GZ Media

GZ Media

Profile:
Czech company, vinyl, CD and DVD manufacturer, operating under this name since 1 January 2014. Owned by Zdenek Pelc.
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
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)
X = stereo, 78 RPM (very rare)

(GZ may use "E", etc. on a pressing labeled as 'mono', such as on Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You. This is because all GZ cuts are now in stereo – they no longer have mono lathes. A recent GZ 'mono' pressing is in fact a stereo cut with identical audio on both channels, giving the effect of mono to the listener: 'simulated mono'. A true mono cut, in the days when they had mono lathes, had the codes A to D or V: see Gramofonové Závody.)

CD matrix scheme
X#####
“X” = year of matrix manufacturing
A=2014, B=2015, C=2016, D=2017, E=2018, F=2019, G=2020, H=2021, etc.
Mastering SID code is LD02

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 have 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.
• Please refer to Memphis Record Pressing when an additional etched number starting with MRP (example MRP2329) 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
Note:
- Digit "2" can be mistaken with the letter "Z", digit "0" - with letters "D" or "O". Example.

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."
Sublabels
Contact Info:
GZ Media, a.s.
Tovární 340
267 12 Loděnice
Czech Republic

Tel.: +420 311 673 111
email: [email protected]
VAT# CZ27380068
Sites:
[l430654]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
The Best Of 2Pac - Part 1: Thug  album cover 2Pac The Best Of 2Pac - Part 1: Thug(2xLP, Comp, Ltd, RE, Opa) Interscope Records US 2021 Sell This Version
8BIT-8079 Guild Wars 2: Path Of Fire (Original Soundtrack)  album cover Maclaine Diemer, Wilbert Roget, II, Brendon Williams, Stan LePard Maclaine Diemer, Wilbert Roget, II, Brendon Williams, Stan LePard - Guild Wars 2: Path Of Fire (Original Soundtrack)(2xLP, TP) Iam8bit 8BIT-8079 US 2018 Sell This Version
112GONE Order Of Operation  album cover Ausmuteants Order Of Operation(LP, Album) Goner Records 112GONE US 2014 Sell This Version
690A Deus Vult  album cover The Templars Deus Vult (Album) 690A US 2017 Sell This Version
2014 / HELLS LP 120 Meet Thy Maker  album cover October 31 Meet Thy Maker(LP, Ora + LP, Yel + Album, RE) Hells Headbangers 2014 / HELLS LP 120 US 2014 Sell This Version
2014 / HELLS LP 134 Bury The Hatchet  album cover October 31 Bury The Hatchet(LP, Album, Yel) Hells Headbangers 2014 / HELLS LP 134 US 2014 Sell This Version
2017 Influence  album cover Everything In Slow Motion Influence(LP, Ltd, 180) Facedown Records 2017 US 2020 Sell This Version
5356 The Death Of Me  album cover Polaris (21) The Death Of Me(LP, Album, Blo) SharpTone 5356 Europe 2020 Sell This Version
7686-1 Fuera De Ambiente  album cover Jaime Roos Fuera De Ambiente(LP, RE) Montevideo Music Group 7686-1 Uruguay 2021 Sell This Version
7727-1 Viva The Underdogs  album cover Parkway Drive Viva The Underdogs(2xLP, Album, TP) Epitaph 7727-1 Europe 2020 Sell This Version
11560M Gripless 12"  album cover Dorsal Fins Gripless 12"(12", EP, Ltd) Not On Label 11560M Australia 2014 Sell This Version
11833M Woodwork  album cover Further Reductions Woodwork(LP, Ltd, Cle) Cititrax 11833M US 2014 Sell This Version
11977E Oh, Common Life  album cover Fireworks (11) Oh, Common Life(LP, Album, Ltd, Sil) Banquet Records 11977E UK 2014 Sell This Version
12488H Infinite Void / Arctic Flowers  album cover Infinite Void / Arctic Flowers Infinite Void / Arctic Flowers - Infinite Void / Arctic Flowers(7", Single, Gre) Poison City Records, Contraszt! Records, Mass Media Records 12488H Europe 2016 Sell This Version
12948DE Peripheral Vision  album cover Turnover (3) Peripheral Vision(LP, Album, RP, Pin) Run For Cover Records (2) 12948DE USA & Canada 2019 Sell This Version
13590E Jackson Sisters  album cover Jackson Sisters Jackson Sisters(LP, Album, RE) Polydor, Universal Music, Polydor 13590E Japan 2015 Sell This Version
14016E Vomiting Blasphemies Over The World  album cover Impurity (2) / Sex Messiah Impurity (2) / Sex Messiah - Vomiting Blasphemies Over The World 14016E US 2016 Sell This Version
14263E II  album cover Lasten Hautausmaa II(LP, Album, Ltd, Bla) Svart Records 14263E Finland 2016 Sell This Version
14473E Corvus  album cover Recondite Corvus(12", EP) Ghostly International 14473E US 2016 Sell This Version
14950H Shelter  album cover Porter Robinson & Madeon Porter Robinson & Madeon - Shelter(7", S/Sided, Etch, Ltd) Popcultur 14950H US 2016 Sell This Version
15481M Dealer Of Death  album cover Liberty Corps Dealer Of Death(LP, Album, Ltd) Under Watchful Eyes 15481M US 2019 Sell This Version
16467E Stairgazing  album cover Matt Edible & The Obtuse Angels Stairgazing(LP, Album) Farm Music (2) 16467E UK & Europe 2018 Sell This Version
16874E United We Swing: Best Of The Jazz At Lincoln Center Galas  album cover Wynton Marsalis Septet United We Swing: Best Of The Jazz At Lincoln Center Galas(2xLP, Album) Blue Engine Records 16874E US 2018 Sell This Version
17672OM 3  album cover Sextile 3(12", EP) Felte 17672OM US 2018 Sell This Version
17746E Nexus Of Teeth  album cover Hyperdontia (2) Nexus Of Teeth (Album) 17746E UK 2018 Sell This Version
17990M Amber &  Gold  album cover Alunah Amber & Gold(12", EP, Num) Alunah 17990M UK 2018 Sell This Version
18631E Myths 004  album cover Cate Le Bon & Bradford Cox Cate Le Bon & Bradford Cox - Myths 004(12", EP, Ltd) Mexican Summer 18631E US 2019 Sell This Version
18935E The Bleakness Of Our Constant  album cover Eneferens The Bleakness Of Our Constant(LP, Album, Ltd, Pur) Bindrune Recordings, Nordvis Produktion 18935E US 2018 Sell This Version
18992E Step In The Arena  album cover Gang Starr Step In The Arena (Album) 18992E US 2019 Sell This Version
19713E In Cauda Venenum  album cover Opeth In Cauda Venenum(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gre) Nuclear Blast, Moderbolaget Records, Nuclear Blast, Moderbolaget Records 19713E US 2020 Sell This Version
19735E Stone Crush (Memphis Modern Soul 1977-1987)  album cover Various Stone Crush (Memphis Modern Soul 1977-1987) (Comp) 19735E US 2020 Sell This Version
19736E Ending Friendships  album cover Laura Secord (2) Ending Friendships(LP, Album, Pur) Why not? Plötuútgáfa! 19736E Iceland 2019 Sell This Version
19979E La Leyenda Del Tiempo  album cover Camarón* La Leyenda Del Tiempo(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Red) Philips 19979E Spain 2019 Sell This Version
20042E In A Lifetime  album cover Clannad In A Lifetime(2xLP, Comp, Ltd, Smo) BMG 20042E Europe 2020 Sell This Version
20088E Death Throes  album cover Motives (3) Death Throes 20088E US 2020 Sell This Version
20145E The Great Lost No Ones Album  album cover The No Ones The Great Lost No Ones Album(LP, Album, Yel + 7", Single, Pur) Yeproc Records 20145E US 2020 Sell This Version
20524E Penumbra  album cover Barrens Penumbra (Album) 20524E Germany 2020 Sell This Version
21144E Hi My Name Is Jonny  album cover Jonny Polonsky Hi My Name Is Jonny(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Pin) Ghostworks Recordings 21144E US 2021 Sell This Version
21170E Ugly Is Beautiful  album cover Oliver Tree Ugly Is Beautiful(LP, Album, Ltd, Yel) Atlantic 21170E US 2020 Sell This Version
21511E1/A Birthday Boy  album cover Aaron Taos Birthday Boy(LP, Album, Cle) Not On Label (Aaron Taos Self-Released) 21511E1/A US 2020 Sell This Version
21556E Live At Ruisrock Festival, Turku, Finland 22 August 1970  album cover Colosseum Live At Ruisrock Festival, Turku, Finland 22 August 1970(LP, Album, 180) Tiger Bay 21556E UK & Ireland 2020 Sell This Version
21776M Surut  album cover Surut Surut(12", EP, Ltd, Bab) Petrichor 21776M Netherlands 2021 Sell This Version
54191E Post  album cover Björk Post(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RP, Pin) One Little Indian 54191E UK 2015 Sell This Version
54192E Homogenic  album cover Björk Homogenic(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RP, Gre) One Little Indian 54192E UK 2015 Sell This Version
55151E Dirty Reggae  album cover The Aggrolites Dirty Reggae(LP, Album, RE) Pirates Press Records, Axe Records 55151E US 2019 Sell This Version
55253E Si Monvmentvm Reqvires, Circvmspice.  album cover Deathspell Omega Si Monvmentvm Reqvires, Circvmspice.(2xLP, Album, RE, RP, 180) Norma Evangelium Diaboli 55253E France 2016 Sell This Version
56662E Debut  album cover Björk Debut(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RP, Bei) One Little Indian 56662E UK 2015 Sell This Version
57374H Bad Move / Why Not?  album cover Dale Crover Bad Move / Why Not? 57374H US 2017 Sell This Version
57567H Eye To Eye  album cover Blood Red Shoes Eye To Eye(Flexi, Shape, S/Sided, Red) Jazz Life (2) 57567H UK 2017 Sell This Version
58371E Ta Det Lugnt  album cover Dungen Ta Det Lugnt(2xLP, Album, RE) Subliminal Sounds 58371E Sweden 2016 Sell This Version
63967E What It Meant - The Complete Discography  album cover Judge What It Meant - The Complete Discography(2xLP, Comp, RP, Blu) Revelation Records (8) 63967E US 2014 Sell This Version
67474E Cairo  album cover Taxi (8) Cairo(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic, RM) Universal Music Portugal 67474E Portugal 2018 Sell This Version
67783E The Too Late Show  album cover The Lillingtons The Too Late Show(LP, Album, RE) Red Scare, Hi-Shock Schlock 67783E US 2017 Sell This Version
69282E Reflections Of The Solstice  album cover Goatlord Reflections Of The Solstice (Album) 69282E US 2015 Sell This Version
69310E The Last Sodomy Of Mary  album cover Goatlord The Last Sodomy Of Mary (Comp) 69310E US 2015 Sell This Version
70073M The Always Open Mouth  album cover Fear Before The March Of Flames The Always Open Mouth 70073M US 2017 Sell This Version
71003E Fallen Angel Of Doom  album cover Blasphemy (2) Fallen Angel Of Doom (Album) 71003E USA & Canada 2015 Sell This Version
71567E Mare Vitalis  album cover The Appleseed Cast Mare Vitalis(2xLP, Album, Club, Ltd, Num, RE, RP, Bla) Graveface Records 71567E US 2015 Sell This Version
71692E Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request  album cover The Brian Jonestown Massacre Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request(2xLP, Album, RE, RP, 180) A Records (4) 71692E Europe 2017 Sell This Version
72022E Self-Titled & Above The Earth, Below The Sky  album cover 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 Sell This Version
72245E Surreal Folk Blues Gospel Trash Vol 1  album cover Reverend Beat-Man Surreal Folk Blues Gospel Trash Vol 1(LP, Album, RP + CD, Album) Voodoo Rhythm, Voodoo Rhythm 72245E Switzerland 2015 Sell This Version
73430H6/A Where Will I Find / I Left My Sins  album cover Bob Marley & The Wailers / Bob Marley & The Spiritual Sisters Bob Marley & The Wailers / Bob Marley & The Spiritual Sisters - Where Will I Find / I Left My Sins(7", Red) Tabernacle Records, Supreme Records 73430H6/A Unknown Sell This Version
73430H10/A Jumbie Jamboree / One Love  album cover The Wailers Jumbie Jamboree / One Love(7", RE, Cle) Studio One, Coxsone Records 73430H10/A US 2015 Sell This Version
74176E Live The Storm  album cover Disfear Live The Storm(LP, Album, RP) La Familia Releases, Disfear Records 74176E Sweden 2017 Sell This Version
74476E Urgehal The Eternal Eclipse - 15 Years Of Satanic Black Metal(LP, Comp, Ltd, RE, RP) Agonia Records 74476E Poland 2016 Sell This Version
75040E Dandelion Gum  album cover Black Moth Super Rainbow Dandelion Gum(2xLP, Album, Club, Num, RE, RP, Cle) Graveface Records 75040E US 2015 Sell This Version
75044E Red Of Tooth And Claw  album cover Murder By Death Red Of Tooth And Claw (Album) 75044E US 2015 Sell This Version
75990E Warning Device  album cover Teenage Bottlerocket Warning Device(LP, Album, RE, RP, S/Edition, Yel) Red Scare 75990E US 2018 Sell This Version
76631E Buried Death  album cover Coffins Buried Death(LP, Album, RP, Ele) 20 Buck Spin 76631E US 2016 Sell This Version
78118E You Are The Conductor  album cover Caspian (3) You Are The Conductor(12", EP, Ltd, RE, RP) The Mylene Sheath 78118E US 2014 Sell This Version
78154E Life...The Best Game In Town  album cover Harvey Milk Life...The Best Game In Town(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RP, Rai) Hydra Head Records 78154E US 2015 Sell This Version
78636E Use Your Illusion I  album cover Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion I(2xLP, Album, RE, RM) Geffen Records, Uzi Suicide Records 78636E Europe 2016 Sell This Version
78733E Use Your Illusion II  album cover Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion II (Album) 78733E USA & Europe 2016 Sell This Version
79123M Red Album  album cover Baroness Red Album (Album) 79123M US 2015 Sell This Version
79453E Préfabriqués  album cover Trust (2) Préfabriqués(LP, Album, Pic, RE) Epic, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Legacy 79453E France Unknown Sell This Version
79953E After School Session  album cover Chuck Berry After School Session(LP, Album, RE, RP) Rumble Records (10) 79953E Europe 2017 Sell This Version
80003 Anthology  album cover Swing Kids (2) Anthology (Comp) 80003 Europe 2020 Sell This Version
80439M Bambule  album cover Absolute Beginner Bambule(2xLP, Album, RP) Buback, Universal 80439M Germany 2015 Sell This Version
80505E Little Girl Blue  album cover Nina Simone Little Girl Blue(LP, Album, RE, RP, 180) DOL 80505E Europe 2015 Sell This Version
80827E The Brondesbury Road Tapes (1968)  album cover Giles Giles & Fripp* The Brondesbury Road Tapes (1968)(LP, Album, RM, RP, 180) Tiger Bay 80827E UK 2018 Sell This Version
81038E Nerve Damage  album cover Tragedy Nerve Damage(LP, Album, RE, RP) Tragedy Records 81038E Europe 2014 Sell This Version
81690E In Bocca Al Lupo  album cover Murder By Death In Bocca Al Lupo(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, S/Edition, Blu) Tent Show Records 81690E US 2015 Sell This Version
81720E Origin Of Symmetry  album cover Muse Origin Of Symmetry(2xLP, Album, RE, RP, Gat) Warner Bros. Records, Helium 3 81720E Europe 2015 Sell This Version
82154H The Drag / Maria Stacks  album cover Thee Oh Sees / Ty Segall Thee Oh Sees / Ty Segall - The Drag / Maria Stacks(7", Single, Ltd, RP) Castle Face 82154H US 2016 Sell This Version
82284E Black Holes And Revelations  album cover Muse Black Holes And Revelations(LP, Album, RE, RP) Warner Bros. Records, Helium 3 82284E Europe 2015 Sell This Version
82303E Lungs  album cover Florence + The Machine* Lungs(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Red) Republic Records, UMe, Moshi Moshi Records 82303E USA & Canada 2019 Sell This Version
82307E 2  album cover Desire (16) 2(LP, Album, RE, RP, Bab) Italians Do It Better 82307E US 2015 Sell This Version
82410E Colossus:  The Discography  album cover Citizens Arrest Colossus: The Discography(2xLP, Comp, Ltd, RM, RP, Blu) Cell, Fortress Records (2), Old Hardcore Records 82410E US 2014 Sell This Version
82518E If I Had My Way, I'd Tear The Building Down  album cover Blind Willie Johnson If I Had My Way, I'd Tear The Building Down(LP, Comp, RE) Jeanne Dielman 82518E Italy 2016 Sell This Version
82661E Kruzifixxion  album cover Katharsis (3) Kruzifixxion(LP, Album, RE, RP) Norma Evangelium Diaboli, Norma Evangelium Diaboli 82661E France 2015 Sell This Version
82728M Tertia  album cover Caspian (3) Tertia(2x12", Album, Ltd, RP) The Mylene Sheath 82728M US 2015 Sell This Version
82897E Flash  album cover The Moving Sidewalks Flash(LP, Album, RE, RP, Pin) Klimt Records 82897E France 2016 Sell This Version
82977E Imperial F.F.R.R.  album cover Unrest (2) Imperial F.F.R.R.(LP, Album, RE, RP, Whi) Teenbeat 82977E US 2015 Sell This Version
83455M Blue Record  album cover Baroness Blue Record (Album) 83455M US 2014 Sell This Version
83703E Panzerfaust  album cover Darkthrone Panzerfaust(LP, Album, RE, RP, Gat) Back On Black 83703E UK 2015 Sell This Version
83977E True Grit Outtakes  album cover Cock Sparrer True Grit Outtakes(LP, Album, RE, RP, Bla) Pirates Press Records 83977E US 2015 Sell This Version
84366E Desecration Of The Holy Kingdom  album cover Black Witchery Desecration Of The Holy Kingdom(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic, RE) Nuclear War Now! Productions 84366E US 2016 Sell This Version
84676E Floor  album cover Floor (2) Floor(LP, Album, RE + 7" + Ltd) Robotic Empire 84676E US 2014 Sell This Version
84929E Twilight Of The Gods  album cover Bathory Twilight Of The Gods(2xLP, Album, RE, RP, 180) Black Mark Production 84929E Sweden 2014 Sell This Version
84931E Blood Fire Death  album cover Bathory Blood Fire Death(LP, Album, RE, RP, 180) Black Mark Production 84931E Sweden 2014 Sell This Version

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billw415

billw415

May 22, 2021
I'm hopeful for GZ, and I've recently heard things are getting better there. When I was young and buying thousands of records in the early 70's through early 90's, I never had one bad pressing - not a single warp or non-fill issue, nada. Some may call me lucky, but to me, it was a statistical indicator of strict quality control. The last decade has not been as kind. I'm hoping quality control is returning to the forefront of record pressing operations, or we will lose tens of thousands of prospective vinyl fans - who will simply get frustrated and turn to hirez.
M.PistachioChambers

M.PistachioChambers

May 14, 2021
As a collector of Metal vinyl, most of my recent records from Dark Descent, 20buckspin, NWN!, etc, all seem to be pressed at GZ, with XVINYLX or Pirates Press listed as the manufacturer. I have never received a warped album from any of these labels and the sound quality is excellent on all I've received. 20+ year collector here. There may have been problems in the past and there are likely problems with any shitty digital-rip reissue but my 2 cents: no issue with any of these labels' albums, as a whole, as long as the master was meant for vinyl.
Sweex321

Sweex321

March 25, 2021
I quit buying new vinyls, too much frustration and annoyance. Most records pressed at GZ these days are warped which is extremely annoying considering the price you pay for these records (more than €20). I'm sick of putting every new record from GZ under the ORB. I think the problem could be easily solved by just taking more care of the product. I know there's a vinyl hype and every plant is pressing the shit out of their equipment but nevertheless that's no excuse for pressing actual shit.
mriggs

mriggs

March 22, 2021
That feeling when you get a record at the show and it doesn't say who pressed it and you get home and GZ pressed it. :(
nopussyfooting

nopussyfooting

January 25, 2021
I wasted a lot of time tonight to figure which/how many gz pressed records I have, along with the quality of each. Here is the results if anyone cares:

(At the very least): 44 total records
Of these 44 records:
Badly Warped: 9
Bad Surface Noise: 3

Records I'd consider high quality: 9
Records I'd consider poor quality: 7
Records I'd consider average quality: 28

A lot of these records I haven't listened to in years, so I think a lot of those are the reason so many fell under "average". It's also important to note that a lot of these records are hardcore/metal records and things like surface noise are nearly impossible to notice, as the music overshadows it. Additionally, I buy a lot of new releases from Relapse records on CD still, and I never knew why I avoid relapse on vinyl, and later realized it's because Relapse constantly presses poor quality records w/ GZ. I went into this thinking the results would be a lot worse. Maybe it's because I'm not an audiophile, or maybe it's because in 2021 the bar set for new vinyl pressings is VERY LOW. With a lot of these new lps going from $15-25 or so, I don't think it's too much to ask for high-quality products. The consumer deserves better than average, which it seems to me is just about the only thing GZ is able to provide.

In summation, even with having more high-quality than poor-quality GZ pressed records, I can still confidently say that GZ sucks.
NielsLion

NielsLion

January 12, 2021
I have 9 LPs that are pressed by GZ Media. Pressings range between 2010 and 2018.

Some sound fantastic (Third by Portishead, and The Lonesome Crowded West by Modest Mouse).
Others just okay ( Goo by Sonic Youth, and Lincoln by TMBG)

So it's never a safe bet, just like the others here say.
Roger_eckhardt

Roger_eckhardt

November 16, 2020
GZ's bad reputation is no longer justified, IMO, I bought only good ones during the last years.
troberts64

troberts64

November 6, 2020
So I bought the John Lennon Imagine 2LP set thinking I'd really enjoy this listening experience. I got 2 sizzling discs that had me at my wit's end thinking I had an issue with static. I'm so disappointed. Now I have to see if any of these other so-called "audiophile" 180g are pressed by GZ. I have 1978 Capitols that are quieter than this disaster. Should have been one of the best records in my collection.
purpledot

purpledot

October 17, 2020
I love constantly getting warped records manufactured by GZ Media. How do they attract the business of so many indie labels? This place is a total bummer.
tonyknezovic

tonyknezovic

October 13, 2020
They have deleted my bad comments for several times now.Terrible pressings.Records with dirt and hairlines.Lot's of pops and clicks.Fingers of people in their pressing plants are made of butter(several sticky fingerprints on many records)What is wrong with this company?I have tried to contact them several times but got no answer.Never.
Avoid Avoid Avoid!!!!!!!!