Coroner's 1989 release, "No More Color," stands as a seminal moment in thrash metal history. The Swiss band's third album, marked by technical prowess and socio-political lyricism, redefined the genre. Produced by Tom Morris, its innovative sound, showcased in tracks like "No More Color" and "Read My Scars," solidified Coroner's status as a trailblazing force in heavy metal, leaving an enduring impact on subsequent generations of metal enthusiasts.

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"No More Color" Album Description:

In the world of heavy metal history, the year 1989 stands as a pivotal moment, marked by the release of "No More Color," the third full-length album by the Swiss thrash metal juggernauts, Coroner. This opus not only solidified the band's status within the global metal community but also showcased their innovative approach to the genre, pushing boundaries and setting a new standard for technical proficiency and musical sophistication.

Coroner, hailing from Zürich, Switzerland, was formed in the early '80s by drummer Marquis Marky, guitarist Tommy T. Baron, and bassist Ron Broder. The band quickly garnered attention with their unique blend of thrash metal, progressive elements, and intricate technicality. As they honed their craft and gained a following through their earlier releases, Coroner's musical prowess became increasingly evident, setting the stage for the creation of "No More Color."

Released in September 1989 under the Noise International label, "No More Color" showcased a band at the height of their creative powers. The album cover, featuring a striking and vivid artwork by the renowned Belgian artist Jean-Michel Folon, perfectly encapsulated the essence of the music within – a fusion of aggressive thrash metal and intricate, thought-provoking compositions.

The recording process for "No More Color" took place at Germany's Sky Trak Studio, with the band collaborating with renowned producer Tom Morris. Morris, known for his work with bands like Kreator and Sepultura, brought his expertise to the table, helping Coroner achieve a sound that was both raw and refined. The result was an album that pushed the boundaries of thrash metal, incorporating complex time signatures, unconventional song structures, and thought-provoking lyrics.

Music Genre:

  Swiss Thrash Metal Music

Album Production Information:

Produced by Pete Hinton and Coroner

Pete Hinton is a British Music producer, during the 1980s he has produced records for bands like: Saxon , Demon , Deathwish, Coroner and many others.

Sound/recording engineer: Steve Rispin

Karl-Ulrich Walterbach - Executive Producer

Karl-Ulrich Walterbach: German music producer who transformed the heavy metal scene. Founder of the iconic Noise Records, he launched the careers of Helloween, Celtic Frost, and countless others. Learn more

Pete Hinton - Producer

Pete Hinton a British Music producer, during the 1980s he has produced records for bands like: Saxon, Demon, Deathwish, Coroner as well as many others.

Dan Johnson - Producer, Sound Engineer, Mix Engineer

Dan Johnson is a highly accomplished producer and sound engineer, renowned for his significant contributions to the heavy metal music scene during the vibrant 1980s era. His expertise in capturing and refining the raw power and intensity of heavy metal music has made him a respected figure in the industry. Johnson's extensive work with prominent bands such as Coroner, Crimson Glory, Death, Mad Max, and Savatage has solidified his reputation as one of the premier producers and sound engineers of his time.

Born with an innate passion for music, Dan Johnson developed a deep appreciation for heavy metal at a young age. Inspired by the driving energy and electrifying performances of the genre's pioneers, he became determined to contribute to the creation of groundbreaking metal music. With an unyielding dedication to his craft, Johnson honed his technical skills in sound engineering and production, constantly seeking to refine his understanding of the intricacies of heavy metal music.


In the early 1980s, Dan Johnson emerged as a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. His keen ear for detail and his ability to capture the essence of a band's sound in the recording studio quickly set him apart from his peers. Bands were eager to collaborate with him, recognizing his talent for bringing out the best in their music. It was during this time that Johnson had the opportunity to work closely with the Swiss thrash metal band Coroner, helping to shape their unique sound and contributing to the success of their influential albums.

Continuing his streak of successful collaborations, Dan Johnson worked closely with the American progressive metal band Crimson Glory, pushing the boundaries of their sound and elevating their music to new heights. His production and engineering work on their critically acclaimed albums further solidified his reputation as an innovator within the heavy metal community.

Johnson's partnership with Death, the iconic American death metal band led by Chuck Schuldiner, showcased his versatility as a producer. He played a vital role in capturing the band's aggressive and intricate musical style, allowing their albums to resonate with fans and cementing Death's status as one of the most influential bands in the genre.

Not one to rest on his laurels, Dan Johnson continued to expand his horizons, collaborating with German hard rock band Mad Max and American progressive metal pioneers Savatage. His work with Mad Max resulted in albums that showcased the band's energy and intensity, while his contributions to Savatage's critically acclaimed releases brought out the grandeur and theatricality of their music.

Throughout his illustrious career, Dan Johnson has consistently demonstrated his unwavering commitment to quality and his ability to bring out the best in heavy metal music. His production and engineering work in the 1980s played a pivotal role in shaping the sound of numerous influential bands, leaving an indelible mark on the heavy metal genre. Today, his legacy endures as a testament to his exceptional talent and enduring contributions to the world of music.

Steve Rispin - Sound Engineer

Steve Rispin a British Sound Engineer, during the 1980s he has produced records for bands like: Coroner, Sabbat, Satan and others.

Martin Becker - Photographer

Martin Becker (Photographer) during the 1980s "Martin Becker" has photographed around two dozen heavy metal bands. These bands include the two Swiss bands: "Coroner" and "Celtic Frost" as well other bands like: "Kreator" , "Rage" ,  "Running Wild" , "Tankard" and several others.

Record Label Information:

  Noise International N 0138-1 / NUK 138 / Dark Wings Inc.
Packaging: This album includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by Coroner

Media Format:

  12" Vinyl LP Gramophone

Year & Country:

  1989 Made in Germany
Band Members and Musicians on: Coroner No More Color
Coroner's Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Ron Royce (aka Ron Broder) - Vocals/Bass
  • Tommy T.Baron (real name Thomas Vetterli) - Guitars
  • Marquis Marky (aka Marky Edelmann) - Drums

Ron Royce (real name: Ron Broder) vocals and bass guitar player with the Swiss Thrash Metal band "Coroner" since 1984.

Tommy T. Baron (real name: Thomas Vetterli) guitar player with the Swiss Thrash Metal band "Coroner" since 1985.

Marquis Marky (real-name Marky Edelmann) drummer with the Swiss Thrash Metal band Coroner from 1983 till 1996. Also responsible for Coroner's album cover design during the 1980. designed album cover for "Celtic Frost's" album "Tragic Serenades".

Track Listing of: Coroner No More Color
  • Die by My Hand 3:46
  • No Need to Be Human 4:30
  • Read My Scars 4:32
  • D.O.A. 4:19
  • Mistress of Deception 4:58
  • Tunnel of Pain 4:29
  • Why it Hurts 3:48
  • Last Entertainment 3:59
Album cover photos of : Coroner No More Color
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Photo of the Swiss Thrash Metal band: Coroner on the back of the album cover
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Artwork on the custom inner sleeve
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Photo of Record Label 
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Photo of Record Label 
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