Well, when it came time to do my first vinyl release, there really
seemed no question of who it should be by… my metal vinyl
brothers from Virginia- Deceased!!!! King was the one who turned
me onto the joys of pressing vinyl, and it had been WAY to long
since a Deceased vinyl had been released- so we put this together.
Using the Twilight Zone inspired “The Premonition”
off their classic “Supernatural Addiction” album from
Relapse Records, and backing it with a non-LP b-side cover of
the Iron Maiden crusher “2 Minutes To Midnite” it
was an instant classic!
The cover art came from who knows where, in the usual King fashion
I think he just saw it somewhere and dug it so that was that!
Jim Hunter kind of laid out a basic cover, sent it up to us, we
finalized it and sent it off! The 5 test pressings came back on
black vinyl, and I put together custom hand made sleeves for those
and gave them out to the band and I think Pritchard got one too
The picture sleeves were printed in Florida and designed to be
like little album covers (not fold over tender sleeves!), but
they came unassembled, so I had to buy a hot glue gun and sit
at the kitchen table and glue all 500 of those covers! As for
the vinyl, there were 100 pressed on a sort of red swirl vinyl
(it looks a little pink to me!), and then there are 400 on blue
swirl! There are a few in there that kind of turned purple too
when the vinyl mixed during production. No two are identical in
I got them finished right before the March Metal Meltdown in
NJ that year, so I took the first 100 out to the show with me
and had the band sign the covers! A great way to kick of the vinyl
adventure, this is the cornerstone of the Outlaw vinyl catalog
and one that I’m really proud of! Get one and read the inscription
in the matrix, it pretty much sums up the life of a metal vinyl
fiend! Thanks King!