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BLACK ROSE CD is out now! £10 each


Contains the "Boys Will Be Boys" LP originally released in 1984, on the Bullet label (Le Griffe, Traitors Gate, Pretty Maids,etc.), including as bonus tracks the exclusive B side of the "Boys will be boys" single ("Liar") and the 1983 self-titled 12"EP songs. Completed with 20-page booklet with lyrics, band photos of the era and liner notes by Steve Bardsley himself, it will be the very first time this classic album will be released on CD. Also to be released on January 2017, the 30th Anniversary Edition of their second album "Walk It How You Talk It" including the bonus tracks from 1985 12"EP "Nightmare" and a bonus DVD with great 80's footage. Both editions limited to 500 copies. Boys will be Boys CD expected to be out in the beginning of May. 


RAMSES CD is out now! £9 each


After AXEL disbanded in 1991, Stefaan Lambrecht formed RAMSES. In 1993 they have released in a small Belgian label their only album "Faith in Rebirth" impossible to find nowadays. In 1997 they record a few songs to release an EP that never came out since the band finished activity. The 90's were a rough period for any traditional Heavy Metal band, to make even worse they were from Belgium, which at the time was dead, compared to the great Metal scene they had back in the 80s. We think its the right time to bring you collectors of Euro-melodic Metal, the short legacy of Ramses. 12 Page booklet includes lyrics, band history and photos of the band and memorabilia. 


SHANNAH CD is out now! £9 each


After AXEL disbanded in 1991, Stefaan Lambrecht formed RAMSES. In 1993 they have released in a small Belgian label their only album "Faith in Rebirth" impossible to find nowadays. In 1997 they record a few songs to release an EP that never came out since the band finished activity. The 90's were a rough period for any traditional Heavy Metal band, to make even worse they were from Belgium, which at the time was dead, compared to the great Metal scene they had back in the 80s. We think its the right time to bring you collectors of Euro-melodic Metal, the short legacy of Ramses. 12 Page booklet includes lyrics, band history and photos of the band and memorabilia. 


Another cult NWOBHM band signs with Blood & Iron! WEAPON (UK) will have re-released the 2003 "Set the Stage Alight" CD, containing all their early recordings. The band is back in action with a new album behind them, so the time is right to have available again the "Set the Stage Alightanthology. 
This 35th Anniversary Edition will be presented in a quality package typical of the anniversary releases of Blood & Iron. To be out very soon so stay tuned! 

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IRON040: WAKAS-Metal de los Dioses 12"EP £9 Limited edition of 300 Copies (co-release with Lost Realm)


New Peruvian band WAKAS, are a breath of fresh air in the underground Heavy Metal scene, with their mystical dark Heavy/Doom Metal sung in their native language. This is their first recording previously released on cassette, issued now on vinyl with exclusive cover art. The lyric content deals with their ancient pre-Hispanic Pagan Inca mythology. Musically they melt influences of Cirith Ungol, Pentagram and local heroes Sentencia.   


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WAKAS is a quechua word that designates beings and people with a very high vital energy, which were worshipped as supreme gods, creators of the nature deities by several Andean cultures from very ancient times. In conclusion WAKAS refers to the Inca gods.
WAKAS is a project that was born from the hands of Raul Alvarez. After a dark time of silence, he starts to plan a future Inca attack. To give shape to this new chapter, he draws on its companion in walks of life, David Mendez. With this collaboration gives life to the first set of topics, although still in a precarious manner. Due to their particular way of composing, it is difficult to obtain new team-mates, battle that can take on the challenge and follow the step, reason why they are used to old friendships. Giorgio Gutierrez takes the drums and an old acquaintance, Jorge Reinoso, takes the 4 strings. With the group almost complete, start the first experiences (in the Mandriguera) and topics were already emerging in this dark tone that will give you the special note of the band. But it was not yet complete: The vocal melody and the lyrics were not defined yet. To the rescue, elevated from the underworld, comes Carlo Contreras (sinister), known for his past in Death and Black Metal bands, joining the band to complement the work that had been achieved so far, fitting perfectly in a place that had been waiting for him.
Defined and sealed the band line-up, we decided to recall the history and mythology of our ancestors the Incas as a concept to work his lyrics, first song was born, called "Estandarte Imperial (Suntar Paucar)" that is, as its name indicates, the banner of the imperial army Inca, called Suntar Paucar, who carried the colors of the rainbow. The beginning of this topic is accompanied by a great guitar riff that gradually give way to our ancestral history through the song, the strength and the fierceness of the Inca warriors, who used to be greatly feared by its enemies at the sight of the banner that accompanied them, the same who carried the colors of the rainbow. In the middle of this story we find ourselves with a guitar solo that gives emotion and carries on perfectly, giving way to close the bravery of our ancestors, through the strong tone of the singer, for that our blood never forgets the name of our flagship of war.
The second one is about Mayta Capac (1290 - 1320), the fourth ruler of the Cuzco Curacazgo (state of Ancient Peru formed around the thirteenth century), and the bird Inti (Bird Magus Clairvoyant) of the present and future, companion of the god Wiracocha. The beginning of this topic is given with some dense guitar work that is opened to create a dark climate, untying the second story, which the star is Mayta Capac, who opened a trunk, that his great-grandfather Manco Capac always maintained safe and then left a bird similar to a hawk called Indi or Nrtis, speaking with the bird since then, it was always advised and possessor of a gift to be able to communicate and understand the bird magus companion of the God Wiracocha who will reveal great secrets. Through the song you are taken by a guitar solo that makes us feel that the outcome has been reached, that something bad had happened, that any new battle can begin again, this feeling being reaffirmed with the keyboard arrangements that give a moment of mystery and at the same time, a dense climate which is eventually dismissed with several harrowing voices that make us imagine the cries of the enchanted bird.
These two songs were recorded in Johonson records during the month of November 2014 and was transferred digitally in January 2015.
After a few months of the band's first digital release, the band once again resumes the songs, this time, adding two new songs maintaining the essence and the dark Inca themed. So another song was born, called Sacrificios Incaicos, which deals with the human sacrifices to maintain the order of the world and stop disasters, such as those caused by the El Niño phenomenon or also when was the beginning of a battle ritual with the objective to obtain victims for sacrifice and in this way offer his blood the elder Gods to accommodate them and appease, are also referred to the ceremony "Capacocha" that it was the Inca practice of human sacrifice, usually using children. Sacrifices are made on or after important events, such as the death of the Inca or during a famine. Children were chosen to the Inca sacrificial offerings for this occasion. It is believed that children had to be physically perfect: the best thing we could offer to the gods. The children were adorned with fine clothing and jewelry, to be escorted to the Cusco in order to meet with the emperor, where there would be a feast in honor of the children. Then, the high priest would lead the victims to the summit of the high mountain, where the sacrifice either by strangulation or by blows to the head. 
Parallel to the third song, comes the fourth called Muerte en la Horca, which concerned the murder that was committed to the emperor Atahualpa the last Inca of the Tahuantinsuyo, who was executed by hanging (accused by Pizarro, of idolatry, fratricide, polygamy, to usurp the throne, incest ... etc.) who was resigned to die, but maintaining at all times his proudness, without praying, nor be reduced before their enemies.


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IRON039: CARRION-Evil is There Demo LP £12 Limited edition hand-numbered to 250 copies (co-release with Weird Face Prods. and Kill Yourself Prods.)


Cult Thrash Metal from Switzerland, this demo was recorded one year before the album "Evil is There" (released in 1986), expect raw deadly aggression even more lethal than the album! This studio demo of 10 songs and one intro contains 4 non-LP tracks and we also included a second version of "Carrion" (one of the non lp tracks), an album rough mix from 86. Carrion has a lot of similarities with some of the best German Thrash bands of the era, specially Kreator. How can a band sound so similar to the Pleasure to Kill album without copying Kreator (these songs were recorded before PTK came out) it seems a case of like minded twisted maniacs with a mission to deliver the most vicious Thrash heard from that period. Hand-numbered to 250 copies. 


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IRON038: TYTAN-Rough Justice (30th Anniversary Edition) CD+DVD £13

With BBC bonus tracks and DVD with a full live set in 1982, pro shot multicam recording.


Formed in 1981 by ex-ANGEL WITCH members Kevin Riddles and Dave Dufort, they had among their line up, other notable musicians like Kal Swan (future Lion singer), Les Binks (ex-Judas Priest/Lionheart) and Simon Wright (ex-AC/DC/Dio). Due to the Kamaflage bankrupcy, TYTAN found themselves without label and it was too late when finally "Rough Justice" was released on another label (called Metal Masters) after three years of the single "Blind Men and Fools" causing a big impression among the British Metal fans and press. The band by this time was finished and Kal was on the States with Kevin giving the first steps as Lion. This album is highly regarded as one of the best 80s British Heavy Metal LPs, recorded in the tail end of the NWOBHM. A classic and timeless album of fine songwriting from the golden era of British Steel. 

This 30th Anniversary reissue presents for the first time on CD the album lyrics, plus band photos from the era through a 20-page booklet. Like the 2006 limited reissue, includes the BBC Session "Friday Rock Show" from March 1982 bonus tracks and a bonus DVD with a full show in London, 1982 recorded on pro-multicam. Like most of our releases, it is limited to 500 copies.   


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LMC03: WILD SHADOW-Bound to be Free - Demos Anthology 86-92 CD (Limited edition of 300 copies) £8


From Lisbon came Wild Shadow. The band was formed by three friends in the beginning of 1985: Paulo "Grande" drums, Aquiles "Quinito" rhythm guitar and José Gomes vocals. None of them learned to play with anyone... it was all by ear. Many bass and solo guitar players went through the line-up and many rehearsal rooms have been tried from Praça do Chile/ Penha de França to rooms in Olivais. In 1986 Paulo joins as bass player. In late 1986 with a stable line up and a regular rehearsal room/ studio (Hipolab) in Paço de Arcos, the quartet recorded their first demo tape, in just 4 tracks. The sound engineer was Paulo Godinho. However the sound was poor. The demo contained tracks as "Fight For Your Life", "Before The End", "Wild Shadow". The band continued to rehearse in this room/ studio and with this line-up. In late 1987 came to the group Lafayette as lead guitarFinally in 1988, in the same rehearsal room/ studio, same sound engineer, with these line up Paulo, Aquiles, Zé, Paulo and Lafayette a 2nd demo was recorded. "Restless Run", "The Hope/ Sweet Desire", "New Order Merchants" and "Bound To Be Free" were part of the demo. These two demos were sent to only two or three publishers, but the band never got any response. They never sent to any zine and might have been made three or four recordings for close friends. Also they did a radio interview in 1988, at a Metal radio show in a pirate radio, Lisbon area. The problems in the band were diverse and in 1990 Zé Gomes leaves, almost one month before their 1st live performance, that would be at the Rock Rendez Vous on February 18th, opening for Alkateya. Zé Gomes as he was very friendly of João Henrique (ex-STS PARANOID) asked him to sing in is place. João did what he could do to learn the lyrics in three or four rehearsals and putting his own melodies, improving to an heavier and also melodic sound. That same gig would be the last metallic session at the Rock Rendez Vous. After João Henrique leavingbassist Paulo also abandoned the group. They were replaced by Gabriel "Gabi" vocals and Fernando bass. A 3rd demo was recorded in late 1991/early 92, with the five elements in a 24-track studio. The tracks were "Shadow Of Death", "Winds Of Freedom", "Bound To Be Free" and "Victim Of Society". The demo was sent to several publishers but again no response. João Carlos replaces Lafayette and they play for the last time at a band contest in Graça, Lisbon. At the end of the contest, the unexpected happened, the band was disqualified for excessive ages. They decided to end in late 1993.

This third volume of the L.M.C. collection, compiles all the demos and the live songs recorded in 1990 with STS Paranoid singer João Henrique. Presented in a 16 page booklet with many rare photos and detailed band history plus lyrics, this is an absolute testimony of a great unknown band from Portugal who emulated their influences mainly from 80's U.S. Power Metal bands like Jag Panzer, Helstar and Metal Church. Remastered by Mario Rodrigues (ex-Unsilent/KarbonSoul/Projekt Noir). 


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DESOLATION ANGELS "Sweeter the Meat" MINI LP White Label TEST PRESSING Limited to only 10 HAND NUMBERED COPIES! Paste-on Cover with different artwork/layout. £30 each copy. Last 2 copies!



CROWHAVEN Emotional Adjustment LP ON SALE SPECIAL COLLECTORS EDITIONS:

Grey Marble/Speckled Vinyl handnumbered to 8 copies in the label. Includes A3 Poster, 50x50cm Cloth-Poster and cassette with 2 rare songs from an 84 demo. Price for each copy: £25 (only 3 available)

White with Grey speckles Vinyl handnumbered to 8 copies in the label. Includes A3 Poster and cassette with 2 rare songs from an 84 demo. Price for each copy: £18 (5 available)


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