Happy New Year Everyone!
We’re BACK with the first RECORD OF THE WEEK blog of 2013! This year is sure to be another vinyl-filled good time here at Pirates Press, and you KNOW we’ll share every week with you all! Starting it off this year is a massively heavy 3-way split 12″ between VYGR, AT OUR HEELS, and GRIEVER, courtesy of Creator-Destructor Records! This release features 3 new songs from each band, and 4 different vinyl configurations! As you can see, there are 3 different AsideBside colored vinyl choices (Silver + Black, Blue + Black, and Bronze + Black), as well as a super limited Classic Black’ version! That printed picture-disc sleeve aint too bad either!! All in all, a VERY cool release.
BAND: VYGR / At Our Heels / Griever
LABEL: Creator-Destructor Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.creator-destructor.com
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The first honorable mention this time around features one of the best album covers ever… Behold, the latest from WHITE FANG!
BAND: White Fang
LABEL: Metal Postcard
LABEL WEBSITE: www.metalpostcard.com
From ANTI-FLAG comes the 7″ version of their “Bacon” release! That ‘Bone’ vinyl was a perfect choice!
LABEL: A-F Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.afrecords.tumblr.com
Embrace the heaviness! Check out this gatefold vinyl reissue of the almighty CROWBAR’s “Obedience Thru Suffering”, courtesy of Emetic Records! Those ‘Classic Black’ and ‘Swamp Green’ vinyl configurations look amazing…. Bang your heads!
LABEL: Emetic Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.emeticrecords.com
We were excited to see a new release from one of Japan’s coolest up-and-coming labels, ICE GRILLS! This new 7″ from Tokyo’s pop-punks AFTER TONIGHT came out great – just check out those those ‘Ultra Clear’, ‘Gold’ and ‘White/Cyan Blue’ colored vinyl choices!!
BAND: After Tonight
LABEL: Ice Grills
LABEL WEBSITE: www.facebook.com/icegrillzjp
Did you ever wonder what Olive Green, Mustard, and Bronze striped tri-color vinyl looked like? Well now you know! From IN THE CLOUDS Records comes the latest double LP from ANNUALS…What a cool looking piece of wax! That ‘Halloween Orange’ version with splatter looks awesome as well!!
LABEL: In the Clouds Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.inthecloudsrecords.com
Holy smokes… Check out this brand new LP from YOU, ME & EVERYONE WE KNOW – Those colored vinyl picks are out of control!! There’s a little something for everyone in this release- ‘Classic Black’, ‘Milky Clear’ w/ Baby Blue Haze, ‘Halloween Orange’ w/ Black Splatter, Blood Red/White/Cyan Blue Tri-Color, and ‘Orange Crush/Blood Red’ Half and Half vinyl w/ Baby Blue Splatter! WHOA. Kudos to the band and Mahogany Records for a stellar record!!
BAND: You, Me & Everyone We Know
LABEL: Mahogany Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.mahoganyrecords.com
Yes, we can do rectangle-shaped picture discs!! Big props to Slice-of-Spice Records and K-DEF for coming up with this unique release!
LABEL: Slice-of-Spice Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.slice-of-spice.com
This brand new LP from CHURCH OV MELKARTH came out great- a Semi-Gloss Jacket, Printed Innersleeve, and Colored Vinyl w/ Black Splatter… Nice!!
BAND: Church Ov Melkarth
Last but not least is a killer 10″ release from San Antonio’s WICKED ANGEL! TMU Records decided to reissue the band’s “Chaotic Intellect Demo 1987″ on wax, and man did it come out awesome! That ‘Milky Clear’ vinyl with ‘Deep Purple’ splatter is especially stunning… 80′s thrash for the win!!
BAND: Wicked Angel
LABEL: TMU Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.TMUrecords.com
And that does it for this week’s blog! We hope you enjoyed all the sweet, sweet vinyl and encourage you to repost this link on your FB, Twitter, and Tumblrs!! On that note, if you follow us on Facebook you know that we’ve now posted ALL of the RECORD OF THE YEAR nominees of 2012! Now it’s YOUR turn to check out the photo album and ‘like’ whichever record you feel deserves the prize and crowned title of ‘RECORD OF THE YEAR’!! Check out the photo album by clicking here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151525768389027.601265.124003499026&type=3
Until next week… VINYL RULES ALL!!