VARIOUS - Metallic Storm (1982) NWOBHM (Ebony Records)
Ebony Records EBON 006
192 covers included
01. MERCYFUL FATE - Black Funeral
02. TANTRUM - You Won't Live Forever
03. SCIMITAR - That's the Way I Want It
04. TAROT SUTRA - The Fool
05. MEAN MACHINE - Gods And Devils
06. CONFESSOR - Secrets
07. JURY - Don't Go
08. WELLS FARGO - Hellride
09. MERCINARY - Not The Time
10. WIKKYD VIKKER - Super Rocker
11. PENTAPUS - Breakout
12. DETROIT - USA Lights
13. MOBY DICK - Can't Have My Body Tonight
Ebony Records was one of the classic minor-league labels of the
NWOBHM time, focusing on up-and-coming mid-eighties bands mostly from
the UK, though a few Euro bands crept in as well.
Similar to labels such as Metal Blade, Ebony started out releasing
compilations of unsigned acts, a few of which went on to record
albums with the label (one notable band that did appear on a comp but
later went on to bigger things on another label was Mercyful Fate).
Many of the releases were produced in-house by label founder Darryl
Johnston, giving several of the albums a similar low-budget style
that nevertheless was part of the charm of the NWOBHM period.
A lot of the bands released one or two albums and never amounted to a
lot, but there were a few gems in there, including Savage's classic
Loose 'n' Lethal, while the biggest band to emerge from this label
would almost certainly be Grim Reaper, who were snapped up by the
major label RCA on their way to a successful worldwide career.