Saturday, May 17, 2014
Various Artists (UK) - Metal Maniaxe (1982)
Various Artists - Metal Maniaxe
Label: Ebony Records
01 - UNCLE SIRIUS - Midnight Rendesvous
02 - MAD AVENUE - Bad Girl
03 - CHATEAUX - Young Blood
04 - MADAME GUILLOTINE - Machine Run
05 - OMUN - Chosen One
06 - EMERALD - Hard Way
07 - TROJAN - Premonition
08 - FALLING ANGEL - The Man
09 - MIRAJ - Trapped
10 - ANGEL UNDERGROUND - New Life
11 - CRY WOLF - Behind The Smile
12 - STRANGER - Call Of The Wild
Ebony Records was one of the classic minor-league labels of the NWOBHM time, focusing on up-and-coming mid-eighties bands mostly from the UK, though a few Euro bands crept in as well.
Similar to labels such as Metal Blade, Ebony started out releasing compilations of unsigned acts, a few of which went on to record albums with the label (one notable band that did appear on a comp but later went on to bigger things on another label was Mercyful Fate).
Many of the releases were produced in-house by label founder Darryl Johnston, giving several of the albums a similar low-budget style that nevertheless was part of the charm of the NWOBHM period.
A lot of the bands released one or two albums and never amounted to a lot, but there were a few gems in there, including Savage's classic Loose 'n' Lethal, while the biggest band to emerge from this label would almost certainly be Grim Reaper, who were snapped up by the major label RCA on their way to a successful worldwide career.
Bitrate: 192 kbps
Filesize: 64 MB
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