Here at SOC, we're all about independent everything; independent horror, independent music, independent wrestling, independent variables, independent women, independent clauses, whatever. So, of course, I'm all about Record Store Day. If you don't know what I'm talking about...well, first of all, shame on you. Second, it's a day (specifically the third Saturday of April each year) when bands release special edition vinyls and indie record stores everywhere host events to celebrate the role of the record store. Part of me thinks that maybe, if we had done something like this, maybe we could have saved the video store. Anyway, there are always some cool horror related items every year. In the past these have included things like a 7" with the Misfits version of skulls on the A side and Evan Dando's cover on side B, a glow in the dark Ghostbusters single, a limited to 666 Dracula 1972 / Satanic Rites of Dracula soundtrack, and a truly bad ass Last House on the Left Soundtrack picture disk that I tried like hell to get my hands on. There are hundreds of unique releases of all genres specifically for the event, but I'm gonna focus on the horror tinged ones. Now not every store will get them all, some have very limited print runs, and some will ONLY be available on Record Store Day. So unless you wanna pay a fortune for them on ebay later, I'd suggest that you get there early, grease the right palms, plan strategically, or whatever you have to do to get the ones you want. You can visit www.recordstoreday.com to find participating stores near you and see a full listing of all of the 2015 RSD releases.
Probably the most directly horror related is this 12" Walking Dead Soundtrack Volume 2 picture disc. It includes the tracks...
Side A: Portugal the Man "Heavy Games"; Sharon Van Etten "Serpents"
Side B: Lee Dewyze "Blackbird Song"; A.C. "Be Not So Fearful"; Ben
Nichols "This Old Death"
There will be a digitally remastered re-release of the 1989 Rocky Horror Picture Show "Time Warp EP"
featuring the original, extended, remixed, and karaoke versions of the song.
GWAR, featuring everyone's favorite Scumdog from Adam Greene's closet Oderus Urungus (RIP) will be releasing a remastered vinyl pressing of their best album (in my humble but always accurate opinion) America Must Be Destroyed. It comes with an RSD Exclusivity Certificate and Gor-Gor Pop Up Album Art.
We all know that metal and horror go hand in hand, and the biggest metal release this year is When The Stillness Stops, the first track off of Slayer's upcoming new album. This cool ass picture disc single will also feature a live version of Black Magic recorded at Wacken in 2014.
Leatherface have nothing to do with TCM except the name, but they're a damn good punk band. They'll be releasing a 3 disc box set entitled Razor Blades And Aspirin:1990-1993.
One of the more bizarre releases this year that I honestly don't know much about is Nightsatan and the Loops of Doom by Nightsatan. They're a band from Finland who apparently made a short film and are releasing the soundtrack on green vinyl with a region free DVD of the film included. This is one of the more limited releases this year, so be on the lookout. Here's the trailer...
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