record store day 2014

Record Store Day is an important holiday around these parts. As my collection grows, I’ve been more willing to participate in the celebration of brick-and-mortar record stores and have traveled for hours to get to a participating store to get exclusive vinyl releases. has posted a list of exclusives for this year’s event, and while the full list should really be marveled, we’ve combed it for stuff we feel like you’ll want to see first, including releases from Between the Buried and Me, Gojira, Mastodon, Opeth, and more. Check out our picks after the jump.

● Badbadnotgood – III (12-inch)
● Bathory – Blood Fire Death (picture disc LP)
● Bathory – Hammerheart (picture disc LP)
● Bathory – Bathory (picture disc LP)
● Bathory – The Return of Darkness (picture disc LP)
● Bathory – Under the Sign of Black (picture disc LP)
● Bathory – Twilight of the Gods (picture disc LP)
● Bayside – Time has Come (7-inch)
● Between the Buried and Me – Colours_Live (LP, 1400 copies)
● Botch – Unifying Themes Redux (LP)
● Cave In – Jupiter + Rarities (LP)
● Earth Crisis – Gomorrah’s Season Ends (LP, 900 copies)
● Clutch/Lionize – split single (7-inch)
● Crosses – EP 1 (10-inch on red/pink vinyl)
● Crosses – EP 2 (10-inch on blue vinyl)
● Crosses – EP 3 (10-inch on yellow vinyl)
● Deep Purple – Made in Japan “Black Night” (live in Osaka)/”Woman from Tokyo” (2×7-inch)
● Deep Purple – Shades of Purple
● Dream Theater – Illumination Theory (12-inch picture disc)
● Emperor – IX Equilibrium (140g clear vinyl 2xLP)
● Full of Hell/Psywarfare – Split Single (7-inch 1000 copies)
● Gojira – The Way of All Flesh (2LP, 350 copies on blue-white vinyl split)
● Insomnium – The Candlelight Years (180g coloured 7xLP box set)
● Jungle Rot – Kill On Command (LP, 900 copies)
● Machine Head – “Killers & Kings (Demo)” / “Our Darkest Days” (Ignite cover) (10-inch)
● Mastodon – Live at Brixton (2LP + DVD)
● Opeth – Watershed
● Pantera / Poison Idea – “The Badge” (7-inch on purple/bronze vinyl)
● Pantera – Far Beyond Driven (2LP)
● Slipknot – Vol: 3 The Subliminal Verses (2LP on clear vinyl)
● Soundgarden – Superunknown The Singles (5×10-inch set)
● Testament – Live in London (180g red vinyl 2xLP)

Just in case we missed something that you might want on your radar, visit for the full list. Start saving your money — RSD is on April 19th.

– JR


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