I'm sure if you look up "cult label" on Wikipedia, those 2 malicious bullseyes staring you in the face will be the first thing you see. I haven't checked myself, but I mean c'mon, since when has Wikipedia been wrong about anything? That being said, even Minotauro had a few clunkers best forgotten. Maybe the weird combination of classic Metal, eerie Doom, mediocre hard rock and various strange non-Metal recordings is what makes the label so awkwardly compelling? Well, that and having certified genious/madman Paul Chain behind the wheel.

So far I've only covered their original vinyl output up until 1992. Around 1994 they started rereleasing some of their old material on CD and continued with the odd Paul Chain release every 2nd year or so. I might add these later.
 
   






Cover
Cat#
Artist
Title
Format
Year
(comment)






M 842451
Spitfire
Blade Runner
7"
1984
 
8402
Strana Officina
s/t
LP
1984
 
E.P. 8403
Paul Chain Violet Theatre
Detaching From Satan
MLP
1984
 
E.P. 8404
Revenge
Hot Zone
MLP
1984
Even in the plain-as-planks Euro-Metal division, Italy excelled and this is dead-sure proof. Riffs, riffs, riffs.. Riffs to die for!
M4 8601
Paul Chain Violet Theatre
In The Darkness
LP
1986
 
-
Paul Chain
Picture Disc
[a.k.a.]
Highway To Hell
Pic-MLP
1986
 
-
Paul Chain
Opera 4th
LP
1987
Available on black, blue and clear vinyl.
DEA 101
Death SS
The Story Of Death SS 1977-1984
LP/CD
1987
 
M8711
Paul Chain
/
Sabotage
King Of The Dream
/
Welcome
Split-12"
1987
 
M9/
8801
Run After To
s/t
MLP
1988
 
M10/
8802
Requiem
Ex Voto
MLP
1988
Surprisingly lame considering the quality of DiDonato's previous effort and the fact that it looks amazing. "Dies Irae" sounds like sloppier DisVenom and as a whole this falls to the lower levels of the Italian Doom/'Dark Sound' barrel.
M11/
8803
Vanexa
Back From The Ruins
LP
1988
 
M12/
8804
Heaven Keys
Let's Go It's Easy
7"
1988
 
M13/
8805
Paul Chain
Ash
MLP
1988
Available on black and purple vinyl.
M14/
8901
The Black
Reliquarium
MLP
1989
This must be what Black Hole sounds like to people who hate Black Hole..
M15-16/
8902
Paul Chain
Violet Art Of Improvisation
DLP
1989
Not Metal. Avantgarde-improv-ambient.
M17
Requiem
1985-1988
MC
1989
 
M18/
8904
Elektradrive
Due
LP
1989
 
M19/
8905
V/A
Four Kinds Of Metal
LP
1989
M20/
8906
Eversor
The Cataclysm
MLP
1989
 
M21
Paul Chain
Life And Death
LP
1989
 
M22/
8908
Capillary
PTS
[a.k.a.]
Puzze, Tombe, Sorche
LP
1989
Not Metal. Quirky-progressive-humorous (!?) rock.
M22
Requiem
Via Crusis
LP
1990
Few things are as irritating as albums which are almost great, and "Via Crucis" is a prime example of such an album. There's plenty of first-class riffing and skeletons of excellent Doom anthems, but the performance is just a mess. Still it's def' the one Requiem release worth checking out and way ahead of DiDonato's atrocious solo-effort The Black.
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
M23
?
?
?
1990
...though it's quite possible that there never was an "M23", seeing as both Capillary and Requiem got the same M# by mistake.
M24
Axton
Bad Desire
LP
1990
 
M25
The Black
Infernus Paradisus et Purgatorium
LP
1990
 
M26-3
Paul Chain
Opera Decima - The World Of The End
3LP
1990
Not Metal. Avantgarde-improv-ambient.
M27
Cappanera
Non C'è Più Mondo
LP
1991
 
M28
Stigma Rèa
Forbice
LP
1991
 
M29
Paul Chain
Whited Sepulchres
LP
1991
White vinyl
M30
Requiem
Live
LP
1992
Do I smell Contractual Obligation Release?






 
Compiled by Niclas Johansson and DaN Edman. Additional info by Matte, Thomas Bieri, John Haupt and Marco "Nonseinormale65" Gulino.  
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