Seven Sevens: 7 7″ Vinyl Records For a New Heavy Metal World

The 7” single has a long history in the heavy metal world, and its importance as a format continues in the underground to this day. One of the best ways to lose money is to get into old NWOBHM singles, and many of the most expensive obscurities out there are highly limited 7”s that have far more fans than there are copies. Though the practice made its way to extreme metal (and particularly death metal, with many classic 7”s coming out across a variety of scenes and record labels in the early ‘90s) the format has endured as a special way for a classic heavy metal band to both make a statement and, when the band is special enough, as a showcase of force on a debut.

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