Anthrax To Sell 3″ Turntables and Vinyls for Record Store Day
Anthrax have announced what I think might be the coolest Record Store Day offering in history — a 3″ turntable, as well as four 3″ singles: “Madhouse,” “I Am the Law,” “Got the Time,” and “Discharge.”
Here’s the announcement from the band:
“Taking inspiration from the 3″ turntable creation in Japan, Charlie Benante, who oversees all of Anthrax’s artwork, orchestrated creating the minis’ cover art in the style of the 7” record covers he collected from Iron Maiden and KISS. One-thousand of the turntables and 1000 of the vinyl bundles will be exclusively available via RSD.
“One of the 1000 mini-turntables will include a Golden Ticket, the winner to be the recipient of a personal ZOOM call from Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna and Frank Bello. ‘I’m really happy about being part of this,’ said Belladonna. ‘I love being able to reach out and connect with our fans, so being a ‘first prize’ in this contest and having the opportunity to have a real conversation with one of our fans is really terrific.’
“Added Bello ‘I love the idea of the golden ticket, it’s a cool ‘Willy Wonka’ moment, and it’ll be fun to just shoot the shit with one of our fans.’”
Even without the Golden Ticket, the 3″ turntable and accompanying vinyls seem rad. Shit, even just the turntable would make a nice tchotchke for your memorabilia collection.
The vinyls go on sale July 9; the turntable follows on July 17. Find your local store participating in Record Store Day at this link.