Candlelight Records USA, currently celebrating its five-year anniversary, has announced its limited edition vinyl series — finally making way to the Americas. These limited edition titles, previously unavailable for domestic distribution, are one-time pressings and for the American fan a must have for their artist collections. The first in the series, limited to 500 for the American marketplace, are set for release
April 4 and will include a picture disc version of 1349's debut album, "Liberation", and 2LP/gatefold pressing of their latest album "Hellfire" plus 2LP picture disc sets of OPETH's first three albums — "Orchid", "Morningrise" and "My Arms Your Hearse". Coming April 18 is the 2LP/colored vinyl pressing of the critically acclaimed "Isa" from ENSLAVED as well picture-disc versions of "Hatecrew Deathroll" and "Follow the Reaper" from CHILDREN OF BODOM. More titles are planned for the coming months.
Candlelight Records launched its American division January 2001. The company enjoyed its largest growth in 2005 and anticipates further growth in 2006. Upcoming releases for the label include the new EP from VADER ("The Art of War", in stores January 24), "Farsotstider" from THYRFING (in stores February 7; the band making their U.S. live debut this coming weekend at the Heathen Crusaders Festival), DAYLIGHT DIES label debut ("Dismantling Devotion", in stores March 7) as well new records from DISMEMBER, ZYKLON, ENSLAVED, KEEP OF KALESSIN, GORGOROTH, STARKWEATHER, ENTOMBED and more.
Back on Black is a U.K.-based vinyl-only label. The imprint has partnered with Candlelight Records USA to bring these limited edition titles to Stateside fans.