Taking on the complete discography of the whole Azra Records family tree would surely be the death of me, but when it comes to their best and most important sublabel Iron Works I figured I should at least give it a try. Surprisingly enough it wasn't that hard to follow their tracks through the 80's, but around 1990 things started getting chaotic. Plenty of potholes and cover art that's nowhere to be found, as well as releases turning up that got credited both to Iron Works and Azra Records (I'll add some of these at the end of the list later). Once again you can consider this page Under Construction.

See also:
Masque Records
Metal Storm
World Metal
...and Forgotten Steel's Azra Records page.
 
   






Cover
Cat#
Artist
Title
Format
Year
(comment)






TY-101
Tyton
Castle Donnington
Pic-LP
1984
 
IW 2007
Elessar
Defy The King
MLP
1984
 
IW 1001
Jag Panzer
License To Kill
LP
1984
Promo/'test' pressing of "Ample Destruction" minus 1 track ("The Watching") and the song "Cardiac Arrest" is called "Break Ya".
IW 1001
Jag Panzer
Ample Destruction
LP/Pic-LP
1984
Available on black, red, transparent, clear yellow and clear pink vinyl, the colored versions made in 25 copies or less each.
Different cover art on pic-disc.
IW 1002
Brooklyn Brats
s/t
Pic-MLP
1985
Same songs on both sides.
IW 1003
Romeo
Romeo Rocks
[a.k.a.]
Feeling To Rock
Pic-MLP
1985
 
IW 1004
Ruthless
Metal Without Mercy
MLP
1985
Some albums were cut down into shaped promo singles with the text
'Warning - play last song only' on the label. The only playable song on these "promos" is Bury The Axe.
IW 1004 (?)
Ruthless
Mass Killer
Shape Pic-EP
1985
1-sided promo (25 copies)
IW 1005
Stormtrooper
Armies Of The Night
MLP/ Pic-MLP
1985
 
IW 1006
Liege Lord
Freedom's Rise
LP/Pic-LP
1985
Gatefold, regular LP ltd to 2000 copies.
Different artwork on pic-LP (not to be confused w/ the release below).
IW 1006
Liege Lord
Prodigy
[a.k.a.]
"The Demo Album"
Pic-MLP
1987
Demo-version of Freedom's Rise, ltd to 150 copies.
IW 1007
Ripper
...And The Dead Shall Rise
LP
1985


Black and 'gold' (100 #'d copies) vinyl, though it's actually transparent yellow.
IW 1008
Terrattack
s/t
Pic-MLP
1986
 
IW 1009
Armed Force
Heavy Artillery
LP
1986
 
IW 1009
Armed Force
Heavy Artillery
Shape EP
1986
Known shapes:
Small octagon, large octagon.
IW 1010
Mad Reign
Salute The New Flag
MLP
1986
Available on black, blue, red and green vinyl.
Some albums were cut down into octagon "Shaped promo singles".
IW 1011
Sexx
Live Sexx
Pic-EP
1987
 
IW 1012
Ninja
Forgotten Shadows
LP
1987
 
IW 10??
Ninja
Forgotten Shadows/ Saturday Night
Shape EP
1987
Known shapes:
Octagon.
IW 1013
Liege Lord
Warrior's Farwell
Shape EP
1987
Known shapes:
Heart, hexagon, octagon, viking.
IW 1014
Devastation Run
s/t
MLP
1987
 
IW 1014
Devastation Run
Sent Me Away
Shape EP
1987
Known shapes:
Octagon
IW 1015
Ninja
Eye On You
Shape EP
1987
Known shapes:
Picture square (500 copies, some uncut), heart (25 copies), octagon, star, christmas tree, X, blob.
IW 1016
V/A
Metal That Matters
Pic-LP
1987
More info here.
IW 1016 Pro
Malisha/Warwitch
s/t
Shape split-EP
1987
Known shapes:
Octagon.
IW 1017
Black Ice
Hot'n'Heavy
MLP
1987
 
IW 1017 PRO
Black Ice
Heavy Metal Warriors
Shape EP
1987
Known shapes:
Octagon.
IW 1018
V/A
Slaves To Rock
Pic-LP
1987
Cat# on the matrix misprinted as 'IW 1016'.

Featuring:
Hans Naughty, Ninja, Anaconda, Slaven, Lixx Array, Black Ice, Sexx, Arsynal, Stiletto and Malisha.
IW 1019
Fox Holland
Do You Know
Shape EP
1987
1-sided EP.
Known shapes:
Rectangle, octagon, square, custom (group
photo), blob .
IW 1019
Fox Holland
Do You Know
Shape EP
1987
1-song EP (promo?)
Known shapes: Heart.
.
IW 1020
Knightmare II
Guillotine
[a.k.a.]
The Metal Horror Continues
Shape EP
1988
Known shapes:
Heart, monster, mask, blob, square, textured stone.
IW 1021
Hans Naughty
Paint The Town Red
LP
1987
 
IW 1022
Hans Naughty
Tears In The Night
Shape EP
1987
Known shapes:
Custom (photo of HN).
IW 1023
Intruder
Live To Die
LP/Pic-LP/CD
1987
"Cover-Up" is similar to and as great as early Flotsam & Jetsam so we couldn't have gone off to a better start. This is also the album's main problem. Their classic US Powerthrash is as good as the next band's but no other tune really grabs you the way the opener does.

CD released in 1990 w/ different cover art.
IW 1024
Intruder
Cover Up/Cold Blooded Killer
Shape EP
1987
Known shapes:
Square (200 copies), "square with 2 cuts", octagon, sawblade, monster (500 copies, some uncut), blob (20 copies), star, heart.
IW 1025
Ampage
School of Hard Knox
Shape EP
1988
Known shapes:
Heart (25 copies), square, triangle, blob, octagon.
IW 1026
Ampage
Champagne & Caviar
LP/Pic-LP
1988
 
IW 1027
Mersinary
Dead Is Dead
LP
1988
 
IW 1028
Commander
The High'n'Mighty
LP/Pic-LP/MC
1987
25 copies of the PD are said to exist. Also on promo-"PD" (round cover-cut pasted on vinyl).
Some as 1-sided promos w/ etching on side B.
IW 1028
pro
Commander
Terror/The High'n'Mighty
ShapeEP
1987

Known shapes:
Octagon

Some of the LPs were also cut down into octagon "Shaped promo singles", but I think this is a different release.
IW 1029
Lese Majesty
Surviving
LP/ Shape Pic-LP
1988
Black and clear green vinyl.
Some albums were cut down into octagon "Shaped promo singles".

IW 1029
Lese Majesty
Good Bye/Depression
Shape EP
1988
Known shapes:
"irregular" (?)

IW 1030
Mersinary
Dead Is Dead
Shape MLP
198?
4 tracks.

Known shapes:
Rectangular, torso, feet, "Metal Fatigue" (?)
IW 1031
Luv Hunter
s/t
LP/CD
1990
Black (?), yellow and white vinyl. CD has different cover art.
Some albums were cut down into octagon "Shaped promo singles".
IW 1032
Stepmother
s/t
Pic-LP (?)
1990
 
IW 1033
Hans Naughty
Tears In The Night
Shape EP
1987
Known shapes:
Custom (photo of HN).
IW 1034
Persia
s/t
MCD
1991
Released w/ 2 slightly different sleeves.
IW 1035
Rotten Rod And The Warheads
Raw-10 Recital
CD
1994?
 
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
IW 1036
?
?
?
199?
 
IW 1037
Omicron
It's For You
CD
199?
 
If anyone knows more about these releases, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
IW 1038-1039
?
?
?
199?
 
IW 1040
Acid Face
Splooge
Shape EP
199?
Known shapes:
Square.
IW 1041
Frost Bite
Devil's Dandruff
Shape EP
199?
 
IW 1042
Broken Man
Absolution?
12"
1991
Grey marbeled vinyl w/ autograph etchings.
IW 1043
Sleepy Hollow
s/t
CD
1991?
 
If anyone knows more about these releases, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
IW 1044-1045
?
?
?
199?
 
IW 1046
Acid Face
Addiction/
Marmelade
Shape EP
199?
Known shapes:
"Irregular"-black and yellow vinyl(500 yellow copies), "multisided" (?), yellow heart (25 copies), brown square, small octagon (25 copies), large octagon, brown hexagon, picture disc w/ smileys.
IW 1047
Skif Dank
Reverb / Full Circle
Shape 7"
199?
Not Metal. Punk/ska.
If anyone knows more about these releases, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
IW 1048-1049
?
?
?
199?
 
IW 1050
V/A
Canned Meat
Box (Can)
1992
100 numbered copies.
Incl. INTRUDER-Cover Up Shape EP (square), BROKEN MAN-The Truth 12" (greymarbled vinyl), STORMTROOPER-Armies of the Night Pic-MLP, V/A-Metal that Matters Pic-LP, RIPPER-Dead Shall Rise Pic-LP, LUV HUNTER-s/t CD & a booklet.
IW 1050 (?)
Torso
Cell 13
Shape EP
199?
Known shapes:
Square (13 different pictures, 100 copies each), heart.
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
IW 1051
?
?
?
199?
 
IW 1052
Rhinocervs
Things That I Hate
Shape EP
1995
Known shapes:
Rhino (100 copies), rhino w/ christmas cap (25 copies), square.
IW 1053
Rotten Rod And The Warheads
Holiday In Vietnam
Shape EP
1995
Known shapes:
Skeleton (12 copies), rectangle (25 copies).
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
IW 1054
?
?
?
199?
 
IW 1055
Toe Suck
Overdose Of Attitude
Shape Pic-EP
1992
Known shapes:
Sweatshirt (25 copies), head (25 copies), square (black and green vinyl), octagon (black and green vinyl), blob.
IW 1055
Toe Suck/ Subjugator
Overdose Of Attitude/Unity Fields
Split EP / Shape Pic-EP
1992
Known shapes:
Blob, square, shamrock, octagon.
IW 1056
Subjugator
Live
MCD/ Shape MCD
1994
 
IW 1057
Painful Pleasure
s/t
MCD
1997
 
If anyone knows more about these releases, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
IW 1058-1059
?
?
?
199?
 
IW 1060
Comatose
Deep SleepFrom Green To Black
MCD
1994
400 copies in a wodden coffin box, 100 copies in cardboard sleeve.
IW 1060
Comatose
From Green To Black
Shape Pic-EP
1994
1-sided EP
Known shapes:
Custom logo, black square (25 copies), pink square (30 copies), picture square, octagon.
If anyone knows more about these releases, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
IW 1061-1063
?
?
?
199?
 
IW 1064
Mental Michael
What's Wrong With You
MCD
1997
 
WMC 001
Madmax
Madness Reigns
Shape EP
1995
Known shapes:
Square, state of Louisiana (25 copies), state of North Dakota (25 copies).
IW 2000
Subjugator
Sick Day Of The Bastard
CD
1996
IW 2001
Subjugator
Slivers Of Glass/Tension
Shape EP
1997
Known shapes:
Square (4 different pictures, 25 copies each)






 
Compiled by DaN Edman, Roman Greindl, Mike Gould and Marco Plumhoff. Additions by Keir Howell, Thomas Bieri and Niclas Johansson. Special credit to Nightcoaster's Shaped Record Collection.  
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