IRON048: BLACK ROSE-Walk it how you Talk it CD + DVD (30th Anniversary Edition)
OUT September 2017
30th Anniversary edition of the Black Rose second album from 1987. Includes as bonus tracks the 1985 EP Nightmare and a DVD with a live performance in the mid 80s. Black Rose were icons of the NWOBHM and this is the first time this album is reissued on CD. This is a British melodic Metal classic not to be missed!
IRON047: CENTURION-Cross and Black - 30th Anniversary Edition CD
OUT August 2017
For the first time on CD, we present the 30th anniversary edition of this cult U.S. Metal album! Centurion were the brainchild of Cleveland Metal legend Dave Felton (Mushroomhead, Integrity, etc.) and they only released this lone album privately pressed back in 1987. This CD edition includes band history, rare pictures, lyrics and the two exclusive bonus tracks from the rare compilations Northcoast Steel and Convicted to the Avant Garde.
IRON046: TYRANT-King of Kings (20th Anniversary Edition) CD+DVD £14
Classic U.S. Power Metal band TYRANT, that were a household name on the Metal Blade label in the 80s, along with Slayer, Trouble, etc. released later on in the mid 90s a new album in a german label called King of Kings. A few years back, it was reissued on CD with live bonus tracks and on vinyl with different cover art. Now Blood & Iron releases the ultimate reissue with a bonus DVD. For the first time the cover art was done like the band originally intended. Included were 5 bonus tracks (Dio, Motorhead, Sabbath etc. cover versions) recorded in the 90s and a DVD including a TV show in a cable TV in 1990 plus two bootleg recorded shows in 1985 (opening for Slayer) and 1992. On this third album the band matures to a more Doom influenced sound where the Sabbath influence is more evident and could match perfectly with the sound of ex-labelmates Trouble.
IRON045: TYTAN-Rough Justice LP PACK (Limited edition to 100 copies)
(LP replica + DVD in cardboard cover + Cassette with BBC bonus tracks + Poster/insert packed in a tote bag with silver TYTAN logo) £30
+ 200 copies of the LP only (Regular Version) OUT OF PRINT!
IRON044: RAVEN BLACK NIGHT-Metal Martyrs - Anthology 2000-2009 DOUBLE CD £14
RAVEN BLACK NIGHT are not anymore the best kept Metal secret from Australia, after the second album was released in the best Metal label in the planet (Metal Blade). They're simply one of the best Metal bands coming out of their territory…past, present and probably future too!
Their formula revolves around Epic Heavy Metal, Doom and 70's Priest. This double CD collection presents their pre-Metal Blade days: the debut self-released album in 2004 "Choose the Dark", two compilation tracks, one unreleased song from the "Barbarian Winter" and on the second CD their demo collection from 2000 to 2009. Presented in a 20-page booklet filled with photos, lyrics and band artwork (including the original cover art of Choose the Dark on the last booklet page for the purists) and demos remastered for better sound quality, this release is another winner in the Blood & Iron catalogue.
IRON043: WEAPON (UK)-Set the Stage Alight - 35th Anniversary Edition CD
OUT OF PRINT!
Re-release of the long time out of print CD "Set the Stage Alight", 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 Alight" anthology. This 35th Anniversary Edition will be presented in a 20 page booklet with band history, lyrics, many rare photos and two live bonus tracks with the original line up after the band reforming.
IRON042: BLACK ROSE-Boys will be Boys CD
OUT OF PRINT!
For the very first time on CD, Black Rose first album "Boys Will Be Boys", originally released in 1984, on the Bullet label (Le Griffe, Traitors Gate, Pretty Maids,etc.). Includes 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, this is a CD issue that was much anticipated for a long time. The wait is over! Limited edition of 500 copies.
IRON041: FORCE-Discography 1981-1984 CD £10 (co-release with Lost Realm Records)
80s female fronted Heavy Rock/Doom Metal with Al Morris III (of Iron Man fame) on guitar. Force were formed in 1977 and their debut self-titled EP was released in 1981. The band later called themselves Cheri Blade for a short period until disbanded in 1984. This anthology includes all the demos of Cheri Blade and Force, plus the EP. These demos were released in the early 90s on vinyl in a small Maryland label. None of these recordings were ever released on CD, so this is the first time its happening, under close supervision of Mr. Alfred Morris III, the true grandfather of Maryland Doom! Includes booklet with Al Morris liner notes, lyrics and vinyl artwork.
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.
IRON039: CARRION-Evil is There Demo LP Limited edition hand-numbered to 250 copies (co-release with Weird Face Prods. and Kill Yourself Prods.)
OUT OF PRINT!
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.
IRON038: TYTAN-Rough Justice (30th Anniversary Edition) CD+DVD
With BBC bonus tracks and DVD with a full live set in 1982, pro shot multicam recording.
OUT OF PRINT!
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.
IRON037: AXEL-Visions of Tomorrow (89/90 Demo & Unreleased) CD £9
(co-release with Lost Realm)
Part 2 of the Axel biography:
"As the original Axel band fell apart in 1987, guitarist and the only remaining original member Stefaan Lambrecht formed a new “Axel”. At the end of ’87 the band consisted of singer Chris De Grom, drummer Franky Vandenbergh, bassplayer Dominique De Vos, guitarists Frank Deroubaix and Stefaan Lambrecht. This new version of Axel had a more heavy direction and was very energetic on stage. In ’88 the band proved to be still alive and kickin’ and built a strong live reputation. New material was being written all the time, so Axel was anxious to record these songs in the studio. But not before a new member came into the band.
At the end of ’88 drummer Franky Vandenbergh left the band and was replaced by the then 17 year old Peter De Bosschere.
With the help of producer Steef Verwee, six song were recorded in February 1989 for the demo tape “Visions Of Tomorrow”. The tape was well received and a small tour through Belgium and Holland followed. But it became clear that not everyone in the band was happy with the musical direction at the time. The last original member Stefaan left the band as the rest of the band wanted to go on. As a quartet the band went into the studio to record a full album with producer Steef Verwee, the songs were there but it was not quite clear under what name.
By then it was the beginning of 1990, the band did a few gigs as “Axel” and went looking for a record company but no deal was ever signed. After some time the stamina and ardour was out of the band and with no one left from the original band it was decided to pull the plug and call it a day. Later it was agreed that Frank Deroubaix could use some of the unreleased Axel recordings for the “Shannah” project but that’s another story…"
Presented in a 12-page booklet with lyrics and rare pictures, this CD represents the later stage of Axel from the 1989 Demo "Visions of Tomorrow" plus the unreleased 1990 album.
IRON036: AXEL-The Savage Axe Demos 83-86 DOUBLE CD £12
(co-release with Lost Realm)
Axel biography…how it all started:
"Inspired by their idols Kiss, two childhood friends Stefaan Lambrecht (guitar / vocals) and Ben Smeesters (guitar / leadvocals) form the Belgian band Axel. A bunch of songs were written by Stefaan and Ben before drummer Filip Zahirovic and bassplayer Frank Jacobs joined the band.
The first gig in 1982 didn’t pass unnoticed, on a local festival they were proclaimed to be the loudest band. The first recordings happened with two new musicians. Lead guitarist Benny Bulté and bassplayer Wim Neirinck joined Axel and the first demo “Attack I” was a fact. March 1984 founding member Ben Smeesters left the band because of personal reasons. A new singer, Jerry Vanschelvergem, came in to record the second demo “Effort II”. In 1985 the song “Money” appeared on the compilation album “Speed Metal Hell” by the American record label New Renaissance and was followed by the new demo “We Won’t Give Up”. In the same year yet another song, “Sweet Burning Angel”, appeared on the compilation EP “Metal Power V” on the Dutch Iceman label. The band got very well known in Belgium and Holland through a lot of shows in clubs and local festivals. Unfortunately the singer got some difficulties with his vocal chords by the intensity of gigs, so he had to leave in the summer of 1986. He got replaced by the new lead singer Denis Nagels, this man had a very powerful voice and this led to a more Heavy Metal style of music. In November 1986 they went into a professional studio in Brussels to record 5 new songs (the renowned “24-track” demo). A new musical highlight for Axel that gave them the opportunity for a record deal but the band did split up and no album has ever been released."
Remastered and restored by Frank Deroubaix himself (Axel/Shannah) and presented in a 12-page booklet with some lyrics, rare pictures and memorabilia, this double CDs compiles all the demos from the first era of the band, from the rawer Hard Rock of the first demo to the much refined Heavy Metal in the vein of Ostrogoth of their 86 Demo. A true testimony of the golden era of Belgian Steel!
IRON035: SHANNAH-Endless (25th Anniversary Edition) CD £9 (co-release with Lost Realm)
AXEL guitarist Frank Deroubaix, joined female singer Conny Visschers and formed SHANNAH after AXEL disbanded. Under this moniker, they created a Belgian masterpiece of melodic Heavy Metal with female vocals, through the privately pressed MINI LP "Endless". However, the times were not good anymore for a classic melodic Heavy Metal band. Specially in Belgium. Thrash was already established, Death/Black have taken over and they were too late for the Hair Metal craze (Grunge was in), so the record failed to have any impact. So it's time to make justice to the short SHANNAH legacy and give to the Euro Metal/Melodic Metal fans this gem. This expanded edition besides the very rare MINI LP (which sells usually for high values), also includes the 1993 demo. Released for the first time on CD, it includes a 12 page booklet with band history, lyrics, photos of the band and memorabilia and is remastered by the man himself, Frank Deroubaix.
IRON034: RAMSES-The Secrets of Faith in Rebirth (Anthology) CD £9 (co-release with Lost Realm)
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.
IRON033: LOST BREED-World of Power - The Lost 1989 Album CD £9
Eric "Ike" Baestlein, the mainman behind Blind Legion, Lost Breed and Cardiac Noose, dug deep on his personal vault and discovered this precious gem for all the old school Doom fans! After Wino left the band in 1989 and Gary Tocco (Blind Legion singer) joined briefly the band, they recorded songs for the Desert Fox/No Hope single plus some more songs that would be for the supposed first Lost Breed album. The tape was shelved and forgotten after they found a permanent singer and got a deal with Hellhound Records in 1993 for their first album "The Evil Between you and me". These 12 songs include not only the 1989 self released 7" songs but the Wino Daze demo songs with different lyrics sung by Tocco, except two of them by another singer who was with the band for a short time only. Some of these songs were later reworked with different lyrics for the debut Hellhound album. Needless to say, this is the best period of the band and a must-have in any decent Doom Metal collection! Presented in a 16 page booklet with many rare photos and detailed band history from that early period.
IRON032: TYRANT-Too Late to Pray - Expanded Edition CD
OUT OF PRINT!
California's TYRANT were formed in the late 70s, but their first demos came in 82. The band signed to Metal Blade in 83 and in 85 their debut album "Legions of the Dead" assaulted the most dedicated metalheads ears in North America, then spreading all over the globe, earning a solid fanbase in Europe. After 2 years of successful sales and live shows with other popular bands such as Slayer, Agent Steel, etc., the band records the follow-up album "Too Late to Pray" with more evident Doom influences contrasting with their prototype Power/Thrash sound they shaped in their debut album "Legions of the Dead".
For a long time that this album was not released on CD in europe, so Blood & Iron decided to work directly with founder and Bass Player Greg May to deliver an expanded edition with rare bonus tracks taken from their first studio demo (recorded October 13th, 1982) and second studio recording in 1983, delivering the first version of "Battle of Armageddon" available originally on the world famous Metal Massacre compilation LP (volume III).
The graphic content was also carefully put together through 24 pages, with many rare photos, memorabilia pics and an extensive biography written by Greg himself with all the information that fans want to know.
IRON031: TYRANT-Legions of the Dead - 30th Anniversary Edition CD
OUT OF PRINT!
California's TYRANT were formed in the late 70s, but their first demos came in 82. The band signed to Metal Blade in 83 and in 85 their debut album "Legions of the Dead" assaulted the most dedicated metalheads ears in North America, then spreading all over the globe, earning a solid fanbase in Europe. The Album was during two months in Kerrang Magazine Top 10 Import Albums and got rave reviews everywhere. Their sound could be compared with other labels successful acts such as Trouble and Omen but in a league of their own, Tyrant cemented their own style (image included) which some like to call "Apocalyptic Metal".
For a long time that this album was not released on CD in europe, so Blood & Iron decided to work directly with founder and Bass Player Greg May to deliver an expanded 30th year anniversary edition with rare bonus tracks taken from their first rehearsal demo recorded on the 3rd October, 1982. This demo has 7 tracks and it was transferred only very recently, from 2" Reel Tape, directly to digital to be featured for the first time as an anniversary present from the band and the label to the fans.
The graphic content also was carefully put together through 24 pages, with many rare photos, memorabilia pics and an extensive biography written by Greg himself with all the information that fans want to know.
SECOND PRESS OF 200 COPIES ON WHITE VINYL: Copies vary from plain white and white with a few grey/brown sparks. If you have preference state in your order please.
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£
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£
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