Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Rev Order

So I picked up the recent represses of Youth of Today's Can't Close My Eyes from Revelation. There were two colors of vinyl repressed for this repress. This is the second pressing for Revelation. They decided to use the originally artwork for this repress, which they did not use for the originally pressing of this 12" on Revelation. This was a good move on their part going back to the original. So the first color was on red, out of 443. Cool, it matches the letters on the artwork, good pick. The other color was on purple marble out of 562 copies. Now not all of copies of this version were actually purple, some were more grey and some were more blue. For a full description of the different colors or even the earlier versions of this record check out dobek's post.

As well as the YOT records I also picked up a copy of Title Fight's LP. I wasn't sure about pre-ordering this record. I downloaded it when it came out and I defintly was interested. So I knew I wanted to get a copy of it and I wasn't too worried about having a super limited copy, I just wanted a copy of it for the time being. So I picked it up from Rev. The copy on black is out of 1,400.

This thing came out really nice. The gatefold sleeve is awesome, the inside is definitely the best part of it. The dust sleeve for the record is printed and is also really cool. Overall Side One Dummy did a fantastic job.

So with my Rev order I also got another copy of Ceremony's recent LP. This is the third press on black out of 1,000. I want to get more Ceremony vinyl, hopefully I can start a collection.

So also from Rev I decided to pick up another one of the classic Rev band's releases. This is the second pressing of Judge's What It Meant Discography collection. After not picking the best vinyl color for the first pressing, the went with just the standard black and it looks great. Much better. I think this is out of 500 from what I have written down, but the massive text file online with the Revelation discography doesn't have anything specific. Anyone know?

I also got another Youth of Today record. This is a copy of Break Down the Walls. I believe this is the version with the band photo on the label from the older press out of 550. Can anyone confirm this for me?

I picked up a copy of Strike Anywhere's latest LP on pink. I'm starting to get back in to this band after many years. The copy on pink is from the first press out of 700.

I picked up two copies of the self-titled 7" from Youth of Today that was also recently repressed. I already had a copy of this on red but I decided to get another. The copy on black I believe is out of 300. The red was the special Record Store Day press out of 1,350.

I took a picture of the two different copies on red I have, there is a little bit of a difference.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Holiday Post

So I've got some down time while I watch Home Alone, Macaulay Culkin at his best. I figured I'd write a new post.

So I decided to pick up some more Underoath vinyl after liking the new record and picking up a copy of it. So I went to Zambooie and ordered some vinyl. First we have this 10" release. This one has remixes from the recent LP. I think it also has an etched B side. I can't remember what songs are on this one.

So here is another copy of the recent LP on clear out of 400. I think this is the most rare version of the LP.

So this one version is a picture disc and features a different version of the album art, I think they called this the deluxe or special edition. It is limited to 1,000 so I don't get why this version is supposed to be the special version if there's more copies, I guess it's the cover art?

So I picked up this copy of the Minor Threat s/t 12" I think off of eBay. This one has the blue cover with $4 on the back.

So I picked up this copy of The Effort's Iconoclasm I believe off a guy selling some other Effort vinyl. I can't remember who. This one is the 'Merica 2008 cover from their tour.

This one is numbered on the back out of 50. Oh and hey I've got #1, pretty cool. Are ten versions of this LP too many? Yeah probably.

So I pre-ordered the S.O.S. record from Reaper a while back. When the pre-orders went up it was said there would be three colors of the vinyl. So I got all three. Come to find out later there was a version on gold that was not a part of the pre-order. I got a copy on black out of 200, gold out of 350 and black/gold out of 450. So I missing clear out of 1,000, I'll get it eventually. This is a pretty solid record as well. S.O.S. features current members of Trapped Under Ice, Terror & Hatebreed and a former member of Agnostic Front and Madball.

So I also pre-ordered the Remission and Police and Thieves split from Amendment Records. Both of these bands are great and after getting Winds of Promise I had to get any and everything Remission. I got three colors of this one as well, teal out of 150, grey out of 350 and black out of 500.

I picked this copy of Far From Breaking's The Identity off of eBay. This copy on blue is from the third press out of 300. Of course this one was put out by the Youngblood Records.

So this one is a bit of a unique one. Amendment had some extra copies of the clear vinyl from the second press of Remission's LP but no covers, so they took some of the extra copies from the LP's European press on Assault Records and put them on the extra copies of clear. So thus we have this unique pressing out of 100.

So along with the special copy of Remission's LP I also got a copy of Count me Out's 110. The owner of Amendment was selling some of his own personal vinyl. The copy on black is out of 990.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Why isn't it cold yet?

So Rich over at Speedowax let me know that he was putting out some more limited versions of the Splitting Headache double 7". This time he was going to do them on different color sleeves, red and pink. Up top is the copy with the red sleeve numbered out of 50. Below that is the pink cover also numbered out of 50.

Rich also included an extra pink sleeve that is number negative out of 5. I'm not sure what it completely means but I remember him saying it had to do with getting both the red cover and pink cover.

So one thing I was looking for on Record Store Day was the special AC/DC 7". They took the live recordings of "Shoot to Thrill" and "War Machine" for the upcoming River Plate DVD/Blu-Ray release and put them on the A and B side of this 7", just like an old school 45 rpm single. The recordings were part of three shows in Argentina back in 2009 using 32 HD Cameras. You know big budget style. As for the 7", Columbia pressed 5,000 of these, so it was not a problem getting one on eBay shortly after RSD.

So I'm not too sure where I got this one from but I'm assuming it was eBay. This was the last copy of The Effort's first 7" that I was missing. This is the most common version from the first press on Gold out of 200. There's too many versions of this record. I feel like it was trying to compete with the insane amount of versions of Have Heart's Demo.

So I won a three tape lot from a guy on eBay up in the Northwest. They were all demoes of local bands up there. I was really just looking to grab these two. This is Not Sorry's Demo from 2009 and Gone But Not Forgetten's Demo from 2008. I mainly wanted the Not Sorry Demo, but the GBNF was also another tape want for me. I feel like it's even harder to find copies of band's demo tapes than it is their rarer records. People just don't trade, sell or take care of tapes like they do records. The Not Sorry tape with the red insert is out of 50 and the GBNF tape is out of 300. The GBNF tape was one of the first React! releases. I think this still came out after Get the Most's Core Values on React!.

Here we have a record I just thought would be nice to have a copy of. This is Hatebreed's Under the Knife 7". I believe this was released before Satisfaction and the black vinyl is not rare at all, 6,000 copies. However it is from the well known Smorgasbord Records.

In continuing to get Iron Boots records I picked up my first copy of Weight of World. This copy on black put out by Boredom Kills Records is out of 900.

So I picked this one up with the previous Iron Boots record. This is a copy of Easy Green on you got it, Green. This was part of the second press from Grave Mistake Records out of 450.

I've been wanting this one for a while. This is a copy of New Found Glory's Tip of the Iceberg with a special pre-order sleeve/vinyl color. The sleeve is a rip of the Gorilla Biscuits s/t 7" if you didn't already know. The vinyl color I'm assuming was Banana Yellow for a reason. This is out of 500. They also made a Judge rip shirt, I wish I had that as well.

Monday, October 31, 2011

All Over the Spectrum of Hardcore and Metal

So also part of my pick ups from Willem I got a copy of the Pulling Teeth and Shin to Shin split on purple. I'm not sure how many of these there are but I'm guessing it's a pretty limited version.

So I ordered a copy of the Cold World and Sean Price collaboration 12". They put out a song together called How the Gods Chill. The White Glove Group put this one out like a true DJ release. The A side has the Dirty, Radio and Instrumental version of the song. The side B has the same Dirty, Radio and Instrumental versions but this time it's the Remix of the song. They made this artwork very unique, they took a hint from one of the latest crazes right now, 3D. The cover is printed with the special 3D outlines and they included 3D glasses in the sleeve for your viewing pleasure. Though it's not really something I would ever do, it's defiantly a cool thing to do to make the release stand out. This one on red is out of 300. This was the pre-order version I believe.

So there was an exclusive record for Record Store Day this year at Celebrated Summer in Baltimore, MD. It's this lovely Pulling Teeth gem. Tony from Celebrated Summer put out this special release of the Funerary single before the recent Funerary LP came out. Tony had these special screen printer covers printed. I believe this is out of 50 copies. I'm pretty sure I got the last one at the store that day. I was super bummed to not be able to pick up the special Mindset cover for RSD at the store, but that and this were the main things I wanted.

I ordered this European press of the Remission LP from Amendment Records. This was put out by Assault Records, and this version is out of 363.

This release I would say is better than the Amendment records version. The cover is awesome and the insert is great. The Amendment version is awesome, but this one is just more my style.

It's kind of hard to tell that this is purple, but when you hold it up to light it's pretty obvious.

Here we have a record that I've loved for a long time and is probably one of the best metalcore records of the past decade. This is Every Time I Die's Hot Damn! I'm not really knowledgeable about this pressing. This was originally put out by Ferret Records, now I'm not sure who handled the vinyl when it first came out, and I'm guessing this press was not from when it came out. This was put out by Suburban Home Records and is out of 700. I can't believe this band is still going and still putting out some decent material that is still very reminiscent of this record form almost 10 years ago.

I believe these are more records I picked up at Celebrated Summer on Record Store Day. I picked up a few things, this is Youth of Today's Can't Close My Eyes. This was the first time Revelation put it out as a 12", it was originally released by Positive Force as a 7" and then as a 12" from Schism. This press was released in 97 I believe. The black vinyl is the most common from the press, and I have no idea how many there were pressed, maybe 1,000 or so? Oh yeah, Revelation just repressed this again but used the original artwork, which came out much nicer.

So here was one of the best parts of the Celebrated Summer haul, this is another copy of Zao's Where Blood in Fire Bring Rest. It was pressed on Broken Circles about a year or so ago, maybe two. I saw it was a color I didn't have so I wanted to get it instantly. When I got home, I realized that the black color was the most rare, out of 100. I got this for a steal and it was the most rare version.

I picked up this copy of Rotting Out's This is Just a Life a little while ago on eBay. I really don't know anything about this one. This was originally pressed by World Won't Listen Records, but this version doesn't say anything about the label. That would lead me to think that the band made these, or it's a bootleg. I was able to find out via Hows Your Edge, that this is out of 100. That's all I know.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

True Colors Gems

So I got a bunch of True Colors records a ways back from fellow blogger Willem. He was selling a bunch of stuff I couldn't pass up on. Plus he runs a pretty awesome blog.

So we begin with the basic black pressing of the Perspective 7". The two colors from the first pressing were black and white. They are both out of 300, so these are both common versions of the record, but still not easy to come by.

Here we have the Self-Titled 7" on white. Again this one had a pressing of white and black. The black is the most common out of 525 and the white is out of 315. The white is more rare, and this 7" in general is harder to find than Perspective. Now that we got the basic stuff out of the way let's move on to the limited stuff shall we?

Here we have the UK Tour/Record Release cover of the Self-Titled 7". This one is out of 110, odd number. Why not 100? This is a pretty awesome cover and still has some of the aspects of the regular sleeve. So I believe that means I have all of the versions of the self-titled 7" except the test.

Here we have the band's Get 'Em demo originally put out on tape. I have no idea how many of these there are. Can anyone help? I think this is the first batch of the tapes. I believe they were released by the band. This one has the white cover with the green insert. The second batch had a yellow cover with a white insert. This was also pressed on vinyl by I Drink Milk Records right before the band's last show not too long ago.

So I've saved the best for last. This is the Wide Awake rip off cover. These put together by Powered I believe as the last few copies of the 7" from the second press. The last press was on the white/red split color vinyl. I believe they made these covers on the last 30 copies of the record and put them up in their webstore for the first come, first served basis. So these sold out really fast from what I've heard. So I'm super happy to have this one.

They even paid tribute to the Schism Records logo on the back of the cover. This one is numbered 26 of 30. They used the artwork on the back on a lot of stuff for the band going forward, merch and what not. This also means I have all of the versions of this release except the test.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Updates more Often? Maybe?

I picked up the other version of New Found Glory's Don't Let Her Pull You Down. This one on clear is out of 666. I think I got it from eBay.

So Reaper Records put out a special compilation for United Blood this year. This is it. I believe all of these songs were already released, but it's still a pretty cool compilation. The compilation has Terror, Naysayer, Down to Nothing, Death Threat, Take Offense & Maximum Penalty. It has a cool booklet in the cover as well. This guy was out of 250, and though made and sold for the fest, it was put up in the Reaper webstore not too long after the fest.

So I picked up a copy of the Hatebreed/Neglect split. I don't know how many there were of these. It was put out by Jasta's own label, Stillborn.

So I picked up another copy of the Frostbite 7" put out by Dead by 23. This one I believe is the pre order silkscreen cover out of 159. This record is a pretty cool one to collect I have to say. As much as Robby Redcheeks gets criticized for putting out so many versions of records, he did a great job of it.

So I ordered a copy of the Remission Winds of Promise from the band. The reason for going to the band? They've got the band color of course, clear. This one is out of 100. They also had a tape that the band put out themselves. This tape has the songs from the Winds of Promise 7" and the Police & Thieves split 7". I'm not sure how many of these there are.

So my fellow blogger Mike noticed that I was unable to get a copy of the Youth of Today Disengage 7" from Record Store Day, so he sent me an e-mail that he had picked up an extra copy and the guy he was gonna give it to fell through, so he sent it to me. Great situation. I was stoked to be able to get this as easy as I did, after not being able to initially get it. Thanks Mike.

So I picked this one up from Tre of Deathwish on eBay. This is the Final Show/Posi Numbers version of Time Flies s/t 7". The special cover was made for the two shows and is out of 200.

So I think I picked this up from Andy Norton, but not totally sure. This is the record release version of Mindset's Real Power. This probably my favorite version of this record, the cover, vinyl cover, stamp, layout are all awesome.

It's numbered on the back out of 78.

So I picked up a copy on black of the original pressing of Iron Boot's 2004 Demo. This one was put out by the now defunct Brain Grenade Records. This is out of 500. I have no idea where I got this one, maybe from eBay.