Finnish extreme metal non-profit/label Blood Music will be releasing Abigail Williams's debut record "Legend" and latest black metal opus "Becoming" on vinyl for the first time in history. These deluxe, limited editions were remastered for vinyl by frontman Ken Sorceron from the original 24-bit mixes and include EIGHT bonus tracks in total. They will be limited to:
Color 180-gram: 75 copies USA/75 copies Rest of World
Black 180-gram: 75 copies USA/75 copies Rest of World
Pre-orders go live on May 22nd at 8PM Finnish time (1PM NYC). The vinyl will be released on June 22nd.
A 100 copy run of the records will be available on standard weight black vinyl in Europe shortly afterwards.
These were remastered for vinyl from the original high resolution 24-bit mixes. So, that would be the main reason that trumps CD or mp3 formats. But additionally, there are collectors elements for people that like the albums -- such as bonus tracks and the high-resolution layouts.
Why does something have to be uniquely recorded to make it to vinyl?