We've talked about Blood Music before and their amazing vinyl releases, but this is flat out insane in the best way possible. The label will be releasing literally everything Moonsorrow has ever made available to the public and then some on a 14-LP box set! Here's the information straight from the label themselves, as they'll make it much clearer than I can.
- All recorded works by Moonsorrow from their inception in 1995 until the year 2008.
- All works specifically remastered for vinyl by Troy Glessner (Devin Townsend Project).
- Twenty-five pieces of new artwork by Rainbath Visual (Deafheaven, Moss) and Nucleart Design (Impaled Nazarene, Setherial), in addition to the original artwork and photographs for all albums.
- Layouts by Travis Smith (Strapping Young Lad, Katatonia, Opeth).
- 14-LPs – the largest metal box set of all-time, containing nearly 8 hours of music on heavyweight 200-gram audiophile virgin vinyl LPs.
- 21 live, demo, unreleased, and rare bonus tracks.
- The first time nearly all of this material has been pressed on vinyl.
- Suden Uni (2001) LP in heavyweight gatefold jacket with heavyweight printed insert.
- Voimasta Ja Kunniasta (2001) 2xLP in heavyweight triple gatefold jacket.
- Kivenkantaja (2003) 2xLP in heavyweight triple gatefold jacket.
- Verisäkeet (2005) 3xLP in heavyweight triple gatefold jacket.
- V: Hävitetty (2007) 2xLP in heavyweight triple gatefold jacket.
- Tulimyrsky (2008) 2xLP in heavyweight triple gatefold jacket.
- Demos & Rarities (1995-1999) 2xLP in heavyweight gatefold jacket.
- Ravaged Road (2014) feature length – 45 minute – tour documentary DVD, created by the band specifically for the set.
- Tulimyrsky ultra-wide, panoramic poster – 1400mm x 285mm (55 in. x 11 in.) – the widest possible print in the entire country.
- Moonsorrow "Heritage" turntable slipmat.
- Moonsorrow "Heritage" T-shirt. [EXCLUSIVE TO DIE HARD EDITION]
- Thanks list, containing the names of every supporter of the Die Hard edition, autographed by the entire band. [EXCLUSIVE TO DIE HARD EDITION]
- 100% of the records on crystal-clear colored vinyl. [EXCLUSIVE TO DIE HARD EDITION]
- 2-piece, custom-cut, heavyweight box, specially designed and shaped for this set.
Before I even get to the pricing and all that jazz, let's take a look at this thing for the first time! Are you ready?
What you're looking at there is the Die Hard edition. There will also be a Splatter edition, White edition, and Die Soft edition, all of which are not currently specified when it comes to contents. But why settle for less? You want the Die Hard edition because look at that big slab of vinyl sexiness.
The release is planned for August setting you back about €350 or $375 (plus shipping). Pre-orders begin next Wednesday, May 28th at 10am eastern time at the Blood Music store.
I don't even listen to that much Moonsorrow and I really want one! I mean, just look at that artwork! That's dedication on another level right there- this is giving fans what they want in a big, big, BIG way!