Various ‎– Northwest Metalfest

Vinyl, LP, Compilation

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A1 Lipstick (12) Daily Grind
Bass – Brett MillerDrums – Jeff CardelliEngineer – Tom HallGuitar – Brock GraueProducer – Tom HallVocals – Paul PassarelliWritten-By – Passarelli*
A2 Open Fire (2) Cry For The Nations
Bass – Mark StellaDrums – Kevin MerriamEngineer – Brad Spur, David Thompson (9), Open Fire (2)Guitar – Bob Fisher (3), Phil SeeKeyboards – Phil SeeProducer – Brad Spur, David Thompson (9), Open Fire (2)Vocals – Greg CostaWritten-By – Open Fire (2)
A3 Koda Khan Fantasy & Science Fiction
Bass – Cory SandahlDrums – Jay Roberts (3)Engineer – Gordy Kjellberg, Koda KhanGuitar [Guitars] – Doug Roberts (5)Producer – Gordy Kjellberg, Koda KhanVocals – Bill AckronWritten-By – Koda Khan
A4 Overlord (8) On The Edge
Bass – Doug BlakeDrums – Kenny KubsenEngineer – Overlord (8), Tom BertoldiGuitar – Glen Logan, Kurt LofstromProducer – Overlord (8), Tom BertoldiVocals – Steve Van LiewWritten-By – Logan*, Van Liew*
A5 Rottweiler (2) Intense As Hell
Bass – Tim WolfeDrums – Doug MarrapodiGuitar [Guitars] – Mike WinstonProducer – Goldy McJohn, Gordy Kjellberg, Rottweiler (2)Vocals – Paul CrismanWritten-By – Rottweiler (2)
B1 Bondage Boys The Loser
Bass – Rexx D'Le'RoxxDrums – Father OnrayEngineer – Bondage Boys, Don DodgeGuitar [Guitars] – Geode V. WinstonProducer – Bondage Boys, Don DodgeVocals – Vaun HammerWritten-By – C. Holt (2)
B2 Sato (4) Leather Warrior
Bass – Mike Starr*Drums – Dave Jensen (2)Engineer – Sato (4), Tom HallGuitar – Ken KramerGuitar [Guitars] – Terry Lee (2)Producer – Sato (4), Tom HallVocals – Dean JeffriesWritten-By – Jeffries*, Lee*
B3 Strike (9) Deadline
Bass – Scott PiteoDrums – Ken MaryEngineer – Terry DateGuitar [Guitars] – Gregg StockProducer – Gregg StockVocals – Joe MilnerWritten-By – G. Stock
B4 Mace (3) Marching Saprophytes
Bass – Kirk VerhayDrums – Vence LaroseEngineer – Mace (3), Tom BertoldiGuitar [Guitars] – Dave HillisProducer – Mace (3), Tom BertoldiVocals – Vence LaroseWritten-By – Mace (3)
B5 Metal Church Death Wish
Bass – Duke EricksonDrums – Kirk ArringtonEngineer – Metal Church, Richard Rogers (5)Guitar – Craig Wells, Kurdt VanderhoofProducer – Metal Church, Richard Rogers (5)Remix – Jack BarrVocals – David Wayne (2)Written-By – Metal Church



Tracks 3, 4, 5 & 9 recorded at Studio One.
Tracks 1 & 7 recorded at Triad Studios.
Tracks 2 & 6 recorded at DNA Studios.
Track 8 recorded at Steve Lawson Productions.
Track 10 recorded at Woodmont Beach Studio.

Mastered by Ron Luder at Mastering Lab.
Sequence and EQ by Tom Hall at Triad Studios.

Also available on cassette.

Track 4 printed as 'Marching Sacrifice' on the center label.

"For about twenty-five years now, the Northwest corner of America has been quietly building a musical legacy. It is a legacy that has given the rock world such talent as The Sonics, The Wailers, and the great Jimi Hendrix.

But until recently, the Northwest had become very quiet, or so it seemed.

As the rock world turned its ears to an endless series of trends, an explosion was underway.

Centered in underage venues like the renovated Lake Hills Roller Rink on Bellevue's East side, the mid-seventies were producing a new generation of Northwest Metal.

That's right...Metal. But not of the cumbersome dinosaur variety. These bands were loud, aggressive, and young, most in their teens. The earliest, and most important, Rail, have already gone on to an MTV Basement Tapes triumph and an EMI recording contract. But this scene has also produced such internationally recognized Metal talent as Queensryche, Culprit and Randy Hansen.

But it doesn't stop there. These recordings represent the latest wave of this on-going "NORTHWEST METALFEST". The bands are young, musically ambitious units forging new directions in what was once known called the "limited" Metal genre.

So, sit back and crank it up. We can't keep this quiet forever.

- Glen Boyd
Seattle Music Critic

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SH 0019 Various Northwest Metalfest(LP, Comp) Steamhammer SH 0019 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
GZC 001 Various Northwest Metalfest(Cass, Comp) Ground Zero Records (2) GZC 001 US 1984 Sell This Version
SPV 60-7580 Various Northwest Metalfest(CD, Album, Comp) Steamhammer SPV 60-7580 Germany 1988 Sell This Version