Double 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Includes digital download. The Black Album is one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed records of all time, with global sales of over 35 million, and contains a series of unrelenting singles, "Enter Sandman," "The Unforgiven", "Nothing Else Matters,"Wherever I May Roam," and "Sad But True." Remastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering and overseen by executive producer Greg Fidelman.
Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered edition of the second studio album by Metallica, originally released in 1984. The album was recorded in three weeks with producer Flemming Rasmussen at the Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark. The artwork, based on a concept by the band, depicts an electric chair in the midst of a thunderstorm. The title was taken from a passage in Stephen King's novel The Stand. Although rooted in the thrash metal genre, the album showcased the band's musical maturity and lyrical sophistication. This was partly because bassist Cliff Burton introduced the basics of music theory to the rest of the band and had more input in the songwriting. Instead of relying strictly on fast tempos as on Kill 'Em All, Metallica broadened its approach by employing acoustic guitars, extended instrumentals, and more complex harmonies.
Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered edition of Metallica's 1983 debut album. Kill 'Em All is regarded as a groundbreaking album for thrash metal because of its precise musicianship, which fuses New Wave of British Heavy Metal riffs with hardcore punk tempos. Its musical approach and lyrics were markedly different from rock's mainstream of the early ‘80s and inspired a number of bands who followed in similar manner. Metallica is easily one of the best, most influential heavy metal band of the '80s. Responsible for bringing the genre back to Earth, the bandmates looked and talked like they were from the street, shunning the usual rockstar games of metal musicians during the early '80s. They expanded the limits of thrash, using speed and volume not for their own sake, but to enhance their intricately structured compositions.
Guns N' RosesAppetite for Destruction on 180g Vinyl LP From Universal Records
Legendary 18x Platinum Debut from Axl Rose, Slash, and Co. One of Most Raw, Exciting Rock Albums in History: 1987's Appetite for DestructionIncludes "Sweet Child O' Mine"
One of the most prolific debut albums of all time, and a record that changed the face of music, Guns N' Roses' Appetite for Destructionis a revelatory portrait of the gritty underground of Los Angeles from one of the most notorious bands in history and still sounds as raw and dangerous as ever. The blistering guitar interplay ofSlashandIzzy Stradlinprovides the ultimate backdrop forAxl Rose's signature rasp. From "Paradise City" to "Sweet Child O' Mine" and "Welcome to the Jungle," the record brims with a brutal integrity that without question will always stand as the predominate document of the band's ever-growing legend. Reissued here on 180g vinyl LP for the first time in two decades.
Guns 'N RosesAppetite for DestructionTrack Listing:
1. Welcome to the Jungle 2. It's So Easy 3. Nightrain 4. Out Ta Get Me 5. Mr. Brownstone 6. Paradise City 7. My Michelle 8. Think About You 9. Sweet Child O' Mine 10. You're Crazy 11. Anything Goes 12. Rocket Queen
Peace Sells... but Who's Buying? is the second studio album by American thrash metal band Megadeth, released on September 19, 1986. The project was originally handled by Combat Records, resulting in the first mix of the album being co-produced by Randy Burns. Capitol Records then bought the rights to the album and hired another producer, Paul Lani, to mix it himself. The album's front cover, featuring the band's mascot Vic Rattlehead, was created by Ed Repka. The recording of the album was difficult for the band because of the ongoing drug issues the members had at the time. This was the last Megadeth album to feature drummer Gar Samuelson and guitarist Chris Poland, who were fired shortly after the album's promotional tour. The title track, noted for it's politically conscious lyrics, was released as the album's lead single. Peace Sells... but Who's Buying? is regarded as a thrash metal classic and as an album that gave prominence to extreme metal. It has been featured in several publications' best album lists, including Robert Dimery's 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die and Martin Popoff's Top 500 Heavy Metal Albums of All Time. The album has been reissued several times over the years. In 2004, the album was remixed and remastered by Megadeth front man Dave Mustaine, with extensive liner notes detailing the album's background. In 2011, the three different versions were reissued as part of the album's 25th anniversary celebration. All of them, with the exception of the 2004 mixes, feature new remastering.
First-Time Ever Vinyl Release of Multi-Platinum Collection: Guns N' RosesGreatest Hits180g 2LP Spans 1986-1993, Includes "Sweet Child O' Mine," "Civil War," and 14 More Classics
Guns N' Roses'2004, multi-platinum best of compilation hits vinyl for the first time! Previously only available digitally and on CD,Greatest Hitsis available here onaudiophile 180g 2LP. The vinyl edition also features the band's single "Shadow of Your Love," which hit No. 5 on the Mainstream Rock chart. Originally recorded in December 1986, the song made its debut on the 2018 box setAppetite For Destruction. In 2004,Greatest Hitsreached No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and in 2007 hit No. 1 on the Catalog Albums chart. Featuring all eight of the band's Top 40 Billboard Hot 100 tracks (six of them RIAA-certified Gold),Greatest Hitsspans the group's five album releases, including their cover of the Rolling Stones' "Sympathy For The Devil" for the 1995 film Interview With The Vampire.
The first full-length album fromGuns N' Roses, 1987'sAppetite For Destruction, is one of the most popular hard rock albums in history and has been on the Billboard Top 200 albums or Top Pop Catalog chart for a total of 746 weeks. Certified 18 times platinum in the U.S.,Appetite For Destructioncharted No. 1 for five weeks and includes three Top 10s: the anthem "Welcome To The Jungle" (No. 7), the frenzied rocker "Paradise City" (No. 5) plus their platinum selling No. 1 single "Sweet Child O' Mine."
1988'sG N'R Lies, comprised of songs from the group's independently-released 1986 EPLive?!*@Like A Suicideplus new studio recordings, followedAppetite For Destructionup the charts, peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The Grammy-nominated album (for Best Hard Rock Performance) was five times platinum (each platinum level connotes sales of more than one million units) and claimed the gold No. 4-charting ballad "Patience."
Then, on September 17, 1991, with one of the most anticipated releases ever in music, bothUse Your Illusion IandUse Your Illusion IIdebuted.Use Your Illusion Ifeatured two gold singles with "November Rain" (No. 3) and "Don't Cry" (No. 10) plus another Top 40 with "Live And Let Die" (No. 33).Use Your Illusion IIboasted another gold hit with the previously-released single "You Could Be Mine" (No. 29), heard in the filmTerminator II: Judgement Day.
Each of theUse Your Illusionalbums went seven times platinum withUse Your Illusion Igoing to No. 2 andUse Your Illusion IIhitting No. 1.Use Your Illusion Iwas Grammy-nominated for Best Hard Rock Performance as was the Wings cover "Live And Let Die."Guns N' RosesGreatest Hitsalso culls fromII"Yesterdays," "Civil War" and GN'R's take on Bob Dylan's "Knockin' On Heaven's Door." BothUse Your Illusion IandUse Your Illusion IIhave sold over seven million copies to date.
A collection ofGuns N' Rosescovers of classic, mainly punk, songs that had influenced the band members since their early days, 1993'sThe Spaghetti Incident?hit No. 4 and is certified platinum. Included onGreatest Hitsare its renditions of The Dead Boys' 1978 track "Ain't It Fun" and an unlikely cover of the Skyliners' ‘50s doo-wop gem "Since I Don't Have You."
Thanks to Foo Fighter Dave Grohl and friends, DREAM WIDOW lives.
DREAM WIDOW is the malevolent creation of Dave Grohl (handling vocals, guitar, bass and drums) and lead guitarist Jim Rota of Fireball Ministry renown. Assisted on a few tracks by keyboardists Rami Jaffee and Oliver Roman, Grohl and Rota make good on the sinister promise to blur the lines between reality and darkest fantasy.
The name and mythos of DREAM WIDOW will be familiar to those who’ve laughed and screamed watching Foo Fighters’ horror-comedy feature film, STUDIO 666. In the film, Foo Fighters attempt to record their newest album in the same house where the legendary — and fictional — DREAM WIDOW met its tragic and untimely end — with hilariously horrifying consequences.
The vinyl version of this eight song collection is a limited pressing exclusive to independent record stores for RSD Black Friday.
Over twenty-five years ago, nine guys from Des Moines, Iowa, shattered the scope of what was possible in metal.Slipknot'smusic put blastbeats, massive breakdowns and brutal riffs alongside breakbeats and turntablism; punctuated hooky melodies with extreme vocals and percussive rap verses. On stage, bodies clad in numbered jumpsuits and horror film masks crashed into each other, eliciting mania from hungry crowds and drawing blood and breaking bones in the process.
EverythingSlipknotdid was maximalist and monstrous, completely unhinged and meticulously thought out. From the momentSlipknotappeared on an early afternoon stage at Ozzfest ‘99, it was clear they were like nothing people had ever seen and everything they never knew they needed.
It's no surprise thatSlipknot's self-titled debut, recorded to tape with Ross Robinson at the infamous Indigo Ranch (Korn, Soulfly, Machine Head) and released on Roadrunner, went platinum within three months of release – despite a lack of press, radio, or MTV support – on the strength of the reputation they built through relentless touring and hits like "Wait and Bleed," "Eyeless," and "Spit it Out."Slipknot'sself titled, nearly triple platinum debut release gets the vinyl re-issue treatment here oncolored vinyl!
Arguably their finest album, this follow-up toOpiateshowcasesToolat their best, assisted by clean, crisp production. Edgy guitar riffs are complemented by spitting, heavy bass, especially on 'Sober' and 'Crawl Away'. Lyrically, Tool are at their vitriolic best, targeting religious hypocrisy ('Intolerance,' 'Sober'; always a popular theme), the loss of innocence and its consequences ('Prison Sex'), and deliberate ignorance ('Swamp Song'). Henry Rollins makes a guest appearance on 'Bottom,' which, along with '4 Degrees,' deals with questions of identity.Undertowis also Tool's most musically adventurous album, with considerably more sophistication than their previous work. Very highly recommended.
Originally released in 1980, Blizzard of Ozzchanged the face of hard rock and mainstream heavy metal. Ozzy Osbourne's solo album not only reintroduced the former Black Sabbath vocalist to the world but represents the arrival of virtuoso guitarist Randy Rhoads, whose classical-influenced playing and melodic devices stood entirely apart from his contemporaries. Moreover, Osbourne and Co. arrived armed to the teeth with a batch of infallible tunes.
From the opening, autobiographical "I Don't Know" to the now-classic "Crazy Train" to deeper cuts such as the haunting "Mr. Crowley" and excitable "No Bone Movies," Blizzard of Ozz comes on at a feverish pace and immediately hooks the listener with stunning riff structures, blazing solos, and accessible melodies. Osbourne achieved his goal of wanting to expand into the mainstream without sacrificing his edge, and Rhoads and a formidable rhythm section make it possible.
This 30th Anniversary Edition presents the LP in definitive sonics. Mastered from the original master tapes and featuring all of the original performances, and housed in a gatefold jacket, Blizzard of Ozz is an essential rock document. Any guitar fan needs to own this and Osbourne's follow-up, Diary of a Madman, the last studio album on which Rhoads appeared before his premature death.
Ozzy Osbourne Blizzard Of Ozz Track Listing:
1. I Don't Know 2. Crazy Train 3. Goodbye To Romance 4. Dee 5. Suicide Solution 6. Mr. Crowley 7. No Bone Movies 8. Revelation 9. Steal Away (The Night)
180-gram vinyl. The Number of the Beast is the third studio album by English heavy metal band Iron Maiden. It was released on 22 March 1982 in the United Kingdom by EMI Records and in the United States by Harvest and Capitol Records. The album was their first to feature vocalist Bruce Dickinson and their last with drummer Clive Burr.
Sempiternal is the epic 2013 album from the Sheffield metalcore masters Bring Me The Horizonproduced by Terry Date (Linkin Park, Deftones, Soundgarden). Featuring the standout "Shadow Moses," the 11-track collection is an embracing ride through soaring vocals, supercharged melodies and what can only be described as spine tingling metal anthems.
Talk about flying high again. Originally released in 1981, Diary Of A Madman isOzzy Osbourne's sophomore solo smash and, sadly, the final studio album on which virtuoso guitarist Randy Rhoads appeared. A perfect foil for Osbourne's creativity and an inimitable instrumentalist, Rhoads died in a plane crash in 1982 just as he and Osbourne were redefinining hard rock and mainstream heavy metal.
Branching further into classicist fields and expanding the sonic palette, Diary of a Madmanepitomizes musical chemistry, raw skill, and dark moodiness. Osbourneand Rhoads light up every song here, and it's no wonder many of the tunes--"Flying High Again," "Believer," "Over the Mountain"--remain part of the iconic vocalist's concert set list.
This 30th Anniversary Edition presents the LP in definitive sonics. Mastered from the original master tapes and featuring all of the original performances, and housed in a gatefold jacket,Diary of a Madmanis an essential rock document. Any guitar fan needs to own this and Osbourne's breakthrough solo debut, Blizzard of Ozz, which also doubles as Rhoads'premier.
Ozzy OsbourneDiary Of A MadmanTrack Listing:
1. Over The Mountain 2. Flying High Again 3. You Can't Kill Rock and Roll 4. Believer 5. Little Dolls 6. Tonight 7. S.A.T.O. 8. Diary Of A Madman
As the title of Tool's 1992 debut implies, they're none too impressed by religion, though other targets-fear ("Cold and Ugly"), hypocritical moralizing ("Jerk-Off"), nonconformity ("Hush")-get their time in the spotlight as well. Opiate is a collection of heavy, aggressive, cynical music (though the tail end of the title track sounds more like Acid Rock), packaged in songs noticeably shorter than on their later efforts (Undertow, 1993, and Aenima, 1996). While not as impressive as Undertow, arguably their finest effort, Opiate has a definite appeal.
Released on “marbled white and whiskey brown” vinyl. With their 1990 major label debut, Pantera unleashes one of the most acclaimed and imitated records in the history of the genre. Upon it's release (and soon after unsuspecting fans took a gander at the band's take-no prisoners live shows), songs like the album's title track and "Cemetary Gates" helped Pantera to swiftly join America's pantheon of great heavy metal bands.
Live After Death is a live album by the English heavy metal band Iron Maiden, originally released in October 1985 on EMI in Europe and it's sister label Capitol Records in the US (it was re-released by Sanctuary/Columbia Records in the US in 2002 on CD and by Universal Music Group/Sony BMG Music Entertainment on DVD). It was recorded at Long Beach Arena, California and Hammersmith Odeon, London during the band's World Slavery Tour. The cover art was done by Derek Riggs, and pictures the band's mascot, Eddie, rising from a grave. Engraved on his tombstone is a quote from fantasy and horror fiction author H. P. Lovecraft's The Nameless City.
Double vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered and expanded deluxe edition adds several bonus tracks that have never been released in North America, including versions of Children Of The Sea and Die Young recorded live in 1980 in Hartford, CT. The set concludes with live rarities like E5150 and Neon Knights that originally appeared in 2007 on the Rhino Handmade's limited edition collection, Black Sabbath: Live At Hammersmith Odeon. Heaven and Hell is the ninth studio album by Black Sabbath, originally released in April 1980. It is the first Black Sabbath album to feature vocalist Ronnie James Dio, who replaced original vocalist Ozzy Osbourne in 1979. Produced by Martin Birch, the album was a commercial success, particularly in the United States, where it reached number 28 on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified platinum for 1 million sales.
- Disc 1 -
1 Neon Knights (2021 Remaster)
2 Children of the Sea (2021 Remaster)
3 Lady Evil (2021 Remaster)
4 Heaven and Hell (2021 Remaster)
- Disc 2 -
1 Wishing Well (2021 Remaster)
2 Die Young (2021 Remaster)
3 Walk Away (2021 Remaster)
4 Lonely Is the Word (2021 Remaster)
- Disc 3 -
1 Children of the Sea (Live B-Side)
2 Heaven and Hell (Live B-Side)
3 Lady Evil (7-Inch Mono Edit)
4 Neon Knights (Live at Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT, 8/10/1980)
- Disc 4 -
1 Children of the Sea (Live at Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT, 8/10/1980)
2 Heaven and Hell (Live at Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT, 8/10/1980)
3 Die Young (Live at Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT, 8/10/1980)
Pantera's1992 masterwork Vulgar Display of Poweris arguably the heaviest album ever to debut at # 1 on theBillboardcharts and proved that heavy metal still had its place in the era of alternative rock. True to its title,Vulgar Display of Poweris a raw and unrelenting depiction of rage and hostility, brought to a head by the pummeling guitar riffs of the legendary guitarist Dimebag Darrelland the militaristic snarl ofPhil Anselmo. Songs like "Fucking Hostile," "Walk," "This Love," and "Mouth for War" remain amongst the most prized cuts in the metal canon.
Having long commanded upwards of $100 for a vinyl copy on eBay and long out of print on LP, Warner Bros.' impeccable analog reissue ofVulgar Display of Poweris cut from the original analog masters and boasts extraordinary sonics that present the punchiness, definition, impact, and edges that have forever been absent on all prior editions. This pressing lays waste to the flat-sounding CD and will challenge the limits of any stereo system. Amazing!
"As for the sonics? The improvements are tenfold. Songs are airier, punchier, and more immediate. The soundstage boasts deeper grooves and better instrumental separation, which adds to the overall musical impact as Pantera’s brief pauses serve to amplify and augment the aggressive passages. Vinnie Paul’s bruising percussion booms, the snare and bass drum coming across with muscularity and presence." --Bob Gendron, TONE Audio, Issue 29
PanteraVulgar Display of PowerTrack Listing:
1. Mouth for War 2. A New Level 3. Walk 4. Fucking Hostile 5. This Love 6. Rise 7. No Good 8. Live in a Hole 9. Regular People 10. By Demons Be Driven 11. Hollow