I have now updated my wantlist with additional stuff i look for with Ghost, Metallica, Wasp, Rolling Stones, Watain, Ebba Grön, Hanoi Rocks to name a few, both records vinyls and tourposters, tourbook and memorbilia.
Collector’s box made of solid beech wood with real leather Watain logo imprint on lid, including all four albums on vinyl with Dropcard and 4 hand-crafted silkscreen prints that assemble together as a poster. Contrary to the separately released vinyl editions, these vinyls come in different colours: ”Rabid Death’s Curse” – solid grey with black and white splatters, “Casus Luciferi” – solid grey, “Sworn to the Dark” – transparent red, “Lawless Darkness” – transparent clear and are packed in printed inner sleeves and gatefolds with silver hot foil printing. Limited to 1.000 units worldwide!
So, half of the year of 2012 have now passed and i thought that it would be appropriate to do a little summary of the past year and to do so i will list my top 5 records that have been released so far this year. There are still alot of records to look forward to this year, so i think that it will be a really good year for us music freaks out there!
Please let me know what your favourite album/albums are so far this year, maybe i have missed out on some really good records, so let me know!
Anyway, here are my top 5 of 2012 so far:
5. Jess And The Ancient Ones – s/t
4. Watain – Opus diaboli
3. Secrets Of The Moon – Seven bells
2. Paradise Lost – Tragic Idol
1. Thåström – Beväpna dig med vingar
Here is a really nice boxset celebrating 13 years of Watain, the boxset wich supposedly was going to be released April 25 just arrived a couple of days ago to my surprise, the regular DVD edition will be out on May 7. The boxset is a really nice one containing all kinds of stuff, first off the concert DVD, more about that one later, the complete 13 years celebration show on two Cd’s and also on two Lp’s, a nice book with pictures from the bands career, four postcards and also a handsigned (by all five members) certificate of authenticy. The boxset is limited to only 1000 copies, and i got copy number 37.
The DVD is both liveclips from the 13 years anniversary show in Stockholm mixed with interviews with singer Erik, i think that these kinds of DVD’s are, well, let say that about the interviews yes they are fun to watch the first couple of times but after that you wish they were put as extras instead of integrated with the live clips. I personally would have preferred a full on concert DVD. The disc itself is really good, nice filmed and you really get that live feeling, and to be able to watch it in my hometheatre on a 112″ screen in a really darkened room gives more of a feeling of being there than to watch it on a Tv in the livingroom. The only negative i think is the sound, you have option between 2.0 (stereo) and 5.1, but it is a bit low mixed so i had to turn up the reciever alot to get a satisfying volume and i would also liked to have a bit more compact sound.
Overall this is a really nice boxset and a must for any Watain fan out there!
Death’s cold dark, Malfeitor, Storm of the antichrist, Four thrones, Devil’s blood, Reaping death, Lawless darkness, Total funeral, Stellavore, On horns impaled, A fine day to die, Waters of ain.
The DVD will be released worldwide on May 7. There will also be a limited edition boxset, limited to only 1000 copies. The box, wich you can see pictured on the left, will include; the DVD, A handsigned sheet signed by all members, Set of 4 postcards, 2 Audio CDs including the complete 13 years concert, 2 Audio LPs including the complete 13 years concert and a exclusive photobook containing flyers and photos from the past 13 years and offcourse the concert DVD.
The limited edition boxset will also be released 7 days earlier (April 30) than the regular version. I have pre-ordered myself a copy, can’t wait to get it!