Metal Church ‎– Metal Church

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Band's Debut album
Released 1984

First album Produced by Terry Date

Originally released on very short-lived Ground Zero Records. It was later re-released by Elektra Records, making Metal Church the 1st Thrash Metal band to be signed to that label (predating Metallica's much more famous major label debut by one year).

German releases of this album (on Steamhammer) featured additional bonus track "Big Guns". This song also appeared on cassette editions of this album issued by Banzai records. It was also included in the same label's compilation album "Force Of The Blade".

Versions (45)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GZ002 Metal Church Metal Church (LP, Album, Tra) Ground Zero Records (2) GZ002 US 1984 Sell This Version
BRC4 1933 Metal Church Metal Church(Cass, Album) Banzai Records BRC4 1933 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
SH 0023 Metal Church Metal Church(LP, Album) Steamhammer SH 0023 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
GZ002 Metal Church Metal Church(LP, Album) Ground Zero Records (2) GZ002 US 1984 Sell This Version
08-1842, SH 0023 Metal Church Metal Church(LP, Album) Steamhammer, Steamhammer 08-1842, SH 0023 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
GZ002 Metal Church Metal Church(LP, Album) Ground Zero Records (2) GZ002 US 1984 Sell This Version
08-1842, SH 0023 Metal Church Metal Church(LP, Album) Steamhammer, Steamhammer 08-1842, SH 0023 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
08-1842, SH 0023 Metal Church Metal Church(LP, Album) Steamhammer, Steamhammer 08-1842, SH 0023 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
BRC 1933 Metal Church Metal Church(LP, Album) Banzai Records BRC 1933 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
9 60471-4 Metal Church Metal Church(Cass, Album) Elektra 9 60471-4 US 1985 Sell This Version
9 60471-4 Metal Church Metal Church(Cass, Album) Elektra 9 60471-4 US 1985 Sell This Version
9 60471-4 Metal Church Metal Church(Cass, Album) Elektra 9 60471-4 US 1985 Sell This Version
9 60471-4 Metal Church Metal Church(Cass, Album) Elektra 9 60471-4 US 1985 Sell This Version
9 60471-4 Metal Church Metal Church(Cass, Album, HX ) Elektra 9 60471-4 US 1985 Sell This Version
960 471-1 Metal Church Metal Church(LP, Album) Elektra 960 471-1 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
LPMC-10.007 Metal Church Metal Church(LP, Album) Not On Label LPMC-10.007 Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
60471-1 Metal Church Metal Church(LP, Album) Elektra 60471-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
60471-1 Metal Church Metal Church(LP, Album, Club) Elektra/Asylum Records 60471-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
60471-1 Metal Church Metal Church(LP, Album, Promo) Elektra 60471-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
9 60471-1, 60471-1 Metal Church Metal Church(LP, Album, Promo) Elektra, Elektra 9 60471-1, 60471-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
604.7191 Metal Church Metal Church(LP, Album) Elektra/Asylum Records 604.7191 Brazil 1986 Sell This Version
OLW-387 Metal Church Metal Church(LP, Album) Oasis Records (4) OLW-387 South Korea 1986 Sell This Version
LWE-6468 Metal Church Metal Church(LP, Album) Elektra/Asylum Records LWE-6468 Mexico 1986 Sell This Version
9 60471-2, 60471-2 Metal Church Metal Church(CD, Album) Elektra, Elektra 9 60471-2, 60471-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
9 60471-2, 60471-2 Metal Church Metal Church(CD, Album, Lon) Elektra, Asylum Records 9 60471-2, 60471-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
7070 Metal Church Metal Church(Cass, Album, Unofficial) UNA 7070 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
UL 98257 Metal Church Metal Church(CD, Album, Unofficial) Спюрк UL 98257 Russia 1998 Sell This Version
AMCY-2984 Metal Church Metal Church(CD, Album) Elektra AMCY-2984 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
MOFR 00144 Metal Church Metal Church(CD, Album, Unofficial) Monsters Of Rock MOFR 00144 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
WQCP-1437 Metal Church Metal Church(CD, Album, RE, RM) Elektra, Warner Music, Rhino Records (2), Tower Records (4) WQCP-1437 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
MOVLP1666 Metal Church Metal Church(LP, Album, RE) Music On Vinyl, Elektra MOVLP1666 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
MOVLP1666 Metal Church Metal Church(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Sil) Music On Vinyl, Elektra MOVLP1666 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
MG 0552 Metal Church Metal Church (Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0552 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
E2 60471 Metal Church Metal Church(CD, Album) Elektra E2 60471 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 60471-2 Metal Church Metal Church(CD, Album, Club, RE, RP) Elektra, Asylum Records 9 60471-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 60471-2, 60471-2 Metal Church Metal Church(CD, Album, RE, RP) Elektra, Asylum Records 9 60471-2, 60471-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 60471-2, 60471-2 Metal Church Metal Church(CD, Album, RE, RP) Elektra, Elektra 9 60471-2, 60471-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 60471-2 Metal Church Metal Church(CD, Album, RE, RP) Elektra 9 60471-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 60471-2 Metal Church Metal Church(CD, Album, RP) Elektra 9 60471-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 60471-2 Metal Church Metal Church(CD, Album, RP) Elektra 9 60471-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
7071-60471-2 Metal Church Metal Church(CD, Album, Unofficial, Bla) Elektra (2), Asylum Records (9) 7071-60471-2 Hong Kong Unknown Sell This Version
OWT-387 Metal Church Metal Church(Cass, Album) Oasis Records (4) OWT-387 South Korea Unknown Sell This Version
none Metal Church Metal Church(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label none Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version
none Metal Church Metal Church(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Metal Church) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
960 471-1 Metal Church Metal Church(LP, Album) Elektra 960 471-1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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fabrualco

fabrualco

July 29, 2019
referencing Metal Church, CD, Album, RE, RP, 9 60471-2, 60471-2

Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): [WEA Mfg. Olyphant logo] Y10715 2 60471-2 RE-1 01 M1S3 CI
Mastering SID Code: IFPI 2U3P
rockandrollgraveyard

rockandrollgraveyard

June 15, 2019
referencing Metal Church , LP, Album, Tra, GZ002
my copy is also translucent but has different matrix numbers, so maybe all are translucent?
vitozz

vitozz

June 5, 2019
referencing Metal Church, CD, Album, RE, RP, 9 60471-2, 60471-2
According to Metal - Archives it was released in 1997
Nilaiveja

Nilaiveja

January 23, 2018
referencing Metal Church, CD, Album, RP, 9 60471-2
another Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): 2 60471-2 SRC-01 M1S12
Mudslick

Mudslick

April 24, 2017
referencing Metal Church, CD, Album, AMCY-2984

One of the most under rated bands from the 80's metal music , this Debut album is one of my all time favorites. David Wayne R.I.P. had a unique voice that set the band apart from so many other bands at the time , Terry Date was able to capture the ture sounds of the band in the Studio production and mixing . Superb !!!
Evilmantheone

Evilmantheone

March 14, 2017
referencing Metal Church, LP, Album, RE, MOVLP1666
So, how's the sound and packaging on this one ? MoV usually do great reissues but some advices would be cool.
fishflyers

fishflyers

December 30, 2015
referencing Metal Church, LP, Album, Club, 60471-1

One of the best American metal releases of all time. On a limited edition for the fan club.
Collectors item.
benwaygotit

benwaygotit

April 28, 2013
referencing Metal Church, LP, Album, SH 0023
Listen to this at least once a year, forever. Remember yourself what classic metal is all about. Perfect in any respect, band, tracks, production, lyrics, anything. Buy that record.