical intensity. A must-have for Thrash Metal enthusiasts, this debut LP immortalizes Wehrmacht's contribution to the relentless sound of American thrash in the late '80s.

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

Wendy & The Rocketts were an all-female new wave band from Los Angeles, California, active in the 1980s. "Dazed for Days" was their only full-length album, released in 1982 on vinyl LP. The album received positive reviews upon its release, with critics praising the band's energy and Cruise's songwriting. However, despite the critical acclaim, the album failed to achieve mainstream success and the band disbanded shortly after its release.

Atlantic 781 969 WX 277


WHITE LION - Big Game (1988, Germany)

"White Lion: Big Game" roars into the realm of Hard Rock on the 12" LP Vinyl Album, marking the third studio release by the iconic band. Released on August 10, 1989, by Atlantic Records, "Big Game" encapsulates White Lion's signature sound. This album, a testament to their musical evolution, includes a bonus in the form of a poster, adding a visual element to the auditory experience. Each track resonates with the hard rock spirit, making "Big Game" a cherished addition for enthusiasts and a pivotal chapter in White Lion's discography.


WHITE LION - Fight to Survive (1985, USA)

"White Lion: Fight to Survive" storms onto the scene as the debut album by the American/Danish band on the 12" Vinyl LP Album. This release marked the inception of White Lion's journey in the music world. Each track on "Fight to Survive" showcases the band's early sound, laying the foundation for their subsequent success in the hard rock genre. A must-have for collectors, this debut album immortalizes White Lion's initial foray into the music scene and sets the stage for their future in the realm of rock.

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

"White Wolf: Endangered Species" prowls onto the scene with the 1986 12" Vinyl LP Album, the third release by the Canadian Hard Rock band. Featuring alluring artwork with sexy nudity, this album stands as a testament to White Wolf's musical prowess and visual appeal. Band members Don Wilk, Cam MacLeod, Rick Nelson, Loris Bolzen, and Les Schwartz contribute to the sonic landscape that defines "Endangered Species." Each track resonates with the raw energy and hard rock spirit that encapsulates the essence of White Wolf's contribution to Canadian rock history.



THE WHO ( ENGLAND, British ROCK ) Vinyl Records Discography


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WICCA - Splended Deed (1988, Germany)

"Wicca: Splendid Deed" thrashes its way into the world of German Thrash Metal on the 12" LP, marking the first and only release by the band. This record stands as a testament to Wicca's sonic assault on the Thrash Metal scene in Germany. "Splendid Deed" encapsulates the raw energy, aggression, and musical intensity that define the band's contribution to the genre. A must-have for Thrash Metal enthusiasts, this album immortalizes Wicca's presence in the German thrash landscape.

No Colours NC 051

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WIGRID - Hoffnungstod

"Wigrid: Hoffnungstod" emerges from the shadows as the first full-length Black Metal offering by the band on the 12" LP Vinyl Album, released in 2002. This album encapsulates Wigrid's foray into the atmospheric and intense realm of Black Metal. Each track on "Hoffnungstod" resonates with the dark and haunting essence that defines the band's early exploration of the genre. With an accompanying lyrics sheet, this release immerses listeners in Wigrid's sonic journey and adds a visual dimension to the atmospheric soundscape of Black Metal.

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 )

In the ever-evolving landscape of rock music, certain albums stand as iconic landmarks, etching their names into the world of musical history. The self-titled 12" Vinyl LP by Wild Hearts is undoubtedly one such gem. Released under the watchful eyes of producers Glenn Miller and the band itself, this album is a testament to the raw power and unbridled creativity that defines rock and roll. With band members Tosho Yakkatokuo, Misty Jarvis, Paul Etterlin, and Mega Horvath at the helm, this record weaves a sonic tapestry that captures the essence of rock's soul-stirring energy.

Mute Records 12 Mute 57



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

"Wire: Ahead" propels listeners into the sonic landscape of British New Wave/Rock on the 1987 12" EP Maxi-Single Vinyl. This release, featuring the track "Ahead," showcases Wire's exploration of the New Wave and Rock genres. Each groove on the Maxi-Single encapsulates the band's innovative approach to sound and music. "Ahead" becomes a focal point in Wire's musical evolution, offering enthusiasts a condensed yet impactful dose of the band's distinctive style from the late '80s.

Wire / Dying Art, Mute Records 12 Mute 67



WIRE - Kidney Bingos (1988, Gt Britain)

"Wire: Kidney Bingos" weaves its sonic tapestry on the 12" EP Mini-LP Vinyl, offering a compact yet compelling glimpse into the musical world of the British New Wave/Rock band. Released as a Mini-LP in the EP format, "Kidney Bingos" is a testament to Wire's experimental and innovative spirit. Each track on this EP contributes to the band's distinctive sound, providing enthusiasts with a condensed exploration of Wire's musical evolution during the era of its release.

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wishbone ash ( rock, england ) Vinyl Records Discography


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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 .

"Fit For Fight" by Witch Cross unleashes its metal might on a 12" Vinyl LP Album, representing the Danish heavy metal band's only full-length release. Recorded at Easy Sound Recordings in Copenhagen, Denmark, this album shares an engineering pedigree with cult heavy metal gems like Mercyful Fate's "Melissa" and "Don't Break The Oath," courtesy of Henrik Lund. With a blend of metal prowess and an intriguing title featuring "Sexy Nudity," this album adds a unique touch to Witch Cross's contribution to the metal genre and stands as a collector's item in their discography.

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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

WITCHHUNT RECORDS - believe in church and agonize (1990, switzerland) 12" Vinyl LP
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Witchhunt Records 9001 , 1990 , Switzerland


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WIZZ - Crazy Games (1984, Sweden) 12" Vinyl LP
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FING LP 004 , 1983 , Sweden

Originally known as Leadfort, the band thrived from 1976 to 1981,. After a hiatus, they resurfaced in 1984 under the moniker Wizz, unveiling their sole album, "Crazy Games,"

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WRATHCHILD - Stackheel Strutt (1983, France) 12" Vinyl LP
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BOLT 2 , 1983 , France

Hailing from Evesham, England, Wrathchild emerged in 1980, bringing their own brand of flamboyant and energetic rock to the scene. "Stackheel Strutt" is a perfect encapsulation of their sound.

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