2017 Record Store Day: Guide to Rock + Metal Releases
Record Store Day is about a month away, with this year’s festivities slated for April 22. Every April the event celebrates independent record stores with exclusive releases available in those stores along with limited and regional releases.
There are releases in every genre available on Record Store Day, with the complete list available here. Some metal titles being released include Avenged Sevenfold’s double LP Waking the Fallen, Bullet For My Valentine’s Don’t Need You 10″, the 7″ “Instrumentalist” from Dillinger Escape Plan and Motorhead’s double LP Clean Your Clock.
Punk fans can pick up Ramones ’76-’79 Singles Box, Iggy Pop’s triple LP Post Pop Depression: Live at the Royal Albert Hall or the Sex Pistols singles box Anarchy in the UK: The UK & US Singles.
Other major bands with Record Store Day releases include Alice in Chains Get Born double 7″, Jane’s Addiction’s Been Caught Stealing EP, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Go Robot picture disc and Sublime With Rome’s Unreleased Demos 2017.
You’ll also find Record Store Day offerings from Against Me!, Greg Graffin, Jimi Hendrix, Offspring, Jimmy Page, The Runaways, Saxon, The Sword, Thrice and more.
You might have to dig a little deeper for the limited run and regional releases. Those include offerings from Candlebox, Darkthrone, Enslaved, Katatonia, Pink Floyd and Today Is the Day.
And finally, there are certain items that will be offered via Record Store Day first before eventually being offered outside of the promotion. These include items from Def Leppard, Halestorm, Kylesa, Pearl Jam and Rush.
2017 Record Store Day Rock + Metal Releases
Against Me!, “Stabitha Christie” 7″ picture disc
Alice in Chains, Get Born 2×7″
Avenged Sevenfold, Waking the Fallen
Bullet For My Valentine, Don’t Need You
The Dillinger Escape Plan, “Instrumentalist” 7″
Greg Graffin, Cold as the Clay
Jimi Hendrix, Live at George’s Club 20, 1965 & 1966
Jane’s Addiction, Been Caught Stealing EP
Motorhead, Clean Your Clock
The Offspring, The Offspring
Jimmy Page & the Black Crowes, Live at Jones Beach
Iggy Pop, Post Pop Depression: Live at the Royal Albert Hall
Ramones, ’76-’79 Singles Box
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Go Robot
The Runaways, Cherokee/Gold Star Sessions
Saxon, Into the Labyrinth
Sex Pistols, Anarchy in the UK: The UK & US Singles 7″ box set
Sublime With Rome, Unreleased Demos 2017
The Sword, Low Country
Thrice, “Sea Change” 7″
Various Artists, Just Say 50: Sire Records 50th Anniversary
Venom, At War With Satan EP
Limited Run/Regional Releases
Candlebox, Disappearing Live CD
Darkest Hour, “7””
Darkthrone, Arctic Thunder
Enslaved, Roadburn Live
Today Is the Day, How To Win Friends and Influence People
Warbringer, Woe to the Vanquished
White Zombie, “Gods on Voodoo Moon” 7″
Record Store Day First Releases
Coheed & Cambria, Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV
Def Leppard, The Def Leppard EP
Halestorm, Reanimate 3.0: The Covers EP
Kylesa, Live at Maide Vale Studio
Pearl Jam, “State of Love and Trust”/”Breath” 7″
Rush, Cyngnus X-1
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