Here are Record Store Day 2022’s Metal, Punk and Hardcore Releases, Including Gojira, Opeth, Dillinger Escape Plan and More


Get ready, nerdy collectors — Record Store Day 2022 is upon us! The annual celebration of all things tangible, analog, and hastily-thumbed-through has returned for another year, giving you a chance to buy something kind of overpriced and fancy in order to keep your favorite local record store alive.

This year’s even comes three days too late for true bleary-eyed, ill-advised purchases, going down on April 23rd. And this year, the organizers have decided to make it one day and one day only:

We feel strongly that stores have learned and adapted in the past few years and are ready to bring back elements of a “traditional” Record Store Day, bands and beer and fun and people and whatever parts of the party they like, in ways that make them, and their customers, comfortable.  We also feel strongly that it’s important to focus on those stores themselves, and celebrate what they do year-round, in their communities.

Not sure which releases you might want? Don’t worry — we’ve whittled it down to all the albums that we think your average MetalSucks reader would want to check out:

Alice in Chains, “We Die Young” – 12” vinyl
Charlie Benante, Moving Pitchers – LP
Black Label Society, Alcohol Fueled Brewtality Live – 2XLP
Alice Cooper, Brutal Planet – 2XLP
Def Leppard, High ’n’ Dry – LP
Dillinger Escape Plan, Dissociation – LP
Dio, Double Dose of Donington – 12”
Udo Dirkschneider, My Way – 2XLP
GBH, City Baby Attacked By Rats – LP
Gojira, Live at Brixton Academy – 2xLP
L.A. Guns, Waking the Dead – LP
Kirk Hammett, Portals – 12” vinyl & CD
Judas Priest, Hero Hero – 2XLP
Kittle, Spit – LP
Motorhead, Lost Tapes, Vol. 2 – 2XLP
Opeth, My Arms, Your Hearse – 2XLP
Iggy Pop, Live in Berlin – 2XLP
Ramones, The Sire Albums (1981-1989) – 7XLP
Sepultura, Revolusongs – LP
Slash, Live at Studio 60 – 2XLP
Sleep Token, Sundowning – LP
Stiff Little Fingers, BBC Live in Concert – 2XLP
Geoff Tate, Kings & Thieves – 2XLP
TesseracT, Polaris – LP
Twiztid, I Tried 2 Warn U – 7” vinyl

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