Tomorrow is Record Store Day, a day that celebrates those beautiful individuals that still go to their local music stores and buy physical albums. And of course, it wouldn’t make much sense to call it Record Store Day if it wasn’t about records – LPs, 45’s, and vinyl, that is. Whether you’re a longtime record collector, an occasional buyer, or someone that doesn’t even know what a turntable is, tomorrow is a great day to pick up some new and interesting records at great prices. There are a few interesting CD and DVD releases as well, but most of the day is focused on records. So make some time tomorrow to visit your local music shop and browse the overflow of new music available to you! And if you are one of the growing population of music fans that doesn’t know where the nearest non-chain music store is, head over to this link for a list of all the stores participating in Record Store Day. And then flog yourself repeatedly for being ignorant of your local music store, one of the most glorious places you will ever visit.

Also, if you’re thinking that Record Store Day is only for classic rock, ’50s big bands, and orchestral pieces, you couldn’t be further from fact. The list of releases on Record Store Day is so diverse and varied, the list of genres covered would have almost as many items as the list of actual releases. There are a few hundred items on the list of special releases, which can be perused at this location. For the exclusively rock and metal-minded listener, though, here is the list you need to be carrying with you when you head out to make your purchases tomorrow:


A Day to Remember, All I Want (Victory)


AC/DC, Shoot to Thrill / War Machine (Columbia)


Bad Brains, God of Love (Maverick)


Bad Brains, Pay to Cum (ROIR)


Between the Buried and Me, The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues (Metal Blade)


Circa Survive, Appendage (Atlantic)


Clouds, B Chuggas May Be Logging (Hydra Head)


Deftones, Covers (Warner Bros.)


Dio, Killing the Dragon (Niji)


Discordance Axis, The Inalienable Dreamless (Hydra Head)


Duff McKagan’s Loaded, The Taking (Eagle Rock)


Flogging Molly, Don’t Shut ‘Em Down (Borstal Beat)


Foo Fighters, Medium Rare (RCA)


Fucked Up, Town Comp (Matador)


Glassjaw, Worship & Tribute (Warner Bros.)


Hollywood Undead, American Tragedy (A&M/Octone)


In This Moment, The Promise (Century Media)


Job for a Cowboy, Ruination Green Vinyl (Metal Blade)


Job for a Cowboy, Ruination Orange Vinyl (Metal Blade)


Job for a Cowboy, Ruination Red Vinyl (Metal Blade)


Machine Head, The Black Procession (Roadrunner)


Mastodon, Live at the Aragon (Warner Bros.)


Mastodon/ZZ Top, Just Got Paid (Warner Bros.)


Neurosis, Neurosis (Sovereign)


New York Dolls, Dancing Backward in High Heels (Savoy)


New York Dolls, Fool for You Baby / Pills (Savoy)


Nirvana, Hormoaning (UMe)


Opeth, The Throat of Winter (Roadrunner)


Ozzy Osbourne, Blizzard of Oz (Legacy)


Ozzy Osbourne, Diary of a Madman (Legacy)


Ozzy Osbourne, Flying High Again / I Don’t Know (Legacy)


Rise Against, Join the Ranks (Fat Wreck Chords)


Rival Schools, Wring it Out / Choose Your Adventure (Atlantic)


Rosetta, A Determinism of Morality (Cavity)


Rush, Caravan / BU2B (Atlantic)


Superchunk/Coliseum, Horror Business / Bullet (Temporary Residence)


Touché Amoré, To the Beat of a Dead Horse (6131)
An event like this only comes once a year, so it ought to be celebrated to the fullest. Get to your local music store, spend some of your money, and learn new ways to better appreciate your favorite artists’ work!