One of the many dubious & chaotic Azra Records-imprints. The Metal/Not Metal-status is unknown on a couple of these, so tread lightly...

See also:
Azra Records
Iron Works
Metal Storm
World Metal
 
   
Cover Cat# Artist Title Format Year Comment
MSQ 8701
Dangerous Friends
s/t
Pic-LP
1987
The production is so crisp, soft & stripped down it makes their melodic HR/Soft-Metal an odd listening experience. Actually not that bad, just very unMetallic - without being entirely nonMetal at every turn. Def' something that needs a listen before purchase tho'

Some copies look black/yellow rather than black/white, though this might be due to ageing rather than it being a different version.
MSQ 8702
Mortis
Is Nothing Sacred?
MLP
1987
Not Metal. Melodic HC/punk.

Co-credited to Azra (A 34).

Available on black, blue and green vinyl.
A-34
Mortis
Watcha Do To Me / From The Womb To The Tomb
Shape EP
1987
Octagon shape, blue vinyl. Some with LP cover cut down to fit the EP.
Unconfirmed version(s):
A-34
Mortis
Watcha Do To Me / From The Womb To The Tomb
Shape EP
1987
Octagon shape, green vinyl. Some with LP cover cut down to fit the EP.
Unconfirmed version(s):
A-34
Mortis
From The Womb To The Tomb
Shape EP
1987
Same track on both sides.

Blue blob, green blob.
MSQ 8703
Sabre
s/t
Pic-MLP
1987
MSQ 8703
Sabre
s/t
Pic-MLP
1987
Available w/ 2 different back sides: white and black/white swirls.
Unconfirmed version(s):
MSQ 8703
Sabre
Hidden Visions / Walked Away
Shape EP
1987
Octagon shape.
Unconfirmed version(s):
MSQ 8703
Sabre
Hidden Visions
Shape Pic-EP
1987
1-song version.

Octagon shape. Picture foil on non-playable side.
MSQ 8704
Knightmare II
The Edge Of Knight
LP
1987
Available on black and clear vinyl. Some copies cut down to octagon-shaped promos.
MSQ 8704
Knightmare II
The Edge Of Knight
Pic-LP
1987
Available on black and clear vinyl. Some copies cut down to octagon-shaped promos.
Unconfirmed version(s):
?
Knightmare II
?
LP
1987
Copies of the LP cut down to octagon-shaped promos.
MSQ 8805
JMT
The Absence And The Presence
Pic-LP
1988
Not Metal. Progish pop-rock.
MSQ 8806
Knightmare II
Downtown Brown / Heart Of Stone
Shaped
Pic-EP
1988
Custom shape. Hockey mask motif w/ red drops of blood.
MSQ 8806
Knightmare II
Downtown Brown / Heart Of Stone
Shaped
Pic-EP
1988
Custom shape. Hockey mask motif, no colored drops.
MSQ 8806
Knightmare II
Downtown Brown / Heart Of Stone
Shaped
EP
1988
Octagon shape.
Unconfirmed version(s):
MSQ 8806
Knightmare II
Downtown Brown / Heart Of Stone
Shaped
EP
1988
Square shape.
MSQ 8807
7th Stranger
Money And Promises
MLP
1988
Available on black and blue vinyl.
MSQ 8807
7th Stranger
Money And Promises
Pic-MLP
1988
Unconfirmed version(s):
MSQ 8807
7th Stranger
Money And Promises
Shape Pic-EP
1988
1-song promo.

Octagon shape. Unknown motif.
If anyone knows more about these releases, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
MSQ 8?08-
8?09
?
?
?
198?
 
MSQ 8910
Shattered Image
Eye To Eye
Shape
Pic-EP
1989
Custom shape. Band pic motif (50 copies).
MSQ 8910
Shattered Image
Eye To Eye
Shape
Pic-EP
1989
Square shape. Band pic motif.
MSQ 8910
Shattered Image
Eye To Eye
Shape EP
1989
Octagon shape.
Blue and pink shade labels exist.
Unconfirmed version(s):
MSQ 8910
Shattered Image
Eye To Eye
Shape/ Pic-EP
1989
"Clipboard" and irregular shape. Motif unknown.
Unconfirmed version(s):
MSQ 8910
Shattered Image
Give All Your Love
Shape
Pic-EP
1989
1-sided 1-track promo version.

Octagon shape. Motif unknown (25 copies).
MSQ 8911
Private Party
Nightwalker / Living On The Edge
Shape
Pic-EP
1989
Guitar pick shape. PP-motif.
MSQ 8911
Private Party
Nightwalker / Living On The Edge
Shape
Pic-EP
1989
12" w/ cut sides shape. Exploding head motif.
MSQ 8911
Private Party
Nightwalker / Living On The Edge
Shape EP
1989

Guitar pick shape.
MSQ 8911
Private Party
Nightwalker / Living On The Edge
Shape EP
1989
Square w/ cut corners shape.
Unconfirmed version(s):
MSQ 8911
Private Party
Nightwalker / Living On The Edge
Shape
EP
1989
Square, octagon, blob.
MSQ 8912
Riff Raff
s/t
MLP
1989
Unconfirmed version(s):
?
Riff Raff
Bad Man
Shape EP
1989
Octagon, blob.
MSQ 8912
Strike Force
No Choice
Shape/
Pic-EP
1989
Probably got the same cat# as Riff Raff by mistake.

Tilted hexagon shape. Logo motif.
Unconfirmed version(s):
MSQ 8912
Strike Force
No Choice
Shape EP
1989
Octagon, irregular.
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
MSQ 8913
?
?
?
1989
 
MSQ 8914
Strike Force
s/t
MLP
1989
Decent but ultimately unremarkable melodic Metal. ...and ironically it's still one of the better Masque-releases.
MSQ 8914
Strike Force
s/t
Pic-MLP
1989
Less than 100 pic versions made, each w/ different artwork according to some sources. If that's the case, I probably won't document any more of them here...
MSQ 8914
Strike Force
s/t
Pic-MLP
1989
MSQ 8914
Strike Force
s/t
Pic-MLP
1989
MSQ 8914
Strike Force
s/t
Pic-MLP
1989
MSQ 8914
Strike Force
s/t
Pic-MLP
1989
MSQ 8914
Strike Force
s/t
Pic-MLP
1989
MSQ 8915
Lethyl
s/t
[a.k.a.]
Backseat Driver
[a.k.a.]
Loud And Proud
Shape
Pic-EP
1989
3rd rate glam-metal/hr. The songwriting is so flat and dull it sounds like they intentionally avoided to write a decent tune (that even-I-could-have-done-this-better feeling..)

Irregular octagon shape, black vinyl. Logos motif.
MSQ 8915
Lethyl
s/t
[a.k.a.]
Backseat Driver
[a.k.a.]
Loud And Proud
Shape
Pic-EP
1989
Irregular octagon shape, transparent vinyl. Logos motif.
Unconfirmed version(s):
MSQ 8915
Lethyl
s/t
[a.k.a.]
Backseat Driver
[a.k.a.]
Loud And Proud
Shape
EP
1989
Black octagon, small clear octagon, large clear octagon, black blob, clear blob, square.
MSQ 9201
The Prophetess
Embrace My Love
Box
1992
Not Metal. Goth rock.

Includes the black square version + info sheet.
MSQ 9201
The Prophetess
Embrace My Love
Shape
EP
1992
Heart shape, green vinyl.
MSQ 9201
The Prophetess
Embrace My Love
Shape
EP
1992
Octagon shape, green vinyl.
MSQ 9201
The Prophetess
Embrace My Love
Shape
EP
1992
Octagon shape, black vinyl.
MSQ 9201
The Prophetess
Embrace My Love
Shape
EP
1992
Square shape, green vinyl.
MSQ 9201
The Prophetess
Embrace My Love
Shape
EP
1992
Square shape, black vinyl.
MSQ 9201
The Prophetess
Embrace My Love
Shape
EP
1992
Square w/ 2 cut corners shape, black vinyl.

Co-credited to Azra.
Unconfirmed version(s):
MSQ 9201
The Prophetess
Embrace My Love
Shape
EP
1992
Purple square, purple octagon, blob (black, purple, green), small purple square, square w/ band-pic motif.
MSQ 1630
Whiskey Train
A Change Is Coming
CD
1993
Probably not Metal (?)
MSQ 1631
Whiskey Train
Gun For Hire
Pic-6"
1994
Probably not Metal (?)
Compiled by Niclas Johansson and DaN Edman. Additional info by Thomas Bieri and Henrik Vibe. Special credits to Nightcoaster's Shaped Record Collection and Forgotten Steel.  
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