Black Metal

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Neat 1005 LP
Released November 1982
Recorded at Impulse Studios, Newcastle, England
Produced by Keith Nichol & Venom
Album Cover Artwork by Conrad Lant

Album Lineup:
CRONOS (Conrad Lant)   -   Vocals & Bass Guitar
MANTAS (Jeffrey Dunn)   -   Guitar
ABADDON (Anthony Bray)   -   Drums

 

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
01 Black Metal Lant Dunn 3:40
02 To Hell And Back Lant Lant / Dunn 3:00
03 Buried Alive Lant / Dunn Lant / Dunn 4:16
04 Raise The Dead Lant / Dunn Lant / Dunn 2:45
05 Teacher´s Pet Lant / Dunn Lant / Dunn 4:41
06 Leave Me In Hell Lant / Dunn Dunn 3:33
07 Sacrifice Lant / Dunn Dunn 4:27
08 Heaven´s On Fire Lant Lant 3:40
09 Countess Bathory Lant Dunn 3:44
10 Don´t Burn The Witch Lant Lant / Dunn 3:20
11 At War With Satan (preview) Lant Lant 5:34

 

 Additional Information
First pressing in carved cover with black title, lyric sheet and poster.
Black Metal was also issued as limited edition picture disc and on
grey marbled
vinyl, a few examples was made on other coloured vinyl (green, brown and red)

US version on Combat (both Vinyl & CD) included Bloodlust, Acid Queen and Die Hard as
bonus tracks.

Bonus tracks on Sanctuary Castle re-issue 2002:
12: Bursting Out (60min+ version) (2:58)
13: Black Metal (Radio One Session) (3:08)
14: Nightmare (Radio One Session) (3:27)
15: Too Loud For The Crowd (Radio One Session) (2:09)
16: Bloodlust (Radio One Session) (2:44)
17: Die Hard (12" Version) (3:06)
18: Acid Queen (12" Version) (2:31)
19: Bursting Out (12" Version) (2:59)
20: Hounds Of Hell (Outtake) (3:20)

Earmark (sublabel on Sanctuary) reissue (2003) on Pic LP, no bonustracks.


Re-issued on 12" LP 180 gram wax with printed inner sleeve and poster limited
to 1000 copies.

 

VINYL
Country Label Year Cat. No. Short describtion
England  Neat  1982 Neat 1005 Silver Neat label print 
England  Neat  1982 Neat 1005  Blue Neat label print 
England Neat 1982 Neta 1005 Green Neat label print
England Neat 1982 Neat 1005 Red Neat label print
England Neat 1982 Neat 1005 Grey vinyl
England Neat  1982 Neat 1005 Brown vinyl
England Neat  1982 Neat 1005 Brown vinyl - mispress (one side from Welcome To Hell)
England Neat  1982 Neat 1005 Green vinyl
England Neat  1982 Neat 1005 Red vinyl
England Neat  1982 Neat 1005 Picture disc
Italy Base 1982 Neat 1005 Bloodlust as extra track
Spain Victoria 1982 VLP-180 Silver neat label print
France Bernett 1982 SB 18003 Enfer magazine & Bernett logos on front cover
Canada Banzai 1982 BRC 1908 -
USA Combat 1985 MX 8030 Silver label
USA Combat 1985 MX 8030 Camouflage label
Holland Roadrunner 1986 RR 9708 -
Brasil Continental 1987 3.35.404.010 White label - brand in low relief on cover upper left corner
Japan VAP 1987 35193-20 Lyric sheet & OBI
Japan VAP 1987 35193-20 Lyric sheet & OBI - PROMO
Italy Earmark 2003 E 41009 180 gram vinyl in gatefold sleeve
Italy Earmark 2003 41009 P Picture disc, limited to 750 copies
Italy Earmark 2003 E 641009 180 gram vinyl in gatefold sleeve, CLEAR vinyl
England Back On Black 2010 BOBV 197LP 2xGREY vinyls, gatefold sleeve, 9 bonus tracks, limited to 1000 copies
England Back On Black 2010 BOBV 197LP 2xWHITE vinyls, gatefold sleeve, 9 bonus tracks, limited to 1000 copies
England Back On Black 2010 BOBV 197LP 2x BLACK vinyls, gatefold sleeve, 9 bonus tracks, limited to 1000 copies
England Back On Black 2013 BOBV 197LPLTD 2xWHITE with Black & Grey Speckles vinyls, gatefold sleeve, 9 bonus tracks, limited to 500 copies for Record Store Day April 20, 2013
England Back On Black 2016 BOBV 197LP 2x RED vinyls, gatefold sleeve, 9 bonus tracks
USA Sanctuary 2016 Neat 1005LPD Picture disc - Rare TESTPRESS
USA Sanctuary 2016 Neat 1005LPD Picture disc - Record Store Day. Ltd 1.500 copies

 

 

 

CD
Country Label Year Cat. No. Short describtion
Germany Roadracer  1990 RO 9708-2 Price Killers cover
EEC  Castle 1992 CLACD 254  Linernotes by Paul Elliot, Kerrang!
USA Combat 1985 88561-8030-2 3 bonus tracks (see abow)
Japan Teichiku 1992 TXCX-25296 28 pages booklet with lyrics. OBI
Spain Victoria 1992 PDI 80-1033 -
England Sanctuary 2002 CMRCD 472 9 bonus tracks + 12 pages booklet / slipcase cover
Brasil Dynamo 2002 DYN 0250-2 9 bonus tracks + 12 pages booklet / slipcase cover
Thailand Platinum 2002 5 050 159 147 229 9 bonus tracks + 12 pages booklet / slipcase cover
Thailand Platinum 2002 5 050 159 147 229 As abow - PROMO
USA Sanctuary 2006 82310-73004-2 9 bonus tracks + 12 pages booklet / slipcase cover
Russia Soyuz 2006 4 601 250 335 827 9 bonus tracks + 12 pages booklet / slipcase cover
Brasil Sacrice ? SR 025 Bursting Out/Lady Lust & Dead Of The Night as bonus
Japan Sanctuary 2008 UICY-93685 Limited SHM-CD/Vinyl replica+ 9 bonus tracks/ OBI
EU Sanctuary 2009   11 bonus tracks + 16 pages booklet / digipack gatefold cover / Live DVD + promo videos - PROMO
EU Sanctuary 2009 27118084 11 bonus tracks + 16 pages booklet / digipack gatefold cover / Live DVD + promo videos
Thailand Universal Thailand 2009 27118084 11 bonus tracks + 16 pages booklet / digipack gatefold cover / Live DVD + promo videos. 4 stickers on the package
England Dissonance 2016 DISS001CD 9 bonus tracks + 12 pages booklet / digipack

 

 

 

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Poster from first pressing

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Lyric sheet from first pressing

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Album advert

 

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Original Picture Disc

 

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Re-issued picture disc, 2003

venom black metal limited edition white vinyl with black & grey speckles
Limited edition 2013 Record Store Day double vinyl edition

 


LYRICS 
BLACK METAL (all original album tracks)

 

VIDEOCLIPS
BLACK METAL - LIVE VIDEO FROM HAMMERSMITH ODEON 1985
BURIED ALIVE - LIVE FROM HAMMERSMITH ODEON 1984
LEAVE ME IN HELL - LIVE FROM HAMMERSMITH 1984
COUNTESS BATHORY - LIVE FROM HAMERSMITH 1985

 


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