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  1. The third press has been in the works for some time. It's on it's third delay at the plant but hopefully we will have these by early Sept. No preorder they will just go up when they are in hand. The big difference with this press is gonna be the packaging. I did some color correction on the jackets and added a cleaner BM logo. The insert is expanded to an 11x17 folded poster instead of the 11x11 insert. There is an inside the jacket print which looks super nice of the skulls and the NO HEAVEN NO HELL. Plus all new vinyl colors.
  2. A Knife in the Dark - One Way Needle is up at Bitter Melody on cassette and flexi disc. Members of One Step Closer, Dwell, The Burning Wind. NC Straight Edge. This is their second EP. The flexi test sounds great. If you grabbed their first EP flexi then you know how good they can sound. 30 blue cassettes and 70 clear cassettes both in hand and shipping now. 100 clear flexis with gold foil and 150 blue flexis with gold foil - they should be shipping to us in early Sept. http://bittermelodyrecords.bigcartel.com
  3. New Ep from NC's A Knife in the Dark - One Way Needle NC XXX Members of Dwell, The Burning Wind, and One Step Closer Physicals coming on Bitter Melody soon https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/5KYMu4oYj1XEBnwA1asMlK?utm_source=generator
  4. I grabbed a grip of the first 7" from Cast Iron Hike from Jonah (Only Living Witness) who put it out in 96. Long out of print. I put these up cheap in the Bitter Melody store if anyone would like to get a new (old) stock copy. They look great for being stored for 20+ years. Also have just a couple copies left of The Mirror - Chance in Hell lathe cut 7" pic disc (4/5 of Heavens Die). http://bittermelodyrecords.bigcartel.com
  5. I would consider that 26 weeks a “starting point” and after the 3-4 delays you’ll get it in maybe 42-52 weeks. Dealing with brokers also adds in more finger pointing vs dealing with a plant direct. A broker has your money but any problems will be due to the plant and harder for you to deal with direct. You’ll have to hope they intercede and stick up for you.
  6. last night to order! Final numbers turned in tonight. Only a couple black tapes left too.
  7. Lathe preorder ends July 5th when I turn my final numbers in. Black tape is just about sold out! Thanks!
  8. New ep from The Mirror called Chance in Hell. It’s 4/5 of Heavens Die who we were big fans of. This is more crowbar influence but super heavy. Streaming everywhere. Tapes and limited lathe cut picture disc at Bitter Melody. We have a new store http://bittermelodyrecords.bigcartel.com
  9. Honestly you will find good and bad stories about every plant. I don't think there's a plant in the world where mistakes never happen or shoddy work slips through. The most difficult thing right now is probably finding any plant that will take new clients and will do it without a 12+ month turnaround. The plant I use isn't taking new clients. I loved Rainbo back in the day (now defunt). I pressed at United and it's been mostly good to great quality but they are cranking out tons of stuff and super backed up. The worst pressing I've ever received was from Bill Smith Custom Vinyl (now defunct)who was supposedly the best around. I've had hit and miss with Palomino but they worked to help fix it. Musicol have done several for me and did a pretty nice job overall every time. I've only done one through Pirates Press besides flexis and I had no issues besides some jackets dinged in shipping from Europe. I pressed an LP at My45 in Germany and it was really nicely done. I pressed at Archer in Detroit and it was no frills but a solid pressing. There have been a few more probably too. You'd save money if you do it piecemeal and put it together yourself but if you want it shrink wrapped I guess it's best to have the plant handle it all.
  10. Grabbed this! Can't wait to hear a full length from them.
  11. Yeah. I offered to remaster Merciless when we did it but they were pretty happy with it and felt it wasn't super necessary so we didn't. I'd have to revisit the idea with them. They are all super busy so it's hard to get them pinned down on things sometimes.
  12. This sounds so much better than the original press too!
  13. Maybe someday. They used to be easy to get. I just checked discogs and they've gotten a little more scarce. Deathwish pressed a lot of Our Lady. I remember them clearing some out for dirt cheap a while ago. Nothing in Vain could definitely use a repress.
  14. Just to let you guys know, I am doing a third press of Indecision's Unorthodox right now on some fun new colors. I've also updated the artwork and color corrected some things that were bothering me. It will still be on reverse board jackets but there is a fun hidden printing surprise with these new jackets and we expanded the insert to 11x17 folded poster instead of just the 11x11 insert and has some never before used photos. This will technically be close to 25.5 years but we are considering this the 25th anniversary pressing. It should be finishing up at the plant in early June.
  15. I feel like non have been crazy limited and hard to get. She will probably do a signed CD version through her store very last part of the drop. Seemed like the RED vinyl version from Target was quickest gone with RED I guess just because it matched. Usually Target ones are slower to go. Seems like merch comes first. Then the CD/Vinyl and then after that slows signed CDs pop up. She's been signing some stuff going to indie record stores too.
  16. It says they won't deliver to my country. I guess the signed one is for UK only?
  17. Same. That WMR, Heavens Die, God Program tour was amazing. Last show was yesterday. I saw some footage on instagram. Looked like a good time.
  18. God Program are playing their final show very soon which means that the grey copies are likely the last press of this so if you want one the ones we have will be the last of them.
  19. Unorthodox just turned 25. I'm working on some fun things for this, coming in the not too far future.
  20. Buy a dehumidifier and hygrometer. Keep the moisture under control. There are always mold spores everywhere you just don’t want to give them the environment to grow. I would check the vinyl. If they have mold on them they will likely play crackly.
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