Record Store Day 2017 Metal and Hard Rock Preview

Posted by on April 19, 2017

The tenth annual Record Store Day is fast approaching! This Saturday, record stores nationwide will be releasing some great new records to add to your vastly growing music collection. It’s a long list of new limited edition releases, but let’s check out what they have to offer for Heavy Metal & Hard Rock.

New to Vinyl & Reissues:

Avenged Sevenfold – Waking The Fallen
Format: 2x LP Picture Disc
Label: Sony Legacy
Quantity: 4000
The band’s sophomore album, first time on picture disc



Darkthrone – Arctic Thunder
Format: Picture Disc
Label: Peaceville
Quantity: 750
Fist time available on vinyl



Venom – At War With Satan
Format: Picture Disc
Label: BMG
Quantity: 1500
Hail Satan with this limited edition picture disc from the classing 1984 album



Today Is The Day – How To Win Friends and Influence People: 25th Anniversary
Format: 10″ Vinyl
Label: The End Records
Quantity: 700
Classic album remastered



Warbringer – Woe To The Vanquished
Format: 12″ Picture Disc
Label: Napalm
Quantity: 400
Fist time the new album is available on vinyl



Coheed and Cambria – Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV
Format: 2 x LP
Label: Sony Legacy
Quantity: 2500
Coheed will be hitting the road this spring and playing this album in its entirety
Also a splattered pattern vinyl


Def Leppard – The Def Leppard EP
Format: 12″
Label: UME
Quantity: 4000
Debut EP, first time in print since 1989



Rush – Cygnus X-1
Format: 12″
Label: UME
Quantity: 5000
SIDE A: Cygnus X-1: Book 1 SIDE B: Cygnus X-1: Book II




The Sword – Low Country
Format: LP
Label: Razor & Tie
Quantity: 1500
Acoustic tracks from their album High Country, colored vinyl, and exclusive poster



Cheap Trick – The Epic Archive Vol. One
Format: 2 x LP
Label: Real Gone Music
Quantity: 1470
A bunch of B-sides & rarities



Saxon – Into The Labyrinth
Format: 12″ Picture Disc
Label: AEC Imports/Demon
Quantity: 1500
Double sided with 12 tracks from their 2009 album



Halestorm – ReAniMate 3.0: The CoVeRs eP
Format: 12″ Picture Disc
Label: Atlantic
Quantity: 2700
The third ep in their cover series, featuring tracks original by Metallica, Soundgarden, Joan Jett, & more



Alice In Chains – Get Born Again
Format: 7”
Label: Sony Legacy
Quantity: 4000
Double sided, 4 tracks, some of Layne’s original recordings with the band.



The Dillinger Escape Plan – Instrumentalist
Format: 7″
Label: Inc/Cooking Vinyl
Quantity: 2000
Instrument tracks and remixes from their new album Dissociation



Thrice – Sea Change
Format: 7”
Label: Vagrant Records
Quantity: 2500
Double sided single, featuring a B-side from their newest album



Darkest Hour (Untitled)
Format: 7”
Label: Southern Lord
Quantity: 1000
New track, Plus Judas Priest & Minor Threat cover.



Bullet For My Valentine – Don’t Need You
Format: 10″ Vinyl
Label: Spinefarm
Quantity: 1530
Red vinyl with a track that WILL NOT appear on their upcoming album




Live Albums:
Motorhead – Clean Your Clock
Format: 2x LP Picture Disc
Label: UDR
Quantity: 1500
Recorded live from Germany 2015, one of Lemmy’s last performances



Katatonia – Proscenium
Format: 10”
Label: Peaceville Records
Quantity: 300
4 unreleased live tracks



Kylesa – Live at Maide Vale Studio
Format: 12″
Label: Season of Mist
Quantity: 1000
Live recording from February 2014
Don’t have a turn table? It is also available on cd and cassette tape!



Hawkwind – Best of the United Artists Years
Format: LP
Label: ORG Music
Quantity: 2500
Yes, that’s the LEMMY Years!!!!



Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression: Live At Royal Albert Hall
Format: 3 x LP
Label: Loma Vista Recordings
Quantity: 1200
Live recording featuring Josh Homme and other members of QOTSA, plus 16 page book.



Enslaved – Roadburn Live
Format: 12″ Vinyl
Label: By Norse
Quantity: 500
8 Live tracks, Purple Record, Bonus Festival Poster




John Williams Star Wars: A New Hope
Format: 10″ Vinyl
Label: Walt Disney Records
Quantity: 4000




Blade Runner Original Soundtrack
Format: LP Picture Disc
Label: Atlantic Catalog Group
Quantity: 3500




Space Jam: Music From and Inspired By The Motion Picture
Label: Atlantic Catalog Group
Quantity: 3500
Admit it, you know all the words to “I Believe I Can Fly…”





If you see an album that appears to be Slayer – Decade of Aggression, it’s not. Its Ajj. Who are they? Dunno know, Don’t care.

If there are any records that you want to get your hands on, get to your local record store early Saturday morning and be prepared to stand in line. But if you cant find what you are looking for, just check ebay later in the day. Visit www.recordstoreday.com to find your nearest participating store.

What are you hoping to pick up?

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