Friday, February 21, 2014

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

from our friends at Relapse

ASG - Win Us Over (2XLP Pre-Order)

Double LP reissue of ASG's classic 2008 record, remastered for vinyl! This is a triumph of a record that has LONG been out of print!  Complete with download code for the full album!

***Blue w/ yellow splatter 2xLP housed in gatefold packaging.  Includes free digital download of the entire album***

Pressing Info: 
First Relapse Press
800 x White w/ Yellow, Blue, and Orange Splatter Standard Gram
700 x Royal Blue w/ Mustard Yellow Splatter Standard Gram
100 x Clear (do not request clear)

Get it Relapse


from Season-Of-Mist

ARCHSPIRE’s LP 'The Lucid Collective' Available On Red Vinyl

Technical death metallers ARCHSPIRE’s new album is entitled ‘The Lucid Collective’ and will hit the stores on April 25th (April 29th in North America).

‘The Lucid Collective’ will be released on CD, limited edition red LP, regular black LP, and merchandising. All formats can be pre-ordered at Season of Mist’s e-shop.

'The Lucid Collective' was recorded at Rain City Recorders, in Vancouver, B.C. and was engineered, mixed, and mastered by Stuart McKillop (BAPTISTS, BISON B.C.) with additional engineering by Curtis Buckoll and Mark Mckitrick. The band documented their stay at the studio, and the footage can be found here.

ARCHSPIRE recently announced an April string of dates in Western Canada. The tour, which starts on April 10 in Edmonton, sees ARCHSPIRE play alongside KATAKLYSM and ABORTED

Pre-Order HERE


Les Claypool's Duo De Twang - Four Foot Shack

How "deconstructed" can a group get? How about just one vocal, one bass, one guitar, and a basic beat supplied by stomping on a mini-tambourine-doohickey? That's exactly what everyone's favorite storyteller/narrator, Les Claypool, is incorporating in his new band, Duo de Twang. While Les is still pulling double duty with the Primus lads, he has also found the time to unite with his old buddy, Bryan Kehoe, who fans will recognize from several past Claypool projects, and also as one of the main actors from Les' hilarious jam band mockumentary, 'Electric Apricot: Quest for Festeroo.' But unlike Primus, DDT focuses more on the Americana/rootsy side of things - as heard throughout the band's debut recording Four Foot Shack

Available now from ATORecords


from MetalBlade

PILGRIM: Rhode Island Doom Bringers To Release Sophomore Full-Length

Wizards and warriors, rejoice, for the chosen one has returned! The Misery Wizard lives!

Since the early 2012 unveiling of their debut sonic behemoth "MISERY WIZARD", fans and critics alike have patiently yet anxiously awaited the second chapter in the ongoing legacy of the almighty PILGRIM, a three-piece doom metal band from Rhode Island, USA.

Their first release shook the doom metal underground to its core, making a loud, in your face effort to bring doom metal back to its most minimalist and archaic roots, restoring it to its former glory. Their critical success, paired with their controversial interviews and emotionally draining live performances have lead PILGRIM to excellence, traversing the globe performing sold-out shows in multiple countries and playing festivals alongside some of the biggest names in their genre. Two years later, the fabled outfit has returned with a brand new record, the highly anticipated next installment of their aural adventure "PILGRIM II: VOID WORSHIP."

PILGRIM returns more powerful than ever, wielding eight new epic tracks laden with tales of sword and sorcery, death, doom and destruction. Recorded at Moonlight Mile Recording by audio mastermind Mike Moebius, II: VOID WORSHIP delivers an absolutely unrivaled quality of tone and heaviness that many critics felt their original effort MISERY WIZARD had lacked. The band takes a new approach to their song writing, replacing meditated, repetitive hypnosis-inducing dirges with more calculated and demented powerhouse riffs. They build, shape, and climb into frenzied climaxes and fade into sweet sonic releases, molding perfectly crafted rock songs into twisting spires of evil doom metal masterpieces. It is obvious that PILGRIM has matured, both musically and as individuals, in their past two years of global conquest.

**180 Gram Vinyl**  Pre-Order: Expected to ship on or around March 27, 2014 *

Pre-Order HERE


from BecauseSoundMatters

The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends 2LP Vinyl Exclusive

THE FLAMING LIPS AND HEADY FWENDS includes vocal and musical assistance from such disparate playmates as Yoko Ono, Nick Cave, Bon Iver, Ke$ha and many more. Some of these tracks have already appeared on previously released, extremely limited edition color vinyl 12" EPs released in past months which sold out as soon as they became available. And all tracks were released together as a special limited edition Record Store Day 2012 vinyl 12" that was one of the most in demand items of the day.

Get a copy at BecauseSoundMatters


new releases from our friends at MusicOnVinyl


Where some artists write from the head and others from the heart, Whigs' songwriter/front man Greg Dulli writes from the groin. His lyrics are filled with dark images of romantic obsession. Perhaps no other band can play with such restraint, letting musical tension build until it can do nothing other than explode. Dulli in his finest voice can move from desperate screams to a quiet sinister crooning at the turn of a chord.

Black Love was released in 1996 and further built on their trademark mix of Grunge, Indie Rock, Soul and Blues. The band lay out dark, raw Grungy grooves for Dulli to sing his twisted lyrics to; a perfect match. Now available on vinyl for the first time since 1996!
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl 
  • Insert 
  • Gatefold sleeve


Feast your ears with raw and dirty Blues from one of the most influential Blues musicians that ever walked the planet.

The second volume in the Memphis Days series collects all the known Memphis recordings that were either issued or originally offered to Chess Records. As such, it stands as a marvelous collection of Wolf's early 78s for that label. But what truly puts it over the top is the added bonus of a newly discovered acetate featuring several unissued versions of "How Many More Years" and "Baby Ride With Me (Riding in the Moonlight)". The great sound and the performances make it a must-have.
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl 
  • Insert 
  • Available on vinyl for the first time!


Their first major label release Scratch The Surface (1994) brought mainstream attention toward New York's hardest working Hardcore bands Sick Of It All. Established as THE seminal Hardcore band combining furious Punk Rock with enticing live shows, they conquered stages all over the world, quickly becoming the headlining attraction on many Rock festivals and hardcore shows.

Guitarist Pete Koller's furious riffing and energetic stage antics, Lou Koller's distinctive voice and charisma, drummer Armand Majidi and bassist Craig Setari turned New York Hardcore into the undisputed flag bearer of the worldwide Hardcore movement.

Promoted with videos for "Step Down" and "Scratch The Surface",  the album made a quick impact and has since become a staple in every hardcore kid's album collection. To celebrate this vinyl reissue, we're numbering the first 1500 copies and press 'em on fiery yellow/red vinyl! To top things off, we've included the bonus track "Straight Ahead."
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl 
  • Insert
  • Includes bonus track "Straight Ahead"
  • First pressing of 1500 numbered copies on yellow/red marbled vinyl


Dieter Meier, heir turned conceptual artist, joined Boris Blank to form the electronic synth group Yello in the late '70s. Combining samples and beats with Meier's deep and distinctive voice, Yello became experts in combining the suave with the eclectic.

One Second was their 5th album, released in 1987. Highlight on the album are the B-side's opener "The Rhythm Divine" which features Shirley Bassey on vocals, and "Goldrush" which had a marvelous video that got heavy rotation on the music television networks.

This is the first reissue of One Second since its original release. To celebrate its rerelease, we've remastered the album to good effect and included the bonus track "L'Hôtel."
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl 
  • Exclusively remastered
  • Including the bonus track "L'Hôtel"


IKEA issues statement to reassure vinyl lovers about Expedit replacement


from our friends at SlyVinyl

Lost Highway – 10th Anniversary 28LP Box Set // Limited to 250 Clear Vinyl

Brothers In Law – Hard Times For Dreamers // Limited to 250 Clear Vinyl LP


CRADLE OF FILTH's 1993 Demo 'Total F**king Darkness' Released On Vinyl


Death Jam Posse and Laser Wolf Records Release "Death Wolf" on Vinyl


Nirvana's 'In Utero' Gets Record Store Day Tribute Album Featuring Jay Reatard, Ceremony, Thursday


from the land they call ireland:

Tower is back in vinyl groove with new store switch


great news from washington DC:

New D.C. Record Store Puts A New Spin On Old Tunes


from the great state of west virginia

Sullivan's Records, where vinyl never goes out of style


from the great state of minnesota:

Barely Brothers Records adds vinyl to retro shopping hub


Pharrell's Grammy Hat Could Be Yours 

Bid on the hat that took the 2014 Grammy Awards and social media by storm," and describes it as a "mountain" hat. In addition to a giant hat, the winner will also get a letter of authenticity.

Follow the auction on eBay


album cover art of the day (i'm a sucker for skulls!)

HOLY MOSES: 'Redefined Mayhem' Cover Artwork, Track Listing


for shits and giggles:

2CELLOS Releases New Music Video For Their Version Of AC/DC's 'Thunderstruck'

2CELLOS releases a new music video for their unique version of AC/DC's "Thunderstruck."Created with the look and feel of the Baroque era, the video finds the guys in a formal concert setting. What begins with a classical cello performance quickly turns into a high-octane, head-banging rendition of "Thunderstruck."


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