These Are The Rock And Metal Releases Coming Out On Black Friday
Now that it’s early October, it means companies will start pushing things for that Christmas pretty soon. Because capitalism rules everything. Just before that, however, is the ultimate tribute to consumerism – Black Friday.
And while hordes of people might go apeshit trying to rush into John Lewis, Urban Outfitters, Tesco and other chain stores to fight over products that should be sold at those heavily reduced prices anyway, music lovers will have to contend with another facet of Black Friday madness – Record Store Day.
Yes, that day when a bunch of limited edition vinyl pressings are released into the world only to wind up on eBay minutes after they’ve been purchased is upon us once more. IF THAT IS YOU, THEN STOP IT.
That all said and done, and despite the fact that Record Store Day has ultimately become a cynical symptom of late stage capitalism, there are some noteworthy rock and metal releases coming out on November 29, aka Record Store Day Black Friday.
Slipknot, Pearl Jam, Alice Cooper and Black Label Society are just three of the bands that are putting out something special for the occasion. The full list is here, but below is a list of some of the rock and metal releases that are coming out that day, along with any pressing information that had been released.
Acid Witch – Black Christmas Evil (7”, limited to 750)
Black Label Society – Nuns And Roaches (12”, limited to 2000)
Colonel Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade – Live At The Great American Music Hall (3LP, limited to 3000)
Alice Cooper – Billion Dollar Babies Live
Alice Cooper – Dragontown (2LP, limited to 1500)
Dio – Rainbow In The Dark (12” picture disc, limited to 2500)
Ace Frehley – Frehley’s Comet Live… (LP, limited to 2700)
Jinjer – Macro (LP, limited to 750)
Life Of Agony – The Sound Of Scars (LP, limited to 450)
Overkill – The Electric Age (2LP, limited to 1800)
Pearl Jam – MTV Unplugged (LP, limited to 13,000)
Slipknot – All Out Life/Unsainted (7”, limited to 5000)
Tenacious D – Blue Series: Don’t Blow It/Kage (7”)
Various Artists – The Matrix Reloaded (Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture) (3LP, limited to 1500)
Venom – Manitou (7”, limited to 2000)
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