21-01-2022

Your Weekly Vinyl Update

Xentrix, Level 42, Paradise Lost and Son Volt amongst others.

The following titles are now in stores on black vinyl:

Level 42 Forever Now, Paradise Lost The Plague Within, Elvis Presley Promised Land, Son Volt Straightaways, Golden Earring On The Double and Vangelis Albedo 0.39.

In addition, thrash metal band Xentrix' debut album Shattered Existence is available as a limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on translucent red coloured vinyl and includes an insert. Some facts about this underground metal band:

  • The band was originally formed under the name Sweet Vengeance;
  • They've gotten the chance to open for bands as Testament, Slayer and Sepultura;
  • Together with Acid Reign, Onslaught and Sabbat, Xentrix is commonly referred to as one of the “big four” of English thrash metal;
  • Xentrix officially split up in 1997, but has reunited several times ever since;
  • A big European tour is scheduled for this spring, for tour dates click here

Below you can find more detailed information on the aforementioned releases.

LEVEL 42 - FOREVER NOW

English jazz-funk band Level 42 released their tenth studio album Forever Now in 1994. While Forever Now marked the return of original drummer Phil Gould, it was the last album before the band's breakup. Featuring the popular singles “Forever Now”, “All Over You”, and “Love In a Peaceful World”, the album was a commercial success.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Includes insert with credits and photo
  • Their tenth studio Album
  • Featuring the singles “Forever Now”, “All Over You”, “Love In A Peaceful World” a.o.
  • Black vinyl

 

PARADISE LOST - THE PLAGUE WITHIN

The Plague Within is the 14th studio album by the British band Paradise Lost. It was the bands return to their death doom roots, ranking among the most diverse albums they have ever recorded. Paradise Lost reward the patient listener with plenty of memorable moments and fantastic guitar riffs. This album broods and builds more with each subsequent listen, and each time you feel a little more entangled in its web.

 

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve
  • 4-page booklet
  • Including etched D-side
  • The 14th studio album by Britain's gothic doom metalheads
  • A monochrome mix of morbid and melancholic anthems
  • Featuring the tracks “Beneath Broken Earth”, “No Hope In Sight” & “An Eternity Of Lies”
  • Black vinyl
SON VOLT - STRAIGHTAWAYS

Straightaways is the second album by the American rock band Son Volt. It was originally released on April 22nd, 1997. The sound of this album is much related to the sound of their first album Trace. However, where Trace is still very alt-country oriented, Straightaways has a more alternative rock sound.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Black vinyl
VANGELIS - ALBEDO 039

Greek electronic composer Vangelis created his piece Albedo 0.39 while influenced by blues and jazz music. The concept album is themed around space physics. The title is based on a planet's albedo; the proportion of the light it receives that is reflected back into space.

Albedo 0.39 features tracks “Pulstar” and “Alpha” and became his first album that reached #18 of the UK Album Charts. Vangelis played every instrument on the record, which resulted in effective and versatile synthesizer passages. Critics describe the tracks as mesmerizing trips of assorted rhythms that include elements of jazz and mild rock.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Printed innersleeve
  • Black vinyl
XENTRIX - SHATTERED EXISTENCE

English thrash metal outfit Xentrix is commonly referred to as one of the “big four” of English thrash metal, given their popularity in the underground metal scene of the mid-1980s to mid-1990s. The album set the tone for future works and lifted Xentrix to many metalheads' treasured band.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Includes an insert
  • Black vinyl
ELVIS PRESLEY - PROMISED LAND

Promised Land is the twenty-first studio album by world famous American singer and musician Elvis Presley, released on January 8, 1975, Elvis' 40th birthday. It reached number 47 on the Billboard Top 200 and number one on the Billboard Top Country chart.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Featuring the singles “If You Talk In Your Sleep” & “Promised Land”
  • Black vinyl
GOLDEN EARRING - ON THE DOUBLE

Golden Earrings' On The Double was the band's first double album, released in January 1969. It contains 19 tracks varying from pop and acoustic to their well-known heavier rock tracks. The album includes the band's first piano based ballad, which is simply entitled “The Grand Piano”. However, most people will know this album for the song “Just A Little Bit Of Peace In My Heart”.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve
  • Includes an insert
  • Black vinyl

21-01-2022