GZ Media

GZ Media

Profile:
Czech based company, operating under this name since 1 January 2014, is the largest record manufacturer in the world with expanded manufacturing activities to include investments in Canada (Precision Record Pressing), France (SNA) and the USA (Memphis Record Pressing and Nashville Record Pressing).
Operations include vinyl, CD and DVD manufacturing. 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” engraved in the vinyl runout area.

Vinyl matrix schemes - engraved in runouts
######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.
Some CD releases, dating from 2001 to present, use the Laser Beam Recorder codes in place of the usual IFPI SID codes. These often being LBR DF01 and DFM10.

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 number is known to have been made still in 2013: for this reason, 2014 releases that carry a GZ 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 etched GZ Media 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 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 number.

LCCN how-to
Vinyl: Enter numbers and the letter only. For example: 130500E, using a 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 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."

A new system of runout marking for new nickel mother plates (3-step technology) from late 2020:
1) No /A, /B, /C3 etc. galvanoplasty indexes for any externally supplied parts - they were omitted as redundant so then only ######X~ or ######X~~ premaster numbers are present in runout.
2) New 6-7 digits long serial numbers (IDs) of nickel mothers are engraved (e.g. 1041885 or 1101873 - but do not confuse with "10-#####" from PRP)
Jiri Zita
Premastering manager
GZ Vinyl

Pressing rings on vinyl associated with this pressing plant:
-a pressing ring at 1 9/32" (32,6mm) diameter
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:

Label

Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title (Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
4AD0408LP Big Thief - Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You Big Thief Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You(2xLP, Album, Club, Ltd, Num, Gre) 4AD 4AD0408LP US 2022 Sell This Version
8BIT-8079 Maclaine Diemer, Wilbert Roget, II, Brendon Williams, Stan LePard - Guild Wars 2: Path Of Fire (Original Soundtrack) 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
033 Tano! - Cants Als Malsons Tano! Cants Als Malsons(LP, Album, 180) Krimskramz, Error! Music, La Agonía De Vivir, Saltamarges 033 Spain 2019 Sell This Version
36M OHM DEFCE - Surface Tension DEFCE Surface Tension(LP, Album, Ltd) Ohm Resistance 36M OHM US 2014 Sell This Version
085 Ieschure - Phantoms Of God Ieschure Phantoms Of God(12", S/Sided, EP, TP, W/Lbl) JEMS 085 Ukraine 2020 Sell This Version
224S52M Cadaveric Incubator - Nightmare Necropolis Cadaveric Incubator Nightmare Necropolis(LP, Album, Ltd, Spl) Hells Headbangers 224S52M US 2021 Sell This Version
690A The Templars - Deus Vult The Templars Deus Vult (Album) 690A US 2017 Sell This Version
2017 Everything In Slow Motion - Influence Everything In Slow Motion Influence(LP, Ltd, 180) Facedown Records 2017 US 2020 Sell This Version
2021/HELLS EP 100 Sacrifixion - Shower Me In Death Sacrifixion Shower Me In Death (EP) 2021/HELLS EP 100 Germany 2021 Sell This Version
5356 Polaris (21) - The Death Of Me Polaris (21) The Death Of Me(LP, Album, Blo) SharpTone 5356 Europe 2020 Sell This Version
6364-1 Jaime Roos - Aquello Jaime Roos Aquello(LP, Album, 40 ) Bizarro Records 6364-1 Uruguay 2021 Sell This Version
6994-3 Bad Religion - Stranger Than Fiction Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction(LP, Album, RE, Red) Epitaph 6994-3 US 2021 Sell This Version
7686-1 Jaime Roos - Fuera De Ambiente Jaime Roos Fuera De Ambiente(LP, RE) Montevideo Music Group 7686-1 Uruguay 2021 Sell This Version
7727-1 Parkway Drive - Viva The Underdogs Parkway Drive Viva The Underdogs(2xLP, Album, TP) Epitaph 7727-1 Europe 2020 Sell This Version
11560M Dorsal Fins - Gripless 12 Dorsal Fins Gripless 12"(12", EP, Ltd) Not On Label 11560M Australia 2014 Sell This Version
11833M Further Reductions - Woodwork Further Reductions Woodwork(LP, Ltd, Cle) Cititrax 11833M US 2014 Sell This Version
11977E Fireworks (11) - Oh, Common Life Fireworks (11) Oh, Common Life(LP, Album, Ltd, Sil) Banquet Records 11977E UK 2014 Sell This Version
12488H Infinite Void / Arctic Flowers - Infinite Void / Arctic Flowers 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
13590E Jackson Sisters - Jackson Sisters Jackson Sisters Jackson Sisters(LP, Album, RE) Polydor, Universal Music, Polydor 13590E Japan 2015 Sell This Version
14016E Impurity (2) / Sex Messiah - Vomiting Blasphemies Over The World Impurity (2) / Sex Messiah Impurity (2) / Sex Messiah - Vomiting Blasphemies Over The World 14016E US 2016 Sell This Version
14263E Lasten Hautausmaa - II Lasten Hautausmaa II(LP, Album, Ltd, Bla) Svart Records 14263E Finland 2016 Sell This Version
14325E Charlélie Couture - Lafayette Charlélie Couture Lafayette(2xLP, Album) Mercury Music Group, Fontana, Universal Music France 14325E France 2016 Sell This Version
14473E Recondite - Corvus Recondite Corvus(12", EP) Ghostly International 14473E US 2016 Sell This Version
14866E Alain Bashung - Osez Bashung Alain Bashung Osez Bashung(2xLP, Comp) Barclay, Universal Music France 14866E France 2018 Sell This Version
14950H Porter Robinson & Madeon - Shelter Porter Robinson & Madeon Porter Robinson & Madeon - Shelter(7", S/Sided, Etch, Ltd) Popcultur 14950H US 2016 Sell This Version
15481M Liberty Corps - Dealer Of Death Liberty Corps Dealer Of Death(LP, Album, Ltd) Under Watchful Eyes 15481M US 2019 Sell This Version
15638E Dick Annegarn - Twist Dick Annegarn Twist(LP, Album) Musique Sauvage, Musique Sauvage 15638E Europe 2016 Sell This Version
15749E Vancouver Sleep Clinic - Revival Vancouver Sleep Clinic Revival(2xLP, Gat) RED Associated Labels 15749E US 2017 Sell This Version
16467E Matt Edible & The Obtuse Angels - Stairgazing Matt Edible & The Obtuse Angels Stairgazing(LP, Album) Farm Music (2) 16467E UK & Europe 2018 Sell This Version
17261E Trisomie 21 - Don't You Hear? Trisomie 21 Don't You Hear?(LP, Ltd) Minimal Maximal 17261E Belgium 2018 Sell This Version
17746E Hyperdontia (2) - Nexus Of Teeth Hyperdontia (2) Nexus Of Teeth (Album) 17746E UK 2018 Sell This Version
17990M Alunah - Amber &  Gold Alunah Amber & Gold(12", EP, Num) Alunah 17990M UK 2018 Sell This Version
18604E Tiamat - Clouds Tiamat Clouds(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pur) Alma Mater Records 18604E Europe 2019 Sell This Version
18631E Cate Le Bon & Bradford Cox - Myths 004 Cate Le Bon & Bradford Cox Cate Le Bon & Bradford Cox - Myths 004(12", EP, Ltd) Mexican Summer 18631E US 2019 Sell This Version
18935E Eneferens - The Bleakness Of Our Constant Eneferens The Bleakness Of Our Constant(LP, Album, Ltd, Pur) Bindrune Recordings, Nordvis Produktion 18935E US 2018 Sell This Version
18992E Gang Starr - Step In The Arena Gang Starr Step In The Arena (Album) 18992E US 2019 Sell This Version
19713E Opeth - In Cauda Venenum Opeth In Cauda Venenum(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gre) Nuclear Blast, Moderbolaget Records, Nuclear Blast, Moderbolaget Records 19713E US 2020 Sell This Version
19735E Various - Stone Crush (Memphis Modern Soul 1977-1987) Various Stone Crush (Memphis Modern Soul 1977-1987) (Comp) 19735E US 2020 Sell This Version
19736E Laura Secord (2) - Ending Friendships Laura Secord (2) Ending Friendships(LP, Album, Pur) Why not? Plötuútgáfa! 19736E Iceland 2019 Sell This Version
19909E Adrian Younge Presents Souls Of Mischief - There Is Only Now Adrian Younge Presents Souls Of Mischief Adrian Younge Presents Souls Of Mischief - There Is Only Now(LP, Album, Pic) Linear Labs 19909E US 2014 Sell This Version
19979E Camarón* - La Leyenda Del Tiempo Camarón* La Leyenda Del Tiempo(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Red) Philips 19979E Spain 2019 Sell This Version
20042E Clannad - In A Lifetime Clannad In A Lifetime(2xLP, Comp, Ltd, Smo) BMG 20042E Europe 2020 Sell This Version
20088E Motives (3) - Death Throes Motives (3) Death Throes 20088E US 2020 Sell This Version
20145E The No Ones - The Great Lost No Ones Album The No Ones The Great Lost No Ones Album (Album, Single) 20145E US 2020 Sell This Version
20173E Ozzy Osbourne - Ordinary Man Ozzy Osbourne Ordinary Man(LP, Album, Ltd, Bla) Epic 20173E US 2020 Sell This Version
20524E Barrens - Penumbra Barrens Penumbra (Album) 20524E Germany 2020 Sell This Version
21003H Ansel (2) - Alexis & Ernest Ansel (2) Alexis & Ernest(8", Comp, Cle) Not On Label (Ansel (2) Self-released) 21003H US 2020 Sell This Version
21511E Aaron Taos - Birthday Boy Aaron Taos Birthday Boy(LP, Album, Cle) Not On Label (Aaron Taos Self-Released) 21511E US 2020 Sell This Version
21665F Human Failure (2) - Crown On The Head Of A King Of Mud Human Failure (2) Crown On The Head Of A King Of Mud(10", EP, Ltd, Whi) Sentient Ruin Laboratories, Caligari Records 21665F US 2021 Sell This Version
21776M Surut - Surut Surut Surut(12", EP, Ltd, Bab) Petrichor 21776M Netherlands 2021 Sell This Version
23376E Mitski - Puberty 2 Mitski Puberty 2(LP, Album, RE) Dead Oceans 23376E US 2022 Sell This Version
23477E Norma Tanega - I’m The Sky: Studio And Demo Recordings, 1964–1971 Norma Tanega I’m The Sky: Studio And Demo Recordings, 1964–1971(2xLP, Comp, Ltd, Lig) Anthology Recordings 23477E USA & Europe 2022 Sell This Version
23556E Del Shannon - Rock On! Del Shannon Rock On!(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Red) Demon Records 23556E Europe 2022 Sell This Version
23688E Laddio Bolocko - '97-'99 Laddio Bolocko '97-'99(3xLP, Comp, Ltd, RM) Castle Face, Castle Face 23688E US 2022 Sell This Version
54191E Björk - Post Björk Post (Album) 54191E UK 2015 Sell This Version
54192E Björk - Homogenic Björk Homogenic(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RP, Gre) One Little Indian 54192E UK 2015 Sell This Version
55151E The Aggrolites - Dirty Reggae The Aggrolites Dirty Reggae(LP, Album, RE) Pirates Press Records, Axe Records 55151E US 2019 Sell This Version
55253E Deathspell Omega - Si Monvmentvm Reqvires, Circvmspice. Deathspell Omega Si Monvmentvm Reqvires, Circvmspice.(2xLP, Album, RE, RP, 180) Norma Evangelium Diaboli 55253E France 2015 Sell This Version
55597E Hexis (2) - Tando Ashanti Hexis (2) Tando Ashanti(LP, Album, Ltd, Cle) Alerta Antifascista, Halo Of Flies 55597E USA & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
56662E Björk - Debut Björk Debut(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RP, Bei) One Little Indian 56662E UK 2015 Sell This Version
57374H Dale Crover - Bad Move / Why Not? Dale Crover Bad Move / Why Not? 57374H US 2017 Sell This Version
57567H Blood Red Shoes - Eye To Eye Blood Red Shoes Eye To Eye(Flexi, 7", Shape, S/Sided, S/Edition, Red) Jazz Life (2) 57567H UK 2017 Sell This Version
58371E Dungen - Ta Det Lugnt Dungen Ta Det Lugnt (Album) 58371E Sweden 2016 Sell This Version
63967E Judge - What It Meant - The Complete Discography Judge What It Meant - The Complete Discography(2xLP, Comp, RP, Blu) Revelation Records (8) 63967E US 2014 Sell This Version
67474E Taxi (8) - Cairo Taxi (8) Cairo(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic, RM) Universal Music Portugal 67474E Portugal 2018 Sell This Version
67783E The Lillingtons - The Too Late Show The Lillingtons The Too Late Show(LP, Album, RE) Red Scare, Hi-Shock Schlock 67783E US 2017 Sell This Version
69282E Goatlord - Reflections Of The Solstice Goatlord Reflections Of The Solstice (Album) 69282E US 2015 Sell This Version
69310E Goatlord - The Last Sodomy Of Mary Goatlord The Last Sodomy Of Mary (Comp) 69310E US 2015 Sell This Version
70073M Fear Before The March Of Flames - The Always Open Mouth Fear Before The March Of Flames The Always Open Mouth 70073M US 2017 Sell This Version
71003E Blasphemy (2) - Fallen Angel Of Doom Blasphemy (2) Fallen Angel Of Doom (Album) 71003E USA & Canada 2015 Sell This Version
71567E The Appleseed Cast - Mare Vitalis The Appleseed Cast Mare Vitalis(2xLP, Album, Club, Ltd, Num, RE, RP, Bla) Graveface Records 71567E US 2015 Sell This Version
71589E Repugnant - Epitome Of Darkness Repugnant Epitome Of Darkness (Album) 71589E Netherlands 2015 Sell This Version
71692E The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request The Brian Jonestown Massacre Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request(2xLP, Album, RE, RP, 180) A Records (4) 71692E Europe 2017 Sell This Version
72022E If These Trees Could Talk - Self-Titled & Above The Earth, Below The Sky 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 Reverend Beat-Man - Surreal Folk Blues Gospel Trash Vol 1 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
73430H The Wailers - Jumbie Jamboree / One Love The Wailers Jumbie Jamboree / One Love(7", RE, Cle) Studio One, Coxsone Records 73430H US 2015 Sell This Version
73430H Bob Marley & The Wailers / Bob Marley & The Spiritual Sisters - Where Will I Find / I Left My Sins 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 (25) 73430H Unknown Sell This Version
74176E Disfear - Live The Storm 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 Urgehal The Eternal Eclipse - 15 Years Of Satanic Black Metal (Comp) 74476E Poland 2016 Sell This Version
75040E Black Moth Super Rainbow - Dandelion Gum Black Moth Super Rainbow Dandelion Gum(2xLP, Album, Club, Num, RE, RP, Cle) Graveface Records 75040E US 2015 Sell This Version
75044E Murder By Death - Red Of Tooth And Claw Murder By Death Red Of Tooth And Claw (Album) 75044E US 2015 Sell This Version
75486E Pacific! - Reveries Pacific! Reveries(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Virgin, Dolores Recordings 75486E Sweden 2021 Sell This Version
75990E Teenage Bottlerocket - Warning Device Teenage Bottlerocket Warning Device(LP, Album, RE, RP, S/Edition, Yel) Red Scare 75990E US 2018 Sell This Version
76631E Coffins - Buried Death Coffins Buried Death(LP, Album, RP, Ele) 20 Buck Spin 76631E US 2016 Sell This Version
77621E Hans Zimmer And James Newton Howard - The Dark Knight (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Hans Zimmer And James Newton Howard Hans Zimmer And James Newton Howard - The Dark Knight (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) 77621E US 2021 Sell This Version
78118E Caspian (3) - You Are The Conductor Caspian (3) You Are The Conductor(12", EP, Ltd, RE, RP) The Mylene Sheath 78118E US 2014 Sell This Version
78154E Harvey Milk - Life...The Best Game In Town Harvey Milk Life...The Best Game In Town(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RP, Rai) Hydra Head Records 78154E US 2015 Sell This Version
78636E Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion I(2xLP, Album, RE, RM) Geffen Records, Uzi Suicide Records 78636E USA & Europe 2016 Sell This Version
78733E Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion II (Album) 78733E USA & Europe 2016 Sell This Version
79123M Baroness - Red Album Baroness Red Album (Album) 79123M US 2015 Sell This Version
79953E Chuck Berry - After School Session Chuck Berry After School Session(LP, Album, RE, RP) Rumble Records (10) 79953E Europe 2017 Sell This Version
79954E Bill Evans - New Jazz Conceptions Bill Evans New Jazz Conceptions(LP, Album, Mono, RE, 180) DOL 79954E Europe 2015 Sell This Version
80003 Swing Kids (2) - Anthology Swing Kids (2) Anthology (Comp) 80003 Europe 2020 Sell This Version
80439M Absolute Beginner - Bambule Absolute Beginner Bambule(2xLP, Album, RP) Buback, Universal 80439M Germany 2015 Sell This Version
80498E1 Little Richard - Here's Little Richard Little Richard Here's Little Richard(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Alternative Fox 80498E1 2020 Sell This Version
80505E Nina Simone - Little Girl Blue Nina Simone Little Girl Blue(LP, Album, RE, RP, 180) DOL 80505E Europe 2015 Sell This Version
80827E Giles Giles & Fripp* - The Brondesbury Road Tapes (1968) Giles Giles & Fripp* The Brondesbury Road Tapes (1968)(LP, Album, RM, RP, 180) Tiger Bay 80827E UK 2018 Sell This Version
80839E Mando Diao - Give Me Fire! Mando Diao Give Me Fire!(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Ora) Musica De La Santa 80839E Europe 2020 Sell This Version
81038E Tragedy - Nerve Damage Tragedy Nerve Damage(LP, Album, RE, RP) Tragedy Records 81038E Europe 2014 Sell This Version
81690E Murder By Death - In Bocca Al Lupo Murder By Death In Bocca Al Lupo(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, S/Edition, Blu) Tent Show Records 81690E US 2015 Sell This Version

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mcintosh6600

mcintosh6600

August 1, 2022
edited 14 days ago
Maybe lucky but I just picked up the 2022 version of War’s Greatest Hits Cut By Kevin Gray. Bought it on Amazon up here in Canada and was surprised to get this CZECH pressing but must say it’s flawless, best new pressing I’ve bought in ages. Not one pop and dead quiet. 🙏
imasaddog

imasaddog

July 10, 2022
edited 26 days ago
Kinda stinks how they are pretty much the only plant that can keep up with demand. I've gotten a few records that have lots of deep scratches. All from GZ.
alientransistor

alientransistor

June 25, 2022
edited about 1 month ago
I thought quality of their pressings were getting better but in the last and this year I bought several albums pressed by GZ that had the same annoying problem - a loud hissing and crackling noise that runs into the first track. In most cases only one side is affected. Latest examples - Ghost - Impera (black), Weezer - Van weezer (pink) and Jon Spencer gets it lit. Returned copys had the same issue. It’s annoying but luckily the music overpowers the noise in most cases. I even wrote to GZ, but didn’t get an answer.
MalachiLui

MalachiLui

June 10, 2022
man these comments are so irrational. is GZ a perfect pressing plant? no. but optimal, QRP, RTI, pallas, and all those other "great" pressing plants also have bad days, especially now that every pressing plant is absolutely SLAMMED with business. have i gotten less than perfect pressings from GZ? yes. have i gotten near-perfect records from GZ? also yes. i've gotten more acceptable pressings from GZ than ones worth complaining about, and i'm pretty quick to complain about truly awful pressings. maybe all these people whining in this reviews section have been simply unlucky, but maybe they should try operating a pressing plant because it's not as easy as you'd think. erika records, united, and takt direct are worse pressing plants than GZ.
GT_

GT_

May 29, 2022
Lots of warped records produced for the Rush Moving Pictures Super Deluxe boxset 2022 by this garbage company.
Dav-Zuz

Dav-Zuz

May 11, 2022
I've already bought a few winyls made by this company and ALL of them is peace of GARBAGE. They don't really care about pressing quality.
peterbourbon

peterbourbon

May 9, 2022
edited 3 months ago
2020/2021 I really thought GZ has improved - because almost all pressings from this plant were pretty good - not even remotely comparable to their terrible pressings before. I am pretty surprised that things seem to have changed again for almost all the records I got in 2022 - the quota is bad again. Extreme crackles, pops, dirty stampers, bad handling in the factory, scratches, even non-fill now. I don't hope they return to their "old self" again. Doesn't look good anyway - maybe aftermath of the pandemic?
theRealMadmonk

theRealMadmonk

May 7, 2022
This pressing plant is a plague for the vinyl industry in 2022. Avoid if you can. I swear to god I've never got a decent LP pressed by GZ Media. Always bad surface noise, warping most of the times, of centered LPs. What a shit show of a company.
Broms

Broms

April 2, 2022
I have an EXCEPTIONAL SOUNDING 180gm pressing of The Best of Little Walter (Pan Am Records) pressed by GZ. Flat, silent, shiny black vinyl, amazing soundstage. I can't imagine this album sounding better than this. 5 stars
eLPiek

eLPiek

February 9, 2022
I bought the 2019 repress of 'Power Trip - Nightmare Logic' and I have NEVER received a NEW record that is pressed this bad: 1. pops and clicks everywhere (i always clean my records). 2. The use of a normal paper sleeve which caused scuffs and scratches on the record. 3. The label is pressed off-center. I returned it for a second copy, same problems. Definitely avoid this pressing!