Shrapnel Records

Truly the home of the guitar hero, Shrapnel Records was founded in the early eighties by guitar enthusiast Mike Varney, with the initial goal of putting out recordings by up-and-coming virtuosos. The US Metal compilations (four in all) got the ball rolling with appearances by bands such as Wild Dogs, Exciter, and The Rods, and soon the label was releasing quality works such as Steeler (one of Yngwie Malmsteen's earliest bands), Culprit, Griffin, and others. As the label grew, the focus shifted slightly from proper bands to solo artists, with major players such as Marty Friedman, Joey Tafolla, Vinnie Moore, Greg Howe, and many others releasing solo albums on the label. In recent years the label has expanded to include fusion works and other interests outside the metal world.

Shrapnel albums featured on these pages:

Band Album
Apocrypha The Forgotten Scroll
  The Eyes Of Time
  Area 54
Artension Into The Eye Of The Storm
  Phoenix Rising
  Forces Of Nature
  Machine
Cacophony Speed Metal Symphony
  Go Off!
Chastain Mystery Of Illusion
  Ruler Of The Wasteland
  The Seventh Of Never
Culprit Guilty As Charged
Dr. Mastermind Dr. Mastermind
Exciter Heavy Metal Maniac
Fifth Angel Fifth Angel
Griffin Flight Of The Griffin
Haji's Kitchen Haji's Kitchen
Hawaii One Nation Underground
Hexx No Escape
  Under The Spell
Keel Lay Down The Law
LeMans On The Streets
M.A.R.S. Project: Driver
Mayadome Paranormal Activity
Phantom Blue Prime Cuts & Glazed Donuts
Racer X Street Lethal
  Second Heat
  Extreme Volume I
  Extreme Volume II
  Technical Difficulties
The Rods In The Raw
Steeler Steeler
TNT Firefly And Live!
Trauma Scratch And Scream
UFO Covenant
  Sharks
Vicious Rumors Soldiers Of The Night
  Digital Dictator
Volcano Violent
Wild Dogs Wild Dogs
  Man's Best Friend
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