Over the last few years, vinyl has made a huge resurgence in the lives of music lovers around the globe. With so many anniversary and limited edition pieces about, we thought we’d put together a list of the 10 vinyls that are must-haves in your collection.
Deftones - White Pony 20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Box Set
So fresh it's still on pre-order, this 20th-anniversary box set contains two records. One is the White Pony album which came out originally in 2000, and the other is a remix album aptly named Black Stallion which features remixes done by Mike Shinoda, Clams Casino, and DJ Shadow to name a few.
Slipknot - We Are Not Your Kind (Aqua Blue Vinyl)
The sixth studio album by the metal heavyweights was hailed by many as one of the best works of their career and features tracks like Unsainted and Solway Firth. It comes in aqua (pictured below) and also red!
Northlane - Alien 12" (Enemy Edition)
Who would we be without shouting out one of Australia's biggest heavy bands right now, Northlane? This new edition of their award-winning album Alien includes new packaging and a bonus track Enemy Of The Night as well as songs like Bloodline and 4D. We think the artwork is pretty rad too.
Black Sabbath - Paranoid (50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Reissue Edition)
It wouldn't be a must-have collection without a bit of Sabbath in there! The LP Super Deluxe Edition includes the original Paranoid album, in addition to a rare 1974 Quad Mix of the album folded down to stereo, plus two concerts from 1970, from Montreux and Brussels, that are pressed on vinyl for the first time. The five-LP set comes with a hardbound book with extensive liner notes featuring interviews with all four band members, rare photos, and memorabilia, a poster, as well as a replica of the tour book sold during the Paranoid tour.
Sepultura - Beneath The Remains Deluxe Edition (2LP) Colored Vinyl
Sepultura fans need to get on this bright orange number because not only is everything about this piece badass AF, it's limited edition! Beneath The Remains (Deluxe Edition) contains the remastered studio album, along with a second disc of previously unreleased bonus material from their Rio/Nas Nuvens sessions. The 2LP pack contains 19 tracks, as it includes the remastered album along with select bonus material.
Hacktivist - Hyperdialect 12" Vinyl (Transparent Green with Yellow Splatter)
UK nu-metal hybrids, Hacktivist, are back with vengeance with their forthcoming album Hyperdialect due out this June. The album contains a handful of singles that have been released over the course of the last few years such as Planet Zero, Reprogram and Dogs of War and did we mention the vinyl itself is a transparent army green with yellow splatter?
Iron Maiden – The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter // 3LP 12” Vinyl Album
Everyone needs to own at least one live album and Iron Maiden's The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter vinyl could be a super cool edition. Each song was recorded at a different show and the opener, If Eternity Should Fail, was recorded right here on home soil at Sydney's Qudos Bank Arena in 2016.
Mastodon - Medium Rarities
Medium Rarities is the first rarities collection from Mastodon covering their entire career. The compilation features one brand new song – Fallen Torches. It also includes a bevvy of classic covers, soundtrack contributions, instrumentals, B-sides, and live recordings on one complete package for the very first time.
Spiritbox - Holy Roller Red 7" Vinyl
Since their 2017 inception, Spiritbox, have proven themselves to be a band out for world domination. But perhaps no song thrust them well into the spotlight like their single, Holy Roller, which came out mid-last year. Just when we thought things couldn't get heavier, they then announced a remix of the track by Crystal Lake's Ryo Kinoshita who also took over some of the vocal parts. Grab this cool 7" single in red!
Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory: 20th Anniversary Edition Super Deluxe Box Set
Honestly, this collection wouldn't be complete without adding some Linkin Park by way of this 20th-anniversary edition box set. This box set contains CDs and vinyl of Hybrid Theory and Reanimation, as well as demo CDs, B-side rarities, DVDs, an 80-page book and more!
And whilst you wait eagerly for your orders to come in the mail, you can listen to the Maniacs heavy playlist on Spotify.