OPETH and MACHINE HEAD Participating in Cool Record Store Day Initiatives

That said, Roadrunner Records, along with two of our stellar, standout metal bands, Opeth and Machine Head, will be participating in some cool Record Store Day Initiatives this April 16th. Below are the details of our RSD exclusives!

For a list of participating stores click here.


The Throat of Winter

7” vinyl

Exclusive for Record Store Day 2011, Opeth will release 7” vinyl of “The Throat of Winter.”  The track, which was originally featured on the God of War: Blood & Metal digital EP, will see its first and only physical incarnation with this special release.   Side B of the 7” is etched with the band’s logo and jacket artwork was created by longtime Opeth collaborator Travis Smith, with direction from Mikael Åkerfeldt.

http://www.strictlydiscs.com/gallery/machine%20head.pngMachine Head

The Black Procession

10” vinyl


Exclusive for Record Store Day 2011, Machine Head will release 10” vinyl, aptly titled, The Black Procession.  The set includes 3 previously unreleased live tracks that were recorded along 2010’s Black Procession Tour, in support of the band’s last studio effort, The Blackening.


Side A:

Beautiful Mourning (live)

Bite The Bullet (live)

Side B:

Halo (live)

About Record Store Day:

Record Store Day is managed by the Music Monitor Network and is organized in partnership with the Alliance of Independent Media Stores (AIMS), the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) and celebrates the culture of independent record stores by playing host to in-store events/performances, signings and special product releases on a global scale.
Record Store Day takes place annually on the third Saturday of April. For more information on exclusive Record Store Day events, products and participants, visit www.recordstoreday.com.

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