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.

The noise began 32 years ago…
Founded upon owner Brian Slagel’s enduring drive to find great bands and get their music out to as many people as possible, since 1982 Metal Blade has brought wave after wave of powerful, innovative, and often genre-defining music to the ever-hungry metal masses. It is this ethos that has seen Metal Blade build up a stunning and diverse catalogue, weather the various storms facing any independent label, and in an age of declining record sales boast the most successful years of its existence as it strides into its fourth decade.

Full company history at: http://www.metalblade.com/us/about-us/
Current & Previous Artists: http://www.metalblade.com/us/artists/

Metal Misconduct
Metal Blade Records CEO Brian Slagel teams up with NHL.com’s Shawn Roarke for a radio show called Metal Misconduct. This show features interviews with musicians and athletes, merging the worlds of sports and metal music.
http://www.metalblade.com/us/metal-misconduct/

Labelcode: LC 06705 / LC 6705
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Contact Info:
USA
Metal Blade Records USA
5737 Kanan Rd #143
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
metalblade@metalblade.com
A&R submissions ONLY: bands@metalblade.com

Germany
Metal Blade Records GMBH
Marstallstrasse 14
73033 Göppingen, Germany
info@metalblade.de

Also has offices in: United Kingdom, Canada, Australia
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
3E058 Hell Awaits  album cover Slayer Hell Awaits(CD, Album, RE, RM) Shinigami Records 3E058 Brazil 2012 Sell This Version
3E059 Show No Mercy  album cover Slayer Show No Mercy(CD, Album, RE, RM) Shinigami Records 3E059 Brazil 2012 Sell This Version
3E060 Abigail II: The Revenge  album cover King Diamond Abigail II: The Revenge(CD, Album, RE) Shinigami Records 3E060 Brazil 2012 Sell This Version
3E061 Animosity  album cover Corrosion Of Conformity Animosity(CD, Album, RE) Shinigami Records 3E061 Brazil 2015 Sell This Version
3E070 Live Undead  album cover Slayer Live Undead(CD, Album, EP, RE, RM) Shinigami Records 3E070 Brazil 2012 Sell This Version
4BX-75022 Think For Yourself  album cover D.R.I.* Think For Yourself(Cass, Single, Sli) Metal Blade Records, Enigma Records (3) 4BX-75022 US 1988 Sell This Version
4XJ-73242 River's Edge  album cover Various River's Edge (Comp) 4XJ-73242 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XQ-73254 Terror Rising  album cover Lizzy Borden Terror Rising (MiniAlbum, Comp) 4XQ-73254 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
4XQ-73266 Nightmares  album cover Omen (3) Nightmares (EP) 4XQ-73266 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XT-73224 Menace To Society  album cover Lizzy Borden Menace To Society (Album) 4XT-73224 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
4XT-73230 The Curse  album cover Omen (3) The Curse (Album) 4XT-73230 US 1986 Sell This Version
4XT-73231 Awaken The Guardian  album cover Fates Warning Awaken The Guardian (Album) 4XT-73231 US 1986 Sell This Version
4XT 73256 The Bitch Is Back  album cover Bitch (2) The Bitch Is Back 4XT 73256 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
4XT-73267 Strength Of Steel  album cover Anvil Strength Of Steel (Album) 4XT-73267 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
4XT-73269 Run To The Light  album cover Trouble (5) Run To The Light (Album) 4XT-73269 US 1987 Sell This Version
4xt-73271 Fire In The Rain  album cover Masi (2) Fire In The Rain(Cass, Album) Metal Blade Records 4xt-73271 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XT-73288 Visual Lies  album cover Lizzy Borden Visual Lies (Album) 4XT-73288 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XWW-73255 The Best Of Metal Blade Volume 2  album cover Various The Best Of Metal Blade Volume 2 (Comp) 4XWW-73255 US 1987 Sell This Version
30XB-163 Terror Rising  album cover Lizzy Borden Terror Rising(CD, MiniAlbum) Metal Blade Records, Enigma Records (3), Alfa 30XB-163 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
032 Those Once Loyal  album cover Bolt Thrower Those Once Loyal(Cass, Album, Ltd) Valour Music 032 Indonesia 2018 Sell This Version
32XB-140 Menace To Society  album cover Lizzy Borden Menace To Society(CD, Album) Alfa, Enigma Records (3) 32XB-140 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32XB-145 The Curse  album cover Omen (3) The Curse(CD, Album) Enigma Records (3), Alfa 32XB-145 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32XB-156 Annihilation Absolute  album cover Cities (2) Annihilation Absolute(CD, Album) Metal Blade Records, Alfa, Enigma Records (3), Restless Records 32XB-156 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32XB-186 Visual Lies  album cover Lizzy Borden Visual Lies(CD, Album) Enigma Records (3), Alfa 32XB-186 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32XB-246 Ignorance  album cover Sacred Reich Ignorance(CD, Album) Enigma Records (3), Alfa 32XB-246 US 1988 Sell This Version
084 Penalty By Perception  album cover Artillery (2) Penalty By Perception(CD, Album) Pacheco Records 084 Argentina 2016 Sell This Version
117 Slatanic Slaughter (A Tribute To Slayer)  album cover Various Slatanic Slaughter (A Tribute To Slayer)(Cass, Comp) Morbid Noizz Productions 117 Poland 1996 Sell This Version
122A Mercenary  album cover Boltthrower* Mercenary(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Angel's Of Hell Records 122A Russia Unknown Sell This Version
0134-2 Best Of   album cover Alice Cooper (2) Best Of (CD, Comp) Metal Blade Records 0134-2 Ukraine 2009 Sell This Version
00152-0 Hot Topic Presents Sounds Of The Underground U.S./Canadian Summer 2007 Tour CD/DVD  album cover 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 High  album cover Flotsam And Jetsam High(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Angel's Of Hell Records 324 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
510 Gallery Of Suicide  album cover Cannibal Corpse Gallery Of Suicide(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Angel's Of Hell Records 510 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
691-1 torturing and eviscerating live  album cover Cannibal Corpse torturing and eviscerating live(LP, Pic) Metal Blade Records 691-1 Unknown Sell This Version
782-2 Twisted Metal  album cover Various Twisted Metal(CD, Comp) K-Tel 782-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
791-2 Deadly Lullabyes (Live) (Sampler)  album cover King Diamond Deadly Lullabyes (Live) (Sampler)(CD, Promo, Smplr) Metal Blade Records 791-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
799-2 True Carnage  album cover Six Feet Under True Carnage(CD, EP, Car) Metal Blade Records 799-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
799-2 Metal Blade 2000 Sampler  album cover Various Metal Blade 2000 Sampler(CD, Comp) Metal Blade Records 799-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
800-2 Bonus Disc (Recorded Live On Tour Oct. 1999)  album cover Six Feet Under Bonus Disc (Recorded Live On Tour Oct. 1999) (MiniAlbum) 800-2 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
801-2 Tape Head  album cover King's X Tape Head(CD, Album, Promo) Metal Blade Records 801-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
803-2 Metal Blade: Goldmine's Taste of Metal  album cover Various Metal Blade: Goldmine's Taste of Metal(CD, Comp) Metal Blade Records 803-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
804-4 Free Sampler  album cover Gwar Free Sampler(Cass, Promo, Smplr) Metal Blade Records 804-4 US 1999 Sell This Version
807-3 Inside The Groove Machine (Tape Head - Electronic Press Kit)  album cover King's X Inside The Groove Machine (Tape Head - Electronic Press Kit)(VHS, Promo) Metal Blade Records 807-3 US 1998 Sell This Version
811-2 Metal Blade Music Sampler  album cover Various Metal Blade Music Sampler(CD, Promo, Smplr) Metal Blade Records 811-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
938-2 Unsafe  album cover Channel Zero (2) Unsafe(CD, Album, Promo) Metal Blade Records 938-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
954-2 Voodoo  album cover King Diamond Voodoo(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Metal Blade Records 954-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
955-2 High  album cover Flotsam And Jetsam High(CD, Album, Promo) Metal Blade Records 955-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
957-2 A Pleasant Shade Of Gray  album cover Fates Warning A Pleasant Shade Of Gray(CD, Album, Promo) Metal Blade Records 957-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
958-2 Carnival Of Chaos  album cover GWAR Carnival Of Chaos(CD, Album, Promo) Metal Blade Records 958-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
960-2 Nemesis  album cover Grip Inc. Nemesis(CD, Album, Promo) Metal Blade Records 960-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
962-2 Exile On Mainline  album cover Chemlab Exile On Mainline(CD, Promo) Fifth Colvmn Records, Metal Blade Records 962-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
963-2 Various Guitars That Rule The World Vol. 2: Smell The Fuzz/The Superstar Guitar Album(CD, Album, Comp, Promo) Metal Blade Records 963-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
964-2 The Graveyard  album cover King Diamond The Graveyard(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Metal Blade Records 964-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
966-2 Into The Unknown  album cover Mercyful Fate Into The Unknown(CD, Album, Promo) Metal Blade Records 966-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
968-2 Vile  album cover Cannibal Corpse Vile(CD, Album, Promo) Metal Blade Records 968-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
969-2 Shadow Of Doubt  album cover Skrew Shadow Of Doubt(CD, Album, Promo, Sle) Metal Blade Records 969-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
971-2 Deathshead Extermination  album cover Crisis (8) Deathshead Extermination(CD, Album, Promo) Metal Blade Records 971-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
974-2 Here In After  album cover Immolation Here In After(CD, Album, Promo) Metal Blade Records 974-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
979-4 The World According To Gwar  album cover Gwar The World According To Gwar(Cass, Single, Promo, Smplr) Metal Blade Records 979-4 US 1995 Sell This Version
980-2 Pounds  album cover Mental Hippie Blood Pounds(CD, Album, Promo) Metal Blade Records 980-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
984-2 Ragnarök  album cover Gwar Ragnarök(CD, Album, Promo) Metal Blade Records 984-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
985-2 Live Devastation  album cover Savatage Live Devastation(CD, Album, Promo) Metal Blade Records 985-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
992-4 13 Ways To Kill  album cover Various 13 Ways To Kill(Cass, Smplr) Metal Blade Records 992-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
998-2 Ostracized  album cover Grip Inc. Ostracized(CD, Single, Promo) Metal Blade Records 998-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
1019-5 The Murderess Metal Road Show Live  album cover Lizzy Borden The Murderess Metal Road Show Live(DVD-V, RE, NTSC) Sum Records (2), Metal Blade Records 1019-5 Brazil 2002 Sell This Version
1037 Live Undead  album cover Slayer Live Undead (EP) 1037 US 1985 Sell This Version
1357 The Return  album cover Nonpoint The Return(CD, Album) Icarus Music 1357 Argentina 2014 Sell This Version
1402 Win Hands Down  album cover Armored Saint Win Hands Down(CD, Album) Icarus Music 1402 Argentina 2015 Sell This Version
0014-96 Wisdom Floats  album cover Decoryah Wisdom Floats(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Желтая Студия 0014-96 Russia 1995 Sell This Version
1992 Technocracy Special Edition With 4 Added Tracks  album cover Corrosion Of Conformity Technocracy Special Edition With 4 Added Tracks(Cass, EP, S/Edition) Death Records (3) 1992 US 1987 Sell This Version
2098-1 Metal Massacre VII  album cover Various Metal Massacre VII(LP, Comp) Enigma Records (3) 2098-1 US 1986 Sell This Version
2114-1 Speed Of Light  album cover Sound Barrier Speed Of Light(LP, Album) Enigma Europe 2114-1 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
2179-2 My God  album cover Flotsam And Jetsam My God(CD, Album) Sum Records (2) 2179-2 Brazil 2001 Sell This Version
2182-2 Nod To The Old School  album cover Armored Saint Nod To The Old School(2xCD, Comp, Enh) Sum Records (2), Metal Blade Records 2182-2 Brazil 2001 Sell This Version
2220-2 Honour - Valour - Pride  album cover Bolt Thrower Honour - Valour - Pride(CD, Album) Sum Records (2) 2220-2 Brazil 2001 Sell This Version
2241-2 Abigail II: The Revenge  album cover King Diamond Abigail II: The Revenge (Album) 2241-2 Brazil 2002 Sell This Version
2251-2 Proxima Centauri  album cover Ancient (2) Proxima Centauri(CD, Album) Sum Records (2) 2251-2 Brazil 2001 Sell This Version
А 002296 Dead Soul  album cover Criminal Dead Soul(Cass, Album) Metal Blade Records, Wizard (4) А 002296 Bulgaria 1999 Sell This Version
2301-2 Crowned In Terror  album cover The Crown Crowned In Terror(CD, Album) Sum Records (2) 2301-2 Brazil 2002 Sell This Version
2362-2 Chapters From A Vale Forlorn  album cover Falconer Chapters From A Vale Forlorn(CD, Album) Sum Records (2) 2362-2 Brazil 2002 Sell This Version
2572-2 Butchered At Birth  album cover Cannibal Corpse Butchered At Birth(CD, Album, Enh, RE, RM) Sum Records (2) 2572-2 Brazil 2002 Sell This Version
2602-2 PhorcefulAhead  album cover Symphorce PhorcefulAhead(CD, Album) Sum Records (2) 2602-2 Brazil 2002 Sell This Version
2603-8 Versus The World  album cover Amon Amarth Versus The World(CD, Album + CD, Comp + Ltd) Sum Records (2) 2603-8 Brazil 2002 Sell This Version
2635-8 Double Dead Redux  album cover Six Feet Under Double Dead Redux(CD, Album + DVD-V) Sum Records (2), Metal Blade Records 2635-8 Brazil 2003 Sell This Version
2862-8 Into The Lungs Of Hell  album cover God Dethroned Into The Lungs Of Hell(CD, Album + CD, Album, Enh) Sum Records (2) 2862-8 Brazil 2003 Sell This Version
2866-2 Unhallowed  album cover The Black Dahlia Murder Unhallowed(CD, Album) Sum Records (2) 2866-2 Brazil 2003 Sell This Version
2910-2 Primal Massacre  album cover Vomitory Primal Massacre(CD, Album) Sum Records (2) 2910-2 Brazil 2004 Sell This Version
3.102 4 Of A Kind  album cover D.R.I.* 4 Of A Kind(LP, Album) Roadrunner Records, Eldorado 3.102 Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
3.132 Perfect Symmetry  album cover Fates Warning Perfect Symmetry(LP, Album) Metal Blade Records 3.132 Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
3134 Ignorance  album cover Sacred Reich Ignorance(LP, Album, RE) Estúdio Eldorado 3134 Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
3156 Trouble  album cover Trouble (5) Trouble(LP, Album) Metal Blade Records 3156 Brazil 1984 Sell This Version
3209 Tomb Of The Mutilated  album cover Cannibal Corpse Tomb Of The Mutilated(LP, Album) Eldorado 3209 Brazil 1992 Sell This Version
6051-2 Guitars That Rule The World Vol. 2: Smell The Fuzz/The Superstar Guitar Album  album cover 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 Voodoo  album cover King Diamond Voodoo(CD, Album) Metal Blade Records, Roadrunner Records 6130-2 Brazil 1998 Sell This Version
6130-4 Voodoo  album cover King Diamond Voodoo(Cass, Album) Metal Blade Records 6130-4 Chile 1998 Sell This Version
6159-2 Gallery Of Suicide  album cover Cannibal Corpse Gallery Of Suicide(CD, Album) Sum Records (2), Metal Blade Records 6159-2 Argentina 1998 Sell This Version
6198-2 Return To Heaven Denied  album cover Labyrinth (3) Return To Heaven Denied(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records, Metal Blade Records 6198-2 Brazil 1998 Sell This Version
6222-2 Live Undead  album cover Slayer Live Undead(CD, Album, RE, RM) Roadrunner Records 6222-2 Brazil 1993 Sell This Version
6223-2 Haunting The Chapel  album cover Slayer Haunting The Chapel(CD, EP, RM) Metal Blade Records 6223-2 Brazil 1998 Sell This Version
6224-2 Hell Awaits  album cover Slayer Hell Awaits(CD, Album, RE, RM) Roadrunner Records 6224-2 Brazil 1993 Sell This Version
6225-2 Show No Mercy  album cover Slayer Show No Mercy(CD, Album, RE, RM) Metal Blade Records 6225-2 Brazil 1993 Sell This Version

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psil0777

psil0777

February 10, 2013
edited over 5 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.