You’ll have to stay tuned for this years releases.
Record Store Day came into being in 2007 when over 700 independent stores in the USA came together to celebrate their unique culture. The UK followed suit and 2014 will see the seventh celebration of the UK’s unique independent sector. 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 across the globe make special appearances and performances. Festivities include performances, meet & greets with artists, DJ’s, in store quizzes and many other events.
In my first year working for Earache Records I got to work on my first record store day edition.
Record Store Day 2012
This was Rival Sons, “Company Man” The cover artwork is a rough sketch for their album “Pressure and Time” by renowned music artist Storm Thorgerson (Pink floyed, Muse, Bruce Dickinson, Biffy Clyro and many more) layout and production management by me.
Record Store Day 2013
The next year I was involved in several releases for our bands at Earache. First up was a favorite of mine to work on. The Worlds Shortest Album! 13 Songs in 82.9 seconds! A 5″ Vinyl record housed in a 12″ gatefold sleeve. Artwork, layout and production by me.
Second, a split 7″ Picture disc featuring Entombed “Drowned” and Evile “Drowned” cover version
Third, Another split 7″ this time Napalm Death and Insect Warfare.
Forth and finally for this year was another Rival Sons release. This time “Manifest Destiny” on 10″ picture disc
Record Store Day 2014
Last year I worked on 5 releases for Earache Records.
First up, The Temperance Movement, Covering two Britpop greats. on 7″ vinyl. Artwork, layout and production by me.
Next was another picture disc this time featuring two songs never before available on vinyl by Carcass & Cerebral Bore Artwork, layout and production by me.
Third up this year was another picture disc, this one in memory of fallen thrash hero, Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman. At The Gates and Decapitated covering two Slayer classics. Artwork, layout and production by me.
Forth was once again Rival Sons, my third time working on their record store day release this time with two tracks from their (at the time) soon to be released new album (out 9th June 2014) “Electric Man” & “Belle Starr” Layout design and production by me
Finally last year I had the pleasure to work on a classic compilation by Earache bands covering the great Black Sabbath! never before on vinyl this compilation “Masters Of Misery” features lots of classic Earache bands such as “Cathedral”, “Brutal Truth”, “OLD”, “Iron Monkey” and more. cover artwork by Dan Seagrave, redesigned inner sleeve, labels and back artwork and layouts by me.
Record Store Day 2015
This year I worked on 5 releases for Earache Records.
The first offering from Earache Records for 2015s record store day, is from Rival Sons – Black Coffee.
Featuring two covers, “Black Coffee” by Humble Pie and “Long as I can See the light” By Credence Clearwater Revival on black 7″ vinyl housed in a 7′ reverse board printed sleeve.
The second offering from Earache Records for 2015s record store day, is from Blackberry Smoke – Wood, Wire and Roses.
Featuring 5 exclusive acoustic recordings of songs from the new album, “Holding All The Roses”, plus an exclusive cover of the Tom Waits classic “Old Shoes (& Picture Postcards)”. on black 10″ vinyl housed in a 10″ printed sleeve and black inner back.
The third offering from Earache Records for 2015s record store day, is from Kagoule – The Bastard/Monarchy
Featuring two tracks from their forthcoming debut album “Urth”. “The Bastard” & “Monarchy” on dirty Gold 7″ vinyl housed in a 7′ reverse board printed sleeve, with artwork insert.
The forth offering from Earache Records for 2015s record store day, is from Morbid Angel – Juvenilia
Featuring a raw live set recorded at Rock City Nottingham on November 14th 1989 on black 12″ vinyl housed in a 12″ printed sleeve & printed inner sleeve.
The final offering from Earache Records for 2015s record store day, is Gods Of Grind
Featuring Carcass, Entombed, Cathedral and Confessor, originally released as four separate EPs to commemorate the infamous ‘Gods Of Grind’ tour in 1992, this vinyl edition contains brand new artwork on neon yellow vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve with black poly lined inner bags
How many of these have you got?