Surely the most mysterious of all old German Metal-labels and probably the one discography that has taken the longest for me to, if not complete, then at least make a half-decent attempt to cover.

DS/D&S was basically a home studio owned by Hattingen-resident Michael Jesch. On the early compilations credits were merely given to DS Recording, while the D&S Records-imprint wasn't used until the later band releases (the NINJA lp was the first I believe). This has caused some confusion about which was the "real" name of the label, or even if it was to be considered a record label at all. A couple of the later vinyl releases were also co-released by other labels, sometimes with little reference to DS other than a cat# and the album being mixed and/or recorded there.

The editions of the albums were small-to-miniscule, from a few hundred copies up to a 1000 according to various collectors I've been in touch with. The rarest one would probably be the "Break Out - German Metal Tracks no. 5" compilation or the red vinyl version of RAGE HEART's debut, of which only a handful of copies are known. The more "famous" COURAGE mini would have to settle for 3rd place.

In the early 90's DS got their shit together and started releasing CDs only in a more coherent manner, most of it being in the Death/Thrash-vein. No fun for The Corroseum in other words, so others will have to continue where I left off. I've also come across a couple of D&S 7"s with a different cat# system, but since none of them have been even close to Metal I've left them out for the moment.

Finally there's the 4 releases on punk micro label Schrägton Records. According to an old contact address they were from the small town of Witten, only 10 km from DS Studios in Hattingen. While they're not to be considered DS-releases per se, they're most likely the explanation behind those "missing" early catalogue numbers (something they might have received because they were recorded in the DS studio) and for this reason I've squeezed in the titles in the list below for clarification. I didn't include their 1st release, compilation LP "Zivil-Courage" from 1986, but it's worth noting that it also carried a familiar serial#: WK30.715.
 
   
Cover Cat# Artist Title Format Year Comment
WK30.616
V/A
Break Out - German Metal Tracks no. 1
LP
1985
More info here.
WK30.671
V/A
Break Out - German Metal Tracks no. 2
LP
1986
More info here.
WK30.698
V/A
Metal Hour - German Metal Tracks no. 3
LP
1986
More info here.
WK30.746
V/A
Metal Hour - German Metal Tracks no. 4
LP
1986
More info here.
WK30.770
V/A
Break Out - German Metal Tracks no. 5
LP
1987
More info here.
DS 001
Die Stammelnden Heimkinder/
Cretin Hoppers
Kinderüberraschung/
Nachbar's Keller
Split-
LP
1986
Punk/HC on Schrägton Records (see info above).
DS002
Courage
Gold And Ivory
MLP
1986
300 copies.
DS003
V/A
German Metal Fighters no. 1
LP
1987
More info here.
DS004
Die Stammelnden Heimkinder
Heut' Schon Gestammelt?
MLP
198?
Punk on Schrägton Records (see info above).
DS005
V/A
German Metal Fighters no. 2
LP
1988
More info here.
 
DS006
Die Stammelnden Heimkinder
Bitte Alle Recht Fröhlich
MLP
1988
Punk on Schrägton Records (see info above).
DS007
GB Force
The Force
LP
1988
Available on black(?) and red/pinkish vinyl.
DS008
Rage Heart
Too Late To Return
LP
1988
Available on black and red vinyl.
DS009
Ninja
Invincible
LP
1988
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
DS010
?
?
?
198?
 
DS/BTR 011
The Mirror Images
The Early Days
LP
1989
Not Metal. Mod/Alterno-pop.
DS BTR 012
Family 5
Das Blaue vom Himmel
LP
1990
Not Metal. New Wave.
DS013
Red Rooster
Trouble? Take Our Sister To Party
12" EP
1989
 
DS 014
Rage Heart
Beats Again
LP
1990
 
DS 015
Sixfold Groove
Some Good Rockin' Tonight
LP
1990
Not Metal. Rock (?)
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
DS 016
?
?
LP
1990
Most likely not the DAWN HAWK lp as previously stated here.
DS-017
V/A
The Best Of German Metal Newcomer
DLP
1990
Seem to have been distributed as 2 separate releases on occation, since the complete set seldom turns up - if at all.

More info here.
If anyone knows more about these releases, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
DS 018-019
?
?
?
199?
 
DS318-0020
Die Lokalmatadore
Ein Leben Für Die Ärmsten
LP/CD
1990
Not Metal. Punk.
Originally on Teenage Rebel Records w/ different cover art.
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
DS318-0021
?
?
LP
1991
 
DS-318-0022
Deciever
Tales Of Time
LP
1991
1000 copies.
Co-released by InLine Music.
DS-318-0023
Deztroyer
Climate Change
LP/CD
1991
 
DS-318-0024
Heavenward
Within These Dreams
LP/CD
1991
Co-released by InLine Music.
Compiled by DaN Edman. Additional info by Keir Howell, Roman Greindl, Peter Daub, Rob Preston and The Knell.  
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