Friday, April 30, 2010

Relapse Order: Dillinger Escape Plan and Mastodon

I placed an order for the new Dillinger Escape Plan record from Relapse and in the meantime got a great copy of Mastodon: Remission as well

This is the new Dillinger Escape Plan record Option Paralysis and is a limited press from Relapse. This has a die-cut cover with the original cover underneath. The best part of it, is that the cover, inside, is a rotating disc, so you can change the view through the title. Very clever!

Pressed on heavy, white vinyl.

Next, is a great copy of Mastodon: Remission. It is a re-press on Relapse and is a great looking gatefold with dual 12" green vinyl.

Mastodon: Blood Mountain Record Store Day Release!!

I love this record and had not had a copy of it. The re-release of it on Record Store Day was a score. They released it on 3 different colors and on dual 45rpm black vinyl. I went for the color and got a nice semi-transparent red copy.

Mastodon: Blood Mountain re-issue on Relapse.

Metallica: Death Magnetic

I have to say, this is a record that I really did not want to like. I was so disappointed by Metallica and the way they portrayed themselves with the whole Napster fiasco as well as the music they put out since the mid 90's.

But, I gave this a shot when it was released and was very surprised and it really did grow on me.

Metallica: Death Magnetic on Warner Bros records.

Its pretty boring looking all around, dual 12" on black with white labels and a weak photo of them on the inside of the gatefold. Still though, it is a record worth adding to the Metallica stack.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Great records from Zions Gate/Kreation!! Earth/Acid King

Zion's Gate is a great store with a huge selection of vinyl. I always seem to be disappointed in the prices and get discouraged. However, Zion's Gate is home to Kreation records, who prints some great titles that I have been looking for. So, I ended up filling in some gaps here.

First, is Acid King: III. I purchased this on black vinyl a while back and have seen a few other pressings and just never got my hand on one.

So, I asked if they had any others colors in stock and he said they had one more of the last set of "clear", which was only 100 copies.

The price was fair and not until I got it home did I realize how nice this record is. I would say this is one of the best looking records that I own.

I also scored a copy of Acid King: Busse Woods on Kreation Records as well.

This is another great record from these guys that is a must have.

I have been collecting Earth records for a while now and locally, I have been having trouble finding a couple of them, which both were at Zion's Gate.

I finally got a copy of Hibernaculum on Southern Lord records.

This is an amazing release from Earth, it is way more mellow and chill than most of their other material.

I also bought a copy of Earth: Phase 3 Thrones and Dominions

This is on Sub Pop and for some reason I was not able to find it in the local record stores.

Finally, I was able to get a copy and one step closer to finishing up the Earth releases.

Lastly, I found a limited copy of Despised Icon: Ills of Modern Man.

This is on marbled green vinyl and released on Century Media/Deep Send in 2007.

Embossed gold foil and hand numbered out of 512 copies!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Everyday Music: Capitol Hill - Wino and Black Cobra

Everyday Music finally opened back up in Capitol Hill and I scored a couple of good used records there.

First, I got Wino: Punctured Equilibrium on Southern Lord.
This is a heavy 12" with a clever insert in the gatefold that has another 10" record.

Next, I got a copy of Bestial by Black Cobra on blue marble vinyl. This was released on At a Loss Records in 2005

Monday, April 12, 2010

Minor Threat: Complete Discography 1st Press with Red Cover

Yet another copy of Minor Threat: Discography!!

This is my 3rd copy of this record, but I finally found a cheapish copy of the original pressing.
This is on Dischord records #12 from 1989.

Burzum: Aske Repress from Back on Black Records

This is a great repress of Burzum: Aske from Back on Black Records.

Aske has been reprinted a bunch of times. The first press sells for about $550 and the second press for around $150.

Nasum: Doombringer

There is a record store, Undawg Records in Queen Anne that I always forget to stop in.

I ended up finding a few cool records here.

One is Nasum: Doombringer on opaque blue vinyl with light red splatter.

On Relapse Records, this is a live set recorded in Japan.

Candiria: Mathematics/Down To The Last Element 7"

Candiria: Mathematics/Down To The Last Element.

Great 7" on Red Vinyl from 1999 on Coma Productions/Stillborn Records.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

High on Fire: Snakes for the Divine

Another great release from High on Fire. These guys always seem to put out records that are solid, from front to back.

This is no exception! Frost Hammer makes me laugh, but is extremely well done.

Heavy black vinyl.. nice packaging, but no options on this yet. Many of the older High on Fire releases have fancy vinyl, hopefully on the next press of this.

If you have not seen this video, please do indulge.

Krallice: Self Titled. Progressive Black Metal..

Colin strikes again!! If you look back through here, you will see Indocrine and Behold..the Arctopus as 2 projects with Colin Marston.

This is a great example of saturated, technical and atmospheric black metal.

Krallice: Krallice Limited to 500 on dual black 12" on Profound Lore records.

Old School Madball Records!!

I have been working on getting the Madball 12"s together.

After a lot of searching and bidding, I found a guy who was selling a couple that I was missing, together, in one lot!!

Here is Madball: Set it Off

and Madball: Demonstrate My Style

These are absolutely classic NYHC records and are some of my favs!!

Only a few more to go!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Sleep: Holy Mountain on Kreation Records

Following the new acquisition of Dopesmoker, here is Sleep: Holy Mountain. This is on Kreation records out of Seattle. Released in 1992, one of the better stoner/doom releases in ages.

Here is Dragonaut.. Amazing that this paralleled the grunge scene in 92.

Red Sparowes: Every Red Heart Shines Towards The Red Sun

I was very surprised to find this used at the record store. The second album from the Red Sparowes, Every Red Heart Shines Towards The Red Sun released in 2006 on Neurot Records.

Very nice matte gatefold cover and nice black vinyl. Long out of print.

Wiki explains the concept behind the record very well.

Despite having no lyrics, the album (by way of its song titles) follows the story of the Great Leap Forward in Mao Zedong-era China, more specifically recounting the Great sparrow campaign, a mass killing of sparrows (along with rats, flies and mosquitoes) that fed on a portion of the harvest and were seen as pests. Peasants were encouraged to bang pots and pans to scare sparrows into continuing flight, eventually killing them from exhaustion. Whilst the harvest of the year after the campaign was larger, there was a massive rise in locust numbers in the late 1950s, as a result of the significantly lower population of sparrows, a major predator of the locust.

Along with other programs in the Great Leap Forward the great sparrow campaign caused widespread famine where, between 1959 and 1961, 38 million people died of starvation.

Pelican: What We All Come To Need - Dual Red 12" on Southern Lord!!

Pelican: What We All Come To Need.. Two of my favorite things come together here, Pelican and Southern Lord.

Pelican has always released great looking records and with the resources and aesthetic of Southern Lord, this is one of the finest.

Printed on dual, heavy 12" red vinyl and packaged in a nice looking gatefold with silver print.

I am very excited about this new collaboration and hope to see some new releases soon!!

Apparently Southern Lord limited this pressing to 1000 copies.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Despised Icon: The Healing Process and Emmure: The Respect Issue

Found both of these from a seller on ebay. I have been looking for Despised Icon: The Healing Process for a while and he also had the Emmure: The Respect Issue record. I am not a huge Emmure fan, but it was worth it.

The Emmure is on green, marble vinyl.. absolutely lovely looking.

... the Despised Icon is also a great looking record. The black and orange label looks really nice against the orange vinyl.

Comin Correct: One Scene Unity!

Another "classic" from the wild man, Rick ta Life!

From 1998 on Back ta Basics on Blue wax..