The sheer VOLUME of Mausoleum Records' output sometimes makes you forget how bloody great many of them were. Sure, there's plenty of mediocre stuff inbetween, but with over 100 releases in only 3 years there's bound to be a classic or 12 in there you still haven't discovered.

The old Mausoleum Records website offered a much more detailed account on the early years of the label than the current one, so here's an archive.org-link.I've chosen to only cover the vinyl years, including a handful of 1990-91 releases on the revived German edition of the label.

...And then it's the reoccuring question of the "SKULL"-indexes and the odd, non-SKULL ones. Here's how I interpret it:

SKULL = your basic, full-length LP
BONE = MLPs
FIST = MLPs and some albums falling inbetween the MLP and LP format
TEST = their one and only 12" compilation EP
KICK/SPORT = their novelty sport record, 7" and 12"
BALLS/LORD/LUST = their 3 double-LPs
GUTS = 7"s


Cover  Cat#          Artist                   Title            Format   Year                     Comment                    
SKULL 8301 Killer Ready For Hell LP 1983 Licensed from Lark Records (1980)
SKULL 8302 Killer Wall Of Sound LP 1983 Licensed from Lark Records (1982)
SKULL 8303 White Heat s/t LP 1983  
SKULL 8304 Underdog s/t LP 1983  
SKULL 8305 Danger s/t LP 1983  
SKULL 8306 Vanadium Metal Rock LP 1983  
SKULL 8307 Wildfire Brute Force And Ignorance LP 1983  
SKULL 8308 Syar Death Before Dishonour LP 1983  
SKULL 8309 Limelight Ashes To Ashes LP 1983 Previously released on Future Earth Records in 1980 and Avatar Records in 1981 as s/t. This version carries the bonus track "Ashed To Ashes".
BONE 128310 Ostrogoth Full Moon's Eyes MLP 1983  
FIST 8311 Nitro Lethal +II MLP 1983 Originally released as a private 10" EP. Here with 2 bonus tracks.
SKULL 8312 V/A Metal Prisoners LP 1983 More info here.
SKULL 8313 Ace Lane See You In Heaven LP 1983  
SKULL 8314 Crossfire See You In Hell LP 1983  
BONE 8315 Torch Fire Raiser LP 1983 Licensed from Tandan Records.

Often compared to ACCEPT, on this debut they sound more British, or DIAMOND HEAD to be precise. The new red logo paintjob doesn't hide the fact that only "Retribution" will remain in your head after first listen, overall NWOHM-sturdiness notwithstanding.
SKULL 8316 Vanadium A Race With The Devil LP 1983  
TEST 128317 V/A If It's Loud, We're Proud LP 1983 More info here.
SKULL 8318 K-West First Invasion LP 1984 Not Metal. aor.
SKULL 8319 Ostrogoth Esctasy And Danger LP 1984  
SKULL 8320 Killer Shock Waves LP 1984  
BONE 128321 FN Guns s/t MLP 1984  
SKULL 8322 Baron Rojo Metalmorfosis LP 1984 Licensed from Chapa Discos.
SKULL 8323 Wolf Edge Of The World LP 1984  
SKULL 8324 Maggie's Madness On Fire LP 1984  
SKULL 8325 Warlock Burning The Witches LP 1984  
SKULL 8326 Baron Rojo Volumen Brutal LP 1984 Licensed from Chapa Discos.
SKULL 8327 Baron Rojo Volumen Brutal LP 1984 Licensed from Chapa Discos.
SKULL 8328 Baron Rojo Larga Vida Al Rock And Roll LP 1984 Licensed from Chapa Discos.
Different cover art from original .
SKULL 8329 Mad Axeman s/t LP 1984  
TEST 128330 Cutty Sark Hardrock Power LP 1984 Oiriginally a private release w/ different sleeve.
SKULL 8331 Underdog Rabies In Town LP 1984  
BALLS 833233 V/A The Mausoleum Collection DLP 1984 Apparently only a test pressing, but souces are few and vague.
SKULL 8334 Axe Victims Another Victim LP 1984  
SKULL 8335 Faithful Breath Gold'n'Glory LP 1984  
SKULL 8336 Lion's Pride Breaking Out LP 1984  
FIST 8337 Dark Wizard Devil's Victim MLP 1984  
SKULL 8338 Wildfire Summer Lightning LP 1984  
SKULL 8339 Cutty Sark Die Tonight LP 1984  
SKULL 8340 V/A Metal Over America LP 1984 Read more here.
SKULL 8341 Steeltower Night Of The Dog LP 1984  
SKULL 8342 Panzer Salvese Quien Pueda LP 1984  
SKULL 8343 Obus Poderoso Como El Trueno LP 1984 Licensed from Chapa Discos.
SKULL 8344 Tormentor Goddess Of Love LP 1984  
BALLS 8345
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BALLS 8346
Baron Rojo Baron Al Rojo Vivo DLP 1984 Licensed from Chapa Discos.
SKULL 8347 Obus El Que Mas LP 1984 Licensed from Chapa Discos.
SKULL 8348 Blacklace Unlaced LP 1984  
LUST 8349
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LUST 8350
Sledgehammer s/t LP+12" EP 1984 The "Blood On Their Hands" LP (Illuminated Records, 1983) + EP tracks. And a QUARTZ track (?)
SKULL 8351 Chinawhite Run For Cover LP 1984  
SKULL 8352 Fisc Tracker LP 1984 There's a reason the name FISC rarely comes up when French Steel is up for discussion. That's because they're neither good, bad nor obscure enough to serve as a remotely interesting anecdote. Not even in their heavier moments like "Danger" or "Running With The Devil" do they leave much of a lasting impression. If only the chopper had fired flying V's instead...
LORD 8353
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LORD 8354
Witchfynde Lords Of Sin LP+12" EP 1984  
SKULL 8355 FN Guns Nightmare LP 1985  
SKULL 8356 Crossfire Second Attack LP 1985  
FIST 8357 Warhead Speedway LP 1985  
SKULL 8358 Hardline s/t LP 1985  
SKULL 8359 Steeler s/t LP 1984 CLASSIC with a capital C! One of the great achetypes of German Metal without sounding too much like Accept at all.
SKULL 8360 Living Death Vengeance Of Hell LP 1984  
SKULL 8361 Steelover Glove Me LP 1984  
SKULL 8362 Brainfever Capture The Night LP 1984  
SKULL 8363 Saint's Anger Danger Metal LP 1984  
SKULL 8364 Fact As A Matter Of... LP 1984  
SKULL 8365 Atlain Living In The Dark LP 1984  
SKULL 8366 Tyrant Mean Machine LP 1984 Licensed from Camel Records.
SKULL 8367 Sergeant s/t LP 1984  
SKULL 8368 Together Playing Games LP 1984 It's befuddling how you can play traditional '84-Heavy Metal and still be so completely useless. My least favourite Belgian Metal release and that should say some...
SKULL 8369 Hawkwind Utopia 1984 LP 1985  
SKULL 8370 Bad Steve Killing The Night LP 1985  
SKULL 8371 Hazzard s/t LP 1985  
SKULL 8372 EF Band One Night Stand LP 1985  
SKULL 8373 McCoy Think Hard LP 1985  
SKULL 8374 Ostrogoth Too Hot LP 1985 One, maybe two tracks live up to the awful, sell-out-reeking cover art, otherwise it's not too much inferior to Extasy & Danger. There's a wee lack of Olde Euro X-factor compared to prior releases though.
SKULL 8375 Cutty Sark Heroes LP 1985  
SKULL 8376 V/A British Steel LP 1985 featuring:
Hawkwind, Rox, Venom, Alaska, Nightwing, Avenger, Twelfth Night, Jess Cox and Tysondog.
SKULL 8377 Mad Axeman Hell Raiser LP 1985  
SKULL 8378 ? ? ? 1985  
SKULL 8379 Beast Like Living In A Cage LP 1985  
SKULL 8380 Blacklace Get It While It's Hot LP 1985  
SKULL 8381 Snowblind s/t LP 1985 Not Metal. aor.
SKULL 8382 V/A Axe Attack LP 1985 featuring:
Avenger, Bernie Tormé, Dedringer, Demon, Hawkwind, Limelight, Nightwing, Persian Risk, Savage, Stormbringer, Venom and Waysted.
SKULL 8383 ? ? ? 1985  
KILL 8384
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KILL 8385
Killer Still Alive In Eighty-Five DLP 1985 Never released due to financial problems.
SKULL 8386 Dark Wizard Reign Of Evil LP 1985
SKULL 8387 Scavenger Battlefields LP 1985  
SKULL 8388 ? ? ? 1985  
SKULL 8389 Sphinx Burning Lights LP 1985 Licensed from Camel Records.
SKULL 8390 Bloody Six In The Name Of Blood LP 1985 Licensed from Camel Records.
SKULL 8391 Stormbringer s/t LP 1985  
SKULL 8392 Chariot The Warrior LP 1985 Licensed from Shades Records and featuring 1 extra track: "All Alone Again".
An Axe Killer Records pressing w/ different cover art also exists.
SKULL 8393 ? ? ? 1985  
SKULL 8394 TSA Heavy Metal World LP 1985  
SKULL 8395 Tox Princess Of Darkness LP 1985 Licensed from Camel Records.
SKULL 8396 Starstruck Thru' To You LP 1985 Licensed from Camel Records.
SKULL 8397 Chasar Gypsy Roller LP 1985  
SKULL 8398 ? ? ? 1985  
SKULL 8399 Waxface The Graves Of God LP 1985  
SPORT 83100The European TeamSport Alive 12" EP1985  
SKULL 83101CrossfireSharpshooter LP 1986  
BONE 83102 GMTOne By One 12" 1986  
SKULL 83103HawkwindWelcome To The Future LP 1986  
SKULL 83104 Expect No MercySteelbreed LP 1985  
SKULL 83105-83106? ? ? ? 1985  
SKULL 83107 FiscBreak Out LP 1985  
SKULL 83108 Tails Blue Brainwash LP 1986 Not Metal. aor.
SKULL 83109WarheadThe Day After LP 1986  
SKULL 3390001 Killer Fatal Attraction LP/CD 1990  
SKULL 3390002 Trance Rockers LP/CD 1991  
SEEDY 6690003 Lovetrick s/t CD 1991 Not Metal. aor.

Licensed from Energy/Rockport.
BONE 1290004 GMT War Games MLP/
MCD
1991  
SKULL 339 000-5 Hermetic Brotherhood The Day After LP 1991  
???? ???0006-0009 ? ? ? 1991  
SKULL 3390010 V/A All Stars LP/CD 1991  
367 00050 Dead On All For You MLP/
MCD
1991  
367 0010.0 Nazareth Every Time It Rains 12"/
CDS
1991  
367 0010.1 Nazareth No Jive LP/CD 1991
7" Singles
GUTS 8401 Faithful Breath A Million Hearts 7" 1984  
GUTS 8402 Warlock Without You 7" 1984  
GUTS 8403 Wildfire Nothing Lasts Forever 7" 1984  
GUTS 8404 Witchfynde Conspiracy 7" 1984 Featuring a different recording of "Conspiracy" from the LP-version.
GUTS 8405 Wildfire Jerusalem 7" 1984  
GUTS 8406 GMT One By One 7" 1985 Possibly issued without a pic sleeve (?)
GUTS 8407 Bad Steve Across The Rainbow 7" 1985  
GUTS 8408-8419 ? ? ? 1985  
KICK 8420 The European Team Sport Alive 7" 1985
367 0010.7 Nazareth Every Time It Rains 7" 1991  
Compiled by Andrew (Moscow) and DaN Edman. Additional info by Henrik Vibe, Avenger and Levi Van Dijck.



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