RoadrunneR RR 9700 to RR 9799 Vinyl LP Albums Gallery

  This web-page is a gallery of album covers of RoadrunneR RR 9700 - RR 9799 Vinyl Records. It os a gallery of album covers for Roadrunner Records vinyl LPs . It discusses several heavy metal and thrash metal bands . The article includes information about the band, album title, year of release, and interesting facts about the album . For example, some albums are the first releases by a particular band .


large album front cover photo of: Exciter Long Live the Loud

Label & Catalogno Band/Performers - Album Title Year Country

RR 9702

Lizzy Borden - The Murderess Metal Road Show Double LP FOC Gatefold

LIZZY BORDEN - The Murderess Metal Road Show Double LP FOC Gatefold (1986)

"The Murderess Metal Road Show" by Lizzy Borden unfolds as a live recorded spectacle on a Double LP Gatefold 12" Vinyl. This dynamic release captures the essence of Lizzy Borden's stage prowess. As a live double album, it immerses listeners in the energy and theatrics of Lizzy Borden's performances. The gatefold format adds an extra layer of visual appeal, making this release a comprehensive experience for fans and a testament to Lizzy Borden's impact on the live metal scene.

RR 9703
Destructor - Maximum Destruction

DESTRUCTOR - Maximum Destruction (1986) New Web-Page  

  "Maximum Destruction," the debut full-length album by the metal powerhouse Destructor, is making waves with its Netherlands release under Roadrunner Records. This 12" vinyl LP delivers an intense sonic experience, showcasing the band's raw energy and musical prowess. Brace for impact as Destructor's inaugural album cements its place in the Dutch metal scene, marking an electrifying chapter in their musical journey.

RR 9710
EXCITER -- Heavy Metal Maniac

EXCITER - Heavy Metal Maniac (1986)

"Heavy Metal Maniac" is the electrifying debut album by Canadian Thrash Metal pioneers, Exciter. Originally known as "Hell Razor", this 12" vinyl LP encapsulates the raw power and intensity of the band's early sound. Released with relentless speed and aggression, this iconic album showcases Exciter's signature blend of fast-paced riffs, thunderous drums, and electrifying vocals, solidifying their place in the world of Heavy Metal history.This album "EXCITER - Heavy Metal Maniac" is the first/debut album by the Canadian Thrash Metal band Exciter ( previously called "Hell Razor" )

RR 9713
Bl'ast The Power of Expression "The Power of Expression" is the first full length album released by the Californian hardcore punk band: Bl'ast

BLAST - The Power of Expression (1986)

"The Power of Expression" unleashes its raw energy on a 12" Vinyl LP Album, marking the first full-length release by the Californian hardcore punk force Bl'ast. This album, a seminal work in the hardcore punk genre, showcases Bl'ast's sonic intensity and rebellious spirit. Released as a testament to their unbridled expression, it solidifies Bl'ast's presence in the vibrant landscape of Californian punk, making it a definitive chapter in the band's discography and the hardcore punk movement.

RR 9717
Metallica - Master of the Puppets

METALLICA - Master of the Puppets (1986)

"Master of Puppets" by Metallica, the iconic masterpiece, resonates on a 12" Vinyl LP Album in this Netherlands release under Music For Nations. This album, a cornerstone in the thrash metal genre, epitomizes Metallica's musical prowess. With tracks like "Battery" and the title track, "Master of Puppets," it solidifies Metallica's dominance in the metal realm. The Netherlands release under Music For Nations adds a distinct touch to this legendary album, making it a sought-after gem for collectors and metal enthusiasts alike.

RR 9721

KING DIAMOND - Fatal Portrait (1985)

"Fatal Portrait," the haunting debut by the Danish heavy metal maestro King Diamond, materializes on a 12" Vinyl LP Album, originally released in 1986 under Roadrunner Records. This album, a testament to King Diamond's unique storytelling and vocal prowess, marked the beginning of his illustrious solo career. The web page detailing the differences between the first release and subsequent re-releases adds an intriguing layer to the album's history, emphasizing its significance in the evolution of King Diamond's musical legacy.

RR 9725
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S.O.D. - Speak English or Die

  Speak English or Die is the first album by the thrash/hardcore band Stormtroopers of Death (S.O.D.).   After Anthrax finished recording Spreading the Disease, there still was some studio time left, so Scott Ian and Charlie Benante called some friends, practiced some songs, and recorded it all within a week.

RR 9732
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RAZOR - Evil Invaders

"Evil Invaders," the relentless auditory assault by the Canadian Speed/Thrash Metal juggernaut Razor, storms forth on a 12" Vinyl LP Album. Serving as the band's second full-length and third official recording, this album from Guelph, Ontario, showcases Razor's ferocity. Produced by Walter Zwol and released in 1985, "Evil Invaders" stands as a pinnacle in the band's discography, a testament to their contribution to the speed and thrash metal scene during that era.

RR 9734
Vicious Rumors - Soldiers of the Night

VICIOUS RUMOURS - Soldiers of the Night (1985)

"Soldiers of the Night," the inaugural full-length assault by Californian metal stalwarts Vicious Rumors, commands attention on a 12" Vinyl LP Album released in 1985. This album stands as a testament to the band's early mastery of metal craftsmanship. With relentless energy and powerful vocals, "Soldiers of the Night" solidifies Vicious Rumors' presence in the metal landscape, marking a definitive chapter in the band's journey and contributing to the vibrant metal scene of the mid-1980s.

RR 9737

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FATES WARNING ‎– The Spectre Within

  "The Spectre Within" is the second studio album by progressive metal band "Fates Warning" and produced by Brian Slagel and Bill Metoyer. It includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and artwork/photos

RR 9738

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New Entry OMEN - Warning of Danger (1985, Netherlands)

"Warning of Danger" is the second full length album by the American Heavy Metal band: "Omen". It has been recorded at the Eldorado Studios and Track Record Studio. Bill Metoyer has been taking care of the recording , while production was managed by "Brian Slagel" and Omen. Eddy Schreyer was the mastering engineer, mastering it at Eldorado Studio, Los Angeles.

RR 9739

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New Entry CHROME MOLLY - You Can't Have it All NWOBHM (1985, Netherlands)

This album "You can't Have it all" by "Chrome Molly" is their first official full-length album and has been produced by "Ray Neave" and "Andy Paul" , released in 1985. The album cover was designed/drawn by "Nick Waters" and "Gill Fisher" while the photos on the cover were done by "Paul Hart" and "Gary Wedekind".

RR 9740

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New Entry AVALANCHE - Pray for the Sinner (1985, Netherlands)

"Pray for the Sinner" by Avalanche emerges as the sole full-length testament from the American Heavy Metal trio hailing from Kansas City, Missouri. This 12" Vinyl LP Album, released under Roadrunner Records, captures the essence of Avalanche's brief but impactful existence from 1985 to 1988. With this album, the band etches their mark on the heavy metal landscape, showcasing their musical prowess and leaving a lasting legacy in the world of American metal history.

RR 9742
Chastain - Mystery of Illusion

CHASTAIN - Mystery of Illusion (1985)

"Mystery of Illusion," the debut studio revelation by heavy metal maestros Chastain, resonates on a 12" Vinyl LP Album. Produced by Mike Varney, this album is a foundational chapter in the band's discography. Released as a testament to Chastain's musical prowess, it showcases their distinctive sound and sets the stage for their enduring presence in the heavy metal genre. "Mystery of Illusion" marks the beginning of Chastain's journey, leaving an indelible imprint on the landscape of heavy metal.

RR 9744

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BLOODLUST - Guilty as Sin (1986)

"Guilty as Sin" is the first and only full-length album by this American Speed Metal band.

Collector notes:
Guy Lord Mattaliano for most of his career (1984-Present) he has performed with the Heavy Metal band: Bloodlust. Other bands he has sung in, are: Lord, Onexhell, Rapture, Rock Hard, Warlock.

During the 1980's, Sandy K. Vasquez has played bass with the Heavy Metal band Bloodlust. In the 21st century he performs with Primal and Ruthless.

In 1988 Guy Lord and Anthony Romero joined together to form the LORD band.

RR 9750

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New Entry ATTACKER - Battle At Helms Deep (1985, Holland)

"Battle At Helms Deep" is "Attacker's" first (debut) album. This is the version with the original album cover art with the "Green Monster" by Attacker, Steven Carr, and Ken Pontac. Later issues of this album have an album cover with a brownish monster over an open fire (which was most likely the very first album cover design)

RR 9752

NASTY SAVAGE - Nasty Savage S/T Self-Titled

NASTY SAVAGE - Nasty Savage S/T Self-Titled (1985)

Nasty Savage was a thrash metal band originating from Brandon Florida, USA. The band rose to popularity primarily due to lead vocalist "Nasty" Ronnie Galetti's over-the-top stage show performances (in early shows Ronnie would smash television sets over his head.) The first album featuring the hit single "XXX" was recorded at Progressive Music in Tampa. These recordings helped get the band signed with heavy metal label Metal Blade Records. After releasing four albums between 1983 and 1989 they broke up. After there had been speculation about a reunion for some time, an album of new material was released in the spring of 2004. Since then, the band has played an occasional live show but has not recorded.

RR 9757
POSSESSED - Seven Churches

POSSESSED - Seven Churches (1985, Netherland)

"Seven Churches" is Possessed's debut album . The album had a massive impact on heavy metal in general, but also in establishing death metal. Many die-hard fans have dubbed Possessed and Seven Churches as the "granddaddy of death metal", 

RR 9759
AGENT STEEL - Skeptics Apocalypse

New Entry AGENT STEEL - Skeptics Apocalypse (1985, Holland)

"Skeptics Apocalypse," the inaugural testament by the American Speed/Power metal force Agent Steel, reverberates on a 12" Vinyl LP Album. This debut release, recorded "somewhere in Los Angeles" as cryptically mentioned on the album cover, solidifies Agent Steel's position in the metal realm. Released as the band's first official album, "Skeptics Apocalypse" showcases their speed-infused power metal sound, marking a crucial chapter in their journey and contributing to the dynamic landscape of American metal.

RR 9760

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RAILWAY - Railway II (1985)

Railway II was their 2nd full le  Railway is a German Heavy Metal band from Munich and active since 1977. Railway is a heavy metal band that formed in the late 1970s. They play a style of heavy metal music similar to that of Accept . They split up after their 6th studio album but have since reformed and released a "best of" albumngth album and released in 1970

RR 9762
PILEDRIVER - Metal Inquistion

PILEDRIVER - Metal Inquistion (1985)

    "Piledriver" was a Canadian power/speed metal band, founded in 1985 by Gord Kirchin. They were known for an over-the-top image and flamboyant song titles/lyrics ("Sex With Satan", "Alien Rape", "Sodomize the Dead", "Witch Hunt", "Human Sacrifice", etc). "Metal Inquisition" was Piledriver's debut/first album.

RR 9761

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HATRIK - The Beast (1985)

"The Beast" by Hatrik roars to life on a 12" Vinyl LP Album, a creation etched into vinyl by the skilled hands of mastering engineer Maarten de Boer. Renowned as the vinyl mastering engineer at The Masters, Netherlands (formerly Holland Cutting Room), Maarten de Boer brings a distinctive touch to this release. "The Beast" stands as a testament to Hatrik's sonic prowess and Maarten de Boer's contribution to the art of vinyl mastering during the era when this record was crafted.

RR 9772
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HALLOW'S EVE - Tales of Terror

"Tales of Terror," the inaugural onslaught by the American Thrash Metal maestros Hallow's Eve, manifests on a 12" Vinyl LP Album. Released in 1985 and produced by Brian Slagel, this debut album is a thunderous proclamation of Hallow's Eve's arrival in the thrash metal realm. With relentless energy and a haunting atmosphere, "Tales of Terror" stands as a milestone in the band's discography, marking the genesis of their contribution to the dynamic landscape of American thrash metal.

Attic Records / Viper RR 9776
ANVIL - Backwaxed

ANVIL - Backwaxed (1985)

"Backwaxed" by Anvil reverberates on a 12" Vinyl LP Album, a collection that includes five previously unreleased tracks. Released under the Viper Attic label, this album showcases Anvil's raw energy and musical versatility. The inclusion of unreleased tracks adds an intriguing layer to this release, making it a must-have for fans and a testament to Anvil's enduring presence in the metal scene. "Backwaxed" stands as a unique compilation, offering a glimpse into the band's creative evolution and complementing their existing discography.

Attic / RoadrunneR RR 9780

LEE AARON - Call of the Wild

LEE AARON - Call of the Wild (1985)

"Call of the Wild" is the third studio album by singer Lee Aaron, released on June 27, 1985 through Attic Records. It reached #86 on the RPM Canadian Albums Chart on August 24, 1985 and held that position for three weeks. T

Music For Nations RR 9782

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New Entry EXCITER - Long Live the Loud (1985)

 "Long Live the Loud" is the third studio album by the Canadian speed metal band Exciter, released through Music For Nations in 1984 and rereleased through Megaforce Records in march 2005 with the EP Feel the Knife. All songs were written by Dan Beehler, except "Victims of Sacrifice" by Johnson and Beehler.

RR 9786
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MEGADETH - Killing is my Business and Business is Good

Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good! is 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.

RR 9787
EXODUS - Bonded by Blood

EXODUS - Bonded by Blood (1985)

"Bonded By Blood," the explosive debut and first full-length album by American Thrash Metal juggernaut Exodus, unleashes its sonic fury on a 12" Vinyl LP Album. Released under Music For Nations, this 1985 album is a seminal work that solidifies Exodus as a powerhouse in the thrash metal genre. With relentless speed and aggressive riffing, "Bonded By Blood" stands as a timeless classic, marking the beginning of Exodus' influential journey in the realm of thrash metal.

RoadrunneR RR 9788

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ABATTOIR Vicious Attack(1985)

This album "ABATTOIR: Vicious Attack" is the first album by this American Speed Metal Band. Models: Chest: Diane Luna, Arms: Dirk Harmon On Abattoir's first album "Vicious Attack" Juan Garcia is not credited as one of the musicians, but on the original custom inner sleeve credited as songwriter of a couple of tracks. Abattoir an American Speed Metal band from Los Angeles, California, formed by Juan Garcia and Steve Gaines.

Music for Nations / RoadRunner RR 9789

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ROGUE MALE - First Visit (1985, Netherlands)

"First Visit," the debut and first album by the British Heavy Metal band (NWOBHM) Rogue Male, is immortalized on a 12" LP Vinyl Album. Produced by Steve James and released in 1985, this album marks the inception of Rogue Male's journey in the realm of heavy metal. The original custom inner sleeve, featuring album details, complete lyrics, and artwork/photos, adds depth to the album's presentation. "First Visit" encapsulates the raw energy and musical prowess that defined Rogue Male's contribution to the vibrant era of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal.

Roadrunner RR 9795
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SLAYER - Hell Awaits (1985, Netherlands)   New Web-Page  

The band's previous release, "Show No Mercy", became Metal Blade Records' highest selling release; as a result, producer Brian Slagel desired to release a second Slayer album. To that end, Slagel financed a recording budget (Show No Mercy was paid for by band members) and recruited several experienced producers to help in the studio.

Music For Nations – RR 9796

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Q5 - Steel the Light (1985)

"Steel The Light" by Q5 illuminates the 12" LP Vinyl Album, serving as the debut masterpiece from the American Hard Rock/Heavy Metal band. Released under TKO Nightshade Culprit, this album is a testament to Q5's collective musical prowess. Notably, all Q5 band members (except Floyd Rose) shared musical history in bands like TKO, Nightshade, and Culprit. With a fusion of hard rock and heavy metal elements, "Steel The Light" solidifies Q5's position in the rock and metal landscape, marking a significant chapter in their musical journey.