Record Metal Massacre 1 • Band Various artistsFormat 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

    Complete tracklists

    tracklist CD / LPsongbandtimeyearpressother release (year)also member known as
    01 / A01Cold Day in HellSTEELER4:1719821st/2nd/4thCold Day in Hell (1983)Keel, Yngwie Malmsteen, Riot, etc
    02 / A02Chains Around HeavenBLACK ‘N’ BLUE3:4519842nd/3rd/4th

    (4th it has switched to tracklist LP B01)
    Black ‘N Blue (1984)Keel, Kiss, etc
    03 / A03Live for the WhipBITCH5:1919821st/2nd/3rd/4th

    Metal Blade Records, MLP MBR 1002
    Damnation Alley (1982) – EP-
    04 / A04Captive of LightMALICE3:2119821st/2nd/3rd/4thCrazy in the Night (1989) – Compilation-
    05 / A05Tell The WorldRATT3:1619821st/2nd/4thRatt (1983) – EP
    different version
    Whitesnake, Salty Dog, etc
    06 / A06Octave (instrumental) AVATAR3:4819821st/2nd/3rd/4th-Warlord, not the pre-Savatage
    07 / B01Death of the Sun CIRITH UNGOL3:5619821st/2nd/3rd/4thKing 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 / B02Dead of the NightDEMON FLIGHT2:3519821st/2nd/3rd/4th

    Metal Blade Records, MLP MBR 1003
    Dead Of The Night (1982) – EP
    Dead of the Night (new version)
    different version
    -
    09 / B03Fighting BackwardsPANDEMONIUM3:4419821st/2nd/3rd/4th
    Demon (1980) – Demo
    different version?

    Heavy Metal Soldiers (1983/2011)
    -
    10 / B04Kick You DownMALICE4:2819821st/2nd/3rd/4th
    --
    11 / B05Hit the Lights (First Pressing)METTALLICA4:2519821st-Megadeth
    12 / B06Hit the Lights (Second Pressing) METALLICA4:1219842nd/3rd/4th
    No Life ’til Leather (6 Jul 1982)same
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    Editions

    Ampex

    ID: 25791
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    Metal Blade Records

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    Metal Blade Records, USA

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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]

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    Release number: MBR 1001
    Release date: Mon 14 Jun 1982
    Limited: 10,000

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    Mon 14 Jun 1982 Enigma Records

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    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
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    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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    Release label: Metal Blade Records
    Release number: PHCR-16158
    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 number: MBD 14041
    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)

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    Release date: 1994
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    1994 Metal Blade Records, USA

    ID: 25942
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    title: CD: US (MBR 3984-14041-2) 2

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    Release date: 1994
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    1994 Metal Blade Records

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

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    1994 Metal Mind Records, Polen

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

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    Release number: CLAS 0018 94
    Release date: 1994
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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 number: 3984-14041-2
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    1996 Metal Blade Records/Paradoxx Music, Brazil

    ID: 21546
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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
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    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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    title: CD (Double Whammy) [unknown?]

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    2004 Metal Blade Records

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    title: CD: (MBR CDMZORRO 76)

    Release label: Metal Blade Records
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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]

    Release label: Metal Blade Records
    Release date: Fri 22 Apr 2022
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    Fri 22 Apr 2022 Metal Blade Records, Limited 5,000 copies

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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.

    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

    Metal Massacre II

     

    Here is an example of Cirith Ungol (upper) and Demon Flight (downer). Is it necronomicon, or something else?

    Mascot Ralph the Reaper

    See the various other Metal Blade Records who has also the Ralph the Reaper and/or axe or hammer there.

    Restless/Metal Blade Tribune – April 1986
    Enigma is proud of Metal Blade Records’ very first release – the trendsettings heavy metal sampler. METAL MASSACRE I. An awesome cast of metal mongers.
    (mascot Ralph the Reaper).

     

    Read the book:

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

    Shirts:

    Metal Massacre T-shirt

    https://www.themetalvoice.com/post/metal-blade-records-ceo-brian-slagel-talks-metallica-s-hit-the-lights-origins-original-release

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