Pressing variations pt. 1: COMBAT

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Pressing variations pt. 1: COMBAT

Post#1 » Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:14 pm

steelreign wrote:
DaN wrote:
There's lots of label-variant mysteries that need solving when you think about it, like which of the early Metal Blade pressings were the first - Yellow labels or Silver? Or the green, black and silver label variants of the early Shrapnel stuff?


This is absolutely something we should all get together on an try to formulate a definitive chronological order of. The label variations drive me insane sometimes. I just came across another one the other day (Celtic Frost "To Mega.." with a green Combat label that I've not seen before (most are all camo). What do you think?

Brian

Yes, let's sort this mess out once and for all. I guess COMBAT is as good a place to star as any. I'm thinking I'm gonna add this info to the label pages on the site eventually..

Main concerns:

- Which releases exist only on green labels? Which on cammo only? Which had both? Are there other designs?
- Any barcode/no barcode- or other sleeve-variations?


Edit: Here's the full (?) vinyl list up until their last vinyl release, in a slim text version. I suggest we just add "green label", "camo label", "barcode", "no barcode" etc at the end of each line. Copy in extra lines for multiple versions. I'll have to start going through my own collection tomorrow, gotta run off to work in a few minutes..

MX8003 - The Rods - Live - LP - 1983 - green labels, no barcode
MX8005 - Talas - High Speed On Ice - LP - 1984 - green labels, no barcode
MX8006 - Oz - Fire In The Brain - LP - 1984 - green labels, no barcode
MX8007 - Helstar - Burning Star - LP - 1984 - green labels, no barcode
MX8008 - Tokyo Blade - Midnight Rendezvous - LP - 1984 - green labels, no barcode
MX8009 - The Rods - Let Them Eat Metal - LP - 1984 - green labels, no barcode
MX8010 - TKO - In Your Face - LP - 1984 - green labels, no barcode
MX1208 - TKO - I Wanna Fight - 12" EP - 1984 - green labels, no barcode
MX8011 - Mercyful Fate - Don't Break The Oath - LP - 1984 - green labels, no barcode
MX8011 - Mercyful Fate - Don't Break The Oath - LP - 198? - gray camo labels, no barcode
MX8012 - Tokyo Blade - Night Of The Blade - LP - 1984 - green labels, no barcode
MX8013 - Oz - III Warning - LP - 1984 - green labels, no barcode
MX8014 - Abattoir - Vicious Attack - LP - 1985 - green labels, no barcode
MX8015 - Megadeth - Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good - LP - 1985 - green labels, no barcode
MX8015 - Megadeth - Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good - LP - 1985 - gray camo labels, no barcode
MX6016 - Savatage - The Dungeons Are Calling - MLP - 1985 - green labels, no barcode
MX8017 - Thrasher - Burning At The Speed Of Light - LP - 1985 - green labels, no barcode
MX8018 - Savatage - Sirens - LP - 1985 - green labels, no barcode
MX8018 - Savatage - Sirens - LP - 1985 - gray camo labels, no barcode
MX8019 - Exodus - Bonded By Blood - LP - 1985 - green labels, no barcode
MX8019 - Exodus - Bonded By Blood - LP - 1985 - gray camo labels w/ Exodus logo, no barcode
MX8019 - Exodus - Bonded By Blood - LP - 1985 - gray camo labels w/ Exodus plain text, barcode
MX8020 - Slayer - Hell Awaits - LP - 1985 - green labels, no barcode
MX8020 - Slayer - Hell Awaits - LP - 1985 - white labels, no barcode
MX8020 - Slayer - Hell Awaits - LP - 1985 - white (begie?) labels w/ chain, no barcode
MX8020 - Slayer - Hell Awaits - Pic-LP - 1985 - no barcode
MX8021 - Trouble - The Skull - LP - 1985 - white labels, no barcode
MX8021 - Trouble - The Skull - LP - 1985 - yellow labels w/ chain, no barcode
MX8022 - Venom - Possessed - LP - 1985 - green labels, no barcode
MX8023 - Exciter - Long Live The Loud - LP - 1985 - green labels, no barcode
MX8024 - Possessed - Seven Churches - LP - 1985 - green labels, no barcode
MX8024 - Possessed - Seven Churches - LP - 1985 - gray camo labels, no barcode
MX8025 - Zoetrope - Amnesty - LP - 1985 - green labels, no barcode
MX8026 - Running Wild - Gates To Purgatory - LP - 1985 - green labels, no barcode
MX8027 - Hallows Eve - Tales Of Terror - LP - 1985 - white labels, no barcode
MX8027 - Hallows Eve - Tales Of Terror - LP - 1985 - white labels w/ chain, no barcode
MX8027 - Hallows Eve - Tales Of Terror - LP - 1985 - yellow labels w/ chain, no barcode
MX8028 - Nasty Savage - s/t - LP - 1985 - white labels, no barcode
MX8028 - Nasty Savage - s/t - LP - 1985 - green labels, no barcode
MX8029 - Agent Steel - Sceptics Apocalypse - LP - 1985 - green labels, no barcode
MX8030 - Venom - Black Metal - LP - 1985 - white label, no barcode
MX8031 - Venom - At War With Satan - LP - 1985 - silver labels, no barcode
MX8032 - Venom - Welcome To Hell - LP - 1985 - INFO NEEDED
MX8033 - Sweet Pain - s/t - LP - 1985 - green labels, no barcode
MX8034 - Venom - American Assault - MLP - 1986 - green labels, no barcode
MX8035 - Exciter - Feel The Knife - 12" EP - 1985 - green labels, no barcode
MX8041 - Bathory - The Return... - LP - 1985 - green labels, no barcode
MX8050 - Bathory - s/t - LP - 1985 - green labels, no barcode
MX8051 - Running Wild - Branded And Exiled - LP - 1986 - green labels, no barcode
MX8052 - Helstar - Remnants Of War - LP - 1986 - gray camo labels, no barcode
MX8053 - Impaler - If We Had Brains... We'd Be Dangerous - LP - 1986 - gray camo labes, no barcode
MX8054 - Exciter - Unveiling The Wicked - LP - 1986 - green labels, no barcode
MX8054 - Exciter - Unveiling The Wicked - LP - 1986 - gray camo labels, no barcode
MX8059 - Iron Angel - Hellish Crossfire - LP - 1986 - green labels, no barcode
MX8062 - Venom - Here Lies Venom - 4-LP Box - 1986 - silver labels, no barcode
MX8080 - Agent Steel - Mad Locus Rising - 12" EP - 1986 - gray labels, no barcode, blue transparent vinyl
MX8091 - Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion - LP - 1986 - gray camo labels, no barcode
MX8091 - Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion - LP - 1986 - green labels, barcode? UNKNOWN
MX8092 - Grave Digger - War Games - LP - 1986 -
MX8093 - Helloween - Walls Of Jericho - LP - 1987 -
MX8095 - Powermad - Combat Boot Camp - MLP - 1987 -
MX8096 - Agent Steel - Unstoppable Force - LP - 1987 - gray camo labels, barcode
88561-8097 - Possessed - Beyond The Gates - LP - 1987 - gray camo labels, barcode
88561- 8098 - Tension - Breaking Point - LP - 1987 - white labels, barcode
MX8103 - Voivod - Rrröööaaarrr - LP - 1986 -
MX8104 - Onslaught - The Force - LP - 1986 -
MX8105 - Kreator - Pleasure To Kill - LP - 1986 -
MX8107 - Celtic Frost - Tragic Serenades - 12" EP - 1986 -
MX8108 - Napalm - Combat Boot Camp - MLP - 1986 -
MX8111 - V/A - Bullets - Volume One - LP - 1986 -
88561- 8112 - Abattoir - The Only Safe Place - LP - 1987 - gray camo labels, barcode
88561- 8114 - Dark Angel - Darkness Descends - LP - 1986 -
MX8117 - Have Mercy - Combat Boot Camp [a.k.a.] Armageddon Descends - MLP - 1986 - gray camo labels, no barcode
88561- 8118 - Nuclear Assault - Game Over - LP - 1986 -
88561- 8118 - Nuclear Assault - Game Over - Pic-LP - 1986 -
88561- 8119 - Nuclear Assault - Brain Death - 12" EP - 1986 -
88561- 8121 - Broken Bones - Never Say Die - MLP - 1986 -
88561- 8124 - Voivod - Thrashing Rage - Pic-MLP - 1986 - barcode
88561- 8125 - Kreator - Flag Of Hate - 12" EP - 1986 -
88561- 8128 - Helloween - Judas - 12" EP - 1986 -
MX8129 - White Pigs - Combat Boot Camp - MLP - 1986 -
88561- 8129 - Tankard - Zombie Attack - LP - 1986 -
88561- 8131 - Deathrow - Riders Of Doom - LP - 1986 -
88561- 8132 - Digger - Stronger Than Ever - LP - 1986 -
88561- 8134 - English Dogs - Where Legend Began - LP - 1986 -
88561- 8138 - Hades - Resisting Success - LP - 1987 - white labels, barcode
88561- 8146 - Death - Scream Bloody Gore - LP - 1987 -
88561- 8147 - Voivod - Killing Technology - LP - 1987 - white labels, barcode
88561- 8148 - Liege Lord - Burn To My Touch - LP - 1987 - yellow labes, barcode
88561- 8148-0 - Liege Lord - Cast Out/Legend - 12" - 1987 -
88561- 8155 - Nuclear Assault - The Plague - MLP - 1987 - gray camo labels, barcode
88561- 8156 - Coroner - R.I.P. - LP - 1987 -
88561- 8157 - Tyrant - Too Late To Pray - LP - 1987 - white labels, barcode
88561- 8159 - Zoetrope - A Life Of Crime - LP - 1987 -
88561- 8161 - D.B.C. - Dead Brain Cells - LP - 1987 -
88561- 8162 - Heathen - Breaking The Silence - LP - 1987 - gray camo labels, barcode
88561- 8166 - Running Wild - Under Jolly Roger - LP - 1987 -
88561- 8168 - Possessed - The Eyes Of Horror - MLP - 1987 -
88561- 8169 - Exodus - Pleasures Of The Flesh - LP - 1987 -
88561- 8171 - Sword - Metalized - LP - 1987 -
88561- 8173 - Onslaught - Power From Hell - LP - 1987 -
88561- 8175 - Celtic Frost - Into The Pandemonium - LP - 1987 -
88561- 8179 - Rage - Execution Guaranteed - LP - 1987 -
88561- 8181 - The Accüsed - More Fun Than An Open Casket Funeral - LP - 1987 -
88561- 8182 - Heathen - Set Me Free - 12" - 1987 -
88561- 8196 - Exodus - Pleasures Of The Flesh - Pic-LP - 1987 -
88561- 8198 - Deathrow - Raging Steel - LP - 1988 -
88561- 8200 - Tankard - Chemical Invasion - LP - 1987 -
88561- 8212 - Vendetta - Go And Live... Stay And Die - LP - 1987 -
88561- 8214 - Kreator - Terrible Certainty - LP - 1988 -
88561- 8215 - Tigertailz - Young And Crazy - LP - 1987 -
88561- 8226 - Blind Illusion - The Sane Asylum - LP - 1988 -
88561- 8228 - Virus - Force Recon - LP - 1988 -
88561- 8229 - Agony - The First Defiance - LP - 1988 -
88561- 8230 - Acid Reign - Moshkinstein - LP - 1988 -
88561- 8246 - Ludichrist - Powertrip - LP - 1988 -
88561- 8248 - Death - Leprosy - LP - 1988 -
88561- 8257 - Forbidden - Forbidden Evil - LP - 1988 -
88561- 8262 - Raven - Nothing Exceeds Like Excess - LP - 1988 -
88561- 8264 - Dark Angel - Leave Scars - LP - 1989 -
88561- 2001 - Exodus - Fabulous Disaster - LP - 1989 -
88561- 2002 - V/A - Ultimate Revenge 2 - LP/ VHS - 1989 -
88561- 2003 - D.B.C. - Universe - LP - 1989 -
88561- 2005 - Faith Or Fear - Punishment Area - LP - 1989 -
88561- 2007 - Forced Enty - Uncertain Future - LP - 1989 -
88561- 2008 - Devastation - Signs Of Life - LP - 1989 -
88561- 2009 - Forbidden - Raw Evil - Live At The Dynamo - MLP - 1989 -
88561- 2011 - Death - Spiritual Healing - LP - 1990 -
88561- 2012 - C.I.A. - In The Red - LP - 1990 -
0901 - C.I.A. - Extinction/Turn To Stone - 12" - 1990 -
88561- 2013 - Dark Angel - Live Scars - LP - 1990 -
88561- 2014 - Forbidden - Twisted Into Form - LP - 1990 -
IC PROLP-0903 - Forbidden - Step By Step/One Foot In Hell - 12" - 1990 -
88561- 2015 - Two Bit Thief - Another Sad Story In The Big City - LP - 1990 -
88561- 2016 - Cyclone Temple - I Hate Therefore I Am - LP - 1990 -
88561- 2020 - Napalm Death - Harmony Corruption - LP - 1991 -
88561- 2022 - Morbid Angel - Altars Of Madness - LP - 1991 - WHERE THE HELL DID I SEE THIS?? Does it really exist :?:
88561- 2027 - V/A - Grindcrusher - LP - 1991 -

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Re: Original pressing variations pt. 1: COMBAT

Post#2 » Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:25 pm

I cannot answer your questions specifically without digging. If you settle on how you want to present the data on your website and process what you have in your collection first, I'm willing to audit and check my collection against that, either adding/verifying or scanning any data you are missing. It looks like I have the bulk of the Combat releases, though I'm guessing I don't have US pressings of Venom records and I see I'm missing some of the hardcore titles and almost all of the cds.
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Re: Original pressing variations pt. 1: COMBAT

Post#3 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:03 am

Cheers Rob! See edit above.

The question of which versions came first we'll settle after we've sorted out how many versions exist of each vinyl, but afaik the green labels came first and the camo later. Anyone heard differently?

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Post#4 » Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:51 pm

Added info from my own Collection (I had fewer releases than I thought..), next is googling for pics...

Btw, does anyone know if there's any other colored vinyl releases apart from the blue AGENT STEEL - Mad Locust Rising 12" and NUCLEAR ASSAULT's glow-in-the-dark Game Over LP?

Edit: Had a slow day at work so I added some more info found on the net, mostly ebay. ONLY pictures have been used as source. To be continued...

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Re: Original pressing variations pt. 1: COMBAT

Post#5 » Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:06 pm

So just to confirm, do you just want a list from me and no matrix codes, but notation of barcode versus no barcode? Or do you want label scans too? If that is the case I prefer to wait and see what scans you have gathered so I don't replicate that effort.
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Post#6 » Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:02 am

I'm thinking you (or anyone else) could check your Combat vinyls for 2 things: label design and barcode or not. These are basically the 2 most common and easiest-to-check identifiers of different pressings from most labels, so atm I don't think it's necessary to go deeper than that (maybe if some odditities/???'s appear along the way). No need for photos or scans, just list any version you have not yet on the list, in the same manner, i.e:

"I have:
Exciter - Long Live The Loud - LP - 1985 - camo labels, no barcode
Venom - Welcome To Hell - LP - 1985 - white label, barcode.."
etc

I won't have time to continue googling for versions for a few days, so anyone is welcomed to continue that work too, as long as they post picture links as source.

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Re: Original pressing variations pt. 1: COMBAT

Post#7 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:51 am

Whew, that was quite a bit of work. I've revised the list, added a lot of details, and added the stuff missing from the list at the bottom. I'm a little pissed at myself that I'm missing some records I would like to have...should have bought them years ago.

MX8003 - The Rods - Live - LP - 1983 - green labels, no barcode
MX8005 - Talas - High Speed On Ice - LP - 1984 - green labels, no barcode
MX8006 - Oz - Fire In The Brain - LP - 1984 - green labels, no barcode
MX8007 - Helstar - Burning Star - LP - 1984 - green labels, no barcode
MX8008 - Tokyo Blade - Midnight Rendezvous - LP - 1984 - green labels, no barcode
MX8009 - The Rods - Let Them Eat Metal - LP - 1984 - green labels, no barcode
MX8010 - TKO - In Your Face - LP - 1984 - green labels, no barcode
MX1208 - TKO - I Wanna Fight - 12" EP - 1984 - green labels, no barcode
MX8011 - Mercyful Fate - Don't Break The Oath - LP - 1984 - green labels, no barcode
MX8011 - Mercyful Fate - Don't Break The Oath - LP - 198? - gray camo labels, no barcode
MX8012 - Tokyo Blade - Night Of The Blade - LP - 1984 - green labels, no barcode
MX8013 - Oz - III Warning - LP - 1984 - green labels, no barcode
MX8014 - Abattoir - Vicious Attack - LP - 1985 - green labels, no barcode
MX8015 - Megadeth - Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good - LP - 1985 - green labels, no barcode
MX8015 - Megadeth - Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good - LP - 1985 - gray camo labels, no barcode
MX6016 - Savatage - The Dungeons Are Calling - MLP - 1985 - green labels, no barcode
MX8017 - Thrasher - Burning At The Speed Of Light - LP - 1985 - green labels, no barcode
MX8018 - Savatage - Sirens - LP - 1985 - green labels, no barcode
MX8018 - Savatage - Sirens - LP - 1985 - gray camo labels, no barcode
MX8019 - Exodus - Bonded By Blood - LP - 1985 - green labels, no barcode
MX8019 - Exodus - Bonded By Blood - LP - 1985 - gray camo labels w/ Exodus logo, no barcode
MX8019 - Exodus - Bonded By Blood - LP - 1985 - gray camo labels w/ Exodus plain text, barcode
MX8020 - Slayer - Hell Awaits - LP - 1985 - green labels, no barcode
MX8020 - Slayer - Hell Awaits - LP - 1985 - white labels, no barcode
MX8020 - Slayer - Hell Awaits - LP - 1985 - Tan labels w/ chain, no barcode
MX8020 - Slayer - Hell Awaits - Pic-LP - 1985 - no barcode
MX8021 - Trouble - The Skull - LP - 1985 - white labels, no barcode
MX8021 - Trouble - The Skull - LP - 1985 - yellow labels w/ chain, no barcode
MX8022 - Venom - Possessed - LP - 1985 - green labels, no barcode
MX8023 - Exciter - Long Live The Loud - LP - 1985 - green labels, no barcode
MX8024 - Possessed - Seven Churches - LP - 1985 - green labels, no barcode
MX8024 - Possessed - Seven Churches - LP - 1985 - gray camo labels, no barcode
MX8025 - Zoetrope - Amnesty - LP - 1985 - green labels, no barcode
MX8026 - Running Wild - Gates To Purgatory - LP - 1985 - green labels, no barcode
MX8027 - Hallows Eve - Tales Of Terror - LP - 1985 - white labels, no barcode
MX8027 - Hallows Eve - Tales Of Terror - LP - 1985 - white labels w/ chain, no barcode
MX8027 - Hallows Eve - Tales Of Terror - LP - 1985 - yellow labels w/ chain, no barcode
MX8028 - Nasty Savage - s/t - LP - 1985 - white labels, no barcode
MX8028 - Nasty Savage - s/t - LP - 1985 - green labels, no barcode
MX8029 - Agent Steel - Sceptics Apocalypse - LP - 1985 - green labels, no barcode
MX8030 - Venom - Black Metal - LP - 1985 - white label, no barcode
MX8031 - Venom - At War With Satan - LP - 1985 - silver labels, no barcode
MX8032 - Venom - Welcome To Hell - LP - 1985 - INFO NEEDED
MX8033 - Sweet Pain - s/t - LP - 1985 - green labels, no barcode
MX8034 - Venom - American Assault - MLP - 1986 - green labels, no barcode
MX8035 - Exciter - Feel The Knife - 12" EP - 1985 - green labels, no barcode
MX8041 - Bathory - The Return... - LP - 1985 - green labels, no barcode
MX8050 - Bathory - s/t - LP - 1985 - green labels, no barcode
MX8051 - Running Wild - Branded And Exiled - LP - 1986 - green labels, no barcode
MX8052 - Helstar - Remnants Of War - LP - 1986 - gray camo labels, no barcode
MX8053 - Impaler - If We Had Brains... We'd Be Dangerous - LP - 1986 - gray camo labes, no barcode
MX8054 - Exciter - Unveiling The Wicked - LP - 1986 - green labels, no barcode
MX8054 - Exciter - Unveiling The Wicked - LP - 1986 - gray camo labels, no barcode
MX8059 - Iron Angel - Hellish Crossfire - LP - 1986 - green labels, no barcode
MX8062 - Venom - Here Lies Venom - 4-LP Box - 1986 - silver labels, no barcode
MX8080 - Agent Steel - Mad Locus Rising - 12" EP - 1986 - gray labels, no barcode, blue transparent vinyl
MX8091 - Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion - LP - 1986 - gray camo labels, no barcode
MX8091 - Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion - LP - 1986 - green labels, barcode? UNKNOWN
MX8092 - Grave Digger - War Games - LP - 1986 - green labels, no barcode
MX8093 - Helloween - Walls Of Jericho - LP - 1987 - gray camo labels, stickered (not printed) barcode
MX8095 - Powermad - Combat Boot Camp - MLP - 1987 - gray camo labels, no barcode
MX8096 - Agent Steel - Unstoppable Force - LP - 1987 - gray camo labels, barcode
88561-8097 - Possessed - Beyond The Gates - LP - 1987 - gray camo labels, barcode
88561- 8098 - Tension - Breaking Point - LP - 1987 - white labels, barcode
MX8103 - Voivod - Rrröööaaarrr - LP - 1986 - gray camo labels, no barcode
MX8104 - Onslaught - The Force - LP - 1986 - gray camo labels, no barcode
MX8105 - Kreator - Pleasure To Kill - LP - 1986 - gray camo labels, stickered (not printed) barcode
MX8107 - Celtic Frost - Tragic Serenades - 12" EP - 1986 - red/pink labels, no barcode
MX8108 - Napalm - Combat Boot Camp - MLP - 1986 - gray camo labels, no barcode
MX8111 - V/A - Bullets - Volume One - LP - 1986 - gray camo labels, no barcode
88561- 8112 - Abattoir - The Only Safe Place - LP - 1987 - gray camo labels, barcode
88561- 8114 - Dark Angel - Darkness Descends - LP - 1986 - gray camo labels, barcode
MX8117 - Have Mercy - Combat Boot Camp [a.k.a.] Armageddon Descends - MLP - 1986 - gray camo labels, no barcode
88561- 8118 - Nuclear Assault - Game Over - LP - 1986 - green labels, no barcode
88561- 8118 - Nuclear Assault - Game Over - Pic-LP - 1986 - barcode
88561- 8119 - Nuclear Assault - Brain Death - 12" EP - 1986 - green labels, barcode
88561- 8121 - Broken Bones - Never Say Die - MLP - 1986 -
88561- 8124 - Voivod - Thrashing Rage - Pic-MLP - 1986 - barcode
88561- 8125 - Kreator - Flag Of Hate - 12" EP - 1986 - gray camo labels, barcode
88561- 8128 - Helloween - Judas - 12" EP - 1986 - gray camo labels, barcode
MX8129 - White Pigs - Combat Boot Camp - MLP - 1986 - gray camo labels, no barcode
88561- 8129 - Tankard - Zombie Attack - LP - 1986 - gray camo labels, barcode
88561- 8131 - Deathrow - Riders Of Doom - LP - 1986 - gray camo labels, barcode
88561- 8132 - Digger - Stronger Than Ever - LP - 1986 -
88561- 8134 - English Dogs - Where Legend Began - LP - 1986 -
88561- 8138 - Hades - Resisting Success - LP - 1987 - white labels, barcode
88561- 8146 - Death - Scream Bloody Gore - LP - 1987 - gray camo labels, barcode
88561- 8147 - Voivod - Killing Technology - LP - 1987 - white labels, barcode
88561- 8148 - Liege Lord - Burn To My Touch - LP - 1987 - yellow labes, barcode
88561- 8148-0 - Liege Lord - Cast Out/Legend - 12" - 1987 -
88561- 8155 - Nuclear Assault - The Plague - MLP - 1987 - gray camo labels, barcode
88561- 8156 - Coroner - R.I.P. - LP - 1987 - White labels, barcode, no Combat logo anywhere
88561- 8157 - Tyrant - Too Late To Pray - LP - 1987 - white labels, barcode
88561- 8159 - Zoetrope - A Life Of Crime - LP - 1987 - gray camo labels, barcode
88561- 8161 - D.B.C. - Dead Brain Cells - LP - 1987 - gray camo labels, barcode
88561- 8162 - Heathen - Breaking The Silence - LP - 1987 - gray camo labels, barcode
88561- 8166 - Running Wild - Under Jolly Roger - LP - 1987 - White labels, barcode, no Combat logo anywhere
88561- 8168 - Possessed - The Eyes Of Horror - MLP - 1987 - gray camo labels, barcode
88561- 8169 - Exodus - Pleasures Of The Flesh - LP - 1987 -
88561- 8171 - Sword - Metalized - LP - 1987 - gray camo labels, barcode
88561- 8173 - Onslaught - Power From Hell - LP - 1987 -
88561- 8175 - Celtic Frost - Into The Pandemonium - LP - 1987 - gray camo labels, barcode
88561- 8179 - Rage - Execution Guaranteed - LP - 1987 - White labels, barcode, no Combat logo anywhere
88561- 8181 - The Accüsed - More Fun Than An Open Casket Funeral - LP - 1987 - gray camo labels, barcode
88561- 8182 - Heathen - Set Me Free - 12" - 1987 - gray camo labels, barcode
88561- 8196 - Exodus - Pleasures Of The Flesh - Pic-LP - 1987 - barcode
88561- 8198 - Deathrow - Raging Steel - LP - 1988 - Black & White labels, barcode, no Combat logo anywhere
88561- 8200 - Tankard - Chemical Invasion - LP - 1987 - White labels, barcode
88561- 8212 - Vendetta - Go And Live... Stay And Die - LP - 1987 -
88561- 8214 - Kreator - Terrible Certainty - LP - 1988 - White labels, barcode
88561- 8215 - Tigertailz - Young And Crazy - LP - 1987 -
88561- 8226 - Blind Illusion - The Sane Asylum - LP - 1988 - gray camo labels, barcode
88561- 8228 - Virus - Force Recon - LP - 1988 - gray camo labels, barcode
88561- 8229 - Agony - The First Defiance - LP - 1988 - gray camo labels, barcode
88561- 8230 - Acid Reign - Moshkinstein - LP - 1988 -
88561- 8246 - Ludichrist - Powertrip - LP - 1988 -
88561- 8248 - Death - Leprosy - LP - 1988 - gray camo labels, barcode
88561- 8257 - Forbidden - Forbidden Evil - LP - 1988 - gray camo labels, barcode
88561- 8262 - Raven - Nothing Exceeds Like Excess - LP - 1988 -
88561- 8264 - Dark Angel - Leave Scars - LP - 1989 - gray camo labels, barcode
88561- 2001 - Exodus - Fabulous Disaster - LP - 1989 - gray camo labels, barcode
88561- 2002 - V/A - Ultimate Revenge 2 - LP/ VHS - 1989 - green camo labels, barcode
88561- 2003 - D.B.C. - Universe - LP - 1989 - green camo labels, barcode
88561- 2005 - Faith Or Fear - Punishment Area - LP - 1989 - green camo labels, barcode
88561- 2007 - Forced Enty - Uncertain Future - LP - 1989 - green camo labels, barcode
88561- 2008 - Devastation - Signs Of Life - LP - 1989 - green camo labels, barcode
88561- 2009 - Forbidden - Raw Evil - Live At The Dynamo - MLP - 1989 - green camo labels, barcode
88561- 2011 - Death - Spiritual Healing - LP - 1990 -
88561- 2012 - C.I.A. - In The Red - LP - 1990 -
0901 - C.I.A. - Extinction/Turn To Stone - 12" - 1990 -
88561- 2013 - Dark Angel - Live Scars - LP - 1990 - green camo labels, barcode
88561- 2014 - Forbidden - Twisted Into Form - LP - 1990 - green camo labels, barcode
IC PROLP-0903 - Forbidden - Step By Step/One Foot In Hell - 12" - 1990 -
88561- 2015 - Two Bit Thief - Another Sad Story In The Big City - LP - 1990 -
88561- 2016 - Cyclone Temple - I Hate Therefore I Am - LP - 1990 -
88561- 2020 - Napalm Death - Harmony Corruption - LP - 1991 -
88561- 2022 - Morbid Angel - Altars Of Madness - LP - 1991 - WHERE THE HELL DID I SEE THIS?? Does it really exist :?:
88561- 2027 - V/A - Grindcrusher - LP - 1991 -

versions I have not on your list:
MX8005 - Talas - High Speed On Ice - LP - 1984 - grey camo labels, no barcode
MX8015 - Megadeth - Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good - LP - 1985 - green camo labels, no barcode
MX8080 - Agent Steel - Mad Locus Rising - 12" EP - 1986 - silver labels, no barcode, blue transparent vinyl
MX8080 - Agent Steel - Mad Locus Rising - 12" EP - 1986 - silver labels, no barcode, black vinyl
88561-8236 The Accüsed Martha Splatterhead's Maddest Stories Ever Told LP 1988 grey camo labels, barcode
I guess you don't consider them metal enough to be on the list? I do of course... I have seen a yellow vinyl version of this record too, but it was expensive so I missed it. Though a look on discogs and it seems that color vinyl must be a German pressing on different label.

Note: Nuclear Assault - Survive - while on I.R.S. label has Combat logo on back cover.
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Re: Original pressing variations pt. 1: COMBAT

Post#8 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:06 am

DaN wrote:Btw, does anyone know if there's any other colored vinyl releases apart from the blue AGENT STEEL - Mad Locust Rising 12" and NUCLEAR ASSAULT's glow-in-the-dark Game Over LP?

If I recall correctly the sticker said gloom in the dark :P

But no, I can't think of any. And it seems pretty certain that the green labels came first.

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Re: Original pressing variations pt. 1: COMBAT

Post#9 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:57 am

Excellent work, Rob! First thing that struck me was that if something as unremarkable as
doomedplanet wrote:MX8005 - Talas - High Speed On Ice - LP - 1984 - grey camo labels, no barcode
..exists on more than one pressings you'd think that pretty much all of them would have multiple pressings.

Anyone else up for comparing this list with their own collection?

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Re: Original pressing variations pt. 1: COMBAT

Post#10 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:06 pm

Yeah I'm not sure why that one would be repressed. Maybe they were conservative on initial pressing and then with change in distribution or something it was repressed. It does seem a fairly common release.

I'm really pissed I never bought that Death lp as a combat pressing. I used to see that fucker everywhere and in my mind I must have passed on it because I see I have a first press cd and a picture disc . pd sound crummy but I must have just decided I didn't need to buy it for a 3rd time. Now it seems fairly desirable and I need it...I remember buying that cd at full retail as a new release when it came out too, but the lp was not available where I lived.

DaN wrote:Excellent work, Rob! First thing that struck me was that if something as unremarkable as
doomedplanet wrote:MX8005 - Talas - High Speed On Ice - LP - 1984 - grey camo labels, no barcode
..exists on more than one pressings you'd think that pretty much all of them would have multiple pressings.

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Re: Original pressing variations pt. 1: COMBAT

Post#11 » Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:44 pm

Combat originals can be really tricky to come by over here, esp if they've also been released on Roadrunner, MFN etc.. Took me ages to find basic stuff like Abbatoir, Agent Steel etc..

Anyways, I just discovered there are different versions of the gray camo labels (and probably the other standard labels) as well - i.e. different pressings, not just manufacturing variations. I'm gonna put together some sort of simple overview on the Combat page on the site in the next week or 2. Stay tuned..

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Re: Original pressing variations pt. 1: COMBAT

Post#12 » Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:46 pm

Hey Dan -

I can confirm that the following has NO barcode. I was "lucky" enough to find a copy of this recently. You almost never see the green labeled ones around for some reason...

MX8091 - Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion - LP - 1986 - green labels, barcode? UNKNOWN

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Re: Original pressing variations pt. 1: COMBAT

Post#13 » Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:54 am

I also can add : MX8107 Celtic Frost - Tragic Serenades EP exists with SILVER Combat labels with the CF logo. I have two copies of this version.

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Post#14 » Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:23 am

Cheers Brian - keep 'em coming.

I've started a Metal Blade list as well that I'll post tomorrow btw..

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Post#15 » Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:34 am

Here's an example of 2 variations of the same basic label design that I've come across:

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If anyone finds any more variations like this they're welcome to post pics here. Atm I'm not sure exactly how detailed the info on the Combat page will be concerning these oddities, but they will be mentioned in some way...

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