Info TBA.
See also Criminal Response Records (Ebony sublabel) and post-Ebony label Reaction Records, the last one added at the bottom of this page.
 
   






Cover
Cat#
Artist
Title
Format
Year
(comment)






EBON 1
V/A
Metal Fatigue
LP 
1982
More info here.
EBON 2
V/A
Synthetic Romance
LP
1982
Not Metal. Various electro/new romantic/new wave. Featuring:
Johnny Dee, The Truth, Those Attractive Magnets, Stranger Station, Rowan Holiday, Liar, Low Profile, Factor 13, Biofeedback, Motifs and D.H.S.S.
EBON 3
V/A
Sample & Hold
LP
1982
Supposedly a non-Metal, Electro/New Wave comp
featuring amongst other:
Strange Behaviour, West One, Rivals etc, but I can't for the life of me remember the source so in hinsight I'd say this was never released.
EBON 4
The Pete Ryan Band
Dolly Parten's Tits
7"
1982
Not Metal. I think.
EBON 5
Moby Dick
Nothing To Fear
7"
1982
EBON 6
V/A
Metallic Storm
LP
1982
More info here.
EBON 7
Strategy
Technical Overflow
7"
1982
Not Metal. Progressive rock.
EBON 8
V/A
Metal Mainiaxe
LP
1982
More info here.
EBON 9
Chateaux
Young Blood / Fight To The Last
7"
1982
The infamous Ebony-production makes this sound an awful lot more obscure than it really is. Both songs are great and about as cutting edge Metal as you'd get in 1982 so as far as NWOBHM singles w/ exclusive content go, this belong in the must-buy heap.
EBON 10
Savage
Ain't No Fit Place / The China Run
7"
1982
 
EBON 11
V/A
Metal Warriors
LP
1983
More info here.
EBON 12
Savage
Loose'n Lethal
LP
1983
 
EBON 13
Chateaux
Chained And Desperate
LP
1983
You simply cannot outEbony Chateaux. Partly because they had more releases out on the label than any other band and partly because they exemplified the kind of simple, straight-forward Metal out of which mould most Ebony-acts were cast.
EBON 14
V/A
Metal Plated
LP
1983
More info here.
EBON 15
Shy
Once Bitten... Twice Shy
LP
1983
I occationally hear some good words about this record from more open-minded NWOBHM-fanatics, but I'm sorry to say I can't second their opinion that this is anything more than poorly disguised aor.
EBON 16
Grim Reaper
See You In Hell
LP
1983
 
EBON 17
Holland
Early Warning
LP
1983
 
EBON 18
Chateaux
Fire Power
LP
1984
That sizzling, treble-heavy (crap) trademark Ebony-guitarsound is especially prominent on this midways release from Ebony's eboniest. Thank doG there's only the awful "Roller Coaster" touching sell-out territory, otherwise it's just as almost-good as anything else in their discog.
EBON 19
Demon Eyes
Rites Of Chaos
LP
1984
 
EBON 20
Sterling Cook Force
Full Force
LP
1984
 
EBON 21
Blade Runner
Hunted
LP
1984
 
EBON 22
Nightmare
Waiting For The Twilight
LP
1984
The nasal vocals makes me think of Silver Mountain and they don't quite manage to ruin this tasty piece of Olde yet melodic Heavy Metal either.
EBON 23
Syron Vanes
Bringer Of Evil
LP
1984
 
EBON 24
Samurai
Sacred Blade
LP
1984
 
EBON 25
Samurai
Fires Of Hell
7"
1984
 
EBON 26
Blade Runner
Back Street Lady
7"
1984
 
EBON 27
Touched
Dream Girl
7"
1984
 
EBON 28
Touched
Back Alley Vices
LP
1984
 
EBON 29
Hammer
Contract With Hell
LP
1985
Fans of heavier/faster NWOBHM will mostly only take the opening track to heart and I figure the praise I often hear for this record must come for die-hard Thin Lizzy fans. I'm also betting HIGH SPIRITS must hold this album very high, at least judging by the 3 final anthems.
EBON 30
Nightmare
Power Of The Universe
LP
1985
 
EBON 31
Chateaux
Highly Strung
LP
1985
Qualitywise all 3 Chateaux are fairly even, though there is an ever so slight downward slope and on this their swansong it's mostly the faster moments, like the title track and the enticing "First Strike" that really stick out.
EBON 32
Grim Reaper
Fear No Evil
LP
1985
 
EBON 33
Touched
Deathrow
LP
1985
The rawkin' parts make me think of "Shout At The Devil"-era M.Crüe, but the rest is mostly type A Ebony-Metal/B-grade NWOBHM ...which isn't a total slag-off mind you. It just kinda fades into the background.
EBON 34
Rankelson
Hungry For Blood
LP
1985
 
EBON 35
Blade Runner
Warriors Of Rock
LP
1986
 
EBON 36
Syron Vanes
Revenge
LP
1986
 
EBON 37
Samurai
Weapon Master
LP
1986
 
EBON 38
Tyga Myra
Deliverance
LP
1986
 
EBON 39
Cobra
Back From The Dead
LP
1986
 
EBON 40
Preyer
Terminator
LP
1986
 
EBON 41
Blood Money
Red, Raw And Bleeding
LP
1986
EBON 42
Dealer
First Strike
LP
1986
 
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
EBON 43
?
?
?
1986?
 
EBON 44
Fast Kutz
Burnin'
LP
1987
 
EBON 45
Rankelson
The Bastards Of Rock'n'Roll
LP
1987
 
EBON 46
Blood Money
Battlescarred
 LP/CD
1987
EBONS 100
V/A
The Metal Collection Volume 1
LP
1987
More info here.
EBONS 101
V/A
The Metal Collection Volume 2
LP
1987
More info here.
EBONS 102
V/A
Metal Collection Volume 3
LP
1987
More info here.
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
EBONS 103
?
?
?
1987?
 
EBONS 104
V/A
Rock Meets Metal
LP
1987
More info here.
EBONS 105
V/A
Rock Meets Metal Volume 2
LP
1987
More info here.






UNREST 1
V/A
Underground Resistance Volume 1
LP
1987
Various alternative stuff, though a band or 2 tangent Metal.

More info here.
UNREST 2
V/A
Underground Resistance Volume 2
LP
1987
Not Metal. Various alternative stuff.

Featuring:
Cocophony, Divine Light, Prisoners Of War, Evil Mothers, Stax Century, TR28-20, Limited Edition, The Chain, Mousetrap Conspiracy, Jude Found Eden, Headhunters, Beat Of The Beast, Out Switch, Manifesto, Innocent Eyes and North Corporation.
UNREST 3
V/A
Underground Resistance Volume III
LP
1987
Mostly non-Metal. Various alternative stuff.

Featuring:
Das Tor, Deadly Intentions, First Offence, Thrilled Skinny, Technique, Trees, Innocent Elements, Die Laughing, Bad Blood, Temper! Temper!, Berlin Zu, The Rout, The Eternal and Shakedown.
UNREST 4
V/A
Rock Masters
LP
1988
More info here.
UNREST 5
V/A
Sample & Hold
LP
1988
Not Metal. Various alternative stuff..

Featuring:
Loaded, Jellystone Park, New Society, A Motion Industry, Hotline To Moscow, Johnny Guitar, The Reel Sound, Fuel To The Fire, Primary, The Big Picture, Euphoria, Goodnight Vienna, Legion and Potato Head.

Not to be confused with the album with the same name supposedly (though probably not) released by Ebony in 1982.
UNREST 6
V/A
Rock Meets Metal [volume 3]
LP
1988
More info here.
UNREST 7
V/A
New Reaction
[volume 1]
LP
198
Not Metal. Various alternative stuff.

Featuring:
5 O'Clock Approach, Mistaken Identity, Frank Fish & The Fins, Smoke Stack Lighting, The Resistance, Debauche, Noise Noise, The Readers Own Jazzmen, M4alice, Broken Faith, Gymnopedie, The Icemen, The Innocents and The Umbrellamen.
UNREST 8
V/A
Full Force
LP
1988
More info here.
UNREST 9
V/A
New Reaction
[volume 2]
LP
1988
Not Metal. Various alternative stuff.

Featuring:
Mind The Gap, Mr Robinson, The Rain Devils, Magdalene Fields, Dream Studio, Candybox, Barbedwire, Mike Gari, Hands Up, One Touch To Go, The Partners, Touch And Go, Big Orange, Hands In The Heavens and Midnight Media.
UNREST 10
V/A
Full Force Volume One
LP
1988
More info here.
UNREST 11
V/A
Full Force Volume Two
LP
1988
More info here.
UNREST 12
V/A
New Reaction
[volume 3]
LP
1988
Not Metal. Various alternative stuff.

Featuring:
Pyama Party, Man In The Mirror, The Angel Trip, Poisoned Electric Head, Crimson Cats, Rape In Yellow, The Fate Merchants, Reaction, B.L.VD Boulevard, Escape To Where, Felo De Se, A Kind Of Fury, The Dick Warren Experience, Harry Wharton & Co, Zanshin and The Disposables..
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
UNREST 13
?
?
LP
198?
UNREST 14
V/A
Full Force Volume Three
LP
1989
Featuring:
Tickled Pink, 3012, Overdrive, Pursuit, ETA, Tyrade, Jinx, Civilian, Presence, Hagen & The War Babies, Sneaky Liberty, Quit Bitch'n, The Faith, Unameus, Crazymodo and Metal Cross.
UNREST 15
V/A
New Reaction
[volume 4]
LP
1989
Not Metal. Various alternative stuff..

Featuring:
Stormed, The Quarry, You Me & Him, This Sporting Life, Raison D'etre, Boston Black, Call Me Clive, Candid Bench, Pure Passion, Bomb Culture, Internal Fear, At Colossus, The Herbs, Volapuk, Peter Carlson and Wasteland.






Compiled by Raoul Sanchez (Reaction discog by Karl Nolan). Additions by DaN Edman, Rob Preston and Clive Hetherington.  
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