If Metal Blade defined the cutting edge of American Metal in the 80's, Noise International can surely be considered their European counterpart. Just a quick glance at their early discography and you'll have the very definition of 80's "Euro-Metal" right there. With the succes of Helloween's "Keeper.."-albums their focus shifted slightly towards more melodic Speed/Power Metal and I guess it's this genre that most people associate them with today. Ironic, considering how they once were the only label that dared to take on the Mighty HELLHAMMER!

Some comments about this list:

  • Noise is quite possibly the longest running Metal label around and their output is massive, so for now I've only covered the 150 first releases, which in turn should include their complete 80's catalog bar a handfull of missing titles. They kept unleashing a fair amount of solid material in the early 90's as well, so I'll probably add a year or 3 to this list in the near future.

  • Like many labels at the time, most of their releases were also available on cassette. I haven't bothered with mentioning them unless they were released with their own serial number. Same thing with a couple of CD- and pic-disc editions.

  • For more detailed accounts on the discographies of Noise Rec. acts, here's some links for CELTIC FROST, HELLOWEEN, RAGE and RUNNING WILD (click "Ducku"). More to come.
 
   






Cover
Cat#
Artist
Title
Format
Year
(comment)






N 001
Bitch
Be My Slave
LP
1983
Licensed from Metal Blade Records.
N 002
V/A
Metal Massacre III
LP
1983
Licensed from Metal Blade Records.

More info here.
N 003
V/A
Rock From Hell
LP
1983
More info here.
N 004
Rated X
Rock Blooded
LP
1983
 
N 005
V/A
Metal Massacre IV
LP
1984
Licensed from Metal Blade Records.

More info here.
N 006
V/A
Death Metal
LP
1984
More info here.
N 007
Grave Digger
Heavy Metal Breakdown
LP
1984
 
N 008
Hellhammer
Apocalyptic Raids
MLP
1984
 
N 009
Saint Vitus
s/t
MLP
1984
Licensed from SST Records.
N 0010
Running Wild
s/t
[a.k.a.]
Victim Of States Power
[a.k.a.]
Walpurgis Night
12" EP
1984
 
N 0011
S.A.D.O.
Shout!
LP
1984
 
N 0012
Running Wild
Gates To Purgatory
LP/Pic-LP
1984
 
NCD 001
Running Wild
Gates To Purgatory
CD
1984
Includes the "Victim Of States Power" EP as bonus.
N 0013
Sinner
Danger Zone
LP
1984
 
N 0014
Vicious Circle
Take It
12" EP
1984
 
N 0015
Crown
Red Zone
LP
1984
 
N 0016
Grave Digger
Shoot Her Down!
12" EP
1984
A pretty blunt, fast & straight-forward NWOBHM-style piece that's rather unassuming and not the kind of "hit" you'd expect would warrant an exclusive EP release (i.e. not at all like the catchy "We Wanna Rock You", but we've already heard that one on HM Breakdown). "Storming The Brain" closes, and justifies the whole release with some great Accept-goes-proto-thrash ruckus.
N 0017
Celtic Frost
Morbid Tales
MLP/
Pic-MLP
1984
 
N 0018
Ballantinez
Charged
MLP
1985
 
N 0019
Warrant
First Strike
MLP
1985
N 0020
Grave Digger
Witch Hunter
LP
1985
it's easy to see this album in a rosey hue after all those years... Wasn't it just as good as the debut? Maybe even better?? No, it wasn't.
NCD 002
Grave Digger
Witch Hunter
CD
1985
...Well, the debut was at least a much better kind of bad than this one. Which is not to say this is a bad album ...or maybe it is? Not a bad album I mean, but a way of saying it is. Which it definitely isn't.
N 0021
Helloween
s/t
MLP
1985
 
N 0022
V/A
Metal Attack Vol.1
LP
1985
Featuring:
Grave Digger, Running Wild, Helloween, Warrant, Sinner and Celtic Frost.
N 0023
Warrant
The Enforcer
LP
1985
 
N 0024
Celtic Frost
Emperor's Return
MLP
1985
Early version included poster.
NCD 003
Celtic Frost
Morbid Tales / Emperor's Return
CD
1985
 
N 0025
Kreator
Endless Pain
LP/CD
1985
Available on black and red vinyl. CD-version is a rerelease from 1988 but carries the same serial#.
N 0026
Sinner
Touch Of Sin
LP
1985
 
N 0027
Tyran' Pace
Long Live Metal
LP
1986
 
N 0028
Sinner
Bad Girl
7"
1985
 
N 0029
Sinner
Out Of Control
12" EP
1985
 
N 0030
Running Wild
Branded And Exiled
LP/CD
1985
CD-version is a rerelease from 1988 but carries the same serial#.
N 0031
Celtic Frost
To Mega Therion
LP
1985
 
N 0032
Helloween
Walls Of Jericho
LP
1985
The kind of album you don't really need to put on much anymore seeing as almost every chorus has been stuck in your head since the 80's..
N 0033
Rosy Vista
You Better Belive It
MLP
1985
 
N 0034
Grave Digger
War Games
LP
1986
 
N 0035
Overkill
Feel The Fire
LP/CD
1986
Licensed from Megaforce Records.

CD-version is a rerelease from 1988 but carries the same serial#.
N 0036
Sinner
Born To Rock
12" EP
1986
 
N 0037
Kreator
Pleasure To Kill
LP/CD
1986
CD version includes the "Flag Of Hate" EP and was released a year later
N 0038
Rage
Reign Of Fear
LP/CD
1986
CD version released in 1989.
N 0039
Pain
Insanity
LP
1986
 
N 0040
Voivod
Rrroooaaarrr
LP
1986
Licensed from Combat Records.
N 0041
Celtic Frost
Tragic Serenades
Pic-12" EP
1986
A regular 12" version was only released by Combat and Banzai Records.
N 0042
Celtic Frost
Emperor's Return
Pic-MLP
1986
 
N 0043
Helstar
Remnants Of War
LP
1986
Licensed from Combat Records. Slighly different cover art from the original.
N 0044
Deathrow
Riders Of Doom
LP
1986
An early edition had a different sleeve and carried the title "Satan's Gift", though the labels still read "Riders Of Doom".
N 0045
Abbatoir
The Only Safe Place
LP
1986
Licensed from Combat Records
N 0046
Tankard
Zombie Attack
LP/CD
1986
CD version released in 1988.
N 0047
Kreator
Flag Of Hate
12" EP
1986
 
N 0048
Helloween
Judas
12" EP
1986
 
N 0049
Sinner
Comin' Out Fighting
LP
1986
 
NCD 004
Sinner
Comin' Out Fighting
CD
1986
 
N 0050
Voivod
Thrashing Rage
Pic-MLP
1986
Licensed from Combat Records
N 0051
Faithful Breath
Live
LP
1986
 
N 0052
Digger
Stronger Than Ever
LP
1986
 
N 0053
Sinner
Hypnotised
7"
1986
 
N 0054
Asgard
In The Ancient Days
LP
1986
 
N 0055
Tyran Pace
Watchin' You
LP
1986
 
N 0056
Helloween
s/t
Pic-MLP
1986
 
N 0057
Helloween
Keeper Of The Seven Keys part I
LP/Pic-LP
1987
Available on black and blue vinyl
N 0058
Voivod
Killing Technology
LP
1987
Licensed from Combat Records
N 0059
Sinner
Rebel Yell
12"
1989
 
N 0060
Helloween
Keeper Of The Seven Keys part I
MC
1987
 
N 0061
Helloween
Keeper Of The Seven Keys part I
CD
1987
 
N 0062
Running Wild
Under Jolly Roger
LP
1987
 
N 0063
Running Wild
Under Jolly Roger
MC
1987
 
N 0064
Running Wild
Under Jolly Roger
CD
1987
 
N 0065
Celtic Frost
Into The Pandemonium
LP
1987
 
N 0066
Celtic Frost
Into The Pandemonium
MC
1987
 
N 0067
Celtic Frost
Into The Pandemonium
CD
1987
 
N 0068
Voivod
Killing Technology
MC
1987
Licensed from Combat Records
N 0069
Overkill
Taking Over
LP
1987
Licensed from Megaforce/Atlantic
N 0070
Overkill
Taking Over
MC
1987
Licensed from Megaforce/Atlantic
N 0071
Overkill
Taking Over
CD
1987
Licensed from Megaforce/Atlantic
N 0072
Kreator
After The Attack
Pic-LP
1987
This is basically the "Pleasure To Kill" LP reissued w/ one bonus song ("After The Attack")
N 0073
Rage
Execution Guaranteed
LP/CD
1987
CD version released in 1989.
N 0074
Kreator
After The Attack
12"
1987
1-song white label promo.
N 0075
Coroner
R.I.P.
LP/CD
1987
CD version released in 1989.
N 0076
Coroner
R.I.P.
MC
1987
 
N 0077
Rage
Execution Guaranteed
MC
1987
 
N 0078
Celtic Frost
The Collector's Celtic Frost
[a.k.a.]
In The Chapel, In The Moonlight
1-sided 12"
1987
Ltd to 1000 copies
If anyone knows more about these releases, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
N 0079-0080
?
?
?
1987
 
N 0081
Deathrow
Raging Steel
LP
1987
 
N 0082
Deathrow
Raging Steel
MC
1987
 
N 0083
Helloween
Future World
Pic-12" EP
1987
 
N 0084
Kreator
Behind The Mirror
Pic-12"
1987
 
N 0085
Voivod
Cockroaches
[a.k.a.]
Too Scared To Scream
Pic-12"
1987
 
N 0086
Kreator
Terrible Certainty
LP
1988
Available on black and red vinyl.
N 0087
Kreator
Terrible Certainty
MC
1988
 
N 0088
Helloween
Walls Of Jericho
CD
1988
Including the s/t MLP and Judas 12" as bonus.
N 0089
M.O.D.
U.S.A. For M.O.D.
LP
1988
Licensed from Megaforce Records.
N 0090
M.O.D.
U.S.A. For M.O.D.
MC
1988
Licensed from Megaforce Records.
N 0091
S.A.D.O.
Circle Of Friends
LP
1988
 
N 0092
S.A.D.O.
Circle Of Friends
MC
1988
 
N 0093
S.A.D.O.
Circle Of Friends
CD
1988
 
N 0094
Celtic Frost
I Won't Dance
12"
1988
 
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
N 0095
?
?
?
1988
 
N 0096
Tankard
Chemical Invasion
LP
1987
 
N 0097
Tankard
Chemical Invasion
CD
1988
 
N 0098
Sabbat
History Of A Time To Come
LP
1988
 
N 0099
Sabbat
History Of A Time To Come
CD
1988
 
N 0100
Kreator
Terrible Certainty
CD
1988
 
N 0101
Sinner
Dangerous Charm
LP/CD
1987
 
N 0102
Vendetta
Go And Live...
Stay And Die
LP/CD
1988
 
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
N 0103
?
?
?
1988
 
N 0104
Sinner
Fight The Fight
7"
1987
 
N 0105
V/A
Doomsday News
LP/Pic-LP
1988
More info here.
N 0106
Voivod
Dimension Hatröss
LP/CD
1988
 
N 0107
Sinner
Knife In My Heart
7"
1987
 
N 0108
Running Wild
Ready For Boarding
LP/CD
1988
 
N 0109
Tankard
Chemical Invasion
Pic-LP
1988
 
N 0110
Helloween
Walls Of Jericho
MC
1988
 
N 0111
Scanner
Hyper Trace
LP/CD
1988
I think it was during the great What's-Cool-And-What's-Not-In-Metal convention of 2007 that it was decided the line between Trüe Kult Epic Metal and Fuk'n Ghay German Power Metal is drawn exactly right between abouts ATTACK and SCANNER. Carrying the shortest straw, I must confess I still enjoy Scanner quite a lot an consider them one of the few Great Exceptions in the genre, together w/ early BG.
N 0112
Rage
Perfect Man
LP/CD
1988
 
N 0113
Turbo
Last Warrior
LP
1988
 
N 0114
V2
s/t
LP
1988
 
N 0115
S.A.D.O.
Dirty Fantasy
LP/CD
1988
 
N 0115-6
S.A.D.O.
On The Races
7"
1988
 
N 0116
Helloween
Dr Stein
7"/12"/3" CDS
1988
 
N 0117
Helloween
Keeper Of The Seven Keys part II
LP, CD, Pic-LP
1988
 
N 0118
Kreator
Out Of The Dark
MLP
1988
The new song is weak, the Raven cover a filler and the live cuts live, i.e. inferior to the studio originals. An unnecessary release on every level.
N 0119
Coroner
Punishment For Decadence
LP/CD
1988
N 0119-6
Coroner
Purple Haze/Masked Jackal
promo 7"
1988
N 0120
Helter Skelter
Welcome To The World Of Helter Skelter
LP
1988
N 0121
Vendetta
Brain Damage
LP/CD
1988
N 0122
Running Wild
Port Royal
LP/CD
1988
N 0123
Tankard
The Morning After
LP/CD
1988
N 0124
Midas Touch
Presage Of Disaster
LP/CD
1989
N 0125
Celtic Frost
cold lake
LP/CD
1989
N 0125P
Celtic Frost
cherry orchards
promo CDS
1989
N 0126
Helloween
I Want Out
single
1989
This one was released in just about every concieveable format there is. A pun? See the Helloween-discog link at the top for details.
N 0127
Mania
Wizard Of The Lost Kingdom
MLP
1989
N 0128
Deathrow
Deception Ignored
LP/CD
1989
N 0129
Kreator
Extreme Aggression
LP/CD
1989
N 0130
V/A
Doomsday News 2
LP/CD
1989
More info here.
N 0131
Tankard
Alien
MLP/CD
1989
N 0132
Sabbat
Dreamweaver
LP/CD
1989
N 0133
M.O.D.
Gross Misconduct
LP
1989
Licensed from Caroline Records.
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
N 0134
?
?
?
1989
N 0135
Mordred
Fool's Game
LP/CD
1989
N 0136
Rage
Invisible Horizons
12" EP/
CDS
1989
N 0137
Rage
Secrets In A Weird World
LP/CD
1989
N 0138
Coroner
No More Color
LP/CD
1989
N 0138-6
Coroner
Die By My Hand/Tunnel Of Pain
promo 12"
1989
Clear vinyl, no p/s
N 0139
Mania
Changing Times
LP/CD
1989
CD version includes "Wizard Of The Lost Kingdom" MLP
N 0140
Watchtower
Control And Resistance
LP/CD
1989
CD version has slightly different cover art.
N 0141
Scanner
Terminal Earth
LP/CD
1989
Not a massive musical development from the debut. They're still enjoyable, upbeat PowerSpeed that doesn't suck, but they don't really reach the level of the debut until the last trio of songs, with extra credits to the 9+ min epic "From The Dust Of Ages".
N 0142
Voivod
Nothingface
LP/CD
1989
Licensed from MCA Records.
(LP)
N 0143

(CD)
4833-2-U
London
Playa Del Rock
LP/CD
1989
CD-version re-titled "D'Priest".
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
N 0144
?
?
LP
1989
N 0145
Kreator
Extreme Aggression
Pic-LP
1989
N 0146
Lanadrid
Sister Alley
MLP
1989
N 0147
S.A.D.O.
Sensitive
LP
1989
N 0148
Helloween
Pumpkin Tracks
LP/CD
1989
N 0149
D.A.M.
Human Wreckage
LP/CD
1989
N 0150
Tankard
Hair Of The Dog
[a.k.a.]
The Very Best Of Tankard
LP, CD, Pic-LP
1989
 
N 0151
Gamma Ray
Heading For Tomorrow
LP/CD
1989
 
N 0152
Digger
Stronger Than Ever
LP
1986
 
N 0153
Sinner
Hypnotised
7"
1986
 
N 0154
Asgard
In The Ancient Days
LP
1986
 
N 0155
Tyran Pace
Watchin' You
LP
1986
 
N 0156
Helloween
s/t
Pic-MLP
1986
 
N 0157
Helloween
Keeper Of The Seven Keys part I
LP/Pic-LP
1987
Available on black and blue vinyl
N 0158
Voivod
Killing Technology
LP
1987
Licensed from Combat Records
N 0159
Sinner
Rebel Yell
12"
1989
 
N 0160
Helloween
Keeper Of The Seven Keys part I
MC
1987
 
N 0161
Helloween
Keeper Of The Seven Keys part I
CD
1987
 
N 0162
Running Wild
Under Jolly Roger
LP
1987
 
N 0163
Running Wild
Under Jolly Roger
MC
1987
 
N 0164
Running Wild
Under Jolly Roger
CD
1987
 
N 0165
Celtic Frost
Into The Pandemonium
LP
1987
 
N 0166
Celtic Frost
Into The Pandemonium
MC
1987
 
N 0167
Celtic Frost
Into The Pandemonium
CD
1987
 
N 0168
Voivod
Killing Technology
MC
1987
Licensed from Combat Records
N 0169
Overkill
Taking Over
LP
1987
Licensed from Megaforce/Atlantic
N 0170
Overkill
Taking Over
MC
1987
Licensed from Megaforce/Atlantic
N 0171
Overkill
Taking Over
CD
1987
Licensed from Megaforce/Atlantic
N 0172
Kreator
After The Attack
Pic-LP
1987
This is basically the "Pleasure To Kill" LP reissued w/ one bonus song ("After The Attack")
N 0173
Rage
Execution Guaranteed
LP/CD
1987
CD version released in 1989.
N 0174
Kreator
After The Attack
12"
1987
1-song white label promo.
N 0175
Coroner
R.I.P.
LP/CD
1987
CD version released in 1989.
N 0176
Coroner
R.I.P.
MC
1987
 
N 0177
Rage
Execution Guaranteed
MC
1987
 
N 0178
Celtic Frost
The Collector's Celtic Frost
[a.k.a.]
In The Chapel, In The Moonlight
1-sided 12"
1987
Ltd to 1000 copies
If anyone knows more about these releases, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
N 0179-0080
?
?
?
1987
 
N 0181
Deathrow
Raging Steel
LP
1987
 
N 0182
Deathrow
Raging Steel
MC
1987
 
N 0183
Helloween
Future World
Pic-12" EP
1987
 
N 0184
Kreator
Behind The Mirror
Pic-12"
1987
 
N 0185
Voivod
Cockroaches
[a.k.a.]
Too Scared To Scream
Pic-12"
1987
 
N 0186
Kreator
Terrible Certainty
LP
1988
Available on black and red vinyl.
N 0187
Kreator
Terrible Certainty
MC
1988
 
N 0188
Helloween
Walls Of Jericho
CD
1988
Including the s/t MLP and Judas 12" as bonus.
N 0189
M.O.D.
U.S.A. For M.O.D.
LP
1988
Licensed from Megaforce Records.
N 0190
M.O.D.
U.S.A. For M.O.D.
MC
1988
Licensed from Megaforce Records.
N 0191
S.A.D.O.
Circle Of Friends
LP
1988
 
N 0192
S.A.D.O.
Circle Of Friends
MC
1988
 
N 0193
S.A.D.O.
Circle Of Friends
CD
1988
 
N 0194
Celtic Frost
I Won't Dance
12"
1988
 
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
N 0195
?
?
?
1988
 
N 0196
Tankard
Chemical Invasion
LP
1987
 
N 0197
Tankard
Chemical Invasion
CD
1988
 
N 0198
Sabbat
History Of A Time To Come
LP
1988
 
N 0199
Sabbat
History Of A Time To Come
CD
1988
 
N 0200
Kreator
Terrible Certainty
CD
1988
 






Compiled by Johnny Meert. Additions by DaN Edman, Keir Howell and Avenger.  
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