It all began with this record shop called Boots opening its doors in Hannover in 1974,
...or maybe w/ the cult “Neue Welle”-label GeeBeeDee formed a few years later,
…or, if we skip the ancient off-topic bits, with the creation of distribution/production company SPV (Schallplatten Produktion und Vertrieb) in 1984 by Boots/GeeBeeDee co-founder Manfred Schütz. As we all know, 1984 was a great year for our favourite Rock’n’Roll subgenre, and SPV’s in-house Metal label Steamhammer quickly became its most successful imprint. Today SPV is one of the largest independent production companies in the world and it’s all thanx to a little sodomy and lust. The End.

Some notes on the list:
  • First sorted by Steamhammer’s unique serial-index (SH 00##) used in the early days, later by their SPV#’s. It get’s a bit messy in the middle, but you’ll get the hang of it.

  • They’re still an active label and and never really slowed down or took a break since its beginnings, so their complete discography is HUGE. Once again I’ve had to put a stop to the list based purely on personal taste and what I consider on-topic for the The Corroseum. Their 1984-1991 years felt like the best era to cover.

  • At the end of the page I’ve added the releases on their shortlived Steamhammer/SPV USA-franchise, or at least the titles I’ve found so far. I’m grateful for all help on filling in the blanks.
 
   






Cover
Cat#
Artist
Title
Format
Year
(comment)






DG No 001

60-2120
Sodom
In The Sign Of Evil
MLP
1984
Released on Devil's Game Records, possibly just before SPV started up Steamhammer.
SH 0001

08-1819
Hard Ware
Common Time Heroes
LP
1984
 
SH 0002

08-1821
Sortilège
Métamorphose
LP
1984
Licensed from Devil's Records.

SH 0003

08-1822

Black Tears
Child Of The Storm
LP
1983
 
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
SH 0004
?
?
?
1984
 
SH 0005

08-1801
Hardline
s/t
LP
1984
Licensed from Intersound.
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
SH 0006
?
?
?
1984
 
SH 0007

01-1042
Rated X
Baby I Love You
7"
1984
 
SH 0008

08-1831
Sortilège
Metamorphosis - English Version
LP
1984
Licensed from Devil's Records.
SH 0009

08-1823
Damien
s/t
MLP
1984
UK/German band. Not to be confused w/ the other (American) DAMIEN, also on Steamhammer.
SH 0010
Lad
Stop Turning
7"
1984
Not Metal. Electro/New Wave.
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
SH 0011
?
?
?
1984
 
SH 0012

08-1828
Brocas Helm
Into Battle
LP
1984
Licensed from First Strike Records.
SH 0013

60-1827
Obsession
Marshall Law
MLP
1984
Licensed from Metal Blade Records.
SH 0014

1826
Witchkiller
Day Of The Saxons
MLP
1984
Licensed from Metal Blade Records.
SH 0015

08-1830
V/A
Metal Massacre V
LP
1984
Licensed from Metal Blade Records.

More info here.
SH 0016

08-1832
Znöwhite
All Hail To Thee
MLP
1984
Licensed from Enigma Records.
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
SH 0017
?
?
?
1984
 
SH 0018
Lad
Recharged
LP
1984
Not Metal. Electro/New Wave.
SH 0019

08-1833
V/A
Northwest Metalfest
LP
1985
Licensed from Coma/Ground Zero Records.

More info here .
SH 0020

60-1838
Destruction
Sentence Of Death
MLP
1984
 
SH 0021
Moon Module Max
Moon Romantic
LP
1984
Not Metal. Electro/New Romantic.
SH 0022

08-1843
Trouble
s/t
[a.k.a.]
Psalm 9
LP
1984
Licensed from Metal Blade Records.
SH 0023

08-1842
Metal Church
s/t
LP
1984
Licensed from Electra Records.

Includes one bonus track, "Big Guns".

SH 0024

08-1839
Crack Jaw
Nightout
LP
1985
 
SH 0025

60-1841
Hard Ware
In Cold Blood
MLP
1985
 
SH 0026

08-1850
V/A
Metal Massacre VI
LP
1985
Licensed from Metal Blade Records.

More info here.
SH 0027

08-1849
Trouble
The Skull
LP
1985
Only their 3rd best album (after the debut and s/t) but hands down their finest sleeve art. As doomy as it is (perhaps their doomiest moment) the cover is even more obscure and haunting than the music.

Licensed from Metal Blade Records.
SH 0028

08-1852
Maineeaxe
Going For Gold
LP
1985
Licensed from Powerstation Records.
SH 0029

08-1806
Destruction
Infernal Overkill
LP
1985
First edition came w/ poster.
SH 0030

08-1854
Leatherwolf
s/t
[a.k.a.]
Endangered Species
LP
1985
Licensed from Tropical Records.
SH 0031

08-1855
Lääz Rockit
City's Gonna Burn
LP
1985
Licensed from Target Records (1984).
SH 0032

08-1853
Iron Angel
Hellish Crossfire
LP
1985
 
SH 0033

08-1858
Black Tears
The Slave
LP
1985
 
SH 0034

08-1862
Hawaii
The Natives Are Restless
LP
1985
Licensed from Shrapnel Records (1983). Different cover art from the original.
SH 0035
Sortilège
Larmes De Heros
LP
1986
This was supposed to be a license pressing of the original French version of "Hero's Tears" (Rocks Records) but it was never released. Some test pressings does however exist.
SH 0036

08-1859
Sortilège
Hero's Tears
LP
1985
 
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
SH 0037
?
?
?
1986
 
SH 0038

08-1876
Sweethard
s/t
LP
1985
 
SH 0039

08-1866
Lääz Rockit
No Stranger To Danger
LP
1985
Licensed from Target Records.
SH 0040

08-2121
Sodom
Obsessed By Cruelty
LP
1985
 
SH 0041

08-1865
Talon
Never Look Back
LP
1985
 
SH 0042

08-1867
Tokyo Blade
Blackhearts & Jaded Spades
LP
1985
 
SH 0043

08-1874
Wendy O. Williams
Kommander of Kaos
LP
1986
Licensed from Sledgehammer Records.
SH 0044

08-1808
Jag Wire
Made In Heaven
LP
1985
 
SH 0045

08-1809
Griffin
Flight Of The Griffin
LP
1985
Licensed from Shrapnel Records.
SH 0046

08-1885
Destruction
Eternal Devastation
LP
1986
 
SH 0047

08-1880
Iron Angel
Winds Of War
LP
1986
 
SH 0048

08-1811
Deaf Dealer
Keeper Of The Flame
LP
1986
Licensed from Metal Blade Records.
SH 0049

08-1886
Havoc
The Grip
LP
1986
Licensed from Auburn Records.

SH 0050

08-1887
Griffin
Protectors Of The Lair
LP
1986
 
SH 0051

08-1888
Talon
Vicious Game
LP
1986
 
SH 0052

08-1889
Purgatory
Tied To The Trax
LP
1986
Licensed from Auburn Records.
SH 0053

08-1890
Steeler
Strike Back
LP
1986
 
If anyone knows more about these releases, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
SH 0054-0055
?
?
?
1986
 
SH 0056

08-1892
Charon
Made In Aluminium
LP
1986
Calling it 'mainstream metal' will give you the wrong idea, but the "big" 80's production does make you think of albums like "Turbo", "Future World" and "Ultimate Sin". Waaay better than the amateurish debut and a great contender in the semi-mainstream Metal league of '86.
SH 0057

08-1893
Zenith
Prisoner
LP
1986
 
SH 0058
Zenith
Nightmare
7"
1986
SH 0059

60-1898
Satan
Into The Future
MLP
1986
 
SH 0060

08-1895
Assassin
The Upcoming Terror
LP
1986
 
SH 0061

(Pic)
12-2122

(12") 50-2123

Sodom
Expurse Of Sodomy
12" EP/ Pic-EP
1987
 
SH 0062

(PD)
12-1896

(LP)
60-1897
Destruction
Mad Butcher
MLP
1987
 
SH 0063

60-1878
Ruffians
s/t
MLP
1986
Licensed from Victory One Records (1985).
SH 0064

08-1817
V/A
Speed Metal Hell I + II
DLP
1987
Licensed from New Renaissance Records.
Available on black and red vinyl.
85-1899
V/A
Metal Massacre III-VI
4 LP Box
1986
Licensed from Metal Blade Records.
SH 0065

08-1847
Frank Marino
Full Circle
LP
1986
 
SH 0066

08-1863
Virgin Steele
Noble Savage
LP
1986
 
SH 0067

01-1884
Steeler
Night After Night
7"
1987
 
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
SH 0068
?
?
?
1987
 
SH 0069

08-1837
Satan
Suspended Sentence
LP
1987
 
SH CD 0070

85-1860
Destruction
Mad Butcher/Eternal Devastation
CD
1987
 
SH CD 0071

085-1861
Steeler
Strike Back
CD
1987
 
If anyone knows more about these releases, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
SH 0072-0075
?
?
?
1987
 
SH 0076

08-7503
Destruction
Release From Agony
LP
1987
 
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
SH 0077
?
?
?
1987
 
SH CD 0078

08-7506
Destruction
Release From Agony
CD
1988
 
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
SH 0079
?
?
?
1987
 
SH 0080

08-7500
Deliverance
Devil's Meat
LP
1987
Licensed from Metalworks.
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
SH 0081
?
?
?
1987
 
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
08-7501
?
?
?
1987
 
SH 0082

08-7502
Deathwish
At The Edge Of Damnation
LP
1987
Licensed from Metalworks.
SH 0083

08-7504
Damien
Every Dog Has Its Day
LP
1987
American band. Not to be confused w/ the other (UK/Ger) DAMIEN, also on Steamhammer.
SH CD 0078

(MC)
08-7505

(CD)
08-7506
Destruction
Release From Agony
CD
1988
 
SH 0084

(LP)
08-7507
(MC)
08-7508
(CD)
08-7509
Sodom
Persecution Mania
LP/CD
1987
 
(LP)
08-7510

(MC)
08-7511

(CD)
85-7512
Steeler
Undercover Animal
LP/CD
1987
 
01-7513
Steeler
Undercover Animal
7"
1988
 
85-7514
Damien
Every Dog Has Its Day
CD
1987
Licensed from Select Records.
12-7515
Destruction
Release From Agony
Pic-LP
1988
 
12-7516
Steeler
Undercover Animal
Pic-LP
1988
 
08-7517
Zed Yago
From Over Yonder
LP
1988
 
12-7518
Sodom
Persecution Mania
Pic-LP
1988
(LP)
08-7519

(MC)
08-7520

(CD)
08-7521
Assassin
Interstellar Experience
LP/CD
1988
85-7522
Zed Yago
From Over Yonder
CD
1988
(LP)
08-7523

(MC)
08-7524

(CD)
08-7525
Hobbs' Angel Of Death
s/t
LP/CD
1988
(LP)
08-7526

(MC)
08-7527

(CD)
08-7528
Pariah
The Kindred
LP/CD
1988
 
85-7529
Destruction
Sentence Of Death/ Infernal Overkill
CD
1988
85-7530
Assassin
The Upcoming Terror
CD
1988
 
85-7531
Virgin Steele
Noble Savage
CD
1988
12-7532
Assassin
Interstellar Experience
Pic-LP
1988
85-7533
Sodom
In The Sign Of Evil/ Obsessed By Cruelty
CD
1988
08-7534
Anihilated
Created In Hate
LP
1988
Licensed from Metalworks.
85-7535
Destruction
Mad Butcher/ Sentence Of Death
Pic-CD
1988
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
??-7536
?
?
LP
1988
85-7537
Sieges Even
Life Cycle
CD
1988
04-7538
Griffin
Flight Of The Griffin
CD
1988
Licensed from Shrapnel Records (1984).
04-7539
Deaf Dealer
Keeper Of The Flame
CD
1988
Licensed from Metal Blade Records (1986).
04-7540
Sortilège
Metamorphose
CD
1988
Licensed from Devil's Records.
04-7541
Black Tears
Child Of The Storm/ The Slave
CD
1988
04-7542
V/A
Metal Massacre V
CD
1988
Licensed from Metal Blade Records.

More info here.
04-7543
Trouble
s/t
[a.k.a.]
Psalm 9
CD
1988
Licensed from Metal Blade Records (1984).
04-7544
Trouble
The Skull
CD
1988
Licensed from Metal Blade Records (1985).
04-7545
Iron Angel
Hellish Crossfire
CD
1988
04-7546
Leatherwolf
s/t
[a.k.a.]
Endangered Species
CD
1988
Licensed from Tropical Records.
04-7547
Lääz Rockit
City's Gonna Burn
CD
1988
Licensed from Target Records (1984).
04-7548
Lääz Rockit
No Stranger To Danger
CD
1988
Licensed from Target Records (1985).
04-7549
Tokyo Blade
Blackhearts And Jaded Spades
CD
1988
 
04-7550
Iron Angel
Winds Of War
CD
1988
 
04-7551
Griffin
Protectors Of The Lair
CD
1988
 
04-7552
Talon
Never Look Back/ Vicious Game
CD
1988
 
04-7553
Brocas Helm
Into Battle
CD
1988
Licensed from First Strike Records.
04-7554
Obsession/ Witchkiller
Marshall Law/Day Of The Saxons
CD
1988
Licensed from Metal Blade Records.
04-7555
Wendy O. Williams
Kommander Of Kaos
CD
1988
Licensed from Sledgehammer Records (1986).
04-7556
V/A
Metal Massacre VI
CD
1988
Licensed from Metal Blade Records (1985).

More info here.
04-7557
Sortilège
Hero's Tears
CD
1988
 
08-7558
Sieges Even
Life Cycle
LP
1988
 
55-7559
Brainfever
You
MLP
1988
 
(LP)
08-7560

(MC)
08-7561

(CD)
85-7562
Rough
First Cut
LP/CD
1988
 
(LP)
08-7563

(MC)
08-7564

(CD)
85-7565
Napalm
Cruel Tranquility
LP/CD
1989
 
(LP)
08-7566

(MC)
08-7567

(CD)
85-7568
Hittman
s/t
LP/CD
1988
 
(LP)
08-7569

(MC)
08-7570

(CD)
85-7571
Razor
Violent Restitution
LP/CD
1988
 
(LP)
08-7572

(MC)
08-7573

(CD)
85-7574
Risk
The Daily Horror News
LP/CD
1988
 
(DLP)
80-7575

(CD)
85-7576
Sodom
Mortal Way Of Live
DLP/CD
1988
 
50-7577
Evildead
Rise Above
12" EP
1989
 
(LP)
08-7578

(CD)
85-7579
Destruction
Live Without Sense
LP/CD
1989
 
60-7580
V/A
Northwest Metalfest
CD
1989
Licensed from Ground Zero Records (1985).

More info here.
60-7581
Hawaii
The Natives Are Restless
CD
1989
Licensed from Shrapnel Records (1983). Different cover art from the original.
60-7582
Jag Wire
Made In Heaven
CD
1989
 
60-7583
Havoc
The Grip
CD
1989
Licensed from Auburn Records (1985).
60-7584
Purgatory
Tied To The Trax
CD
1989
Licensed from Auburn Records (1986).
60-7585
Charon
Made In Aluminium
CD
1989
 
60-7586
Maineeaxe
Going For Gold
CD
1990
Licensed from Powerstation Records (1985).
60-7587
Crack Jaw
Nightout
CD
1990
 
60-7588
Ruffians
s/t
MCD
1990
Licensed from Victory One Records (1985).
76-7589
Frank Marino
Full Circle
CD
1989
 
55-7590
Evildead
Rise Above
3" CDS
1989
 
85-7591
Faithful Breath
Double Thing
CD
1989
Licensed from Mausoleum and Ambush Records.

Contains the albums "Gold'n'Glory" (1984) and "Skol" (1985).
(LP)
08-7592

(CD)
85-7593
Risk
Hell's Animals
LP/CD
1989
 
(LP)
08-7594

(CD)
85-7595
Pariah
Blaze Of Obscurity
LP/CD
1989
 
(LP)
08-7596

(CD)
85-7597
Sodom
Agent Orange
LP/CD
1989
 
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
??-7598
?
?
?
1989
 
08-7599
Sodom
Agent Orange
MC
1989
 
(LP)
008-7600

(CD)
084-7601
Bombers From Burundi
s/t
LP/CD
1989
Not Metal. Crossover.
(LP)
008-7602

(CD)
084-7603
Evildead
Annihilation Of Civilization
LP/CD
1989
 
(12")
51-7604

(CDS)
55-7605
Sodom
Ausgebombt
12" EP/ 3" CDS
1989
 
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
??-7606
?
?
?
1989
 
(MLP)
60-7607

(MCD)
76-7608
Risk
Ratman
MLP/ MCD
1989
The ugliest of all their horribly ugly cover art, though as always slightly better than the sleeve would imply. Which isn't that particularly great at all.
(LP)
008-7609

(CD)
084-7610
Axel Rudi Pell
Wild Obsession
LP/CD
1989
 
PROMO PELL
Axel Rudi Pell
Hear You Calling Me
7"
1989
Promo
?
V/A
Steamhammer Promotion-CD 88/89
CD
1989
featuring:
Risk, Hittman, Hobbs' Angel Of Death, Rough, Razor, Napalm, Sodom, Sieges Even, Steeler, Destruction, Assassin and Pariah.
(LP)
008-76111

(CD)
084-76112
Dimple Minds
Volle Kelle Live
LP/CD
1990
Not Metal. Crossover.
(LP)
008-76121

(CD)
084-76122
Sieges Even
Steps
LP/CD
1990
 
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
(LP)
008-76131

(CD)
084-76132
?
?
?
1988
 
(LP)
008-76141

(CD)
084-76142
V/A
The Future Of Metal Is Now
DLP/ 2CD
1990
featuring:
Axel Rudi Pell, Evildead, Pariah, Bombers From Burundi, Sodom, Dimple Minds, Razor, Risk, Hittman, Hobbs Angel Of Death, Rough, Nuclear Simphony, Napalm, Steeler, Destruction, Assassin, Sieges Even, Oliver Magnum, Amulance, Indestroy, Steel Fury and Soothsayer.
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
(LP)
008-76151

(CD)
084-76152
?
?
?
1988
 
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
(LP)
008-76161

(CD)
084-76162
?
?
?
1988
 
(LP)
008-76171

(CD)
084-76172
Nuclear Simphony
Lost In Wonderland
LP/CD
1990
Licensed from Metal Master.
099-76180
Sodom
Agent Orange
Can
1990
Tin can Including 2 pic-discs (Agent Orange album split in 2), 2 slip mats, wristband and sticker. Ltd to 8000 copies.
(LP)
008-76191

(CD)
076-76192
Destruction
Cracked Brain
LP/CD
1990
 
(LP) 008-76201

(CD)
084-76202
Dimple Minds
Durstige Männer
LP/CD
1990
Not Metal. Crossover.
(LP) 008-76211

(CD)
085-76212
Sieges Even
Steps
LP/CD
1990
 
(LP) 008-76221

(CD)
085-76222
Napalm
Zero To Black
LP/CD
1990
 
(LP) 008-76231

(CD)
084-76232
Risk
Dirty Surfaces
LP/CD
1990
 
(MLP) 008-76241

(CD)
085-76242
Blitzz
Do The Blitz
MLP/CD
1990
 
(CD) 084-76252
Gin On The Rocks
Coolest Groove
CD
1990
 
(LP) 008-76261

(CD)
084-76262
Sodom
Better Off Dead
LP/CD
1990
 
(LP) 008-76271

(CD)
085-76272
Jester's March
Beyond
LP/CD
1991
 
(LP) 008-76281

(CD)
084-76282
Raven
Architect Of Fear
LP/CD
1991
 
(LP) 008-76291

(CD)
085-76292
Letter X
Time Of The Gathering
LP/CD
1991
 
(12") 008-76303

(CDS)
084-76305
Sodom
The Saw Is The Law
12" EP/ CDS
1991
 
(LP) 008-76311

(CD)
084-76312
Heaven's Gate
Livin' In Hysteria
LP/CD
1991
 
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
(LP) 008-76321

(CD)
084-76322
?
?
LP
1991
 
(LP) 008-76331

(CD)
084-76332
Torment
Experience A New Dimension Of Fear...
LP/CD
1991
(LP) 008-76341

(CD)
084-76342
Axel Rudi Pell
Nasty Reputation
LP/CD
1991
(LP) 008-76351

(CD)
084-76352
D.V.C.
[a.k.a.]
Darth Vader's Church
Descendant Upheaval
LP/CD
1991
Licensed from Manufacture Sound Outpot Co. (1989)
(LP) 008-76361

(CD)
085-76362
Evildead
The Underworld
LP/CD
1991
(LP) 008-76371

(CD)
084-76372
Dead Orchestra
Global Lobotomy
LP/CD
1991






Steamhammer/
SPV USA
           
SHE 4000
Sodom
Expurse Of Sodomy
12" EP/
Pic-EP
1987
 
SHE 4001
Destruction
Mad Butcher
MLP
1987
 
SHE 4002
Satan
Into The Future
MLP
1987
 
SH 4003
Destruction
Sentence Of Death
MLP
1987
 
SH 4004
Sodom
In The Sign Of Evil
MLP/ MCD
1987
 
SH 7000
Sodom
Persecution Mania
LP/CD/ Pic-LP
1987
 
SH 7001
Assassin
The Upcoming Terror
LP/CD
1987
 
SH 7002
Steeler
Strike Back
LP/CD
1987
 
SH 7003
Satan
Into The Future/Suspended Sentence
LP/CD
1987
CD-version includes the "Into The Future" MLP.
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
SH 7004
?
?
?
1987
 
SHCD 7005
Destruction
Mad Butcher/Sentence Of Death
CD
1987
 
SH 7006
Hobbs' Angel Of Death
s/t
LP/CD
1988
 
SH 7007
Mekong Delta
The Music Of Erich Zann
LP/CD
1988
 
If anyone knows more about these releases, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
SH 7008
-
SH 7010
?
?
?
1987
 
SH 7011
Assassin
Interstellar Experience
LP/CD
1988
 
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SH 7012
-
SH 7014
?
?
?
1987
 
SHCD 7015
Hittman
s/t
CD
1988
SHP 7015
Hittman
Will You Be There
12"
1988
Promo. Same track on both sides.
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SH 7016
-
SH 7019
?
?
?
1987
 
SH 7020
Destruction
Infernal Overkill
LP/CD
1988
 






Compiled by DaN Edman. Additional info by Thomas Bieri, Roman Greindl, Göran Jacobson and Avenger.  
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