Dean Blunt ‎– Black Metal

Rough Trade ‎– RTRADLP725
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, 180 gram


A1 Lush
A2 50 Cent
A3 Blow
A4 100
A5 Heavy
A6 Molly & Aquafina
B1 Forever
C1 X
C2 Punk
D1 Country
D2 Hush
D3 Mersh
D4 Grade

Companies, etc.


Black jacket & glossy paper sleeves, enclosed in a black PVC envelope.

PVC envelope has sticker on front upper lefthand corner:

PVC envelope has barcode sticker in the lower righthand corner:
8 83870 07251 9"

Jacket has "Parental Advisory Explicit Content" sticker.

Release comes with free download code on slip of glossy white paper:

Sleeve housing record 1 includes information printed inside at centre-bottom:
"℗ & © 2014 Rough Trade Records.
Track 1 Contains a sample from "For You." Performed by Big Star. Courtesy of Ardent Music, Llc.
Track 4 sample of The Pastels. "Over My Shoulder" Appears by Pleasure Of Fire Records. "

Track durations not present on this release. Song titles not present on this release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 883870072519
  • Matrix / Runout: RTRADLP725 BE64135-01 A1 ALLAH
  • Matrix / Runout: RTRADLP725 BE64135-01 B1 BORN
  • Matrix / Runout: RTRADLP725 BE64135-02 C1 CEE
  • Matrix / Runout: RTRADLP725 BE64135-02 D1 DIVINE

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RTRADDA725 Dean Blunt Black Metal(13xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Rough Trade RTRADDA725 UK 2014
RTRADCD725 Dean Blunt Black Metal(CD, Album) Rough Trade RTRADCD725 UK 2014 Sell This Version
none Dean Blunt Black Metal(CDr, Album, Copy Prot., Promo) Rough Trade none UK Unknown Sell This Version


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July 12, 2015

Sort of like Beck's folk type sounds, but more psychedelic and some tech added. Great album and great concept on the artwork. Though, a White Power Metal LP title would of.been more ironic.


June 13, 2015
Just an FYI. I bought a copy about 4 months ago and now it's got a lot of static on the vinyl. It's even spread to some of the other records I had sitting next to it. I say if you get a copy remove the outer PVC sleeve and store it somewhere away from your records. Real shame because I really liked the design of the packaging.


April 22, 2015
I would've been impressed if Dean had this pressed on white vinyl just to fuck with people.


December 29, 2014
The PVC is just an outer sleeve, (like a dust jacket), inside that is the cardboard sleeve with the two records in their respective paper sleeves. The PVC is definitely not touching the vinyl at all.


November 25, 2014

This is one of the prettiest records of the year. What does the black symbolize? Black vinyl, black PVC sleeve, no information. Blunts releases are progressively more emotive; sad, pretty. The lack of cover art - or, rather - the choose your own adventure that is pure black - is perfect. Imagine your own cover. Feelings.


November 3, 2014

I hate PVC plastic sleeves. They damage vinyl. I'm not sure if this black one is the type that does.... but you can usually tell by smelling it. It does smell of chemicals. I had a lot of PVC sleeves... and they ruined a few records. Not all I'm pleased to say.
The most recent was Silkie Purple Love (the purple vinyl one that came in a PVC sleeve).
The best thing you can do with PVC outer sleeves is throw them away. Polythene and polyethylene are ok by the way... its just the stout PVC that is bad. It combines with the vinyl record and creates cloudy/misty patches and degrades the sound. Many picture discs & coloured vinyl come in this type of sleeve.
Anyway - I'm not sure what to do with this Black Metal outer sleeve. Keeping it away from the actual record would be a start.