Recorded and mixed at Caet Studio, Berlin, Germany, October 8-15, 1984.
Mastered at Studio-Nord-Bremen (SNB), Germany.
The tracklisting reflects the original European mini-album. The first American release by Enigma Records
/Metal Blade Records
added two tracks, making Morbid Tales an LP:
3. Dethroned Emperor (4:38)
4. Morbid Tales (3:29)
These tracks were also featured on a Noise promo called Metal Attack Volume 1, released in 1985, and later the Emperor's Return EP.
German pressing featured the heptagram in red with full poster with lyrics to "Morbid Tales". First pressings had a sticker that stated "Ex-Hellhammer members, limited black vinyl, includes poster" while subsequent issues had it printed on the cover in silver. Noise also pressed a picture disc of this album that dates from 1985 in a limited run of 200 copies .
Original CD release included the Emperor's Return EP.
This edition cat. nr. NCD 003
The 1998 US digipak version also included Hellhammer - Apocalyptic Raids EP.
Re-released in 1999 with bonus tracks (from Emperor's Return EP):
2-9 as on the original American release.
10. Circle of the Tyrants (4:42)
11. Visual Aggression (4:08)
12. Suicidal Winds (4:33)