As previously announced, Craft Recordings will release a new comprehensive reissue of George Thorogood and The Destroyers’ Live in Boston, 1982 will now be available worldwide on December 18th (as a four-LP set on 180-gram vinyl, a two-CD set, and across digital platforms). This release was delayed due to industry-wide issues following the global pandemic. In addition, the special deluxe edition (pressed on four red-marbled vinyl, including an eye-catching poster, and limited to 1,800 units) is still being released as a Record Store Day exclusive, but will now be available in record stores on Friday, December 11th. Click here to find the nearest participating RSD retailer. Watch the album trailer now!Continue reading
Today is the final Record Store Dayevent of 2020, Record Store Black Friday 2020. While this has been a devastating year for the entire world financially, the music industry has suffered the most. None more so than DIY bands and Record shops, the lifeblood of purchasing music and supporting the ecosystem. As many in the mediahave pointed out, of the countless great Record Store Day special releases out this year, today’s seem to be among the very best including Alice In Chains, Corey Taylor, Chris Cornell, David Gilmour, Anthrax, Puscifer, Post Malone, Masters of Reality, Baroness, Ice-T, Best Coast, Motorhead, Sonny Rollins and many more. If you have the cash and can support record stores and your favorite bands, today is one of the last days in 2020 to do it. Continue reading
Clutch announces a special new LP boxed set for Record Store Day drop #3, THe Obelisk, due this Saturday, October 24th via Weathermaker Music. The limited-edition set includes 12 LPs, a Turntable Slipmat, Signed Lithograph, all exclusives. The Obelisk is a box set that consists of all of Clutch’s Weathermaker Music vinyl releases. There are six doj um7t. In addition, the box contains a turntable mat and a square, artist signed lithograph. The rigid box has a magnetic closure and the silver foil is stamped on black Sierra cloth. This is a premium collector’s item and only 2000 exist in the world. Clutch released their twelfth studio album, Book of Bad Decisions, through their own Weathermaker Music in 2018
We have been blessed with a lot of great Mastodon news of late, from celebrating their 20th anniversary, their new song on the Bill And Ted Face The Music soundtrack – “Rufus Lives”, to the band hitting the studio to work on full-length number eight. So 2020 seems like a good time for a good old odds and sods release, the cleverly titled Medium Rarities (Reprise).
GWAR is preparing a special Record Store Day release, a compilation of the original Death Piggy EPs onare combined here with unreleased and compilation tracks on 180g metallic gold vinyl with experimental etchings, remastered from the original tapes and with liner notes written by the band’s guitarist Russ Bahorsky. Death Piggy was the hardcore punk band that Dave Brockie founded in 1982 that lasted until 1984 before disbanding due to the death of drummer Sean Sumner. Death Piggy was the predecessor to GWAR. Brockie passed away at age 50 in 2014, but GWAR continues today. Continue reading
Robert Trujillo of Metallica and Infectious Grooves has shared a new video for Record Store Day! Trujillo is promoting a new Infectious Grooves 12” album, celebrating the Infectious Grooves reunion release of new music. This will be the first new IG music Trujillo has made with the band in over twenty-five years. The band will help celebrate Record Store Day in France with a special Disquaire Day in France: Infectious Grooves performance, live at Hellfest on June 20! Infectious Grooves was created by Trujillo and singer Mike Muir as a side project to that band Suicidal Tendencies. Watch the clip now! Continue reading
Metal-inspired Flamenco guitar masters Rodrigo y Gabriela are releasing a new EP on Record Store Black Friday on 29th November 2019. Mettal. Coming to fans on limited edition vinyl and only available from independent record stores. The EP will contain RodGab takes on classic thrash track such as Megadeth’s ‘Holy Wars’, Slayer’s ‘Seasons In The Abyss’, and Metallica’s ‘Battery’. All three tracks were produced and recorded by Sanchez in Oslo, Norway and finished at the duo’s own Lumbini Studio in Ixtapa, Zihuatenejo, Mexico. METTAL EP was mixed by Jim Monti (Slipknot, Metallica, KoRN) and then mastered by GRAMMY® Award-winner Ted Jensen (Bring Me The Horizon, Disturbed, Halestorm) at Sterling Sound, Nashville. The duo is also kicking off a new run of tour dates tonight, see them below! Check out the cover of ‘Battery’.right now!
Beastie Boys recently celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of their Ill Communication (Grand Royal) album. The band is now releasing a special single version of their classic track ‘Sabotage’ as a RSD3 3-inch. The release date is July 19, 2019, and the initial pressing is limited to 2500 items. The RSD3 mini-turntable record players were a special collaboration made in conjunction with Record Store Day 2019 and players can be bought at participating dealers. More details about the ‘Sabotage’ single can be found below. Previous RSD3 special releases so far include Foo Fighters, Epitaph Records and Third Man Records special collections.Continue reading
Legendary drone masters SunnO))) will release their new album Life Metal, due out digitally on April 26th, via Southern Lord. The band just held some special Record Store Day listening parties and exclusive vinyl and CD releases, and now thanks to NPR, you can stream the full album over a week early! Check it out!Continue reading
High on Fire is having a busy week! They shred their cover of Thin Lizzy early era banger ‘Vagabonds of The Western World’, as part of Glory or Death Records’ Bow to Your Masters series which you can hear below. They also released a new EP today for Record Store Day, Bat Salad. The EP has one original and covers of Celtic Frost and Black Sabbath! Check it out! You can find the EP on sale here: