Of all the xian rock & Metal labels, Regency set the records for the creepiest, most lifeless, dead-stare, carboard-figure assortment of signings. 90% of their catalogue is damn near unlistenable - and not in a fun Metal Enterprises-way mind you. They're basically the metal-equivalent of quorn.

Based in Burbank, California they also ran a UK operation, pressing most of their catalogue for the European market there. I've used the Cat#-column below to sort out and list what versions exist in which format and what pressings. I'd like to dedicate this particular work to Lord Satan, daddy of all metalheads. Hi dad!
 
   






Cover
Cat#
Artist
Title
Format
Year
(comment)






790-082-1325
(US LP)
/
790-082-135X
(US CD)
V/A
California Metal
LP/CD
1987
More info here.
790-082-1449
(US LP)
/
790-082-1465
(US CD)
/
REGR 8214
(UK LP)
/
REGD 8214
(UK CD)
Neon Cross
s/t
LP/CD
1988
Isn't this supposed to be some sort of 'White Metal Classic'? Sounds like rather dull hard rawk street metal to me, like if someone ripped the last pearly whites out of Dokken or Helix.
790-082-1678
(US LP)
/
790-082-1694
(US CD)
/
REGR 8216
(UK LP)
/
REGD 8216
(UK CD)
Contagious
Free Indeed
LP/CD
1988
790-082-1724
(US CD)
/
REGR 8217
(UK LP)
/
REGD 8217
(UK CD)
Mastedon
It's A Jungle Out There
LP/CD
1988
790-082-1732
(US LP)
/
790-082-1759
(US CD)
V/A
East Coast Metal
LP/CD
1988
More info here.
790-082-1929
(US LP)
/
790-082-1945
(US CD)
V/A
California Metal - Volume II
LP
1988
More info here.
790-082-1988
(US LP)
/
790-082-2003
(US CD)
V/A
Underground Metal
LP/CD
1988
More info here.
790-082-2135
(US LP)
/
790-082-2151
(US CD)
/
REGR 8221
(UK LP)
/
REGD 8221
(UK CD)
Rage Of Angels
s/t
LP/CD
1989
790-082-2224
(US CD)
V/A
Underground Metal 2
CD
1989
featuring:

Xalt, Zion, Phil Accardi's Chalice, Ironwrath, Knight Riot, Thresher, Image, Final Warning and Remnant.
790-082-2488
(US CD)
/
REGR 8224
(UK LP)
/
REGD 8224
(UK CD)
Watchmen
Generation
LP/CD
1989
REGR 8232
(UK LP)
/
REGN 8232
(UK CD)
V/A
Classic Metal
LP/CD
1990
Their only UK-only release, featuring:

Mastedon, Rage Of Angels, Guardian, Soldier, Deliverance, Arsenal, Believer and The Lead.

790-082-3565
(US CD)
/
REGD 8233
(UK CD)

Arsenal
Armored Choir
CD
1990
790-082-3530
(US CD)
/
REGD 8235
(UK CD)
Crystavox
s/t
CD
1990
For a few minutes in the first song this sounded like it could be pretty damn promising US Steel. Then ol' Jeez dropped a large one and crammed it down our throat with a downright offensive pop-chorus. Then it gets worse, in their absolute lows sounding like The fucking Osmonds with distorted guitars!






 
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