By: Navjot Kaur Sobti
Just as I-everything and downloading sites seemed to be the unstoppable and spreading tap for music fans worldwide, “Record Store Day,” has shown, once again, that records are far from crumbling at the feet of the downloading age. In urban pockets like NYC, down to the smallest record stores of Europe, Metallica and Black Sabbath will be gracing the shelves and collections of old-school, record spinners with a one-offer, joint 12-inch vinyl. One year after Metallica inducted Black Sabbath into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, both bands have teamed up for the collective release, which will come out on Record Store Day itself – which occurs every April 17th.
According to NME.com, the release will be limited to just 1,000 copies. It will feature a lyrically altered version of Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid,” as well as UNKLE’s remix of Metallica’s “Frantic.” With two of the metal world’s biggest thrash and heavy metal outfits at the front of this year’s Record Store Day, the holiday will continue to support independent record stores world-wide with this golden, limited edition release.
To check out which stores will be participating, click here.