April 21, known globally in recent years as Record Store Day, will this year feature some very awesome collectors editions of some of the finest heavy music acts ever.
The legendary Motörhead will be issuing a special Record Store Day in the shape of a 7” picture disc of their runaway hit cover version of David Bowie’s Heroes, with the art featuring a new “sketch” take on the classic war-pig.
The flip-side features Heroes (the Wacken Family Choir Mix) with previously unheard audio of the crowd at 2017’s Wacken Festival singing along to the single as it was being officially launched via the festival PA, an emotional moment of celebration and tribute.
“It’s such a great Bowie song, one of his best, and I could only see great things coming from it out of us,” said guitarist Phil Campbell, whilst drummer Mikkey Dee added, “Lemmy was very, very proud of it, not only because it turned out so well, but because it was fun!”
Motörhead remain one of the true premier giants of rock’n’roll, continuing to be celebrated by fans worldwide despite the tragic passing of leader/founding member Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister in December 2015.
Their last studio album, Bad Magic, reached the top 20 album charts in seventeen countries worldwide, including a #1 spot in Germany. Their latest album, Under Cöver, was a top 20 album in both Germany and the UK.
Swedish rock icons Europe will be releasing a limited edition collectible 12 inch picture disc of their current album Walk The Earth.
The album recently won Best Album at the Swedish Grammy’s! Featuring the cover art by famed Los Angeles artist Mike Sportes of Filth Mart, the picture disc will be housed in a clear PVC sleeve with product sticker.
Europe are touring Australia in May!
16/05/18: Concert Hall, Perth
18/05/18: Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
19/05/18: Palais Theatre, Melbourne
22/05/18: Enmore Theatre, Sydney
23/05/18: The Tivoli, Brisbane
The Mighty Saxon will celebrate new album Thunderbolt’s rabid reception (which recently achieved their highest-ever German chart entry of #5 and their highest Top 30 UK chart entry since 1984) with a 12” picture disc featuring the cover art done by longtime collaborator Paul Raymond Gregory. This will be housed in a clear PVC sleeve with product sticker. Read Our review of the album HERE
Death metal founding fathers Morbid Angel will be issuing a 12” picture disc edition of their latest, rapturously-received death metal classic album Kingdoms Disdained.
The disc – featuring the original cover art created by mixed-media artist Ken Coleman – will be housed in a clear PVC sleeve with product sticker.