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MIDNIGHT - Discography

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Albums

Midnight Demo

No Label - 2003

Number of CDr copies is unknown, but very few are known to still exist.  Some copies came with handmade/handwritten sleeves by Athenar.

 

This CDr was where it all started!  Athenar came out of the basement with this, sent it to Omid at Outlaw Recordings, and it became the infamous 12" Vinyl release titled "Funeral Bell".  

 

The phone number on the back cover of CDr was removed to keep the 'Midnight calls' to a minimum! 

Tracklist:

1. Funeral Bell

2. All Hail Hell

3. Servant Of No One

4. Unholy and Rotten

5. I Am Violator

6. Hot Graves

7. Long Live Death

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Funeral Bell 12" 

Outlaw Recordings - 2003

Mini-LP released on Halloween 2003.

 

Limited to 123 copies.

There were originally supposed to be 100 copies but the pressing plant made 23 additional copies. Note original Athenar artwork from Midnight CDr used for one side of record label art.

Leather Sleeve Edition:

30 copies were put into silk-screened black "leather sleeves" handmade by Athenar's blood kin. 

Misc. Notes:

  • 15 copies included a black disco jacket sleeve inside, 15 without.

  • A few copies without the black disco jacket have the regular black silkscreened cover inside the leather sleeve, those copies essentially have a double sleeve.

Standard Edition:

The remaining 93 records were placed in black silkscreened sleeves which make up the Regular Edition.

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Leather Sleeve Version:
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Standard Edition Version:
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Midnight Leather Sleeve Demo

No Label - 2004

Limited to 10 Signed & Numbered copies.

This CDr Demo is also made of the same Leather as the limited edition Funeral Bell 12" debut release. 10 copies were handmade and numbered/written by Athenar. This demo includes two additional tracks (#8 & #9) which did not appear on the 1st demo CDr.

Tracklist:

1. Funeral Bell

2. All Hail Hell

3. Servant Of No One

4. Unholy and Rotten

5. I Am Violator

6. Hot Graves

7. Long Live Death

8. White Hot Fire

9. Endless Slut

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Midnight Violates You Live!

No Label - 2007

Limited to 50 Numbered copies.

  • 2007 Tour Only CDr. Limited to 50 copies.

  • Tracks 1-5 were recorded live on WCSB, 3/12/2007.

  • Tracks 6-11 were recorded live in Columbus, Ohio on 2/17/2007.

  • Tracks 12-19 were recorded live in Cleveland, Ohio on 12/17/2006.

Tracklist:

1.  All Hail Hell

2.  Violator

3.  Unholy & Rotten

4.  Turn Up The Hell

5.  Long Live Death

6.  Lord In Chains

7.  Violator

8.  White Hot Fire

9.  All Hail Hell

10. Vomit Queens

11. Unholy & Rotten

12. Turn Up The Hell

13. Vomit Queens

14. White Hot Fire

15. All Hail Hell

16. Take You To Hell

17. On The Wings Of Satan

18. Endless Slut

19. Unholy & Rotten

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Satanic Royalty

Hells Headbangers - 2011

Bonus track "TAP" not on the CD or cassette. Comes in a glossy jacket with heavy printed inner sleeve & large 18" x 24" poster.
 

First press:

  • Black vinyl: 400 copies 

  • Blue vinyl: 777 copies 

  • Red vinyl: 100 copies sold via Record Boy in Tokyo

  • Picture Disc: 222 copies

  • Test Press: 5 copies, white labels with numbered HHR stickers

Second Press:

  • Black vinyl: unknown

  • Blue vinyl: unknown

  • Silver vinyl: 300 copies

  • Gold vinyl: 600 copies

  • Cassette Pressing: 500 copies, came with sticker.

Third Press:

  • Purple transparent vinyl: 400 copies

  • Blue/Black Splatter vinyl: unknown

Add. Pressings (2015-2018):

  • German Flag Colors vinyl: 100 copies

  • Black vinyl repress: unknown

  • Clear With Black Red And Blue Splatter vinyl: unknown

  • Blue/Grey Swirl vinyl: unknown

  • Ultra Clear Heavy Splatter vinyl: 800 copies

Cassette Pressing:

  • 500 copies, all came with stickers.

CD Pressing:

  • Comes with bonus DVD

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Satanic Royalty Demos  

Say Hello to Mr Fist Records - 2012

Cassette only release limited to 200 copies. Released and sold exclusively at the Hells Pleasure Metalfest (Germany) 2012. There were also a handful of advanced promo copies what came in an all white cassette with no print. 

 

Printed foldout booklet & factory duplicated cassettes with print on the shells. The music repeats on both sides.

These tracks are the original demos for the Satanic Royalty album.

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Advance Promo Copy in all white
Alive on the Streets of Cleveland!

Outlaw Recordings - 2013

Recorded Live at the WCSB - Halloween Ball
Cleveland, Ohio - October 29, 2011

 

Limited edition of 280 copies.

Swirl colored vinyl that came out in 3 shades: purple swirl, dark maroon, dark purple. Comes with paper insert with tracklisting and copy of the flyer from the show.

Test pressing edition of 13 copies were made with numbered insert in black sleeve with title hand written.

  • This is an 'anti-conditionphobe' release, all copies have "VG condition" covers, were prepared with ring wear, dented corners, creases. The vinyl is fine, but there are NO copies with mint condition covers as designed.

  • There were 2 copies from the original run of LPs that had mispressed labels, they're still playable but didn't pass QA so they were put into the "practice stamp" covers pile and made into promo copies.

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Test Press Vinyl edition
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Promo "Practice Stamp" copies
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No Mercy For Mayhem

Hells Headbangers - 2014

Includes poster and a double-sided 12"x12" insert with lyrics and a photo.

Recorded December & January 2012-2013.

First press:

  • Black vinyl: unknown

  • German Flag vinyl: 300 copies sold via High Roller Records

  • Chines Flag vinyl: 100 copies on clear red vinyl with yellow splatter with a 9x9cm woven patch. Limited to 100 hand-numbered copies. Mailorder exclusive by Stress Hormones Records, China.

  • White vinyl: Japanese version on white vinyl, limited to 100 copies. Sold exclusivly via Record Boy in Tokoyo.

  • Picture Disc: 333 copies

  • Test Press: 5 copies, white labels and numbered by HHR.

  • Rejected Test Press: 10 copies, songs are not indexed (appear as single long tracks on each side). The album was recut with tracks properly indexed for final release.
     

Add. Pressings (2014-2018):

  • Oxblood vinyl: unknown

  • Silver Splatter: unknown

  • Black vinyl: unknown

  • Gold vinyl: unknown

  • Ultra Clear Multi-color Splatter vinyl: 800 copies

Cassette Pressing:

  • unknown

CD Pressing:

  • 2CD in jewelcase with foldout 6-page booklet. As an added bonus, initial CD pressings include a bonus track and a bonus live disc. (Alive On The Streets of Cleveland)

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No Mercy For Mayhem Demos  

Home Taping Cruelties - 2015

Cassette only release limited to 224 copies. Released and sold exclusively at the "Hell Over Hammaburg" Festival in Hamburg, 2015.

 

These tracks are rough rehearsal versions for the No Mercy For Mayhem album.

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Sweet Death And Ecstasy

Hells Headbangers - 2017

Includes poster and a double-sided 12"x12" insert with lyrics and a photos.

First press:

  • Black vinyl: unknown

  • German Flag vinyl: 350 copies sold via High Roller Records

  • White vinyl: 111 copies. Sold exclusively at the pre-release show in Cleveland, OH at the Agora on 10/21/17.

  • Picture Disc: 333 copies

  • Red / Orange Marbled vinyl: unknown

  • Test Press: 10 copies with handwritten & numbered labels by HHR.

Add. 2018 Pressing:

  • Red /Yellow Swirl vinyl: 1000

Cassette Pressing:

  • unknown

CD Pressing:

  • Includes Bonus disc: live rehearsal recorded in 2015 by Commandor Vanik.

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Rebirth by Blasphamy

Metal Blade Records - 2019

Debut release on Metal Blade Records.

US Exclusives:

  • Black vinyl: 750 copies

  • Oxblood vinyl: 1000 copies

  • Oxblood / Grey split vinyl w/ black splatter: 500 copies

  • Blood Red / White melt vinyl: 500 copies


EU Exclusives:

  • 180g Black vinyl: unknown

  • Grey Marbled vinyl: 1500 copies

  • Red / Blue Marbled vinyl: 1000 copies

  • Red / Black Marbled vinyl: 666 copies

  • Bloody Skin vinyl: 400 copies

  • German Flag vinyl: 200 copies

  • Jizz Spinner vinyl: 200 copies


Northeast Steel Industry Exclusives:

  • White With Red Splatter: 100 copies, exclusive to Japan

  • Black With Green / Grey Splatter: 100 copies, exclusive to China


Test Pressing:

  • Metal Blade Test Press: 5 copies

  • Northeast Steel Industry Test Press: 10 copies


Cassette Pressing:

  • Unknown


CD Pressing:

  • US Jewel case, Digipak CD, EU Exclusive

  • Other pressings include: China, Brazil, & Russia

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Northeast Steel Industry Test Press
Rehearsal Vomits

Chained Records - 2021

Live rehearsal recorded in 2015 by Commandor Vanik.

Pressing Info:

  • 200 copies released with hand stamped labels + poster, #'ed on small sticker inside of jacket:

  • 100 copies on black vinyl (which are #'ed 001-100)

  • 100 copies on yellow vinyl (which are #'ed 101-200)


Additionally there are:

  • 10 test pressing copies in special hand made sleeves, #'ed on spine.

  • 10 promo copies on black vinyl, promo stamped on labels + inside sleeve

  • 10 promo copies on yellow vinyl, promo stamped on labels + inside sleeve

  • 1 promo overrun copy on yellow vinyl, special black cover, custom inner sleeve with promo stamp.

  • 2 reference acetates with Aardvark Mastering labels

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The Metal Blade Reissues

Metal Blade Records - 2021

MIDNIGHT re-issue pressings of the three classic albums – No Mercy For Mayhem (2014), Sweet Death and Ecstasy (2017) and Satanic Royalty (2011). Available from Metal Blade Records.

'No Mercy For Mayhem'⁠

- Jewel case CD
- 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
- Red / Black Marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 500 copies)⁠
- Gold w/ Black Splatter vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 300 copies)⁠
- Clear w/ Red and Black Splatter vinyl (Band exclusive - limited to 200 copies)⁠
- Transparent Royal Blue / Black color in color vinyl (US exclusive)⁠
- Transparent Blood Red w/ Black Splatter vinyl (US exclusive)⁠

- Test Pressing vinyl (5 copies made)



'Sweet Death and Ecstasy'⁠

- Jewel case CD
- 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
- Transparent violet vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 500 copies)⁠
- Clear w/ red and black splatter vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 300 copies)⁠
- Transparent halloween orange w/ black and purple splatter vinyl (Band exclusive - limited to 200 copies)⁠
- Hot pink / doublemint melt vinyl (US exclusive)⁠
- Oxblood / cyan melt vinyl (US exclusive)⁠

- Test Pressing vinyl (5 copies made)



'Satanic Royalty' ⁠

- 2CD+DVD Digipak

- Aqua Blue & Black Melt (US exclusive)
- Transparent Deep Purple with Black and White Splatter (US exclusive)
- 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
- White/black "burst" vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 500 copies)⁠
- Gold w/ black splatter vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 300 copies)⁠
- Transparent red w/ black and white splatter vinyl (Band exclusive - limited to 200 copies)

- Test Pressing vinyl (5 copies made)

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Satanic Royalty, this special limited edition includes demos of each album track for a bonus disc (included on all formats). Additionally, the CD Digipak will come with a bonus DVD featuring a 10-year album anniversary documentary and three live shows (Defenders of the Faith, Now That’s Class, and Hell’s Pleasure).

Band Exclusive Releases (200 pressed) &
Test Pressing Copies (5 pressed)
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Let There Be Witchery

Metal Blade Records - 2022

On March 4th, Midnight released their fifth full-length, Let There Be Witchery, via Metal Blade Records.

 

'Let There Be Witchery'

- Jewel case CD (EU)

- Jewel case CD (US)

- Jewel case CD (Japan w/ bonus track: cover of ZADKIEL's "Miss Satan")

- Black Vinyl 180g (EU press)

- Green Marbled Vinyl (EU press - limited to 666 copies)

- Indigo Marbled Vinyl (EU press - limited to 500 copies)

- Wine Red Marbled Vinyl (EU press - limited to 400 copies)

- Violet Marbled Vinyl (EU - limited to 300 copies)

- Clear Lavender Vinyl (Metal Blade shop - limited to 200 copies)

- Clear Lilac Vinyl (High Roller Records exclusive - limited to 200 copies)

- Light Grey Marbled Vinyl (Decibel exclusive - limited to 300 copies)

- Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl (US press)

- Purple / Black Blend Vinyl (US press)

- Clear / Black Haze Vinyl (Band exclusive - limited to 200 copies)

- Test Pressing vinyl (5 copies made)

Let There Be Witchery track-listing:

1. Telepathic Nightmare

2. Frothing Foulness

3. In Sinful Secrecy

4. Nocturnal Molestation

5. More Torment

6. Let There Be Sodomy

7. Devil Virgin

8. Snake Obsession

9. Villainy Wretched Villainy

10. Szex Witchery

11. Miss Satan (*Bonus track on Japan CD only)

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Whitespade

Iron Grip-  2022

 

MIDNIGHT's alter ego tribute to one of the best bands ever, Motörhead! Featuring 10 original tracks, this could be the album Bronze Records rejected in between Bomber and Ace of Spades.

Available in the following formats:

  • Red Vinyl (Limited to 150 - 100 exclusive to Record Boy in Japan & 50 exclusive through US band camp)

  • Black Vinyl 1st Press (Limited to 200)

  • Black Vinyl 2nd Press (Limited to 250)

  • White Vinyl (Limited to 350)

  • Blue Vinyl (Limited to 350)

  • Black White Split Vinyl 2nd Press (Limited to 500)

  • Test Press Vinyl  (Limited to 5)

  • CD (Limited to 1000)

  • White Cassette 1st Press (Limited to 100)

  • Black Cassette 2nd Press (Limited to 100)

 

Midnight US Band Camp:

midnight-ohio.bandcamp.com/merch

Record Boy Japan:

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Let There Be Witchery Cassette 

Ironbound Records - 2023

 

MIDNIGHT 'Let There Be Witchery' Cassette

  • Black transparent shell with screen-printed logo

  • J-card 5 panel with slipcase (o-card)

  • Printed on 260gsm paper hi-quality

  • Lyrics included

  • Hand-numbered card

  • Bonus sticker

  • Edition of 250 made

Order here:
https://ironboundrecords.bandcamp.com/album/let-there-be-witchery

Releases February 23, 2023
Under exclusive license from Metal Blade Records, Inc.

⚒️🔔⚒️

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Haunting The Masonic 

No Label - 2023

 

MIDNIGHT 'Hanting The Masonic' Vinyl 12". Limited to 200 copies. 

 

Available for purchase on the 20 Years of Hell, Speed, and Sleaze 2023 US tour. Live album recorded in Detroit on November 5th, 2022.  ⚒️🔔⚒️

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Hellish Expectations

Metal Blade Records - 2024

On March 8th, Midnight released their sixth full-length, Hellish Expectations, via Metal Blade Records.

 

'Hellish Expectations'

Released on CD, Cassette and digital formats as well as Vinyl in the following color variants:

 

  • Sangria (US)

  • Metallic Marble (US)

  • Gilded Gold (US)

  • 180g Black (EU)

  • Crimson Red w/ Black Smoke (EU)

  • Orange/Red Splatter (EU)

 


Hellish Expectations Track Listing:

1. Expect Total Hell
2. Gash Scrape
3. Masked and Deadly
4. Slave Of The Blade

5. Dungeon Lust
6. Nuclear Savior
7. Deliver Us To Devil

8. Mercyless Slaughtor

9. Doom Death Desire

10. F.O.A.L.

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