Atrophy - Socialized Hate ( Thrash Metal ) 12" VINYL LP ALBUM


  "Socialized Hate" is the debut album from Arizona thrash metal band, Atrophy. It was released on Roadrunner Records in 1988. The album was co-produced by prolific producer/engineer, Bill Metoyer , who became famous for his work on early Slayer albums and went on to produce many heavy metal albums released in the 1980s and 1990s. This web-page has hi-res photos of the album covers, record label and a detailed description.

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Summary:  This album includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by Atrophy and artwork. 

Music Genre:

Thrash Metal Music
Album Production: 

Produced Bill Metoyer.

Photography Alex Solca.

Album cover design Chris Sahlin.

Cover Illustration: Brian Anderson.

Bill Metoyer a well-known American music producer and sound engineer who has worked in the heavy metal genre. He has produced and engineered albums for a number of notable heavy metal bands, including Slayer, Armored Saint, and Cryptic Slaughter.

 Metoyer is known for his expertise in capturing the raw energy and intensity of heavy metal music, and for his ability to bring out the best in the bands he works with. His work has helped to define the sound of heavy metal and has had a significant impact on the genre.

 In addition to his production and engineering work, Metoyer has also been involved in other aspects of the music industry, including music education and artist development. He is highly regarded by musicians and fans alike for his contributions to the heavy metal genre, and continues to be an influential figure in the world of heavy metal music.during the 1980s he was Vice-President and in-house sound-engineer of Metal Blade Records. As such he has produced and taken care of the sound of many Heavy Metal bands. Most notable: Flotsam and Jetsam, Fates Warning, Helstar, Savage Grace, Tyrant, Slayer, Trouble, Sacred Reich, Armored Saint, Atrophy, Abattoir, Bitch, D.R.I, Dark Angel, Cryptic Slaughter, Lääz Rockit, Morbid Angel, Omen, Lizzy Borden, Mentors and many others.

  Alex Solca is a photographer with several decades of experience in photographing Heavy Metal bands, these bands include Journey, Dio, Alice Cooper, Fates Warning, King Diamond, Mercyful Fate, Vasco Rossi, Glenn Hughes, Jeff Blades, Jeff Scott Soto, Danzig, Lee Rocker, Reo Speedwagon, Machine Head,Tower of Power, B'Z, Skinlab, Gotthard, Dave Weckl, Kyuss, Christopher Cross, to name just a few.


Record Label Information:

Roadrunner RR 9518

Media Format:

12" Vinyl LP Record 160 grams vinyl

Year & Country:

1988 Made in Holland
Band Members and Musicians on: Atrophy Socialized Hate
    Atrophy's Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Tim Kelly - Drums
  • Rick Skowron - Guitars
  • Brian Zimmerman - Lead Vocals
  • James Gulotta - Bass
  • Chris Lykins - Guitars
Track Listing of: Atrophy Socialized Hate
    Side One:
  1. Chemical Dependency
  2. Killing Machine
  3. Matter of Attitude
  4. Preacher, Preacher
  5. Beer Bong
    Side Two:
  1. Socialized Hate
  2. Best Defense
  3. Product of the Past
  4. Rest in Pieces
  5. Urban Decay
Album cover photos of : Atrophy Socialized Hate
Photo of Front Cover 
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Photo of Album's Back Cover  

High Resolution Photo Album Back Cover of ATrophy - Socialized Hate High Resolution Photo  of the  Original Custom Inner Sleeve (OIS) #1 of ATrophy - Socialized Hat    e

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