Apocalypse- self-titled - Rare Swiss Thrash Metal 1st Pressing 12" VINYL LP ALBUM


  This is the extremely rare and hard to find Swiss 1st pressing release of Apocalypse's Thrash Metal debut album
  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.

  Note the +Suisa+ on the record's label as well as the "Swiss Made" and crossbow logo in record's dead wax.


large album front cover photo of: Apocalypse self-titled

Album Summary: 

Thrash Metal act APOCALYPSE's debut, originally released on Out Of Tune in Switzerland, was later picked up by Music For Nations, who released it through their Under One Flag imprint. 

Music Genre:

Obscure Swiss Thrash Metal Music 

Collector's info: 

Original 1st Swiss Pressing. Recorded by Jean Ristory at Aquarius Studios Geneva

Fleming Rasmussen - Producer, Sound Engineer

Fleming Rasmussen is a Danish Music Producer and Sound Engineer. He is known for producing several Metallica albums, but also produced albums for Blind Guardian, Rainbow and others.

Jean Ristory - Sound Engineer

Carlos Torres - Art Concept

Eric Philippe - Artwork

Eric Philippe is a highly acclaimed album cover designer known for his exceptional artistic talent and iconic designs. Throughout his illustrious career, Eric has collaborated with numerous renowned bands and musicians, creating visually stunning artwork that has become synonymous with the music itself. His work has left an indelible mark on the world of music, making him one of the most sought-after designers in the industry.

Born with a creative spirit Eric Philippe grew up with a deep passion for art and music. From an early age, he displayed a remarkable talent for visual expression, often sketching and painting in his spare time. Inspired by the album covers he saw on his favorite records, Eric developed a keen interest in combining his two passions: art and music.

Eric's journey as an album cover designer began when he started working with local bands in his hometown. Recognizing his exceptional talent, word of his unique artistic vision spread rapidly, reaching the ears of well-established musicians in the industry. It wasn't long before Eric received his first major opportunity to design an album cover for the Belgian heavy metal band Ostrogoth.


The album cover for Ostrogoth's release catapulted Eric into the spotlight, showcasing his ability to capture the essence of a band's music through visual representation. The success of this collaboration led to numerous other opportunities, with bands such as Dark Wizard, E.F. Band, FN Guns, Killer, and many others seeking Eric's artistic expertise for their album covers.

Eric Philippe's designs have become renowned for their intricate details, vivid colors, and ability to convey the mood and themes of the music within. His style often blends elements of fantasy, surrealism, and realism, creating a visual language that resonates deeply with both musicians and fans alike. Whether it's a heavy metal album cover or a softer acoustic release, Eric has an innate ability to capture the essence of the music and translate it into stunning visual art.

Over the years, Eric's portfolio has expanded to include collaborations with a wide range of musical genres and artists from around the world. His designs have graced the covers of countless albums, making a significant impact on the overall visual identity of the music industry. His iconic artwork has not only attracted attention and accolades but has also become collectors' items, sought after by fans and art enthusiasts alike.

Beyond his work as an album cover designer, Eric Philippe has also dabbled in other artistic endeavors. He has exhibited his paintings in galleries, created designs for merchandise, and even ventured into the realm of music videos, applying his unique artistic vision to the moving image.

Eric continues to push boundaries and explore new horizons in his artistic career. His dedication to his craft and his ability to bring music to life through his visual creations have solidified his position as one of the most respected and influential album cover designers of his time. With each new project, Eric Philippe leaves an enduring artistic legacy, weaving a visual tapestry that enhances the music and creates a lasting impression on all who experience it.

Joseph Carlucci - Photographer

 Album:  Produced by Apocalypse
 Record Label:  Out of Time Records DT 277-1  
 Record Format 12" Vinyl LP Record  

Year & Country:

1988 Made in Switzerland  


Band Members and Musicians on: Apocalypse self-titled Rare Swiss Thrash Metal Pressing
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Carlos Sprenger (vocals)
  • Julien Brocher (guitar)
  • Zurich Zurcher (guitar)
  • Jean Claude Schneider (bass)
  • Momos Domenjoz (drums)
Track Listing of: Apocalypse self-titled Rare Swiss Thrash Metal Pressing


    Side One:
  1. Digital Life
  2. A Tale of a Nightmare
  3. Crash! (Instrumental)
  4. F**K Off and Die
    Side Two:
  1. The Night Before
  2. Apocalypse
  3. Back to the Fire
  4. Dark Sword (Instrumental)
  5. Cemetry

Photos of "Apocalypse (Suisa)" Album Front and Back Cover + Record Label

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Enlarged High Resolution Photo of the Record's label Apocalypse (Suisa) https://vinyl-records.nl