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KICK*ASS*METAL is a GOTHIC/ AVANT-GARDE / DARK METAL/ OUTRE’ METAL/ OCCULT METAL/ HORROR METAL specialist publication. The main aspect of this webZine, TRUE GOTHIC METAL AND TRUE NORWEGIAN GOTHIC METAL.  We cover any GOTHIC MUSIC as it relates to the AVANT-GARDE, and we cover the spectrum of this style of music across the every section of a record shoppe, Gothic Classical, Gothic Rock, Gothic Darkwave, Gothic Metal, And Symphonic Gothic Metal. And most importantly HORROR MUSIC SOUND TRACK with a Gothic aesthetic.

I started listening to bands on MAJOR METAL labels and Underground Metal in the Summer of 1980. With Tygers of Pan Tang “Wildcat” And the First GOTHIC METAL release was in the November 1987 THE THEN GREATEST ALBUM OF ALL-TIME.

Celtic Frost “Into The Pandemonium” during August 1981 — October 1986. There was the first POWER/THRASH/DEATH/METAL publication called KICK*ASS monthly which was ran by Bob Muldowney. It went out of business, because of company changes that were occurring @ Important Records.

As a GOTHIC METAL fan, I like were GOTHIC METAL gets a lot of its metal spirit from. I do run KICK*ASS*METAL in a similar veins such as Metal Maidens webZine, except we cover the BEAUTY AND THE BEAST vocalist configuration, mainly the TRUE NORWEGIAN GOTHIC METAL style.

For this the Gothic Avant-Garde Metal era from  February 1994 To July 2003… 1991 to 2001 was A GOLDEN AGE WITH IN A GOLDEN AGE.

While indulging in that golden age, here is a list of another golden age of the KICK*ASS monthly era August 1981 – October 1986. KICK*ASS monthly’s main competitor, was a over sees company called METAL FORCES, while a cool publication was 180 degrees on the other end of the spectrum.

THIS IS JUST A METAL ALTAR TO WORSHIP TRADITONAL METAL, alongside the top SACRED 700 of DEATH METAL and the SACRED 700 of DEATH METAL. This list are the CD’s, which I add to my collection every single year, if I see them in a second hand record shoppe. If your favorite GOTHIC metal band is not on this list, it is because this list is to add a dimension TO YOUR ALREADY established GOTHIC METAL collection. If your looking for a bigger list after this list, l@@k for the articles KICK*ASS*METAL with MOLTEN METAL RIFFS. And for Death Metal there is a article called THE SACRED 700 of the DEATH METAL age, And there is a article called THE SACRED 700 of GOTHIC METAL.

In October 1981 and In August 1983 There was a hard rock / heavy metal bible called ENCYCLPODIA METALLICA, written by Malcolm Dome. As a heavy metal book, it is pretty off target, but if you are into AOR/HARD ROCK and retro proto-metal styles of the 21st century. Then this book is more than essential. It covers as a “heavy metal bible” from AC/DC to ZZ Top,  which gives you the fact this book belongs more in a hair metal / aor / hard rock reading collection, than a “HEAVY METAL” on. This book as a avant-garde metal fan, of the proto-metal style really helped me out a lot in collecting MODERN rock/metal hybrid bands of the retro proto-metal styles. This list in not AC/DC to ZZ Top But from.

Abattoir TO ZOSER MEZ.

As a metal fan of UNDERGROUND YEAR ZERO, which your either got on board in 1980, 1981, 1982 and 1983. The very first KICK*ASS monthly was UNLEASHED ON PLANET METAL on August 1981.

Abattoir * Vicious Attack

Accept * Restless And Wild

ACID * ACID

ACID * MANIAC

Agent Steel * Skeptics Apocalypse

Agent Steel * Mad Locust Rising

Anacrusis * Screams And Whispers

ANGEL DUST * Into The Dark Past

Angel Witch * Angel Witch

ANNIHILATOR * ALISION HELL

Annihilator * Never Neverland

ANTHRAX * FISTFUL OF METAL

Anvil * Metal On Metal

ANVIL * FORGED IN FIRE

Anvil * Live In Concert

Anvil * Worth The Weight

Anvil Chorus * Thought Crimes

Artillery * Fear of Tomorrow

ARTILLERY * TERROR SQUAD

Artillery * By Inheritance

ATHEIST * PIECE OF TIME

ATHEIST * UNQESTIONABLE PRESENCE

Atheist * Elements

Attacker * Battle At Helms Deep

Attacker * The Second Coming

BATHORY * BATHORY

BATHORY * THE RETURN

Black Sabbath * The Mob Rules

BLIND ILLUSION * THE SANE ASYLUM

Bloodlust * Guilty As Sin

Cage * Astronomy

Cathedral * Supernatural Birth Machine

CELTIC FROST * MORBID TALES

CELTIC FROST * EMPEROR’S RETURN

CELTIC FROST * TO MEGATHERION

Cirith Ungol * Frost and Fire

Cirith Ungol * King Of the Dead

COVEN *WITCHCRAFT REAPS MINDS AND DESTROYS SOULS

DIRECT INFLUENCE ON MERCYFUL FATE

COVEN * JINX

COVEN13 * WORSHIP NEW GODS

COVEN13 * RAGNAROK

COVEN13 * DESTINY OF THE GODS

Culprit * Guilty As Charged

Dark Age * Dark Age (Gnarly Records & RoadrunneR Records)

Dark Angel * Darkness Descends

Dark Angel * Leave Scars

DEATH DEALER * KEEPER OF THE FLAME

DEATH DEALER * JOURNEY INTO FEAR

Death * Scream Bloody Gore

Death * Leprosy

Death * Spiritual Healing

DEATH * HUMAN

DEATH * INDIVIDUAL THOUGHT PATTERNS

Death * Symbolic

Death Angel * The Ultra-Violence

Death Angel * Frolic Through The Park

DEATH ANGEL * ACT III

Death Strike * Death Strike

DEEP SWITCH * NINE INCHES OF GOD

Destruction * Infernal Overkill

DESTRUCTOR * MAXIMUM DESTRUCTION

Diamond Head * Lightning The Nations

EXCITER * HEAVY METAL MANIAC

Exciter * Violence & Force

Exciter * Exciter—Double Play Classic 1989 Megaforce/Caroline CD

EXHORDER * SLAUGHTER IN THE VATICAN

EXODUS * BONDED BY BLOOD

EXODUS * THE ULTIMATE REVENGE—COMBAT TOUR LIVE –VHS/DVI

EXODUS * PLEASURES OF THE FLESH

EXODUS * A LESSON IN VIOLENCE  COMBAT RECORDS 1991 CD

UNRELEASED STUDIO & LIVE TRACKS FEATURING ORIGINAL VOCALIST PAUL BALOFF * ULTIMATE REVENGE SOUNDBOARD SOUNDTRACK + MARCH 1986 + 3 SONG DEMO

EXODUS * ANOTHER LESSON IN VIOLENCE * LIVE 1997 CD

EXODUS * BONDED BY BALOFF * VOLVE CD

UNRELEASED STUDIO & LIVE TRACKS FEATURING ORIGINAL VOCALIST PAUL BALOFF * ULTIMATE REVENGE SOUNDBOARD SOUNDTRACK + MARCH 1986 + 3 SONG DEMO —-REMASTERED WITH BONUS TRACKS

EXUMER * POSSESSED BY FIRE

EXUMER * RISING FROM THE SEA

FORBIDDEN * FORBIDDEN EVIL

FORBIDDEN * TWISTED INTO FORM

The GATHERING * MANDYLION

The GATHERING * NIGHTTIME BIRDS

The Great Kat * Worship Me Or Die

Griffin * Flight of The Griffin

H-bomb * Attaque

Hawaii * One Nation Under Ground

HEATHEN * BREAKING THE SILENCE

HEATHEN * VICTIMS OF DECEPTION

Hellhammer * Apocalyptic Raids

HIRAX * RAGING VIOLENCE

For the CD age it was pressed as a anthology called NOT DEAD YET

HOLOCAUST * THE NIGHTCOMERS

Imagika * Imagika

Imagika * Worship

Imagika * And So It Burns

INSANITY * DEATH AFTER DEATH

IRON MAIDEN * IRON MAIDEN

IRON MAIDEN * KILLERS

IRON MAIDEN * THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST

JAG PANZER * AMPLE DESTRUCTION

JAGUAR * POWER GAMES

JUDAS PRIEST * UNLEASHED IN THE EAST

Judas Priest * British Steel

Judas Priest * Painkiller

KING DIAMOND * FATAL PORTRAIT

KING DIAMOND * ABIGAIL

KING DIAMOND * THEM

Kreator * Endless Pain

Kreator * Pleasure To Kill

Liege Lord * Master Control

Macabre * Gloom

Malediction * Condamnés

MANOWAR * BATTLE HYMNS

MANOWAR * INTO GLORY RIDE

MANOWAR * HAIL TO ENGLAND

MERCYFUL FATE * MERCYFUL FATE

EXTENED PLAY 1982 1ST PRESSING WITH WHITE BORDER

MERCYFUL FATE * MERCYFUL FATE 

EXTENED PLAY 1982 * 2ND PRESSING

MERCYFUL FATE * MELISSA * OCTOBER 31ST, 1983 MEGAFORCE/ IMPORTANT RECORDS CD 

DIFFERNT SOUND ON THE TITLE TRACK

MECYFUL FATE * MELISSA * RoadrunneR CD

MERCYFUL FATE * DON’T BREAK THE OATH

MERCYFUL FATE * CURSE OF THE PHARAOHS

1986 FANCLUB PRESSING

MERCYFUL FATE * LIVE… FROM THE DEPTHS OF HELL

1986 FANCLUB PRESSING

MERCYFUL FATE * THE BEGINNING — 1987 COMPILIATON

Tracks 1-4 are the “Self-titled Rave-On Records” EP.*Tracks 5-7 from the “Friday Rock Show” radio show / “Rave-on sessions” *Track 8 is the “Black Funeral” EP’s B-side

MERCYFUL FATE * CURSE OF THE VAMPIRE —THE RARE AND UNRELEASED. Companion piece  to “Curse of The Pharaohs LP/Picture DISC and Cassette.”

MERCYFUL FATE *IN THE SHADOWS

MEGADEATH * RUST IN PEACE

METAL CHURCH * METAL CHURCH

METALLICA * KILL ‘EM ALL

METALLICA * RIDE THE LIGHTNING

METALLICA * MASTER OF PUPPETS

METALICA * CLIFF ‘EM ALL * 1987 VHS/DVD

MORBID ANGEL * ABOMINATIONS OF DESOLATION

MORBID ANGEL * ALTARS OF MADNESS

MORBID ANGEL * BLESSED ARE THE SICK

MORBID ANGEL * DOMINATION

MORBID ANGEL * ENTANGELD IN CHOAS

Motorhead * Ace of Spade

Motorhead * Iron Fist

MOTORHEAD * NO SLEEP ‘TIL HAMMERSMITH

Motorhead * Another Perfect Day

Motorhead * No Remorse

Motorhead * Orgasmatron

Nasty Savage * Nasty Savage

NASTY SAVAGE * INDULGENCE

NERVOSA * TIME OF DEATH

NERVOSA * VICTIM OF YOURSELF

Nightmare * Astral Deliverance

Nightmare * Live Deliverance

OBITUARY * SLOWLY WE ROT

OBITUARY * CAUSE OF DEATH

Obliveon * Nemesis

ONSLAUGHT * THE FORCE

OVERKILL * FEEL THE FIRE

Oz * Fire In The Brain

OZZY OSBOURNE * BLIZZARD OF OZZ

OZZY OSBORUNE * DIARY OF A MADMAN

OZZY OSBOURNE * TRIBUTE

PAGAN ALTAR * VOLUME ONE

Pentagram * Pentagram 1985 LP

Pentagram * Day of Reckoning

Pentagram * Relentless * 1985 LP retitled / reissued 1993

Pentagram “Pentagram” reissue is retitled “Relentless” and restores the original cassette mix and running order.

Pentagram * Be Forewarned

POSSESSED * SEVEN CHURCHES

Raven * Rock Until You Drop

Raven * Wiped Out

RAVEN * ALL FOR ONE

RAVEN * LIVE AT THE INFERNO

RAZOR * EXECTIONER’S SONG

RAZOR * EVIL INVADERS

REPULSION * HORRIFIED

Riot * Fire Down Under

Riot * Thundersteel

Riot * Privilege of Power

RUSH * A FAREWELL TO KINGS

RUSH * PERMANENT WAVES

RUSH * MOVING PICTURES

RUSH * SIGNALS

RUSH * GRACE UNDER PRESSURE

RUSH * POWER WINDOWS

RUSH * HOLD YOUR FIRE

RUSH * A SHOW OF HANDS

RUSH * TEST FOR ECHO

RUSH * DIFFERET STAGES – LIVE

SACRIFICE * TORMENT IN FIRE

SACRIFICE * FORWARD TO TERMINATION

SACRIFICE * SOLDIERS OF MISFORTUNE

SACRFICE * APOCALYPSE INSIDE

SATAN * COURT IN THE ACT

Scorpions * Taken By Force

SEPULTURA * BENEATH THE REMAINS

Sindrome * Sindrome * CD demos

The December 1987 Demo “In The Halls of Extermination” & The December 1991 Demo “Vault of Inner Conscience” on 1 CD * Sold by The bands management in the late 1990’s

Skullview * Kings of The Universe

SLAUGHTER * STRAPPADO

SLAUTERXSTROYES * WINTERKILL

SLAUTER XSTROYES * FREE THE BEAST

SLAYER * SHOW NO MERCY

SLAYER * HAUNTING THE CHAPEL

SLAYER * LIVE UNDEAD

SLAYER * HELL AWAITS

SLAYER * REIGN IN BLOOD

Slayer * South Of Heaven

Slayer * Seasons In The Abyss

Syris * Unseen Forces

Tank * Filth Hounds of Hades

Tank * Power of The Hunter

TANK * THIS MEANS WAR

TERRORIZER * WORLD DOWNFALL

TESTAMENT * THE LEGACY

TESTAMENT * THE NEW ORDER

TESTAMENT * PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH

TROUBLE * LIVE 1983 DEMO CASSETTE ALBUM

TROUBLE * TROUBLE … AKA PSALMS 9

later retitled “PSALMS 9

TROUBLE * THE SKULL

TROUBLE * RUN TO THE LIGHT

TYGERS OF PAN TANG * WILDCAT

Tygers of Pan Tang * Spellbound

Tygers of Pan Tang * Crazy Nights

Venom * Welcome To Hell

Venom * Black Metal

Venom * At War With Satan

Vi0-lence * Eternal Nightmare

Voi Vod * War And Pain

U.F.O * The Wild, The Willing, And The Innocent

Unseen Terror * Human Error

WARGASM * WHY PLAY AROUND?

WARHEAD * SPEEDWAY

WARHEAD * THE DAY AFTER

WATCHTOWER * ENERGETIC DISASSEMBLY

WATCHTOWER * CONTROL AND RESISANCE

WITCH CROSS * FIT FOR FIGHT

Zoser Mez * Vizier of Wasteland

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