Death – “Spiritual Healing”
Hope you all had an awesome week! I know it was a busy one here at Pirates Press – We had over 75 pallets of records arrive this week, which means a jam-packed RECORD OF THE WEEK blog for all you vinyl enthusiasts out there! Starting things off this week is a ridiculously cool box-set reissue of the almighty DEATH’s classic ‘Spiritual Healing’ LP! This box-set features an insane PMS-printed front cover, ‘Cyan’ / ‘Red(ish)’ AsideBside and ‘Ultra Clear’ vinyl, Spot PMS center labels, a Gatefold Insert, a foldout 24″ x 24″ poster, and a 2.25″ button too! Get your horns up, this one is definitely a must-have for any DEATH fan out there!
LABEL: Relapse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.relapse.com
———————————— Honorable Mentions ———————————————
The first honorable mention this time around is a MASSIVE new Double LP release from EARTH entitled ‘Primitive and Deadly’, courtesy of SOUTHERN LORD Records! The ‘Halloween Orange’ in ‘Red(ish)’ color-in-color vinyl looks incredible, as does the ‘Bronze’ and ‘Grimace Purple’ – in -‘Royal Blue’ color-in-color configuration! If that wasn’t enough, the release features a beastly gatefold jacket with Spot PMS printing and an Obi-Strip that wraps around the jacket- Nice!!
LABEL: Southern Lord
LABEL WEBSITE: www.southernlord.com
GREEN DEATH just self-released their new LP, ‘Deathening’, and it came out great! The ‘Halloween Orange’ and ‘Kelly Green’ colored vinyl configurations were great choices and match the artwork perfectly! Definitely a cohesive and impressive release from these Des Moines metal heads!
BAND: Green Death
BAND WEBSITE: www.greendeathband.com
RESIST Records did a rad job with this new LP from CONFESSION! The record is called ‘Life and Death’ and includes a ‘Milky Clear’ / ‘Black’ Half-n-Half piece of wax with Grey Splatter, as well as a ‘Electric Blue’ version with ‘Baby Pink’ Haze…Awesome!!
LABEL: Resist Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.resistrecords.com
From CLOSED CASKED Activities comes an eye-catching new LP from TWITCHING TONGUES! The ‘Gold’ and ‘Doublemint’ colored vinyl selections were spot-on, and the package even includes a massive 24″ x 36″ foldout poster!
BAND: Twitching Tongues
LABEL: Closed Casket Activities
ANCHOR EIGHTY FOUR totally killed it with this new LP from VAIN & VALOR, just check out that killer silk-screened B-Side! The ‘Royal Blue’ Vinyl with ‘Easter Yellow’ Splatter is out of control as well…Definitely an impressive one!
BAND: Vain & Valor
LABEL: Anchor Eighty Four Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.anchoreightyfour.com
Next up is super-sweet new 12″ record from WHORES- Get a load of that ‘Deep Purple’ vinyl with Black, ‘Bone’, and ‘Silver’ Splatter!
BAND WEBSITE: http://whores.bandcamp.com/
THE MYLENE SHEATH is always reliable for an aesthetically pleasing release, and their latest from MINOT is no exception! I can’t tell if the ‘Orange Crush’ with Black Splatter or the ‘Orange Crush’ -in- ‘Piss Yellow’ Color-in-Color is cooler, but they are both gorgeous! Those heavyweight semi-gloss jackets were a nice touch as well!
LABEL: The Mylene Sheath
LABEL WEBSITE: www.mylenesheath.com
SILENT PENDULUM Records killed it with this vinyl reissue of NORTH’s ‘What You Were’ LP!
LABEL: Silent Pendulum Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://silentpendulumrecords.bandcamp.com/
Pretty cool to see THE HOLY MESS self-releasing their latest record on wax! ‘Comfort in the Dischord’ definitely looks good on ‘Grimace Purple’ and ‘Easter Yellow’ colored vinyl- nice job on those choices, dudes!
BAND: The Holy Mess
BAND WEBSITE: www.fucktheholymess.com
Last but not least is a brand new double LP from the Texas-Based Jazz/Rock trio, UNCONSCIOUS COLLECTIVE, thanks to Tofu Carnage! The ‘Bone’ / ‘Gold’ AsideBside colored vinyl was a perfect fit for those Gatefold Jackets, which are printed with Spot UV Gloss and Gloss Black Foil on the Uncoated Brown Side of the stock! I guess it turns out that Black Foil totally rules!
BAND: Unconscious Collective
LABEL: Tofu Carnage
LABEL WEBSITE: www.tofucarnage.com
That does it for this week’s edition of RECORD OF THE WEEK! Thank you all for reading along and checking out all these rad new releases- We’ll see you next Friday for another round! Until then… VINYL RULES ALL.