Record Store Day 2016: Every Punk & Metal Release Ranked DANKED

Your guide to every punk and metal release for Record Store Day 2016.

This year, like every other year, hordes of vile nerds will form pungent queues outside of your favorite record store to celebrate the grotesque annual ritual of conspicuous consumption and obsessive collector disorder known as Record Store Day. If you choose to join the masses on this day you will need some help; it’s gonna be a clusterfuck of people hunting for the choicest gems amid hulking piles of garbage vinyl. As a public service, I have ranked the records you will most want for this year’s Record Store Day, just as I did last year. These rankings are highly scientific, and as such, not open to debate.

1. Brujeria – Viva Presidente Trump

In advance of their first full-length in 16 years, Brujeria is releasing two new songs just for everyone’s favorite short fingered vulgarian and fascist prick, Donald Trump. This 7″ will be available in quantities of 250 across four different colors, red, white, green, and black. With Trump in a commanding lead for the Republican nomination, what the country needs most is to come together and mosh to a Mexican death metal band that will threaten to brutally murder him.

2. Death – Vivus! : Dividium Live In Eindhoven

This live recording of a 1998 Death show captures one of the last concerts by the band. The Sound of Perseverance had just been released and Chuck Schuldiner would meet his very untimely end just three years later. Vivus! : Dividium Live In Eindhoven will be a must-have for any Death superfan.

3. Various ArtistsJudgment Night OST

I’m not positive that anyone on Earth has actually seen the film Judgment Night, but the soundtrack left a lasting scar on the psyche of popular music. Every track on this album is a collaboration between rap… and rock. Though this record is indirectly responsible for untold musical atrocities in the late 90s, many of the songs contained here still go stupid hard. For the sheer volume of bounce riffs, the Judgement Night OST is a must have.

4. CandlemassEpicus Doomicus Metallicus

Epicus Doomicus Metallicus, the debut from Doom-gods Candlemass, is being pressed as a picture disc for Record Store Day. This pick loses points for the poor audio quality of picture discs, but gains massive points for being absurdly rare. Only 300 copies will be printed.

5. GwarScumdogs of the Universe

Last year, Record Store Day gave the deluxe treatment to Gwar’s 3rd LP (which McNulty very, very sweetly gave me. Love u bb). This year, they’re doing the same for Gwar’s sophomore album, Scumdogs of the Universe. This album is a watershed moment for the band. In addition to the introduction of characters Sleazy P Martini, Beefcake the Mighty, Balsac the Jaws of Death, Jizmak Da Gusha, Sexecutioner, and Slymenstra Hymen, Scumdogs also features one of the band’s most beloved songs, “Sick of You”.

6. MDCThis Blood’s For You/ Millions of Damn Christians

Last year RSD released Smoke Signals, MDC’s weird and awesome second album (which McNulty also sent me. He’s the fucking best, you guys). This year, you can pick up MDC’s third LP. This Blood’s For You is notable for the band continuing to embrace leftist causes with weirdo punk tunes while shying away from their previous moniker “Millions of Dead Cops”.

7. Jay ReatardBlood Visions (10th Anniversary Edition)

This reissue of sadly departed Memphis punk Jay Reatard’s first solo record comes with a bonus 7″ of Blood Visions demos and more snotty garage rock attitude per square inch than any other release this year. Hammer, we miss you.

8. Husker Du – In a Free Land 

Long before turning into a distortion-drenched indie rock band, Hüsker Dü were once a fierce hardcore act. Legend goes that they were signed to SST by impressing the mighty Black Flag with their chaotic and louder-than-hell live show. This 7″ showcases some of the lesser-known tunes from this early era of the ‘Dü.

9. Cancerous GrowthHmmlmmlum…

Beer City is reissuing hmmlmmlum…, the second and final LP from Massachusetts hardcore/thrash unit Cancerous Growth, nearly 30 years after its initial release. Fans of vintage knucklehead crossover should consider tracking down a copy.

10. Nevermore – The Politics Of Ecstasy 20 Year Anniversary Reissue

This 20-year anniversary reissue of The Politics of Ecstasy marks the first time this Nevermore record is available on vinyl. I have nothing bad to say about Nevermore because I do not want to alienate half of my writers and readers.

11. Anthrax“In The End”/”Antisocial”

This 7″ features unreleased ‘thrax track “In the End”, as well as a cover of “Antisocial” by French metal group Trust (<- this is a JAM). It could be good?

12. SaxonLionheart

I have no idea who was demanding that Saxon reissue their 16th(!) studio album, 2004’s Lionheart, as a picture disc but here we are. This record isn’t without a jam or two (the title track and “Witchfinder General”, notably), but unless I’m underestimating the number of Saxon obsessives in the United States, this probably doesn’t need to be pressed in a quantity of 1500.

13. Clutch – “Mad Sidewinder”/”Outland Special Clearance”

This 12″ contains two unreleased tracks from the band’s latest record, Psychic Warfare. Depending upon your propensity for yelling “CLUUUUUUUTCH”, you’ve already decided if this is something you need or not.

14. Jethro TullToo Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young to Die!

I know exactly one fact about Jethro Tull: they beat Metallica for the very first Heavy Metal Grammy. Which brings us to…

15. Metallica – Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, Metallica! – Live at Le Bataclan. Paris, France – June 11th, 2003

This live album will make a perfect gift for Metallica completists. Y’know, guys that loudly proclaim their love for metal but haven’t listened to a new band since 1994.

16. Sex PistolsNever Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols

Congratulations on your new-found interest in the Sex Pistols and good luck with your new-found acne.

17. The Faction – Yesterday is Gone

This is notable for one of two reasons: (A) Yesterday is Gone is a completely transcendent record or (B) Legendary pro-skateboarder Steve Caballero played guitar on it. You pick.

18. Iron MaidenEmpire of the Clouds

As much as it pains me to rank Iron Maiden so low, Empire of the Clouds is a shameless cash grab. Side A is 18-minute track “Empire of the Clouds” from last year’s over-bloated The Book of Souls; side B is just an interview with Bruce Dickinson. I know Bruce has airplane payments to make, but this picture disc is a jam sandwich; two pieces of bread jammed together.

19. DeftonesB-Sides & Rarities

Go ahead and buy a double LP of Deftones B-Sides. You’ve already loudly and incorrectly rationalized that Deftones somehow weren’t a nü-metal band, so there’s nothing to be ashamed of. Right?

This is perfectly inoffensive punk rock for dads. If you’re tired of Hot Water Music, maybe pick this up?

21. Killswitch EngageDefine Love

I’m not allowed to say anything bad about Killswitch Engage, lest 365 Days of Horror physically assault me.

22. Anti-Flag – Live Acoustic At 11th Street Records 

I don’t care how much you loved Anti-Flag in junior high, you’re a grown-ass man. Save your money for the kid’s college education instead of blowing it on angsty acoustic versions of “You’ve Gotta Die for Your Government“.

23. PusciferV is for Viagra 

Please quit giving money to Maynard James Keenan. It’s clearly only encouraging him to pursue a project that only a handful of Tool-obsessives have somehow convinced themselves is worth their time. This picture disc features nothing but remixes of V is for Viagra. If you really want to listen to “COUNTRY BONER (DISCO VIAGRA MIX)” you deserve everything bad that happens to you.

24. La DisputeTiny Dots

If you love whiny post-hardcore for eunuchs, consider picking up this limited edition record featuring live audio from a documentary DVD release. 

25. Metal Urbain – “Panik”/”Lady Coca Cola”

Today I learned that Metal Urbain was a French punk band from the 1970s that were notable for being exceptionally irritating.

26. Linkin Park – Road To Revolution: Live at Milton Keynes

I tried so hard to make a Linkin Park joke, but in the end it doesn’t even matter.

27. Halestorm – Into The Wild Live: Chicago

I have no idea what this band sounds like  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

28. Rob ZombieEverybody’s Fucking in a U.F.O. 

The powers that be expect 5500 consumers to purchase a 10″ disc of John Travolta in Battlefield Earth ripping off Primus as hard as he can.

28. Bring Me The Horizon -“Live From Maida Vale” 7″ Picture Disc

I’m pushing 30, these words mean nothing to me.

29. Five Finger Death Punch Got Your Six [Limited Edition Picture Disc]

If only B-Dubs Bro was still alive to see this.

30. KMFDM – Salvataion EP

An EP of remixed tracks from the latest KMFDM album by folks like Jimmy Urine of Mindless Self Indulgence. I’d drink the liquid out of a glow stick before listening to this.

30. OtepGeneration Doom 

Otep Shamaya describers her band thus: “OTEP is an art project/band/movement/revolution; Breaking ground, breaking rules, breaking barriers. Articulate. Aggressive. Pure Adrenaline. ARTCore of Heavy Mental Rock”, which is an exceptionally pretentious way to describe nu-metal.

31. AtreyuThe Best of Atreyu

It’s kinda fucked up that Victory Records would ship 2000 blank double-LPs.

32. DisturbedThe Sound of Silence

Some dildo at Warner Brothers decided that 3000 people would want Disturbed’s terrible cover of “The Sound of Silence” (both album version AND instrumental) featuring the terrifying 12″ visage of DAVID DRAIMAN and his stupid piercings. No wonder the music industry is doomed.

Record Store Day is Saturday April 16th. Check out the full list of releases here. Please note that I’ve heard rumor of additional RSD releases from Down, Mötörhead, and more, but they’re not on that list so your milage may vary.

BONUS! Non-metal records that look awesome:

  • YourLogicIsFlushed

    As a relentlessly annoying Tool fan, and even a sometimes Pusicfer fan, your description of that release is 100% spot on.

    • Dubs

      Bingo. I liked some of the stuff when it first came out, but now it’s just gotten exceptionally tedious. MJK pls!

      • YourLogicIsFlushed

        The “band” has like 10,000 songs, and basically Conditions of my Parole is the only thing worthwhile.

    • I like Tool and APC, but Puscifer just ain’t my bag.

      • Boss the “Hoss” Ross

        Check this jam out.

        • Meh, just not my thing.

          • Boss the “Hoss” Ross

            Fair enough

          • I don’t even really care for Zappa too much(the father of this “genre” really).

          • Boss the “Hoss” Ross

            He can get a little weird, but I have a lot of respect for him and can jam his tunes when I need to.

          • ‘One Size Fits All’ is my fave Zappa album.

        • Guacamole Jim

          I don’t care much for Puscifer, but this is a solid jam!

      • CyberneticOrganism

        But DUDE it’s “pussy” and “lucifer” together! That’s fuckin’ CRAZY SON did u know MjK makes wIne?! I haev a t00l tattoo on My Neck.

        • u forgot to sign in as RepostedAvengedSevenfold

          • CyberneticOrganism

            Ha, I wish

    • Stop giving MJK money on his side-projects. Eventually, he will make Tool music for the money$.

  • I’ve seen Judgement Night. It’s fun in a “turn your brain off” sort of way.

    • I saw it once and Denis Leary was in it. That’s all I can remember. That Helmet/House of Pain track though.

    • Magical Adventures Of A Booger

      Definitely not one of the best films to ever come out of Chicago.

  • Dubs

    I love that Nevermore record, but that album art always has been and always will be terrible. Also, I love the one-two combo they did with “The Learning” (off Politics of Ecstasy) and “Sentient 6” on The Year of the Voyager dvd.

    • Spear

      Agreed on all counts. The best album with the worst cover.

      • MoshOff

        I sued to love PoE, but the more I listen to it the less I like it. Production’s kinda grating and the songs drag on a bit, DNB is waaaaaaaaaaay better on all counts IMO.

        • Dubs

          Dreaming Neon Black is incredible. Still one of their best. My top 3 would be:

          1. This Godless Endeavor
          2. Dead Heart in a Dead World
          3. Dreaming Neon Black

          • MoshOff

            What’s interesting is I used to really love PoE and felt kinda meh about Dead Heart, but the scale is tipping the other way.

          • Spear

            Replace Dead Heart with Enemies and that’s mine exactly.

          • Dubs

            Really? I really like Enemies of Reality, but it has always felt lacking in some way.

          • Spear

            I love the writing on Enemies. Dead Heart has maybe three songs I can get behind.

          • DVRKBEVRD

            Godless Endeavor >>>>>>>

        • Spear

          Eh, I’d put the majority of PoE over DNB. PoE really picks up after the first three tracks, and a lot of DNB’s songs get kind of repetitive (“I Am The Dog” has like three riffs in it). There’s no doubt that DNB is, as a single unit, the better album, but PoE’s songs are stronger on an individual basis to my poser ears.

          • MoshOff

            Hm, you may be on to something here. I always listen to DNB straight through, I see what you mean.

  • Boss the “Hoss” Ross

    There somethimg wrong with the list. Perhaps it didn’t load correctly, but Clutch is not at the number 1 spot.


    Hahaha! Nice list, I might have to pick a few up. A week later on ebay of course.

  • “I’m not allowed to say anything bad about Killswitch Engage, lest 365 Days of Horror physically assault me.”

    That’s only after months of slowly chipping away at your self-esteem.

  • “I tried so hard to make a Linkin Park joke, but in the end it doesn’t even matter.”

    Upvote if I could!

    • Maik Beninton™

      Joe stop, I’m about to break.

  • RJA

    Joe, I wondered if you were going to do this again when I saw the disturbed picture disc. 3000 copies?! mind blown. Blood Visions would no doubt be my choice for #1, fantastic record.

    • How many copies of that Disturbed picture disc will realistically sell? 6? 7?

      • Dubs

        On the one hand, I think you’re vastly underestimating how many Disturbed fans there are. On the other hand, how many of those Disturbed fans own record players?

        • Disturbed fans that (A) own a turntable (B) love their shitty cover of a Simon & Garfunkel tune and (C) WANT to look at DD’s giant face every time they listen to it.

          • YourLogicIsFlushed

            I’d say B and C capture the same demographic.

          • MoshOff

            My thoughts exactly.

          • : (

          • Dubs

            There’s a line here, and it may have been crossed.

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            Whaaaaat has happened?

          • Dubs

            Just a misunderstanding.

          • Tapir, in the end it doesn’t even matter 🙂

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            But Iiiii wanna know.
            Have you ever seen the rain?

          • Not cool making fun of the disabled, is what I’m thinking.

          • Rob M

            Well…it just sounds bad when you put it that way

        • DVRKBEVRD

          30% of ALL people who own records now dont own turntables

          • Dubs

            That seems silly to me.

          • Boss the “Hoss” Ross

            I’ve heard people say it in stores.

          • Rob M

            Instead of playing records, it becomes wall art

          • Boss the “Hoss” Ross

            I didn’t have a reord player until recently, but i the past I bought some knowing that one day I would have one. Money blah blah, nonsense.

          • more beer

            Until you don’t have any.

          • Boss the “Hoss” Ross

            I knew that as soon as I bought one my record collection would start to grow a lot more, so i waited until i was financially more stable and made a budget. I have no problem still buying cds when the price is way too steep on a piece of vinyl.

          • more beer

            Like I budget beer into my paychecks.

          • Boss the “Hoss” Ross

            Haha, I do that too!

          • Boss the “Hoss” Ross

            Speaking of beer i am in dire need of one. That problem shall be remedied shortly.

      • What are the prices of these records? I am having a hard time figuring out what they would be…

  • “I don’t care how much you loved Anti-Flag in junior high, you’re a grown-ass man. Save your money for the kid’s college education instead of blowing it on angsty acoustic versions of “You’ve Gotta Die for Your Government“.

    Holy crap, Joe. You killed everyone, jajajajaja.

  • RJA

    that sex pistols pic disc is a fantastic example of why I don’t get record store day.
    1. reissues of that record can be had anywhere for 15.00.
    2, 1st pressings (us) can be had for 30.00
    3. 1st pressings pic discs can be had for 50.00
    do we really need a fucking 5000 run of pic discs of that album in 2016. stupid.

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      I’ve long been under the impression that the Sex Pistols were the first corporate produced boy band, so it actually makes sense they would still be doing that, lol

      • MoshOff

        Dude they kinda were. I remember watching an interview with Malcom McLaren (manager) who said Johnny Rotten was a total prude before he recruited him for the band and turned him into a “bad boy”.

        • Ted Nü-Djent ™

          Using something Malcom McLaren said as a source does not something something

      • Ted Nü-Djent ™

        Edward/Breegrodamus™ plz!

    • RJA

      to continue my rant… I had to wait 4 months for my Horrendous vinyl because the plants were delayed by this kind of bullshit. ridiculous.

      • That’s one of my biggest beefs with RSD. Plants are clogged with so much of this shit that just ends up in the bargain bin for years to come.

        • See?

          Capitalism sucks. I told you!

          • Dubs

            I can buy 9 rolls of toilet paper for under $10 USD.

          • I use water. Good luck dealing with the environment, fat butt.

        • Boss the “Hoss” Ross

          My local stores still have their past RSD stuff seperated from everything else and it’s as expensive as the day it came out.
          I’ve been looking at a The Sword 7 inch for months at $20.

          • DVRKBEVRD

            just pass on that lawl

          • Boss the “Hoss” Ross

            I have, and will continue to do so.

          • PostBlackenedWhaleGaze

            My shop has had that one live Bongripper album for like 3 years. I look at it whenever I go in there but I’m not paying 45 fucking dollars for it

          • Boss the “Hoss” Ross


        • RJA

          It’s absolutely insane. Record store day started out with all kinds of really cool shit I wanted but couldn’t get – bullshit.
          Now it has all kinds of stuff I could easily get but don’t want – bullshit. it’s all bullshit.

          • PostBlackenedWhaleGaze

            The market really has become flooded the past several years. So many artists that never even pressed vinyls of their records are putting out stupid shit now. Linkin Park?? Disturbed!?! I’m sure their fans will be buying this crap /s

  • Salvador Dalí Lama

    “14. Jethro Tull – Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young to Die!”

    So Janitor Jim Duggan now writes for you guys?

    • Dubs
      • Salvador Dalí Lama


        – DRAIVID DAMAN, “Droppin’ Plates” (2000)

        • CyberneticOrganism

          “Nah I want my lip piercings to look more like dicks. Yeah, like two curved metal penii protruding from my little lip pube patch.”

          – Dadbod Draiman


        i like how you expanded that

    • Sir Tapir The Based

      Jethro Tull is good.

      • Indeed. They should’ve won that award back in the early 70s.

      • Boss the “Hoss” Ross


        • Sir Tapir The Based


          • Boss the “Hoss” Ross

            JETHRO TULL!!!

      • Salvador Dalí Lama

        What album do you recommend I start with then?

        • Sir Tapir The Based

          Maybe Aqualung or Thick as a Brick. Thick as a Brick is their besty imo.

    • more beer

      No I am pretty sure they are old enough for both.

  • Leif Bearikson

    I want those Death and GWAR LPs BAD.

    Anthrax covering that Antisocial song live was fun…but that was also like 8 years ago.

    • Dubs

      I enjoyed seeing them play it when they were at Mayhem.

      • Leif Bearikson

        I saw them play it opening for Slayer/Megadeth. That show was most tite.

        • Dubs

          I caught Megadeth on the Rust in Peace 20th anniversary tour with Testament and Exodus. As tight as Megadeth was, I thought Testament stole the show.

          • It is true that Megadeth had to dub the vocals in the RiP DVD?

          • Dubs

            I have no idea. I don’t watch concert dvd’s much :/

          • The vocals on the RiP anniversary DVD are weird sounding, like a little bit off from the record, since they mostly deleted the environment recording. So, most people claims that they re-recorded and mixed the vocals because Mustaine didn’t sang the way he should. This was previous the downtuning in Super Collider.

          • Scrimm

            He mumbled most of the set when I saw that tour.

          • I think he also had some health issues, too. But, overall, that’s too bad. They should made an instrumental gig or something if he was that bad. Idk

          • Scrimm

            Well it was suspect, like he was bored playing the RIP material or something cause he did it through all those songs and then when they started playing other shit magically his voice was back.

          • Mickey Mouse magic, jajaja.

      • Saw that tour.

    • EsusMoose

      One of the better tracks off of State of Euphoria so I’m cool with it’s existence.

    • Boss the “Hoss” Ross

      It’s being released in conjunction with France’s Disquaire Day, it’s their version of rsd.

  • EsusMoose

    I would probably only want the Death record and the Anthrax one. Not feeling like going though so I don’t need to possibly see DAVE DRAIMAN’s face on things or actually move

  • Rob M

    Candlemass would be the only thing Id actually kind of be interested in…if, as you said pic-discs didnt sound like ass, and I didnt already have it

    RSD is just a chance for people to put some rare piece of merch behind a glass case and never touch it again…dosnt seem worth the all trouble to me

    • Boss the “Hoss” Ross

      I like the previously unreleased material that bands put out, but “gold flecked picture glitter discs” can get a little obnoxious, especially at the prices they ask.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I have picture discs of Book Of Dreams, Crazy Nights and Bat Out Of Hell.

        • Dood, Colt Cabana will be at the Beyond Wrestling show in Somerville.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I met him.

          • Cool. He seems like a nice guy unlike his friend CM Punk. The event is only a 10-15 minute walk from my house. The same company is going to do lots more events in Somerville.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            He was nice.

      • Rob M

        I do too, but a lot (though not all) of that unreleased material does eventually end up on various comps

        I do think helping out local shops is a great thing, theres not nearly enough of those stores anymore, but Ive also seen these stupid speculator markets completely gut various hobbies over the years and leave everything worse than when it started

        • Boss the “Hoss” Ross

          Yeah, i bought a 7 inch a couple years ago that went into regular press a year later.

          Which sucks.

          • Rob M

            Haha..I know that feeling well, Ive dropped money on original copies of certain albums, only for them to get re-released soon after..always feel like a sucker

    • I’ve picked up a couple of things over the years that I regularly come back to. For the most part, you’re pretty much dead-on.

  • I’m gonna make prediction and say that Brujeria track about Trump will be fire.


    so, what youre telling me is: nothing for blackbeard

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    So excited about the Jethro Tull release. Fuck the Sex Pistols with a giant cactus.

  • I have few older records that I have for keepsake, but I have no interest in seeking out records. I only rarely buy physical media and when I do it might be a CD. The biggest thing I miss is looking over the album art/lyrics/case. I guess the pressing houses are lapping this whole thing up. Otherwise, I cannot see a small record shops really making appreciable profits from the whole thing.

    • Boss the “Hoss” Ross

      Greastest tattoo in the history of ever

  • CyberneticOrganism


    • Rob M

      He’s watching while you sleep

      • CyberneticOrganism

        Or poop. Or both.

    • PostBlackenedWhaleGaze


    • CONAN Ayatollah of Jack & Cola


      • Óðinn

        As much as we’d all like to hear that, it’s unlikely to happen.

  • i’ll probably make a RSD run to a few places like i did last year. if anyone needs one of these and doesn’t have the means to pick it up, send me a PM. otherwise i’ll probably buy as many of the Disturbed rekkids as i can and send them out for Krampus gifts.

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    RSD is a cash grab, I’ve never given a shit about that day.

    • gives bored hipsters something to do

      • That, and working on getting that perfect hair swoop.

        • more beer

          Here they also stand in line for doughnuts and brunch.

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Besides PBR?

    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      Record stores and artists alike trying to make money. Shocking.

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Meanwhile weighing down the few record pressing plants for one day of bullshit, fucking the real artists trying to get records pressed.

        • Ted Nü-Djent ™

          That’s not the artist or the record stores fault. That’s poor production planning from the pressing plant

  • CyberneticOrganism
    • Got yer dix!

      • CyberneticOrganism

        BRO NOT HERE

      • Ted Nü-Djent ™

        Suck yo dicks

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain


  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    The cultural arsonist, Otep is also releasing a new album and holy fuck is “zero fucks given” the worst thing I’ve convinced myself to listen since I was 18 and left the recorder on for a whole day of hangovering.

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      I could get behind that Jethro Tull though, couple o’ great ballads.
      But easn’t In The End released on Worship Music? And ain’t Death:Vivus a mere re-release?
      Is the already annoying RSD getting more and more useless every year?

  • JWEG

    I rarely see anything from Record Store Day year-to-year that grabs me enough to want to buy it, but I guess #8 would be on my list if I were (able) to invest in a record player and all the proper stereo equipment to make that worthwhile.

    Once I do, though, I’m going to hit up one of three local record sources for sure, but I really don’t need RSD as incentive given the wide array of metal vinyl each has collected.

    • Getting into vinyl as a hobby is up there with taking up smoking and cocaine as a time and money suck. It’s fun!

      • JWEG

        Considering how much more expensive than CD or d/l that metal vinyl looks to be (and not even just the imports) I can totally imagine. That’s why I’m putting it off until I can find full time and effectively-permanent employment. I just can’t do it on my current scheme of either long-term Part Time or short-term F/T.

        Not to mention my Student Loan debt that really ought to (but won’t be) priority.

      • Pentagram Sam

        prob sound like an ignoramus, but when and how the hell did vinyl make a big comeback? I remember getting a shitload of old ass Maiden, Helloween, and other records for like maybe 5 bucks in pristine condition at Half Price books 6 and 7 years ago and for aboot a dollar back round 2002. Now vinyls priced at 25, 30 bucks, what the shit is that?

        • For the past several years it’s been growing exponentially. It’s a shame about Half Price Books… like you said, I used to get killer stuff for nothing there.

        • Ted Nü-Djent ™

          Because there are a lot of dedicated followers of fashion out in the world

  • Waynecro

    Damn, dude. Thanks for the comprehensive list.

  • Óðinn
  • Magical Adventures Of A Booger

    Not seeing much that’s tickling my pickle here outside of the Husker Du one and the Death live one. Except maybe that Disturbed picture disc, if I wanna pay for an overpriced dartboard/something to throw tomahawks at.

    KFDM’s ‘Salvation’ remix CD isn’t bad, but sure as fuck not worth going out of your way to get on vinyl. Save your money and hunt down their Wax Trax stuff on vinyl, which is far more listenable and collectible (and well, of course, expensive).


    Oooh baby I like it raw

  • Eliza

    There are some stuff here I’d like to get my hands on. And yeah, never buy anything under the Puscifer name.