Halestorm To Reissue “Live In Philly 2010” On Vinyl

Halestorm will be reissuing their live album “Live In Philly 2010” on clear and black mixed colored vinyl this December. The effort has been remastered by Ted Jensen and it will be limited to 5,000 copies. Pre-orders can be found HERE and they are expected to ship on December 11. Lzzy Hale commented:

“10 years ago was the beginning of a new lifetime. We had just released our first album on Atlantic Records. It was a time of discovering who we were, not just to ourselves…but who we were to the world. When I listen to this live album, I still remember the feeling of beautiful panic before hitting the stage at the TLA, a place where I had experienced the live shows of many of my idols as a young Pennsylvania girl. Most of these songs were relatively new and some we were performing live for the first time. I can hear the growling hunger of the four of us. We were ravenous and hell bent on proving ourselves on a new level. This show was a step forward toward a future unknown…the rest is history.”

Amorphis To Release “Brother And Sister” Vinyl Single

Amorphis will be releasing a new vinyl single titled “Brother And Sister” on December 18. The effort, which can be pre-ordered HERE, will be limited to 666 copies and it will come with the title track and another song titled “As Mountains Crumble.“ Both of those tracks were previously available on the digipak edition of the band’s latest album “Queen Of Time.“ New limited edition vinyl pressings of that record will also be released on October 23. Keyboardist Santeri Kallio commented:

“Two great songs from ‘Queen Of Time‘ sessions in vinyl which is great. Atmospherical ‘Brother and Sister‘ and majestic prog-driven ‘As Mountains Crumble‘ were also good candidates for the ‘Queen of Time‘ album final track list, but in the final run ended up as an album bonus tracks to give a special edge for different releases. With this release it is great to see these songs get more attention they deserve.”

August Burns Red Announce “Thrill Seeker” 15th Anniversary Livestream Concert

August Burns Red will be celebrating the 15th anniversary of “Thrill Seeker“ by playing it in full during a virtual concert next month. The set, which will also include an encore performance featuring tracks from “Messengers,“ will stream live on November 14.

Guitarist JB Brubaker commented:

“Being stuck at home for the past six months has given us a lot of time to think and plan what we wanted to do next. It’s been such a strange year and I have never gone this long without playing music with my friends. When we realized that this November marks the 15-year anniversary of ‘Thrill Seeker‘, we wanted to do something special for our debut album.

We decided to get together and perform the entire thing on the internet. We are going all in on production — from lighting to video to audio. Our goal is to push the envelope on what people have come to expect from a livestream performance. Mark your calendars for November 14. In the meantime, we’ll be practicing…”

Tickets can be found HERE, along with pre-orders for a vinyl pressing of the upcoming performance. A 15th anniversary vinyl edition of “Thrill Seeker” is also available for pre-order as well.

Volbeat Reveal Details For “Hokus Bonus” Record Store Day Black Friday Release

Volbeat have revealed the details for their upcoming “Hokus Bonus” compilation. The effort will be released as part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday event (November 27) and it will feature various bonus tracks taken from special and international editions of the band’s previous albums. The collection will be limited to 3,000 copies on “Magician’s Smoke” colored vinyl.

“Hokus Bonus” Track Listing:

Side A:

01. “Rebel Angel”
02. “Angelfuck”
03. “Ecotone”
04. “Lola Montez” (Harp Version)
05. “Evelyn” (Early Michael Vox Version)
06. “Slaytan”

Side B:

01. “For Evigt” (feat. Johan Olsen)
02. “Black Rose” (Michael Vox Version)
03. “Under The Influence”
04. “Immortal But Destructible”
05. “Die To Live” (Michael Vox Version)

Volbeat commented:

“We all spend a lot of time in record stores both at home and on tour and bringing these songs to vinyl, some of them for the first time ever, brings us great joy. We hope our fans are looking forward to ‘Record Store Day’ Black Friday as much as we are!”

Linkin Park, Alice In Chains, Anthrax, My Chemical Romance, Etc. Releases Set For 2020 Black Friday Record Store Day Event

The full list of special releases for this year’s Black Friday Record Store Day event (November 27) has been posted. You can find a list of various rock/metal releases below. The full list can also be viewed HERE.


Rock/Metal Releases:

  • Alice In Chains – “Sap” (Legacy) (12″ vinyl) (limited to 8,500)
  • Anthrax – “Soldiers Of Metal” (Megaforce) (black in orange vinyl) (limited to 1,000)
  • Baroness – “Live At Maida Vale BBC Vol. II” (Abraxan Hymns) (limited to 3,500)
  • Beastie Boys – “Some Old Bullshit” (Capitol/UME) (limited to 1,000)
  • Blue Öyster Cult – “Live In Pasadena July ’83” (Real Gone Music) (2xLP) (limited to 1,300)
  • Buckcherry – “Buckcherry” (Real Gone Music) (limited to 1,500)
  • The Chariot – “Long Live” (Good Fight Music) (limited to 2,000)
  • Chris Cornell – “Patience” (Guns N’ Roses cover) (IGA) (7″) (limited to 6,000) [Features his cover of Prince‘s “Nothing Compares 2 U” live at SiriusXM as the b-side]
  • Crown The Empire – “7102010” (Rise Records) (12″) (limited to 1,500)
  • Dio – “Dream Evil Live ’87” (Niji/BMG) (12″ picture disc) (limited to 2,500)
  • Ace Frehley – “Space Truckin’” (Deep Purple cover) (eOne Music) (12″) (limited to 2,100)
  • Linkin Park – “Meteora” (Warner Records) (2xLP on aqua blue vinyl) (limited to 3,000)
  • Motörhead – “Ace Of Spades” (Sanctuary/BMG) (12″) (limited to 2,500)
  • Motörhead – “On Parole (Expanded And Remastered)” (Parlophone) (2xLP/CD) (limited to 3,000/limited to 4,200)
  • My Chemical Romance – “Life On The Murder Scene” (Reprise) (limited to 7,500 copies)
  • Norma Jean – “Meridional” (Concord/Craft Recordings) (2xLP) limited to 2,500)
  • Puscifer – “Apocalyptical“/“Rocketman” (BMG/Alchemy) (7″) (limited to 2,000)
  • Shadows Fall – “Of One Blood” (M-Theory Audio) (blood red vinyl) (limited to 1,350)
  • Sunn O))) – “Flight Of The Behemoth” (Southern Lord) (2xLP) (limited to 800)
  • Corey Taylor/Dead Boys – “All This And More” (side by side) (Elektra) (12″ red vinyl) (limited to 4,000)
  • Tesla – “The Great Radio Controversy” (LMLR) (limited to 1,000)
  • Volbeat – “Hokus Bonus” (Republic) (grey limited edition vinyl) (limited to 3,000) [Featuring numerous bonus tracks from past albums]
  • Walking Papers – “The Light Below” (Carry On Music) (2xLP) (limited to 1,000)

[via The PRP]

Spiritbox Partner With Rise Records, Plan To Release 7″ Vinyl Pressing Of “Holy Roller”

Spiritbox have reached a new partnership agreement with Rise Records through their label Pale Chord Music. With this news, the band have also announced that they will be releasing their latest single “Holy Roller” on 7″ vinyl. That effort will be available on December 4 and it will come with the original track and a remix that was done by Crystal Lake’s Ryo Kinoshita. The remix will also be released digitally on October 2. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Courtney LaPlante said the following about partnering with Rise Records:

“We have always dreamed of partnering with a label that embraces our DIY mentality and respects our independence, a label that understands immediately what we want to accomplish and how we want to get there.

It has been surreal getting to know the team at Rise Records, never feeling like we have to be anything other than our authentic selves. They are not some monolithic corporation, but individuals with a passion for music. They understand us and allow us to just be Spiritbox, now with the resources and guidance that we have always wanted. I keep thinking I am going to wake up from some fever dream and it was all in my head.

To our fans. We are so excited to celebrate this milestone with you. We know how hard you have worked to spread the word about our band and we are so grateful for the time, energy and belief you have invested in us. We understand that with more resources comes higher expectations. We will not let you down, I promise!”

Rise Records’ Sean Heydorn added:

“We’re very excited to welcome Spiritbox to the Rise Records family and kick off this partnership with Pale Chord. The band caught our attention some time ago, and watching their exponential growth throughout an otherwise tough year for artists has been really inspiring. Despite all the band have already accomplished and done with Pale Chord, we feel it’s just the beginning.”

Baroness To Release “Red Album,” “Blue Record,” & “Yellow & Green” Picture Discs

Baroness will be releasing new vinyl pressings of “Red Album,“ “Blue Record,” and “Yellow & Green“ on October 24. Fans can pre-order the albums as limited edition picture discs at baronessmerch.shop.

Seether To Release “Disclaimer II,” “Karma And Effect,” And “Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces” On Vinyl For The First Time

Seether have announced that they will be releasing “Disclaimer II,” “Karma And Effect,” and “Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces” on vinyl for the first time. All three albums will be available on November 13 and pre-orders can be found HERE.

Zao To Release Remastered Versions Of “The Splinter Shards The Birth Of Separation” And “Where Blood And Fire Bring Rest” On Vinyl

Zao have announced that they are planning to release new vinyl pressings of “The Splinter Shards The Birth Of Separation” and “Where Blood And Fire Bring Rest.” Both albums have been remastered and fans will be able to purchase them on September 23.

Zao shared the below information on the releases:

“Availble this Wed (23rd) at 2pm EST. make sure you click “see more” for all the info Solid State will have an exclusive variant of each at MerchNow solidstate.merchnow.com

We will have an exclusive variant of each at Holy Mountain (in addition to shirts) https://holymountainprinting.com/collections/zao

“The Splinter Shards the Birth of Separation”:

Solid State Records exclusive variant via MerchNow: Clear Green with White Smoke /506
Zao exclusive version via Holy Mountain: Clear Blue with White Smoke /500

“Where Blood And Fire Bring Rest”:

Solid State Records exclusive variant via MerchNow: Clear Orange with White Smoke /512
Zao exclusive version via Holy Mountain: Clear with Blue and Orange Smoke /527

Solid State Records, in partnership with ALL members, past & present of Zao, are extremely proud announce a vinyl record repressing of “The Splinter Shards The Birth of Separation” and their legendary follow-up “Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest.”

Collaborated from-start-to-finish with the musicians on the albums & overseen by the current line up of Zao, these LPs:

– Have, for the first time, been mastered specifically for vinyl.

– Have partnered Zao back up with inceptive design illustrator David Rankin to unearth & restore the original paintings for these albums. While in the process of unarchiving these iconic masterpieces from the their 20+ year hiding places behind attic armoires in Pennsylvania, more unused artwork was found & restored for this reissue series.

– Feature a lush, matte finish jacket.

– Contain lengthy retrospective essays for each release’s insert written by David about “creating the nightmarish art of Zao.”

– Include full-sized, 12×12 card stock, double sided art prints (2 double-sided art prints included with “Splinter”) of high detail, high resolution restored artwork created at the time of the original releases, & in some cases, reimagined (1 double-sided art print included in “Blood & Fire”) to dial up the intensity of these already-ferocious records.

Co-Produced & faithfully-restored by Unoriginal Vinyl to ensure the ultimate fan experience, Zao will also be selling their own exclusive vinyl color variant of each record via their Holy Mountain Webstore in addition to shirts featuring David’s art. Available copies of these represses are sure to immolate faster than… well.. you know. Not even Brandon Ebel could believe the lengths we went to in order to get these ones right.”