Metal Priestess

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Metal Priestess
EP by Plasmatics
Released October 21, 1981 (1981-10-21)
Recorded 1981
Studio The Schoolhouse
(Westport, Connecticut)
Length 25:33
Plasmatics chronology
Beyond the Valley of 1984
(1981)Beyond the Valley of 19841981
Metal Priestess
Coup d'Etat
(1982)Coup d'Etat1982
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Metal Priestess is the second extended play by American punk rock band Plasmatics. It was released on October 21, 1981[2] by Stiff Records and reissued the same year by PVC Records with an alternative cover.

Dan Hartman, who produced acts such as 38 Special and James Brown, among others, had been working on a session in LA when he picked up a copy of Beyond the Valley of 1984 and couldn't stop playing it. It was "ground breaking," he said. "I knew I wanted to meet these people and do something with them." Dan came down to the Tribeca loft where he met Wendy O. Williams and Rod Swenson and a month later he and Rod Swenson were working on the production of the Metal Priestess EP.

The creation of the EP is a result of the need to release something due to their increasing popularity, with an album being premature, partly because Capitol Records was now making overtures for the next one. Metal Priestess was recorded at Dan's private studio off his schoolhouse turned home and studio in Connecticut and released early in the fall of 1981.

In 2002, the EP was re-released through Plasmatics Media, LTD on the New Hope for the Wretched re-release.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Lunacy" 5:04
2. "Doom Song"
3. "Sex Junkie" (Live)
  • Stotts
  • Beech
  • Swenson
4. "Black Leather Monster"
  • Beech
  • Swenson
5. "12 Noon"
  • Stotts
  • Swenson
6. "Masterplan" (Live)
  • Stotts
  • Swenson
Total length: 25:33


Credits adapted from the album's liner notes.[3]


  1. ^ Deming, Mark. "New Hope for the Wretched/Metal Priestess - Plasmatics". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved April 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Plasmatics for Midline". Billboard. October 17, 1981. p. 86. Retrieved February 20, 2017. 
  3. ^ Metal Priestess (Liner notes). Plasmatics. Stiff Records. 1981. WOW 666. 

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