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
/
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
/
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
/
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
 
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
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.
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
SKULL 8383
?
?
?
1985
 
KILL 8384
/
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
 
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
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.
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
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
 
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
SKULL 8398
?
?
?
1985
 
SKULL 8399
Waxface
The Graves Of God
LP
1985
 
SPORT 83100
The European Team
Sport Alive
12" EP
1985
 
SKULL 83101
Crossfire
Sharpshooter
LP
1986
 
BONE 83102
GMT
One By One
12"
1986
 
SKULL 83103
Hawkwind
Welcome To The Future
LP
1986
 
SKULL 83104
Expect No Mercy
Steelbreed
LP
1985
 
If anyone knows more about these releases, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
SKULL 83105-83106?
?
?
?
1985
 
SKULL 83107
Fisc
Break Out
LP
1985
 
SKULL 83108
Tails Blue
Brainwash
LP
1986
Not Metal. aor.
SKULL 83109
Warhead
The 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
 
If anyone knows more about these releases, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
???? ???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"s
           






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
 
If anyone knows more about these releases, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
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 Raoul Sanchez and DaN Edman. Additional info by Henrik Vibe, Avenger and Levi Van Dijck.  
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