Part 1


Holland's answer to Banzai Records.

...No, let's be fair. RR hoarded more licensing deals of US as well as European Hard Rock and Metal than any other label at the time and these cheapo "Dutch imports" should be found in the dozens/hundreds of most half-decent collections out there. Their own singnings are clearly in minority, but how can we not give some credit to the label who took the mighty MERCYFUL FATE (and subsequently King Diamond) under their wings? Some other notable names among their own private rooster would be CARNIVORE, SILVER MOUNTAIN, WITCH CROSS, WHIPLASH and BULLDOZER. The catalogue numbers running from 9999 and backwards implies a Satanic cult connection, which we of course applaud, but they loose some points for not even touching Metal until their 42nd release (a GASKIN license pressing). I'm being lazy below and won't hunt down any sleeve pics for the non-Metal releases until RR 9900, which is abouts when Roadrunner solidified as a mainly-Metal label.

Sublabels

The trickiest part of putting together this list (apart from the sheer SIZE of it!) has been to figure out the best and easiest way to disentangle and explain the US v/s Dutch versions and the usage of their many sublabels, especially the RoadraceR and RC Records variations. The "Sublabel" column in the list will tell you which label/labels were used for the Dutch and/or US pressing in question, but note that so far I will not go into detail about the many different variations and represses of the (mostly) Dutch pressings that exist on their more popular releases. Some notes:



The motherlabel, obviously. The logo sometimes appear on releases that also wear the RoadraceR, RC or other sublabel logos. Most releases the least bit involved with RR should have a copyright note (p) designated to Roadrunner Productions B.V. Cat# prefix: RR



In 1984, Roadrunner started up the Roadracer sublabel, then for the purpouse of marketing their own private signings in the US*. The story runs somwhat like this:

This list ends with the final (?) RO-release, thus completing the original Roadracer discography.



With a few exceptions, most releases wearing the RC logo were US pressings - as in "made for the US market" (a couple of early CDs were actually manufactured in Germany). Many of them were releases where the previous US-imprint Roadracer was now used on Dutch pressings and some were US-only releases, licensed to different labels in Europe ...except for US artists who were originally signed to RC - the Dutch pressings of these releases often bear the RC logo (yeah, I told you it was complicated..). This list should include all original RC releases. Cat# prefix: RC



RR's main non-Metal sublabel, active between 1986-1992, including anything from alternative, new wave and punk to classic-, jazz- and blues rock. Cat# prefix: EM



Short-lived HC label, active i 1988-1989. Cat# prefix: HR



Highly periferal info, but a funny one: In their early days, Roadrunner had no less than 2 sublabels - A'dam and Lieverde - concentrating solely on children's records(!)

Co-op releases and license pressings

Roadrunner co-operated with loads of labels both in Europe and the US and often borrowed those brands for their own pressing, while still using their own catalogue system. Metal examples would be Metal Blade, Shrapnel, Music For Nations, GWR, Neat, Medusa, Combat, Steamhammer etc, and also some US punk/alternative labels like Taang! (cat# prefix: TG), Restless (cat# prefix: LS), Third Mind (cat# prefix: TM)and Triple X (cat# prefix: TX). Some releases like this doesn't carry any RR-logos at all, which can cause some confusion. It's possible that many of the missing numbers in this list belong to yet undiscovered sublabels or co-ops, though I have reason to believe that the majority of them were planned releases that either got scrapped or postponed.


* = The legend has it that they first used this variation because Warner Brothers claimed copyrights to the Roadrunner name, as used in the Looney Tunes cartoon, but I haven't seen any absolute proof of this factoid yet.



Releases RR 9999 - RR 9600 Releases RR 9599 - RO 9162 Singles, EPs and promos
(right below!)    

Cover  Cat#          Artist                   Title            Format   Year  Sublabel                    Comment                    
  RR 9999 Jim Croce Zijn Grootste Successen DLP 1981 Not Metal. Rock.
  RR 9998 Jim Croce I Got A Name LP 1981 Not Metal. Rock.
  RR 9997 Jim Croce Life And Times LP 1981 Not Metal. Rock.
  RR 9996 Jim Croce You Don't Mess Around With Jim LP 1981 Not Metal. Rock.
  RR 9995 The Exploited Punks Not Dead LP 1981 Not Metal. Punk.
  RR 9994 Au Pairs Playing With A Different Sex LP/CD 1981 Not Metal. New Wave. CD = Slimline series (1985).
  RR 9993 Klaus Schulze Trancefer LP 1981 Not Metal. Electro.
  RR 9992 Kinderkoor De Leidse Sleuteltjes Abba Voor Kinderen LP 1981 Not Metal. Children's music.
  RR 9991 Ideal s/t LP 1981 Not Metal. Electro.
  RR 9990 Din A Testbild Programm 2 LP 1981 Not Metal. Electro.
  RR 9989 Robert Schröder Mosaique LP 1981 Not Metal. Electro.
  RR 9988 Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables LP 1981 Not Metal. Punk.
  RR 9987 Spizzenergy Spizz History LP 1981 Not Metal. New Wave.
  RR 9986 UK Subs Endangered Species LP 1981 Not Metal. Punk.
  RR 9985 Lora Logic Pedigree Charm LP 1981 Not Metal. New Wave.
  RR 9984 Medium Medium The Glitterhouse LP 1981 Not Metal. New Wave.
  RR 9983 Robert Wyatt Nothing Can Stop Us LP 1981 Not Metal. New Wave.
  RR 9982 Liaisons Dangereuses s/t LP/CD 1981 Not Metal. New Wave.
  RR 9981 The Exploited Troops Of Tomorrow LP 1982 Not Metal. Punk.
RR 9980
-
RR 9975
? ? LP 1982    
  RR 9974 The Passage Degenerates LP 1982 Not Metal. New Wave/Goth.
  RR 9973 Pluto Again LP 1982 Not Metal. Reggae.
RR 9972
-
RR 9971
? ? LP 1982    
  RR 9970 The Cockney Rejects The Wild Ones LP 1982 Not Metal. Punk.
RR 9969
-
RR 9966
? ? LP 1982    
  RR 9965 Infa Riot Still Out Of Order LP 1982 Not Metal. Punk.
RR 9964
-
RR 9960
? ? LP 1982    
  RR 9959 Anti Pasti Caution In The Wind LP 1982 Not Metal. Punk.
RR 9958 Gaskin No Way Out LP 1982
(Holland)
Licensed from Rondelet Records.
  RR 9957 Au Pairs Sense And Sensuality LP/CD 1982 Not Metal. New Wave. CD = Slimline series (1985).
  RR 9956 Black Flag Damaged LP/CD 1982 Not Metal. Punk/HC.
RR 9955 ? ? LP 1982    
  RR 9954 Charlotte Aardbei De Winter Wereld LP 1982 Not Metal. Children's record.
  RR 9953 Barbie Trimmen Met Barbie LP 1982 Not Metal. Children's record.
  RR 9952 Paul Van Gorcum De Vreemde Avonturen Van Pac-Man LP 1982 Not Metal. Children's record.
  RR 9951 De Roze Panter Feest Met De Roze Panter LP 1982 Not Metal. Children's record.
  RR 9950 Charlotte Aardbei De Wereld Van Charlotte Aardbei LP 1982 Not Metal. Children's record.
  RR 9949 G.B.H. City Baby Attacked By Rats LP 1982 Not Metal. Punk.
  RR 9948 Robert Schröder Galaxie Cygnus-A LP 1982 Not Metal. Electro.
  RR 9947 Klaus Krüger Zwischenmischung LP 1982 Not Metal. ??
RR 9946 Twisted Sister Under The Blade LP/CD 1982
(Holland)
Licensed from Secret Records.

CD released in 1985.
  RR 9945 V/A Oi! Oi! That's Yer Lot LP 1982 Not Metal. Punk.
  RR 9944 V/A The Secret Life Of Punks LP 1982 Not Metal. Punk.
RR 9943
-
RR 9942
? ? LP 1982    
  RR 9941 Blitz Voice Of A Generation LP 1982 Not Metal. Punk.
  RR 9940 V/A Dokument - Ten Highlights In The History Of Popular Music 1981-1982 LP 1982 Not Metal. Electro.
  RR 9939 The Turtles Happy Years LP 1982 Not Metal. 60's Pop/Rock.
  RR 9938 Peter And The Test Tube Babies Pissed And Proud LP 1982 Not Metal. Punk.
RR 9937 ? ? LP 1982    
  RR 9936 Angelic Upstarts Reason Why? LP 1982 Not Metal. Punk.
  RR 9935 G.B.H. Leather, Bristles, No Survivors And Sick Boys LP 1982 Not Metal. Punk.
RR 9934 Jaguar Power Games LP 1983
(Holland)
Licensed from Neat Records.
  RR 9933 The Business Suburban Rebels LP 1983 Not Metal. Punk.
  RR 9932 Jah Woosh Sing And Chant With LP 1983 Not Metal. Reggae.
  RR 9931 Channel 3 Fear Of Life LP 1982 Not Metal. Punk.
RR 9930 Santers Racing Time LP 1983
(Holland)
 
  RR 9929 Neuronium Invisible Views LP 1983 Not Metal. Electro.
  RR 9928 Vibrators Guilty LP 1983 Not Metal. Punk.
RR 9927 Anvil Forged In Fire LP/CD 1983
(Holland)
Licensed from Attic Records

CD released in 1985 as part of the Japan-made "Slimline series".
  RR 9926 The Nylons One Size Fits All LP/CD 1983 Not Metal. New Wave.
  RR 9925 The Partisans s/t LP 1983 Not Metal. Punk.
RR 9924 ? ? LP 1983    
  RR 9923 Klaus Schulze Audentity DLPC/CD 1983 Not Metal. ??
  RR 9922 Ian Gomm The Village Voice LP 1983 Not Metal. ??
  RR 9921 Jim Croce Photographs & Memories LP 1983 Not Metal. Blues Rock.
  RR 9920 Jim Croce Time In A Bottle LP 1983 Not Metal. Blues Rock.
RR 9919 Hellanbach Now Hear This LP 1983
(Holland)
Licensed from Neat Records.
  RR 9918 Jim Croce Down The Highway LP 1983 Not Metal. Blues Rock.
RR 9917 Anvil Metal On Metal LP/CD 1983
(Holland)
Licensed from Attic Records.

CD released in 1985 as part of the Japan-made "Slimline series".
RR 9916 Anvil Hard'n'Heavy LP/CD 1983
(Holland)
Licensed from Attic Records.

CD released in 1985 as part of the Japan-made "Slimline series".
  RR 9915 Marine Girls Lazy Ways LP 1983 Not Metal. Pop/New Wave.
RR 9914 Ace Lane See You In Heaven LP 1983
(Holland)
Licensed from Expulsion Records.
  RR 9913 Kevin Ayers Diamond Jack And The Queen Of Pain LP 1983 Not Metal. Rock.
RR 9912 ? ? LP 1983    
  RR 9911 Blitz Second Empire Justice LP 1983 Not Metal. Punk.
  RR 9910 Attak Zombies LP 1983 Not Metal. Punk.
RR 9909 Raven All For One LP/CD 1983
(Holland)
Licensed from Neat Records.

CD released in 1985 as part of the Japan-made "Slimline series".
RR 9908 ? ? LP 1983    
RR 9907 Tank This Means War LP 1983
(Holland)
Licensed from Music For Nations.
RR 9906 Witchfynde Cloak And Dagger LP 1983
(Holland)
Licensed from Expulsion Records.
  RR 9905 The Box Secrets Out LP 1983 Not Metal. New Wave/Funk.
RR 9904 Demon The Plague LP 1983
(Holland)
Licensed from Clay Records.
  RR 9903 Eyeless In Gaza Rust Red September LP 1983 Not Metal. New Wave.
RR 9902 Metallica Kill 'em All LP/CD 1983
(Holland)
Licensed from Megaforce Records.

CD released in 1985 as part of the Japan-made "Slimline series".
RR 9901 ? ? LP 1983    
RR 9900 Battleaxe Burn This Town LP 1983
(Holland)
 
RR 9899 Virgin Steele Guardians Of The Flame LP 1983
(Holland)
Licensed from Mongol Horde.
RR 9898 Mercyful Fate Melissa LP/CD 1983
(Holland)
CD released in 1985 as part of the Japan-made "Slimline series".
RR 9897 Loudness The Birthday Eve LP 1983
(Holland)
Licensed from Columbia Records.
RR 9896 Loudness Devil's Soldier LP 1983
(Holland)
Licensed from Columbia Records.
RR 9895 Loudness The Law Of Devil's Land LP 1983
(Holland)
Licensed from Columbia Records.
RR 9894 Satan Court In The Act LP 1983
(Holland)
Licensed from Neat Records.
RR 9893 V/A Metal Battle LP 1983
(Holland)
 
RR 9892
-
RR 9891
? ? LP 1983    
RR 9890 Rox Violent Breed LP 1983
(Holland)
Licensed from Music For Nations.
RR 9889 Dedringer Second Arising LP 1983
(Holland)
Licensed from Neat Records.
RR 9888 Geordie No Sweat LP 1983
(Holland)
Licensed from Neat Records.
RR 9887
-
RR 9886
? ? LP 1983    
RR 9885 Killer Dwarfs s/t LP 1983
(Holland)
Licensed from Attic Records.
RR 9884 Silver Mountain Shakin' Brains LP 1983
(Holland)
The nasal vocals makes me think of Nightmare and they don't quite manage to ruin this tasty piece of Olde yet melodic Heavy Metal either.
RR 9883 Tokyo Blade s/t LP/CD 1983
(Holland)
Licensed from Powerstation

CD released in 1985 as part of the Japan-made "Slimline series"..
RR 9882 Earthshaker s/t LP 1983
(Holland)
Licensed from Nexus Records.
RR 9881 Bow Wow Live - Holy Expedition LP 1983
(Holland)
Licensed from VAP Records.
RR 9880 Bow Wow Hard Dog LP 1983
(Holland)
Licensed from VAP Records.
RR 9879 Thunderfire s/t LP 1983
(Holland)
 
RR 9878 Jess Cox Third Step LP 1983
(Holland)
Licensed from Neat Records.
RR 9877 G.B.H. City Baby's Revenge LP 1983
(Holland)
Not Metal. Punk.
RR 9876 Kyoji Yamamoto Electric Cinema LP 1983
(Holland)
Licensed from VAP Records.
RR 9875 Bow Wow Warning From Stardust LP 1983
(Holland)
Licensed from VAP Records.
RR 9874 Bow Wow Asian Vulcano LP 1983
(Holland)
Licensed from VAP Records.
RR 9873 Anthrax Fistful Of Metal LP 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from Megaforce Records .
RR 9872 The Rods Live LP 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from Combat Records.
RR 9871 V/A Giants Of Steel LP 1984
(Holland)
Featuring:

Motörhead, Raven, Mercyful Fate, Judas Priest, Anvil, Accept, Metallica, Venom, Black Sabbath and Dio.
RR 9870 Exciter Violence And Force LP 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from Megaforce Records .
RR 9869 Venom At War With Satan LP/CD 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from Neat Records.

CD released in 1985 as part of the Japan-made "Slimline series".
RR 9868 Slayer Show No Mercy LP/CD 1984
(Holland)
The composition of the sleeve, title-logo-satan on black, oozes of Oldness and Satan never looked more satanic than on Slayer's (black) magical debut.

Licensed from Metal Blade.

CD released in 1985 as part of the Japan-made "Slimline series".
RR 9867 Twelfth Night Live And Let Live LP 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from Music For Nations.
RR 9866 V/A Metal Hammer LP 1984
(Holland)
Featuring:

Mercyful Fate, Raven, Venom, Satan, Thunderfire, Cloven Hoof, Metallica, Tokyo Blade, The Rods, Battleaxe, Exciter and Anthrax.
RR 9865 Manowar Hail To England LP/CD 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from Music For Nations.

CD released in 1985 as part of the Japan-made "Slimline series".
RR 9864 Black Flag My War LP 1984
(Holland)
Not Metal. Punk.
RR 9863 Loudness Live, Loud, Alive DLP 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from Columbia Records.
RR 9862 V/A Dutch Steel LP 1984
(Holland)
More info here.
RR 9861 Lee Aaron Metal Queen LP/CD 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from Attic Records.

CD released in 1985 as part of the Japan-made "Slimline series".
RR 9860 Johnny G Sand Dance Ska LP 1984   Not Metal. Ska.
RR 9859 Abrasive Wheels Black Leather Girl LP 1984
(Holland)
Not Metal. Punk.
RR 9858 Earthshaker Fugutive LP 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from Nexus Records.
RR 9857 Cloven Hoof Cloven Hoof LP 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from Neat Records.
RR 9856 The Nylons Seamless LP/CD 1984
(Holland)
Not Metal. New Wave.
RR 9855 Loudness Disillusion LP 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from Columbia Records.
RR 9854 Helstar Burning Star LP 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from Combat Records.
RR 9853 Alaska Heart Of The Storm LP 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from Music For Nations.
RR 9852 Wendy O. Williams s/t LP 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from Passport Records.
RR 9851
(Holland)
-
IRD-008
(US)
Jaguar This Time LP/CD 1984
(Holland)
-

(US)
Not Metal.

US version co-released by Important Records.

CD released in 1985 as part of the Japan-made "Slimline series".
RR 9850
(Holland)
-
IRD-012
(US)
Tank Honor & Blood LP 1984
(Holland)
-

(US)
Licensed from Music For Nations.

US version co-released by Important Records.
RR 9849 Dark Heart Shadows Of The Night LP 1984
(Holland)
 
RR 9848 Metallica Ride The Lightning LP 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from Megaforce Records.
RR 9847 Spartan Warrior s/t LP 1984
(Holland)
 
RR 9846 Avenger Blood Sports LP 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from Neat Records.
RR 9845
(Holland)
-
IRD-009
(US)
Battleaxe Power From The Universe LP 1984
(Holland)
-

(US)
US version co-released by Important Records.
RR 9844 ? ? LP 1984    
RR 9843 The Nylons s/t LP/CD 1984
(Holland)
Not Metal. New Wave.
RR 9842 Lee Aaron s/t LP/CD 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from Freedom Records.

CD released in 1985 as part of the Japan-made "Slimline series".
RR 34-9841 Jim Croce The Legend Of... CD 1984
(Holland)
Not Metal. Folk Rock.
RR 9840 Tysondog Beware Of The Dog LP 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from Neat Records.
RR 9839 Saracen Change Of heart LP 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from Neat Records.
RR 9838 Mad Max Rollin' Thunder LP/CD 1984
(Holland)
CD released in 1985 as part of the Japan-made "Slimline series".
RR 9837 Hellanbach The Big H LP 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from Neat Records.
RR 9836 Samain Vibrations Of Doom LP 1984
(Holland)
 
RR 9835 Mercyful Fate Don't Break The Oath LP/CD 1984
(Holland)
I've always found it much harder to write about great albums than bad (or at least flawed) ones, so how the hell do I begin to describe the greatest Heavy Metal LP that ever was??
So, um... six swords.

CD released in 1985 as part of the Japan-made "Slimline series".
RR 9834 Michael Furlong Head On Rock'n'Roll LP 1984 Not Metal. Hard/classic rock.
RR 9833 The Rods Let Them Eat Metal LP 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from Combat Records.
RR 9832 Cirith Ungol King Of The Dead LP 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from Enigma Records.
RR 9831 The Sinatras Betrayal LP 1984
(Holland)
Not Metal. ?
RR 9830
(Holland)
-
IRD-010
(US)
Witch Cross Fit For Fight LP 1984
(Holland)
-

(US)
Licensed from Vision Records.

US version co-released by Important Records.
RR 9829 Black Out Evil Game LP 1984
(Holland)
 
RR 9828 Jack Starr Out Of The Darkness LP 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from Passport/Jem Records.
RR 9827 Vow Wow Beat Of Metal Motion LP 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from VAP Records.
RR 9826 Tokyo Blade Night Of The Blade LP/CD 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from Powerstation.

CD released in 1985 as part of the Japan-made "Slimline series".
RR 9825 Voivod War And Pain LP/CD 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from Metal Blade.

CD released in 1989 as part of the Price Killers-series, then on Roadracer.
RR 9824
(Holland)
-
IRD-011
(US)
Maltese Falcon Metal Rush LP 1984
(Holland)
-

(US)
US version co-released by Important Records.
RR 9823 Fates Warning Night On Bröcken LP 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from Metal Blade.
RR 9822 Black Widow Streetfighter LP 1984
(Holland)
 
RR 9821 Railway s/t LP 1984
(Holland)
 
RR 9820 TKO In Your Face LP 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from Combat Records.
RR 9819 ? ? LP 1984    
RR 9818 Omen Battle Cry LP 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from Metal Blade.
RR 9817 ? ? LP 1984    
RR 9816 44 Magnum Street Rock'n'Roller LP 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from Moon Records.
RR 9815 Warfare Pure Filth LP 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from Neat Records.
RR 9814 Blind Fury Out Of Reach LP 1984
(Holland)
 
RR 9813 ? ? LP 1984    
RR 9812 Torch Electrikiss LP 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from Sword Records.
RR 9811 Twelfth Night Art & Illusion MLP 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from Music For Nations.
RR 9810 Warriors s/t LP 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from RTB Records.
RR 9809 Earthshaker Midnight Flight LP 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from Nexus Records.
RR 9808 Raven Live At The Inferno DLP 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from Neat Records.
RR 9807 Thrust Fist Held High LP 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from Metal Blade.
RR 9806 Warlord And The Cannons Of Destruction Have Begun LP 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from Metal Blade.
RR 9805 44 Magnum Danger LP 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from Moon Records.
RR 9804 V/A The Metal Machine LP 1984
(Holland)
Featuring:

Lee Aaron, Jaguar, Maltese Falcon, Samain, Mad Max, Spartan Warrior, Cirith Ungol, Slayer, Omen, 44 Magnum, Voivod, Dark Heart, Black Widow and Fates Warning.
RR 9803 Axe Witch Visions Of The Past LP 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from Fingerprint Records.
RR 9802 M-80 s/t MLP 1984
(Holland)
Also on Megaton Records w/ different cover art.
RR 9801 M-80 Maniac's Revenge LP 1984
(Holland)
 
RR 9800 Silver Mountain Universe LP 1984
(Holland)
 
RR 9799 V/A 12 Commandments In Metal LP 1984
(Holland)
More info here.
RR 9798 Loudness Thunder In The East LP 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from Columbia Records.
RR 9797 ? ? LP 1984    
RR 9796 Q5 Steel The Light LP 1984
(Holland)
Licensed from Albatross Records.
RR 9795 Slayer Hell Awaits LP/CD 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Metal Blade/Combat Records.

CD released in 1985 as part of the Japan-made "Slimline series".
RR 9794 Venom Possessed LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Neat Records.
RR 9793 Savatage The Dungeons Are Calling MLP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Metal Blade/Combat Records.
RR 9792 Marino II LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from SMS Records.
RR 9791 Trouble The Skull LP 1985
(Holland)
Their "Killers", as the debut was to Iron Maiden's "Iron Maiden", meaning there's no "Running Free" ("Psalm 9") but a mighty fine "Purgatory" ("Wickedness Of Man")..

Licensed from Metal Blade.
RR 9790 Thor Only The Strong LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Viper Records.
RR 9789 Rogue Male First Visit LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Music For Nations.
RR 9788 Abattoir Vicious Attack LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Combat Records.
RR 9787 Exodus Bonded By Blood LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Combat Records.
RR 9786 Megadeth Killing Is My Busines... LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Combat Records.
RR 9785 Dark Age s/t MLP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Gnarly Records/ Greenworld Distribution.
RR 9784 Vyper Prepared To Strike LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Greenworld Records.
RR 9783 Savatage Sirens LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Par Records.
RR 9782 Exciter Long Live The Loud LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Combat Records.
RR 9781 Sye Turn On The Fire LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Metal Blade
RR 9780 Lee Aaron Call Of The Wild LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Attic Records.
RR 9779
(Holland)
-
PNDL-1000
(US)
Bulldozer The Day Of Wrath LP 1985
(Holland)
-

(US)
US version co-released by Important Records.
RR 9778 Razor Executioner's Song LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Viper Records.
RR 9777 Thrasher Burning At The Speed Of Light LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Combat Records.
RR 9776 Anvil Backwaxed LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Viper Records.
RR 9775 Blitzkrieg A Time Of Changes LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Neat Records.
RR 9774 Phasslayne Cut It Up LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Neat Records.
RR 9773 Waysted The Good, The Bad, The Waysted LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Music For Nations.
RR 9772 Hallows Eve Tales Of Terror LP/CD 1985
(Holland)
The perfect party-album since it has a little bit of everything and every song is great-to-awesome.

Licensed from Metal Blade/Combat Records.

CD released in 1989 as part of the Price Killers-series, then on Roadracer.
RR 9771 Lizzy Borden Love You To Pieces LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Metal Blade
RR 9770 Robin Trower Beyond The Mist LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Music For Nations.
RR 9769 Tygers Of Pan Tang The Wreck-Age LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Music For Nations.
RR 9768 Utopia P.O.V. LP 1985
(Holland)
Not Metal. Rock? Licensed from Passport Records.
RR 9767 Legs Diamond Out On Bail LP 1985
(Holland)
Not Metal. aor. Licensed from Target Records.
RR 9766 Madison Diamond Mistress LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Rixi Records.
RR 9765 Tyrant Legions Of The Dead LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Metal Blade
RR 9764 Corrosion Of Conformity Animosity LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Death Records (Metal Blade)
RR 9763 Mad Max Stormchild LP 1985
(Holland)
 
RR 9762 Piledriver Metal Inquisition LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Cobra Records.
RR 9761 Hatrik The Beast LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Greenworld Records.
RR 9760 Railway II LP 1985
(Holland)
 
RR 9759 Agent Steel Sceptics Apocalypse LP/CD 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Combat Records.

CD released in 1989 as part of the Price Killers-series, then on Roadracer.
RR 9758 Zoetrope Amnesty LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Combat Records.
RR 9757 Possessed Seven Churches LP/CD 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Combat Records.

CD released in 1989 as part of the Price Killers-series, then on Roadracer.
RR 9756 Tröjan Chasing The Storm LP 1985
(Holland)
 
RR 9755 Jade If You're Man Enough LP 1985
(Holland)
 
RR 9754
(Holland)
-
GWD90534
(US)
Carnivore s/t LP/CD 1985
(Holland)
-

(US)
The old "Carnivore is kinda like a US Venom"-saying bares some truth. More slick (meaning still plenty of dirty) and better played (meaning still badly played) than their UK comparators, but there's doom! I love 'em.

US version co-released by Greenworld Records.

CD released in 1990 as part of the Price Killers-series, then on Roadracer.
RR 9753 Avenger Killer Elite LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Neat Records.
RR 9752 Nasty Savage s/t LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Metal Blade.
RR 9751 Jane Siberry No Borders Here LP 1985
(Holland)
Not Metal. Pop.
RR 9750 Attacker Battle At Helms Deep LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Metal Blade.
RR 9749 Mentors You Axed For It LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Death Records (Metal Blade)
RR 9748 Atomkraft Future Warriors LP 1985
(Holland)
"Heat And Pain" is stadium-rock Venom and the bril' "Death Valley/This Planet's Burning" is Cloven Hoof on speed. Dolan's voice, the twangy good "bad" production and most everything else
about this album rules.

Licensed from Neat Records.
RR 9747 Warfare Metal Anarchy LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Neat Records.
RR 9746 Convict Go Ahead... Make My Day LP 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Cobra Records.
RR 9745 Rio Borderland LP 1986 Not Metal. aor.

Licensed from Music For Nations.
RR 9744 Bloodlust Guilty As Sin LP 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Metal Blade.
RR 9743 Blitzkrieg Ready For Action MLP 198?
(Holland)
Licensed from Greenworld Records.
RR 9742 Chastain Mystery Of Illusion LP/CD 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Shrapnel Records.

CD released in 1990 as part of the Price Killers-series, then on Roadracer.
RR 9741 Teeze s/t LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Greenworld Records.
RR 9740 Avalance Pray For The Sinner LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Greenworld Records.
RR 9739 Chrome Molly You Can't Have It All LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Powerstation.
RR 9738 Omen Warning Of Danger LP 1985
(Holland)
Standing on its own, this is a damn near unbeatable piece of US Steel. Inbetween the mighty pillars of its predecessor and follow-up its a tiny bit of a dip - not because there's a weak song on the album, but because it's missing a "Dragon's Breath" or a "Teeth Of The Hydra".

Licensed from Metal Blade.
RR 9737 Fates Warning The Spectre Within LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Metal Blade.
RR 9736 Wildcat Love Attack LP 1985
(Holland)
 
RR 9735 Artillery Fear Of Tomorrow LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Neat Records.
RR 9734 Vicious Rumors Soldiers Of The Night LP/CD 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Shrapnel Records.

CD released in 1989 as part of the Price Killers-series, then on Roadracer.
RR 9733 London Non Stop Rock LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Shrapnel Records.
RR 9732 Razor Evil Invaders LP/CD 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Viper Records.

CD released in 1989 as part of the Price Killers-series, then on Roadracer.
RR 9731 ? ? LP 1985    
RR 9730 TKO Below The Belt LP/CD 1986
(Holland)
 
RR 9729 Anthem s/t LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Nexus Records.
RR 9728 Bad Lizard Power Of Destruction LP 1985
(Holland)
 
RR 9727 Pandemonium Hole In The Sky LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Metal Blade.
RR 9726 ? ? LP 1985    
RR 9725 S.O.D. Speak English Or Die LP/CD 1985
(Holland)
Love it or hate it, you can't argue against the 'Classic'-classification. Being in my early teens at the time of its release I fucking loved it to death and wore the T-shirt with the kind of pride only a 14-year-old with the distinct knowledge he had the coolest taste in music in school could muster up.

Licensed from Megaforce Records.
RR 9724 V/A Phenomena - Original Soundtrack LP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Cinevox.

Featuring:
Claudio Simonetti, Iron Maiden, Goblin, Andi Sex Gang, Bill Wyman & Terry Taylor, Motörhead and Simon Boswell.
RR 9723 Hurricane Take What You Want MLP 1985
(Holland)
Licensed from Greenworld Records.
RR 9722 ? ? LP 1985    
RR 9721
(Holland)
-
GWD90529
(US)
King Diamond Fatal Portrait LP/CD 1986
(Holland)
-

(US)
US version co-released by Greenworld Records.
RR 9720 Hirax Raging Violence LP 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Metal Blade.
RR 9719 ? ? LP 1985    
RR 9718
(Holland)
-
GWD90533
(US)
Whiplash Power And Pain LP/CD 1986
(Holland)
-

(US)
US version co-released by Greenworld Records.

CD released in 1990 as part of the Price Killers-series, then on Roadracer.
RR 9717 Metallica Master Of Puppets LP 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Electra Records.
RR 9716 The Zulus s/t LP 1986
(Holland)
Not Metal. Garage Rock.
Licensed from Greenworld Records.
RR 9715 Blessed Death Kill Or Be Killed LP 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Megaforce Records .
RR 9714 Predator Easy Prey LP 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Metal Blade.
RR 9713 Bl'ast The Power Of Expression LP 1986
(Holland)
Not Metal. Punk/HC.

Licensed from Wishingwell Records/Greenworld Records.
RR 9712 V/A Metal Race LP 1986
(Holland)
More info here.
RR 9711 Bulldozer The Final Separation LP 1986
(Holland)
 
RR 9710 Exciter Heavy Metal Maniac LP/CD 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Shrapnel Records (1983).

CD released in 1989 as part of the Price Killers-series, then on Roadracer.
RR 9709 ? ? LP 1986    
RR 9708 Venom Black Metal LP/CD 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Neat Records (1982).

CD released in 1990 as part of the Price Killers-series, then on Roadracer.
RR 9707 Venom Welcome To Hell LP/CD 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Neat Records (1981).

CD released in 1990 as part of the Price Killers-series, then on Roadracer.
RR 9706 Tony MacAlpine Edge Of Insanity LP/CD 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Shrapnel Records.
RR 9705 Racer X Street Lethal LP/CD 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Shrapnel Records.

CD released in 1990 as part of the Price Killers-series, then on Roadracer.
RR 9704 ? ? LP 1986    
RR 9703 Destructor Maximum Destruction LP 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Auburn Records.
RR 9702 Lizzy Borden The Murderous Metal Roadshow DLP 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Metal Blade.
RR 9701 Piledriver Stay Ugly LP 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Cobra Records.
RR 9700 Exorcist Nightmare Theatre LP 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Cobra Records.
RR 9699 Attila Rolling Thunder LP 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Shatter Records.
RR 9698 Razor Malicious Intent LP 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Viper Records.
RR 9697 Sacrifice Torment In Fire LP 1986
(Holland)
It's hard to imagine an old Thrash album being any less original without being outright bad. Ugly-cool cover art saves the day..

Licensed from Diabolic Force/Fringe Product / Metal Blade.
RR 9696 ? ? LP 1986    
RR 9695 Detente Recognize No Authority LP/CD 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Metal Blade.

CD released in 1990 as part of the Price Killers-series, then on Roadracer.
RR 9694 Sentinel Beast Depths Of Death LP 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Metal Blade.
RR 9693 Deaf Dealer Keeper Of The Flame LP 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Metal Blade.
RR 9692 Discharge Grave New World LP 1986
(Holland)
Not Metal. Sleeze/Punk. Licensed from Clay Records.
RR 9691 Damien Thorne The Sign Of The Jackal LP 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Grudge Records.
RR 9690 Aaronsrod Illusions Kill LP 1986
(Holland)
 
RR 9689 Chastain Ruler Of The Wasteland LP 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Shrapnel Records.
RR 9688 Fifth Angel s/t LP/CD 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Shrapnel Records.

A 1988 RoadrunneR LP reissue with a different sleeve also exists.

CD released in 1990 as part of the Price Killers-series, then on Roadracer.
RR 9687 Cyclone Brutal Destruction LP 1986
(Holland)
-

(US)

It's that very likeable brand of raw, riffy SpeedThrash like Destructor, Powerlord, Tyrant's Reign - the kind of stuff everybody likes - just not quite as good.
(..though I guess it's still one of the better domestic signings by the label.)

RR 9686 Tygers Of Pan Tang First Kill LP 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Neat Records.
RR 9685 War Machine Unknown Soldier LP 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Neat Records.
RR 9684 Tysondog Crimes Of Insanity LP 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Neat Records.
RR 9683 Flotsam & Jetsam Doomsday For The Deciever LP/CD 1986
and

(both Holland)
A prime example of a band suffering under the yoke of an unbeatable 10/10 debut album. The vocals, the riffs, the songs, they all score off the charts on this Classic! but the band went nowhere near this quality on later realeases I'm sorry to say...

Licensed from Metal Blade.
RR 9682 Juggernaut Baptism Under Fire LP 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Metal Blade.
RR 9681 Cirith Ungol One Foot In Hell LP 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Metal Blade.
RR 9680 Cryptic Slaughter Convicted LP 1986
(Holland)
Not Metal. HC/Crossover. Licensed from Metal Blade.
RR 9679 Original Sin Sin Will Find You Out LP 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Cobra Records.
RR 34 9678 G.B.H. Attack And Revenge By City Baby's - Definite G.B.H. Collection CD 1986
(Holland)
Not Metal. Punk/HC. Licensed from Clay Records.
RR 9677 Motörhead Orgasmatron LP/CD 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from GWR Records.
RR 9676 Hallows Eve Death & Insanity LP 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Metal Blade.
RR 9675 Hirax Hate, Fear & Power LP 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Metal Blade.
RR 9674 Krank Hideous LP 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Metal Blade.
RR 9673 Hexx Under The Spell LP 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Shrapnel Records.
RR 9672 Ravage Wrecking Ball LP 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Shrapnel Records.
RR 9671 Girlschool Nightmare At Maple Cross LP 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from GWR Records.
RR 9670 Hawkwind Live Chronicles DLP 1986
(Holland)
Not Metal. Hawkwind. Licensed from GWR Records.
RR 9669 Jon Mikl Thor Recruits - Wild In The Streets LP 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from GWR Records.
  EM 9668 The Blue Aeroplanes Tolerance LP 1986 Not Metal. Alternative.
RR 9667 Railway Climax LP 1986
(Holland)
 
RR 9666 Mad Max Night Of Passion LP 1986
(Holland)
 
RR 9665 Jesters Of Destiny Fun At The Funeral LP 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Dimension/Metal Blade
RR 9664 Lizzy Borden Menace To Society LP 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Metal Blade.
RR 9663 Beyond Possession Is Beyond Possession LP 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Death Rec/Metal Blade
  EM 9662 Div Twist & Turn LP 1986 Not Metal. New Wave.
RR 9661 Omen The Curse LP 1986
(Holland)
How many bands outside of the immediate league of the 80's major players do you know who managed to be this good on a third release? More epic than ever, "The Curse" show us how a slow but decisive and tasteful developmend wins in the end.

Licensed from Metal Blade.
RR 9660 Fates Warning Awaken The Guardian LP 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Metal Blade.
RR 9659 Venom German Assault MLP 1986
(Holland)
 
RR 9658 Tyrant Too Late To Pray LP 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Metal Blade/Combat Records.
RR 9657 Mentors Up The Dose LP 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Death Rec/Metal Blade
RR 9656 Cities Annihilation Absolute LP 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Metal Blade.
RR 9655 Crimson Glory s/t LP/CD/
Pic-LP
1986
(Holland)
For those of us who stopped caring about Queensrÿche after "The Warning" there's always Crimson Glory ...and at least half a dozen even better bands.

Licensed from Par Records.
RR 9654 Warfare Mayhem Fuckin' Mayhem LP 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Neat Records.
RR 9653 Venom Welcome To Hell / Black Metal MC 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Neat Records.
RR ?9652 ? ? MC? 1986    
RR 49651 The Exploited Troops Of Tomorrow / Punks Not Dead MC 1986
(Holland)
Not Metal. Punk. Licensed from Secret Records.
RR 49650 Mad Max Rollin' Thunder / Stormchild MC 1986
(Holland)
 
RR 49649 Battleaxe Burn This Town / Power From The Universe MC 1986
(Holland)
 
RR 49648 Mercyful Fate Melissa / Don't Break The Oath MC 1986
(Holland)
 
RR ?9647 ? ? MC? 1986    
RR 49646 Silver Mountain Shakin' Brains / Universe MC 1986
(Holland)
 
RR ?9645 ? ? MC? 1986    
RR 49644 Railway Railway / Railway II MC 1986
(Holland)
 
RR 49643 G.B.H. City Baby Attacked By Rats / Leather, Bristles, Studs And Acne MC 1986
(Holland)
Not Metal. Punk. Licensed from Clay Records.
RR 9642
-
RR 9641
? ? LP 1986    
RR 9640 Heretic Torture Knows No Boundary MLP 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Metal Blade.
RR 9639 Venom Eine Kleine Nachtmusik DLP 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Neat Records.
  EM 9638 Prism Dreamin' LP 1986 Not Metal. Jazz-rock.
RR 9637 Warlord Thy Kingdom Come LP 1986
(Holland)
Licensed from Metal Blade.
RR 9636 Dammaj Mutiny LP 1986
(Holland)
"Licensed from Par Records" according to the sleeve and labels, though no PAR vinyl version exists.
RR 9635 Vinnie Moore Mind's Eye LP/CD 1987
(Holland)
Licensed from Shrapnel Records.
  EM 9634 Fleshtones Fleshtones v/s Reality LP/CD 1987 Not Metal. Alternative?
  EM 9633 The Rose Of Avalanche Always There LP 1987 Not Metal. Alternative.
RR 9632 M.A.R.S. Project: Driver LP/CD 1987
(Holland)
Licensed from Shrapnel Records.
RR 9631 ? ? LP 1987    
RR 9630 Nasty Savage Indulgence LP 1987
(Holland)
Licensed from Metal Blade.
RR 9629 Wendy O. Williams Plasmatics Maggots: The Record LP 1987
(Holland)
Licensed from Profile Records.
RR 9628 ? ? LP 1987    
RR 9627 Bitch The Bitch Is Back LP 1987
(Holland)
Licensed from Metal Blade.
  EM 9626 The Neighborhoods Reptile Men LP/CD 1987 Not Metal. Alt./Pop-punk.
RR 9625 Liege Lord Burn To My Touch LP 1987
(Holland)
Licensed from Metal Blade.
RR 9624 V/A Teutonic Invasion - Part One LP 1987
(Holland)
More info here.
RR 9623 The Nylons Happy Together LP/CD 1987
(Holland)
Not Metal. Pop.
RR 9622 King Diamond Abigail LP/Pic-LP/CD 1987
(Holland)
-

(US)
 
RR 9621 Lizzy Borden Terror Rising LP 1987
(Holland)
Licensed from Metal Blade.
RR 9620 D.R.I. Crossover LP/CD 1987
(Holland)

(Holland)
Licensed from Metal Blade.
RR 9619 Anti-Nowhere League The Perfect Crime LP 1987
(Holland)
Not Metal. Punk rock. Licensed from GWR Records.
RR 9618 Anvil Strength Of Steel LP 1987
(Holland)
After clearing 'that difficult 3rd' with flying colors, it is on this their 4th album that we experience a minor dip in quality, but what would we really have expected after such unbeatable masterpieces as MoM and FiF?

Licensed from Metal Blade.
RR 9617 Omen Nightmares MLP 1987
(Holland)
With 3 re-recordings (one from each previous LP), one cover + 2 exclusives I guess it's a pretty nice introduction to the band for the uninitiated, otherwise I don't really don't see what the point was with this release.

Licensed from Metal Blade.
RR 9616 Masi Fire In The Rain LP 1987
(Holland)
Licensed from Metal Blade.
RR 9615 Artillery Terror Squad LP 1987
(Holland)
Licensed from Neat Records.
RR 9614 ? ? LP 1987    
RR 9613 Cro-Mags The Age Of Quarrel LP 1987
(Holland)
Not Metal. HC/crossover. Licensed from Rock Hotel Records.
RR 9612 Violent Force Malevolent Assault Of Tomorrow LP 1987
(Holland)
Even though most songs except the seminal "Sign Of Evil" tend to blurr together, it's hard not to get seduced by Violent Force's frrrrrantic Teutonic B-Team Thrash-attack.
RR 9611 Kick Axe Rock The World LP 1987
(Holland)
Licensed from Mercenary Records.
  EM 9610 Waxing Poetics Hermitage LP/CD 1987 Not Metal. Alternative?
RR 9609 Infernal Mäjesty None Shall Defy LP 1987
(Holland)
-

(US)
 
  EM 9608 Tom Principato Smokin' LP 1987 Not Metal. Blues.
RR 9607 Cryptic Slaughter Money Talks LP 1987
(Holland)
Licensed from Death Records (Metal Blade)
RR 9606 Trouble Run To The Light LP 1987
(Holland)
Licensed from Metal Blade.
RR 9605 Dr. Mastermind s/t LP 1987
(Holland)
Licensed from Shrapnel Records.
  EM 9604 Blue Murder At Home LP 1987 Not Metal. Alternative?
RR 9603 Mercyful Fate The Beginning LP/CD 1987
(Holland)
-

(US)
 
  EM 9602 Pulp Freaks LP/CD 1987 Not Metal. Alternative.
RR 9601 Racer X Second Heat LP/CD 1987
(Holland)
Licensed from Shrapnel Records.
RR 9600 Atomkraft Conductors Of Noise MLP 1986
(Holland)
They're really awesome at being Speed Metal too and though irritating, the screechy mix/mastering doesn't manage to spoil the fact that every single song rip.

Licensed from Neat Records.
Releases RR 9999 - RR 9600 Releases RR 9599 - RO 9162 Singles, EPs and promos
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Compiled by DaN Edman. Additional info by Peter Eklund.



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