GZ Digital Media

GZ Digital Media

Profile:
Established as “Gramofonové Závody a.s.” (“Gramophone Record Factory”) in 1951, GZ is a leading manufacturer of records, cassettes and optical discs. This Czech based company is probably the largest record manufacturer in the world today and has expanded its record manufacturing activities to include investments in Canada and the USA. Operated under this name between 17 January 2000 and 31 December 2013.

Succession of names :
Gramofonové Závody since 1951;
renamed to GZ Media (1 January 2014).

Vinyl matrix schemes ca. 1999–2003:
AX #####/Z
“A” = verbatim, no particular meaning
“X” = format
“Z” = galvanoplasty

Vinyl matrix schemes ca. 2003–2013:
#####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 - "O" can sometimes be mistaken with a "0" (zero)

CD matrix scheme:
GZ X##### (GZ prefix is sometimes omitted)
“X” = year of matrix manufacturing
K=1999, L=2000, M=2001, N=2002, O=2003, P=2004, R=2005, S=2006, T=2007, U=2008, V=2009, W=2010, X=2011, Y=2012, Z=2013

“Q” was never used in the matrix schemes.
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.


How to
• When another company is etched into the runouts alongside the GZ Digital Media matrix number, please add a Manufactured By credit for that company in addition to the Pressed By credit for GZ Digital Media.
• For these releases with “www.gzvinyl.com” in runout area the “www.gzvinyl.com” entity can be used.
• All releases manufactured (and released) before 1999 (CD: year code “A” to “J”) should be listed under Gramofonové Závody.
Use this entity to list releases manufactured from 1999 to 2013. Releases manufactured (and released) in 1998 or earlier should be listed under Gramofonové Závody. All releases manufactured in 2014 or later (CD: year code “A” etc. again) should be listed under GZ Media; do not confuse the actual release date with the year of manufacture though. 115067E vinyl matrix number is known to had been made still in 2013: for this reason, all releases with matrix number lower than 115067E should be listed under GZ Digital Media. 2014 releases that carry a matrix number lower than 115067E should be listed under GZ Digital Media too.

LCCN how-to
Vinyl matrix schemes ca. 1999–2003: Only the basic “AX ##### string should be entered with Pressed By role, without the galvanoplasty suffix.
Vinyl matrix schemes ca. 2003–2013: Enter the numbers up to and including the first letter. For example: 130500E, with Pressed By role. If at the same time “www.gzvinyl.com” string is found on run-out grooves use the role Manufactured By for it.
CD: only the “X#####” string should be entered, without the “GZ” prefix.
Contact Info:
GZ Media, a.s.
Tovární 340, 267 12 Loděnice, Czech Republic
phone +420 311 673 100, +420 311 673 101, fax +420 311 673 669
email info@gzdm.cz
Sites:
[l264517]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
- Tra La La... - Písničký Z Novoměstského Pivovaru / Songs From The New Town Brewery  album cover František Albrecht Tra La La... - Písničký Z Novoměstského Pivovaru / Songs From The New Town Brewery(CD, Album) Not On Label - Czech Republic 2003 Sell This Version
001 Peace And Anarchy  album cover Mob 47 / Censur Mob 47 / Censur - Peace And Anarchy(LP, Comp, Unofficial) Fred & Rättvisa 001 2005 Sell This Version
!"@.*!%-1 M.Case EP  album cover Milos M.Case EP(12", EP) !"@.*!% !"@.*!%-1 Slovakia 2004 Sell This Version
02 Shakin' With Linda  album cover The Spoons (2) Shakin' With Linda(7", EP) Digital Sound Carriers 02 UK 2001 Sell This Version
3XM003 diSEMBOWELMENT  album cover diSEMBOWELMENT diSEMBOWELMENT(3xLP + Box, Comp, Ltd) 3XM Productions 3XM003 US 2006 Sell This Version
4iB LP/0811/001 Pursuit Of Pleasure  album cover Sutcliffe Jugend* Pursuit Of Pleasure (Album) 4iB LP/0811/001 UK, Europe & US 2012 Sell This Version
005 Worshiper  album cover Ox Vs Thunderbird Worshiper (Album) 005 US 2007 Sell This Version
0.7 ohm Blunt Hum / Blow Thy Horn  album cover F. N. Sevendal* / Galåen* F. N. Sevendal* / Galåen* - Blunt Hum / Blow Thy Horn(7", Ltd, Num) [OHM] Records 0.7 ohm Norway 2002 Sell This Version
1.2 ohm Der Lehnstuhl Sagt Alles  album cover DEL Der Lehnstuhl Sagt Alles(LP, Album, Ltd) [OHM] Records 1.2 ohm Norway 2002 Sell This Version
055 Los Inocentes Mueren  album cover Maldito Pais Los Inocentes Mueren(7", EP, W/Lbl) Trabuc Records 055 Spain 2013 Sell This Version
113H36H Besta / Englemaker  album cover Besta / Englemaker Besta / Englemaker - Besta / Englemaker(7", EP) Ragingplanet, Disiplin Media 113H36H Europe 2013 Sell This Version
МТ 158-1 Только Тебе  album cover Фанки* Только Тебе(CD, Album) Монолит МТ 158-1 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
912 Demo #1, Oct. 20., 1986. / Demo #1, Feb. 26., 1990.  album cover Spazztic Blurr / Brutal Truth Spazztic Blurr / Brutal Truth - Demo #1, Oct. 20., 1986. / Demo #1, Feb. 26., 1990.(LP, Ltd, Unofficial) Stop Torture Records 912 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
1066V01 Tapestry  album cover Something Else (3) Tapestry(LP) Techlectric 1066V01 UK 2012 Sell This Version
2011/HELLSLP066 At The Devil's Studio 1990  album cover Beherit At The Devil's Studio 1990(LP, Album, Ltd, RP, Whi) Hells Headbangers 2011/HELLSLP066 US 2011 Sell This Version
2101 Music World  album cover Various Music World(12", Unofficial) Not On Label 2101 Austria Unknown Sell This Version
2572E 4  album cover Eggnoise 4(LP, Album, Whi) Indies Scope 2572E Czech Republic 2013 Sell This Version
3160E Sweet Dreams  album cover Phats & Small Sweet Dreams(12", Pic) Universal Licensing Music (ULM) 3160E France 2005 Sell This Version
3277 4 Tracks And An Amiga  album cover Evil Tordivel 4 Tracks And An Amiga(10", MiniAlbum) Éllet Records 3277 Norway 2001 Sell This Version
5424E Efficace Dance Floor 02  album cover Unknown Artist Efficace Dance Floor 02(12") Efficace Dance Floor 5424E France Unknown Sell This Version
6620H No Point Calling The Cops, They Ain't Coming  album cover Armed Response Unit No Point Calling The Cops, They Ain't Coming(7", EP) Land Seed Records 6620H UK 2005 Sell This Version
6866E Working Class Heroes  album cover Agnostic Front / Discipline (5) Agnostic Front / Discipline (5) - Working Class Heroes(LP, Red + LP, Blu + Album, Ltd, Num, RE) Durty Mick Records 6866E US 2007 Sell This Version
6883E Elementary  album cover The End (4) Elementary(LP, Album, Ltd, Cle) Relapse Records 6883E US 2007 Sell This Version
6956E Burning Off Impurities  album cover Grails Burning Off Impurities(LP, Cle + LP, S/Sided, Etch, Blu + Album, Ltd) Temporary Residence Limited 6956E US 2007 Sell This Version
7348H Here Comes That Day  album cover Siouxsie* Here Comes That Day(7", Single, TP) W14 Music 7348H UK 2007 Sell This Version
8597E Las Canciones Malditas  album cover Kaka De Luxe Las Canciones Malditas(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) ViNiLiSSSiMO 8597E Spain 2010 Sell This Version
8926-1 In The Embrace Of Evil  album cover Grotesque In The Embrace Of Evil(2xLP, Comp, Ltd, RE, Whi) Century Media 8926-1 US 2012 Sell This Version
9206H The Glorious Land  album cover PJ Harvey The Glorious Land(7", Single) Island Records 9206H UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
09489H Hisingen Blues  album cover Graveyard (3) Hisingen Blues(7") Stranded Rekords, Universal Music 09489H Sweden 2011 Sell This Version
9887H Primitive Girl  album cover M. Ward Primitive Girl(7", Ltd, Whi) Bella Union 9887H Europe 2012 Sell This Version
010037-2 Shalom  album cover Shalom (3) Shalom(CD, Album, RP) Monitor (2), Monitor (2) 010037-2 Czech Republic 2002 Sell This Version
10070E All Hail The Void  album cover Enabler All Hail The Void (Album) 10070E US 2012 Sell This Version
10099H National Anthem  album cover Lana Del Rey National Anthem(7", Single, Pic) Polydor 10099H UK & Europe 2012 Sell This Version
10128E Significant Other  album cover Limp Bizkit Significant Other(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Flip Records (2), Interscope Records 10128E Europe 2012 Sell This Version
10173E Straight To The Dome  album cover Pro-Pain Straight To The Dome(LP, Album, Ltd, Yel) Crazy United Records 10173E Germany 2012 Sell This Version
10355E Live In Sofia  album cover U.D.O. (2) Live In Sofia(3xLP, Album, Ltd, Bro) High Roller Records, High Roller Records 10355E Germany 2012 Sell This Version
10500M Hi Fi  album cover Italoboyz Hi Fi(12") Saved Records 10500M UK 2013 Sell This Version
10967H Happy Scenes  album cover Great Ytene Happy Scenes(7", Single, Ltd) Marshall Teller Records 10967H UK 2013 Sell This Version
11183O Lost. Forgotten. Abandoned. Buried  album cover You'll Live Lost. Forgotten. Abandoned. Buried(7", Hal) Dog Knights Productions 11183O US 2013 Sell This Version
11359E Abyssic Conquerors  album cover Hatespawn Abyssic Conquerors(LP, Comp) Sepulchral Voice Records 11359E Germany 2013 Sell This Version
11924F Avgrunnens Klangverk  album cover Knokkelklang Avgrunnens Klangverk(10", RE) Terratur Possessions 11924F Norway 2013 Sell This Version
12748E L'Enfant Assassin Des Mouches  album cover Jean-Claude Vannier L'Enfant Assassin Des Mouches(LP, Album, RE, TP) Finders Keepers Records 12748E UK 2005 Sell This Version
14212 Pelzwurstlieder (Drittes Heft)  album cover Ditterich von Euler-Donnersperg Pelzwurstlieder (Drittes Heft)(7", Ltd, Pic) Walter Ulbricht Schallfolien 14212 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
17257F In Return  album cover Torche In Return (EP) 17257F US 2013 Sell This Version
19249 A World Of Love  album cover Lex & Frank A World Of Love(12") Cherry Trax 19249 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
20104 It's All Happening  album cover Iwrestledabearonce It's All Happening (Album) 20104 US 2009 Sell This Version
20731 Shadows Of Old  album cover Aeternus Shadows Of Old(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic) Hammerheart Records 20731 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
20785 We Don't Need Your Big Business!  album cover Greed (3) We Don't Need Your Big Business!(7", Num) State Grinder Records 20785 Sweden 2000 Sell This Version
20825 Pelzwurstlieder (Viertes Heft)  album cover Ditterich von Euler-Donnersperg Pelzwurstlieder (Viertes Heft)(7", Ltd, Pic) Walter Ulbricht Schallfolien 20825 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
21793/B Hobs  album cover Dual Purpose Hobs(12") 30mil Recordings 21793/B UK 2000 Sell This Version
002/2011. Devilri  album cover Pandemonium (5) Devilri(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE) Godz Ov War, Hellshop.eu 002/2011. Poland 2011 Sell This Version
22085 We Said Destroy  album cover Death In June / Fire + Ice Death In June / Fire + Ice - We Said Destroy(7", Ltd) Fremdheit 22085 UK 2000 Sell This Version
22683 First Feast For Freedom  album cover Furze First Feast For Freedom(7", EP) Apocalyptic Empire Records 22683 Norway 2000 Sell This Version
23369 Brighter Day / Solid Ground  album cover Big Moses Feat. Kenny Bobien / Jasper Street Company* Big Moses Feat. Kenny Bobien / Jasper Street Company* - Brighter Day / Solid Ground 23369 UK 2000 Sell This Version
24321 Trident Autocrat (Trident Black Metal Feast 2000)  album cover Furze Trident Autocrat (Trident Black Metal Feast 2000)(LP, MiniAlbum, Ltd) Apocalyptic Empire Records 24321 Norway 2000 Sell This Version
24333 Remix And Lost Tracks  album cover NIN* Remix And Lost Tracks(LP, Comp, Unofficial) Not On Label (Nine Inch Nails) 24333 2000 Sell This Version
24353 Rock You Like A Hurricane  album cover Gmork.* Rock You Like A Hurricane(7", EP) Na Und?! Records 24353 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
24459/A Senouci  album cover The James Taylor Quartet Senouci(7", Single) Blow It Hard Records 24459/A UK 2000 Sell This Version
25859 Murder  album cover Gehenna Murder(LP, Album) Moonfog Productions 25859 Norway 2000 Sell This Version
26001 Wall Of World Is Words  album cover Bathtub Shitter Wall Of World Is Words(10", MiniAlbum) Farewell Records 26001 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
26015 Do It Promptly E.P.  album cover Magic Cucumbers + Tony Van Kamono Magic Cucumbers + Tony Van Kamono - Do It Promptly E.P.(12", EP, Ltd, Blu) Kamono Recordings 26015 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
28287 Elements Of Life (Remix)  album cover Little Louie Vega* Featuring Blaze Little Louie Vega* Featuring Blaze - Elements Of Life (Remix)(12", W/Lbl) Natural 28287 Italy 2001 Sell This Version
28901 Domain Of Death  album cover Mortician Domain Of Death(LP, Album, Pic) Morbid Records (2) 28901 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
3-0034 Death To Capitalist Grindcore  album cover Sore Throat Death To Capitalist Grindcore(LP, Comp, Ltd, Unofficial) Weaselcore Records 3-0034 US 2001 Sell This Version
3-0035 Death To Capitalist Thrashcore  album cover Sore Throat Death To Capitalist Thrashcore(LP, Comp, Ltd, Unofficial) Weaselcore Records 3-0035 US 2001 Sell This Version
30101 Grim  album cover Perished Grim(10", MiniAlbum, Ltd) Apocalyptic Empire Records 30101 Norway 2000 Sell This Version
30227 Judy Is A Punk / Human Being  album cover Ramones / New York Dolls Ramones / New York Dolls - Judy Is A Punk / Human Being(6", Shape, Red) Musical Tragedies 30227 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
30821 Solutions  album cover AVO* Solutions(7", EP) Kangaroo Records 30821 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
32581 Dim Carcosa  album cover Ancient Rites (2) Dim Carcosa(LP, Album) Hammerheart Records 32581 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
33463 Alright  album cover Janet* Alright(12", Promo, Unofficial) Not On Label 33463 UK 2002 Sell This Version
34475 First Base On The Moon / Acapulco Nights  album cover Kompis Presents Basecamp Wolf Kompis Presents Basecamp Wolf - First Base On The Moon / Acapulco Nights(7", Ltd) Tellé 34475 Norway 2001 Sell This Version
34585/A Head Slash Bauch  album cover AGF Head Slash Bauch(LP, Album) Orthlorng Musork 34585/A US 2002 Sell This Version
35621 No More  album cover The Mistreaters No More(7", Single) Goodbye Boozy Records 35621 Italy 2001 Sell This Version
35883 I Need Your Lovin (But I Don't Need You)  album cover The Jewws I Need Your Lovin (But I Don't Need You)(7", Num) Alien Snatch! Records 35883 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
36167 A Velvet Creation  album cover Eucharist A Velvet Creation(LP, Album, RE) Regain Records 36167 Sweden 2001 Sell This Version
36485 Blasphemy Is My Throne  album cover Pest (5) Blasphemy Is My Throne(12", Ltd) Bloodstone Entertainment 36485 Sweden 2002 Sell This Version
36569/A Get Down With The Funky Organ  album cover The Soul Investigators Get Down With The Funky Organ(7") Timmion Records 36569/A Finland 2002 Sell This Version
37805 Untitled  album cover Reatards Untitled(7", Num) Solid Sex Lovie Doll Records 37805 Italy 2002 Sell This Version
37807 Connection  album cover Knaughty Knights Connection(7", Num) Solid Sex Lovie Doll Records 37807 Italy 2001 Sell This Version
38517 Lelijke Stinknoise / Tumour  album cover Fckn'Bstrds / Tumour Fckn'Bstrds / Tumour - Lelijke Stinknoise / Tumour(10", Red) Not On Label 38517 Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
39191 Alfred Hitchcock Die Drie ??? Und Der Grausame Gmork / I Shot Cyrus  album cover Gmork / I Shot Cyrus Gmork / I Shot Cyrus - Alfred Hitchcock Die Drie ??? Und Der Grausame Gmork / I Shot Cyrus(7", EP) Na Und?! Records 39191 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
40327 Triumph Des Fleisches  album cover Dunkelgrafen Triumph Des Fleisches(CD, Album) Last Episode 40327 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
41013 P At War With Satan  album cover Venom (8) At War With Satan(LP, Album, Pic, RE) Earmark 41013 P Italy 2003 Sell This Version
41051 Wake Up - The Singles Collection  album cover Uriah Heep Wake Up - The Singles Collection(6x7", Single, Ltd, RE + Box) Earmark 41051 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
41501 He's My Natural High  album cover Groovylizer Present Rainbow People Groovylizer Present Rainbow People - He's My Natural High(12", Unofficial) Not On Label 41501 UK 2003 Sell This Version
42075 First Utterance  album cover Comus First Utterance(LP, Album + 12") Earmark 42075 Italy 2006 Sell This Version
43983/A From Peruvian Hell  album cover Anal Vomit From Peruvian Hell(7", Ltd, Num) Legion Of Death Records 43983/A France 2002 Sell This Version
44073 Working All Day / Manhattan On Fire  album cover Pink Grease Working All Day / Manhattan On Fire(7") Horseglue Records 44073 UK 2002 Sell This Version
45252 Flak  album cover David Jackman Flak(10", Ltd) Die Stadt 45252 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
45679F Angelfuck / Clitlicker  album cover Angelfuck (5) / The Rocco's* Angelfuck (5) / The Rocco's* - Angelfuck / Clitlicker(10", W/Lbl) Motorwolf 45679F Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
45933 Niemand Weet Wat De Toekomst Brengt  album cover Makiladoras Niemand Weet Wat De Toekomst Brengt(10", EP) Pozoin Banaketak, DP (Or Not DP), Squawk Records (2), Malinke Records, UPS (3), Svaveldioxid 45933 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
47381 Focus - 2nd Concept In Trance  album cover DJ Bim Focus - 2nd Concept In Trance(2xLP, Comp) MIDIJUM Records 47381 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
47577/A Diamonds And Guns  album cover Transplants Diamonds And Guns(7", Ltd, Pic) Hellcat Records 47577/A Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
48249/A Burka Blue  album cover Burka Band Burka Blue(7") Monika Enterprise 48249/A Germany 2003 Sell This Version
49535 Freedom  album cover The New Process Freedom(7") Tramp Records 49535 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
50112O Impte Datae / Far-Asfar  album cover Maps + Diagrams* Impte Datae / Far-Asfar(7", Ltd, Ora) Expanding Records 50112O UK 2005 Sell This Version
50815/A Runfastmaybefaster  album cover Dual Purpose Runfastmaybefaster(12", Ltd) 30mil Recordings 50815/A UK 2003 Sell This Version
50889/A Knocking'On Heaven's Door  album cover Avril Lavigne Knocking'On Heaven's Door(LP, Comp, Promo) Not On Label (Avril Lavigne Self-released) 50889/A Australia 2011 Sell This Version
51213/A There It Is  album cover Seven (15) There It Is(12", Promo) P2 Music 51213/A UK 2003 Sell This Version
52126E Cuban Jointz Vol. 2  album cover Orishas Cuban Jointz Vol. 2(12", Promo) Not On Label 52126E US 2005 Sell This Version

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robert.huffman.311

robert.huffman.311

February 14, 2020
I always check the comments on pressing companies and was scared of this one based on that but I realized I do have at least one, Unholy Graves' Raw Chaos (2005) (https://www.discogs.com/Unholy-Grave-Raw-Chaos/release/3856193), granted it's grindcore noise and a 4 track demo at that, but, the record is clean. No surface noise beyond normal expectation. I recorded it in Audacity and removed one (1) very noticeable "pop". When I came to Discogs to ID3 it and saw it was GZ I was somewhat amazed that it sounded very good. I am still wary of GZ but is not guaranteed crap it seems. Just sharing that.
EBarlow

EBarlow

July 5, 2019
I agree with the other posts. I learned the hard way.
Alwills

Alwills

May 26, 2018
edited over 2 years ago
Agree with the previous post, I sigh whenever I receive a pressing from GZ. Lots of background noise and generally lifeless and flat.
tonyknezovic

tonyknezovic

March 18, 2018
AVOID!!!!!!clicks and surface noise on almost all records I bought pressed by them!
DogsCollection

DogsCollection

February 9, 2018
I must've been really lucky, most of my new records come from GZ, and very few of them I have issues with. Compared to plants like United and Rainbo, they're miles ahead.
jdiago

jdiago

November 25, 2017
I have several records pressed by GZ. Quality control must be inexistent at their factory.
Just avoid anything pressed by them.
mondipak

mondipak

July 21, 2017
Every LP I have bought, which has been pressed by GZ, suffers from unbearable surface noise which is impossible to remove. This is undoubtedly due to poor housekeeping ,if any, and lacking quality control, if any. In future I will avoid buying any LP's pressed by this company.