Metal Blade Records

Metal Blade Records

Profile:
Independent heavy metal label started in Los Angeles, CA, in 1982 by Brian Slagel. Known for launching the careers of a number of popular metal bands like Metallica, Slayer, Cannibal Corpse, and many others.

Labelcode: LC 06705 / LC 6705
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Contact Info:
USA
Metal Blade Records USA
2828 Cochran St. PMB 302
Simi Valley, CA 93065
metalblade@metalblade.com

Germany
Metal Blade Records GMBH
Europe
P.O. Box 1332
73054 Eislingen, Germany
info@metalblade.de

Japan
Metal Blade Records Japan
3-54-6 Sendagaya,
2nd Floor, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo,
151-0051 Japan

UK (defunct)
Metal Blade Records
102, Belsize Lane
London NW3 5BB
England

Netherlands (defunct)
Metal Blade Records
Suite 50, Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 86
1012 SE Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Sites:
[l45267]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
Omen (3) Escape To Nowhere (CD, Album) Roadrunner Productions B.V. Germany 1988 Sell This Version
Cannibal Corpse Torture(CD, Album) Фоно Russia 2012 Sell This Version
Six Feet Under Live On Tour(CD, MiniAlbum) Metal Blade Records Canada 2000 Sell This Version
0000-0000-0000-0000 Act Of Defiance (2) Birth And The Burial(CD, Album) Metal Blade Records 0000-0000-0000-0000 Netherlands 2015 Sell This Version
3E058 Slayer Hell Awaits(CD, Album, RE, RM) Shinigami Records 3E058 Brazil 2012 Sell This Version
3E059 Slayer Show No Mercy(CD, Album, RE, RM) Shinigami Records 3E059 Brazil 2012 Sell This Version
3E070 Slayer Live Undead(CD, Album, EP, RE, RM) Shinigami Records 3E070 Brazil 2012 Sell This Version
4BX-75022 D.R.I.* Think For Yourself(Cass, Single, Sli) Metal Blade Records, Enigma Records (3) 4BX-75022 US 1988 Sell This Version
4XJ-573242 Various River's Edge(Cass, Comp) Enigma Records (3), Metal Blade Records 4XJ-573242 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XQ-73254 Lizzy Borden Terror Rising (MiniAlbum, Comp) 4XQ-73254 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
4XQ-73266 Omen (3) Nightmares (Comp) 4XQ-73266 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XT-73224 Lizzy Borden Menace To Society(Cass, Album) Enigma Records (3), Metal Blade Records 4XT-73224 US 1986 Sell This Version
4XT-73230 Omen (3) The Curse (Album) 4XT-73230 US 1986 Sell This Version
4XT-73231 Fates Warning Awaken The Guardian (Album) 4XT-73231 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
4XT 73256 Bitch (2) The Bitch Is Back 4XT 73256 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
4XT-73267 Anvil Strength Of Steel(Cass) Metal Blade Records, Enigma Records (3) 4XT-73267 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XT-73269 Trouble (5) Run To The Light(Cass, Album) Metal Blade Records, Enigma Records (3) 4XT-73269 US 1987 Sell This Version
4xt-73271 Alex Masi (2) Fire In The Rain(Cass) Metal Blade Records 4xt-73271 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XT-73288 Lizzy Borden Visual Lies (Album) 4XT-73288 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XWW-73255 Various The Best Of Metal Blade Volume II(Cass, Comp) Metal Blade Records, Enigma Records (3) 4XWW-73255 US 1987 Sell This Version
30XB-163 Lizzy Borden Terror Rising(CD, MiniAlbum) Metal Blade Records, Enigma Records (3), Alfa Records, Inc 30XB-163 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32XB-145 Omen (3) The Curse(CD, Album) Enigma Records (3), Alfa 32XB-145 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32XB-156 Cities (2) Annihilation Absolute(CD, Album) Metal Blade Records, Alfa, Enigma Records (3) 32XB-156 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32XB-186 Lizzy Borden Visual Lies(CD, Album) Enigma Records (3), Alfa 32XB-186 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32XB-246 Sacred Reich Ignorance(CD, Album) Enigma Records (3), Alfa 32XB-246 US 1988 Sell This Version
117 Various Slatanic Slaughter A Tribute To Slayer(Cass, Comp) Morbid Noizz Productions 117 Poland 1996 Sell This Version
122A Boltthrower* Mercenary(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Angel's Of Hell Records 122A Russia Unknown Sell This Version
00152-0 Various Hot Topic Presents Sounds Of The Underground U.S./Canadian Summer 2007 Tour CD/DVD(2xCD, Comp, Ltd, Tri + DVD, Comp) DRT Entertainment, Slave Pit, Inc., Atlantic, Ferret Music, Metal Blade Records, Psycho+Logical-Records, Victory Records, Prosthetic Records, Rise Records (3), New Weathermen Records, Eyeball Records, Trustkill Records, Gotizm, Hopeless Records 00152-0 US 2007 Sell This Version
324 Flotsam And Jetsam High(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Angel's Of Hell Records 324 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
791-2 King Diamond Deadly Lullabyes (Live)(CD, Comp, Promo, Smplr, Car) Metal Blade Records 791-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
799-2 Various Metal Blade 2000 Sampler(CD, Comp) Metal Blade Records 799-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
800-2 Six Feet Under Bonus Disc (Recorded Live On Tour Oct. 1999)(CD, MiniAlbum, Sli) Metal Blade Records 800-2 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
804-4 Gwar Free Sampler(Cass, Smplr, Promo) Metal Blade Records 804-4 US 1999 Sell This Version
811-2 Various Metal Blade Music Sampler(CD, Promo, Smplr) Metal Blade Records 811-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
954-2 King Diamond Voodoo(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Metal Blade Records 954-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
955-2 Flotsam And Jetsam High(CD, Album, Promo) Metal Blade Records 955-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
957-2 Fates Warning A Pleasant Shade Of Gray(CD, Promo, Car) Metal Blade Records 957-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
958-2 GWAR Carnival Of Chaos(CD, Album, Promo) Metal Blade Records 958-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
960-2 Grip Inc. Nemesis(CD, Album, Promo) Metal Blade Records 960-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
962-2 Chemlab Exile On Mainline(CD, Promo) Fifth Colvmn Records, Metal Blade Records 962-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
964-2 King Diamond The Graveyard(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Metal Blade Records 964-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
966-2 Mercyful Fate Into The Unknown(CD, Album, Promo) Metal Blade Records 966-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
968-2 Cannibal Corpse Vile(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Metal Blade Records 968-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
971-2 Crisis (8) Deathshead Extermination(CD, Album, Promo) Metal Blade Records 971-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
974-2 Immolation Here In After(CD, Album, Promo) Metal Blade Records 974-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
980-2 Mental Hippie Blood Pounds(CD, Album, Promo) Metal Blade Records 980-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
984-2 Gwar Ragnarök(CD, Album, Promo) Metal Blade Records 984-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
985-2 Savatage Live Devastation(CD, Album, Pro) Metal Blade Records 985-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
992-4 Various 13 Ways To Kill(Cass, Smplr) Metal Blade Records 992-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
998-2 Grip Inc. Ostracized(CD, Single, Promo) Metal Blade Records 998-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
1037 Slayer Live Undead (EP) 1037 US 1985 Sell This Version
1357 Nonpoint The Return(CD, Album) Icarus Music 1357 Argentina 2014 Sell This Version
0014-96 Decoryah Wisdom Floats(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Angel's Of Hell Records 0014-96 Russia 1995 Sell This Version
2114-1 Sound Barrier Speed Of Light(LP, Album) Enigma Europe 2114-1 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
2220-2 Bolt Thrower Honour - Valour - Pride(CD, Album) Sum Records (2) 2220-2 Brazil 2001 Sell This Version
2572-2 Cannibal Corpse Butchered At Birth(CD, Album, Enh, RE, RM) Sum Records (2) 2572-2 Brazil 2002 Sell This Version
2603-8 Amon Amarth Versus The World(2xCD, Album, Ltd) Sum Records (2) 2603-8 Brazil 2002 Sell This Version
2635-8 Six Feet Under Double Dead Redux(CD, Album + DVD-V + Ltd) Sum Records (2), Metal Blade Records, Venus New Media 2635-8 Brazil 2003 Sell This Version
3.102 D.R.I.* 4 Of A Kind(LP, Album) Roadrunner Records, Eldorado 3.102 Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
3.132 Fates Warning Perfect Symmetry(LP, Album) Metal Blade Records 3.132 Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
3134 Sacred Reich Ignorance(LP, Album, RE) Estúdio Eldorado 3134 Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
3156 Trouble (5) Trouble(LP, Album) Metal Blade Records 3156 Brazil 1984 Sell This Version
3209 Cannibal Corpse Tomb Of The Mutilated(LP, Album) Eldorado 3209 Brazil 1992 Sell This Version
6051-2 Various Guitars That Rule The World Vol. 2: Smell The Fuzz/The Superstar Guitar Album(CD, Comp) Metal Blade Records 6051-2 1996 Sell This Version
6130-2 King Diamond Voodoo(CD, Album) Metal Blade Records, Roadrunner Records 6130-2 Brazil 1998 Sell This Version
6222-2 Slayer Live Undead(CD, Album, RE, RM) Roadrunner Records 6222-2 Brazil 1993 Sell This Version
6224-2 Slayer Hell Awaits(CD, Album, RE, RM) Roadrunner Records 6224-2 Brazil 1993 Sell This Version
6225-2 Slayer Show No Mercy(CD, Album, RE, RM) Metal Blade Records 6225-2 Brazil 1993 Sell This Version
6228-2 King Diamond The Graveyard(CD, Album, RM) Metal Blade Records, Roadrunner Records, Priority Records 6228-2 Brazil 1998 Sell This Version
6240-2 Mercyful Fate Time(CD, Album) Metal Blade Records, Roadrunner Records 6240-2 Brazil 1994 Sell This Version
6243-2 Cannibal Corpse Tomb Of The Mutilated(CD, Album, RM) Metal Blade Records, Roadrunner Records 6243-2 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
6248-2 Cannibal Corpse Vile (Album) 6248-2 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
6285-2 Goo Goo Dolls Hold Me Up(CD, Album) Metal Blade Records 6285-2 Brazil 1990 Sell This Version
6335-2 Mercyful Fate 9 (Album) 6335-2 Brazil 1999 Sell This Version
9442 1 Crisis Party Rude Awakening(LP, Album) Emergo, No Wonder Records 9442 1 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
12230ET/A Whitechapel (2) Whitechapel(LP, Pic, Ltd, Saw) Metal Blade Records 12230ET/A US 2012 Sell This Version
13978 Undermost Unaware Difference(Cass, Album) Hammer Müzik, Metal Blade Records 13978 Turkey 1994 Sell This Version
14001-4 Paradise Lost Shades Of God(Cass, Album) Metal Blade Records 14001-4 US Unknown Sell This Version
14016 Jim Matheos First Impressions(CD, Album) Metal Blade Records 14016 US 1993 Sell This Version
14020-7 thOught industry Gelatin(7", Ltd, Num, Gre) Metal Blade Records 14020-7 US 1993 Sell This Version
14024-4 Cannibal Corpse Eaten Back To Life(Cass, Album) Death Records (3), Metal Blade Records 14024-4 US 1990 Sell This Version
14040-2 Epidemic (12) Exit Paradise(CD, Album) Metal Blade Records 14040-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
14041-7 Epidemic (12) Lament(7", EP) Metal Blade Records 14041-7 US 1994 Sell This Version
14088-2 Angkor Wat When Obscenity Becomes The Norm... Awake! / Corpus Christi(CD, Comp) Metal Blade Records 14088-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
14203-2 Cirith Ungol One Foot In Hell(CD, Album, RE) Metal Blade Records 14203-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
14243 Six Feet Under Maximum Violence(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Metal Blade Records 14243 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
14358 Dave Brockie Experience Diarrhea Of A Madman(CD, Album) Metal Blade Records 14358 US 2001 Sell This Version
14407 Tourniquet Where Moth And Rust Destroy(CD, Album) Metal Blade Records 14407 US 2003 Sell This Version
14536-1 The Black Dahlia Murder Miasma(LP, Album) Metal Blade Records 14536-1 US 2005 Sell This Version
14672 Cataract Cataract(LP, Album, TP) Metal Blade Records 14672 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
14761- Mercyful Fate Evil / Curse Of The Pharaohs(12", Maxi, Ltd, Pic) Metal Blade Records 14761- USA & Canada 2009 Sell This Version
14761-1 Mercyful Fate Evil / Curse Of The Pharaohs(12", Maxi, Ltd, Pic, TP, W/Lbl) Metal Blade Records 14761-1 USA & Canada 2009 Sell This Version
14930-0 The Ocean (2) Anthropocentric(CD, Album, Ltd, Dig) Metal Blade Records 14930-0 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
14990-2 Beats The Hell Out Of Me Rolling Thunder Music(CD, Album, Promo) Metal Blade Records 14990-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
14991-2 Decoryah Wisdom Floats(CD, Album, Promo) Metal Blade Records 14991-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
14993-2 X Cops You Have The Right To Remain Silent...(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Metal Blade Records 14993-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
14994-2 King Diamond The Spider's Lullabye(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Metal Blade Records 14994-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
14996-2 The Organization (6) Savor The Flavor(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Metal Blade Records, Unsafe Unsane Recordings 14996-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
14997-2 Grip Inc. Power Of Inner Strength(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Metal Blade Records 14997-2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
14999-2 Fates Warning Pale Fire(CD, Single, Promo) Metal Blade Records, Priority Records 14999-2 US 1994 Sell This Version

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psil0777

psil0777

February 10, 2013
edited over 3 years ago
Metal Blade cannot be overrated. They were the definition of Classic US Metal in the first half of the 80's and their output was damn near flawless during their early years.
In the beginning MB used their own serials for the records (MBR 1001, MBR 1002, MBR 1003 etc).

Early on they got picked up by Enigma Records, who distributed their releases and also added their own serials to each album. (first = E-1017, E-1018, E-1035 etc, later = 72072, 72159, 73224 etc).

These Enigma-serials were not exclusive to Metal Blade, but used on all labels distributed by Enigma, hence there are plenty of "missing" numbers.

The Enigma#s do not follow the numerical order of the MBR#s, nor the dates of release. Actually they barely make sense at all.

By the end of 1986 the MBR serials were being phased out and only a handful of relases after this carried an MBR-number.
To add further confusion, no less than 3 pairs of albums mistakenly ended up with the same MBR-#s.

With latest MBR King Diamond re-releases of "Abigail II: The Revenge" cat # is same in all versions , unfortunately no progress with confusing MBR serials..

This review is about incorrect data of MBR releases, sometimes its almost impossible to submit 100% correct info for discogs, as labels own data is incorrect .

Otherwise MBR is very good label with great bands and so on.