DOOM Releasing ‘Operation:Doomsday’ 7-Inch 7-Disc Vinyl Set
Wed, 04 Oct 2017 12:10:42
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Following the cancellation of the purported Adult Swim project The Missing Notebook Rhymes, DOOM stepped back into the light to announce the re-release of his debut 1999 album, Operation: Doomsday. The limited run of 1,500 box sets titled Operation Doomsday: The 7-Inch Set is due out November 20th, and is available for pre-order now on the DOOM website.
The deluxe box set will run fans $75 but contains seven 7-inch vinyl records of the original material in the order it originally appeared, including interludes. The black box itself bears silver-foil images of DOOM's legendary mask and graffiti logo on the front. The seven 7-inchers each come in a different color: Purple Transparent, Red Transparent, Lime Green Opaque, Orange Opaque, Yellow Transparent, Turquoise Opaque, and Classic Black.
Additionally, each pressing is housed in a new piece of album artwork by the artist Lord Scotch, who penned the artwork for the original release. The sleeves for each disc can then be placed side-by-side like puzzle pieces to form a single larger image. Other goodies include a never-before-seen piece of DOOM artwork by Lord Scotch and two metallic silver 45 adapters bearing 3D versions of DOOM's famous gladiator mask used to conceal his identity in live appearances.
The September cancellation of The Missing Notebook Rhymes and the release of a reissue leaves fans still awaiting new music from the artist, pondering exactly how much to expect in the future. In a 2009 interview, DOOM described sending out stand-ins at his concerts, saying, ""I'm the writer, I'm the director. If I was to go out there without the mask on, they'd be like, 'Who the f*** is this?' I might send a white dude next. Whoever plays the character plays the character."
—The ARTISTdirect Staff