Heavy Metal legend Kirk Hammett of Metallica has released his first single as a solo artist, from his upcoming debut solo EP as the track – “High Plains Drifter.” The track opens the second side of Portals, Kirk’s four-song EP out April 23, 2022, via Blackened Recordings across digital platforms, on CD, and as a Record Store Day Exclusive Ocean Blue Vinyl EP (including a download card). Jam it out now! Continue reading
Legendary Avant-Garde and multifaceted artist Jarboe will reissue her essential early album Skin Blood Women Roses for Dutch Record Store Day on April 23rd, 2022 via Consouling Sounds. The album package will be available as an LP Gatefold – limited edition, transparent red & black vinyl and as a CD – 6-panel digipack. She just a new music video for “Red Rose” which you can see below!
Universal Music will release Def Leppard’s seminal album “High ‘n’ Dry” for Record Store Day 2022, on the 45th anniversary of Def Leppard forming in 1977. “High ‘n’ Dry” will be released as a picture disc, for the very first time, on the 23rd, April 2022. Continue reading
Faith No More has released their previously vinyl-only single of JG Thirlwell “Motherfucker” from their 2015 comebacck album, Sol Invictus (Ipecac Recordings). The amazing avant-garde recasting of the major single from Sol Invictus is reimagined by Thirlwell, the post-Punk innovator best known for his many projects such as Foetus, Marc Almond, soundtracks for Venture Brothers and Archer. The original single wasa Record Store Day release only. Enjoy, you !%@%$%!
Soen has shared an exclusive new single for their Record Store Day drops #2 earlier this month, The Undiscovered Lotus. The album features new tracks from their 2019 album Lotus (Silver Lining Music) recording sessions. The band shared “EMDR” with others possibly to follow from the vinyl only release (“Thurifer”, “Virtue”) will be released on all DSPs. The band released their last full-length album Imperial (Spinefarm Records) earlier this year, Listen to “EMDR” now!
Perennial pranksters and Rock n Roll Hall of Famers Foo Fighters will release a Bee Gees covers album, under the moniker Dee Gees for Records Store Day Drop #2 on July 17th, 2021. Hail Satin – a limited edition vinyl album packaged era-appropriately in a dazzling rainbow mylar sleeve, the album promised to be a party album for summertime. Recorded at Foo Fighters’ 606 studios, Side A features faithful renditions of five Bee Gees tracks “You Should Be Dancing,” Night Fever,” “Tragedy” and “More Than A Woman” + Andy Gibb’s “Shadow Dancing. Side B contains live at 606 renditions of roughly half of their new album, Medicine At Midnight.
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 Day event 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 media have 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).