Bolt Thrower ‎– Realm Of Chaos

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The original release from 1989 features artwork by Games Workshop from the game "Warhammer 40,000". The license to use the artwork lasted until 2002.
During the preparations for the 2005 re-release Games Workshop (which had become a huge company in the meantime) refused to license the artwork to Earache again, so they were forced to use different artwork.

Versions (51)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MOSH 13 Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(LP, Album, Gat) Earache MOSH 13 UK 1989 Sell This Version
MOSH 13 CD Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(CD, Album) Earache MOSH 13 CD UK 1989 Sell This Version
MOSH 13 MC Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(Cass, Album) Earache MOSH 13 MC UK 1989 Sell This Version
MOSH 13 Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(LP, Album) Earache MOSH 13 UK 1989 Sell This Version
MOSH 13P Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic) Earache MOSH 13P UK 1989 Sell This Version
MOSH 13 Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(LP, Album, TP) Earache MOSH 13 UK 1989 Sell This Version
501 Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Tact 501 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
B.M.-177 Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Baron Music B.M.-177 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
MG 0168 Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0168 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
88561-2034-2 Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos (Slaves To Darkness)(CD, Album) Relativity 88561-2034-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
88561 2034-2 Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos (Slaves To Darkness)(CD, Album) Relativity 88561 2034-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
88561 2034-2 Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos (Slaves To Darkness)(CD, Album, Lon) Relativity 88561 2034-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
NE 026 Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(Cass, Album) Valentine Sound Productions NE 026 Malaysia 1991 Sell This Version
88561-2034-4 Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(Cass, Album) Relativity 88561-2034-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
88561-2034-4 Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(Cass, Album, Promo) Relativity 88561-2034-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
A-327 Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(Cass, Album, Unofficial) ALF A-327 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
MOSH 13 Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Spl) Earache MOSH 13 UK 1991 Sell This Version
MG 0168 Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0168 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
MFER-5 Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(CD, Album) Metal Force MFER-5 South Korea 1993 Sell This Version
MOSH 13 CD Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(CD, Album, RE) Earache MOSH 13 CD US 1995 Sell This Version
MOSH 13 CD Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(CD, Album, RE) Earache MOSH 13 CD US 1995 Sell This Version
MASS 0235 Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(Cass, Album) Metal Mind Records MASS 0235 Poland 1995 Sell This Version
MOSH 13 Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(Cass, Album, RE) Earache MOSH 13 Indonesia 1995 Sell This Version
MOSH 13 Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(Cass, Album, RE) Earache MOSH 13 US 1995 Sell This Version
MOSH 13 CD Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(CD, Album, RE) KOCH Poland, Earache MOSH 13 CD Poland 2000 Sell This Version
MOSH 13 CD Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos (Slaves To Darkness)(CD, Album, RE) Earache MOSH 13 CD Ukraine 2002 Sell This Version
MOSH 13 CD Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos (Slaves To Darkness)(CD, Album, RE) Earache MOSH 13 CD Russia 2002 Sell This Version
MOSH 1301CD Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(CD, Album, RE) Earache MOSH 1301CD US 2005 Sell This Version
MOSH13CD Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(CD, Album, RE) Earache MOSH13CD Europe 2005 Sell This Version
MOSH13CD Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(CD, Album, RE) Earache MOSH13CD UK 2005 Sell This Version
MOSH013CDX Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(CD, Ltd, RE, RM + DVD-V) Earache MOSH013CDX UK 2012 Sell This Version
MOSH013FDR Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Gre) Earache MOSH013FDR UK 2012 Sell This Version
MOSH013FDR Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pur) Earache MOSH013FDR UK 2012 Sell This Version
MOSH13FDR Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Red) Earache MOSH13FDR UK 2012 Sell This Version
MOSH013FDR Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Yel) Earache MOSH013FDR UK 2012 Sell This Version
MOSH013FDR Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(LP, Album, RE, RM) Earache MOSH013FDR UK 2012 Sell This Version
MOSH013FDRUS Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Cle) Earache MOSH013FDRUS UK 2017 Sell This Version
MOSH013FDRUS Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(LP, Album, RE, RM, Ful) Earache MOSH013FDRUS UK 2017 Sell This Version
MOSH 13 CD Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(CD, Album, Unofficial) Earache (2) MOSH 13 CD Russia 2018 Sell This Version
MOSH013FDRUS Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(LP, Album, RE, RM, Red) Earache MOSH013FDRUS UK 2018 Sell This Version
MOSH013CDFDR Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(CD, Album, RE, RM) Earache MOSH013CDFDR US 2019 Sell This Version
URCD009 Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(CD, Album, RE) Unsilent Records URCD009 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
MOSH13CD Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(CD, Album, RE) Earache MOSH13CD Europe Unknown Sell This Version
MOSH 1301CD Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(CD, Album, RE, RM) Earache MOSH 1301CD US Unknown Sell This Version
MOSH 13 CD Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(CD, Album, RE, RP) Earache MOSH 13 CD Europe Unknown Sell This Version
MOSH 13 CD Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(CD, Album, RP) Earache MOSH 13 CD UK Unknown Sell This Version
MOSH 13 CD Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(CD, Album, RP) Earache MOSH 13 CD UK Unknown Sell This Version
MOSH 13 CD Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(CD, Album, RP) Earache MOSH 13 CD UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Bolt Thrower) none Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version
none Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos(LP, Album, Pic, Unofficial) Not On Label (Bolt Thrower) none Unknown Sell This Version
blitzzz Bolt Thrower realm of Chaos(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Blitzkrieg Cassettes blitzzz Unknown Sell This Version

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bejcike

bejcike

July 1, 2019
referencing Realm Of Chaos, LP, Album, Pic, Unofficial, none
If someone is interested in a mint copy of this one, message me, I might know the solution.
calvinist

calvinist

February 9, 2019
referencing Realm Of Chaos, CD, Album, RE, RM, MOSH013CDFDR
Can anyone tell me why this CD is designated as a US release when the reverse cover says: 'Manufactured in the EU by Earache Records Ltd, PO 144, Nottingham, NG3 4GE, UK'? Is it because Earache's webstore has a US internet address? Many thanks.
Barghest

Barghest

January 4, 2019
referencing Realm Of Chaos, CD, Album, RP, MOSH 13 CD
this one should have been repressed between 1992 and 1994
earwaxwisconsin

earwaxwisconsin

December 8, 2018
referencing Realm Of Chaos, LP, Album, Gat, MOSH 13
The official story is Games Workshop wouldn't renew the artwork license. I suspect Earache didn't want to pay what Games wanted, seeing as GW became so huge.
bloodysabotagevol4

bloodysabotagevol4

April 21, 2018
referencing Realm Of Chaos, LP, Album, RE, RM, Ful, MOSH013FDRUS
Another Earache FDR home run. Only gripe is I wished it used the original cover art, other than that you can't go wrong. Like all the other FDR releases this sounds awesome.
opuschico

opuschico

December 29, 2017
referencing Realm Of Chaos, LP, Album, Gat, MOSH 13

the FDR 2017 disc, they leave to be desired.

I bought them because they reported that the art was the same as the first edition and it is not like that. It does not bring books, the colors are different.

The sound of the disc shows a remastered change. They do not sound bad, but there is something strange.
jacobjsamano

jacobjsamano

August 6, 2017
referencing Realm Of Chaos, LP, Album, RE, RM, Ful, MOSH013FDRUS

The 2017 US FDR vinyl sounds awesome, I just recently bought mine and compared to the original cd I have from 1989 this vinyl blows it away! I can finally hear all the nuances of guitar and drum sounds that I could not hear on my cd. Only thing I prefer on the original is the artwork. I'm not saying the new artwork is bad, because it's not, but the original artwork is one of my favorites of all time so I really do miss it and wish it was still around because I would have loved to have it on the vinyl jacket nice and big in all its glory. Anyways, musically I think this is one of the best old school death metal albums ever (definitely top 20) and was the album that not only gave Bolt Thrower its true identity in a sea of death metal bands but was also the album where everyone in the scene had to take notice of just how big of a beast this band was becoming. Grade A death metal!
ElectroSteak

ElectroSteak

April 2, 2017
referencing Realm Of Chaos, LP, Album, Gat, MOSH 13
Regarding the 2017 Earache pressing "full dynamic range - pressed from original tapes". Don't get too excited. Sounds way more bright/trebly and definitely lacks the " punch" and presence of the original pressing. Its not horrible, but if you can afford it I would save your $ for the original (WAY better art and packaging, too)