CoverCat#ArtistTitleFormatYear Special CommentSearch
10 Early oddities: Early oddities:
20 SM 1002 Sharks Altar Ego Pic-LP 1984? Not Metal. Sleazoid Hard Rock.

Some copies in a regular LP sleeve, some die-cut. Also released on regular (red) vinyl with 2 different sleeves, but only the pic-disc bears the Iron Works credit.
Not Metal. Sleazoid Hard Rock.

Some copies in a regular LP sleeve, some die-cut. Also released on regular (red) vinyl with 2 different sleeves, but only the pic-disc bears the Iron Works credit.
30 TY-101 Tyton Castle Donnington Pic-LP 1984 One of Iron Work's most underrated releases. "The Tower, The Climb"is a feckin' anthem but practically all tracks are good-to-great with a rippin' guitar sound to boost.

Review
One of Iron Work's most underrated releases. "The Tower, The Climb"is a feckin' anthem but practically all tracks are good-to-great with a rippin' guitar sound to boost.

Review
40 IW 2007 Elessar Defy The King MLP 1984 I don't mind the keys, really - it's mainly the false advertising of the kültepic sleeve that bugs me. At their best they do remind of us some of good ol' Rainbow, but it's more "Long Live Rock'n'Roll"than "Gates Of Babylon"if you hear me. At their worst they're just... lame & wimpy.

Review
I don't mind the keys, really - it's mainly the false advertising of the kültepic sleeve that bugs me. At their best they do remind of us some of good ol' Rainbow, but it's more "Long Live Rock'n'Roll"than "Gates Of Babylon"if you hear me. At their worst they're just... lame & wimpy.

Review
50 TR-777 Various No Substitute For Steel LP 1985 Main label is T.A.S.S. Records, but it's co-credited as "An Iron Works Production"with D.T. Richards as Production Coordinator.

More info here.
Main label is T.A.S.S. Records, but it's co-credited as "An Iron Works Production"with D.T. Richards as Production Coordinator.

More info here.
60 TR-7778 American Steel Everchanging Wind Shape Pic-EP 1984 ...and then there's of course this trademark Azra-oddity, presumably acting as a promo for the comp.

Custom shape. Demon motif.
...and then there's of course this trademark Azra-oddity, presumably acting as a promo for the comp.

Custom shape. Demon motif.
70 Main list: Main list:
80 IW 1001 Jag Panzer License To Kill LP 1984 Promo/'test' pressing of "Ample Destruction"minus 1 track ("The Watching") and the song "Cardiac Arrest"is called "Break Ya".

Available on black and clear vinyl.

Review
Promo/'test' pressing of "Ample Destruction"minus 1 track ("The Watching") and the song "Cardiac Arrest"is called "Break Ya".

Available on black and clear vinyl.

Review
90 IW 1001 Jag Panzer License To Kill 1-sided Pic-LP 1984 Featuring the "Ample Destruction"A-side only. Marked "Advance Test Pressing" on front. Featuring the "Ample Destruction"A-side only. Marked "Advance Test Pressing" on front.
100 IW 1001 Jag Panzer Ample Destruction LP 1984 Available on black, red, transparent, clear yellow and clear pink vinyl, the colored versions made in 25 copies or less each.

This forum thread goes into great detail about the different pressing variations of "Ample Destruction".

Printable insert scan.
Available on black, red, transparent, clear yellow and clear pink vinyl, the colored versions made in 25 copies or less each.

This forum thread goes into great detail about the different pressing variations of "Ample Destruction".

Printable insert scan.
110 IW 1001 PD Jag Panzer Ample Destruction Pic-LP 1984
120 IW 1002 Brooklyn Brats Brooklyn Brats Pic-MLP 1985 To call it a let-down from the release before would be "a bit"of an understatement, but it's actually not that bad. More of a NY early Twisted Sister-sound than your average LA glamsters, though I guess early Ratt also spring to mind. Solid, heavy Hard Rock/Glam Metal with good rhaspy vocals and not too much of the sleeze.

Same songs on both sides.
To call it a let-down from the release before would be "a bit"of an understatement, but it's actually not that bad. More of a NY early Twisted Sister-sound than your average LA glamsters, though I guess early Ratt also spring to mind. Solid, heavy Hard Rock/Glam Metal with good rhaspy vocals and not too much of the sleeze.

Same songs on both sides.
130 IW 1003 Romeo Romeo Rocks [a.k.a.] Feeling To Rock Pic-MLP 1985
140 IW 1004 Ruthless Metal Without Mercy MLP 1985 Who needs fancy-pansy accessories like "originality"when you're carrying this much fuckin' WEIGHT? A perfect Metal Mini where every song stomp-stomp-stomps you into the cold dirt. One wonders if Lemmy ever heard "Bury The Axe"right before sitting down and writing "Orgasmatron"? Hm...

Review
Who needs fancy-pansy accessories like "originality"when you're carrying this much fuckin' WEIGHT? A perfect Metal Mini where every song stomp-stomp-stomps you into the cold dirt. One wonders if Lemmy ever heard "Bury The Axe"right before sitting down and writing "Orgasmatron"? Hm...

Review
150 IW 1004 PRO Ruthless Metal Without Mercy 10"Shape EP 1985 3-song octagon promo version of the MLP. 3-song octagon promo version of the MLP.
160 IW 1004 Ruthless Mass Killer Shape Pic-EP 1985 1-sided octagon promo 1-sided octagon promo
170 IW 1004 Ruthless Mass Killer Shape EP 1985 1-sided octagon promo 1-sided octagon promo
180 IW 1004 Ruthless Bury The Axe Shape Pic-EP 1985 1-sided square promo ltd to 25 copies. LP cover art glued to non-playable side (it's actually just the MLP cut down to size leaving only "Bury The Axe" playable). 1-sided square promo ltd to 25 copies. LP cover art glued to non-playable side (it's actually just the MLP cut down to size leaving only "Bury The Axe" playable).
190 IW 1005 Stormtrooper Armies Of The Night MLP 1985 If only ever so slightly faster, it's such a perfect companion to the album above you wonder why they didn't make it into a split-album. Like if The Mentors had been good.

Review
If only ever so slightly faster, it's such a perfect companion to the album above you wonder why they didn't make it into a split-album. Like if The Mentors had been good.

Review
200 IW 1005 Stormtrooper Armies Of The Night Pic-MLP 1985 Part of the first version of the "Canned Meat" box set but in all likelyhood also distributed separately, at least as a promo. Part of the first version of the "Canned Meat" box set but in all likelyhood also distributed separately, at least as a promo.
210 IW 1006 Liege Lord Freedom's Rise LP 1985 Stylistically this is as perfect as US Metal could possibly get. I'm just having trouble with attaching myself to the actual songwriting, despite the quality of a number of individual riffs. A solid notch in IW's belt nevertheless.

Gatefold, regular LP ltd to 2000 copies.

Review
Stylistically this is as perfect as US Metal could possibly get. I'm just having trouble with attaching myself to the actual songwriting, despite the quality of a number of individual riffs. A solid notch in IW's belt nevertheless.

Gatefold, regular LP ltd to 2000 copies.

Review
220 IW 1006 Liege Lord Freedom's Rise Pic-LP 1985 Not to be confused w/ the release below. Not to be confused w/ the release below.
230 IW 1006 Liege Lord Prodigy [a.k.a.] "The Demo Album" Pic-MLP 1987 Demo-version of Freedom's Rise, ltd to 150 copies. Demo-version of Freedom's Rise, ltd to 150 copies.
240 IW 1007 Ripper ...And The Dead Shall Rise LP 1985 How we love thee! Next to Death SS, Ripper topped the list of Metal history's smallest, most narrow non-genre. Every song is bloody brillant, mean Horror Metal showing plenty of JP in them (that's both the Jag's and the Priest's mind you) with just the right amount of "Monster Mash"-type ghoulishness on top.

Black and 'gold' (100 #'d copies) vinyl, though it's actually transparent yellow.

Review
How we love thee! Next to Death SS, Ripper topped the list of Metal history's smallest, most narrow non-genre. Every song is bloody brillant, mean Horror Metal showing plenty of JP in them (that's both the Jag's and the Priest's mind you) with just the right amount of "Monster Mash"-type ghoulishness on top.

Black and 'gold' (100 #'d copies) vinyl, though it's actually transparent yellow.

Review
250 IW 1007 Ripper ...And The Dead Shall Rise Pic-LP 1985 Most copies were featured in the "Canned Meat" box (IW 1050) but also distibuted separately, some in a die-cut sleeve, some w/ inserts. Most copies were featured in the "Canned Meat" box (IW 1050) but also distibuted separately, some in a die-cut sleeve, some w/ inserts.
260 IW 1008 Terrattack Terrattack Pic-MLP 1986 Another highly underrated IW product! Catchy melodic US Metal a la Glacier or Gargoyle ...and the odd inclusion of the brutal-yet-epic Thrasher "La Guillotine". What more could you ask?

(This is actually the band/release mentioned as "ASGARD"on a number of old Azra/IW lists and newsletters, before the band changed its name to Terrattack.)

Review
Another highly underrated IW product! Catchy melodic US Metal a la Glacier or Gargoyle ...and the odd inclusion of the brutal-yet-epic Thrasher "La Guillotine". What more could you ask?

(This is actually the band/release mentioned as "ASGARD"on a number of old Azra/IW lists and newsletters, before the band changed its name to Terrattack.)

Review
270 IW 1009 Armed Force Heavy Artillery LP 1986 It's not that their culty predecessor "Let There Be Metal"mini was such an untouchable masterpiece or anything, but at least the songs were fun and memorable. This is basically the same brand of coarse, power-chord US Steel, but here they come off as a bit too crude for their own good and the end result is an album's full of fillers, maybe with the exceptions of "Machine Gun Alley"and the darkened "Land Of Destiny".

Review
It's not that their culty predecessor "Let There Be Metal"mini was such an untouchable masterpiece or anything, but at least the songs were fun and memorable. This is basically the same brand of coarse, power-chord US Steel, but here they come off as a bit too crude for their own good and the end result is an album's full of fillers, maybe with the exceptions of "Machine Gun Alley"and the darkened "Land Of Destiny".

Review
280 IW 1009 Armed Force Heavy Artillery Shape EP 1986 Octagon shape. Octagon shape.
290 IW 1009 Armed Force Heavy Artillery Shape EP 1986 Supposedly large and small octagon shapes exist. Dunno which the one pictured above is supposed to be... Supposedly large and small octagon shapes exist. Dunno which the one pictured above is supposed to be...
300 IW 1010 Mad Reign Salute The New Flag MLP 1986 Both the band name and sleeve would have you expecting typical Bay-Area Thrash, or perhaps even some fine NY crossover, but no, this is just awfully pedestrian US 'Street-Metal'. No wonder you see 10-20 of these ugly babies on every Ripper or Stormtrooper platter out there...

Available on black, blue, red and green vinyl.

Review
Both the band name and sleeve would have you expecting typical Bay-Area Thrash, or perhaps even some fine NY crossover, but no, this is just awfully pedestrian US 'Street-Metal'. No wonder you see 10-20 of these ugly babies on every Ripper or Stormtrooper platter out there...

Available on black, blue, red and green vinyl.

Review
310 IW 1010 Mad Reign You Be The Judge / Wham Wham EP 1986 Octagon shape (black, green, blue, red and reddish brown) Octagon shape (black, green, blue, red and reddish brown)
320 IW 1011 Sexx Sexx 12"Pic-EP 1987
330 IW 1011 Sexx Sexx 12"Pic-EP 1987 Back-pic of the version above on both sides. Back-pic of the version above on both sides.
340 IW 1011 Sexx Mainline Shape EP 1987 Octagon. Octagon.
350 IW 1012 Ninja Forgotten Shadows LP 1987 As a counterpart to labelmates Mad Reign or Black Ice, Ninja manages to churn out surprisingly likeable, catchy Hardrockmetal while still playing in the same unoriginal club-band field. Nothing for Jag Panzer- or Commander-fans tho' As a counterpart to labelmates Mad Reign or Black Ice, Ninja manages to churn out surprisingly likeable, catchy Hardrockmetal while still playing in the same unoriginal club-band field. Nothing for Jag Panzer- or Commander-fans tho'
360 ? Ninja Forgotten Shadows/Saturday Night Shape EP 1987 Octagon shape (?) Octagon shape (?)
370 IW 1013 Liege Lord Warrior's Farewell Shape Pic-EP 1987 Custom shape. Warrior motif. Custom shape. Warrior motif.
380 IW 1013 Liege Lord Warrior's Farewell Shape Pic-EP 1987 Custom hape. Medusa head motif. Custom hape. Medusa head motif.
390 IW 1013 Liege Lord Warrior's Farewell Shape Pic-EP 1987 Custom hape. LP motif (color). Custom hape. LP motif (color).
400 IW 1013 Liege Lord Warrior's Farewell Pic-12" 1987 Same design as the "Demo EP". Same design as the "Demo EP".
410 IW 1013 Liege Lord Warrior's Farewell Shape EP 1987 Octagon shape. Octagon shape.
420 IW 1013 Liege Lord Warrior's Farewell Shape EP 1987 Tilted hexagon shape. Tilted hexagon shape.
430 IW 1013 Liege Lord Warrior's Farewell Shape EP 1987 Heart shape. Heart shape.
440 IW 1013 Liege Lord Warrior's Farewell Shape EP 1987 Square shape. Square shape.
450 IW 1013 Liege Lord Warrior's Farewell 12" 1987 Uncut shape (7" grooves on 12"d isc). Uncut shape (7" grooves on 12"d isc).
460 IW 1013 Liege Lord Warrior's Farewell Shape EP 1987 Hexagon shape. Hexagon shape.
470 ? Liege Lord Wielding Iron Fists Shape EP 1987 Hexagon, octagon. Hexagon, octagon.
480 IW 1014 Devastation Run Devastation Run MLP 1987 "Tear It Apart"is a great piece of melodic US Metal, the rest is borderline aor/pop-HR dung.

Review
"Tear It Apart"is a great piece of melodic US Metal, the rest is borderline aor/pop-HR dung.

Review
490 IW 1014 Devastation Run Sent Me Away Shape EP 1987 Octagon shape. Octagon shape.
500 IW 1015 Ninja Eye On You Shape Pic-7" 1987 Square shape. Band motif. 500 copies. Square shape. Band motif. 500 copies.
510 IW 1015 Ninja Eye On You Pic-12" 1987 Picture 12", also referred to as 'uncut picture shape'. Picture 12", also referred to as 'uncut picture shape'.
520 IW 1015 Ninja Eye On You Shape Pic-EP 1987 Square shape, band motif (color). Square shape, band motif (color).
530 IW 1015 Ninja Eye On You Shape EP 1987 Square shape. Square shape.
540 ? Ninja Eye On You Shape EP 1987 Heart shape. Heart shape.
550 IW 1015 Ninja Eye On You Shape EP 1987 Heart shaped pic-ep, octagon, star, christmas tree, X-shape, blob (2 versions). Heart shaped pic-ep, octagon, star, christmas tree, X-shape, blob (2 versions).
560 IW 1016 Various Metal That Matters Pic-LP 1987 More info here. More info here.
570 IW 1016 Pro Malisha/Warwitch Malisha/Warwitch Shape split-EP 1987 The Corroseum *heart* MALISHA
(...and more on Warwitch on the Metal That Matters-page)

Octagon shape, white vinyl.
The Corroseum *heart* MALISHA
(...and more on Warwitch on the Metal That Matters-page)

Octagon shape, white vinyl.
580 IW 1017 Black Ice Hot'n'Heavy MLP 1987 I had higher hopes for a tune christened "U.S. Metal", but like the rest of the EP it's pretty base Hard Rock a la Helix - maaaybe with the exception of "Heavy Metal Warriors"bringing some Thor-like hit-potential to the table.

Review
I had higher hopes for a tune christened "U.S. Metal", but like the rest of the EP it's pretty base Hard Rock a la Helix - maaaybe with the exception of "Heavy Metal Warriors"bringing some Thor-like hit-potential to the table.

Review
590 IW 1017 PRO Black Ice U.S. Metal / Heavy Metal Warriors Shape EP 1987 Octagon shape, black vinyl. Came with a picture sheet as pictured (just the MLP sleeve cut down to size). Octagon shape, black vinyl. Came with a picture sheet as pictured (just the MLP sleeve cut down to size).
600 IW 1017 Black Ice U.S. Metal Shape Pic-EP 1987 1-song version.
Picture pasted on non-playable side.
1-song version.
Picture pasted on non-playable side.
610 IW 1018 Various Slaves To Rock Pic-LP 1987 Cat# on the matrix misprinted as 'IW 1016'.

Featuring:
Hans Naughty, Ninja, Anaconda, Slaven, Lixx Array, Black Ice, Sexx, Arsynal, Stiletto and Malisha.
Cat# on the matrix misprinted as 'IW 1016'.

Featuring:
Hans Naughty, Ninja, Anaconda, Slaven, Lixx Array, Black Ice, Sexx, Arsynal, Stiletto and Malisha.
620 IW 1019 Fox Holland Do You Know Shape Pic-EP 1987 It's only the opener "Do You Know"that's pure aor-awful and I've gotta confess I quite enjoy the soothing sound of melodic hardrocker "Summertime", but let's not tag it 'Metal' and cause unnecessary disappointents.

Rectangle shape. Band picture motif.
It's only the opener "Do You Know"that's pure aor-awful and I've gotta confess I quite enjoy the soothing sound of melodic hardrocker "Summertime", but let's not tag it 'Metal' and cause unnecessary disappointents.

Rectangle shape. Band picture motif.
630 IW 1019 Fox Holland Do You Know Shape EP 1987 Custom shape. Band picture motif. Custom shape. Band picture motif.
640 IW 1019 Fox Holland Do You Know Shape EP 1987 Heart shape.

Credited to Condor Classix.
Heart shape.

Credited to Condor Classix.
650 (none) Fox Holland Do You Know Shape EP 1987 Blob shape.

Credited to Condor Classix.
Blob shape.

Credited to Condor Classix.
660 (none) Fox Holland Do You Know Shape EP 1987 Square shape.

Credited to Condor Classix.
Square shape.

Credited to Condor Classix.
670 ? Fox Holland Do You Know Shape EP 1987 Octagon shape. Octagon shape.
680 IW 1020 Knightmare II Guillotine / See You In Hell Shape Pic-EP 1988 I kinda always preferred the New Hampshire 'Knightmare I'-edition to be honest, but the mad outsider-vibe of main-man Rotten T. Rod does lend some X-factor to this otherwise offensively stale and minimalistic VenoMetal-stomp.

Custom shape. Monster head motif.

Review
I kinda always preferred the New Hampshire 'Knightmare I'-edition to be honest, but the mad outsider-vibe of main-man Rotten T. Rod does lend some X-factor to this otherwise offensively stale and minimalistic VenoMetal-stomp.

Custom shape. Monster head motif.

Review
690 (none) Knightmare II Guillotine / See You In Hell Shape EP 1988 Heart shape.

Credited to Azra International and Condor Classix.
Heart shape.

Credited to Azra International and Condor Classix.
700 (none) Knightmare II Guillotine / See You In Hell Shape EP 1988 Square shape.

Credited to Azra International and Condor Classix.
Square shape.

Credited to Azra International and Condor Classix.
710 (none) Knightmare II Guillotine / See You In Hell Shape EP 1988 Blob shape. Blob shape.
720 (none) Knightmare II Guillotine / See You In Hell Shape EP 1988 Octagon shape. Octagon shape.
730 IW 1021 Hans Naughty Paint The Town Red LP 1987 Shit sandwich. (Fast, solid trad-HM white bread on top + Street-Metal bottom while everything inbetween sounds the way it looks..)

Review
Shit sandwich. (Fast, solid trad-HM white bread on top + Street-Metal bottom while everything inbetween sounds the way it looks..)

Review
740 IW 1021 Hans Naughty Paint The Town Red Pic-LP 1987 A "mock-picture-LP" with just an autographed pink sheet glued to one of the LP sides. A "mock-picture-LP" with just an autographed pink sheet glued to one of the LP sides.
750 IW 1022 Hans Naughty Tears In The Night Box 1987 Your typical Glam Metal/HR SunsetStrippery...

Box including square w/ cut corners shape 7", insert and autographed postcards.
Your typical Glam Metal/HR SunsetStrippery...

Box including square w/ cut corners shape 7", insert and autographed postcards.
760 IW 1022 Hans Naughty Tears In The Night Shape Pic-EP 1987 Square w/ cut corners shape. Legs motif (same as included in the box above, but w/ pasted-on artwork on one side). Square w/ cut corners shape. Legs motif (same as included in the box above, but w/ pasted-on artwork on one side).
770 IW 1022 Hans Naughty Tears In The Night Shape Pic-EP 1987 Hexagon, octagon. Hexagon, octagon.
780 IW 1023 Intruder Live To Die LP/CD 1987 "Cover-Up"is similar to and as great as early Flotsam & Jetsam so we couldn't have gone off to a better start. This is also the album's main problem. Their classic US Powerthrash is as good as the next band's but no other tune really grabs you the way the opener does.

CD released in 1990 w/ different cover art.
"Cover-Up"is similar to and as great as early Flotsam & Jetsam so we couldn't have gone off to a better start. This is also the album's main problem. Their classic US Powerthrash is as good as the next band's but no other tune really grabs you the way the opener does.

CD released in 1990 w/ different cover art.
790 IW 1023 Intruder Live To Die Pic-LP 1987
800 IW 1024 Intruder Cover Up/Cold Blooded Killer Shape Pic-EP 1987 Custom shape. Monster & skull motif. Custom shape. Monster & skull motif.
810 IW 1024 Intruder Cover Up/Cold Blooded Killer Pic-EP 1987 Uncut version of the shape above. Monster & skull motif. Uncut version of the shape above. Monster & skull motif.
820 IW 1024 Intruder Cover Up/Cold Blooded Killer Pic-EP 1987 Monster & skull motif.

Co-credited to Azra.
Monster & skull motif.

Co-credited to Azra.
830 IW 1024 Intruder Cover Up/Cold Blooded Killer Shape Pic-EP 1987 Square shape, "6 bodies" motif + uncut of the same. Square shape, "6 bodies" motif + uncut of the same.
840 ? Intruder Metal Like No Other 7" 1987 Featuring the song "Cover-Up" on both sides. Featuring the song "Cover-Up" on both sides.
850 IW 1024 Intruder Cover Up Shape Pic-7" 1987 Square. Ad motif. Square. Ad motif.
860 (none) Intruder Cover Up Shape EP 1987 Heart shape.

Credited to Condor Classix.
Heart shape.

Credited to Condor Classix.
870 (none) Intruder Cover Up Shape EP 1987 Blob shape.

Credited to Condor Classix.
Blob shape.

Credited to Condor Classix.
880 (none) Intruder Cover Up Shape EP 1987 Square shape.

Credited to Condor Classix.
Square shape.

Credited to Condor Classix.
890 ? Intruder Cover Up Shape/ Pic-EP 1987 Square w/ monster & skull, square w/ 2 cut corners, sawblade, star. Square w/ monster & skull, square w/ 2 cut corners, sawblade, star.
900 IW 1024B Intruder Cold Blooded Killer Shape EP 1987 1-sided.

Blob shape.
1-sided.

Blob shape.
910 IW 1024B? Intruder Cold Blooded Killer Shape EP 1987 Octagon, heart, star, square w/ band pic. Octagon, heart, star, square w/ band pic.
920 IW1024
/
MS 88 17 PRO
Intruder / Dark Angel Cover Up / Welcome To The Slaughterhouse 7" 1987 Split promo.

Co-credited to Metalstorm Records.
Split promo.

Co-credited to Metalstorm Records.
930 IW 1025 Ampage School of Hard Knox Shape Pic-EP 1988 Octagon shape. Brick wall motif. Octagon shape. Brick wall motif.
940 (none) Ampage School of Hard Knox Shape EP 1987 Heart shape.

Credited to Azra International and Condor Classix.
Heart shape.

Credited to Azra International and Condor Classix.
950 (none) Ampage School of Hard Knox Shape EP 1987 Square w/ cut corners shape.

Credited to Azra International and Condor Classix.
Square w/ cut corners shape.

Credited to Azra International and Condor Classix.
960 (none) Ampage School of Hard Knox Shape EP 1987 Blob shape.

Credited to Azra International and Condor Classix.
Blob shape.

Credited to Azra International and Condor Classix.
970 IW 1025 Ampage School of Hard Knox Shape EP 1987 Triangle shape.

Credited to Azra International and Condor Classix.
Triangle shape.

Credited to Azra International and Condor Classix.
980 IW 1026 Ampage Champagne & Caviar LP/Pic-LP 1988 Isn't 'champange & caviar' a code-word for piss'n'shit-fetishism? Why do I even know that??

Review
Isn't 'champange & caviar' a code-word for piss'n'shit-fetishism? Why do I even know that??

Review
990 IW 1026 Ampage Autobahn / D-Day Shaped Pic-EP 1988 A "mock-pic-disc" with the LP cover art glued to side B of the LP and then cut down, leaving only the 2 last songs on side A playable. A "mock-pic-disc" with the LP cover art glued to side B of the LP and then cut down, leaving only the 2 last songs on side A playable.
1000 A-27 Mersinary Choose Death Pic-MLP 1988 Review

Black/white version.

Credited to Iron Works but the runouts have a typical Azra cat#.
Review

Black/white version.

Credited to Iron Works but the runouts have a typical Azra cat#.
1010 A-27 Mersinary Choose Death Pic-MLP 1988 Black/yellow version. Black/yellow version.
1020 IW 1027 Mersinary Dead Is Dead LP 1988 Compiles the "Dead Is Dead" Shaped Pic-EP (IW 1030) and the "Choose Death" Mini-LP. Compiles the "Dead Is Dead" Shaped Pic-EP (IW 1030) and the "Choose Death" Mini-LP.
1030 IW 1027 Mersinary Tear Down The Walls / Shadowlord Shape EP 1988 Octagon, blob. Octagon, blob.
1040 IW 1028 Commander The High'n'Mighty LP 1987 Review
Review
1050 IW 1028 Commander The High'n'Mighty Pic-LP 1987 A white test-pressing of this Pic-LP is also in circulation.
A white test-pressing of this Pic-LP is also in circulation.
1060 IW 1028 Commander The High'n'Mighty Pic-LP 1987 5-song mock-picture-disc promo w/ the sleeve art glued to side B of the regular LP. Came in die-cut picture sleeve. Allegedly 25 copies exist. 5-song mock-picture-disc promo w/ the sleeve art glued to side B of the regular LP. Came in die-cut picture sleeve. Allegedly 25 copies exist.
1070 IW 1028
pro
Commander Terror Shape EP 1987 Octagon shape. Octagon shape.
1080 IW 1028 Commander Terror / Blade Shines On Shape EP 1987 Octagon shape. Octagon shape.
1090 ? Commander ? Shape Pic-EP 1987 Shape unknown. Sword motif. Shape unknown. Sword motif.
1100 IW 1029 Lese Majesty Surviving LP/ Shape Pic-LP 1988 Black and clear green vinyl.

Review
Black and clear green vinyl.

Review
1110 IW 1029 Lese Majesty Good Bye/Depression Shape EP 1988 Irregular. Irregular.
1120 IW 1029 Lese Majesty ? (4-track promo) Shape EP 1988 Octagon.
Octagon.
1130 IW 1030 Mersinary Dead Is Dead Shape Pic-EP 1990 Square shape. Feet motif. Square shape. Feet motif.
1140 IW 1030 Mersinary Dead Is Dead Pic-12" 1990 Uncut square shape. Feet motif. Uncut square shape. Feet motif.
1150 IW 1030 Mersinary Dead Is Dead Shape Pic-EP 1990 Custom shape. Feet motif. Custom shape. Feet motif.
1160 IW 1030 Mersinary Dead Is Dead Shape Pic-EP 1990 "Torso" "Torso"
1170 WMR 190 Rawshock / Mersinary Rawshock / Mersinary Shape EP 1990 4-song split promo compiling the A-side from the release above + the B-side of the RAWSHOCK EP on World Metal.

Square shape, black/white vinyl.
4-song split promo compiling the A-side from the release above + the B-side of the RAWSHOCK EP on World Metal.

Square shape, black/white vinyl.
1180 WMR 190 Rawshock / Mersinary Rawshock / Mersinary Shape EP 1990 Heart shape, black/white vinyl. Heart shape, black/white vinyl.
1190 WMR 190 Rawshock / Mersinary Rawshock / Mersinary Shape EP 1990 Octagon shape, black/white vinyl.

Supposedly a mispress with all 4 RAWSHOCK songs while the B-label says "Mersinary", just like the other versions. Yet unconfirmed.
Octagon shape, black/white vinyl.

Supposedly a mispress with all 4 RAWSHOCK songs while the B-label says "Mersinary", just like the other versions. Yet unconfirmed.
1200 WMR 190 Rawshock / Mersinary Rawshock / Mersinary Shape EP 1990 12" with 7"grooves, a.k.a. uncut shape. 12" with 7"grooves, a.k.a. uncut shape.
1210 WMR 190 Rawshock / Mersinary Rawshock / Mersinary Shape/ Pic-EP 1990 Blob.

(Large & small octagon and 2 square pic versions have also been mentioned, but they might be mix-ups with the regular RAWSHOCK EP versions)
Blob.

(Large & small octagon and 2 square pic versions have also been mentioned, but they might be mix-ups with the regular RAWSHOCK EP versions)
1220 IW 1031 Luv Hunter Luv Hunter LP/CD 1990 Black (?), yellow and white vinyl. CD has different cover art.
Some albums were cut down into octagon "Shaped promo singles".

Review
Black (?), yellow and white vinyl. CD has different cover art.
Some albums were cut down into octagon "Shaped promo singles".

Review
1230 IW 1031 Luv Hunter Victory Battle / Looks Shape EP 1990 Hexagon, blob, octagon (black, white, yellow, orange). Hexagon, blob, octagon (black, white, yellow, orange).
1240 IW 1031 Luv Hunter Victory Battle / Life On The Edge / Looks Shape EP 1990 Blob (yellow, orange). Blob (yellow, orange).
1250 IW 1032 Stepmother Stepmother Pic-MLP 1990 Titled "No Wimps Allowed"on an official IW Discography sheet.

Review
Titled "No Wimps Allowed"on an official IW Discography sheet.

Review
1260 IW 1032 Stepmother Stepmother Pic-MLP 1990 Looks like your typical back-side, but this has the same B-side as the version above. Looks like your typical back-side, but this has the same B-side as the version above.
1270 IW 1032 Stepmother Stepmother Pic-MLP 1990 B/w version. B/w version.
1280 IW 1033 Hans Naughty Tears In The Night Shape Pic-EP 1987 Custom shape. Hans pic motif. Custom shape. Hans pic motif.
1290 IW 1034 Persia Persia MCD 1991 The kind of Dokken-style hair-HR/HM that died a quick and far too painless death this very same year.

Black-White-Pink sleeve.

Review
The kind of Dokken-style hair-HR/HM that died a quick and far too painless death this very same year.

Black-White-Pink sleeve.

Review
1300 IW 1034 Persia Persia MCD 1991 Full-color sleeve. Full-color sleeve.
1310 IW 1035 Rotten Rod And The Warheads Raw-10 Recital CD 1994?
1320 IW 1036 Assholes On Distortion Meatloaf / Sister Damien Shape Pic-EP 199? Custom shape, logo motif.

The exact same release as the one in the Metalstorm discography, but with an Iron Works label on the back, bearing this mysteriously lost cat#.
Custom shape, logo motif.

The exact same release as the one in the Metalstorm discography, but with an Iron Works label on the back, bearing this mysteriously lost cat#.
1330 IW 1037 Omicron It's For You CD 199?
1340 IW 1038-1039 ? ? ? 199?
1350 IW 1040 Various The Black Box Box Set 199? Mentioned in the Iron Works Discography sheet featured in the Canned Meat box as a "Shaped Record Collection", but no copies of this box is known to exist in collector's hands. Possibly a deleted release or just an anonymous promo pack of already known Azra/IW shape oddities. Mentioned in the Iron Works Discography sheet featured in the Canned Meat box as a "Shaped Record Collection", but no copies of this box is known to exist in collector's hands. Possibly a deleted release or just an anonymous promo pack of already known Azra/IW shape oddities.
1360 IW 1041 Frost Bite Devil's Dandruff Shape Pic-EP 199? Not Metal. Hard Rock.

Custom shape. Band motif.
Not Metal. Hard Rock.

Custom shape. Band motif.
1370 IW 1041 Frost Bite Devil's Dandruff Shape Pic-EP 199? Custom shape. Wanderer motif. Custom shape. Wanderer motif.
1380 IW 1041 Frost Bite Devil's Dandruff Shape Pic-EP 199? Rectangular shape. Wanderer motif. Rectangular shape. Wanderer motif.
1385 IW 1041 / IW 1060 Frost Bite / Comatose Devil's Dandruff / From Green To Black Shape EP 199? Square shape. Split of two different IW-onesiders. Square shape. Split of two different IW-onesiders.
1390 IW 1042 Broken Man Absolution? 12" 1991 Grey marbeled vinyl w/ autograph etchings.

Review
Grey marbeled vinyl w/ autograph etchings.

Review
1400 IW 1042 Broken Man Absolution? a.k.a. When All Else Fails Shape Pic-EP 1992 1-song promo.

Octagon shape, EP motif.
1-song promo.

Octagon shape, EP motif.
1410 IW 1042 Broken Man When All Else Fails Shape EP 1992 1-song promo.

Square shape, purple.
1-song promo.

Square shape, purple.
1420 (IW 1042?) Broken Man Set Me Free Shape EP 1991 1-sided.

Octagon shape.
1-sided.

Octagon shape.
1430 IW 1043 Sleepy Hollow Sleepy Hollow CD 1991 Slow, epic Power Metal with Doomic overtones - how rare! The cover of "Children Of The Sea" makes perfect sense. Slow, epic Power Metal with Doomic overtones - how rare! The cover of "Children Of The Sea" makes perfect sense.
1440 IW 1043 Sleepy Hollow Sleepy Hollow Shaped CD 1991 Allegedly ltd to 25 copies. Allegedly ltd to 25 copies.
1450 IW 1044 Sleepy Hollow Sleepy Hollow MC 1991 Supposedly the cassette version of the CD above, according to a Billboard listing from jan. 1992. Supposedly the cassette version of the CD above, according to a Billboard listing from jan. 1992.
1460 IW 1045 ? ? ? 199?
1470 IW 1046 Acid Face Addiction / Marmelade Pic-EP 1993 Style unknown.

Smileys motif.
Style unknown.

Smileys motif.
1480 IW 1046 Acid Face Addiction / Marmelade Shape EP 1993 Heart shape, yellow vinyl. Heart shape, yellow vinyl.
1490 IW 1046 Acid Face Addiction / Marmelade Shape EP 1993 Square shape, yellow vinyl. Square shape, yellow vinyl.
1500 IW 1046 Acid Face Addiction / Marmelade Shape EP 1993 Hexagon shape, yellow vinyl. Hexagon shape, yellow vinyl.
1510 IW 1046 Acid Face Addiction / Marmelade Shape EP 1993 Blob shape, yellow vinyl. Blob shape, yellow vinyl.
1520 IW 1046 Acid Face Addiction / Marmelade Shape EP 1993 Blob shape, pink vinyl. Blob shape, pink vinyl.
1530 IW 1046 Acid Face Addiction / Marmelade Shape EP 1993 Octagon shape, black vinyl. Octagon shape, black vinyl.
1540 IW 1046 Acid Face Addiction / Marmelade Shape EP 1993 Blob shape, black vinyl. Blob shape, black vinyl.
1550 IW 1047 Skif Dank Reverb / Full Circle Shape 7" 199? Not Metal. Punk/ska. Not Metal. Punk/ska.
1560 IW 1048-1049 ? ? ? 199?
1570 IW 1050 Various Canned Meat Box (Can) 1992 White letters version.
100 numbered copies.
Incl. INTRUDER-Cover Up Shape EP (square), BROKEN MAN-The Truth 12"(greymarbled vinyl), STORMTROOPER-Armies of the Night Pic-MLP, V/A-Metal that Matters Pic-LP, RIPPER-Dead Shall Rise Pic-LP, LUV HUNTER-s/t CD & a booklet.
White letters version.
100 numbered copies.
Incl. INTRUDER-Cover Up Shape EP (square), BROKEN MAN-The Truth 12"(greymarbled vinyl), STORMTROOPER-Armies of the Night Pic-MLP, V/A-Metal that Matters Pic-LP, RIPPER-Dead Shall Rise Pic-LP, LUV HUNTER-s/t CD & a booklet.
1580 IW 1050 Various Canned Meat Box (Can) 1992 Red letters version.
The STORMTROOPER Pic-LP has been replaced with the "Slaves To Rock"compilation Pic-LP, "..due To A Defect Found In The Stormtrooper EP Picture Disc.."
Red letters version.
The STORMTROOPER Pic-LP has been replaced with the "Slaves To Rock"compilation Pic-LP, "..due To A Defect Found In The Stormtrooper EP Picture Disc.."
1590 IW 1050 Various Canned Meat Box (Can) 1992 Sand-colored letters version. Sand-colored letters version.
1600 IW 1050 (?) Torso Cell 13 Shape EP 199? Style unknow, and I'm not 100% sure about that cat#...

Square shape. Torture wheel motif. 100 numbered copies.
Style unknow, and I'm not 100% sure about that cat#...

Square shape. Torture wheel motif. 100 numbered copies.
1610 IW 1050 (?) Torso Cell 13 Shape EP 199? Supposedly there's a total of 13 different square picture discs, including the one above. Also Heart shape. Supposedly there's a total of 13 different square picture discs, including the one above. Also Heart shape.
1620 IW 1051 ? ? ? 199?
1630 IW 1052 Rhinocervs Things That I Hate Shape Pic-EP 1995 Not Metal. Alternative hard rock.

Square shape. Rhino motif.
Not Metal. Alternative hard rock.

Square shape. Rhino motif.
1640 IW 1052 Rhinocervs Things That I Hate Shape EP 1995 Custom shape. Rhino motif. Custom shape. Rhino motif.
1650 IW 1052 Rhinocervs Things That I Hate Shape EP 1995 Custom shape. Rhino motif w/ x-mas cap.
25 numbered copies.
Custom shape. Rhino motif w/ x-mas cap.
25 numbered copies.
1660 IW 1053 Rotten Rod And The Warheads Holiday In Vietnam Shape Pic-EP 1995 Custom shape. Skeleton Motif. Custom shape. Skeleton Motif.
1670 IW 1053 Rotten Rod And The Warheads Holiday In Vietnam Pic-EP 1995 Skeleton motif. Skeleton motif.
1680 ? Rotten Rod And The Warheads Holiday In Vietnam Shape Pic-EP 1996 Square shape. Gasmask motif. Square shape. Gasmask motif.
1690 ? Rotten Rod And The Warheads Holiday In Vietnam Shape Pic-EP 1994 Square shape. US flag motif. Square shape. US flag motif.
1700 ? Rotten Rod And The Warheads Holiday In Vietnam Shape EP 1994 Square shape.

Credited to Azra.
Square shape.

Credited to Azra.
1710 IW 1054 ? ? ? 199?
1720 IW 1055 Toe Suck Overdose Of Attitude Shape Pic-EP 1992 Not Metal. Crossover?

Custom shape. Sweatshirt motif (25 copies).
Not Metal. Crossover?

Custom shape. Sweatshirt motif (25 copies).
1730 IW 1055 Toe Suck Overdose Of Attitude Shape Pic-EP 1992 Square shape. Head + foot pic motif. Square shape. Head + foot pic motif.
1740 IW 1055 Toe Suck Overdose Of Attitude Shape EP 1992 Square, Octagon. Square, Octagon.
1750 IW 1055 Toe Suck / Subjugator Overdose Of Attitude/Unity Fields Shape EP 1992 There's no indications that Toe Suck would appeal to metalheads, but Subjugator offers up a solid piece of aggressive early 90's thrash with occational crossover riffing.

Blob shape, green vinyl.

Review
There's no indications that Toe Suck would appeal to metalheads, but Subjugator offers up a solid piece of aggressive early 90's thrash with occational crossover riffing.

Blob shape, green vinyl.

Review
1760 IW 1055 Toe Suck / Subjugator Overdose Of Attitude/Unity Fields Shape EP 1992 Square shape, green vinyl. Square shape, green vinyl.
1770 IW 1055 Toe Suck / Subjugator Overdose Of Attitude/Unity Fields Shape EP 1992 Octagon shape, green vinyl. Octagon shape, green vinyl.
1780 IW 1055 Toe Suck / Subjugator Overdose Of Attitude/Unity Fields Split EP / Shape Pic-EP 1992 Shamrock shape, green vinyl. Shamrock shape, green vinyl.
1790 IW 1055
(?)
Subjugator Unity Fields Shape Pic-EP 199? 1-sided. Square shape. Band pic motif.

I'm not 100% sure this one is credited to Iron Works though...
1-sided. Square shape. Band pic motif.

I'm not 100% sure this one is credited to Iron Works though...
1800 DIN 01(?)
/
IW 1055
(?)
Subjugator / Broken Man Unity Fields / When All Else Fails Shape EP 1992 Curiously the Broken Man side is NOT the A or B side of their 12"on IW, but unique to this oddity.

Blob shape.
Curiously the Broken Man side is NOT the A or B side of their 12"on IW, but unique to this oddity.

Blob shape.
1810 DIN 01(?)
/
IW 1055
(?)
Subjugator / Broken Man Unity Fields / When All Else Fails Shape EP 1992 Square shape.

Azra Records credit only.
Square shape.

Azra Records credit only.
1820 DIN 01(?)
/
IW 1055
(?)
Subjugator / Broken Man Unity Fields / When All Else Fails Shape EP 1992 Octagon shape.

Azra Records credit only.
Octagon shape.

Azra Records credit only.
1830 IW 1055
(?)
Subjugator / Broken Man Unity Fields / When All Else Fails Shape EP 1992 Octagon shape, blue/purple. Octagon shape, blue/purple.
1840 IW 1055
(?)
Subjugator / Broken Man Unity Fields / When All Else Fails Shape EP 1992 Square shape, blue/purple. Square shape, blue/purple.
1850 IW 1055
(?)
Subjugator / Broken Man Unity Fields / When All Else Fails Shape EP 1992 Octagon shape, green. Octagon shape, green.
1860 IW 1055
(?)
Subjugator / Broken Man Unity Fields / When All Else Fails Shape EP 1992 Octagon shape, green. Octagon shape, green.
1870 DIN 01(?)
/
IW 1055
(?)
Subjugator / Broken Man Unity Fields / When All Else Fails Shape EP 199? Purple blob, heart, cop(?). Purple blob, heart, cop(?).
1880 IW 1056 Subjugator Live MCD/ Shape MCD 1994 Here they've tipped over on the HC side of the crossover seesaw, blasting out covers of both DRI and SOD to prove the point. Here they've tipped over on the HC side of the crossover seesaw, blasting out covers of both DRI and SOD to prove the point.
1890 IW 1057 Painful Pleasure Painful Pleasure MCD 1997
1900 IW 1058-1059 ? ? ? 199?
1910 IW 1060 Comatose Deep Sleep MCD 1994 Good (by 90's standards, even great) Thrash with just the right amount of tempochanges and vocal hi-jinxes. You get the feeling they might have turned for the 'modern' worse after this though..

400 copies in a wodden coffin box.
Good (by 90's standards, even great) Thrash with just the right amount of tempochanges and vocal hi-jinxes. You get the feeling they might have turned for the 'modern' worse after this though..

400 copies in a wodden coffin box.
1920 IW 1060 Comatose Deep Sleep MCD 1994 100 copies in cardboard sleeve. 100 copies in cardboard sleeve.
1930 IW 1060 Comatose From Green To Black Shape Pic-EP 1994 Hm... This is actually my least favourite track from the "Deep Sleep"EP, so I guess I have no other choice than to recommend a CD over a vinyl just this once...?

Custom shape. Logo motif.
Hm... This is actually my least favourite track from the "Deep Sleep"EP, so I guess I have no other choice than to recommend a CD over a vinyl just this once...?

Custom shape. Logo motif.
1940 IW 1060 Comatose From Green To Black Shape Pic-EP 1994 1-sided EP

Custom shape. Coffin motif.
1-sided EP

Custom shape. Coffin motif.
1950 IW 1060 Comatose From Green To Black Pic-7" 1994 1-sided EP

Logo motif.
1-sided EP

Logo motif.
1960 IW 1060 Comatose From Green To Black Shape Pic-EP 1994 1-sided EP

Cross shape. Flag motif.
1-sided EP

Cross shape. Flag motif.
1970 IW 1060 Comatose From Green To Black Shape Pic-EP 1994 Black square (25 copies), pink square (30 copies), picture square, octagon. Black square (25 copies), pink square (30 copies), picture square, octagon.
1975 IW 1041 / IW 1060 Frost Bite / Comatose Devil's Dandruff / From Green To Black Shape EP 199? Square shape. Split of two different IW-onesiders. Square shape. Split of two different IW-onesiders.
1980 IW 1061-1063 ? ? ? 199?
1990 IW 1064 Mental Michael What's Wrong With You MCD 1997
2000 WMC 001 Madmax Madness Reigns [a.k.a.] Take Me Away / Alone Shape Pic-EP 1995 Square shape. CD sleeve motif.
(CD released on Keltek Records)
Square shape. CD sleeve motif.
(CD released on Keltek Records)
2010 WMC 001 Madmax Take Me Away / Alone Shape Pic-EP 1995 State of New Mexico shape & map motif (25 numbered copies). State of New Mexico shape & map motif (25 numbered copies).
2020 WMC 001 Madmax Take Me Away / Alone Shape Pic-EP 1995 State of Louisiana shape & map motif (25 numbered copies). State of Louisiana shape & map motif (25 numbered copies).
2030 WMC 001 Madmax Take Me Away / Alone Shape Pic-EP 1995 State of Mississippi shape & map motif (25 numbered copies). State of Mississippi shape & map motif (25 numbered copies).
2031 WMC 001 Madmax Take Me Away / Alone Shape Pic-EP 1995 State of Nevada shape & map motif (25 numbered copies). State of Nevada shape & map motif (25 numbered copies).
2040 WMC 001 Madmax Take Me Away / Alone Pic-EP 1995 Uncut version of state of New Hampshire shape & map motif. Uncut version of state of New Hampshire shape & map motif.
2050 WMC 001 Madmax Take Me Away / Alone Pic-EP 1995 Uncut version of state of South Carolina shape & map motif. Uncut version of state of South Carolina shape & map motif.
2060 WMC 001 Madmax Take Me Away / Alone Pic-EP 1995 Uncut version of state of Utah shape & map motif. Uncut version of state of Utah shape & map motif.
2070 WMC 001 Madmax Madness Reigns Shape EP 1995 North Dakota shape & map motif.

Also we'll have to assume there's regular cut/shaped versions of New Hampshire, South Carolina, Utah and probably even more states.
North Dakota shape & map motif.

Also we'll have to assume there's regular cut/shaped versions of New Hampshire, South Carolina, Utah and probably even more states.
2080 IW 2000 Subjugator Sick Day Of The Bastard CD 1996
2090 IW 2001 Subjugator Slivers Of Glass / Tension Shape Pic-EP 199? Square shape. S/m motif. Square shape. S/m motif.
2100 IW 2001 Subjugator Slivers Of Glass / Tension Shape Pic-EP 199? Square shape. Party motif. Square shape. Party motif.
2110 IW 2001 Subjugator Slivers Of Glass / Tension Shape Pic-EP 199? Square shape. Butcher motif. Square shape. Butcher motif.
2120 IW 2001 Subjugator Slivers Of Glass/Tension Shape Pic-EP 199? Square ("4 different pictures, 25 copies each" according to one source, so at least 1 more then?) Square ("4 different pictures, 25 copies each" according to one source, so at least 1 more then?)
Compiled by DaN Edman, Roman Greindl, Mike Gould and Marco Plumhoff. Additions by Keir Howell, Thomas Bieri and Niclas Johansson. Special credit to Nightcoaster's Shaped Record Collection.
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