Sleep’s Stoner Doom Classic “Dopesmoker” to Receive a Remastered Expanded Edition


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Sleep’s classic Stoner Doom Metal opus Dopesmoker will see a new vinyl remastered boxed set via the bands’ current label Third Man Records, owned by Jack White. This followed the end of the bands’ contract with Southern Lord that expired for their reissues earlier in 2022. This release comes from Third Man’s Vault subscription series, is limited in number, and will only be available via sign-up until April 30th. Dopesmoker will arrive totally remastered from the original source tapes of this seminal album. The package includes four “green kush” colored LPs that include the album, a custom etching and alternate takes of “Dopesmoker” – an unearthed studio version of the long-lost track “Hot Lava Man,” a 7″ featuring “Dopesmoker” (Radio Edit) and “Proceeds The Weedian” (marking the band’s first 7″ release since 1991), two foldover posters and a woven patch, all inside a custom LP slipcase. A standard 2xLP version will be available from Third Man later this summer. Sign-up is open now through April 30 at midnight CST. Continue reading


Stabbing Westward To Re-Release “Iwo Jesus” Early Demos


Stabbing Westward has been going hard the last few years since their return from hiatus with headline tours and a lot of fun events such as headlining the recent Dark Side of the Con in New Jersey. A leader from the 1990s Industrial Metal movement, The band has announced their original four-song demo from 1989, Iwo Jesus, has been remastered for re-release and will be pressed on limited purple vinyl. There will only be 300 of these made. Check out the post from the band with the backstory and a teaser video, and stay tuned for pre-order information. Continue reading


Gorilla Biscuits To Celebrate 30th Anniversary 7” With Reissue and Action Figure


 

All-time great NYHC band Gorilla Biscuits have teamed up with Super7 toy company and Revelation Records to reissue their classic original 7” record this Friday. To celebrate they will host an event at Coney Island Baby, in New York, this Friday, October 5th at 8:00pm-10: 00 pm located at 169 Avenue A, Lower East Side, New York City. Released in 1988 as Revelation Records fourth release, This first press tribute box set features a blue clothbound display box with a white foil stamp on the cover and brand new first press tribute blue card Gorilla Biscuits ReAction Figure with GB logo display base. The GB display base is also a 7” large hole adapter which conveniently fits the new 30th anniversary 7”. Revelation put out the original GB recordings and Super7, in town this week for New York Comic Con is unveiling their new line of re-action figures of beloved toys, bands, and pop culture phenomenon. Past band collaborations for Super7 include Iron Maiden and The Misfits. Continue reading


Megadeth – Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good: The Final Kill


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The back-story of Megadeth’s debut album, released in 1985, is possibly even greater than the impact that the album itself would go on to have. Possibly. For this is a damn fine and damn influential album. Fired and wired, Dave Mustaine set out to make a faster, more technically proficient, and a better album than anything his former employers Metallica had done. He was also hell-bent on proving them wrong in their assertions that he was too hampered by his vices to perform his six-string duties. And perform his six-string duties he did, indeed. However, his and band’s mass consumption of alcohol and other less-than-legal substances put such a dent in the budget of the recording of the album that the producer was fired, and the band produced the record themselves. The results were, aurally, insufficient – even with added funds to try and save the recordings. Continue reading