Anthrax, the White Stripes Among 2018 Cassette Store Day Releases

2018-10-06

Story and photo by Anne Erickson

Cassette Store Day is set for Oct. 13 and will celebrate the vintage music format

You’ve surely heard of Record Store Day, which celebrates the vinyl music format and independent music stores that offer it, but what what about Cassette Store Day? This year’s Cassette Store Day event, which honors — you guessed it — the cassette, is set for Oct. 13. It’s an offshoot of Record Store Day and, as with that event, offers special cassette releases available only in independent record shops.

Metal band Anthrax will release a cassette version of their latest album, 2016’s “For All Kings,” in conjunction with Cassette Store Day on Oct. 13 via Translation Loss Records. That album marked the band’s 11th studio record and first to feature guitarist Jon Donais. Anthrax spent much of his year on tour with Slayer for the band’s farewell tour alongside Lamb of God, Testament and Napalm Death

Jack White’s Third Man Records will also take part in Cassette Store Day by reissuing the initial three White Stripes albums — 1999’s self-titled debut, 2000’s De Stijl and 2001’s White Blood Cells — on cassette. All three albums were previously available during last year’s Cassette Store Day, and they’re being printed once again for this year’s event.

Additional 2018 Cassette Store Day releases include Slightly Stoopid’s “Everyday Life, Everyday People” (Stoopid Records/Business Records), the Skeletones’ self titled album (Nomad Eel Records), Frankie Cosmos’ “Zentrophy
Double Double Whammy,” Bird Streets’ self-titled album, Cold Fronts’ “Fantasy DuJour,” Chuck Strangers’ “Consumers Park,” Imaad Wasif’s “Great Eastern Sun” and J Dilla’s “Motor City” (Vintage Vibez), to name a few.

For the full list of 2018 Cassette Store Day releases and participating record stores, visit Cassette Store Day’s website.

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