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Jeff Bender has been an avid collector of vinyl recordings for over 40 years. His interest started while employed as a manager for several retail record chains located in the state of Maryland. He further enhanced his knowledge while hosting a "Rock and Roll" show for WGTB-FM out of Washington, D.C. As a hobby, he is currently the Webmaster for several music related websites which includes the Vinyl Underground.

Rage Against the Machine – Same Title


Rage Against the Machine Picture Disc

Artist: Rage Against the Machine
Album: Rage Against the Machine
Release Date: 2012
Catalog number: Sony Music 8765-41108-1


Rage Against the Machine Picture Disc

This is the twentieths anniversary edition of the debut album from Rage. It has been remastered for additional clarity and pressed on 180gm vinyl. It displays the original artwork, of the self immolation by the Vietnamese Buddhist monk.


Rage Against the Machine Picture Disc

Avenged Sevenfold – Waking the Fallen


Avenged Sevenfold, Waking the Fallen Picture Disc

Artist: Avenge Sevenfold
Album: Waking the Fallen
Release Date: 2017
Catalog number: Hopeless Records 90692 23591


Avenged Sevenfold, Waking the Fallen Picture Disc
Released in 2017 to commemorate “Record Store Day – 2017. Originally released in 2003, this second studio album contained the hits”Unholy Confession” and “Waking the Fallen”. This two record set has a limited production of 1300 units.


Avenged Sevenfold, Waking the Fallen Picture Disc


Avenged Sevenfold, Waking the Fallen Picture Disc

Frazetta – Various Artists


Frazetta, Various Artists Picture Disc
Artist: Various
Album: Frazetta
Release Date: 2016
Catalog number: Metal Blade Records 39842-50231-1


Frazetta, Various Artists Picture Disc

Contains 10 different selections from the folks at Metal Blade Records. Below are the groups and the selections that they play.

  • Armored Saint – Dropping Like Flies
  • Lizzy Borden – Give ‘Em the Axe
  • Bitch – Live For the Whip
  • Cirith Ungol – Frost and Fire
  • Nasty Savage – Stabbed in the Back

Side B

  • Brimstone Coven – Slow Death
  • Mirror – Heavy King
  • Below – Ghost of a Shepherd
  • Ram – Eyes of the Night
  • Twitching Tongues – Sacrifice in E

Beatles – Yesterday and Today


The Beatles, Yesterday and Today Picture Disc
Artist: The Beatles
Album: Yesterday and Today
Release Date: Unknown
Catalog number: Capitol Records ST 2553


The Beatles, Yesterday and Today Picture Disc

This release of “the Butcher Cover Album” , is relatively new (2015-2017). The graphics are not bad, but the disc is thin on information. This usually indicates an unauthorized release and no-doubt originated somewhere within Europe.

Iron Maiden – Piece of Mind


Iron Maiden, Piece of Mind Picture Disc

Artist: Iron Maiden
Album: Piece of Mind
Release Date: 1983
Catalog number:Capitol SEAX 12306


Iron Maiden, Piece of Mind Picture Disc
Said to be one of their finest efforts, “Piece of Mind” contains the songs “The Trooper” and the Jethro Tull cover “Cross-Eyed Mary”.
This would also be the first Iron Maiden album to feature Nicko McBrain on drums.