Bolt Thrower’s “Mercenary,” “Honour Valour Pride,” & “Those Once Loyal” To Be Reissued This Month

Metal Blade Records will be reissuing Bolt Thrower‘s “Mercenary,“ “Honour Valour Pride,” and “Those Once Loyal“ on vinyl later this month. The releases will be available on January 22 and they can be pre-ordered at Indiemerch, Kings Road Merch, and Eyesore.

Here’s the available options:

“Mercenary” Formats:

– 180g black vinyl
– snow slush white marbled vinyl (limited to 1100 copies)
– autumn orange marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
– white w/ blue splatter vinyl (Kings Road exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– white / grey melt vinyl (Kings Road exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
– mustard / olive marbled vinyl (Eyesore exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

“Honour Valour Pride” Formats:

– 180g black vinyl
– clear ‘armory’ green marbled vinyl (limited to 1100 copies)
– ‘battery’ olive khaki marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
– orange w/ green splatter vinyl (Kings Road exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– green w/ yellow splatter vinyl (Kings Road exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
– clear light green smoke vinyl (Eyesore exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

“Those Once Loyal” Formats:

– 180g black vinyl
– oakwood brown marbled vinyl (limited to 1100 copies)
– yellow ochre marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
– gold / black dust vinyl (Kings Road exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– clear beige w/ white splatter vinyl (Kings Road exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
– sandy beige marbled vinyl (Eyesore exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
– clear w/ gold splatter vinyl (US exclusive)

Sacred Reich To Reissue “Ignorance,” “Surf Nicaragua,” And “The American Way” In February

Sacred Reich have announced that they will be reissuing “Ignorance,” “Surf Nicaragua,” and “The American Way” on February 12. All three efforts will be available on CD and vinyl.

Here’s the available formats:

“Ignorance“:

– jewelcase-CD
– 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
– red / white marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– grey / blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– clear / black spot w/ white & red splatter vinyl (Kings Road exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
– transparent cobalt blue vinyl (US exclusive)
– red / white / blue striped vinyl (US exclusive)

“Surf Nicaragua“:

– jewelcase-CD
– 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
– paradise bay blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
– oakwood brown marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– camouflage marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– aqua w/ green & orange splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
– clear w/ black smoke vinyl (US exclusive)
– aqua w/ black splatter vinyl (US exclusive)

“The American Way“:

– jewelcase-CD
– 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
– camouflage green marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
– dark purple violet marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– green w/ red-brown splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– green / red-brown melt vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
– green / black marbled vinyl (US exclusive)
– clear w/ green & black splatter vinyl (US exclusive)

Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Dio’s “Evil Or Divine: Live In New York City” And “Holy Diver Live” To Be Reissued In February

Niji Entertainment and BMG will be reissuing Dio’s “Evil Or Divine: Live In New York City” and “Holy Diver Live” on February 12. The records will be the first in a series of live album reissues. Dio’s widow Wendy Dio commented:

“I am very excited to be working with BMG, a label that still has a passion for rock music. They will be making the complete Dio catalog available again with some interesting surprises.”

Here’s what the reissues will include:

“Evil Or Divine: Live In New York City”:

* Reissue of Dio’s long-out-of-print 2005 live release
* Newly remastered and newly created cover art
* Limited-edition vinyl version includes lenticular 3D album-sized art piece along with 3LP 180g black vinyl / triple gatefold
* Also available in 2CD deluxe mediabook and 3LP 180g black vinyl / triple gatefold standard edition / remastered digital version
* Features the complete live show experience as if you were there, including never-before-released version of “Lord Of The Last Day” and an amazing Simon Wright drum solo not on the original release.
* Both 3LP vinyl versions feature special mini four-track bonus from the 1996-2004 studio albums featuring “This Is Your Life” (from “Angry Machines”), “Fever Dreams” (from “Magica”), “Push” (from “Killing The Dragon”) and “The Eyes” (from “Master Of The Moon”)

Track Listing:

01. “Killing The Dragon”
02. “Egypt (The Chains Are On)”
03. “Push”
04. “Drum Solo” – Simon Wright
05. “Stand Up And Shout”
06. “Rock And Roll”
07. “Don’t Talk To Strangers”
08. “Man On The Silver Mountain”
09. “Guitar Solo” – Doug Aldrich
10. “Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll”
11. “Lord Of The Last Day”
12. “Fever Dreams”
13. “Holy Diver”
14. “Heaven And Hell”
15. “The Last In Line”
16. “Rainbow In The Dark”
17. “We Rock”

Bonus: “Best Of Studio Albums 1996-2004” (on LP configurations only)

18. “This Is Your Life” (from “Angry Machines”)
19. “Fever Dreams” (from “Magica”)
20. “Push” (from “Killing The Dragon”)
21. “The Eyes” (from “Master Of The Moon”)

“Holy Diver Live”:

* Reissue of DIO’s long-out-of-print 2008 live release
* Newly remastered and newly created cover art
* Limited-edtion vinyl version includes lenticular 3D album-sized art piece along with 3LP 180g black vinyl / triple gatefold
* Also available in 2CD deluxe mediabook and 3LP 180g black vinyl / triple gatefold standard edition / remastered digital version
* Features the legendary DIO album “Holy Diver” performed live in its entirety plus DIO classics from across his career including BLACK SABBATH and RAINBOW.
* Recorded Live at the London Astoria

Track Listing:

01. “Intro”
02. “Stand Up And Shout”
03. “Holy Diver”
04. “Gypsy”
05. “Drum Solo” – Simon Wright
06. “Caught In The Middle”
07. “Don’t Talk To Strangers”
08. “Straight Through The Heart”
09. “Invisible
10. “Rainbow In The Dark”
11. “Shame On The Night”
12. “Guitar Solo” – Doug Aldrich
13. “Holy Diver” (Reprise)
14. “Tarot Woman”
15. “Sign Of The Southern Cross”
16. “One Night In The City”
17. “Gates Of Babylon”
18. “Heaven And Hell”
19. “Man On The Silver Mountain”
20. “Catch The Rainbow”
21. “Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll”
22. “Call For Encore”
23. “We Rock”

Bad Brains To Reissue Back Catalog Through Bad Brains Records

Bad Brains have launched Bad Brains Records, a new imprint under Org Music, and are planning to reissue their back catalog through the label. Dave Gardner has remastered most of the releases and they will be available on vinyl, CD, cassette, and digitally.

Bassist Darryl Jenifer commented:

“Hey what’s up Bad Brains family – Darryl Jenifer here. I’m proud to announce to you the blessings and return of all Bad Brains master rights / recordings to Bad Brains and out of Babylonian captivity. These rights and other items include master reels, recently discovered photos, and etc. Thanks to JAH and all involved in this glorious feat. Stay tuned for the “re-everything” involved in all of our NINE studio albums and more. Big UP to Org Music for their faith, hard work, and dedication to BAD BRAINS RECORDS WE GOT THAT PMA 2020 and beyond.”

Org Music‘s Andrew J. Rossiter added:

“As longtime fans of the Bad Brains, it’s a huge honor and a pleasure to work with the group and reissue their seminal releases. It’s an incredible feeling to see the masters coming back to the band, with the records being issued on their own Bad Brains Records imprint. It’s been a long journey, often akin to a treasure hunt, uncovering lost master tapes, unreleased recordings, never before seen photos, and archives from decades past. We couldn’t be more excited to share the results with the world.”

Here’s the tentative release schedule:

  • February 2021: “Pay To Cum”
  • April 2021: “Bad Brains”
  • May 2021: “I & I Survive”
  • June 2021: “Rock For Light” (original mix)
  • August 2021: “Quickness”
  • October 2021: “The Youth Are Getting Restless (Live At The Paradiso, Amsterdam, 1987)”
  • January 2022: “Omega Sessions”
  • March/April 2022: “Live at The Fillmore 1982”

Cattle Decapitation To Reissue “Monolith Of Inhumanity” & “The Anthropocene Extinction” On Vinyl

Cattle Decapitation’s “Monolith Of Inhumanity” and “The Anthropocene Extinction“ will be receiving new vinyl pressings on August 21. Pre-orders are available HERE.

Here’s all the options for both releases:

“Monolith Of Inhumanity“:

– “An Exhibition of Insides” bone / oxblood melt vinyl (US exclusive – first pressing 700 copies)
– “Erythrocytic Disgorgence” beer w/ red splatter vinyl (US exclusive – first pressing 300 copies)
– 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
– “Projectile Ovulation” clear w/ red and white splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– “Eye of the Monolith” red w/ black splatter vinyl (EU webshop exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– “Precious Metal” gold / silver split vinyl (EU webshop exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

“The Anthropocene Extinction“:

– “Message in a Bottle” coke bottle green w/ white inside vinyl (US exclusive – first pressing 700 copies)
– “Anthropocrepitus” clear w/ aqua blue and gold splatter vinyl (US exclusive – first pressing 300 copies)
– 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
– “Circo Inhumanitas” yellow / red circus tent vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– “Trash Explosion” multi-color splatter vinyl (EU webshop exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– “Anti-Arctic” white / blue melt vinyl (EU webshop exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

Igorrr’s “Nostril” & “Hallelujah” To Be Reissued On CD And Vinyl

Igorrr will be reissuing “Nostril” and “Hallelujah” on CD and vinyl on September 25. Digipaks and various colored vinyl pressings can be pre-ordered HERE.

Zao Announce Rarities Collection & Vinyl Reissues

Zao have revealed that they are lining up some releases for this summer/fall. This includes some vinyl reissues and a rarities collection.

The band said the following about the releases:

“Coming Soon:

These will be released in pairs late summer and/or fall

Pair #1

Preface: Early Recordings 1995-1996

Newly unearthed/remastered archival recordings of the early years of the band.Included are the early “split release” tracks released by Steadfast in addition to 6 unreleased Shawn Jonas era recordings and 5 unreleased Eric Reeder (original Zao vocalist) recordings. Also available on Digital, cassette and CD (with 2 bonus tracks)

All Else Failed “25th Anniversary edition”

New 2LP 45rpm cut done at Chicago Mastering. Packaged in gatefold with printed booklet. 2 new variants (one is a limited 180gram version). There will also be a new Cassette and CD issue to go with this

Pair #2

The Splinter Shards The Birth Of Separation (Vinyl reissue)

New Vinyl Master, Updated artwork and liner notes by original cover artist Dave Rankin. Overseen and endorsed by the band

Where Blood And Fire Bring Rest (vinyl reissue)

New Vinyl Master, updated artwork and liner notes by artist cover artist Dave Rankin. Overseen and endorsed by the band”

Genghis Tron To Reissue “Dead Mountain Mouth” & “Board Up The House” On Vinyl

Genghis Tron’s “Dead Mountain Mouth” and “Board Up The House” will be receiving new vinyl pressings on July 31. Pre-orders are available HERE. On another note, the band also mentioned that they will be making another announcement this summer. This news comes after the group seemingly teased that new music was in the works.

Napalm Death Announce New Vinyl Reissues

Napalm Death will be reissuing “Time Waits For No Slave,” “Smear Campaign,” “Utilitarian,” and “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” on limited edition vinyl this summer. “Time Waits For No Slave” and “Smear Campaign” will be available on July 24, while “Utilitarian” and “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” will be available on August 21.

Here’s the available options:

  • 200 black vinyl on all accounts
  • 100 red smoke vinyl with Decibel Magazine
  • 300 blue smoke vinyl on the Century Media US store
  • 300 black ice vinyl on the Indie Store

A special issue of Decibel Magazine will also be released alongside the reissues. Decibel‘s Editor-in-Chief Albert Mudrain commented:

“Without Napalm Death, there would be no Decibel. They are a personal all-time favorite and one of the core bands central to the aesthetic of the entire magazine. To revisit these LPs upon their release through the lens of Decibel has been a blast. And to have those stories be a central part of these beautiful reissues has been surreal.”