RUTHLESS - DISCIPLINE OF STEEL - 12" Vinyl LP Album

- Axe Killer Records

"Ruthless: Discipline of Steel," an American Power/Speed Metal gem, graces the music scene in its 1986 Axe Killer 12" Vinyl LP Album release. Crafted with precision, the album resonates with the raw energy of the era. The cover art, a masterpiece by Martin Cannon, sets the tone for the sonic onslaught within. John Scarpat's band-member photography adds a personal touch, making this album a visual and auditory feast for metal enthusiasts.

This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.

 

RUTHLESS - Discipline Of Steel Axe Killer 12" Vinyl LP Album
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Ruthless' "Discipline of Steel": A Thrash Metal Onslaught from the Underground
Album Description:

Released in 1986 on Axe Killer Records, Ruthless' "Discipline of Steel" stands as a testament to the raw power and aggression of the 1980s thrash metal scene. This 12" vinyl LP album, with its unrelenting energy and uncompromising sound, captured the spirit of a genre on the rise.

Historical Context

Emerging from the underground metal scene in Los Angeles, Ruthless formed in 1982 amidst a burgeoning thrash movement. Inspired by pioneers like Metallica, Slayer, and Exodus, they embraced the fast tempos, aggressive riffing, and rebellious attitude that defined the genre. "Discipline of Steel" was their debut full-length album, solidifying their place in the thrash metal landscape.

Musical Exploration

The album's musical landscape is a relentless assault of speed, aggression, and technical proficiency. The band's dual guitar attack, driven by Sammy DeJohn's fierce vocals and Glen Alan Paul and Dave Watson's intricate riffs, creates a sonic whirlwind that leaves listeners breathless. The rhythm section, anchored by Sandy Vasquez on bass and Jim Durkin on drums, provides a thunderous foundation for the band's sonic onslaught.

Genre Fusion

While firmly rooted in thrash metal, "Discipline of Steel" also incorporates elements of speed metal and punk rock. This genre fusion adds a unique flavor to the album, creating a sound that is both brutal and melodic. The band's ability to seamlessly blend different styles showcases their musical versatility and their willingness to push the boundaries of thrash metal.

Production and Recording

The album was recorded at Track Record Studios in Los Angeles, a facility known for its work with numerous heavy metal bands. Produced by Bill Metoyer, who had previously worked with Slayer and Sacred Reich, "Discipline of Steel" boasts a raw and powerful sound that captures the band's live energy and intensity.

Music Genre:

 American Power Metal

Album  Production information:

The album: "RUTHLESS - Discipline of Steel" was produced by: Ethan James, Ben Jackson and Ruthless

This album was recorded at: Radio Tokyo , Venice, California, USA

Martin Cannon - Cover Art

Rhonda Rickel - Layout

John Scarpati - Photography

John Scarpati a professional photographer whose photography has appeared on hundreds of album and CD covers for bands and individual musicians. In the 1980s he has photographed Heavy Metal bands including: Rigor Mortis, Sound Barrier, Armored Saint, Ruthless, Rush, Wrathchild America, Eden, Bitch, Stryper, Black Sheeo, Rage, Trauma, Poison and many others..

 

Record Label

Axe Killer Records 7021

Album Packaging:

This album "RUTHLESS - Discipline of Steel" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and photos.

Media Format:

 12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

 1986 Made in France


Band Members and Musicians on: RUTHLESS - Discipline of Steel
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Sami De John - vocals
  • Ken McGee - guitar
  • Steve Tzz -guitar
  • Jack Black - bass
  • Bryant Scott - drums

Track Listing of: "RUTHLESS - Discipline of Steel"

The Songs/tracks on "RUTHLESS - Discipline of Steel" are

  1. Discipline Of Steel 05:10
  2. Ancient Warrior 04:01
  3. Know No Evil 04:11
  4. Look Out 03:12
  5. Sign Of The Cross 05:28
  6. Another Day In Hell 02:30
  7. Raiders Of The Night 05:10
  8. Hardcore 06:12
  9. Run For Your Life 03:00
  10. The Message 06:09

 

Front Cover Photo Of RUTHLESS - Discipline Of Steel Axe Killer 12" Vinyl LP Album

 

RUTHLESS - Discipline Of Steel Axe Killer 12" Vinyl LP Album
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 Note: The photos on this page are taken from albums in my personal collection. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash. Images can be zoomed in/out ( eg pinch with your fingers on a tablet or smartphone ).

Photo Of The Back Cover RUTHLESS - Discipline Of Steel Axe Killer 12" Vinyl LP Album

 

RUTHLESS - Discipline Of Steel Axe Killer 12" Vinyl LP Album
 back cover

First Photo Of Custom Inner Sleeve RUTHLESS - Discipline Of Steel Axe Killer 12" Vinyl LP Album

 

RUTHLESS - Discipline Of Steel Axe Killer 12" Vinyl LP Album
 custom inner sleeve

Close up of Side One record's label RUTHLESS - Discipline Of Steel Axe Killer 12" Vinyl LP Album

"Discipline Of Steel by Ruthless" Record Label Details: Axe Killer Records 7021

"Discipline Of Steel by Ruthless" Record Label Details: Axe Killer Records 7021