GZ Media

GZ Media

Profil:
Czech company, vinyl, tape, CD and DVD manufacturer, operating under this name since 1 January 2014.
Successor to Gramofonové Závody (Gramophone Record Factory) and GZ Digital Media
Vinyl manufacture in Loděnice has taken place continuously since 1951. GZ temporarily used the internal trademark “GZ V!nyl”, also known as “GZ Vinyl”. Sometimes credited with a “www.gzvinyl.com” stamp in the vinyl runout area.

Vinyl matrix schemes
######X~/Z or ######X~~/Z
“X” = format
“~” = side number
“Z” = galvanoplasty

Main vinyl formats
E = stereo, 12", 33⅓ RPM
F = stereo, 10", 33⅓ RPM
G = stereo, 7" EP, 45 RPM
H = stereo, 7", 45 RPM
M = stereo, 12", 45 RPM
N = stereo, 10", 45 RPM
O = stereo, 7", 33⅓ RPM

CD matrix scheme
X#####
“X” = year of matrix manufacturing
A=2014, B=2015, C=2016, D=2017, E=2018 etc.

CD matrix will be stored for 2 years, i.e. any represses in that time window will bear the same number.
If the original CD matrix was damaged, a new one will be created with a new number.
Note that the CD matrix year codes “A”, “B”, “C“, etc. were already in use since 1989 by Gramofonové Závody and continued up to “Z” in 2013 by GZ Digital Media.


How to
Use this entity to list releases manufactured in 2014 or later only. All releases manufactured (and released) in 2013 or earlier should be listed under GZ Digital Media or Gramofonové Závody respectively. 115067E matrix number is known to had been made still in 2013: for this reason, 2014 releases that carry a matrix number lower than 115067E should be listed under GZ Digital Media because they were still made in 2013.
• When another company (such as Pirates Press and www.gzvinyl.com) is etched into the runouts alongside the GZ Media matrix number, a Manufactured By credit for that company should be added in addition to the Pressed By credit for GZ Media.
• Please refer to Precision Record Pressing when an additional etched number starting with 10- (example 10-83451) appears in the runouts alongside the GZ Media matrix number.

LCCN how-to
Vinyl: Enter numbers and the letter only. For example: 130500E, with role: Pressed By
CD: only the “X#####” string should be entered, without any “GZ” prefix or any optional suffix.

Note about the vinyl matrix numbering (Source)
"The so called matrix (stamper) numbers are not exactly matrix (stamper) numbers, but metal parts numbers - either for metal mothers or DMM copper plates. Therefore /A or /B indexes. Every copper plate cut (or a mother plate produced from a lacquer) receives an unique number consisting of a "premaster" number (e.g. 97460E1) and an index of cutting (mother producing), e.g. /B means a second DMM cut and /C means a third DMM cut. Or a lacquer cut. For lacquer technology or for externally supplied copper plates (e.g. from Abbey Road studios) where the 3-step technology has to be used it is more complicated as there may be additional indexes - /B would still be the first mother produced from a second lacquer (father/master). /B1 would be a second mother produced from the second lacquer/father, /C3 would be a fourth mother produced from a third lacquer/father etc."
Sublabel
Kontakt::
GZ Media, a.s.
Tovární 340, 267 12 Loděnice, Czech Republic
VAT# CZ27380068
Seiten:
Kat.-Nr.  Künstler Titel (Format) Label Kat.-Nr.  Land Jahr
18D822E Touched On The Raw Plattencover Kriistal Ann Touched On The Raw(LP, Album, Ltd, Whi) Wave Records (4), Werkstatt Recordings 18D822E Brazil 2019 Diese Version verkaufen
112GONE Order Of Operation Plattencover Ausmuteants Order Of Operation(LP, Album) Goner Records 112GONE US 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
14.2 Kraftwerk Plattencover Alien To The System Kraftwerk(CD, Album) Awesome Kickass Records 14.2 Germany 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
168D34M Through Lunar Gateways Plattencover Ars Magna Umbrae Through Lunar Gateways(12", MiniAlbum, Ltd, Cle) Flesh Vessel 168D34M US 2018 Diese Version verkaufen
181D75E Symphonic Ballads Plattencover Laco Deczi Symphonic Ballads(LP, Ltd, Num) Not On Label 181D75E Czech Republic 2018 Diese Version verkaufen
4209 Cold Like War Plattencover We Came As Romans Cold Like War(LP, Album, Ltd, Bee) SharpTone 4209 USA & Canada 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
11194B Astral Body Live Plattencover Between the Buried and Me Astral Body Live(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Ltd) Not On Label (Between The Buried And Me Self-released) 11194B US 2013 Diese Version verkaufen
12852O Todo Se Derrumba Plattencover R.O.B.O. (2) Todo Se Derrumba(LP) Beat Generation, Blondes Must Die Records 12852O Spain 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
13590E Jackson Sisters Plattencover Jackson Sisters Jackson Sisters(LP, Album, RE) Polydor, Universal Music, Polydor 13590E Japan 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
14016E Vomiting Blasphemies Over The World Plattencover Impurity (2) / Sex Messiah Impurity (2) / Sex Messiah - Vomiting Blasphemies Over The World(LP) Nuclear War Now! Productions 14016E US 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
14061E Vomiting Blasphemies Over The World Plattencover Impurity (2) / Sex Messiah Impurity (2) / Sex Messiah - Vomiting Blasphemies Over The World(LP, Red) Nuclear War Now! Productions 14061E US 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
14263E II Plattencover Lasten Hautausmaa II(LP, Album, Ltd, Bla) Svart Records 14263E Finland 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
14851E A Fever You Can't Sweat Out Plattencover Panic! At The Disco A Fever You Can't Sweat Out(LP, Album, RE) Decaydance, Fueled By Ramen 14851E US 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
17406E Jérusalem Plattencover Alpha Blondy & The Wailers Alpha Blondy & The Wailers - Jérusalem(LP, Album, RE) Wagram Music 17406E France 2018 Diese Version verkaufen
17746E Nexus Of Teeth Plattencover Hyperdontia (2) Nexus Of Teeth (Album) 17746E UK 2018 Diese Version verkaufen
18289 Strangers From The Far East Plattencover Khana Bierbood Strangers From The Far East(LP, Album, Ltd, Hea) Guruguru Brain 18289 Netherlands 2019 Diese Version verkaufen
18449DE Avocationals Plattencover Benoît Honoré Pioulard*, Sean Curtis Patrick Benoît Honoré Pioulard*, Sean Curtis Patrick - Avocationals(LP, Album, Ltd) Beacon Sound 18449DE US 2019 Diese Version verkaufen
48371E Pulver Plattencover Lifelover Pulver(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Tra) Osmose Productions 48371E France 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
54191E Post Plattencover Björk Post(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RP, Pin) One Little Indian 54191E UK 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
54192E Homogenic Plattencover Björk Homogenic(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RP, Gre) One Little Indian 54192E UK 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
55253E Si Monvmentvm Reqvires, Circvmspice. Plattencover Deathspell Omega Si Monvmentvm Reqvires, Circvmspice.(2xLP, Album, RP) Norma Evangelium Diaboli 55253E France 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
55740H 2 Librans Plattencover The Fall 2 Librans(7", S/Sided, Single, Ltd) Cog Sinister 55740H UK 2004 Diese Version verkaufen
56662E Debut Plattencover Björk Debut(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RP, Bei) One Little Indian 56662E UK 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
57374H Bad Move / Why Not? Plattencover Dale Crover Bad Move / Why Not? 57374H US 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
57567H Eye To Eye Plattencover Blood Red Shoes Eye To Eye(Flexi, Shape, S/Sided, Red) Jazz Life (2) 57567H UK 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
63967E What It Meant - The Complete Discography Plattencover Judge What It Meant - The Complete Discography(2xLP, Comp, RP, Blu) Revelation Records (8) 63967E US 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
69282E Reflections Of The Solstice Plattencover Goatlord Reflections Of The Solstice (Album) 69282E US 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
69310E The Last Sodomy Of Mary Plattencover Goatlord The Last Sodomy Of Mary (Comp) 69310E US 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
70073M The Always Open Mouth Plattencover Fear Before The March Of Flames The Always Open Mouth 70073M US 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
71003E Fallen Angel Of Doom Plattencover Blasphemy (2) Fallen Angel Of Doom (Album) 71003E USA & Canada 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
71567E Mare Vitalis Plattencover The Appleseed Cast Mare Vitalis(2xLP, Album, Club, Ltd, Num, RE, RP, Bla) Graveface Records 71567E US 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
72022E Self-Titled & Above The Earth, Below The Sky Plattencover If These Trees Could Talk Self-Titled & Above The Earth, Below The Sky(LP, EP, RP, Cle + LP, Album, RP, Cle + Comp, Ltd) The Mylene Sheath 72022E US 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
72245E Surreal Folk Blues Gospel Trash Vol 1 Plattencover Reverend Beat-Man Surreal Folk Blues Gospel Trash Vol 1(LP, Album, RE + CD, Album) Voodoo Rhythm, Voodoo Rhythm 72245E Switzerland 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
74176E Live The Storm Plattencover Disfear Live The Storm(LP, Album, RP) La Familia Releases, Disfear Records 74176E Sweden 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
75040E Dandelion Gum Plattencover Black Moth Super Rainbow Dandelion Gum(2xLP, Album, Club, Num, RE, RP, Cle) Graveface Records 75040E US 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
75331 Helen Of Troy Plattencover John Cale Helen Of Troy(LP, Album, RE, 180) Vinyl Lovers 75331 Europe 2008 Diese Version verkaufen
75990E Warning Device Plattencover Teenage Bottlerocket Warning Device(LP, Album, RE, RP, S/Edition, Yel) Red Scare 75990E US 2018 Diese Version verkaufen
76631E Buried Death Plattencover Coffins Buried Death(LP, Album, RP, Ele) 20 Buck Spin 76631E US 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
78733E Use Your Illusion II Plattencover Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion II (Album) 78733E USA & Europe 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
79123M Red Album Plattencover Baroness Red Album (Album) 79123M US 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
80439M Bambule Plattencover Absolute Beginner Bambule(2xLP, Album, RP) Buback, Universal 80439M Germany 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
80505E Little Girl Blue Plattencover Nina Simone Little Girl Blue(LP, Album, RE, RP, 180) DOL 80505E Europe 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
80827E The Brondesbury Road Tapes (1968) Plattencover Giles Giles & Fripp* The Brondesbury Road Tapes (1968)(LP, Album, RM, RP, 180) Tiger Bay 80827E UK 2018 Diese Version verkaufen
81038E Nerve Damage Plattencover Tragedy Nerve Damage(LP, Album, RE, RP) Tragedy Records 81038E Europe 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
81177E Mexican Summer: A Decade Deeper Plattencover Various Mexican Summer: A Decade Deeper(LP, Comp, Ltd) Mexican Summer 81177E US 2018 Diese Version verkaufen
81720E Origin Of Symmetry Plattencover Muse Origin Of Symmetry(2xLP, Album, RE, RP) Warner Bros. Records, Helium 3 81720E Europe 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
81812M Africa Plattencover Weezer Africa(7", Shape, Ltd, Pic) Crush Music (2) 81812M USA & Europe 2018 Diese Version verkaufen
82154H The Drag / Maria Stacks Plattencover Thee Oh Sees / Ty Segall Thee Oh Sees / Ty Segall - The Drag / Maria Stacks(7", Single, Ltd, RP) Castle Face 82154H US 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
82284E Black Holes And Revelations Plattencover Muse Black Holes And Revelations(LP, Album, RE, RP, 180) Warner Bros. Records, Helium 3 82284E Europe 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
82410E Colossus:  The Discography Plattencover Citizens Arrest Colossus: The Discography(2xLP, Comp, Ltd, RM, RP, Blu) Cell, Fortress Records (2), Old Hardcore Records 82410E US 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
82518E If I Had My Way, I'd Tear The Building Down Plattencover Blind Willie Johnson If I Had My Way, I'd Tear The Building Down(LP, Comp, RE) Jeanne Dielman 82518E Italy 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
82661E Kruzifixxion Plattencover Katharsis (3) Kruzifixxion(LP, Album, RP) Norma Evangelium Diaboli, Norma Evangelium Diaboli 82661E France 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
82728M Tertia Plattencover Caspian (3) Tertia(2x12", Album, Ltd, RP) The Mylene Sheath 82728M US 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
82897E Flash Plattencover The Moving Sidewalks Flash(LP, Album, RE, RP, Pin) Klimt Records 82897E France 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
82977E Imperial F.F.R.R. Plattencover Unrest (2) Imperial F.F.R.R.(LP, Album, RE, RP, Whi) Teenbeat 82977E US 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
83455M Blue Record Plattencover Baroness Blue Record (Album) 83455M US 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
83668E Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! Plattencover Devo Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!(LP, Album, RE, Yel) Warner Bros. Records 83668E US 2009 Diese Version verkaufen
83703E Panzerfaust Plattencover Darkthrone Panzerfaust(LP, Album, RE, RP, Gat) Back On Black 83703E UK 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
83977E True Grit Outtakes Plattencover Cock Sparrer True Grit Outtakes(LP, Album, RE, RP, Bla) Pirates Press Records 83977E US 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
84366E Desecration Of The Holy Kingdom Plattencover Black Witchery Desecration Of The Holy Kingdom(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic, RE) Nuclear War Now! Productions 84366E US 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
84929E Twilight Of The Gods Plattencover Bathory Twilight Of The Gods(2xLP, Album, RE, RP, 180) Black Mark Production 84929E Sweden 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
84931E Blood Fire Death Plattencover Bathory Blood Fire Death(LP, Album, RE, RP, 180) Black Mark Production 84931E Sweden 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
84982E Totality Plattencover Rites Of Thy Degringolade Totality(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Nuclear War Now! Productions 84982E US 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
85215H Chemical Upgrade / The Contortionist Plattencover Tony Sly / Joey Cape Tony Sly / Joey Cape - Chemical Upgrade / The Contortionist(7", RP, Tan) Fat Wreck Chords 85215H US 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
85705E Battles In The North Plattencover Immortal Battles In The North(LP, Album, RE, RP, Whi) Osmose Productions 85705E France 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
85707E Pure Holocaust Plattencover Immortal Pure Holocaust(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RP, Whi) Osmose Productions 85707E France 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
86506E Shotgun Justice Plattencover Razor (2) Shotgun Justice (Album) 86506E Germany 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
86858M Spectral Arms Plattencover Death Sentence: Panda! Spectral Arms(LP) Explorerist International 86858M US 2009 Diese Version verkaufen
87124E Blizzard Beasts Plattencover Immortal Blizzard Beasts(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RP) Osmose Productions 87124E France 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
88140E Fleet Foxes Plattencover Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes (Album, EP) 88140E Europe 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
88357E At The Heart Of Winter Plattencover Immortal At The Heart Of Winter (Album) 88357E France 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
88359E Damned In Black Plattencover Immortal Damned In Black(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RP) Osmose Productions 88359E France 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
88994E Inception (Music From The Motion Picture) Plattencover Hans Zimmer Inception (Music From The Motion Picture)(LP, RP, Cle) Reprise Records, WaterTower Music 88994E US 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
89024E On Pestilent Winds... Plattencover Excoriate On Pestilent Winds...(LP, Album, RE, RP, Bla) Sepulchral Voice Records 89024E Germany 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
89107E In The City Plattencover Chromatics In The City (EP) 89107E US 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
89362E Entreat Plus Plattencover The Cure Entreat Plus(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, RP, 180) Polydor, Fiction Records, Universal Music Catalogue 89362E Europe 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
89420E Paracletus Plattencover Deathspell Omega Paracletus(LP, Ltd, RE, RP, 180) Norma Evangelium Diaboli 89420E France 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
89776E Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Plattencover Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Album) 89776E Europe 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
89777E Black Sabbath Technical Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE, RM, RP, TP) Sanctuary Records, Sanctuary Records 89777E UK & Europe 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
89785E Black Sabbath Vol 4 Plattencover Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Vol 4(LP, Album, RE, RP, Gat + CD, Album, RE) Sanctuary, BMG, Vertigo 89785E Europe 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
90128E Batman And Robin Plattencover The Sensational Guitars Of Dan & Dale Batman And Robin(LP, Album, RE, 180) DOL 90128E Europe 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
90530E O Amor, O Sorriso E A Flor Plattencover João Gilberto O Amor, O Sorriso E A Flor(LP, Album, RM, 180) Doxy 90530E Europe 2010 Diese Version verkaufen
90553E Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L. Plattencover Absu Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L. (Album) 90553E US 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
90585E Night Walks Plattencover Hidden Orchestra Night Walks(2xLP, Album, RP) Denovali Records 90585E Germany 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
91696E War.Cult.Supremacy Plattencover Conqueror (2) War.Cult.Supremacy(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic) Nuclear War Now! Productions 91696E US 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
92305E Arzachel Plattencover Arzachel Arzachel(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RP, Whi) Klimt Records, Klimt Records 92305E Europe 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
92942E Electric Guitar: One Plattencover Emma Ruth Rundle Electric Guitar: One(LP, Album, Ltd, RP, Tra) Errant Child Recordings 92942E US 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
92950E Easter Everywhere Plattencover 13th Floor Elevators Easter Everywhere(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, RP, Gol) Charly Records, International Artists, International Artists 92950E UK 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
92956E Diabolus Absconditus / Mass Grave Aesthetics Plattencover Deathspell Omega Diabolus Absconditus / Mass Grave Aesthetics(LP, Comp, RP) Norma Evangelium Diaboli 92956E France 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
93031M ...On The Subject Of Mortality Plattencover Panopticon (6) ...On The Subject Of Mortality(2x12", Album, Ltd, RP) Flenser Records 93031M US 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
93117E Unorthodox Plattencover Edge Of Sanity Unorthodox(LP, Album, RE, RP, Yel) Black Mark Production 93117E Sweden 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
93658E No One Gets Lost Anymore Plattencover The Smith Street Band No One Gets Lost Anymore(LP, Album, RP, Gre) Asian Man Records 93658E Australia 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
93917E With His Hot And Blue Guitar Plattencover Johnny Cash With His Hot And Blue Guitar (Album) 93917E Europe 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
93919E Sings Hank Williams Plattencover Johnny Cash Sings Hank Williams(LP, Album, RE, 180) DOL 93919E Europe 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
94033E Runaljod - Gap Var Ginnunga Plattencover Wardruna Runaljod - Gap Var Ginnunga(2xLP, Album, RE, RP) Indie Recordings 94033E Norway 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
94306E Psycho (The Original Film Score) Plattencover Bernard Herrmann Psycho (The Original Film Score)(LP, Album, Mono, RE, Red) DOL 94306E Europe 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
94554M Smoko At The Pet Food Factory Plattencover Frenzal Rhomb Smoko At The Pet Food Factory(12", Album, RP, Red) Fat Wreck Chords 94554M US 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
94741E Quadrophenia Plattencover The Who Quadrophenia(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, RP, Gat) Track Record, Polydor, Universal Music Catalogue 94741E UK & Europe 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
94895E Spectres Over Transylvania Plattencover Cultes Des Ghoules Spectres Over Transylvania(12", S/Sided, EP, Etch, RE, RP) Hells Headbangers 94895E US 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
94939E Dødssanger Plattencover Djevel Dødssanger(LP, Album, RP, Whi) Aftermath Music 94939E Norway 2016 Diese Version verkaufen

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SyntheticBiscuits

SyntheticBiscuits

18. März 2019
Having bought numerous records pressed by GZ for multiple different labels, I don't see issues on anything like the scale of some people on here. Maybe I've been lucky but probably 80% of the GZ pressings I own (both black and coloured vinyl) are absolutely fine. I've had a few that have had non-audible scratches, and one or two which have had noticeable surface noise between tracks, but that's it. I'd take a record pressed by GZ over the same one pressed by Optimal or Rainbo any day of the week.
MKnjEYmMi

MKnjEYmMi

3. Januar 2019
Tangerine Dream ‎– Phaedra - Virgin ‎– 535187-8 - pressed by GZ Media -> Miserable press. Absolute crapshit. Don't buy!
hellerscott

hellerscott

23. Dezember 2018
GZ puts out the worst quality vinyl on Earth. Even if you were lucky enough to not receive a filthy or scratched lp, it will pop and crackle to no end. Cleaning it doesn't help either. Loud, sharp sounding, cringe-worthy pops throughout the entire album every time. All 10 of the records I have begged my local record store to take back were pressed by GZ. If it weren't for the info on this site, this struggle would continue. No more. I now look up where every record i want to buy is pressed here on discogs before I buy, simply because GZ is that freaking bad.
JATPL

JATPL

8. November 2018
geändert 2 months ago
Where to even begin: A-ha Summer Solstice, the Lenny Kravitz reissues-"5" being a standout shocker, Elton John's Diamonds, TT's Lovelaws, Blade Runner 2049, Star Wars The Last Jedi, St Vincent's Masseduction, Justin Timberlake's Man of the Woods, the "splatter" Stranger Things soundtracks, which were scratched beyond belief and even Madonna's (sub par) MDNA to name just a tiny sliver of the awful, wretched, dreadful pressings I have bought and pressed by GZ over the last 6 months. I have probably wasted over £1000 trying to replace records manufactured by them. And the inner sleeves are always creased for absolutely no reason whatsoever except bone headed lack of care and attention. All of their manufacturing flaws fall into the same sort of categories: the records are often dirty, almost always scratched at random (presumably by absolute carelessness in factory handling) and there are usually hisses and pops at the end of sides. I have found more often than not, they also allow bits of vinyl from the cutting process to end up in the sleeves with the record and I have lost count of the amount of GZ LPs I have returned because they were covered in scratches for this reason. They are up there with the worst in my experience. I groan when I read an LP I want is manufactured by them and in the last 5 years, I have not bought a single LP of theirs which did not have something wrong with it. Dreadful.
Musicfreak98

Musicfreak98

12. September 2018
I think GZ have stepped up their quality control over the last year or so. During most of this decade, their output has been quite patchy from my experience. Some of their (relatively) older releases sounded excellent, some mediocre. I've been really impressed by every release I've bought that's been pressed by them this year, though. Maybe they've been paying attention to past criticism? Either way, when it comes to new releases I'm not cautious of buying GZ releases like I used to be.
patientot

patientot

2. September 2018
When this plant gets things right, the records are a nice as anything pressed anywhere. When they get things wrong, it can be a huge exercise in frustration. One of the last things I got pressed here was a 4xLP set that was pressed phenomenally well, except for the very last side which had a deep scratch in it, almost like someone intentionally took a sharp metal object and scratched it right in at the factory. How this happens, I have no idea but it's unlike anything I've seen anywhere else.

I've also had more issues with contaminants pressed into the vinyl with records from this plant compared to other plants. Metal shavings, paper shreds, vinyl shavings, etc. seem to randomly make their way into the records at the factory (probably because it's very dusty and needs a better debris management system) and result in noise. When you examine the record carefully you can see the contaminant pressed into the LP.

The other issue is their in-house DMM cutting system, which lazy labels seem to love to take advantage of. Depending on the source sent over to the plant the result can be either pretty good, cheap and thin sounding, or an overcompressed mess that is no better than the corresponding CD or digital download.

mtngchi

mtngchi

27. Juli 2018
While they do suffer from quality control issues from time to time, I still prefer them over US plants such as Rainbo and URP any day of the week.
Showbiz_Kid

Showbiz_Kid

10. Mai 2018
I ordered Aimee Mann's "Mental Illness" pink vinyl press from her shop - it arrived with hairline scratches on most tracks on both sides. I complained and after sending a video documenting the bad audio, they sent me a return label and shipped a new copy. The replacement was flawless, but it's annoying to have to go through this at all.
diabeetus777

diabeetus777

1. März 2018
Have had nothing but trouble with these pressings. Like other users have mentioned, the records and inner sleeves seem to be covered in a sandy or dusty substance that leaves scratches all over the records and result in endless clicks and pops. Terrible pressing plant.
Luckowsky

Luckowsky

14. Januar 2018
...and quite often surface scratches(thin to deep ones) on vinyl,often not sometimes, it seems like "sand "(residue of prodct.) when getting out the record of the inner sleeves...