The doom “metalpiece” from Candlemass “Epicus Doomicus Metallicus” is latest entry to the 3D Vinyl® Collector Series from KnuckleBonz®. This 1986 release in considered a defining moment on the heavy metal timeline.
We launched pre-sales last Friday for Candlemass. The signature skull of Epicus Doomicus Metallicus is mounted atop dilapidated oak, not exactly “Under the Oak” if you will pardon the pun. Rusty barb wire encircles this design atop the classic Candlemass red logo. We went back and forth between the 12×12″ format we used for things like Mercyful Fate “Don’t Break the Oath” 3D Vinyl and this table top design. We opted for this ultimately because you Superfans have been telling us you prefer that format.
The Canlemass 3D Vinyl Ltd Edition Statue is cast in resin and hand detailed. It stand’s 10 inches tall and ships with a color package and custom packing. Only 1986 of this design will be cast for Candlemass and Doom Metal Superfans around the world.
Don’t miss out. Pre-Order your here.
On this day in 1975 Pink Floyd released their follow up album to Dark Side of the Moon, “Wish You Were Here.” This was the 2nd full-on concept album from the band and was written exclusively by Roger Waters. After the life changing success of Dark Side, Waters laments about the loss of the talent and friendship of Syd Barrett and the bands growing distaste for the music business. It’s no surprise that music critics would knee-jerk and write that the new material was largely uninspired. However, fans disagreed and the album went to #1 in birth the USA and the UK. Both David Gilmour and keyboardist Richard Wright have said Wish You Were Here was their favorite Pink Floyd album.
Wish You Were Here was one of the 1st creation in our 3D Vinyl Limited Edition Statue Series that celebrates the great album art of the last 50 years. Check out Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 3D Vinyl here.
June 10th was forever known as “Doom’s Day,” when Candlemass released their debut album laying the cornerstone to a new musical genre “Doom Metal.”
Candlemass was inspired by the fathers of all forms of metal, Black Sabbath. Adding operatic vocals to to slow, ominous riffs, Candlemass departed from the common faire of the day coming out of Europe which featured panicked speed and high pitched vocals.
While certainly not a commercial success on it’s initial release, the band was actually dropped by the original record label because of slow sales. Epicus Doomicus Metallicus is now permanently etched in the timeline of all true metal fans of any form.
Candlemass “Epicus Doomicus Metallicus” Track Listing:
2. Deaths Gate
3. Crystal Ball
4. Black Stone Wielder
5. Under The Oak
6. A Sorcerer’s Pledge
Drop the needle on this metal masterpiece today…
A belated happy birthday to Scorpions co-founder Rudolf Schenker. The mighty German Axeman turned 73 yesterday.
We were fortunate to be able to work with the Scorpions across all our product lives Rock Iconz®, 3D Vinyl® and On Tour ™ this past year. Check out all the KnuckleBonz Collectible for the Scorpions Rudolf Schenker, Klaus Meine, Mattias Jabs here.
Scorpions were founded in Hannover Germany in 1965 by Rudolf Schenker. From the outset, the band has laid down hard rock and heavy metal that has excited fans across the planet. The soaring vocals of Klaus Meine along with the dual guitar attack of Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs has been the engine driving classic albums such as “Lovedrive, Blackout, Love at First Sting” and many others. Perhaps no other band in rock history has been able to master hard driving riffs alongside power ballads. In 1988, Scorpions were the first major rock band to play in the Soviet Union with (10) SOLD OUT shows. The following year, they headlined the Moscow Music Peace Festival which was the inspiration for this statue design. Scorpions have influenced countless contemporary bands and to this day remain a stadium and festival headliner. Scorpions celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2015, and there is no end in sight with new tour dates to come.
Check out all that’s going on at KnuckleBonz here.
This will not be a news flash for Pink Floydians, but I have been surprised recently in conversations of the number of people who are not aware of a really great documentary of the making of Pink Floyd “Wish You Were Here.” If there has ever been pressure on a band to follow up after breakthrough commercial success in music, this is it. If you recall, Wish You Were Here was the follow up album to Dark Side of the Moon, need we say more.
The (59) minute film was released in 2012 and has interviews with all four Pink Floyd members, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason. There is a a focus on specifics for all the tracks like Have a Cigar and Welcome to the Machine, but there is also a large section on how the record was inspired by co-founder Syd Barrett. The band gives candid insight on the relationship each member had with him. We were struck by the sincere sadness you could see from Roger Waters and David Gilmour about the loss of this great talent and great friend.
Also, there are awesome interviews with the visual side of Pink Floyd in cartoonist Gerald Scarfe and designer Storm Thorgerson. They are both heroes to us here at KnuckleBonz.
The Story of Wish You Were Here It is easily streamed on a number of video services. We caught it this weekend on the music streaming service Qello.
We have lots in the works with Pink Floyd now in all 3 of our collector series, Rock Iconz®, 3D Vinyl® and On Tour ™. Check that out here.
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Excited to announce our new partnership with the Misfits and Jerry Only to bring all the great Misfits imagery to the 3D Vinyl®, Rock Iconz® and On Tour™ Collector Series.
1st up is Earth AD Limited Edition Statue for 3D Vinyl. This new production is limited to only 1983 for Misfits Superfiends worldwide. The statue is hand-cast and detailed as are all KnuckleBonz collectibles. This edition is limited to only 1983 for Misfits Superfiends worldwide. The statue stands 10″ inches tall and comes with a hand numbered certificate on the bottom of the statue.
You can Pre Order Misfits Earth AD 3D Vinyl Limited Edition Statue here.
“Knucklebonz 3D Vinyl nailed our classic Earth AD cover in such incredible gory detail it might even surpass the original art! Limited run of 1983 to immortalize the year the Misfits set the bar faster, harder and higher, changing the face of hardcore and metal forever. Death came ripping, and it hasn’t been the same ever since. Now you can hold that moment in time in your hands with this ferociously accurate rendering of the Misfits Earth A.D. illustration by the late Mad Marc Rude.” — Jerry Only
Check out the Misfits Earth AD 3D Vinyl Limited Edition Statue official launch video here.
A rare time when we have all things we are working on with a particular band live on our lighted stage at the same time. Pictured here on the KnuckleBonz® Blog is the current work we have in production with AC/DC. Here’s ‘a quick run down on what’s current:
The Angus Young and Brian Johnson Rock Iconz® Limited Edition Statue has wrapped production and is beginning the journey to us here in the USA to go our to Pre-Orders. This will be the only wave of production for this super complex design. Don’t miss out. Reserve your here with a Pre-Order.
Our AC/DC For Those About to Rock Cannon On Tour™ Collectible is on back-order and has also finished what will be the final wave of production. Order this live moment in rock music here.
The Hell’s Bell On Tour Collectible from the “Back in Back” tour 1980 has also just finished a new production lot and will soon be back in stock. Don’t miss this amazing piece of stage-dress from AC/DC’s biggest album era. Order here.
Our new craft beer line was kicked off last month with AC/DC and we have (2) amazing beers that are in the market now in partnership with Calicraft Brewing for California residents and a few other states that allow us to ship directly to you. AC/DC beer will be coming to a store near you soon. Click here for all the latest info.
As always, check out all the great Rock Iconz, 3D Vinyl® and ON Tour Collectibles here at www.knucklebonz.com
33 years ago Metallica released the …and Justice for All album. If there be such a thing for an under rated Metallica album, this is it as far as we are concerned here at KnuckleBonz®. We know, we know, there’s been all the talk about the mix of this record recently, but bottom line, this is thrash classic, with musicianship at it’s highest. Every song is strong and is a favorite for Metallica Superfans to this day when AJFA is included in any live set. “Blackened” and “The Shortest Straw” are diamonds and of course there is “One.” Many of the younger Metallica fans can point to that as their intro to the band via that great music video. There was still an MTV that played music videos at this point in 1988. We can’t talk about this era and not mention the comical Grammy faux pas. If you recall, Metallica was nominated for “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal or Instrumental” and the Grammys continued their “Cluebaggerness” with the metal scene. The award went to none other than Jethro Tull. Too funny to this day.
A quick heavy metal heads up, we are hard at work on a new Limited Edition Collectible for And Justice for All in our 3D Vinyl ® Collectible Series. The cover art by Stephen Gorman, based on a concept developed by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich was a dream to design with. Staytuned for updates…
Check out our current Rock Iconz Ltd. Editions for the entire band from the recent Hardwired to Self-Destruct album here.
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Earth A.D. / Wolf’s Blood from The Misfits saw the band really show their fangs with a faster and more aggressive full-length recording than the previous full-length album, Walk Among Us. In 1983, Earth A.D. fired off (9) blistering tracks at a total running time of just under 15 min. This was a seminal moment in music, where punk is fueled by a thrashier style of playing, laying down the blueprint for the hardcore metal scene that would follow. Previous classic sing-along tracks like “Skulls” were transposed against songs like “Green Hell” that delivered vicious chugging from deep below the surface of Earth A.D. The sheer audio assault of this album is timeless, along with the underground comic illustration by the late Mad Marc Rude that graces the cover. Sadly, this was the last full length record release from what is considered to be the classic Misfits lineup of Jerry Only, Glenn Danzig and Doyle von Frankenstein.
3D Vinyl® brings the great album art of the last 40 years to life in 3D Collectible Statue Designs. Check out 3D Vinyl and all the ® Collectibles in the Rock ® Series here.
Rock Hard this Friday!
Low inventory alert on one of originals Rock Iconz design with Motorhead, that being the Warpig Rock Iconz Ltd. Edition Statue. Only a few remain before they are gone forever…
On this design the beloved Motorhead macot hovers a pile of carnage and debris from WWII, a favorite theme of Lemmy. “Snaggletooth” your today. Order Here.
The Motörhead Warpig first appeared on the 1977 self-titled debut album, “Motörhead.” Also, affectionately known as “snaggletooth,” it has become one of the most iconic and loved symbols in music. Motörhead, with Lemmy at the helm, was a band that fused many musical styles and transcended a single category. Fans from diverse music scenes like punk, thrash metal, heavy metal and progressive rock would usually clash, but the one band all could agree on would be Motörhead. The aggression, the speed, the genuine focus of the band made them stand apart, as if having a genre to themselves. With the loss of Lemmy in 2015, Warpig now stands alone as a reminder of what rock music can mean and does mean to all of us….
Also, check out our latest Rock Iconz Limited Editon Statue for Motorhead Lemmy here.
You can also see the latest from the Rock Iconz, 3D Vinyl and On Tour Collectible Series at www.knucklebonz.com
“We are Motörhead, and We Play Rock n Roll!” Lemmy Kilmister