Greenworld started out as a record importer and distributor in 1978 ("Greenworld Distribution"). After putting out the Mötley Crüe debut album on Leathür Records in 1981, they created the Enigma label (see also Metal Blade). Greenworld later solidified as its own record releasing imprint, while still continuing to do plenty of co-op releases with other labels. Stylewise they seem to have had a weakness for Glam/"Street" Metal, and many of their releases weren't related to Metal at all, but they did hit the nail on the head every once in a while too and there's some really interesting details about the label that's worth noting. For instance they helped New Renaissance Records get off their feet in their early days and was one of the first to market Roadracer in the US. Also, there are no less than 3 known test-pressing-only obscurities made by the label, and perhaps even more left to be discovered considering all the holes in their cat# system. Rumor has it their swift demise in 1986 was the result of financial troubles in the wake of the infamous Frankenchrist trial, since Greenworld was responsible for distributing this record in LA.  
   






Cover
Cat#
Artist
Title
Format
Year
(comment)






LR 123
Mötley Crüe
Too Fast For Love
LP
1982
One of the Metal-releases on Greenworld Distribution, before Greenworld Records officially became a label.

The 3rd pressing of TFFL, co-released by Leathür Records, is the first version to bear the Greenworld logo.
501
The Plads
Domine Deus
MLP
1983
One of the Metal-releases on Greenworld Distribution, before Greenworld Records officially became a label.

Co-released by R.D.A. Records.

Review
GNARL 1001
Dark Age
s/t
MLP/
Pic-12"
1984
One of the Metal-releases on Greenworld Distribution, before Greenworld Records officially became a label.

Co-released by Gnarly Records.
GWD90501
Vyper
Prepared To Strike
LP
1984
 
GWD90502
D.I.
Ancient Artifacts
LP
1985
Not Metal. Punk. Co-released by Reject Records.
GWD90503
Avalanche
Pray For The Sinner
LP
1985
GWD90504
Shock
Up And Coming
LP
1985
Not Metal. Glam.
GWD90505
Ian Mclagan
Last Chance To Dance
MLP
1985
Not Metal. Rock? Co-released by Barking Dog Records.
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
GWD90506
?
?
?
1985
GWD90507
Teeze
s/t
LP
1985
Co-released by SMC Records.
GWD90508
The Zulus
s/t
LP
1985
Not Metal. Alternative rock.
GWD90509
Odin
Don't Take No For An Answer
MLP
1985
Co-released by Half Wet Records. Available on black and white vinyl.
GWD90510
Scott Goddard
Eleventy Billion
LP
1986
Not Metal. Alternative rock. Co-released by 818 Records.
GWD90511
The Living Daylights
4 Song EP
MLP
1985
Not Metal. Alternative/pop.
GWD90512
Vyper
Afraid Of The Dark
MLP
1985
GWD90513
Tyrus
Masters Of Revenge
LP
1986
Test-pressing only. The vinyl version got cancelled for unknown reasons, but the MC version below was officially released.
GWC90513
Tyrus
Masters Of Revenge
MC
1986
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
GWD90514
?
?
?
1986
 
GWD90515
Sacred Rite
The Ritual
LP
1985
GWD90516
V/A
Speed Metal Hell
LP
1986
Co-released by New Renaissance Records.

More info here.
GWD90517
The Left
Last Train To Hagerstown
MLP
1985
Not Metal. HC/punk.
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
GWD90518
?
?
?
198?
GWD90519
V/A
LA Steel
LP
1986
Co-released by Rockcity Records.

More info here.
GWD90520
Exude
Play With The Boys
LP
1985
Not Metal. New Wave.

Co-released by Rah! Rah! Records.
GWD90521
Blitzkrieg
Ready For Action
MLP
1985
 
GWD90522
D.I.
Horse Bites Dog Cries
LP
1985
Not Metal. Punk/HC.

Co-released by Reject Records.
GWD90523
Battlecry
Red White And Blue
LP
1986
Not Metal. aor/soft rock.
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
GWD90524
?
?
?
1986
GWD90525
Hurricane
Take What You Want
MLP
1986
 
GWD90526
V/A
California's Best Metal
LP
1985
Co-released by New Renaissance Records.

More info here.
GWD90527
Divine Rite
First Rite
LP
1985
Originally on a private label in 1984. Cassette version features 2 bonus tracks.
GWD90528
Panther
s/t
MLP
1986
Co-released by Half Wet Records.
GWD90529
King Diamond
Fatal Portrait
LP
1986
Co-released by Roadracer Records.
GWD90530
Bl'ast
The Power Of Expression
LP
1986
Not Metal. HC.

Co-released by Wishingwell Records.
GWD90531
Bitches Sin
Invaders
LP
1986
Co-released by King Klassic.
A different recording, tracklist and line-up from the version released on G.I. Records in 1988.
GWD90532
Wrath
Fit Of Anger
LP
1986
Co-released by King Klassic.
GWD90533
Whiplash
Power And Pain
LP
1986
Co-released by Roadracer Records.
GWD90534
Carnivore
s/t
LP
1986
Was it Bob Muldowney who dubbed them the world's first poser Death Metal band? Well this was back in '84/85, and since old makes cool no-one cares anymore. At least I don't. (Rips the face of most 'proper' DM from 5-or-so years later anyways..)

Co-released by Roadracer Records.
GWD-PROMO-00534
Carnivore
World Wars 3 & 4 / Carnivore
12"
1986
One-sided promo. A 2-sided, 3-song version is also rumored to exist.

Co-released by Roadracer Records.
GWD90535
Great White
Face The Day
12" EP
1986
Co-released by Aegean Records.
GWD90536
V/A
Satan's Revenge
LP
1985
Co-released by New Renaissance Records.

More info here.
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
GWD90537
?
?
?
1986
GWD90538
Executioner
In The Name Of Metal
LP
1986
Co-released by New Renaissance Records.
1 bonus track on cassette version: "Final Destruction".
GWD90539
The Joneses
Keeping Up With The Joneses
LP
1986
Not Metal. Garage rock.

Co-released by Doctor Dream Records.
GWD90540
Great White
Shot In The Dark
LP
1986
Co-released by Telegraph Records.
GWD90541
V/A
Ladykillers
LP
1986
Cassette version features 2 bonus tracks. Co-released by New Renaissance Records.

More info here.
GWD90542
Cerebus
Too Late To Pray
LP
1986
Cassette version features 1 bonus track. Co-released by New Renaissance Records.
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
GWD90543
?
?
?
1986
GWD90544
Harlow
We Do What We Want To Do
LP
1986
Test-pressing only.
GWD90545
Hatrik
The Beast
LP
1986
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
GWD90546
?
?
?
1986
GWD90547
Letchen Grey
Party Politics
MLP
1986
Not Metal. Commercial hard rock.
GWD90548
V/A
Speed Metal Hell II
LP
1986
Co-released by New Renaissance Records.

More info here.
GWD90549
V/A
Europe's Best Metal
LP
1986
Planned co-release with New Renaissance Records but never properly released. At least one test pressing is known to exist.

More info here.
GWD90550
At War
Ordered To Kill
LP
1986
Co-released by New Renaissance Records. Available on black and clear vinyl.
If anyone knows more about these releases, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
GWD90551-

GWD90558
?
?
?
1986
...though this late in the game, these numbers were most likely never used.
GWP90559
King Diamond
Halloween
Pic-12"
1986
Co-released by Roadracer Records.






 
Compiled by DaN Edman. Additional info by Rob Preston and jamsonic1.  
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