For those who might not know, Pang Records were not a Metal label at all, but a prolific, low-budget Swedish label run by a certain Lars E. Carlsson during the years 1979-1984 and their roster included anything from homespun pop to field recordings of church bells (!). Their dozen or so classic Metal releases have however earned them a cult status among Swedish Metal collectors, so I figured I should at least make a reference to them here. In a sense they could be considered the Swedish equivalent of UK's Guardian Records, of which they bore many similarities.

The standard edition of the singles seem to have been 500 copies, at least according to most artist bios I've read. A majority of them came with picture sleeves, but on several occasions the p/s editions are extremely limited, due to the fact that all Pang recording artists had to finance the covers themselves. Releases like for instance PUBLIKFÖRAKT AB, EXCITERS and TEAMWORK are relatively affordable without the p/s, but if you want that flimsy wrapper added you're in for quite a treasure-hunt. On the other hand you really shouldn't bother with sleeveless copies of ZONE ZERO, LEZLIE PAICE, RISING, SHAKESPEARE, NATTSVART etc since most of them came with sleeves included.

You can read more on Mr. Carlsson's home page as well as on other parts of The Corroseum, all linked below.
 
   
  • Pang Records at Discogs
    Even less complete, but still good with details.


  • Lars E. Carlsson's home page
    ...is unfortunately no longer available. Didn't even find it at archive.org :(

    I think those listed below should be all the HR/HM ones. Bear in mind that many of them are only borderline hard rock and really only of interest to the completist fringe.

    002 BEDROCK ZITY
    012 AIR CONDITION
    013 SAHARA
    018 BLACKMAIL
    019 PUBLIKFÖRAKT AB
    021 ZONE ZERO
    027 ACHILLEUS
    031 RISING
    033 FIREWORK
    035 BACKTALK
    036 SPITFIRE
    040 HELIUM HEAD
    041 OVERLORD
    051 ARROWZ
    052 KEEN HUE
    053 FLAME
    054 VICTIM
    056 TRP
    067 DIAVOX
    069 NATTSVART
    070 TREASURE
    073 SHEAKESPEARE
    074 LEZLIE PAICE
    077 MARCUS BRUTUS BAND
    083 EXCITERS
    085 TEAMWORK
    086 TORSTEN


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