Roadrunner Records Offer Metallic Record Store Day Initiatives
Tue, 15 Mar 2011 11:03:44
If you are from my generation, there is nothing quite like walking into a record store and thumbing through the racks of music and finding gems, either brand new or in the cut out bin! While most "kids these days" aren't aware of what Tower Records was (No Music! No Life!), many of us remember the days when record store browsing was the best thing you could do with your time on a Saturday afternoon.
That said, Roadrunner Records, along with two of their stellar, standout metal bands, Opeth and Machine Head, will be participating in some cool Record Store Day Initiatives this April 16th. Below are the details!
"The Throat of Winter"
Exclusive for Record Store Day 2011, Opeth will release 7" vinyl of "The Throat of Winter." The track, which was originally featured on the God of War: Blood & Metal digital EP, will see its first and only physical incarnation with this special release. Side B of the 7" is etched with the band's logo and jacket artwork was created by longtime Opeth collaborator Travis Smith, with direction from Mikael Åkerfeldt.
The Black Procession
Exclusive for Record Store Day 2011, Machine Head will release 10" vinyl, aptly titled, "The Black Procession." The set includes 3 previously unreleased live tracks that were recorded along 2010's Black Procession Tour, in support of the band's last studio effort, The Blackening.
"Beautiful Mourning" (live)
"Bite the Bullet" (live)
Are these items you'd like to pick up on Record Store Day?
—Frank TJ Mackey