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Germany's Karthago label, much like sister label Battle Cry, specializes in classic 1980s metal, but perhaps with a more melodic bent. In partnership with Battle Cry, Karthago reissues classic Gama albums of the 1980s as well as today's strong trad metal/power albums.

ALIEN FORCE Hell And High Water + 5 bonus tracks
Danish heavy metal from 1985, remastered with linernotes. - Danish heavy metal from 1985, remastered with linernotes. Similar to British Steel era Judas Priest and New Wave of British Heavy Metal in general.
Karthago Records
list price $16.98
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OUT OF STOCK

ALIEN FORCE Pain And Pleasure + 3 bonus tracks
Danish metal from 1986, remastered reissue with linernotes. Retains the early Judas Priest influence, coupled with mid 1980s European bands like Torch, Madmax, Mirage, Picture, etc.
Karthago Records
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OUT OF STOCK

ARMAGEDDON Egyptian Suite
Karthago boss Stefan says "Fantastic Heavy Metal from Serbia's most famous band. A Heavy Metal Opera in the style of "Operation Mindcrime" (QUEENSRYCHE) or "Utopia" (HEART OF CYGNUS). Great vocals, outstanding songs! Karthago-quality! Their second album after "Heavy Metal Saga".
Karthago
list price $16.98
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ASGARD Dark Horizons + 7 bonus tracks
16 tracks total
Reissue of strong 1989 German heavy metal album featuring Grave Digger, Rebellion and Hammerschmitt members. A must for fans of the middle 1980s German metal sounds of bands like Tyrant, Stranger, No Trouble, Gravestone, etc. Completely remastered by Uwe Lulis (Grave Digger).
Karthago
list price $16.98
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BLACK ANGELS Hell Machine + Black and White
18 tracks
Melodic heavy metal/hard rock.
1981 and 1985 albums on one disc.
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/blackangels01
Karthago
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88


BLACK ANGELS Kickdown + 4 bonus tracks + 2 video bonus tracks
16 tracks
1983 album plus bonus material.
Melodic Swiss heavy metal/hard rock.
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/blackangels01
Karthago
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88



BLACK ANGELS Broken Spell + 7 bonus tracks
17 tracks total
1985 album plus bonus material.
Melodic Swiss heavy metal/hard rock.
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/blackangels01
Karthago
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88



BLACK ANGELS Changes The Last Decade + 1 bonus track
14 tracks
Melodic Swiss heavy metal/hard rock.
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/blackangels01
Karthago
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88



BLACK ANGELS BOX SET
Includes all 4 individual CDs (Hell Machine + Black and White, Kickdown + 4 bonus, Broken Spell + 7 bonus , Changes The Last Decade + 1 bonus track) encompassing the band's entire discography in a nice box slipcase.
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/blackangels01
Karthago
list price $67.92
 YOUR PRICE $39.88


BLACK HAWK Dragonride + First Attack
Brand new traditional metal album plus 1988's First Attack EP as a bonus. For fans of classic Stormwitch, Noisehunter, etc.
Karthago
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BLACK HAWK Straight To Hell
Stefan says "Great German true 80s sounding Heavy Metal! Their fourth album!"
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/blackhawkmetal
Karthago
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88




BLACK HAWK The Invasion
12 tracks
Karthago says "their third album comes with true German 80s Heavy Metal again. If you like bands like NOISEHUNTER, MIDNIGHT DARKNESS, STRANGER, GRAVESTONE there is no chance to escape from buying BLACK HAWK. True, truest...BLACK HAWK!"
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/blackhawkmetal
Karthago
list price $16.98
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BLACK HAWK Straight To Hell
Stefan says "Great German true 80s sounding Heavy Metal! Their fourth album!"
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/blackhawkmetal
Karthago
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88



BUFFALO Ride the Beast + 7 bonus tracks
16 tracks total
Reissue of classic NWOBHM. Recommended by the Karthago label for fans of Limelight and Trespass.
Karthago
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CREATURE Way to Paradise + 3 bonus
Mid 80s sounding melodic metal from Germany.
Karthago
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88

CRYSTAL VIPER The Curse Of Crystal Viper
The label says "Debut album of the Polish female fronted True Heavy Metal sensation! 10 tracks for fans of Running Wild, Manowar, Accept and Warlock! The opening intro speech for the album was recorded by the Sacred Steel vocalist Gerrit P. Mutz. Crystal Viper previously appeared on the "A Tribute To W.A.S.P. - Shock Rock Hellions" (Codiac Records, 2006) and "One Foot In Fire - A Tribute To Cirith Ungol" (Solemnity Music, 2006) compilations, and has recorded a cover of "Flaming Metal Systems" for "A Tribute To Manilla Road" with a special guest appearance by Piotr Luczyk, guitarist of the legendary Polish Thrash Metal band Kat."
Karthago
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CRYSTAL VIPER The Last Axeman
Over 60 minutes of new tracks, cover versions and live songs. 1. The Last Axeman (album version) 2. Blood And Gasoline (Virgin Steele cover song, feat. David DeFeis & Josh Block of Virgin Steele)* 3. The Anvil Of Hate (exclusive version for this release only)* 4. The Banshee (brand new song, only for this release)* 5. The Last Axeman (Polish version)* 6. Flaming Metal Systems (Manilla Road cover song, feat. Piotr Luczyk of Kat)** 7. Wild Child (W.A.S.P. cover song) ***. Official bootleg recording "Live In Andernach 2007" 8. The Island Of The Silver Skull* 9. I Am Leather Witch* 10. Shadows On The Horizon* 11. The Last Axeman* 12. Sleeping Swords* 13. Flaming Metal Systems (Manilla Road cover song, feat. Gerrit Mutz of Sacred Steel)*
* - previously unreleased
** - taken from "A Tribute To Manilla Road" (Solemnity Music)
*** - taken from "A Tribute To W.A.S.P." (Codiac Records) 
Karthago
list price $16.98
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OUT OF STOCK AND OUT OF PRINT


CRYSTAL VIPER Metal Nation
"Polish female fronted Heavy Metal sensation, featuring Marta Gabriel: vocalist with 4-octave voice range. Massive True Heavy Metal for fans of CHASTAIN, GAMMA RAY, GRAVE DIGGER, ACCEPT and JUDAS PRIEST. Mixed and mastered by the Grammy nominated Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND), at the Sonic Train Studios (HAMMERFALL, KING DIAMOND, EVERGREY etc.). Album features special guests Frank Knight (X-WILD), Manni Schmidt (GRAVE DIGGER) and Lars Ramcke (STORMWARRIOR) plus a cover of AGENT STEEL classic "Agents Of Steel"."
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/crystalviperofficial
Karthago Records
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88


DEJA VU Bullets to Spare + 2 bonus tracks
15 tracks total
Strong Euro traditional power metal in the style of Primal Fear, Sinner, Powergod and Godiva. One of the bonus tracks is a Grave Digger cover song. The best CD the Karthago label has released to date.
Karthago
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88


DEJA VU Decibel Disease
Second album by one of the best newcomers from Germany's traditional power metal scene. Building on the success of their excellent debut album, this 2nd one captures the spirit of what true metal is all about, blending the classic sounds Maiden, Priest and Accept with current bands like Sinner, Paragon, Majesty and Primal Fear.
Karthago
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88


GALLOWS POLE We Wanna Come Home + 6 bonus tracks
15 tracks total
1980s metal/hard rock from Europe; like a cross between the more melodic NWOBHM bands and the lighter German Gama label bands of the middle 1980s. Same band known for their early 1980s release on the Azra Records label.
Karthago
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88



GALLOWS POLE Revolution
Stefan says "After many years GALLOWS POLE came back to their roots. If you like "In rock we trust" and "We wanna come home" the "Revolution" album is exactly the stuff you will need too. Great melodious Hard Rock with the unique voice of Alois Binder."
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/gallowspolerockband
Karthago
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88



GALLOWS POLE Waiting for the Mothership
Stefan says "This is the closest to "In Rock We Trust" ever. Back to the early 80s / late 70s the Austrian dinosaurs from GALLOWS POLE changed again their style and wrote an album full of typical early Metal trademarks and fantastic songs! Of course with incredible great cover artwork!"
Karthago
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88


GRAVESTONE Victim of Chains + 3 bonus tracks
Classic 1980s metal from Germany like Accept, Judas Priest, Scorpions.
Gama/Karthago Records
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88


GRAVESTONE Back to Attack + 2 bonus tracks
Classic 1980s metal power from Germany like Accept and Judas Priest; features UDO guitarist.
Gama/Karthago Records 2005
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88
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GRAVESTONE Creating a Monster + 4 bonus tracks
Classic 1980s metal from Germany; similar to Accept, Sinner, Scorpions, etc.
Gama/Karthago Records
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88




HAMMERSCHMITT Airborn + bonus tracks
1985 trad metal classic from Germany with Asgard members.
Karthago
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88




IRONCROSS Bloodhounds + 7 bonus tracks
17 tracks total.
Very limited at just 1000 units worldwide.
1983 traditional metal from Finland. Similar to early 1980s NWOBHM but with the Scandinavian touch.
Bonus tracks taken from rare 1983, 1988 and 1989 demo and 7" releases.
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/ironcrossfinland
Karthago
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88
OUT OF STOCK


IRONCROSS Steel Warrior + 6 bonus tracks
16 tracks total.
Very limited at just 1000 units worldwide.
1984 traditional metal from Finland.
Similar to early 1980s NWOBHM but with the Scandinavian touch. After this album the band went for a more melodic direction.
Bonus tracks taken from the rare 1988 "promo tape II".
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/ironcrossfinland
Karthago
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88
OUT OF STOCK


LONEWOLF The Dark Crusade
Traditional Euro power/true metal like classic RUNNING WILD with a touch of SABATON and IRONSWORD.
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/metalonewolf
Karthago
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88
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LORD VADER Goliath + 6 bonus tracks
The label says "16 tracks of the purest Heavy Metal cult! 8 tracks from 1986, 5 tracks from 1983 and 3 tracks from 1987, recorded in 2001 by the reformed Lord Vader! All tracks for a first time on CD! A must have for all the fans of Raw True Heavy Metal, in the vein of early Running Wild, Metal Church and Cirith Ungol! Great booklet with liner notes written by Bart Gabriel, and with the vocals in Polish language!"
Karthago Records
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88
LIMIT ONE PER CUSTOMER

MIRAGE ....And The Earth Shall Crumble
Originally released in 1986, remastered 2002. Includes the 8 songs from the Danish band's debut LP + 8 Bonus Tracks (from the very rare 1982 Single and the never released 2nd LP). The CD has both the original and new fantasy cover artwork, lyrics, liner-notes, photos, band story and more. Playing time: over 70 minutes. This album was one of my favorites from the mid 80s, mainly due to the catchy songs and anthemic power metal style.
Karthago Records
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88
OUT OF PRINT AND OUT OF STOCK



NO TROUBLE Looking for Trouble But Watch Out!
17 tracks total. Middle 1980s traditional anthemic metal from Germany.
2 albums on 1 CD.
Gama/Karthago
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88

NOISEHUNTER Spell of Noise + Too Young To Die
1980s heavy metal classic from Germany.
Gama/Karthago Records
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88


NOISEHUNTER Time to Fight + 4 bonus tracks
1980s heavy metal classic from Germany.
Gama/Karthago Records
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88


NOISEHUNTER Rock Shower
1980s heavy metal from Germany.
Gama/Karthago Records
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88


PERTNESS Seven Times Eternity
Traditional Euro power metal that combines Running Wild with Sabaton and maybe a touch of early Crystal Eyes (circa World of Black and Silver).
Karthago Records
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88



PERTNESS From the Beginning to the End
European traditional power metal.
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/pertness
Karthago
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88




PIEL DE SERPIENTE El Veneo Se Extiende
Their label says "Fantastic powerful Spanish melodic metal in the style of ZARPA or TIERRA SANTA. Great vocals and perfect songwriting!"
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/pieldeserpiente
Karthago
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88



PIEL DE SERPIENTE Inevitable
Stefan says "the great 2nd full length album from one of the finest Spanish melodic Metal bands! Fantastic vocalist! Great melodies! A must!"
Karthago
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88


RAVAGE Spectral Rider + 1 bonus track
Karthago is mainly known for their reissues of 1980s metal classics but here's a new release of US traditional power metal. Not to be confused with other bands sharing the same name, this band, from New England, offer up a catchy album of traditional power metal.
Karthago
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88


REAPER Fairies Return
Stefan says "the first Minialbum from 1986 rereleased with 9 Bonustracks from a never released album!!! Classic German 80s Metal as you will expect it! A forgotten fine piece of Metal! The original album goes for hundreds of Euro, so this Karthago Records release is a must for every serious German Metal collector!"
Karthago
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88


REDSTORM No Exception of a Victim of Crime + 1 bonus
1989 melodic Euro metal (compared to Heavy Load and Malmsteen by the label) from Sweden.
Karthago
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88

RENEGADE The Narrow Way : Renegade + Lost Angels
16 tracks total , 2 albums on 1 CD
1980s Euro traditional metal/power influenced by Judas Priest and Saxon. Compared to Gravestone and Stranger by the label.
Karthago
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88

RITUAL STEEL Invincible Warriors
Euro/US traditional power metal, now with new members and a new label. Band leader/drummer Martin Zellmer has added John Cason (Exiled) on lead vocals plus members of Ivory Knight to guitars and bass. Despite being 3 quarters German, this band plays US style metal circa 1984, thanks to Cason's vocal style.
Karthago
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE: $11.88


RIZON Sudden Life
11 tracks
Melodic Euro power metal recommended by the Karthago label to fans of Edguy and Nightwish.Actually sounds like Visions of Atlantis.
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/rizonrock
Karthago
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88



RIZON Masquerade
Stefan says "the Swiss melodic Metal band with their second album! After changing their female vocalist the sound is a bit less symphonic and more powerful rocking! Including the band hymn "El Dios" in a fine new version!"
Karthago
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88


ROACHCLIP The Return + bonus tracks
Karthago states "Great rerelease of 80s material completely remastered with 16 Songs, over 70 minutes playing time. High quality - Karthago-release! Classic doomy German 80s Hard Rock with the incredible voice of Eric Mazzuga! DEEP PURPLE and URIAH HEEP-influences!"
Karthago
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88



ROCK BUNNIES Speedmachine
Stefan says "including the Hit-Single "On A Better Way"! Austrians leading Metal band NO BROS supports this band and Klaus Schubert plays the guitar. Great melodic Metal with influences from DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW, URIAH HEEP and more. The female vocalist is one of the best in the Hard Rock world!"
Karthago
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88


SPEED LIMIT Unchained + Prophecy
Stefan says "finally the rerelease of these 2 Austrian classic Metal albums from 1986 and 1988. Before they went more into Hard Rock style, they played more classic mid eighties stuff in the best "German Metal" tradition!"
Karthago
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88


STAINLESS STEEL Molten Metal In Your Back
17 tracks total
Reissue of middle 1980s heavy metal power from Germany.
Gama/Karthago
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88


STEEL MAID Raptor
US/German traditional metal/power super group with Al Firicano of RAVAGE on lead vocals along with members of Ritual Steel and Isen Torr. 
Listen: http://www.steel-maid.de/index_english.html
Karthago
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88



STRANGER The Bell + 5 bonus tracks
14 tracks total.
Great 1980s trad power metal from Germany in the style of Atlain and Brainfever; definitely one of the strongest Gama bands from that era. Features musicians who would later go on to form the catchy Helloween clones Chroming Rose.
Gama/Karthago
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE: $11.88
OUT OF STOCK AND OUT OF PRINT


ZARPA Infierno + 6 bonus tracks
New 2004 CD from this longtime Spanish traditional heavy metal/power band. The bonus tracks are taken from their 1980s recordings. 16 tracks total. Sung in Spanish.
Karthago Records
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88

ZARPA El Yunque Contra El Martillo + 3 bonus tracks
18 tracks total
Euro traditional heavy metal sung in Spanish.
Karthago
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE: $11.88

ZARPA Iberia CD + DVD
Stefan says "Finally the brand new 7th studio album from the longest living (30 years) and with no doubt most legendary Spanish Heavy Metal band! 16 melodic Heavy Metal songs with the great and unique voice of Vicente Feijoo incl first time english versions!!! Complete Bonus-DVD Live concert with 15 Songs for ZARPAs 30 anniversary  ZARPA is a cult Spanish band, and shared the stage with other cult acts such as BARON ROJO, ANGELES DEL INFIERNO, TIERRA SANTA, RATA BLANCA, MAGO DE OZ or OBUS. Classic Heavy Metal for fans of melodic but powerful music. Band presents own style, that used to be influential to many young bands for the last 30 years, incl. their famous country mates: TIERRA SANTA."
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/zarparock
Karthago
list price $19.98
YOUR PRICE $15.88



ZARPA Las Puertas De Tiempo
Stefan says "since 1977 ZARPA are active. The eight studio album contains again fantastic melodic Metal songs, this time with a sinister feel. Most of them once heard you won't get out of your mind again! The strong vocals of Vicente Feijoo are one of the trademarks of this great band leading the Spanish Heavy Metal scene!"
Karthago
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88


ZENO MORF Zeno Morf
Stefan from Karthago states "Fantastic 80s Metal from Norway! True 80s Power! Probably the best band from this country!"
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/zenomorfmetal
Karthago
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88



ZENO MORF Wings of Madness
Stefan says "Very fine Norwegian True Metal! Their second album! Fantastic vocals including the hymns "Wings of madness" and "World of sorrow". "Requiem" and many more."
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/zenomorfmetal
Karthago
list price $16.98
YOUR PRICE $11.88



V/A METAL ARMADA OF KARTHAGOS DRAGONS
16 tracks
Excellent compilation CD; nearly all the songs are previously unreleased and exclusive to this compilation. Includes rare songs from Crystal Viper, Ravage, Deja Vu, Overdrive, Black Hawk, Ritual Steel, more. All bands are in the traditional metal or power metal style. An amazing price considering this is a regular jewel case CD.
Karthago
list price $9.98
YOUR PRICE $5.88


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