Primus Announce 10th Anniversary Green Vinyl Pressing Of “Green Naugahyde”

Primus have announced that they will be releasing a 10th anniversary vinyl pressing of “Green Naugahyde” on November 5. You can pre-order the effort now on ghostly green vinyl. This news comes after the band recently reissued their 1989 EP “Suck On This” on cobalt blue vinyl.

Iron Maiden, Evanescence, Puscifer, Etc. Releases Set For 2021 Black Friday Record Store Day Event

The full list of special releases for this year’s Black Friday Record Store Day event (November 26) has officially been revealed. You can find that HERE. A list of various rock/metal releases can also be found below.

Rock/Metal Releases:

  • Aerosmith – “1971: The Road Starts Hear” (LP/Cassette)
  • All Them Witches – “Live On The Internet” (3XLP)
  • Blackberry Smoke – “Stoned” (LP)
  • Alice Cooper – “Brutal Planet” (2XLP)
  • Crobot – “Rat Child” EP (Vinyl)
  • Dio – “Holy Diver” (LP Picture Disc)
  • Dio – “The Last In Line” (LP Picture Disc)
  • Evanescence – “Evanescence” (LP)
  • Fleetwood Mac – “Alternate Live” (2XLP)
  • Billy F. Gibbons – “Hardware” (CD)
  • The Reverend Horton Heat – “We Three Kings” (LP)
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Paris ’67” (LP)
  • Iron Maiden – “Iron Maiden” (LP Picture Disc)
  • Judas Priest – “Best Of Judas Priest” (2XLP)
  • King’s X “Please Come Home … Mr. Bulbous” (LP)
  • James LaBrie – “Elements Of Persuasion” (2XLP)
  • LA Guns – “Waking The Dead” (LP)
  • Motörhead – “The Lost Tapes, Vol. 1 (Live In Madrid 1995)” (2XLP)
  • Mr. Big – “Lean Into It” (LP)
  • Night Ranger – “Somewhere In California” (LP)
  • Ozzy Osbourne – “No More Tears” (12″ Picture Disc)
  • Poison – “Flesh & Blood” (LP)
  • Puscifer – “Billy D And The Hall Of Feathered Serpents: Puscifer Live at the Mayan Theatre” (7″ Vinyl)
  • Puscifer – “Existential Reckoning: Live at Arcosanti” (LP)
  • Gavin Rossdale – “Wanderlust” (2XLP)
  • Saigon Kick – “The Lizard” (LP)
  • Smith/Kotzen – “Better Days” (Vinyl)
  • Joe Strummer – “Johnny Appleseed” (12″ Vinyl)
  • Tesla – “Mechanical Resonance” (LP)
  • Twiztid – “I Tried 2 Warn U” (7″ Vinyl)
  • Nancy Wilson – “You And Me” (2XLP)

[via Loudwire]

Slayer’s Early Catalog To Be Reissued On CD, Vinyl & Cassette

Metal Blade Records have announced that they will be reissuing Sayer’s early catalog on October 22. “Show No Mercy,” “Haunting The Chapel,” “Live Undead,” and “Hell Awaits” will all be available on CD, vinyl, and cassette. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Here’s the available options:

“Show No Mercy“:

– jewelcase CD
– cassette (featuring a fold-out J-card and a smokey tint cassette shell)
– 180g black vinyl
– transparent red / black split vinyl (US exclusive)
– orange marbled vinyl (US exclusive)
– transparent red / black splatter vinyl (US exclusive)
– orange / red melt vinyl (EU exclusive)
– red / white splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 1000 copies)

“Haunting The Chapel“:

– jewelcase CD
– cassette (featuring a fold-out J-card and a smokey tint cassette shell)
– 180g black vinyl
– opaque red / black split vinyl (US exclusive)
– red / white marbled vinyl (US exclusive)
– black / white splatter vinyl (US exclusive)
– red / white melt vinyl (EU exclusive)
– red / black splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 1000 copies)

“Live Undead“:

– jewelcase CD
– cassette (featuring a fold-out J-card and a smokey tint cassette shell)
– 180g black vinyl
– midnight blue / black split vinyl (US exclusive)
– grey / black marbled vinyl (US exclusive)
– clear / blood red splatter vinyl (US exclusive)
– blue / white / black splatter vinyl (EU exclusive)
– blue / black splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 1000 copies)

“Hell Awaits“:

– jewelcase CD
– cassette (featuring a fold-out J-card and a smokey tint cassette shell)
– 180g black vinyl
– transparent orange / black split vinyl (US exclusive)
– red marbled vinyl (US exclusive)
– transparent orange / black splatter vinyl (US exclusive)
– orange / red splatter vinyl (EU exclusive)
– red / yellow / black circle splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 1000 copies)

The Mars Volta’s “Amputechture” To Receive New Vinyl Release In September

The Mars Volta have announced that they will be reissuing “Amputechture” on vinyl on September 3. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

All That Remains To Reissue “The Fall Of Ideals” On Vinyl In November

All That Remains have announced a 15th anniversary vinyl reissue of “The Fall Of Ideals.” The effort will be available on November 12 and each colored pressing will be limited to 500 copies. Pre-orders are available HERE. In related news, the band will also be celebrating the 15th anniversary of the album with a new documentary and an upcoming tour. More information regarding those will be revealed at a later date. Frontman Phil Labonte commented:

“We’re so thankful to everyone who has kept this disc in their hearts for the past 15 years. We are proud to celebrate the reissue and can’t wait to tell you about all the other cool things we have in store.”

Cannabis Corpse To Reissue First Three Albums On Vinyl, Cassette, & CD

Cannabis Corpse will be reissuing their first three albums on vinyl, cassette, and CD later this year. “Beneath Grow Lights Thou Shalt Rise” will be available on September 3, “Blunted At Birth” will be available on October 8, and “Tube Of The Resinated” will be available on November 5. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Chimaira’s “Pass Out Of Existence” Set To Be Released On Vinyl For The First Time

Chimaira have announced that their 2001 album “Pass Out Of Existence” will be released on vinyl for the first time later this year. Pre-orders are available HERE until September 16.

The following details were shared for the release:

  • First worldwide release on vinyl!
  • Features a previously unreleased live show from 2002
  • Includes bonus demos debuting on vinyl and 3 new 2021 previously unreleased mixes.
  • Pressed on multi-colored vinyl and comes in deluxe packaging
  • Limited and individually foil-stamp numbered

Frontman Mark Hunter commented:

“Twenty years ago, we set out to make an album that would make us ‘huge,’ and we’d become one of the ‘biggest metal bands in the world.’ I don’t think our story is rare, and like most with delusions of grandeur, we failed. We all had high expectations when Pass Out dropped. The label, managers, and of course, the 6 of us.

The album debuted, and we got slaughtered on message boards. It seemed like our hardcore fans hated it. The album also stuttered out of the gate. Our peers had sold a lot more albums first week, and this gave everyone pause. There were great tours. Slayer, Machine Head, Fear Factory… but after our abysmal first week sales, the support dried up. We went out and toured on our own to anyone that would show up.

I remember we had a sick show in Duluth, playing to about 9 people. To make a long story short, we felt like Rocky at the end of part 1 when we finished this album cycle. *Spoiler alert – We went the distance, got our asses kicked, and lost. But just like Rocky, it wasn’t all bad, and we spawned a bunch of fantastic sequels. More importantly, we found out years later how much this album influenced some of the top deathcore bands out there.

I remember being on tour once and hearing Zach from Whitechapel play the riff from ‘Taste My…‘ I was dumbfounded. Y’all like THAT album???? At the time it still wasn’t enough to wash the stink of losing away. This album felt like an old high school yearbook photo when your mom made you wear that awful sweater from Sears, and your hair looks like something straight from mulletsgalore.com.

My advice to young and upcoming musicians would be to have zero expectations. Then you won’t feel like you got punched in the genitals repeatedly. Here we are about to celebrate 20 years. My attitude has come full circle. I am super proud of this album. But it’s the fans that helped me realize its significance.

I’ve been streaming for the past year on Twitch and having the opportunity to interact with fans and hear how much this record means to them made me realize we did, in fact, win. We had a rare opportunity to remix some of the fan favorites from the album. We hadn’t quite developed our sound yet but now we can put that familiar ‘Chimaira‘ spin on them. Hope you dig ‘em!

Also, we included the demo for ‘Taste My…‘ I don’t think anyone has heard this. To top it off there is a live show from Orlando that is straight from the soundboard. It is pretty sweet to hear how aggressive we were. We’re too old for that shit now. Thank you all that voted for this release and made it happen. Enjoy!”

Metallica Release Chris Cornell Tribute Performance On Vinyl

Metallica have released their live covers of Soundgarden’s “All Your Lies” and “Head Injury” on vinyl as part of their “Vinyl Club.” The tracks were recorded during the “I Am The Highway” tribute concert for Chris Cornell at the Forum in Los Angeles, CA in January 2019.

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich commented:

“Thank you for your musk, thank you for the words, for your thoughts… Thank you for the shows, thank you for the good times, for putting yourself out there… and thank you, along with your fellow bandmates, for giving us something that inspired us, excited us, meant something, moved us, and not only gave us belief in the possibilities, but turned us the fuck on.

What an honor to have known you, to have shared the stage with you and created next level memories, and ultimately to nave been included in the LA celebration of your life, which allowed us the opportunity to share with the world just how much your music and your brilliance meant to us.

Here are two of our favorite old-school Soundgarden tracks from that special night.”

Cornell’s widow Vicky added:

“Thank you so much to Metallica for the love and appreciation that you have shown for Chris and for memorializing that love, admiration and support from your performances at the ‘I Am The Highway’ tribute on this truly amazing and special vinyl.

Joining the tribute concert meant so much to me and my children and to so many fans around the world… And I know how proud Chris would be, not only because you were there as his friends, but also because he was such a huge Metallica fan.

Thank you so much and thank you Lars for your very kind words about Chris. It is true that ‘a man is not dead while his name is still spoken.’ Thank you for continuing to honor him.”

New Colored Vinyl Pressings Of Cannibal Corpse’s “Eaten Back To Life,” “Butchered At Birth,” & “Tomb Of The Mutilated” To Be Released In October

Metal Blade Records will be releasing new colored vinyl pressings of Cannibal Corpse’s “Eaten Back To Life,” “Butchered At Birth,” and “Tomb Of The Mutilated” on October 8. Pre-orders are available HERE.