MFN Music For Nations Vinyl Records discography

  This section of the Vinyl Record Collectors Guide is the complete discography of records released by the record company: "Music For Nations", see also Roadrunner Records

  "Music for the Nations (MFN)" 1983-2004 was a London, UK based record company who produced Thrash Metal bands like: Anthrax, Dearly Beheaded , Exodus, METALLICA. Other bands recording for MFN included: Acid Drinkers , Amplifier , Anathema , Apes Pigs and Spacemen , Battleaxe , Cradle of Filth , Dispatched , Entombed , Godflesh , InMe , Lost Horizon , Opeth , Paradise Lost , Rox, Spiritual Beggars , Three Days Grace , Tigertailz

Label & Catalogno Band/Performers - Album Title Year Country


VIRGIN STEEL - Self-Titled ( 1982 Europe ) New Web-Page

"Virgin Steele" the 1982 self-titled debut album by the American Hard Rock and Heavy Metal band Virgin Steele. Also the first album released by the record company "Music For Nations" with catalognr "MFN 1"

Tank - This Means War

TANK - This Means War ( 1983 France )

"This Means War" is the third album by British heavy metal band Tank, released in 1983. On this album, the line-up expanded to a four-piece, with the addition of second guitarist Mick Tucker, former member of the NWOBHM band "White Spirit". Thanks to Tucker's songwriting contributions and to the sound expanded by an extra guitar, the band changed their music in comparison with their previous albums with longer, more melodic compositions, which helped differentiate Tank from Motörhead, the band they were often compared to.  

METALLICA - Kill 'Em All

METALLICA - Kill 'Em All ( 1983 France )

Metallica's debut album, "Kill 'Em All," recorded in a mere two weeks on a tight budget, gained legendary status. The French release on MFN, limited to 1500 copies, features a 170-gram 12" vinyl LP, adding rarity and collectible appeal. With iconic artwork and impactful music, this edition has become a sought-after gem, embodying Metallica's pivotal role in shaping the thrash metal genre.

Music For Nations MFN 12 KUT 109

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W.A.S.P - Animal (F**K Like a Beast) ( England )

  This controversial track track "Animal (Fuck Like a Beast)" was deleted from the album. The Parents Music Resource Center had labeled the song as one of its "Filthy Fifteen", song

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Agent Steel - Mad Locust Rising

AGENT STEEL - Mad Locust Rising ( 1986 England ) New Web-Page  

This is the original "Music For Nations" release of Agent Steel's second album "Mad Locust Rising". "Mad Locust Rising" has been re-issued in 1999 by "Century Media"

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ANTHRAX - Fistful of Metal ( 1984 UK )

The picture disc 12" vinyl LP album of "Fistful of Metal" features the iconic cover art of the album, which depicts a hand holding a chain wrapped around a fist, with the Anthrax logo in the background. The picture disc is a special type of vinyl record that has a picture or design printed on one or both sides of the disc, i

MFN 15
HELLION - Self-Titled MLP

HELLION - Self-Titled ( Mini-LP, 1983 USA )

"Hellion's self-titled 12" mini-LP, a hallmark of '80s heavy metal, immortalizes the charismatic Ann Boleyn's vocal prowess and the band's electrifying sound. As the founder of New Renaissance Records, Boleyn's influence extends beyond Hellion's sonic landscape, leaving an enduring legacy in metal history. The vinyl experience encapsulates the era's essence, ensuring Hellion's impact persists, echoing through the corridors of heavy metal for generations to come."

MFN 19

MANOWAR - Hail to England

MANOWAR - Hail to England

"Hail to England" is often considered the best of the "classic" era of Manowar and was known to interest more English fans, due to its name.

MFN 20
HELSTAR - Burning Star
HELSTAR - Burning Star ( 1984 USA )
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METALLICA - Ride The Lightning

METALLICA - Ride The Lightning ( 1984 England ).

Ride the Lightning is often hailed by fans as a classic of the thrash metal genre,

Music For Nations MFN 44

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EXODUS - Bonded By Blood ( 1985 Made in France )New Web-Page 

This album "Bonded By Blood" is the debut/first full-length album by the American Thrash Metal band "Exodus".

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MEGADETH - Killing is my Business and Business is Good 12" Picture Disc New Web-Page   

  This is the Picture Disc version "Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!" the debut album by American thrash metal band Megadeth. It was originally released in 1985 on Combat Records. The album's artwork, featuring a plastic skull with tinfoil, was not intended to be the original artwork. Mustaine wanted a picture of Megadeth mascot Vic Rattlehead on the cover, however the studio lost the artwork, so they improvised the low-budget replacement.

MFN 47
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EXCITER - Long Live The Loud
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METALLICA - Master of Puppets Picture Disc
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METALLICA - Master of Puppets Audiophile 45rpm Double LP ( 1986 USA )
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EXCITER - Unveiling the Wicked
EXCITER - Unveiling the Wicked ( 1986 France )
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RIO - Sex Crimes
RIO - Sex Crimes ( 1986 England )
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Agent Steel
AGENT STEEL- Unstoppable Force ( 1986 USA )

Music For Nations MFN 68

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ROGUE MALE - Animal Man ( 1986 England )

Animal Man is the second full length album recorded by the Rogue Male band


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Music For Nations - The Singles Album
VARIOUS ARTISTS - Music For Nations - The Singles Album ( 1986 USA )
MFN 73
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HELLION - Screams in the Night ( 1987 England )
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HEATHEN - Breaking The Silence ( 1987 England )
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ZOETROPE - A Life of Crime
ZOETROPE - A Life of Crime ( 1987 USA )
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EXODUS - Pleasures for the Flesh ( 1987 England )

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HELLION - Postcards from the Asylum ( 1988 England )


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KING KOBRA - III Uncensored Inner Sleeve ( 1986 England )

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.


Relativity, Music For Nations MFN 87

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IMPELLITTERI - Stand in Line ( 1988 England )



MFN 90
Exodus - Fabulous Disaster

EXODUS - Fabulous Disaster ( 1988 France )

  "Fabulous Disaster" is the third album by Exodus. UK label Music for Nations released the album in 1988, but in the USA, it was released in January 1989 by Combat/Relativity Records. In 1999, Century media remastered and reissued the band's first three albums in Europe only. This was Tom Hunting's last album with Exodus .

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WARP DRIVE - Gimme Gimme
WARP DRIVE - Gimme Gimme
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DEARLY BEHEADED - Temptation ( 1996 England )
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EXODUS - Bonded by Blood

EXODUS - Bonded by Blood ( 1985 )

This album "Bonded By Blood" is the debut/first full-length album by the American Thrash Metal band "Exodus"

Music for Nations RR 9789
Rogue Male - First Visit

ROGUE MALE - First Visit ( 1985 Netherlands )

"First Visit" is the debut / first album by the British Heavy Metal band (NWOBHM) "Rogue Male", it was produced by Steve James and released in 1985.

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ROX - Krazy Kutz / Sweet Sixteen

ROX - Krazy Kutz / Sweet Sixteen ( 1983 France )

This mini-album "Krazy Kutz / Sweet Sixteen" is by Rox a NWOBHM Heavy Metal band from Manchester


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METALLICA - Jump In The Fire Shaped Picture Disc
METALLICA - Jump In The Fire Shaped Picture Disc