The Metal-imprint of the huge, German label/distributor ZYX Music, mostly known for more dance-oriented material (think a more commercial SPV) whose history goes all the way back to 1971. The ZYX Metal sublabel saw the light of day in the early 1984.

Before it became a "real" sublabel, ZYX merely distributed other bands and labels with the logo above attached as a sticker on the sleeves of the original pressings. Obviously none of these releases are included here. After a few years of silence in the mid-80's they re-emerged in the late 80's as ZYX Metallic, only to be scrapped again before the end of the decade. According to well-informed sources, their Steel was not very True at all.
 
   






Cover
Cat#
Artist
Title
Format
Year
(comment)






35001
Bengal Tigers
Metal Fetish
MLP
1984
Licensed from SM Records (1982).
5146
Riot
Warrior
12" EP
1984
 
45001
Riot
Born In America
LP
1984
Licensed from Quality Records (1983).
45002
Torch
Warlock
LP
1984
Licensed from Tandan Records (1983, as s/t).
45003
Uranus
Maiden Voyage
LP
1984
Licensed from Jam Power Records (1983).
45004
Tora Tora
Made In America
LP
1984
Licensed from Frizz Bee Records.
45 005
Vanadium
Game Over
LP
1984
Licensed from Durium Records.
45006
Street Fighter
Shoot You Down!
LP
1985
NOT a ZYX release per se, but released by the Venus label, which was marketed by ZYX.
45007
Wasted
Halloween... The Night Of
LP
1985
Licensed from Midus Music (1984).
45008
Vanadium
Live On Streets Of Danger
LP
1985
Licensed from Durium Records.
20.098
Vanadium
Corruption Of Innocence
LP
1987
Licensed from Durium Records.

Note: This might actually have been a release on the motherlabel ZYX Records.
Releases under the ZYX Metallic imprint:
           
ZM 1001
Demon
Night Of The Demon
LP
1988
Licenced from Carrere Records (1981).
ZM 1002
Demon
The Unexpected Guest
LP
1988
Licenced from Carrere Records (1982).
ZM 1003
Demon
Night Of The Demon/The Unexpected Guest
CD
1988
Licenced from Carrere Records (1981/1982).
ZM 1004
Demon
British Standard Approved
LP/CD
1988
Licensed from Clay Records (1985).
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
ZM 1005
?
?
LP/CD
1988
 
ZM 1006
Demon
Heart Of Our Time
LP/CD
1988
Licensed from Clay Records (1985).
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
ZM 1007
?
?
LP/CD
1988
 
ZM 1008
Demon
Breakout
LP/CD
1988
Licensed from Clay Records (1987).
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
ZM 1009
?
?
LP/CD
1988
 
ZM 1010
Salem's Law
Tale Of Goblin's Breed
LP/CD
1989
 
ZM 1011
Anvil
Pound For Pound
LP/CD
1989
Licensed from Metal Blade Records (1988).
ZM 1012
Attack
Destinies Of War
LP/CD
1989
 
ZM 1013
Tattooed Love Boys
Bleeding Hearts And Needle Marks
LP/CD
1988
Licenced from Metal Blade Records.
Different cover art from original.
ZM 1014
Citron
Radegast
LP/CD
1989
Licenced from Supraphon Records (1989).
Different cover art from original.
ZM 1015
Damien
Stop This War
LP/CD
1989
 
ZM 1016
Noisehunter
Too Young To Die
LP/CD
1989
 
ZM 1017
Cro-Mags
Best Wishes
LP/CD
1989
Not Metal. Crossover.
Licenced from Profile Records.






 
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