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.
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.
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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