Nuclear Blast

Nuclear Blast

Profile:
Independent company, specialised in metal and related music styles.
Founded in 1987 by Markus Staiger.
For all unofficial releases (bootlegs, counterfeits) that pretend to be releases of this label, use Nuclear Blast (2).

About NB and their different regional companies:

Nuclear Blast Europe – Label, Mailorder, Wholesale, Fulfilment Service and Distribution for several labels spread over the whole European continent. Placed in Donzdorf, Germany.

Nuclear Blast America – US Company with identical business tasks in cooperation with Century Media.

Nuclear Blast South America – In cooperation with Century Media.
Labelmanager: Gerard Werron
Email: gerard@nuclearblast.de
Phone: +55-11-30978117
Fax: +55-11-38161195
Rua Paolistania 407
BR 05440-000 Sao Paulo - SP -Metro Vila Magdalena

Label: Worldwide release and marketing of approx. 50 new releases per year.
Mailorder: Worldwide delivery of all kinds of Metal music (Gothic, Power, Death, Melodic Metal). Catalog includes more than 5.000 individual items (CDs, merchandise, videos, books and others) with 120.000+ customers all over the world.
Merchandise: Production and distribution of merchandise (shirts, longsleeves, caps, jackets and special merch) of the NB artists.
Radiation Records: A division for worldwide distribution of partner labels.
Service Fulfilment: Full pressservice for external customers, including production of CDs/LPs/Cassettes and merchandise.
Publishing: Contact for composers and songwriters, administration of artist’s legal purposes.

International Distribution Partners and Licensing:
Icarus Music (Argentina / Licensing)
RIOT! Distributors (Australia)
Edel Musica Vertriebs GmbH (Austria)
Suburban (4) (Belgium)
Paradoxx Music (Brazil / Licensing)
Golden Hill (Brazil/ Licensing)
Wizard (4) (Bulgaria / Licensing)
PHD (2) (Canada)
Cornucopia Entertainment (Columbia / Licensing)
Trolik D.O.O. (Croatia)
M.A.B. Records (Czech Republic / Slovakia)
Voice Music (2) (Denmark)
Spinefarm Records (Finland / Licensing)
M10 (France)
Nothing To Say / Replica Records (2) (France / Licensing)
Warner Music Germany (Germany)
Cosmic Storm (Greece)
S.U.L.Y. / Hammer Records (7) (Hungary)
Resswara Rodakreasi (Indonesia / Licensing)
Variant Music (Indonesia / Licensing)
M.M.I. (Israel)
Raven Music (Israel / Licensing)
Audioglobe (Italy)
Dies Irae (Brazil / Licensing)
Psychic Scream (Malaysia/Singapore / Licensing)
Suburban Records (Netherlands)
Tuba (Norway)
Mystic Production (Poland)
Mastertrax (Portugal)
Rocris Disc (Romania)
Art Music Group (Russia)
Irond (Russia / Licensing)
Mordor Records (2) (Slovenia)
Alter Ego (South Africa)
Dream On Records (South Korea / Licensing)
One Music (South Korea / Licensing)
Mastertrax (Spain)
Musikvertrieb AG (Switzerland)
Magnum Music (Taiwan / Licensing)
Siam Pacific (Thailand)
Atlantis Müzik (Turkey)
Plastic Head Distribution (UK)
Caroline Distribution (USA)

General info on cat.# and barcodes
A release by Nuclear Blast features at least 1 obvious cat.#. This catalogue number has the following format: NB XXXX-F and should be entered exactly as it appears on the release, including the 'NB' suffix.

XXXX is the catalogue number.
Note: Earlier releases might only have 3 digits.

F determines the format. This is not always consistent, but here is a general idea of what you might find:
-0 limited first edition (Digipak, O-Card, whatever) for both CD and DVD
-1 LP or other vinyl format
-2 jewelcase CD or promo CD, DVD, sometimes also used for the limited first edition
-3 video tape (VHS), now out of use
-4 tape (MC), now out of use
-5 box sets, limited mailorder editions, bonus CDs and DVDs (in general: limited bonus stuff)
-7 some vinyl 7”s carry this as format
-8 shape CDs (not all, however)
-9 picture vinyl (not all, however, esp. when the release was only available as a picture vinyl or comes with cover, you may find a –1 here)

Barcodes and formats:
As with most professional labels, the cat.# and barcode correspond. This makes it easier to track sold copies for charts, but results in the problem, that NB needs to use some other cat.# for internal purposes (manufacturing etc.), esp. to keep track of all the different editions they release. In fact, most releases since 2001 have another (“true” or internal) cat.# as stated in the barcode or on the back of the item. Be aware that it only goes for releases manufactured in Europe. Please check the back of your item for the “Manufactured in…” statement. “Manufactured in Germany (Europe)” is to be added here as well as “Manufactured in the US(A)”, but only the first might have an additional cat.#. American releases usually don’t have these special internal cat.# numbers!

The barcode for current NB CDs with cat.# higher than 1000 is 7 27361 XXXXF X.
Releases with a cat.# between NB 123 and NB 716 have a barcode pattern like 7 27361 6XXXF X.
Releases prior to NB 123 have a barcode that differs from their cat.# (e.g. NB 033 is 7 27361 6009FX).
Releases between NB 090 and NB 123 can have a barcode like 7 27361 68XXF X.

Beware: Barcodes between 717 and 999 (pattern 7 27361 6XXXF X) are most likely distribution codes of records that were distributed by Nuclear Blast, so their are not to be listed under Nuclear Blast, but their real label. Since Radiation Records is the distribution division of Nuclear Blast, you can add this code there, but in general the Discogs rules state something different: No addition of distribution codes.

There are only 10 releases known between 856 and 865 that were later released on NB.
NB 856 Therion - Deggial CD (10 track version without “O Fortuna”)
NB 857 Various - Nuclear Blast black box 5xCD
NB 858 Dimmu Borgir - World Misanthropy MCD/12” (also bonus CD from the limited DVD)
NB 859 Primal Fear - Black Sun CD (promo snipped version)
NB 860 (unknown)
NB 861 Crystal Ball - Look In My Eyes MCD (rare item, seems to be used for promo in Switzerland only)
NB 862 Various - News from NB 7 CD
NB 863 (unknown)
NB 864 PrimeSth - I Don’t Envy You MCD (promo only)
NB 865 PrimeSth - I’m Stupid (Don’t Worry ‘bout Me) MCD (promo only)

How to add a new release correctly
Please use the cat.# derived from the barcode (with the format NB XXXX-F) as the primary cat.#. In addition to that, add the internal cat.# as a second cat.# (maybe also a third, fourth one etc., in case the release has more than 2 discs).
General suggestion: Please add the barcode in the notes of the release.

To know what the internal number is, read and understand and try out the following:
CD, DVD: Turn the disc, and try to read the inprints in the silver inner ring. There should be a statement like NB XXX-F or XXXX-F. This is the internal cat.#. and the internal format type. Sometimes you might find inconsistent information in the barcode, on the backside and on the the CD label. Stick to the silver side information.
CDs released since 2001 will also have a manufacturing code from Technicolor in Luxemburg that reads like LUXXXXX with some additional digits. These are manufacturing codes and not cat.#s. Feel free to put them in the notes.
Up to the release of Hypocrisy’s “10 Years of chaos and confusion” on 30.07.2001, NB had their CDs manufactured by DOCData in Berlin, Germany. You can identify this easily on the silver side of the disc, sometimes you will find a statement like BOD (meaning Berlin Optical Disc) which is the same as DOCData.
Nuclear Blast had made some test items via Technicolor prior to the aforementioned release:
Code 5445 NB 411 S.O.D. Bigger Than The Devil CD (Limited edition)
Code 5601 NB 398 Therion Crowning Of Atlantis
Code 15026 NB 560 Children Of Bodom Follow The Reaper CD
Code 15619 NB 514 Narnia Desert Land CD

LP: All releases since 1997 might(!) have a different cat.# than what the barcode indicates. Try to read the engraved part of the vinyl (the small ring next to the label) and you will maybe find a statement like NB XXXX-X.
Some records since 2002 only have a manufacturing code; in this case you should stick to the cat.# derived from the barcode.

Labelcode: LC 07027 / LC 7027
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Contact Info:
Germany:

Oeschstrasse 40
73072 Donzdorf Germany
Tel. (+49) 7162 92800
E-mail: info@nuclearblast.de

United States:

P.O. Box 43618
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Tel. (215) 923-0770
Fax. (215) 923-9166
E-mail: mail@nuclearblast-usa.com
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
001 Various Senseless Death(LP, Comp, Ltd, Whi) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast 001 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
002 Condemned? Humanoid Or Biomechanoid?(LP, Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast 002 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
2M065 Symphony X Iconoclast(2xCD, Album, Dig) 2M Producciones 2M065 Argentina 2011 Sell This Version
2M082 Biohazard Reborn In Defiance(CD) Nuclear Blast, 2M Producciones 2M082 Argentina 2012 Sell This Version
004 Cancerous Growth (2) Late For The Grave(12", Album, RE) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast, Ax/ction Records, Ax/ction Records 004 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
017 Exodus (6) Blood In Blood Out(CD, Album) Nuclear Blast 017 Argentina 2014 Sell This Version
036 Benediction The Grotesque / Ashen Epitaph(Cass, EP, S/Sided) Morbid Noizz Productions 036 Poland 1994 Sell This Version
037 Disharmonic Orchestra Expositionsprophylaxe(CD, Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast 037 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
038 CD Atrocity Hallucinations(CD, Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast 038 CD Germany 1990 Sell This Version
041 Pyogenesis Waves Of Erotasia(Cass, EP) Morbid Noizz Productions 041 Poland 1994 Sell This Version
042 Gorefest / Amorphis Gorefest / Amorphis - Fear / Black Winter Day(Cass, EP, Comp) Morbid Noizz Productions 042 Poland 1995 Sell This Version
044 Horde (2) Hellig Usvart(Cass, Album) Morbid Noizz Productions 044 Poland 1995 Sell This Version
045 Pyogenesis Sweet X-Rated Nothings(Cass, Album) Morbid Noizz Productions 045 Poland 1994 Sell This Version
045 MC Chronical Diarrhoea The Last Judgement(Cass, Album) Nuclear Blast 045 MC Germany 1991 Sell This Version
052 CD Pungent Stench Been Caught Buttering (Album) 052 CD Germany 1991 Sell This Version
53A Narnia Awakening(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Angel's Of Hell Records 53A Russia Unknown Sell This Version
054 Therion Lepaca Kliffoth(Cass, Album) Morbid Noizz Productions 054 Poland 1995 Sell This Version
058 Rhapsody Of Fire The Frozen Tears Of Angels (CD, Album, Promo) Nuclear Blast 058 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
060 Lacrimosa Inferno(Cass, Album) Morbid Noizz Productions 060 Poland 1995 Sell This Version
060 Lacrimosa Inferno (Cass, Comp, Maxi) Morbid Noizz Productions 060 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
065 Meshuggah Destroy Erase Improve(Cass, Album) Morbid Noizz Productions 065 Poland 1995 Sell This Version
074 Amorphis Tales From The Thousand Lakes(Cass, Album) Morbid Noizz Productions 074 Poland 1995 Sell This Version
074 EverEve Stormbirds(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Predator (2) 074 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
075 Gorefest Erase / False(Cass, Comp) Morbid Noizz Productions 075 Poland 1995 Sell This Version
081 Pyogenesis Twinaleblood(Cass, Album) Morbid Noizz Productions 081 Poland 1995 Sell This Version
108 Warlord U.K. Maximum Carnage(Cass, Album) Morbid Noizz Productions 108 Poland 1996 Sell This Version
109 Serpent In The Garden Of Serpent(Cass, Album) Morbid Noizz Productions 109 Poland 1996 Sell This Version
111 Crimson Relic Purgatory's Reign(Cass, Album) Morbid Noizz Productions 111 Poland 1996 Sell This Version
120 Various Beauty In Darkness(Cass, Comp) Morbid Noizz Productions 120 Poland 1996 Sell This Version
122 Crematory Illusions(Cass, Album) Morbid Noizz Productions 122 Poland 1996 Sell This Version
126 Amorphis Elegy(Cass, Album) Morbid Noizz Productions 126 Poland 1996 Sell This Version
0132-2 Accept Best Of(CD, Comp) Nuclear Blast 0132-2 Ukraine 2009 Sell This Version
136 Therion Theli(Cass, Album) Morbid Noizz Productions 136 Poland 1996 Sell This Version
138 Kataklysm Temple Of Knowledge (Kataklysm Part III)(Cass, Album) Morbid Noizz Productions 138 Poland 1996 Sell This Version
141 Brutality In Mourning(Cass, Album) Morbid Noizz Productions 141 Poland 1996 Sell This Version
155 Pyogenesis / Gorefest Pyogenesis / Gorefest - Love Nation Sugarhead / Freedom(Cass, EP, Comp) Morbid Noizz Productions 155 Poland 1996 Sell This Version
162 The Abyss (2) Summon The Beast(Cass, Album) Morbid Noizz Productions 162 Poland 1996 Sell This Version
163 Monstrosity Millennium(Cass, Album) Morbid Noizz Productions 163 Poland 1996 Sell This Version
166 Dreadful Shadows Buried Again(Cass, Album) Morbid Noizz Productions 166 Poland 1996 Sell This Version
173 Evereve Seasons(Cass, Album) Morbid Noizz Productions 173 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
175 Pyogenesis Unpop(Cass, Album) Morbid Noizz Productions 175 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
176 Pain (3) Pain(Cass, Album) Morbid Noizz Productions 176 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
180 Darkseed Spellcraft(Cass, Album) Morbid Noizz Productions 180 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
0190-2 Rage (6) Best Of(CD, Comp) Nuclear Blast 0190-2 Ukraine 2009 Sell This Version
198 Dimmu Borgir Enthrone Darkness Triumphant(Cass, Album) Morbid Noizz Productions 198 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
202 Therion A'arab Zaraq Lucid Dreaming(Cass, Album) Morbid Noizz Productions 202 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
203 Night In Gales Towards The Twilight(Cass) Morbid Noizz Productions 203 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
204 HammerFall Glory To The Brave(Cass, Album) Morbid Noizz Productions 204 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
207 Dismember Death Metal(Cass, Album) Morbid Noizz Productions 207 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
211 Crematory Awake(Cass, Album) Morbid Noizz Productions 211 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
213 Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects Sol Niger Within(Cass, Album) Morbid Noizz Productions 213 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
216 Dimmu Borgir For All Tid(Cass, Album, RM) Morbid Noizz Productions 216 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
220 Hypocrisy The Final Chapter(Cass, Album) Morbid Noizz Productions 220 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
231 In Flames Whoracle(Cass, Album) Morbid Noizz Productions 231 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
424A967033 Gotthard Homegrown - Alive In Lugano(CD, Album + DVD) Nuclear Blast 424A967033 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
511 Primal Fear Primal Fear(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Angel's Of Hell Records 511 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
515-3 Stratovarius Infinite Visions(VHS) Nuclear Blast 515-3 US 2000 Sell This Version
563 Dimmu Borgir Spiritual Black Dimensions(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Angel's Of Hell Records 563 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
612 Satyricon Rebel Extravaganza(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Angel's Of Hell Records 612 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
665 Accept Blood Of The Nations(CD, Album) Icarus Music 665 Argentina 2010 Sell This Version
834 Gotthard Homegrown - Alive In Lugano(CD, Album + DVD) Icarus Music 834 Argentina 2011 Sell This Version
933 Accept Stalingrad (Brothers In Death)(CD, Album) Icarus Music 933 Argentina 2012 Sell This Version
994 Gotthard Firebirth(CD, Album) Icarus Music 994 Argentina 2012 Sell This Version
1010-4 Night In Gales Nailwork(Cass) VMP 1010-4 Malaysia 2000 Sell This Version
1032-2 Kataklysm Shadows & Dust(CD, Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast 1032-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
1225-2 Primal Fear Devil's Ground(CD, Album) Nuclear Blast 1225-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
1230-2 Hypocrisy The Arrival(CD, Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast 1230-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
1401-2 All Shall Perish Hate.Malice.Revenge(CD, Album) Nuclear Blast 1401-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
1552-2 Immortal Live at BB Kings Club New York 2003: Official Bootleg(DVD-V, Promo) Nuclear Blast 1552-2 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
1679-9 Nightwish End Of An Era(DVD) Nuclear Blast 1679-9 US 2007 Sell This Version
1718-2 Malevolent Creation Doomsday X(CD, Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast 1718-2 US 2007 Sell This Version
1862-2 Dimmu Borgir In Sorte Diaboli(CD, Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast 1862-2 US 2007 Sell This Version
1938-2 Exodus (6) The Atrocity Exhibition - Exhibit A(CD, Album, Sli) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast 1938-2 US 2007 Sell This Version
2005-2 Testament (2) The Formation Of Damnation(2xCD, Dlx) Nuclear Blast 2005-2 US 2009 Sell This Version
2009-2 After Forever After Forever Sampler(CD, Smplr, Promo) Nuclear Blast 2009-2 US 2007 Sell This Version
2010-2 Meshuggah obZen Sampler(CD, Smplr, Promo) Nuclear Blast 2010-2 US 2008 Sell This Version
2040-2 Hypocrisy Penetralia / Osculum Obscenum (Re-Mastered + Live-Bonus)(2xCD, Comp, RE, RM) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast 2040-2 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
2055-2 Death Angel (2) / Arsis (2) Death Angel (2) / Arsis (2) - Sampler(CD, Smplr, Promo) Nuclear Blast 2055-2 US 2008 Sell This Version
2115-2 Kataklysm Prevail (Album) 2115-2 US 2008 Sell This Version
2148-2 Keep Of Kalessin Kolossus(CD, Album + DVD) Nuclear Blast 2148-2 US 2008 Sell This Version
2157-2 Testament (2), Kataklysm Testament (2), Kataklysm - Sampler(CD, Promo, Smplr, Sli) Nuclear Blast 2157-2 US 2008 Sell This Version
2170-2 All Shall Perish Awaken The Dreamers (Album) 2170-2 US 2008 Sell This Version
2173-2 Candlemass Lucifer Rising(CD, Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast 2173-2 US 2008 Sell This Version
2231-9 Nightwish End Of An Era(Blu-ray) Nuclear Blast 2231-9 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
2276-2 Cathedral The Guessing Game(2xCD, Album) Nuclear Blast, Platinum (5) 2276-2 Thailand 2010 Sell This Version
2302-2 Suffocation Blood Oath(CD, Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast 2302-2 US 2009 Sell This Version
2303-2 Immortal All Shall Fall(CD, Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast 2303-2 US 2009 Sell This Version
2332-2 Death Angel (2) Sonic German Beatdown - Live In Germany(CD, Album) Nuclear Blast 2332-2 US 2009 Sell This Version
2345-2 Epica (2) Design Your Universe(CD, Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast 2345-2 US 2009 Sell This Version
2346-2 Scar Symmetry Dark Matter Dimensions(CD, Album) Nuclear Blast 2346-2 US 2009 Sell This Version
2348-1 Dimmu Borgir Abrahadabra(2xLP, Album, Ltd, 180) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast 2348-1 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
2348-2 Dimmu Borgir Abrahadabra (Album) 2348-2 US 2010 Sell This Version
2389-1 World Under Blood Tactical(LP, Album, Vom) Nuclear Blast 2389-1 US 2013 Sell This Version
2389-2 World Under Blood Tactical(CD, Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast 2389-2 US 2011 Sell This Version
2474-1 Arsis (2) Starve For The Devil(LP, Album, Ltd, Red) Nuclear Blast 2474-1 US 2010 Sell This Version
2474-2 Arsis (2) Starve For The Devil(CD, Album) Nuclear Blast 2474-2 US 2010 Sell This Version
2481-2 Unleashed As Yggdrasil Trembles(CD, Album, Dig) Nuclear Blast 2481-2 US 2010 Sell This Version
2486-2 Sonata Arctica Live In Finland(2xDVD + 2xCD) Nuclear Blast 2486-2 US 2011 Sell This Version
2509-1 Testament (2) Dark Roots Of Earth(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Gol) Nuclear Blast 2509-1 US 2012 Sell This Version
2511-9 Immortal The Seventh Date Of Blashyrkh(CD, Album + DVD-V, NTSC) Nuclear Blast 2511-9 US 2010 Sell This Version

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GoatMilker

GoatMilker

December 9, 2015
as for the LP's, I didn't make the direct comparison, but the LP's from amazon are so powerful and clean, it's crazy, but the LP's from the other official genuine companies all sounds inferior.
GoatMilker

GoatMilker

December 9, 2015
edited 12 days ago
Well, It's only another deception from what I found. http://www.nuclearblast.de/en/ only sells Fake CD's, Fake LP's, Fake blu ray's and fake DVD's. I ordered U.D.O. - steelhammer - AFM 440-2 (2013) both from amazon dot com themselves, not an affiliated seller of amazon and the same CD from nuclear blast, the web site I mentioned in the first paragraph. The print in the booklet and the CD print from amazon is clearer, less dark, and more details in the faces, in the fire etc. For the Sound, as usual, I eliminated the placebo effect by interchanging the folders that contains the .wav files, by putting them in details, and hidding the last letter, then pressing: sort by: name, 15 to 30 times, then play folders. It took around 10-15 minutes to be ready to put my hundred dollar bill on the table. The first is the genuine, the second is the fake. 100% sure. Verification: the first was the one from amazon dot com LLC. Note, for the sound, We have a more powerful, cleaner, more detailed sound from amazon than the one from nuclear blast, using the same ripping program, and only high end sound equipment, including the Sennheiser's HD800's. As for the other official companies that does fakes, and that 1 of their fake CD's broke on me only after 15 years, Nuclear Blast is no exception, and sells only silver CD-R as an immitation and those don't last 300 years. More like 15 to 40 years, so that you can't pass them to a Heir, those who will be forced to re-buy the entire collection, and fake again. You're welcome.
Also, They could change their website because of this comment, this is from 2015, and make the test yourself, and take all your time.
Update: I - Between two Worlds - non-remaster 2006 CD directly from http://shop.nuclearblast.com/ (label: Nuclear Blast CD) Versus
I - Between two Worlds - non-remaster 2006 CD directly from amazon.de EU Sarl Themselves (Not an affiliated seller of amazon.de) (Label is Nuclear Blast):
The nuclear blast One is a fake. The amazon one produces more details, more resonance, more clarity, and of course gives a lot more sensations. 2 identical dvd-rw linked to the receiver.
knewknew

knewknew

February 15, 2013
edited over 2 years ago
ltd ltd ltd, blah blah blah. Sorry, but I call BS. Unless the label (Nuclear Blast) is willing to tell us factual pressing numbers on their releases, none of this so called 'limited' edition crap is actually limited. This reeks of marketing hype.