Spanish label that started out in the late 80's, mainly focusing on Metal and hard rock. Most releases are fairly rare. I've listed their complete discography up until the last vinyl release in 1996, even though they stopped being HM/HR-oriented a handful of releases beforehand (something I of course had to research & document to discover, so I figured the info might just as well remain). In 1994 they started up the more metallic sublabel Foque, reissuing some of their old releases on CD as well as adding new bands to their stable.

Albums start right below, singles start here.
 
   







Cover
Cat#
Artist
Title
Format
Year
(comment)







DLP-082
Niagara
Now Or Never
LP
1988
Even if it's mostly on the hair-rock/glam-metal side of things, there are a couple of really surprising elements to be found like the great title track and the speedy 'power-street-metal' "I Should Be Stronger".
DLP-084
Marshall Monroe
Lujo Y Pasión
LP
1988
Not Metal. aor.

Co-released by Lady Alicia Records.
ALP-001
Muro
Telon De Acero
LP
1988
It's everyone's favourite proper Spanish Metal band and they do impress with plenty of speed, power and overall oompf! on this studio debut. I'm however having a hard time picking out any particular tune that stands out from the crowd worth raving a little extra about...
ALP-002
Dama Feudal
s/t
LP
1988
Ok, so it's not quite aor all the time, let's call melodic metal on average. No song tends to stick in your head after first play though. A bit of a letdown considering the obscure vibes you get from the sleeve.
ALP-003
Muro
Mutant Hunter
LP
1989
ALP-004
Hiroshima
s/t
LP
1989
ALP-005
/
ACD-002
Medina Ahazara
...En Al-Hakim
LP/CD
1989
Practically all their album sleeves look amazing but M.A. have nothing to do with the kind of Epic Metals we want them to be. Instead they've been churning out lightweight prog-rock, ballads and aor since the late 70's and unlike their comparable countrymen ÑU they've never really come close to anything heavier. Their trademark middle-eastern melodies makes them shine on rare occations but we crave darkness.
ALP-006
Extremoduro
Tu En Tu Casa, Nosotros En La Hoguera
LP/CD
1989
Not Metal. Alternative rock.
ALP-007
Black Sun
Imperial Journey
LP
1990
There's no pretty way of putting it: This is a genuinely, 100% boring album. It looks great, but there's not a semblance of a decent tune on it and while their US-sounding brand of Melodic Metal lends some contrast to the rest of the Avispa-stable I cannot for the life of me understand why they went though the trouble of signing this foreign (French in this case) band out of all possible alternatives. Also bad vocals.
ALP-008
Ñu
Dos Años de Destierro
LP
1990
ALP-009
/
ACD-001
Medina Azahara
s/t
DLP/CD
1990
Not Metal. aor/prog.
ALP-010
Obus
Otra Vez En La Ruta
LP
1990
A supposed come-back album after a few years' hiatus since their Chapa Discos-days. Also their worst album full of pop-hr tripe and I'm too offended to bother with mentioning the few decent exceptions. Avoid.
ALP-011
Cain
Un Paso Mas En El Camino
LP
1991
Passable melodic HM that would be slightly better than 'passable' if the female vocals could stop from going sour in about every second track. They also have a tendency to go all out pop-rock in their more 'melodic' moments.
ALP-012
Seqzión Demenziados
¿Justa Coprocracia?
LP
1991
Not Metal. Grindcore.
ALP-013
Satira
El Mundo De Los Sueños
LP
1991
Melodic (verily so) Metal, mostly with with a tad too much gloom to be labeled aor. Only a couple of songs are pure awful.
ALP-014
Muro
Pacto De Sangre
LP
1992
There's a few weaklings included, but otherwise I might rate this my favourite MURO album. A great place to start if you wanna get to know the band's straight-forward Speed&Heavy Metal fastfood.
ALP-015
Medina Azahara
Caravana Española
LP
1991
Not Metal. aor/prog.
ALP-016
/
ACD-003
Barón Rojo
Desafio
LP/CD
1992
The last Metal-release of the label.
ALP-017
/
ACD-004
Medina Azahara
Sin Tiempo
LP/CD
1992
Not Metal. aor/prog.
ALP-018
Kalean
Solo Intento Escapar
LP
1992
Not Metal. Punky hr/alternative rock.
ALP-019
/
ACD-005
Racha
Marcando El Compas
LP/CD
1993
Not Metal. Melodic pop/rock.
ALP-020
Suburbano
Fugitivos
LP
1993
Not Metal. Soft pop/ballads.
ALP-021
Medina Azahara
Donde Esta La Luz
LP
1993
Not Metal. aor/prog.
ACD-022
Suburbano
La Puerta de Alcala
MCD
1994
Not Metal. Soft pop/ballads.
AC-023
V/A
Amnistia Internacional
2xMC
1994
Amnesty benefit double-cassette featuring 28 songs/artists, none of them Metal.
ACD-024
Suburbano
Ya No Puedo Parar
CD
1995
Not Metal. Soft pop/ballads.
ACD-025
El Combo Belga
Pasaporte Latino
CD
1995
Not Metal. Salsa.
ALP-026
Medina Azahara
Árabe
LP/2CD
1995
Not Metal. aor/prog

...though this is probably their heaviest release with some Metal-resembling riffing here & there.







     
S I N G L E S
     







DS-202
Niagara
Walking / Take My Hand
7"
1988
 
AS-001
Hiroshima
Forever
7"
1990
 
AS-002
Medina Azahara
Otoño
7"
1989
Not Metal. aor/prog.
AS-003
Medina Azahara
Al Hakim...Otro Lugar
7"
1990
Not Metal. aor/prog.
AS-004
Hiroshima
Missing You
7"
1990
AS-005
Extremoduro
Extremaydura
7"
1990
Not Metal. Alternative rock.
AS-006
Ñu
Tuboscape
7"
1990
AS-007
Medina Azahara
El Destino
7"
1990
Not Metal. aor/prog.
AS-008
Extremoduro
Decidi
7"
1990
Not Metal. Alternative rock.
AS-009
Obus
Venganza
7"
1990
 
AS-010
Medina Azahara
El Lago
7"
1991
Not Metal. aor/prog.
AS-011
Cain
La Amazona
7"
1991
AS-012
Satira
El Mundo De Los Sueños
7"
1991
AS-013
Obus
Castigo Infernal
7"
1991
AS-014
Medina Azahara
Navajas De Carton
7"
1991
Not Metal. aor/prog.
AS-015
Muro
Desengancha
7"
1992
It's weird. This opening track from the "Pacto De Sangre" album could have been perfect EuroSpeed if it wasn't for that part of the chorus where the vocalist goes sour. Ouch! The rest of the album is next to flawless.
AS-016
Satira
Si Estás Allí
7"
1991
AS-017
Barón Rojo
Desafío
7"
1992
 
AS-018
Medina Azahara
Todo Tiene Su Fin
7"
1992
Not Metal. aor/prog.
AS-019
Medina Azahara
Necesito Respirar
7"
1992
Not Metal. aor/prog.
AS-020
Barón Rojo
Te Espero En El Infierno
7"
1992
Same song on both sides.
AS-021
Kalean
Déjame En Paz
7"
1992
Not Metal. Ballad.
AS-022
Medina Azahara
¡Feliz Navidad!
7"
1992
Not Metal. aor/prog.
AS-023
Medina Azahara
Solo Y Sin Ti
7"
1992
Not Metal. aor/prog.
AS-024
Medina Azahara
Junto A Lucía
7"
1993
Not Metal. aor/prog.
AS-025
Suburbano
La Tierra Se Mueve
7"
1993
Not Metal. Ballad.
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
AS-026
?
?
7"
1993
AS-027
Medina Azahara
Palabras De Libertad
7"
1993
Not Metal. aor/prog.







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