Record Metal Massacre 1 • Band Various artists Format various • Published Mon 14 Jun 1982

Credits

    Executive Producer – Brian Slagel Assistant Producer – John Kornarens Transfer, Audio Restoration and Mastering (Tracks 1-10) by Patrick W. Engel at Temple Of Disharmony in July 2021 • Track 11 Remastered by Howie Weinberg at Howie Weinberg Mastering, Los Angeles, CA Track 11 Remaster Executive Producer Greg Fidelman, Audio Fixes by Greg Fidelmann & Kent Matche • Album Cover Design and Production Elaine Offers • Album Concept by Brian Slagel • Additional Layout by Brian J Ames • Mastered by Joe Borja • Remastered by Eddy Schreyer • Redesign by Eliran Kantor (2022)

    Tracklist

    First Pressing (Metal Blade Records – MBR 1001) 1982

    A01 Cold Day in Hell STEELER
    A02 Live for the Whip BITCH
    A03 Captive of Light MALICE
    A04 Tell The World RATT
    A05 Octave (instrumental) AVATAR
    B01 Death of the Sun (1982 version) CIRITH UNGOL
    B02 Dead of the Night DEMON FLIGHT
    B03 Fighting Backwards PANDEMONIUM
    B04 Kick You Down MALICE
    B05 Hit the Lights (First Pressing) METTALLICA

    Second Pressing (Metalworks Records – MBR 1001) 1982

    A01 Chains Around Heaven BLACK ‘N’ BLUE
    A02 Live for the Whip BITCH
    A03 Captive of Light MALICE
    A04 Tell The World RATT
    A05 Octave (instrumental) AVATAR
    B01 Death of the Sun (1982 version) CIRITH UNGOL
    B02 Dead of the Night DEMON FLIGHT
    B03 Fighting Backwards PANDEMONIUM
    B04 Kick You Down MALICE
    B05 Hit the Lights (Second Pressing) METALLICA

    Third Pressing (Metal Blade Records – MBR 1001) 1984

    A01 Chains Around Heaven BLACK ‘N’ BLUE
    A02 Live for the Whip BITCH
    A03 Captive of Light MALICE
    A04 Octave (instrumental) AVATAR
    B01 Death of the Sun (1982 version) CIRITH UNGOL
    B02 Dead of the Night DEMON FLIGHT
    B03 Fighting Backwards PANDEMONIUM
    B04 Kick You Down MALICE
    B05 Hit the Lights (Second Pressing) METALLICA

    Fourth Pressing (Metal Blade Records – MB1001) 2022
    40 anniversary reissue

    A01 Cold Day in Hell STEELER
    A02 Live for the Whip BITCH
    A03 Captive of Light MALICE
    A04 Tell The World RATT
    A05 Octave (instrumental) AVATAR
    B01 Chains Around Heaven BLACK ‘N’ BLUE
    B02 Death of the Sun (1982 version) CIRITH UNGOL
    B03 Dead of the Night DEMON FLIGHT
    B04 Fighting Backwards PANDEMONIUM
    B05 Kick You Down MALICE
    B06 Hit the Lights (Second Pressing) METALLICA

    All pressings

    First Pressing Second Pressing Third Pressing Fourth Pressing
    Cold Day in Hell Cold Day in Hell
    Chains Around Heaven Chains Around Heaven Chains Around Heaven*
    Live for the Whip Live for the Whip Live for the Whip Live for the Whip
    Captive of Light Captive of Light Captive of Light Captive of Light
    Tell The World Tell The World Tell The World
    Octave (instrumental) Octave (instrumental) Octave (instrumental) Octave (instrumental)
    Death of the Sun (1982 version) Death of the Sun (1982 version) Death of the Sun (1982 version) Death of the Sun (1982 version)
    Dead of the Night Dead of the Night Dead of the Night Dead of the Night
    Fighting Backwards Fighting Backwards Fighting Backwards Fighting Backwards
    Kick You Down Kick You Down Kick You Down Kick You Down
    Hit the Lights (First Pressing)
    Hit the Lights (Second Pressing Hit the Lights (Second Pressing Hit the Lights (Second Pressing
    10 tracks 10 tracks 9 tracks 11 tracks

    * Fourth pressings on the song Chains Around Heaven, is now moved after Octave and before Death of the Sun.

    tracklist CD / LP

    song

    band

    time

    year

    press

    other release (year)

    also member known as

    01 / A01

    Cold Day in Hell

    STEELER

    4:17

    1982

    1st/2nd/4th

    Cold Day in Hell (1983)

    Keel, Yngwie Malmsteen, Riot, etc

    02 / A02

    Chains Around Heaven

    BLACK ‘N’ BLUE

    3:45

    1984

    2nd/3rd/4th


    4th press has changed to tracklist LP B01, before Death of the Sun.

    Black ‘N Blue (1984)

    Keel, Kiss, etc

    03 / A03

    Live for the Whip

    BITCH

    5:19

    1982

    1st/2nd/3rd/4th

    Metal Blade Records, MLP MBR 1002

    Damnation Alley (1982) – EP

    -

    04 / A04

    Captive of Light

    MALICE

    3:21

    1982

    1st/2nd/3rd/4th

    Crazy in the Night (1989) – Compilation

    -

    05 / A05

    Tell The World

    RATT

    3:16

    1982

    1st/2nd/4th

    Ratt (1983) – EP different version

    Whitesnake, Salty Dog, etc

    06 / A06

    Octave (instrumental)

    AVATAR

    3:48

    1982

    1st/2nd/3rd/4th

    -

    Warlord, not the pre-Savatage

    07 / B01

    Death of the Sun

    CIRITH UNGOL

    3:56

    1982

    1st/2nd/3rd/4th

    King of the Dead (1984) Death of the Sun – different version

    King of the Dead (2017) Death of the Sun "Metal Massacre" aka "Alternate Mix" – same version

    -

    08 / B02

    Dead of the Night

    DEMON FLIGHT

    2:35

    1982

    1st/2nd/3rd/4th

    Metal Blade Records, MLP MBR 1003

    Dead Of The Night (1982) – EP Dead of the Night (new version) different version

    -

    09 / B03

    Fighting Backwards

    PANDEMONIUM

    3:44

    1982

    1st/2nd/3rd/4th

    Demon (1980) – Demo different version?

    Heavy Metal Soldiers (1983/2011)

    -

    10 / B04

    Kick You Down

    MALICE

    4:28

    1982

    1st/2nd/3rd/4th

    -

    -

    11 / B05

    Hit the Lights (First Pressing)

    METTALLICA

    4:25

    1982

    1st

    -

    Megadeth

    12 / B06

    Hit the Lights (Second Pressing)

    METALLICA

    4:12

    1984

    2nd/3rd/4th

    No Life ’til Leather (6 Jul 1982)

    same

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    Ampex

    ID: 25791
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    Metal Blade Records

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    Mon 14 Jun 1982 Metal Blade Records, Limited 10,000 copies

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    title: LP: (Metal Blade; MBR 1001) [first pressing]

    Release label: Metal Blade Records
    Release number: MBR 1001
    Release date: Mon 14 Jun 1982
    Limited: 10,000

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    Mon 14 Jun 1982 Enigma Records

    ID: 2661
    permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/mc-1984-metal-blade-records-ec-1065-enigma-records-ec-1065/
    title: MC: 1984 (Metal Blade Records – EC 1065 / Enigma Records – EC 1065)

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    Release number: EC 1065
    Release date: Mon 14 Jun 1982

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    Jul 1982 Metalworks Records

    ID: 20575
    permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/metalworks-records-mbr-1001/
    title: LP: (Metalworks Records – MBR 1001) [second pressing]

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    Release number: MBR 1001
    Release date: Jul 1982

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    Jul 1982 Metalworks Records, Canada

    ID: 21512
    permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/lp-can-metalworks-records-mw-6363/
    title: LP: CAN (Metalworks Records – MW 6363)

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    Release number: MW 6363
    Release date: Jul 1982
    Country: Canada

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    Jul 1982 Metalworks Records

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    title: MC: (Metalworks Records ‎- MBR 1001)

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    Release number: MBR 1001
    Release date: Jul 1982

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    1984 Metal Blade Records

    ID: 2662
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    title: LP: (Metal Blade Records; MBR 1001) [third pressing]

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    Release number: MBR 1001
    Release date: 1984

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    1984 Metal Blade Records, Limited 1,000 copies

    ID: 15634
    permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/metal-massacre-limited-edition-picture-disc-box/
    title: Metal Massacre: Limited Edition Picture Disc Box

    Release label: Metal Blade Records
    Release date: 1984
    Limited: 1,000

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    1984 DECK, Poland

    ID: 25939
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    title: MM DECK MC

    Release label: DECK
    Release date: 1984
    Country: Poland

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    1994 Metal Blade Records

    ID: 21548
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    title: CD: (MBR PHCR-16158)

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    Release date: 1994

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    1994 Metal Blade Records

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    title: CD: (Metal Blade; MBD 14041)

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    Release date: 1994

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    1994 Metal Blade Records, EU

    ID: 21518
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    title: CD: EU (MBR 3984-14041-2)

    Release label: Metal Blade Records
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    Release date: 1994
    Country: EU

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    1994 Metal Blade Records, USA

    ID: 25942
    permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/cd-us-mbr-3984-14041-2-2/
    title: CD: US (MBR 3984-14041-2) 2

    Release label: Metal Blade Records
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    Release date: 1994
    Country: USA

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    1994 Metal Blade Records

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    title: MC: (MBR 3984-14041-4)

    Release label: Metal Blade Records
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    Release date: 1994

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    1994 Metal Mind Records, Polen

    ID: 21540
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    title: MC: (Metal Mind Records ‎- CLAS 0018 94)

    Release label: Metal Mind Records
    Release number: CLAS 0018 94
    Release date: 1994
    Country: Polen

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    Thu 10 Nov 1994 Metal Blade Records, USA

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    title: CD: US (MBR 3984-14041-2)

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    Release date: Thu 10 Nov 1994
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    1996 Metal Blade Records/Paradoxx Music, Brazil

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    title: CD (Paradoxx Music; OXX 1575-1 / MBR 1575-1)

    Release label: Metal Blade Records/Paradoxx Music
    Release number: OXX 1575-1/1575-1
    Release date: 1996
    Country: Brazil

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    1998 Metal Blade Records

    ID: 6205
    permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/grim-harvest-complete-metal-massacre-volumes-i-xii/
    title: Grim Harvest: Complete Metal Massacre Volumes I-XII

    Release label: Metal Blade Records
    Release number: D207373
    Release date: 1998

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    Tue 02 Feb 1999 Metal Blade Records

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    Release date: Tue 02 Feb 1999

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    title: CD: (MBR CDMZORRO 76)

    Release label: Metal Blade Records
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    Release date: 2004

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    Fri 22 Apr 2022 Metal Blade Records, Limited 2,000 copies

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    title: 40th Anniversary Clear Vinyl [fourth pressing]

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    Release date: Fri 22 Apr 2022
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    The New Heavy Metal Revue Presents
    “Metal Massacre”

    Various artists sampler album featuring a Cirith Ungol song. This was the first record released on Metal Blade Records and this is the holy record.

    Malice has the only two tracklist, that is Captive of Light and Kick You Down.

    The New Heavy Metal Revue – Number 8

    Death of the Sun (Metal Massacre) is a different version than the one found on King of the Dead album. Metal Massacre is 1982 version, and King of the Dead is 1984 version. Death of the Sun (1982 version – Metal Massacre) and Death of the Sun (1984 version – King of the Dead). There is a common misconception that this album featured Cirith Ungol’s first recording. This is not true, as they already had an album out. Frost and Fire was released already early 1981.

    Avatar – Octave is instrumental. Assistant producer John Kornarens is sibling of guitarist Anthony Kornarens.

    Metallica are listed as “Mettallica” on the first edition. Their song Hit the Lights on the first pressing is a different version than the version that appeared on the second pressing. The first pressing has James Hetfield (vocal, bass, rhythm guitar), Lloyd Grant (lead guitar), Dave Mustaine (lead guitar – credited, but not actually playing), Ron McGovney (bass guitar – credited, but not actually playing) and Lars Ulrich (drums). The second pressing has James Hetfield (vocals), Dave Mustaine (lead guitar, backing vocals) and Ron McGovney (bass guitar) and Lars Ulrich (drums). It is the same as that included in the No Life Til Leather demo (July 1982). Click here (Metallica) and also here (Wikipedia) for more details about the Metallica song.

    Brian [Slagel] was putting out his first album “Metal Massacre 1” and starting his own label Metal Blade Records. We were one of the first bands he chose.

    Robert Garven, Sleazegrinder interview

    Who was on the first Metal Massacre release, and how did you find and choose those acts?

    I just knew everybody in the scene. They would all just come to the record store. I knew pretty much everybody in the scene. It was Ratt, Steeler, Malice, Avatar, Cirith Ungol, Bitch and of course, Metallica.

    Brian Slagel, metalupdate.com interview

    cover
    band v/a Bitch Demon Flight
    release Metal Massacre 1 aka The New Heavy Metal Revue Presents Metal Massacre Damnation Alley Flight Of The Demon
    label Metal Blade Records Metal Blade Records Metal Blade Records
    catalog id MBR 1001 MBR 1002 MBR 1003
    year 1982 Dec 1982 Dec 1982
    original tracks 10 tracks

    Metal Massacre 1:
    A02 Live for the Whip

    B01 Death of the Sun
    B02 Dead of the Night

    Except MM1 – A01, A03, A04, A05, B03, B04 and B05 on other labels.

    6 tracks

    Metal Massacre 1:
    A02 Live for the Whip

    3 tracks

    Metal Massacre 1:
    B02 Dead of the Night

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    The legendary compilation album that started it all!
    Features: Bitch. Demon Flight. Malice, Cirith Ungol,
    Metallica, Black ‘n Blue, Ratt, Avatar and
    Pandemonium.
    The incredible EP that has stirred the world. Features
    the voluptuous Betsy on vocals and whips. Don’t miss
    this one! Features “Saturdays”, “He’s Gone”, “Live for
    the Whip” and two other cuts.
    The mythical, midevil metal of Demon Flight. Certain
    to crush the spines of every metal head. Features
    “Dead of the Night”. “Search and Destroy”, and the epic
    “Flight of the Demon”.
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    The borders of the two releases of bands – Cirith Ungol above and Demon Flight below – is exactly the same painting. What is the original source of these painting on borders ?

    Mascot Ralph the Reaper

    Ralph the Reaper is fantasy person with axe🪓or pick ⛏️, similar to grim reaper also known as death. Example are some of the MBR logos, Restless/Metal Blade Tribune – April 1986 (magazine), The Best of Metal Blade – Volume 2 (1987), Metal Blade Records – 20th Anniversary (2002) and Metal Blade Records – 30th Anniversary (Sat 21 Apr 2012).

     

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    For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records

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