Deftones Kick Off New Vinyl Live Series On ‘Record Store Day’, Avenged Sevenfold & Linkin Park Reveal Vinyl Plans


Warner Bros. Records have announced their releases for this years ‘Record Store Day‘ event, which falls on Saturday, April 20th. Metal-friendly releases among those featured this year come from the likes of Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones and Linkin Park.

Here’s what’s being offered:

• Avenged Sevenfold – “Carry On
One disc vinyl 12″ Picture Disc – Limited to 5000 copies

The A-side is the studio track Carry On, which is featured in Activision‘s video game Call of Duty: Black Ops II. This song was written specifically for the game and released on Sept. 25, 2012. The B-side features the instrumental version which has been previously unreleased. This picture disc is limited and features the Call of Duty: Black Ops II artwork and Avenged Sevenfold‘s Deathbat.

• Avenged Sevenfold – “Live In The LBC & Diamonds In The Rough”
12″ vinyl LP and DVD Deluxe Edition – Limited to 3500 copies

For Record Store Day 2013, on the 5 year anniversary of the Live in the LBC performance, we have produced a limited vinyl/DVD configuration, pressed on vinyl for the first time in a deluxe gatefold jacket and mastered by Bernie Grundman. This release contains both the first live concert film from Avenged SevenfoldLive in the LBC” filmed live on April 10, 2008 as well as “Diamonds in the Rough“, an offering of previously unreleased B-sides and more. The CD/DVD configuration was released September 16, 2008 and has since been certified Platinum.

• Deftones: Live: Volume 1 – Selections from Adrenaline
One disc vinyl 12″ EP – Quantity N/A

Songs from Adrenaline hand-picked by Deftones and recorded live at Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, New York, on Oct. 13, 1996. The initial release in a series of seven vinyl exclusive releases with the first release being a Record Store Day exclusive and the last planned to be a Black Friday independent exclusive retail release. Finally, the light of day has come. Cut for vinyl by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering Studios from the original live analog sources and pressed on both 120- and 180-gram highest-quality vinyl at Record Technology Inc.

• Linkin Park: Hybrid Theory
One disc vinyl LP plus two song 10″ EP, Exclusive poster and sticker – Limited to 3,000 copies

The arresting debut album that came to be known by fans and critics alike as one of The Premiere Albums of The Decade! Originally released on October 24, 2000, the album has sold over 10 million copies in the United States alone, where it has since been certified Diamond. Around the world, the album would also garner Multiple Platinum status in over a dozen countries. Hybrid Theory still stands as a contemporary classic in the world of modern rock and alternative music. The bonus 10″ EP contains the tracks “One Step Closer” and “My December“. This pressing will also contain long out of print poster and original street team sticker re-productions. Here it is reissued on vinyl for the first time in over a decade and cut by Bernie Grundman Mastering to insure the highest possible audio standard.”