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18 minutes ago, axisrecapital said:

Yes. I missed this season of most variant so both are same. 
 

It’s the EMP exclusive who is different. 

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Variants so far:   1st press (Gatefold LP w/ UV varnish, die-cut cover and 12 pages booklet): Galaxy w/ Black and Milky Clear /500 (Red Crk exclusive) sold out ASide/BSide w/

The track I was most looking forward to, the one with one of my heroes (Mark Lanegan), is surprisingly the weakest in my opinion. Apart from the it is what you can expect from Cult of Luna; totally ma

I think the Earache days were a good time for a Cult Of Luna vinyl collector. Just look at Eternal Kingdom first press: black vinyl and only 3 gorgeus limited variants, every one of them felt special. IMO thats the way to do this :).

 

(Im still searching for that transparent orange version for a reasonable price..)

 

But yeah, good that Raging River is selling well. Band really deserves it!

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So...to be clear, here are all of the variants.  If someone could check this over, it would be great:

 

1) Red Creek (5 color, 1 black): red-crk.com/collections/vinyl   These now show as all available and not sold out???

 

 

2) Bandcamp (1 color, 1 black (same black as above): https://cultofluna.bandcamp.com/  Galaxy - marbled effect made on clear vinyl with silver

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3) Metal Blade (North America) splatter:  https://www.indiemerch.com/metalbladerecords/item/95518?fbclid=IwAR1EWjzsjpMY6zPWN5-A56hr_S3wjzSDek0Cqwu2ZwN2m845wFh1JuAP1tc

The Raging River (Splatter Vinyl)

 

4) Season Of Mist (Orange, purple and yellow splatter over clear vinyl. Limited to 300 copies!😞https://shop.season-of-mist.com/cult-of-luna-the-raging-river-lp-gatefold-coloured-clear-103272

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5) Season Mist  https://shop.season-of-mist.com/cult-of-luna-the-raging-river-lp-gatefold-coloured-clear-103400

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6) EMP Online Variant: https://www.emp-online.com/p/the-raging-river/488736.html

 

The raging river

 

7) https://pelagic-records.com/product/cult-of-luna-the-raging-river-lp-gatefold/:

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Am I missing anything?

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Actually, there are two EMP online versions for the UK and France....but the France one is the same as Season of Mist

 

EMP France:  https://www.emp-online.fr/p/the-raging-river/488739.html

 

Which is also the Season of Mist version...

The raging river

 

EMP Online UK: https://www.emp-online.com/p/the-raging-river/488736.html

 

Won't ship to France or the USA...

 

The raging river

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10 hours ago, Portsi said:

I think the Earache days were a good time for a Cult Of Luna vinyl collector. Just look at Eternal Kingdom first press: black vinyl and only 3 gorgeus limited variants, every one of them felt special. IMO thats the way to do this :).

 

(Im still searching for that transparent orange version for a reasonable price..)

 

But yeah, good that Raging River is selling well. Band really deserves it!

I definitely agree with that era having really special variants (especially SATH and EK). At the same time, it's amazing to see the band venture out with their own label and see so much support for it's first release. Really reaffirms the impact their music has had and how vehement their fanbase is.

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On 11/17/2020 at 8:59 AM, Portsi said:

I think the Earache days were a good time for a Cult Of Luna vinyl collector. Just look at Eternal Kingdom first press: black vinyl and only 3 gorgeus limited variants, every one of them felt special. IMO thats the way to do this :).

 

(Im still searching for that transparent orange version for a reasonable price..)

 

But yeah, good that Raging River is selling well. Band really deserves it!

I have that transparent orange and I absolutely love it, sounds amazing also. 

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It appears there are two websites for Bengans..one for in the EU and one for outside the EU.  

 

Outside EU:  https://www.bengans.com/cgi-bin/ibutik/AIR_ibutik.fcgi?funk=visa_artikel&artnr=3939017

Inside EU: https://www.bengans.eu/cgi-bin/ibutik/AIR_ibutik.fcgi?funk=visa_artikel&artgrp=&artnr=3939017&visa=1-400&Sort=Osorterat&Visn=Sokresultat

 

Shipping outside of Finland is 22 euros, making this a very expensive purchase...........ugh!!!!

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24 minutes ago, throwgncpr said:

LOL, yes, because they are forcing you to buy every variant...

Not every variant but I'm pretty confident they understand the collector thing that many people do.  Why else go bananas like this with all the options?

 

Regardless, it's a fuckload of product without hearing any of it yet. 

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25 minutes ago, Gumbo72203 said:

Not every variant but I'm pretty confident they understand the collector thing that many people do.  Why else go bananas like this with all the options?

 

Regardless, it's a fuckload of product without hearing any of it yet. 

Because options? If they know they can sell a bunch of records, why not make a bunch of records? Limiting a product below the market potential is just dumb. I'm getting sick and tired of having to sit at a computer and F5 a website because a band or label made way less of something that could sell to a larger audience. If they have to produce product in different parts of the world for different markets, then sure, do fun things with the colors and jackets.

 

All that said, and without rehashing the age-old variant collector debate, I don't blame them for capitalizing on this dumb trend. If I were in a band that moved this much product, I would totally troll variant collectors with a ton of options.

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3 minutes ago, throwgncpr said:

Because options? If they know they can sell a bunch of records, why not make a bunch of records? Limiting a product below the market potential is just dumb. I'm getting sick and tired of having to sit at a computer and F5 a website because a band or label made way less of something that could sell to a larger audience. If they have to produce product in different parts of the world for different markets, then sure, do fun things with the colors and jackets.

 

All that said, and without rehashing the age-old variant collector debate, I don't blame them for capitalizing on this dumb trend. If I were in a band that moved this much product, I would totally troll variant collectors with a ton of options.

I'm wondering if maybe they got some sort of Covid grant from the government?  I'm thinking about it more, and this is their first independent release meaning they had to put up the capital themselves to press all this stuff.  It's A LOT of shit.  And if they didn't have to front the capital themselves, then it makes sense to run this much. 

It's just a bit weird because nobody has heard it yet.  It's a lot of stuff to sell on name recognition only.  Granted, they're very reliable but it's still a risk.  It's smart though if it pays off - you sell one thing to somebody 10 times, you're brilliant. 

But i agree with you - it annoys me when great bands purposefully limit their product.  Take Jakob, for instance.  They could be raking in money from their old albums, and they just don't do it. 

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9 minutes ago, Gumbo72203 said:

I'm wondering if maybe they got some sort of Covid grant from the government?  I'm thinking about it more, and this is their first independent release meaning they had to put up the capital themselves to press all this stuff.  It's A LOT of shit.  And if they didn't have to front the capital themselves, then it makes sense to run this much. 

Cult of Luna are Swedish and do get arts endowments from their government, even before COVID. I think they funded Mariner or something. Forget where I heard that, maybe in Johannes’s Saint Vitus interview

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19 minutes ago, Gumbo72203 said:

It's just a bit weird because nobody has heard it yet.  It's a lot of stuff to sell on name recognition only.  Granted, they're very reliable but it's still a risk.  It's smart though if it pays off - you sell one thing to somebody 10 times, you're brilliant. 

For Cult of Luna, it isn't a risk. After 20 years and about a dozen releases, they have a fan base, and they have been consistent enough with the quality of each release. It's not like this is a fledgling band. There is nothing weird about how this is being handled. The can sell these records without a problem.

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There might be another spatter variant at Norman Records, as it is is called, clear, white and blue splatter.  I don't think the other variants are called this, but who knows at this point....

 

https://www.normanrecords.com/records/184711-cult-of-luna-the-raging-river

 

Limited edition clear/white/blue splatter vinyl LP on Red Creek

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6 hours ago, solitaryreign said:

Judging by the catalog number it’s the UK exclusive. The colors match the flag as the euro country exclusives all do. 
 

Thanks!

Another one version !

https://shop.season-of-mist.com/cult-of-luna-the-raging-river-lp-gatefold-coloured-white

 

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