RECORD STORE DAY RELEASES INCLUDE 40TH-ANNIVERSARY CASSETTE BOX SET BY MÖTLEY CRÜE, AN AC/DC PICTURE DISC AND ANTHRAX CUSTOM MINI-TURNTABLE AND BUNDLE
Record Store Day, which will be on June 12th and July 17th will feature some interesting releases.
On June 12th, Mötley Crue will release a 40th-anniversary cassette box set containing tapes of the band’s first five albums. The set includes the band’s core catalog titles (Too Fast For Love, Shout At The Devil, Theatre Of Pain, Girls, Girls, Girls and Dr. Feelgoo”) with artwork. This product is an exclusive limited run for RSD.
Also, on the 12th, AC/DC will release a 12-inch picture disc including the songs Through The Mists Of Time and Witch’s Spell, from the band’s global chart-topping album Power Up, housed in a PVC jacket with an OBI strip at the top.
Finally, Anthrax has will release a limited-edition, custom mini-turntable, as well as a vinyl disc bundle consisting of four three-inch singles (sold separately). For the vinyl discs, the band reached way back into its rich catalogue for four favorites: Madhouse, I Am The Law, Got The Time and Discharge. Taking inspiration from the 3″ turntable creation in Japan, drummer Charlie Benante, who oversees all of the band’s artwork, orchestrated creating the minis’ cover art in the style of the seven-inch record covers he collected from Iron Maiden and KISS. One thousand of the turntables and 1000 of the vinyl bundles will be exclusively available on RSD.
But wait, there’s more: one of the 1000 mini-turntables will include a Golden Ticket, the winner to be the recipient of a personal Zoom call from frontman Joey Belladonna and bassist Frank Bello.
“I’m really happy about being part of this,” said Belladonna. “I love being able to reach out and connect with our fans, so being a ‘first prize’ in this contest and having the opportunity to have a real conversation with one of our fans is really terrific.” Added Bello, “I love the idea of the golden ticket, it’s a cool ‘Willy Wonka’ moment, and it’ll be fun to just shoot the s–t with one of our fans.”
Record Store Day, a global celebration of the culture of the record store, will be broken up into two “Drops” this year, similar to the way it was done in 2020. The two “Drop” dates will be June 12th, and the second July 17th; the Anthrax custom turntables 17 and vinyl bundles will be available in conjunction with the second RDS “Drop”, on July 17 and July 9 respectivel
For a full list of participating Record Store Day retailers, visit RecordStoreDay.com.