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]

Sunn O))) Raised Over $10,000 For Charity With Limited Edition “Life Metal” Demo Collections

Earlier this month, Sunn O))) released several “Life Metal” demo collections via Bandcamp for one day only. Now, the band have revealed that the demos ended up generating over $10,000 for the Global FoodBanking Network.

The group commented:

“Thanks to you our great friends and fans, we’ve raised over $10,000 for the Global FoodBanking Network through the LIFE METAL Rehearsal demos Bandcamp fundraiser on May 1st!

Stephen and Greg and all of SUNN O))) would like to send our gratitude and hails to you all for your support, kindness and empathy for this fundraiser.

It’s marvellous to be able to open a channel of support and charity through SUNN O)))’s music and concept in this challenging and strange time.

Please go to The Global FoodBanking Network for more information from the charity.

Stay safe and sane.


Sunn O))) Release Limited Edition “Life Metal” Demo Collections

Sunn O))) are allowing fans to get some “Life Metal” demo collections for one day only (May 1). The band commented:

“Today we are offering 3 previously unreleased O))) recordings. During the writing of the Life Metal album, Greg and Stephen created three rehearsal demos of riffs and production ideas in Greg’s Downtown LA rehearsal studio. They are raw, primordial, translucent, amusing, rough, heavy-as-fuck and paralyzing. We are pleased to offer them via Bandcamp exclusively and only on the 1st of May. Here are the demo links:

All proceeds from the Bandcamp sales shall be going to the Global Food Banking Network, who support food banks affected by COVID-19 crisis. Also all our albums are 50% off on May 1st only!

thanks for your support
stay safe

Sunn O))) Announce January European Dates

Sunn O))) have announced some January European shows. Here’s the dates:

01/24 Rome, ITA – Orion
01/25 Bologna, ITA – TPO
01/26 Trezzo d’Adda, ITA – Live CLub
01/29 Kortrijk, BEL – De Kreun
01/30 Esch-Sur-Alzette, LUX – Kulturfabrik

The group will also be playing a “Let There Be Drone” residency at the La Gaité Lyrique in Paris, France on January 31 – February 2.

Sunn O))) To Release New Album “Pyroclasts” In October

Sunn O))) have announced that their new album “Pyroclasts” will be released on October 25. The effort was recorded with Steve Albini at Electrical Audio studio in Chicago, IL, during the same sessions that yielded the band’s recently released album “Life Metal.” You can find a teaser for “Pyroclasts” below:

A press release offered more info on the album:

‘The ‘Pyroclasts‘ album is the result of a daily practice which was regularly performed each morning, or evening during the two week ‘Life Metal‘ sessions at Electrical Audio during July 2018, when all of the days musical participants would gather and work through a twelve-minute improvised modal drone at the start and or end of the day’s work.

The piece performed was timed with a stopwatch and tracked to two-inch tape, it was an exercise and a chance to dig into a deep opening or closing of the day’s session in a deep musical way with all of the participants. To connect/reconnect, liberate the creative mind a bit and greet each other and the space through the practice of sound immersion. The players across the four pieces of Pyroclasts are Tim Midyett, T.O.S., Hildur Guðnadóttir, and as always Stephen O’Malley & Greg Anderson’

‘The music on ‘Pyroclasts‘ is inextricably woven to ‘Life Metal‘. It exists on the very same tape reels, was explicitly recorded by Steve Albini. The brightness and vividness of that glorious session glares through these four tracks, the precision and radiance, prismatic lustrousness of the saturation, the elemental sculptural shapes, the abstract renderings. It is a sister, or perhaps a shadow album. Or perhaps the now apparent miasma or aether. But it also exists in a form of a pause, a time space which exist in between and around the compositional structures of Sunn O)))‘s titanic works.’

“Pyroclasts” Track Listing:

Side A:


Side B:


Lacuna Coil, Sunn O))), Etc. To Release Limited Edition Pink Vinyl As Part Of 2019 “Ten Bands One Cause” Initiative

Lacuna Coil, Sunn O))), Third Eye Blind, and more will be taking part in this year’s “Ten Bands One Cause” initiative. All the participating artists will be releasing limited edition pink vinyl to benefit Gilda’s Club NYC.

Here’s the full list of participants:

  • Lacuna Coil – “Black Anima”
  • Sunn O))) – “Pyroclasts”
  • Third Eye Blind – “Screamer“
  • Mark Lanegan Band – “Somebody’s Knocking“
  • Saves The Day – “Through Being Cool“
  • Amanda Palmer – “There Will Be No Intermission“
  • Colter Wall – “Colter Wall“
  • Spiritualized – “Nothing Hurt“
  • Courtney Marie Andrews – “May Your Kindness Remain“
  • John Prine – “In Spite Of Ourselves“

Sunn O))) Announce September West Coast Tour

Sunn O))) have announced a September West Coast tour. Here’s the dates:

09/01 Dallas, TX – Granada (with Papa M & Big|Brave)
09/02 Austin, TX – Emo’s (with Papa M & Big|Brave)
09/04 Denver, CO – The Gothic (with Papa M & Big|Brave)
09/08 Los Angeles, CA – Mayan (with Papa M & Big|Brave)
09/09 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore (with Papa M & Big|Brave)
09/11 Seattle, WA – The Showbox (with Papa M)
09/12 Portland, OR – Revolution Hall (with Papa M)

Listen To Adult Swim’s “Metal Swim 2” Compilation Featuring Baroness, Eyehategod, Sunn O))), Etc.

Adult Swim have officially released their “Metal Swim 2” compilation. The effort, which can be streamed HERE, features tracks from Baroness, Sunn O))), Eyehategod, The Body, Author & Punisher, Oathbreaker, Alien Weaponry, Nervosa, Kat Katz (ex-Agoraphobic Nosebleed) + Andy Gibbs (Thou), Dreadnought, Vile Creature, Akvan, Botanist, Dark Castle, and Volahn.

Track Listing:

01. Nervosa – “Freakshow”
02. Dark Castle – “Withdraw Yourself”
03. Akvan – “Fereydoon’s Revenge”
04. Author & Punisher – “A Crude Sectioning”
05. Dreadnought – “It Took The Flood”
06. Kat Katz & Andy Gibbs – “Sounding Stair”
07. Volahn – “El Tigre del Sur”
08. Baroness – “Front Toward Enemy”
09. Botanist – “Biomass”
10. Alien Weaponry – “Ahi Ka”
11. Vile Creature – “Harbinger Of Nothing”
12. Oathbreaker – “Ease Me”
13. Eyehategod – “Three Black Eyes”
14. The Body – “MIT”
15. Sunn O))) – “End Of The Rising”

Baroness, Eyehategod, Sunn O))), Etc. To Be Featured On Adult Swim’s “Metal Swim 2” Compilation

Adult Swim have announced that they will be releasing a digital only compilation album titled “Metal Swim 2” on May 3. The effort will feature tracks from the following: Baroness, Sunn O))), Eyehategod, The Body, Author & Punisher, Oathbreaker, Alien Weaponry, Nervosa, Kat Katz (ex-Agoraphobic Nosebleed) + Andy Gibbs (Thou), Dreadnought, Vile Creature, Akvan, Botanist, Dark Castle, and Volahn. A teaser can be found HERE.