Record Store Day Black Friday 2023 has some exciting metal offerings that fans of the genre won’t want to miss out on. The releases include a remastered version of Death‘s famous album “Individual Thought Patterns,” a live album from Limp Bizkit‘s 2001 tour, and an Iwrestledabearonce reissue.
It’s possible that after Thanksgiving dinner this year, your loved ones may be flipping through ads in quest of Black Friday bargains. But you already know what you’ll do: list the 171 albums you want to buy that are being reissued or rediscovered for Record Store Day.
Choosing from the many albums available on RSD may be daunting. This year’s selections include a broad mix that will inspire any enthusiastic record collector to snap out of that Thanksgiving food coma and head down to their local record store early Friday morning.
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Of particular note is the reissue of Iwrestledabearonce’s “It’s All Happening,” featuring Krysta Cameron on vocals. The band has grown in popularity thanks to the success of Courtney LaPlante and Mike Stringer’s new project, Spiritbox.
|Real Gone Music
|Gory Scorch Cretins
|Keep It Trippy Records
|Coheed And Cambria
|Live At The Starland Ballroom
|Individual Thought Patterns (2023 Remaster)
|It’s All Happening
|Brutal Planet Records
|Cool Kids (40th Anniversary Edition)
|Friday Music Two
|Live In Boston 1989
|Rock im Park 2001
|Culture Factory USA
|Too Young To Fall In Love
|From Enslavement To Obliteration
|Party With God + 1985 Demo
|Live At Egg Studios
|Screaming Trees LLC
|Slaughter To Prevail
|Live In Moscow
|Real Gone Music
|Turnstile x BADBADNOTGOOD
|New Heart Designs
|Judgment Night Soundtrack
|Punk Goes Christmas
|If This Isn’t A Dream…
|Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy
|You Have The Right To Remain Silent
|Brutal Planet Records
Full list of the metal releases available on Record Store Day Black Friday 2023 below!
- The Breathing Process – Todeskrone EP (Unique Leader)
- Cruciamentum – Obsidian Refractions (Profound Lore)
- Deathcode Society – Unlightenment (Osmose)
- Devin Townsend – Infinity 25th Anniversary Edition (InsideOut)
- Destructor – Blood, Bone And Fire (Shadow Kingdom)
- Dool – Visions Of Summerland (Live At Arminius Church Rotterdam) (Prophecy)
- Gnaw Their Tongues – The Cessation Of Suffering (Consouling Sounds)
- Helga – Wrapped In Mist (Season Of Mist)
- High Spirits – Safe On The Other Side (High Roller)
- Jetboy – Crate Diggin’ (Cleopatra)
- Lillian Axe – The Box: Volume One Resurrection Box Set (Cherry Red)
- Master’s Call – A Journey For The Damned (Fireflash)
- One Master – The Names Of Power (Eternal Death)
- Sadism – Obscurans (Hammerheart)
- Sargeist/Horned Almighty – Split (Moribund)
- Serpents Oath – Revelation (Odium)
- Silent Angel – Unyielding, Unrelenting (Rockshots)
- The Sleeping Souls – Just Before The World Starts Burning (Xtra Mile)
- Sombre Heritage – Inter Duo Mundi (Sepulchral)
- Strange New Dawn – New Nights Of Euphoria (Svart)
- Tariot – Drag Me To Hell (Out Of Line)
- Trapeze – Lost Tapes Vol. 1 (Metalville)
- UFO – Lights Out Chicago 1980 Re-Release (Cleopatra)
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What is Record Store Day?
RSD is an annual event celebrated by independent record stores worldwide. It was founded in 2007 and takes place on the third Saturday of April each year. The event aims to promote the culture of independent record stores and highlight the importance of physical music formats.
What is a Record Store Day first?
An RSD first is a special release exclusively available at independent record stores on Record Store Day. These releases are often limited edition and highly sought after by collectors. They can include rare recordings, live performances, and reissues of classic albums.
When is the next RSD?
The following Record Store Day will take place on November 24, 2023. Record Store Day coincides with Black Friday this year, expected to draw even more attention to the event.
What is the problem with Record Store Day?
While this day has successfully promoted independent record stores, some critics argue that the event has become too commercialized. They claim that major record labels have taken over the event, leading to an influx of reissues and limited edition releases that are not truly rare or unique.
Is Black Friday part of Record Store Day?
While Black Friday is not officially part of RSD, many independent record stores participate in both events. RSD falls on Black Friday this year, expected to draw even more attention to independent record stores.
What is the meaning of RSD in vinyl?
In the context of vinyl records, RSD stands for Record Store Day. It often refers to special releases exclusively available on this day or promotes the event in general. Which records will you buy on Record Store Day Black Friday 2023 this year? Let us know in the comment section!