Formed in 1978 as a rock sublabel to Zafiro, one of Spain's largest majors. Most of the early releases were in the prog/hard/classic rock vein, though some of them quite heavy (check out TARANTULA, RED BOX EL ROJO and early ÑU) but it wasn't until about 1981 that the proper Heavy Metal releases started appearing. I thought the BARÓN ROJO debut LP and 7" from would be a logical starting point for this list and I'm ending it with the label's last vinyl release. Some cassette-only best-of type compilations have been left out, as well as a series of 80's reissues of their 70's releases. It's also worth noting that much of the early 80's stuff were reissued with different catalogue numbers a few years later, but at the moment I'm not gonna go into the different pressing variations that exist - in other words this page only lists the original first pressings. Albums start right below, singles (of which there were quite a few) start here.

While I do recognize that Spain had their fair share of geat Heavy Metal releases, imho very few of them were found on this the largest of Spanish Metal labels. So much for the majors and their eye for talent I guess...
 
   







Cover
Cat#
Artist
Title
Format
Year
(comment)







HS-35044
Barón Rojo
Larga Vida Al Rock And Roll
LP
1981
Good, diverse proto-Metal that will probably never feel as important to anyone as to those who grew up with it. The proggish "Los Desertores Del Rock" is a feckin' anthem tho'...
HS 35.045
V/A
Rockopilacion Vol. IV
LP
1981
Not Metal. Hard Rock, prog, classic rock etc..

Featuring:

Mediterraneo, Marmelada, Moris, Bloque, Topo, La B.E.P.S., Asfalto, Leño, Mariscal Romero and Barón Rojo.
HS 35.046
Mezquita
Califas Del Rock
LP
1981
Not Metal. Hard/Progressive Rock.
HS 35.047
Mediterraneo
Orgia
LP
1981
Not Metal. Prog Rock.
HS 35.048
Bloque
Música Para La Libertad
LP
1981
Not Metal. Progressive Rock.
HS 35.049
Leño
En Directo
LP
1981
Not Metal. Hard Rock.
HS-35050/51
Asfalto
Déjalo Así
DLP
1981
Not Metal. Pop/classic rock.
HS 35.052
Obus
Preparate
LP
1981
Picking on a Spanish hard rock album from '81 for being full of stuffy/bluesy 70's rock would be unfair. Even I must confess they pull off this genre rather nicely. There is however a quite remarkable side to this debut as well, like the killer "Pesadilla Nuclear" being damn close to Power Metal and crushing numbers like "Petrodolares" and "La Escalera" displaying a level of quality and heaviness the band never quite got back to.
HS-35.053
Barón Rojo
Volumen Brutal
LP
1982
HS-35.054
Leño
Corre, Corre
LP
1982
Not Metal. Hard/classic rock.
HS-35.055
Mediterraneo
Algo Nuevo
LP
1982
Not Metal. Rock.
HS-35.056
Panzer
Al Pie Del Cañón
LP
1982
Even in their most stuffy r'n'r moments Panzer have a unique ability to remain interesting and enjoyable, at least on this the best of the label's debut albums. The weird & wiggly keyboards and almost wavy drum play is surely part of the magic, but they do have their fair share of solid NWOHM moments to boost. Just don't expect them to sound much the like cover art, keep an open mind and you might enjoy it too..
HS-35.057
V/A
Especial Heavy
LP
1982
featuring:

Obús, Leño and Barón Rojo.
HS-35.058
Obus
Poderoso Como El Trueno
LP
1982
 
HS-35.059
Barón Rojo
Volumen Brutal
[English version]
LP
1982
HS-35.060
Bloque
Grandes Exitos
LP
1983
Not Metal. Prog.
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
HS-35.061
?
?
LP
1983
HS-35.062
Barón Rojo
Metalmorfosis
LP+7"
1983
Only the 20 000 first copies came w/ the bonus single.
HS-35.063
Ñu
Fuego
LP
1983
HS-35.064
Panzer
Sálvese Quién Pueda
LP
1983
HS-35.065
Express
s/t
LP
1983
Not Metal. Hard Rock.
HS-35.066
Sobredosis
Caliente Como Un Volcan
LP
1984
ZL-601
Obus
El Que Más
LP
1984
I wouldn't say Obus gets worse with every release, but they're not exactly gaining color. "El Que Más" is decent, riffy metalrock at best.
ZL-603
Viva
Dealers Of The Night
LP
1984
Licensed from Brain (1982).
ZN-405
Leño
Una Manera De Vivir Rockanroll
3LP
1984
Not Metal. Hard/Prog Rock.

Box set including their 3 first LPs.
ZL-607
Verity
Interrupted Journey
LP
1984
Not Metal. aor.
ZL-608
V/A
Especial Heavy
LP
1984
featuring:

Barón Rojo, Obús, Panzer and Sobredosis.
ZL-609
Ñu
Acorralado Por Ti
LP
1984
 
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
ZL-611
?
?
LP
198?
Possibly/likely a Zafiro mother label release.
ZL-614
Santa
Reencarnación
LP
1984
 
ZND-817
Barón Rojo
Barón Al Rojo Vivo
DLP
1984
 
ZL-618
Cargo De Nuit
Embarquement Immediat
LP
1984
Not Metal. Classic/hard rock.
ZND-818
V/A
Historia De Una Etiqueta 1975-1985
DLP
1985
Mostly hard/prog, some Metal.

Featuring:
Bloque, Asfalto, Tequila, Moris, Mermelada, Mariscal Romero, Leño, Ñu, Mezquita, Crack, Borne, Kaka De Luxe, Topo, Cucharada, Tapiman, Paracelso, La BEPS, Tarantula, Mediterraneo, Barón Rojo, Obus, Panzer, Sobredosis, Santa and Express.

Includes 90 page book about the label history + discography.
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
ZL-619
?
?
LP
198
Possibly/likely a Zafiro mother label release.
ZL-624
Panzer
Toca Madera
LP
1985
 
ZL-626
Goliath
s/t
LP
1985
One of the more popular (and thus more pricey) Chapa releases and it does look quite epic, don't it? Well, it sorta kinda is at times but more in a Maidenly than a Manowarian fashion. While being one of the best albums on the label it doesn't reach the sky until the ripping "Reaccionar"/"Dios Del Rock"/"Te Encontraro"-trio.
ZL-631
Sobredosis
Sangre Joven
LP
1985
 
ZL-633
Triton
s/t
LP
1985
 
ZL-634
Santa
No Hay Piedad Para Los Condenados
LP
1985
 
ZL-635
Obus
Pega Con Fuerza
LP
1985
It might just be the evil deathskull on the sleeve talking, but I do think I sense a small upswing in both weight and quality compared to the 2 previous albums. So, in the upper regions of mid-league then.
ZL-641
Moris
Señor Rock: ¡Presente!
LP
1985
Not Metal. Rock'n'roll.
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
ZL-643
?
?
LP
198
Possibly/likely a Zafiro mother label release.
ZL-645
Barón Rojo
En Un Lugar De La Marcha
LP
1985
 
ZL-658
Panzer
Caballeros De Sangre
LP
1986
 
ZL-660
V/A
Grandes Baladas Heavy
LP
1986
featuring:

Barón Rojo, Asfalto, Bloque, Ñu, Obus, Panzer, Santa and Leño.
ZL-662
Santa
Templario
LP
1986
 
ZL-663
Obus
Dejarse La Piel
LP
1986
*sigh* It's time for 'the melodic album'. Not every single song is completely awful though - several of them are just plain boring. "Jucio Final" is the exception, qualifying as 'quite good' thanx to a rather interesting riff in the bridge.
ZL-665
Barón Rojo
En Directo - Siempre Estáis Allí
LP
1986
 
ZL-667
V/A
Grandes Baladas Heavy Vol 2
LP
1986
featuring:

Obus, Santa, Barón Rojo, Ñu, Panzer, Leño, Asfalto and Express.
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
ZL-670
?
?
LP
198?
Possibly/likely a Zafiro mother label release.
30512058
Obus
En Directo 21-2-87
DLP
1987
 
30312090
Barón Rojo
Tierra De Nadie
LP
1987
 
33012160
V/A
Rock'n'URSS
LP
1987
Compilation of Russian HR/HM.

Featuring:
Cruise, August, Black Coffee and Autograph.
30312222
Barón Rojo
¡No Va Más!
LP
1988
30312446
Barón Rojo
Obstinato
LP
1989
30512633
V/A
Lo Mejor Del Heavy
DLP
1990
Featuring:
Barón Rojo, Obus, Panzer, Sobredosis, Leño, Asfalto, Bloque, Ñu, Topo and Santa.
33012725
Mediterraneo
Sus Exitos
LP
1991
Not Metal. Pop/rock.







     
S I N G L E S
     







H-33.058
Barón Rojo
Con Botas Sucias / Chica De La Ciudad
7"
1981
 
H-33.059
Mezquita
Asi Soy Yo / Mente De Mi Subconsciente
7"
1981
Not Metal. Latin rock.
H-33.060
Mediterraneo
Orgia De Neptuno
7"
1981
Not Metal. Latin pop.
H-33.061
Leño
Maneras De Vivir
7"
1981
Not Metal. Classic rock.
H-33.062
Asfalto
Déjalo Asi
7"
1981
Not Metal. Rock.
H-33.063
Bloque
Detenidos En La Materia
7"
1981
Not Metal. Prog/jazz rock.
H-33.064
Barón Rojo
¡Larga Vida Al Rock & Roll!
7"
1981
 
H-33.065
Moris
La Balsa
7"

1981

Not Metal. Classic rock.

H-33.066
Obus
Va A Estallar El Obús
7"
1981
 
H-33.067
Mezquita
Resaca Del Amanecer
7"
1981
Not Metal. Rock.
H-33.068
Asfalto
Vendedor Furtivo
7"
1981
Not Metal. Rock.
H-33.069
Bloque
Solo Sentimientos / Detenidos En La Materia
7"
1981
Not Metal. Ballad.
H-33.070
Barón Rojo
Los Rockeros Van Al Infierno / Incomunicación
7"
1982
 
H-33.071
Obus
Solo Lo Hago En Mi Moto / Pesadilla Nuclear
7"
1981
 
H-33.072
Leño
¡Que Tire La Toalla! / Sorprendente
7"
1982
Not Metal. Rock.
H-33.073
Mediterraneo
Arrabal
7"
1982
Not Metal. Latin pop.
H-33.074
Panzer
Panzer / Solitario
7"
1982
 
H-33.075
Barón Rojo
Resistiré
7"
1982
 
H-33.076
Urano
Gran Dragon
7"
1982
Perhaps Chapa's one true obscurity in the HR/HM field and it does look rather amazing, doesn't it? Side A is straight-forward Purple-worship, hammonds and all, while side B offers something more in tune with the dragon & warrior cover art, i.e. semi-epic proto-Metal/Heavy-prog. Apparently the only release made by this band.
H-33.077
Obus
Dinero, Dinero
7"
1982
 
H-33.078
Leño
Corre, Corre
7"
1982
Not Metal. Rock.
H-33.079
Mediterraneo
Echa Las Cortinas Al Sol
7"
1982
Not Metal. Pop.
H-33.080
Panzer
Perro Viejo
7"
1982
 
H-33.081
Obus
Labios Asesinos
7"
1983
 
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
H-33.082
?
?
7"
198
 
H-33.083
Barón Rojo
Casi Me Mato
7"
1983
 
H-33.084
Ñu
Mas Duro Que Nunca
7"
1983
 
RS-33.084
Barón Rojo
Invulnerable / Herencia Letal
7"
1983
Bonus 7" that came w/ the first 20 000 copies of "Metalmorfosis".
P-97
Barón Rojo
Herencia Letal
7"
1983
1-sided promo
H-33.085
Panzer
Galones De Plastico
7"
1983
 
H-33.086
Express
Perseguidor Nocturno
7"
1983
Not Metal. Rock.
H-33.087
Barón Rojo
El Malo
7"
1983
 
H-33.088
Ñu
La Bailarina
7"
1983
 
H-33.089
Sobredosis
Chico
7"
1983
 
H-33.090
Panzer
Junto A Ti
7"
1983
 
OOX-640
Obus
Vamos Muy Bien
7"
1984
 
SP-45-11
Obus
Autopista
12"
1984
1-sided promo
OOX-642
Viva
Falling In Love
7"
1984
 
OOX-651
Barón Rojo
Campo De Concentración
7"
1984
 
OOX-657
Verity
Rescue Me
7"
1984
Not Metal. aor.
OOX-665
Ñu
Más, Quiero Más
7"
1984
 
OOX-674
Santa
Mis Noches Tienen R'n'R
7"
1984
When did putting the lame token rock'n'roll song on a single ever do anything good for any band in Metal history, ever? Hopefully some buyers bothered to flip it over and enjoy the solid "Al Lado Del Diablo" speedfest.
OOX-695
Barón Rojo
Concierto Para Ellos
7"
1984
 
OOX-698
Obus
El Que Mas
7"
1984
 
OOX-699
Santa
Héroe De Papel
7"
1984
 
OOX-717
Panzer
Toca Madera
7"
1984
 
OOX-725
Goliath
La Fuerza Del Rock
7"
1984
Classic scenario:
Album has one song with "Rock" in title. Song becomes single. Song turns out to be worst on album. Not so this time around! "La Fuerz.." is one of the hardrockier tunes on the album, sure, but still metallic, one of the better ones and has exactly the right amount of cocky catchiness to really warrant a single. How rare!
OOX-752
Sobredosis
Dinero, Mujeres y Rock
7"
1985
 
OOX-757
Triton
A Tope De Amor Y Lujo
7"
1985
 
OOX-759
Santa
No Eres Suficiente
7"
1985
 
OOX-762
Panzer
Dios Del Rock
7"
1985
 
OOX-765
Obus
Te Visitara La Muerte
7"
1985
"Babysitter de la Muerte" (ha ha - you can't unhear it now!) is something so rare as the best and heaviest song of the album turned single. Stomping, pounding, crunch-crunch-crunch that'll stick in your head for hours.
OOX-772
Moris
El Concierto De Rock
7"
1985
Not Metal. Rock'n'roll.
OOX-776
Sobredosis
Sangre Joven
7"
1985
 
OOX-788
Triton
Sin Control
7"
1985
 
OOX-789
Santa
Sin Compasión
7"
1985
 
OOX-790
Obus
Evasión
7"
1985
 
OOX-791
Goliath
Reaccionar
7"
1985
Another well-chosen selection of single tracks from Goliath. With the flipside "Te Encontrare" you basically get the 2 best songs of the LP on one plate.

Wrongly labeled "OOX-775" on the back sleeve.
OOX-793
Moris
El Ultimo Rock
7"
1985
Not Metal. Rock'n'roll.
OOX-808
Barón Rojo
Breakthoven
7"
1985
 
OOX-810
Barón Rojo
Cuerdas De Acero
7"
1985
 
OOX-825
Obus
Líos En El Congreso
7"
1985
 
OOX-844
Barón Rojo
Hijos De Caín
7"
1986
On mother-label Zafiro.
OOX-858
Panzer
No Hay Quien Nos Pare
7"
1985
 
OOX-865
Santa
Ven Hasta Mi
7"
1986
 
OOX-875
Panzer
Volveras, Desertor
7"
1986
 
OOX-888
Obus
Mentiroso
7"
1986
 
OOX-900
Santa
No Sabes Como Sufri
7"
1986
 
OOX-913
Obus
Complaciente O Cruel
7"
1986
 
10112088
Obus
Me Persigues
7"
1987
 
10112089
Barón Rojo
Pico de oro
7"
1987
 
10112089
Barón Rojo
Pico de oro
7"
1987
Promo-version.
20112118
Barón Rojo
Tierra de Nadie
12"
1987
 
P-154
Obus
Crisis
7"
1987
 
P-172
Cruise [Круиз]
Distant Light
7"
1987
1-sided promo.

More info here.
P-181
Topo
El Escorpion
7"
1988
Not Metal. Rock.
P-186
Barón Rojo
Travesia Urbana
7"
1988
 
P-193
Barón Rojo
Trampa Y Carton
7"
1988
 
P-226
Barón Rojo
Get On Your Knees
7"
1989
Same track on both sides.







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