Japanese label specializing in licensing western Metal records from labels like Shrapnel, Roadrunner, Metal Blade etc... Very few unique releases, but they did put out some really neat collectible pressings of awesome, not-so mainstream artists like TRÖJAN, BULLDOZER, WITCH CROSS and so on. Sublabel to SMS Records/Sound Marketing System Inc, on which all of the cat#'s entirely left out on this page are confirmed releases. Most of the slots I've requested more info on below are bound to be releases on this mother label as well and not FEMS (In fact it's entirely possible that this list represents the complete vinyl output by the label.) So far I've mostly dealt with their vinyl years. The few CDs included here are the ones that for a short period shared the same cat# system as the SMS/FEMS vinyls.  
   






Cover
Cat#
Artist
Title
Format
Year
(comment)






SP25-5097
Bernie Tormé
Electric Gypsies
LP
1984
Not Metal. Hard Rock.
Licensed from Zebra Records (1983).
SP25-5098
Warlord
Deliver Us
MLP
1984
Licensed from Metal Blade (1983).
SP20-5104
Oz
Fire In The Brain
LP
1984
Licensed from Wave Records (1984).
SP25-5105
Raven
All For One
LP
1984
Licensed from Neat Records (1983).
SP25-5108
Slayer
Show No Mercy
LP
1984
My doG does it look hot with an obi! I want! And then I won't listen to any other version ever again!

Licensed from Metal Blade (1983).
SP25-5109
Riot
Born In America
LP
1984
Licensed from Quality Records (1983).
SP25-5110
Silver Mountain
Shakin' Brains
LP
1984
Licensed from Roadrunner Records (1983).
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
SP??-5113
?
?
?
1984
SP25-5122
Joshua
The Hand Is Quicker Than The Eye
LP
1984
Licensed from Enigma (1982).
If anyone knows more about these releases, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
SP??-5126-5127
?
?
?
1984
 
SP25-5134
Mercyful Fate
Don't Break The Oath
LP
1984
Licensed from Roadrunner Records (1984).
SP25-5135
Mad Max
Rollin' Thunder
LP
1984
Licensed from Roadrunner Records (1984).
SP25-5137
Sortilège
Metamorphosis
LP
1984
Licensed from Devil's Records (1984).
SP25-5142
3rd Stage Alert
s/t
MLP
1984
Licensed from Metal Blade (1984).
SP25-5149
Battleaxe
Power From The Universe
LP
1984
Licensed from Roadrunner Records (1984).
If anyone knows more about these releases, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
SP??-5159, 5161, -5170, -5177, -5178
?
?
LP
198?
SP18-5180
Slayer
Hell Awaits
LP
1985
Licensed from Combat Records/Metal Blade (1985).
SP25-5186
Tank
Honour And Blood
LP
1985
Licensed from Music For Nations (1984).
SP25-5187
Witch Cross
Fit For Fight
LP
1985
Licensed from Roadrunner Records (1984).
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
SP??-5189
?
?
?
1985
SP25-5190
Silver Mountain
Universe
LP
1985
Licensed from Roadrunner Records (1985).
SP25-5193
Spartan Warrior
Spartan Warrior
LP
1985
Licensed from Roadrunner Records (1984).
SP25-5194
Black Out
Evil Game
LP
1984
Licensed from Roadrunner Records (1984).
SP25-5195
Railway
Railway
LP
1984
Licensed from Roadrunner Records (1984).
SP25-5196
Mercyful Fate
Melissa
LP
1984
Licensed from Roadrunner Records (1983).
SP25-5201
Tank
This Means War
LP
1984
Licensed from Roadrunner Records (1983).
SP25-5202
Black Widow
Streetfighter
LP
1985
Licensed from Roadrunner Records (1984).
SP25-5209
M80
s/t
LP
1985
Licensed from Roadrunner Records (1985).
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
SP??-5211
?
?
?
1985
SP25-5212
Thor
Only The Strong
LP
1985
Licensed from Viper Records (1985).
SP25-5213
Blind Fury
Out Of Reach
LP
1985
Licensed from Roadrunner Records (1985).
SP25-5215
Lizzy Borden
Love You To Pieces
LP
1985
Licensed from Metal Blade (1985).
SP25-5216
Bulldozer
The Day Of Wrath
LP
1985
Licensed from Roadrunner Records (1985).
SP25-5217
Mad Max
Stormchild
LP
1985
Licensed from Roadrunner Records (1985).
If anyone knows more about these releases, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
SP??-5220, -5222, -5230, -5232, -5235, -5239, -5240, -5243, -5244, -5245
?
?
?
198?
SP25-5248
Joshua
Surrender
LP
1986
Licensed from FM Records (1986).
SP18-5249
Slayer
Live Undead
MLP
1986
Licensed from Metal Blade Records (1985).
SP18-5250
Ruffians
s/t
MLP
1985
Licensed from Victory Records (1985).
SP25-5251
Jade
If You're Man Enough
LP
1985?
Licensed from Roadrunner Records (1985).
SP25-5252
Tormé
Back To Babylon
LP
1985?
Licensed from Zebra Recors (1985).
If anyone knows more about these releases, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
SP??-5253, -5254, -5261, -5262
?
?
?
198?
SP25-5266
London
Non Stop Rock
LP
1985?
Licensed from Shrapnel Records (1985).
SP18-5267
Mark Edwards
Code Of Honor
MLP
1985?
Licensed from Metal Blade Records (1985).
SP25-5273
Hatrik
The Beast
LP
1985?
Licensed from Roadrunner Records (1985).
SP25-5274
Tröjan
Chasing The Storm
LP
1985?
Licensed from Roadrunner Records (1985).
SP20-5275
Lion
Power Love
MLP
1986
Exclusive FEMS release.
If anyone knows more about these releases, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
SP??-5278-5279
?
?
?
1986
SP25-5281
Silver Mountain
Hibiya - Live In Japan '85
LP
1986
Exclusive FEMS release.
SP25-5282
King Diamond
Fatal Portrait
LP
1986
Licensed from Roadrunner Records (1986).
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
SP??-5284
?
?
?
1986
SP14-5286
W.A.S.P.
Animal (F**k Like A Beast)
LP
1986
Licensed from Music For Nations (1984).
SP25-5287
TKO
Below The Belt
LP
1986
Licensed from Roadrunner Records (1986).
SP25-5288
Railway
Railway II
LP
1986
Licensed from Roadrunner Records (1985).
SP36-5292/3
Lizzy Borden
The Murderess Metal Road Show
DLP
1986
Licensed from Metal Blade (1986).
SP15-5294
Tormé
(So You Wanna Be A) Star
12"
1986
Licensed from Zebra Records (1986).
SP25-5295
Tony Macalpine
Edge Of Insanity
LP
1986
Licensed from Shrapnel Records (1986).
SP25-5297
Racer X
Street Lethal
LP
1986
Licensed from Shrapnel Records (1986).
SP25-5299
Chastain
Ruler Of The Wasteland
LP
1986
Licensed from Shrapnel Records (1986).
SP15-5300
Castle Blak
Another Dark Carnival
LP
1986
Licensed from Stiff Kitten Records (1986).
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
SP??-5301
?
?
?
1986
SP25-5302
Crimson Glory
s/t
LP
1986
Licensed from Par Records (1986).
SP25-5303
V/A
Heavy Metal Warriors
LP
1986
Featuring:
Lizzy Borden, Lion, Riot, Tank, Joshua, Ruffians, Slayer, King Diamond, Silver Mountain, Tormé, Mad Max and Railway.
SP25-5304
Vinnie Moore
Mind's Eye
LP
1986
Licensed from Shrapnel Records (1986).
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
SP??-5307
?
?
?
1986
SP25-5308
Ravage
Wrecking Ball
LP
1986
Licensed from Shrapnel Records (1986).
SP25-5309
Mad Max
Night Of Passion
LP/CD
1986
Licensed from Roadrunner Records (1986).
SP25-5311
M.A.R.S.
Project: Driver
LP
1986
Licensed from Shrapnel Records (1986).
SP25-5312
Railway
Climax
LP
1987
Licensed from Roadrunner Records (1987).
SP25-5313
King Diamond
Abigail
LP
1987
Licensed from Roadrunner Records (1987).
SP25-5316
Vicious Rumors
Soldiers Of The Night
LP
1987?
Licensed from Shrapnel Records (1985).
SP25-5317
Chastain
The 7th Of Never
LP
1987
Licensed from Leviathan Records (1987).
SP25-5318
Anvil
Strength Of Steel
LP
1987

"Paper General", "Wild Eyes" and "Flight of the Bumble Beast" shine a little extra bright and for plenty of other bands this would be Their Finest Moment, but not for Anvil.

Licensed from Metal Blade (1987).

SP25-5219
Norden Lights
Shadows From The Wilderness
LP
1987
Licensed from Sonet (1987).
SP25-5320
Racer X
Second Heat
LP
1987
Licensed from Shrapnel Records (1987).
SP25-5322
Cacophony
Speed Metal Symphony
LP/CD
1987
Licensed from Shrapnel Records (1987).
SP25-5323
Joey Tafolla
Out Of The Sun
LP/CD
1987
Licensed from Shrapnel Records (1987).
SP25-5324
Dr. Mastermind
s/t
LP
1987
Licensed from Shrapnel Records (1987).
SP25-5325
Vicious Rumors
Digital Dictator
LP
1987
Licensed from Shrapnel Records (1987).
SP25-5326
Apocrypha
The Forgotten Scroll
LP
1988
Licensed from Shrapnel Records (1987).
SP25-5327
King Diamond
Them
LP/CD
1988
Licensed from Roadrunner Records (1988).
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
SP??-5328
?
?
?
1988
SP25-5329
Chastain
Voice Of The Cult
LP/CD
1988
Licensed from Leviathan Records (1988).
MP28-5330
Racer X
Extreme Volume - Live
CD
1988
Licensed from Shrapnel Records (1988).
MP28-5331
Marty Friedman
Dragon's Kiss
CD
1987
Licensed from Shrapnel Records (1988).
MP28-5332
Jason Becker
Perpetual Burn
CD
1988
Licensed from Shrapnel Records (1988).
MP15-5333
King Diamond
The Dark Sides
3" MCD
1988
Licensed from Roadrunner Records (1988).
SP25-5334
Crimson Glory
Transcendence
LP
1988
Licensed from Roadrunner Records (1988).

The last FEMS vinyl release.
MP28-5335
Cacophony
Go Off!
CD
1988
Licensed from Shrapnel Records (1988).
MP28-5336
David T. Chastain
Within The Heat
CD
1989
Licensed from Shrapnel Records (1989).






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