Record Store Day has proven to be a savior for the music industry, particularly independent record stores and vinyl sales. Since it launched in 2007, it’s expanded to two days (there’s also one on Black Friday) and vinyl sales have continued to increase every year. Meanwhile, the event, which was meant to get consumers away from big box retailers and to independent record stores, has outlasted the sale of music at big box retailers, with Best Buy stopping CD sales in a few months and Target majorly changing the way they’ll be handling music. At any rate, April 21st, 2018 will be this year’s RSD, and you’ll probably want to get there early for some of these. Among the gems are live albums from Rage Against the Machine and Living Colour, a Mastodon Emperor of Sand picture disc, and Soundgarden’s A-Sides on double vinyl. You’ll want to find out where your local indie record store is, but you should already know that by now. 


AC/DC – “Back In Black” (RCA) (cassette) (limited to 2500)


Celtic Frost – “Tragic Serenades” (BMG/Noise) (Picture Disc) (Limited to 2500)


Def Leppard – “Live At Abbey Road” (Island) (12″) (limited to 4000)


Disturbed – “The Lost Children” (Warner Bros.) (limited to 3250)


Evanescence – “Lost Whispers” (Craft Recordings) (limited to 2500)


Hawkwind – “Dark Matter (The Alternative Liberty / U.A. Years 1970 -1974)” Parlophone (2xLP) (limited to 2300)


Jungle Rot – “What Horrors Await” (Victory) (limited to 800)


Kreator – “Behind The Mirror” (BMG/Noise) (Picture Disc) (limited to 2500)


Killing Joke – “Absolute Dissent” (Spinefarm) (limited to 2000)


Linkin Park – “One More Light Live” (Warner Bros.) (2xLP) (limited to 3250)


Living Colour – “Live At CBGB’s 12.19.89” (Legacy) (2xLP) (limited to 3000)


Mastodon – “Emperor Of Sand” (12″ Picture Disc) (Warner Bros.) (limited to 3100)


Morbid Angel – “Kingdoms Disdained (Silver Lining Music) (picture disc) (limited to 500)


Motörhead – “Heroes” (Silver Lining Music) (picture disc) (limited to 500)


Pink Floyd – “Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (Mono)” (Legacy) (limited to 6000)


Quicksand – “Triptych Continuum” (Epitaph) (12″) limited to 1300)


Rage Against The Machine – “Live At The Democratic National Convention 2000” (Legacy) (limited to 5000)


Saxon – “Princess Of The Night” (Union Square) (7″) (limited to 1000)


Soundgarden – “A-Sides” (IGA) (2xLP) (limited to 5000)


Stone Sour – “Hydrograd Acoustic Sessions” (Roadrunner) (limited to 2700)


Tad – “Quick And Dirty” (MVD Audio) (limited to 900)


Touche Amore – “Demo” (No Sleep) (12″)


Urban Dance Squad – “The Remix Collection” (Music On Vinyl) (2xLP) (limited to 1000)


Various Artists – “Boston Hardcore ’89-91” (TAANG! Records) (limited to 500)


Voivod – “Too Scared To Scream” (BMG/Noise) (12″ picture disc) (limited to 2000)


Whitesnake – “1987 (30th Anniversary Edition)” (Parolophone/Rhino) (picture disc) (limited to 2300)


[list via theprp]