Metal Massacre

Metal Blade Records Kickoff Their 40th Anniversary Celebrations With New Vinyl Pressing Of ‘Metal Massacre I’


The 40th anniversary of Metal Blade Records will be celebrated this year with a new vinyl pressing of the label’s first release: the 1982 compilation “The New Heavy Metal Revue Presents Metal Massacre I“. Seen as a launching pad for the then unsigned Metallica, RATT, Malice and more, that compilation hasn’t been actively made available on vinyl since 1984.

Two variants of this release are available to pre-order, including 5000 on ruby red vinyl via Metal Blade directly, while 2000 clear vinyl copies will be made available through Metallica‘s online webstore. Both will be out on April 22nd and can be ordered at this location.

Further plans to celebrate the aforementioned label’s 40th anniversary will be announced in the months and weeks to come.

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