Various ‎– Metal Massacre

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"Metal Massacre" was the first release for Metal Blade Records and was a compilation of unsigned metal bands. The first pressing on Metal Blade contained 10 tracks. It started off with the song "Cold Day In Hell" by Steeler and also featured the song "Tell The World" by Ratt. The album closed with the song "Hit The Lights" by Metallica, whose name was misspelled as "Mettallica". Although bassist Ron McGovney and guitarist Dave Mustaine were credited in the album's notes, the track was actually only featured James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich with lead guitar assistance from Lloyd Grant. Subsequent repressings of the compilation saw the Steeler and Ratt tracks omitted, with Black 'N' Blue's "Chains Around Heaven" being added as the album's opener. Also, a re-recorded version of "Hit The Lights" (this one featuring McGovney and Mustaine) replaced the original version. The original version reappeared on Metal Blade's "20th Anniversary Box Set" in 2002.

Tracklist

Steeler (2) Cold Day In Hell
Bitch (2) Live For The Whip
Malice (2) Captive Of Light
Ratt Tell The World
Avatar (12) Octave
Cirith Ungol Death Of The Sun
Demon Flight Dead Of The Night
Pandemonium (6) Fighting Backwards
Malice (2) Kick You Down
Mettallica* Hit The Lights

Versions (12)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MBR 1001 Various Metal Massacre(LP, Comp) Metal Blade Records MBR 1001 US 1982 Sell This Version
MBR 1001 Various Metal Massacre(LP, Comp) Metalworks Records MBR 1001 US 1982 Sell This Version
MW 6363 Various Metal Massacre(LP, Comp) Metalworks Records MW 6363 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
CDMZORRO 76 Various Metal Massacre(CD, Comp) Metal Blade Records CDMZORRO 76 UK 1984 Sell This Version
EC 1065 Various Metal Massacre(Cass, Comp, RE) Metal Blade Records, Enigma Records (3) EC 1065 US 1984 Sell This Version
none Various Metal Massacre(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) DECK none Poland 1984 Sell This Version
MBR 1001 Various Metal Massacre(LP, Comp, RE) Metal Blade Records MBR 1001 US 1984 Sell This Version
PHCR-16158 Various Metal Massacre(CD, Comp, RE) Metal Blade Records PHCR-16158 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
MBD 14041 Various Metal Massacre(CD, Comp, RE) Metal Blade Records MBD 14041 US 1994 Sell This Version
3984-14041-2 Various Metal Massacre(CD, Comp, RE) Metal Blade Records 3984-14041-2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
3984-14041-2 Various Metal Massacre(CD, Comp, RE, RM) Metal Blade Records 3984-14041-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
3984-14041-4 Various Metal Massacre(Cass, Comp, RE, RM) Metal Blade Records 3984-14041-4 US 1994 Sell This Version

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