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Record Store Day 2023 Includes DIO, MÖTLEY CRÜE, THE SWORD, DEATH And… HORSE THE BAND?

Plus Undeath, Enslaved, Porcupine Tree, Shadows Fall, The Sword, Taproot, and more.

RSD 2023

Record Store Day 2023 will take place on April 22 and, as always, sees a solid showing from the rock and metal crowd. Among this year's heavier releases are live albums from Dio, Motörhead, Van Halen, and Undeath; some reissues from the now-classic bands like Kittie, Taproot, and Shadows Fall; and even the first vinyl pressing of Death's Fate: The Best Of Death compilation in over 30 years.

Some of the stranger releases this year include Porcupine Tree's IA / DW / XT, which is a selection of In Absentia and Deadwing bonus tracks; a 12" of The Mars Volta's single "Frances The Mute" (which wasn't on the album of the same name); and a reissue of HORSE the band's 2005 album The Mechanical Hand. The latter of which feels random given HORSE the band has largely been absent aside from a brief 2020 comeback with an EP.

The full list of all records, metal and not-metal, can be found here and the rock and metal selections below.

  • Agnostic FrontUnited Blood
  • BrownoutBrownout Presents: Brown Sabbath Vol. 1
  • DeathFate: The Best Of Death
  • DioLive In Fresno 1983
  • DopeGroup Therapy
  • EarshotLetting Go
  • EnslavedHordanes Land
  • HawkwindThe Iron Dream – Live 1977
  • HORSE the bandThe Mechanical Hand
  • KittieUntil The End
  • Lacuna CoilShallow Life
  • Lacuna CoilDark Adrenaline
  • Mötley CrüeHelter Skelter
  • MotörheadLost Tapes, Vol. 4 (Live In Heilbronn 1984)
  • OFF!FLSD EP
  • Pearl JamGive Way
  • Pearl JamGive Way
  • Porcupine Tree IA / DW / XT
  • QueensrÿcheOperation Mindcrime II
  • RamonesPleasant Dreams (The New York Mixes)
  • Shadows FallThe War Within
  • The SwordGods Of The Earth
  • TaprootWelcome
  • The Mars VoltaFrances The Mute
  • UndeathLive… From The Grave
  • UnderoathVoyeurist: Digital Ghost
  • Van HalenLIVE: Right Here, Right Now
  • Scott Weiland12 Bar Blues
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