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.

large photo of the album front cover of: Atrophy Socialized Hate

Album 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 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.


Label Information:

Roadrunner RR 9518

Media Format:

12" LP 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 
High Resolution Photo Album Front Cover of ATrophy - Socialized Hate
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

High Resolution Photo of the enlarged label ATrophy - Socialized Hate