LIVING DEATH - Watch Out - Swiss Pressing Earth Shaker RECORDS 12" VINYL LP ALBUM


This is the extremely rare and hard to find Swiss release of Living Death's Watch Out ,   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. This web-page has hi-res photos of the album covers, record label and a detailed description.


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Album Description:  "Watch Out" is the second official record released by "Living Death"

Music Genre:

German Speed Thrash Metal

Collector's Information:

Rare Swiss Pressing of "Watch Out"
Album Production information:

The album: "Watch Out" was produced by: Axel Thubeauville for Metallian Music
Sound Engineer: Ralf Hubert
Recorded and mixed at Studio Wahn, Bochum.
Published by Rumpelstilz Music, Switzerland
Corona Musikunternehmungen GMBH

  Axel Thubeauville (Essen, Germany) and owner of Metallian Music has been producing Hard Rock / Heavy Metal bands since 1983. Some of the groups include Brainfever, Living Death, Fact, Steeler, Warlock, Atlain, Breaker, Overdose, Mad Butcher, Carrie, Chainsaw, and many others. - Axel was also founder of the "Earthshaker Records". Axel Thubeauville. He also co-founded Aaarrg Records with Ralf Hubert and later formed his own Shark Records. Various old Earthshaker releases are now being re-released by Alex' new label Rusty Diamond. Bands released on the Earthshaker records label include: Carrie. Steeler , Living Death, Steeltower, Atlain, Fact. Axel Thubeauville has been working often together with Ralph "Ralf" Hubert.

  Ralph "Ralf" Hubert - Producer, sound engineer, sound mixer and bass player with "Mekong Delta" has produced, engineered and mixed many heavy metal band's album. Some of these bands include: Brainfever, Steeler, Fact, Warlock, Living Death, Atlain, Stormwind, Darxon, Hunter, Lions Breed, Metal Sword, Overdose, Breaker, Mad Butchter, Carrie, Invader, Holy Moses, Siren, Target, Kreator, Sacred Chao. Being a producer and sound engineer he has been responsible (influencer) of the Teutonic Metal sound of the 1980s.

  As a musician" Ralph Hubert" using the alias "Björn Eklund" he played bass with the band "Mekong Delta" since 1985 , other bands he performed with are Schwarzarbeit and X-Mas Project.Ralph Hubert was also co-founder of "Aaarrg Records" in 1986.


Record Label Information:

Earth Shaker ESM 4007

Media Format:

12" Vinyl 45Rpm EP   Gramophone Record
Album weight: 200 gram  

Year & Country:

1985 Made in Switzerland

Band Members and Musicians on: Living Death Watch Out
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Thorsten Bergmann (Vocals)
  • Frank Fricke (Guitar)
  • Reiner Kelch (Guitar)
  • Dieter Kelch (Bass)
  • Andreas Oberhoff (Drums)


Track Listing of: "Watch Out"

The Song/tracks on "Watch Out" are

    Side One:
  • Watch Out
    Side Two:
  • You and Me (Remixed version)
  • Heavy Metal Hurricane
  • Nightlight
Album cover photos of : Living Death Watch Out
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Photo of "Watch Out" Album's Back Cover  
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Close-up Photo of "Watch Out" Record Label   
Note: The images on this page are photos of the actual album. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash.

Living Death: The Thrash Metal Legends from Germany

Band Information:

  Living Death was a German thrash metal band that formed in 1981 in Velbert, a city in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The band is regarded as one of the pioneers of the German thrash metal scene, along with bands like Kreator, Sodom, and Destruction. Living Death was known for their fast and aggressive style of music, combined with dark and satanic lyrics that often dealt with death, horror, and the occult.


  Living Death was formed in 1981 by guitarist Frank Fricke, bassist Dieter Kelch, drummer Reiner Kelch, and vocalist Thorsten Bergmann. The band released their debut album, "Vengeance of Hell," in 1984, which was well-received by both critics and fans of the genre. The album featured fast and aggressive thrash metal tracks like "You and Me," "Heavy Metal Hurricane," and "Nightlight," and established Living Death as a force to be reckoned with in the German thrash metal scene.

  Living Death went on to release several more albums throughout the 1980s, including "Protected from Reality" (1987), "Worlds Neuroses" (1988), and "Killing in Action" (1991). The band's sound evolved over time, with later albums featuring more complex arrangements and a more polished production. However, Living Death never lost their signature aggressive style, and their music continued to be well-received by thrash metal fans around the world.


  Living Death's influence on the thrash metal genre cannot be overstated. Along with other German thrash metal bands like Kreator, Sodom, and Destruction, Living Death helped to establish Germany as a major center of the thrash metal scene in the 1980s. The band's fast and aggressive style of music, combined with dark and satanic lyrics, set the template for many thrash metal bands that followed.

  Living Death's music continues to be revered by thrash metal fans around the world, and the band's influence can be heard in the music of many modern thrash metal bands. Despite never achieving the same level of commercial success as some of their peers, Living Death remains a cult favorite among thrash metal fans, and their legacy as pioneers of the genre is secure.

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