Metallica To Release New Vinyl Pressings Of “Garage Inc.,” “Load,” “ReLoad,” “St. Anger,” & “Death Magnetic”

Metallica have announced that they will be releasing new colored vinyl pressings of “Garage Inc.,” “Load,” “ReLoad,” “St. Anger,” and “Death Magnetic” on June 17. You can pre-order those exclusively through Walmart.

God Forbid To Release New Limited Edition Vinyl Pressing Of “Gone Forever”

God Forbid will be releasing a limited edition splatter vinyl pressing of “Gone Forever” on June 10. Fans can pre-order the record HERE.

Vocalist Byron Davis said the following about the reissue:

“I think it’s amazing that an album that changed our lives created so long ago gets a fresh new look for today’s world.”

Guitarist Doc Coyle added:

“Although ‘Gone Forever‘ has previously been released on vinyl, the original run was limited and hard-to-find. I am pleased to have God Forbid‘s breakthrough album released properly at a time when vinyl is being embraced by collectors and in conjunction with God Forbid‘s reunion show announcement. This one is for the real GF fans.”

L7 Announce “Bricks Are Heavy” 30th Anniversary Reissue And Tour

L7 will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of “Bricks Are Heavy” by reissuing the album on gold and black vinyl on September 30. The effort has been remastered and fans can pre-order it HERE.

Donita Sparks commented:

“After all these years, we began thinking it is strange that we have never received a proper accounting of actual sales to date for this record. We were so close to Certified Gold 30 years ago, surely we have crossed the line by now. We thought to hell with it, we are declaring ourselves Gold and making our own gold records. Get ‘em while they are hot.”

With this news, the group have also announced a headlining tour in which they will perform “Bricks Are Heavy” in its entirety. Here’s the dates:

10/03 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
10/04 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Heaven)
10/06 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
10/07 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
10/09 Boston, MA – Big Night Live
10/10 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
10/12 Toronto, ON – Opera House
10/13 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
10/14 Detroit, MI – Saint Andrew’s Hall
10/15 Chicago, IL – Metro
10/17 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
10/19 Denver, CO – Summit
10/22 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
10/23 Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
10/24 Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
10/27 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater
10/28 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater

Remastered Vinyl Edition Of Sleep’s “Dopesmoker” To Be Released As Part Of Third Man Records‘ Vault Series

A remastered vinyl edition of Sleep’s “Dopesmoker” is set to be released as part of Third Man Records‘ vault series. Fans who want the record will have to subscribe before midnight CST on April 30. The following was said about the release:

“Announcing Third Man Records Vault Package #52, Sleep: Dopesmoker, featuring remastered audio 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” and 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”

The Dillinger Escape Plan & Mike Patton Announce 20th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Of “Irony Is A Dead Scene”

The Dillinger Escape Plan and Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, etc.) will be releasing a 20th anniversary vinyl edition of their collaborative EP, “Irony Is A Dead Scene,” on May 13. Pre-orders are available HERE.

Deadguy To Release “Body Parts” 7″

Deadguy will be releasing a new limited edition 7″ featuring songs that were recorded at Trax East Studios in 1994. The effort, which is titled “Body Parts,” is already sold out online, but it will be available at select retailers in Philadelphia and New York City on March 15.

The band commented:

“DEADGUY recorded five songs with Steve Evetts at Trax East studios in February 1994, three of which were pressed onto the band’s first 7” single, “White Meat.” The other two tracks, “Body Parts” and and early version of their stand-out track “Die With Your Mask On,” sat on a cassette given to Tom Bejgrowicz by drummer Dave Rosenberg in the mid-90s and are seeing the light of day for the first time ever.

The DEADGUY REUNION Service Manual Zine + “Body Parts” 7” Bundle — 248 copies of the 7” were pressed onto translucent SEAGLASS vinyl and exclusively bundled with a 28-page zine, signed and numbered by the photographer, featuring all-access photography by Tom Bejgrowicz of the band’s first-ever reunion show at the Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest in Philadelphia.
“Body Parts” 7” — 240 copies of the 7” were pressed onto translucent YELLOW vinyl and are also available.

Limited quantities of both will be available in-stores at @creeprecordshop (Philly), @generationrecords (NYC) and @aditlrecords (Lancaster) on Tuesday, March 15th.”

[via The PRP]

Cannabis Corpse To Reissue “The Weeding” In April

Cannabis Corpse are planning to reissue their 2009 EP, “The Weeding,” on April 22. The effort will be available on white vinyl (limited to 500) and as a limited edition CD digipak. Notably, the vinyl will feature UV print and a gold-foil stamped jacket. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Darkthrone To Release 30th Anniversary Vinyl Edition Of “A Blaze In The Northern Sky” Featuring Paper From 1666 & Ink Made With Powdered Goat Horns

Darkthrone will be releasing a 30th anniversary clear vinyl pressing of “A Blaze In The Northern Sky” on June 22. The effort, which is limited to 666 copies, will be signed by Fenriz and Nocturno Culto and it will feature paper from a book that was printed in 1666 and ink that was made with powdered goat horns. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Tool To Release Ultra Deluxe Vinyl Edition Of “Fear Inoculum” In April

Tool will be releasing a limited edition ultra deluxe vinyl edition of their latest album “Fear Inoculum” on April 8. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

The band shared the following information on the set:

“The eagerly-awaited vinyl version of TOOL’s critically-acclaimed fifth album, Fear Inoculum, arrives on April 8 via RCA Records, with the GRAMMY®-Award winning release spread over 5 LPs and paired with new, extensive artwork. Pre-orders are available now via the link in our bio.

Guitarist Adam Jones reconceptualized the already stunning album packaging with each of the 180g vinyl discs emblazoned with music playable on the A-side (see tracklist below), beautiful etching on a non-playable B-side and accompanied by an elaborate pictorial booklet including never-before-seen artwork. The limited-edition set, which also features a new cover and high-quality foil, is housed in a hard shell box.

The labor of love featured a team of artists and designers who worked in tandem with Jones: Mackie Osborne (@mackieoh), Deborah Sheedy (@deborahsheedy), Alex Grey (@alexgreycosm), Joyce Su (@joycesu), Sean Cheetham (@seancheetham) and many others.

TOOL has consistently elevated the concept of album art, from the groundbreaking Fear Inoculum CD release fronted by a 4” HD rechargeable screen with exclusive video footage (“Recusant Ad Infinitum”) to 10,000 Days’ integrated stereoscopic lenses to Ænima’s lenticular jewel case, Jones has pushed the boundaries of what is possible. He has been twice nominated in the GRAMMY®-Awards Best Recording Package category, taking home the trophy in 2007 for 10,000 Days.

Fear Inoculum Ultra Deluxe vinyl tracklisting:

Disc 1: “Fear Inoculum” and “Pneuma”

Disc 2: “Invincible”

Disc 3: “Legion Inoculant” and “Descending”

Disc 4: “Culling Voices” “Chocolate Chip Trip”

Disc 5: “7empest” and “Mockingbeat””

Metal Blade Records To Reissue “Metal Massacre I” On Vinyl

As part of their 40th anniversary celebration, Metal Blade Records will be reissuing “The New Heavy Metal Revue Presents Metal Massacre I” on vinyl. The effort, which helped launch the careers of Metallica, Ratt, Malice, etc., will be available on April 22 in two colors, ruby red (limited to 5000) and clear (limited to 2000).

“Metal Massacre I” Track Listing:

Side One:

01. Steeler – “Cold Day In Hell”
02. Bitch – “Live For The Whip”
03. Malice – “Captive Of Light”
04. Ratt – “Tell The World”
05. Avatar – “Octave”

Side Two:

01. Black ‘n Blue – “Chains Around Heaven”
02. Cirith Ungol – “Death Of The Sun”
03. Demon Flight – “Dead Of The Night”
04. Pandemonium – “Fighting Backwards”
05. Malice – “Kick You Down”
06. Metallica – “Hit The Lights”

Metal Blade Records commented:

“Marking our 40th anniversary this year, we’re incredibly excited to announce the reissue of Metal Massacre Volume One, for the first time on vinyl since 1984! For those who’ve been with MB since the beginning, you’ll remember this release showcased the best of LA’s unsigned metal acts of the time such as Metallica , RATT, Malice and more!

Two limited variants have been pressed. /5000 Ruby Red at the MB shop and /2000 Clear exclusively at The first 250 pre-orders at the MB shop will receive an exclusive patch! Metal Massacre 1 will be available April 22nd.

Pre-order NOW at

This is merely the start of our 40th celebration. The Cannibal Corpse tour is underway, Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly this Summer plus the official opening of the Metal Blade Museum in Las Vegas!

Until more events are announced, head to METAL BLADE RECORDS and stream a special 80’s-inspired playlist, personally selected by Brian Slagel, featuring some of the era’s hottest bands including ARMORED SAINT, D.R.I., FLOTSAM & JETSAM and tons more. One-of-a-kind, exclusive designs helmed by the masterful and malevolent minds of metal’s most sought-after artists will be available for a limited time – Ed Repka (Megadeth, Venom, Nuclear Assault), Elinor Kantor (Testament, Soulfly, Sodom), Travis Smith (Opeth, Overkill, Slayer), Sam Didier (HammerFall, Amon Amarth).