From cassette tapes and CDs to vinyl and books, Record Store Day has become an annual tradition for music fans and collectors to join together to get their hands on exclusive items that span genres. While you can pick up releases from a wide range of genres, we want to take a closer look at what rock and metal fans can expect from this year's Record Store Day, set to take place on April 19.
Record Store Day
Vinyl lovers, start saving your money and circle April 19 on your calendar because that's when the next Record Store Day is taking place. As usual, a number of top acts are preparing special releases for the event.
Every year, Record Store Day gives music lovers some interesting releases to pick up and this year fans will likely be clamoring for the new Green Day offering 'Demolicious.' If you can't tell by the title, the collection consists of Green Day demos recorded during their '¡Uno!,' '¡Dos!' and '¡Tré!' album sessions.
It's Record Store Day today (April 20) and music fans around the world are heading to their local independent shops to support the longtime standard of how to purchase music. Making the experience even more of an event is the amount of bands and labels responsible for issuing unique vinyl releases and other specialty items tied to the day. One rocker enthused that there is such a thing as Record Store Day is Pantera / Down frontman Phil Anselmo.
Saturday, April 20, marks this year's Record Store Day, a celebration of independent retailers in which bands offer special releases and fans flock to local record stores to purchase music the old-school way. In celebration of Record Store Day, our writer Chuck Armstrong is sharing his firsthand account of a trip to the Hammer Muzik shop in Instanbul, Turkey, while on vacation there in January of this year.
Record Store Day is right around the corner, with plenty of specialty items heading to independent record stores. This year's event takes place in participating stores on April 20 and a number of top acts are preparing fresh vinyl releases to attract fans to the old-school way of buying new music.