26 Years Ago: POISON IDEA play The Ritz, Indianapolis

Live in Indianapolis, IN around the release of Feel the Darkness. Jerry A, Pig Champion, Myrtle Tickner, Thee Slayer Hippy and Aldine Strychnine on second guitar (who would be replaced by Mondo by the end of the year).

We have Feel the Darkness and a few other POISON IDEA CDs in stock along with patches and buttons in the distro.

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Record Store Day 2013 (Venom, Burzum, Mayhem, Megadeth, Judas Priest)

The increasingly popular (from 10 special releases in 2008 to over 400 last year) Record Store Day marks it’s sixth year this Saturday. Usually not much of interest relating to underground metal, and in general this year is no different, however some classic metal recordings are getting a limited edition vinyl release, so we have attempted to stock a few Record Store Day releases, all listed below.

Each of these are limited to 1000 worldwide, with only 250 made available to the UK.
Important to say, these are all legitimate copies, not from participating shops and resold (which happens a lot). We made sure these copies were ordered in only after physical shops took their stock.

Bolt Thrower – In Battle There is No Law (White/Black/Grey splatter vinyl)
Burzum – Burzum / Aske (White/Black/Grey splatter vinyl)
Burzum – Det Som Engang Var (50/50 White/Grey colour)
Burzum – Filosofem (Clear/White/Grey/Brown splatter vinyl)
Burzum – Hvis Lyset Tar Oss (White/Black/Grey splatter vinyl)
Judas Priest – British Steel (Grey/White/Red/Black splatter vinyl)
Mayhem – Deathcrush (Red/Black/White splatter vinyl)
Mayhem – De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas (Purple/Black/White splatter vinyl)
Megadeth – Killing is My Business and Business is Good (Blue/Yellow/Red splatter vinyl)
Motorhead – Bomber
Motorhead – Overkill
Venom – Black Metal (White/Black/Grey splatter vinyl)
Witchfinder General – Death Penalty (Red/Black/White splatter vinyl)

Some other Record Store Day releases that we will not be carrying, but are worth mentioning:

Cannibal Corpse – Butchered At Birth
Dio – Holy Diver
Husker Du – Amusement (double 7″)
Jesus and Mary Chain – Psycho Candy
Killing Joke – Nervous Systum (CD)
Napalm Death – Leaders Not Followers
Napalm Death / Insect Warfare – Split
Nick Cave – Animal X
Opeth – Morningrise
Overkill – Live From Oz
Poison Idea – Filthkick E.P. (killer record, only 100 of these will make it over to the UK)
Rainbow – Rising
Roky Erickson – Mine Mine Mind / Bloody Hammer (hand numbered…4000 copies)
Slayer – Hell Awaits
Slayer – Live Undead / Haunting The Chapel
Slayer – Show No Mercy
The Fall – Sir William Wray

All but a couple are limited 500-1000+

This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet & greets with artists, parades, djs spinning records and on and on. Metallica officially kicked off Record Store Day at Rasputin Music in San Francisco on April 19, 2008 and Record Store Day is now celebrated the third Saturday every April.