GZ Media

GZ Media

Profile:
Czech company, vinyl, tape, 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
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
X#####
“X” = year of matrix manufacturing
A=2014, B=2015, C=2016, D=2017, E=2018, F=2019, 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 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 (note: digit "2" can be mistaken with the letter "Z", digit "0" - with letters "D" or "O").
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: info@gzmedia.cz
VAT# CZ27380068
Sites:
[l430654]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
042-1 Daily Ritual  album cover Blowfuse Daily Ritual(LP, Album) Long Beach Records Europe, HFMN, Paper + Plastick, Morning Wood Records, Disconnect Disconnect Records, Melodic Punk Style, Epidemic Records (4), Infected Records DIY 042-1 Germany 2019 Sell This Version
112GONE Order Of Operation  album cover Ausmuteants Order Of Operation(LP, Album) Goner Records 112GONE US 2014 Sell This Version
134D88E Times That Matter  album cover Starquake Times That Matter(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Gat) Pure Rock Records 134D88E Germany 2016 Sell This Version
5139 Die Grossen Streichquartette / - Quintette "The Trout" & "The Death And The Maiden"  album cover Franz Schubert, Philharmonic Quartet* Franz Schubert, Philharmonic Quartet* - Die Grossen Streichquartette / - Quintette "The Trout" & "The Death And The Maiden"(2xCD, Comp) Prestige Classics In Digital, Prestige Classics In Digital, Prestige Classics In Digital 5139 Czech Republic 1997 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
7727-1 Viva The Underdogs  album cover Parkway Drive Viva The Underdogs(2xLP, Album, TP) Epitaph 7727-1 Europe 2020 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(LP) Nuclear War Now! Productions 14016E US 2016 Sell This Version
14061E Vomiting Blasphemies Over The World  album cover Impurity (2) / Sex Messiah Impurity (2) / Sex Messiah - Vomiting Blasphemies Over The World(LP, Red) Nuclear War Now! Productions 14061E 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
14638E Patient Ones  album cover Erica Freas Patient Ones(LP, Album, Red) Don Giovanni Records, Rumbletowne Records 14638E US 2016 Sell This Version
14851E A Fever You Can't Sweat Out  album cover Panic! At The Disco A Fever You Can't Sweat Out(LP, Album, RE) Decaydance, Fueled By Ramen 14851E US 2017 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
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, Pur) Bindrune Recordings, Nordvis Produktion 18935E US 2018 Sell This Version
19713E In Cauda Venenum  album cover Opeth In Cauda Venenum(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Gre) Nuclear Blast, Moderbolaget Records, Nuclear Blast, Moderbolaget Records 19713E US 2020 Sell This Version
19724DE Hil Argi  album cover Ostots Hil Argi(LP, Album, RP) Altare Productions 19724DE Portugal 2019 Sell This Version
19727DE Origin  album cover Origin (7) Origin (Album) 19727DE US 2019 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
19962GE Night Visit  album cover Ancient (2) Night Visit(LP, Album, Ltd, Num) Night Of The Vinyl Dead Records 19962GE Italy 2020 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
48371E Pulver  album cover Lifelover Pulver(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Tra) Osmose Productions 48371E France 2016 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
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
62924M2 Untitled  album cover Unknown Artist Untitled(12", EP) Not On Label 62924M2 UK Unknown 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
64992H Rejected #11  album cover The Heartattacks Rejected #11(7") High School Reject Records 64992H Netherlands 2006 Sell This Version
66741E Twisted  album cover Shy Cookie Twisted(12", W/Lbl) Not On Label 66741E UK Unknown Sell This Version
67215H Politiker  album cover Kampfzone Politiker(7", Num) Strength Thru Oi! Records 67215H Germany 2006 Sell This Version
67474E Cairo  album cover Taxi (8) Cairo(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic, RM) Universal Music Portugal 67474E Portugal 2018 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
71963E Busse Woods  album cover Acid King Busse Woods(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gre) Kreation Records 71963E US 2007 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, RE + CD, Album) Voodoo Rhythm, Voodoo Rhythm 72245E Switzerland 2015 Sell This Version
72346E Drug Rug  album cover Drug Rug Drug Rug(LP, Album, Pur) Black And Greene Records 72346E US 2007 Sell This Version
72397E Witchhammer 20th Anniversary Special Edition Re-Release  album cover Törr Witchhammer 20th Anniversary Special Edition Re-Release(2xLP, Comp, RE, Gat) Monster Nation 72397E Czech Republic 2007 Sell This Version
73027E Kroungrine  album cover Bola Kroungrine(2x12", Album, Ltd) Skam 73027E UK 2007 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
74240E, 195479E Shubunkin Over Rochdale College Bank  album cover Tractor Shubunkin Over Rochdale College Bank(LP, RE, Tur) Dandelion Records (3), Ozit-Morpheus Records 74240E, 195479E UK 2019 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
75442 In The Pocket With Eddie Bo  album cover Eddie Bo In The Pocket With Eddie Bo(2xLP, Comp) Vampi Soul 75442 Spain 2008 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
77797E Isolation  album cover Carpathian Isolation(LP, Album, RE, Bla) Deathwish 77797E US 2008 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
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
81177E Mexican Summer: A Decade Deeper  album cover Various Mexican Summer: A Decade Deeper(LP, Comp, Ltd) Mexican Summer 81177E US 2018 Sell This Version
81720E Origin Of Symmetry  album cover Muse Origin Of Symmetry(2xLP, Album, RE, RP) Warner Bros. Records, Helium 3 81720E Europe 2015 Sell This Version
81812M Africa  album cover Weezer Africa(7", Shape, Ltd, Pic) Crush Music (2) 81812M USA & Europe 2018 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) 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
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, 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
83018H Mr. Tambourine Man / Shut Up And Let Me Go  album cover The Byrds / The Ting Tings The Byrds / The Ting Tings - Mr. Tambourine Man / Shut Up And Let Me Go(7", Promo) Sony Music 83018H Europe 2009 Sell This Version
83363E Two Conversations  album cover The Appleseed Cast Two Conversations(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Spl) Graveface Records 83363E US 2009 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
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
84982E Totality  album cover Rites Of Thy Degringolade Totality(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Nuclear War Now! Productions 84982E US 2015 Sell This Version
85055E Hypnoticon  album cover Teeth Of The Sea Hypnoticon(12", Ltd) Rocket Recordings 85055E UK 2010 Sell This Version
85215H Chemical Upgrade / The Contortionist  album cover Tony Sly / Joey Cape Tony Sly / Joey Cape - Chemical Upgrade / The Contortionist(7", RP, Tan) Fat Wreck Chords 85215H US 2014 Sell This Version
85705E Battles In The North  album cover Immortal Battles In The North(LP, Album, RE, RP, Whi) Osmose Productions 85705E France 2014 Sell This Version
85707E Pure Holocaust  album cover Immortal Pure Holocaust(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RP, Whi) Osmose Productions 85707E France 2014 Sell This Version
86197E Horrified  album cover Repulsion Horrified(LP, Album, RE, RM, RP) Relapse Records 86197E US 2018 Sell This Version
86506E Shotgun Justice  album cover Razor (2) Shotgun Justice (Album) 86506E Germany 2014 Sell This Version
86761H Bubblin  album cover Anderson .Paak Bubblin(7", Single, Ltd, Cre) Aftermath Entertainment 86761H US 2019 Sell This Version
87124E Blizzard Beasts  album cover Immortal Blizzard Beasts(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RP) Osmose Productions 87124E France 2015 Sell This Version
87629-7 Deflector  album cover Touché Amoré Deflector (Single) 87629-7 USA & Europe 2019 Sell This Version
87695E Live - Back In San Francisco 2009  album cover Cock Sparrer Live - Back In San Francisco 2009(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Yel) Pirates Press Records 87695E US 2019 Sell This Version
88127E Old  album cover sf59* Old(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic) Crossroads Of America 88127E US 2010 Sell This Version
88140E Fleet Foxes  album cover Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes (Album, EP) 88140E Europe 2017 Sell This Version

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vince_garo

vince_garo

June 6, 2020
I wanted to press the vinyl of my band's record with GZ Media, but reading the comments below is better than printing it elsewhere.
SmotheredHope

SmotheredHope

June 2, 2020
edited about 1 month ago
This pressing plant will be the death of vinyl. 95% of all releases that are pressed by this plant are warped - ranging from just a slight warp if you're lucky, to the point of being unplayable. It's so bad I'm considering skipping every release pressed by this plant, and just go for the originals. Absolutely zero quality control, apparently. As if the warps weren't bad enough, they are marred with surface noise, hiss, clicks and pops. That, fortunately, doesn't go for every release, but it's not unusual. I don't get why labels and bands use this plant, put in a tad bit more money and do it right.
Sweet_Avernus

Sweet_Avernus

May 30, 2020
I have their pressing of Silence of the Lambs and its perfect. Can't speak to anything but that one release.
RovingRecords

RovingRecords

April 9, 2020
Every single record that I have ever received that was pressed at GZ Media, whether it is directly through them or through Pirates Press, has been slightly warped.

This is not acceptable.
Turtlenews

Turtlenews

April 5, 2020
Ugh....was hoping the "improved quality control over the last year or so" would apply to my CRB 2XLp but unfortunately not:( Inner sleeves were glued to the vinyl, consequently paper residue was left on and a slight warp with crackles on the very first attempted spin. Fortunately the sound is loud enough to cover up the surface noise but still. Can't anyone at GZ Media read any of these left comments by customers?! I mean, it doesn't seem to take a genius to make the few implementable improvements to make this record plant better, does it?
Eviltoastman

Eviltoastman

March 5, 2020
The generic paper inner sleeves are often slightly too large for their outers. Also, the paper inner sleeves have paper residue which is found all over each new record.

Even if you manage to clean all the paper away, there is often inherent surface noise but the biggest problem is the poor mastering. It can sound clean as you like but they still fail to cut record properly. It still sounds like they fail to remove the inaudible lows and highs and compress the record. Space between instrumentation is non-existant and you're left with a very narrow sounding record. As the thing has not been properly cut, that idea inaudible air is still taking up space on the vinyl, which is a very limited space and affects quality. The longer and more complex the recording, the worse the issue becomes.

I would rather buy the CD than knowingly buy a GZ pressed record.

zerozero

zerozero

December 14, 2019
Virtually every mint pressing is just covered in surface noise - and that's after thoroughly cleaning them. Other presses manage better. It must be cost-cutting on the vinyl or something like that. Can't understand otherwise.
IH4N

IH4N

September 21, 2019
I own many GZ pressings and, while some haven't been great, a lot have been fine. I also agree with what was said below regarding an increase in quality control, since some very recent releases I own have sounded good. In fact I'm listening to one now and I dare say it sounds great.
glib.buriak

glib.buriak

August 21, 2019
Terrible pressing. Whatever you try, guys just try to save a coin but should've chosen other musicians.
Always a shame to get a great album on a rubbish disc
78Cool

78Cool

July 5, 2019
There's nothing like an expensive delivery to Europe with a unique release from USA made poorly in Czech Republic.