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:


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  
SH 0004 ? ? ? 1984  
SH 0005

08-1801
Hardline s/t LP 1984 Licensed from Intersound.
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.
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.
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  
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  
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  
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  
SH 0072-0075 ? ? ? 1987  
SH 0076

08-7503
Destruction Release From Agony LP 1987  
SH 0077 ? ? ? 1987  
SH CD 0078

08-7506
Destruction Release From Agony CD 1988  
SH 0079 ? ? ? 1987  
SH 0080

08-7500
Deliverance Devil's Meat LP 1987 Licensed from Metalworks.
SH 0081 ? ? ? 1987  
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
??-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  
??-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  
??-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  
(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.
(LP)
008-76151

(CD)
084-76152
? ? ? 1988  
(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  
(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 co-released by New Renaissance Records
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.
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  
SH 7008
-
SH 7010
? ? ? 1987  
SH 7011 Assassin Interstellar Experience LP/CD 1988  
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.
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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