Black Friday 2017 Metal And Heavy Rock Vinyl Record Release Guide

Putting the “black” in “Black Friday,” there’s a slew of metal and heavy rock vinyl due out November 24, 2017. Click here for a list of Black Friday’s top vinyl releases with full details and photos of each.

The full list of Black Friday record releases is here. Click these links for live records, jazzhip-hop, and classic rock guides. Below is a round-up of the metal and hard rock vinyl out Black Friday. Note too, though not metal per se, a 7-inch of alt-country-ish Black Sabbath covers by Jason Molina is also out Black Friday. Follow twitter/TheFutureHeart and facebook/TheFutureHeart for updates.

Dimebag Darrell – The Hitz

  • 12″ Vinyl EP on Rhino/Elektra
  • Limited edition of 4000 ‘RSD First’ Release
  • Five previously unreleased tracks featured in the film Dimevision available in full for the first time here: “Ain’t No Struggle,” “True,” “Let’s Go,” “Twisted,” “Whiskey Road”
  • Lyric sheet included

Black Label Society
– “Room Of Nightmares”

  • 7″ Vinyl Single on Metal / eOne
  • Limited edition of 1000 RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Release
  • New unreleased song from forthcoming album Grimmest Hits due January 2018
  • Watch the music video here.

Anthrax – “Carry On Wayward Son”

  • 12″ Picture Disc on Megaforce Records
  • Limited edition of 2000 RSD Exclusive Release
  • Die-cut 12″ picture disc
  • Cover of Kansas’ “Carry On Wayward Son” backed with a cover of The White Stripes’ “Black Math”

Thy Art is Murder/The Acacia Strain/Fit For An Autopsy

The Depression Sessions

  • CD on Nuclear Blast
  • Limited edition 2000 RSD Exclusive Release
  • Previously physically released on vinyl, The Depression Sessions will be released on CD for the first time. Six tracks, including a cover song recorded by each band specifically for this project):
    “They Will Know Another” (Thy Art is Murder); “Sensory Deprivation” (The Acacia Strain), “Flatlining” (Fit for an Autopsy), “Du Hast” (Thy Art is Murder), “Black Hole Sun” (The Acacia Strain), “The Perfect Drug” (Fit for an Autopsy)

Gone Is Gone – “Phantom Limb”

  • 7″ Vinyl on Rise Records
  • Limited edition 850 RSD Limited Run
  • Gone is Gone “supergroup” includes members of Mastodon, Queens of the Stone Age and At The Drive In
  • Blood red 7″ features “Phantom Limb” with an acoustic recording of “Starlight” recorded live on the B-side

At The Drive-In – “Diamante”

  • 10″ Coke Bottle Green with Bone Splatter Vinyl EP on Rise Records
  • Limited edition 3000 ‘RSD First’ Release
  • 100 copies, randomly inserted into distribution, will be pressed on Black/Doublemint.
  • Three new tracks: “Amid Ethics” and “Despondent At High Noon” backed with “Point of Demarkation”
  • Produced by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez
  • Mixed by Johann Scheerer
  • Recorded at Clouds Hill Studio in Hamburg, Germany in the summer of 2017
  • Band quote from press release:
    “How do you weaponize the insatiable thirst for life among vultures? How do you deprogram the coroner dissecting hiatus ? What light beckons you from the sewers of suggestion? Is your instinct extinct ? Or does it hide in the flash burn of counterfeit automatons? 5 boys with guilty slingshots swaying to the Midwitch Sound. Blinded by the DIAMANTÉ.”

Kill Verona – There’s Hope Behind the Ghost: Vol 1.

  • 7″ on Sky Valley Records
  • Limited edition 750 ‘RSD First’ Release
  • Pressed on randomly distributed baby blue, green, blue and red vinyl

Kreator – “Hail To The Hordes”

  • 12″ Picture Disc on Nuclear Blast
  • Limited edition 1000 ‘RSD First’ Release
  • The single “Hail To The Hordes” backed with two previously unreleased tracks, “Earth Under The Sword” and “Warrior Heart”

Steel Panther – Lover The Bar (Bitchin’ Picture Disc Edition)

  • LP Picture Disc on Kobalt/Steel Panther
  • Limited edition 1400 RSD Exclusive Release
  • Steel Panther’s fourth release reissued as a picture disc
  • Features all the songs that are on Lower The Bar, including the Cheap Trick cover “She’s Tight” with Robin Zander on guest vocals, plus one bonus track, “Redheaded Stepchild.”
  • Includes download card with bonus track

Strife – Live At The Troubadour

  • LP and CD with live DVD on WAR Records
  • Limited ‘Record Store Day‘ edition 500 copies, featuring the DVD packaged along with a red vinyl pressing
  • Pre-orders can be found at
  • Recorded live at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA on February 5th, 2005
  • Watch the official trailer here (or above)

Venom – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

  • Double LP on Sanctuary Records
  • Limited edition 1750 RSD Exclusive Release (2500 pressed worldwide)
  • Reissue of the classic 1986 live album featuring the original Venom line-up: Cronos (bass/vocals), Mantas (guitar), Abaddon (drums)
  • Recorded live at the Hammersmith Odeon in London in 1985 and the Ritz in New York City in 1986
  • Exclusive, new “Blood” picture discs designed by Venom vocalist/bassist Cronos
  • Gatefold art and sleeves replicated from the original 1986 release

Clutch – Pitchfork & Lost Needles

  • 12″ Picture on Weathermaker
  • Limited edition 1500 RSD Exclusive Release
  • Third in a series of three Clutch picture disc releases in 2017
  • Early EP’s “Pitchfork” and “Passive Restraints” with additional demo tracks from Transnational Speedway League and Robot Hive/Exodus
  • Tracklist and contextual information at Wikipedia

Prayers – Baptism Of Thieves

The Winery Dogs – Dog Years,
Live in Santiago

  • Triple LP set on Loud & Proud Records
  • Limited edition 1000 RSD Limited Run
  • Recorded live at Teatro Cariola in Santiago, Chile on May 27th, 2016
  • Includes songs from both Hot Streak and The Winery Dog
  • Sixth side features the Dog Years EP, five previously unreleased studio tracks

The Black Dahlia Murder
Miasma and Nocturnal

  • Catalog Vinyl LP Reissues
  • Nocturnal on blue and white vinyl (split)
  • Miasma on 180g black vinyl

Steve Moore – Mayhem

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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F.K.Ü. – 1981 

Twisted Sister

A Twisted Christmas

  • Reissue on LP by Rhino
  • Limited edition 2000 ‘RSD First’ Release
  • The 2006 metal Christmas album, and last studio album by Twisted Sister, on seasonally appropriate green vinyl

45 Grave – Sleep In Safety

Strapping Young Lad
Syl and The New Black

  • Syl on 140-gram LP on black and transparent red vinyl
  • The New Black on 140-gram LP on black and transparent green vinyl

Impaled Nazarene – Nihil

  • First ever domestic LP release
  • Reissued by Osmose Productions

Ophthalamia – Via Dolorosa

  • Double LP reissue
  • Includes liner notes from Metalion and producer Dan Swano

Calvin Hoof – Dominator

  • Limited edition 200 copies reissue of 1988
  • Blue vinyl


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