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CD:
- SID codes did not exist prior to September 1994
- Mould SID code: IFPI **** / Mastering SID code: IFPI L***
- List of SID codes and their corresponding pressing plants
- Identifying CD manufacturing companies from matrix (additional forum threads here and here)

Vinyl:
- Label codes (LC ****) did not exist prior to May 1976 (implemented by IFPI in 1977)
- Common runout groove etchings (The BIG forum thread v6)
- Symbols and inscriptions in deadwax (First Press Records / Internet Archive)
- Deadwax inscriptions (Richmond Audio Society)
- US Record Pressing Plants (Discogs list)
- Center label guide with images: VinylBeat.com or alternatively CVinyl.com

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Recent Activity
submitted Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure. 9 days ago
submitted Celtic Frost - Into The Pandemonium. 3 months ago
submitted Dio (2) - Dream Evil. 3 months ago
submitted Sigur Rós - Ágætis Byrjun. 5 months ago
submitted Lydia Laska - Krankenhaus. 5 months ago
submitted Jerusalem (4) - Jerusalem. 9 months ago
posted a comment on Sodom - In The Sign Of Evil. 9 months ago
Here's another thing I was just made aware of:
In the German fanzine "Raise the Dead" (issue #1 from December 1984), there is a concert review of a Destruction/Sodom/Iron Angel gig on December 1st, and the reviewer states that Sodom has an ... See full review
submitted Fleetwood Mac - The Dance. 10 months ago
submitted Iron Maiden - Live After Death. 10 months ago
submitted Åge Aleksandersen Og Sambandet - Levvá Livet. 11 months ago
submitted Saxon - Wheels Of Steel. 11 months ago
submitted Slade - Slayed?. 11 months ago
submitted Village People - Cruisin'. 11 months ago
submitted Thorbjørn Egner - Karius Og Baktus. 11 months ago
submitted Per Asplin - «Jeg Fant Jeg Fant» Sa Askeladden. 11 months ago
submitted Various - Nissens Julekassett. 11 months ago
submitted Blue Öyster Cult - Cultösaurus Erectus. 11 months ago
submitted Blue Öyster Cult - Agents Of Fortune. 12 months ago
submitted Thorbjørn Egner - Klatremus Og De Andre Dyrene I Hakkebakkeskogen. 12 months ago
submitted Alice Cooper - Killer. 12 months ago
posted a comment on Scorpions - Virgin Killer. about 1 year ago
Sounds like the same one I have (presuming you meant AS on inner sleeve and SB on back cover). Have just submitted a new version here: Scorpions - Virgin Killer
posted a comment on Black Sabbath - The Complete 70's Replica CD Collection. about 1 year ago
Noticed one on ebay recently with the number 3946, but that's the highest number I've seen so far :)
submitted Garmarna - Guds Spelemän. about 1 year ago
submitted Various - Norsk Jul. about 1 year ago
submitted Alf Prøysen, Arild Berggren, Guttekoret I NRK* - O Jul Med Din Glede. about 1 year ago
submitted Blackwater (12) - Blackwater. about 1 year ago
submitted The Highwaymen - Highwaymen Live. about 1 year ago
submitted Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues. about 1 year ago
submitted Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys - Part I. about 1 year ago
submitted Rush - Permanent Waves. about 1 year ago
submitted Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac. about 1 year ago
submitted Fleetwood Mac - Rumours. about 1 year ago
submitted Obituary - Slowly We Rot. about 1 year ago
submitted Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast. about 1 year ago
submitted ZAZ - ZAZ. about 1 year ago
submitted Forbidden (3) - Forbidden Evil. about 1 year ago
submitted Black Magic (13) - Demon Lord (demo 2016). about 1 year ago
submitted Temple Of The Dog - Temple Of The Dog. about 1 year ago
submitted Boston - Boston. about 1 year ago
submitted Annie Lennox - Diva. about 1 year ago
submitted Annie Lennox - Bare. about 1 year ago
submitted Pavlov's Dog - Pampered Menial. about 1 year ago
submitted Helloween - Walls Of Jericho. about 1 year ago
submitted Sparks - Kimono My House. about 1 year ago
submitted Backstreet Girls - Boogie Till You Puke. about 1 year ago
submitted Def Leppard - On Through The Night. about 1 year ago
submitted Sortilège - Sortilège. over 2 years ago
submitted Uriah Heep - ...Very 'Eavy ...Very 'Umble. over 2 years ago
submitted Pink Floyd - A Saucerful Of Secrets. over 2 years ago
submitted Vesen - From The Sickest Minds. over 2 years ago