• Happy Birthday Rue Morgue Records!

    A year ago today the site launched. I had no idea where this would all lead to but I certainly knew where I wanted it to go. A year ago, we were strictly an online store selling predominantly vinyl products. The label side of things did not happen for months yet. It hadn’t even entered […]

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  • A Rue Morgue Records Success Story… The Vendettas

    As Rue Morgue Records is about to turn one year old in a few days, I look back at the year that has past and simply marvel at just how far we have come. Although the label side of the business is only 8 months old, we have made some inroads into the independent industry […]

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  • Murders In The Rue Morgue Vol 1 – Order Now!

    The dream has always been to take Rue Morgue Records the label to the next level. From day one my mind's eye was burning with the idea that someone really needed to bring the classic compilation album back in vogue! That someone was me! Back in the 80's the Metal compilation album is what brought [...] Continue Reading
  • Grant Burns In-Store At Alt.Cvlt

    Rue Morgue Records recording artist Grant Burns launched his debut single Chaos In Design at a successful in-store at Alt.Cvlt in Frankston. In front of a receptive gathering, Grant played his entire debut EP live whilst also generating interest from many passer bys who were enthralled with Burns’ guitar hystrionics. Grant was available to sign […]

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  • Black Sabbath Logo Black Sabbath 50 Years Birmingham Exhibition

    A new exhibition about the band finally cements Birmingham’s reputation as the centre of a global musical phenomenon. ‘Home of Metal: Black Sabbath – 50 Years’ runs at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery from 26 June to 29 September. A blockbuster exhibition devoted to the music that was born in and around Birmingham. Music […]

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  • Korn Announce New Album ‘The Nothing’

    Korn are back with a brand new album. The follow-up to 2016’s The Serenity Of Suffering, Korn’s 13th full-length is titled The Nothing and will be released on September 13 via Roadrunner Records. “Deep, within our Earth lives an extraordinary force. Very few are aware of the magnitude and significance of this place where good/evil, […]

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  • Chelsea Wolfe’s Birth Of Violence

    Chelsea Wolfe has announced that she’ll release her new studio album later this year. The follow-up to 2017’s Hiss Spun is titled Birth Of Violence and it’ll arrive on September 13 through Sargent House. Wolfe says: “I’ve been in a state of constant motion for the past eight years or so – touring, moving, playing [...] Continue Reading
  • Darkthrone Unleash The Old Star

    Band photo by our friend Ester Segarra The Norwegian black metal legends mark their return with a sublime new slab of relentless riffing in the true spirit of the underground. The legendary Norwegian longstanding partnership of Fenriz and Ted “Nocturno Culto” Skjellum, return with their first studio album since 2016’s hugely popular ‘Arctic Thunder’, in [...] Continue Reading
  • The Motörhead Reissues

    Motörhead. Do they need an introduction? Everything about these legends of heavy metal was iconic. Their logo, their look and their frontman.. the immortal Lemmy Kilmister RIP. Motörhead and their music are part of the very fabric of rock n roll. It’s in the DNA that spawned countless sub-genres and inspired everyone from Metallica to […]

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  • Slayer Cover Artist Dies

    Lawrence Carroll created the cover art for Slayer’s Reign In Blood, South Of Heaven, Seasons In The Abyss and Christ Illusion. Lawrence Carroll, the artist who designed and created four of Slayer’s most iconic covers, has died at the age of 65. The news was confirmed by the Karsten Greve Gallery and his friend Jason […]

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  • Zakk Sabbath To Recreate The First Black Sabbath Album

    Oh man, how did I miss out on hearing about this until after the fact? 'Cos as it stands right now, ALL 500 copies of this are now sold out. Gone! Snapped up! Never to be reprinted! Oh God, I want one! Before we get to the gist of this as an aside, the very [...] Continue Reading
  • Palace Of The King Now Shipping!

    ​It's a bit of a relief coming to the end of another project/campaign at Rue Morgue Records. Today we posted all orders of Palace Of The King to all the fans who pre-ordered. The amount of work that went from start to finish is pretty mind-blowing. To think, this project ​began early in January and [...] Continue Reading
  • The Return Of Rammstein

    RAMMSTEIN INTERVIEW CREDITS: Thorsten Zahn, METAL HAMMER Germany / www.metalhammer.de/rammstein-en The band have released the transcript for the ONLY interview they will be doing for this album. Reprinted with permission When it comes to playing with matches, Rammstein are the undisputed masters: but for a long time (a full decade, in fact) the main thing [...] Continue Reading
  • Slipknot Are Definitely Not Our Kind!

    SLIPKNOT’s long-awaited sixth album WE ARE NOT YOUR KIND, will be released August 9th on Roadrunner Records and was produced by Slipknot and Greg Fidelman. It follows the band’s blistering 2014 LP, .5: THE GRAY CHAPTER, which debuted Top 5 in the official album charts of 19 countries around the world, including Australia (#1), the […]

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  • Led Zeppelin Documentary Announced

    via Rolling Stone Surviving members filmed new interviews for Bernard MacMahon film, currently in post-production and due out to celebrate band’s 50th anniversary Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones have participated in a new documentary celebrating the band’s 50th anniversary. The three surviving members filmed new interviews for director Bernard MacMahon’s […]

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  • One Step Closer – Murders In The Rue Morgue Volume 1

    As has been discussed previously, Murders In The Rue Morgue Volume 1 will be an annual compilation album featuring the artists that release a single with Rue Morgue Records throughout the year. The initial concept was to feature the song of each artist that was on their respective singles, but we’ve had a change of […]

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  • File Under Cool – Baroness Indie Record Store Tour

    INDEPENDENT STORE ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE TOUR Our friends in the USA are in for a real treat with Baroness performing at a variety of independent record stores on the release of their latest album Gold & Grey. (purchase album below) Press Release: We have announced an independent store tour this June, which includes an acoustic performance [...] Continue Reading
  • Amigo The Devil

    Amigo The Devil's Everything Is Fine has been on heavy rotation at Rue Morgue Records. And now we are stocking it! Lots of it! Amigo the Devil is a strange, hard-to-define entity that hovers like a slightly vengeful ghost around the peripheries of metal, dark folk, and Americana, claimed by none but with roots in [...] Continue Reading
  • The Devil Has All The Best Tunes

    Please allow me to introduce myself I'm a man of wealth and taste The old adage 'the devil has the best tunes'certainly rings true when it comes to Rock N Roll. In fact, it is a byline which we here at Rue Morgue Records proudly throw around with some of our advertising collateral. That's 'cos it is something [...] Continue Reading
  • Abbath: Outstrider Abbath Is Coming!

    Add to Wishlist Product added! Browse Wishlist The product is already in the wishlist! Browse Wishlist Quick View Abbath: Outstrider (Black Vinyl) $50.99 Add to cart Add to Wishlist Product added! Browse Wishlist The product is already in the wishlist! Browse Wishlist Quick View Abbath: Outstrider (Silver Vinyl) $55.99 Add to cart Calm In Ire [...] Continue Reading
  • Atomic Riot Join Rue Morgue Records Atomic Riot In The House!

    Atomic Riot Join Rue Morgue Records When the boys from Atomic Riot recently approached me about working together on a release… I think I screamed FUCK YEAH to anyone within earshot as this is the perfect band to align a young label with. Let’s face it, when it comes to in-your-face good-time Rock N Roll […]

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  • L7 Versus Pledgemusic

    PledgeMusic on L7’s Shitlist! PledgeMusic was set up a decade ago to help both established bands and new names make it in the music business, by bypassing the traditional music labels and accessing money direct from their fans. Under the model, fans pledge money to a band for a particular purpose – for instance, making […]

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  • Murders In The Rue Morgue Volume 1

    Run before the killers go free Murders In The Rue Morgue will be an annual compilation 12” album featuring selected cuts from the Rue Morgue Records roster. Volume 1 is scheduled for a December 2019 release with 1,000 copies pressed in a limited edition blood-red vinyl. In the tradition of the classic 80’s compilation albums […]

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  • Mötley Crüe The Dirt On The Dirt

    Too Fast For Love I’m one of those old-timers who was around when the Crüe had just released their debut album. And I am talking about before they were signed to Elektra. I guess it would have been sometime around 1982 when the usual route coming home from school would mean a stop at my […]

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  • Metal Blade Records And Me

    Posers Must Die! I have been reading the book based on the Metal independent record label Metal Blade by Brian Slagel. The book, ‘For The Sake Of Heaviness: The History Of Metal Blade Records’ by the aforementioned Slagel is certainly hitting close to home on many levels. For one, it is fascinating learning about the […]

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  • A Day In The Life…

    So you want to be in this Rock And Roll Business hey? At last, at 3AM it was time to go to sleep. With the alarm set for 7.30 – that’s a few hours and a bit to get some ‘rest’. I wake up before my alarm. That gives me 30 minutes to pack some […]

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  • Rue Morgue Records To Release New Palace Of The King Single

    Yes the rumours are true. Rue Morgue Records will be releasing an exclusive boutique seven inch single of one of Australia’s finest bands… Palace Of The King. The track ‘Get Right With Your Maker’ backed with ‘One Of These Days’ will be available for sale via the Rue Morgue Records website AND the Golden Robot […]

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  • Six Month State Of The Union

    Rue Morgue Records has just turned 6 months old. Yeah, you heard right. Six months. I can safely say that in that time we have achieved quite a bit. Which is not to say that it has not come without litres of blood, sweat and tears.   It has been an exhausting six months balancing […]

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  • Prodigy Keith Flint Prodigy’s Keith Flint Dead

    RIP Firestarter I am glad I got to see Prodigy play live let alone have the opportunity to photograph them. It was a photo pass I had to truly fight for as my publication did not deem the band ‘heavy’ enough. That took me by surprise as most if not all Prodigy performances are some […]

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  • Mötley Crüe The Dirt On Netflix

    So come now children of the beast… Be strong And Shout At The Devil! Rock biographies are some of my fave books. I have an ample collection and in time, Rue Morgue Records will be stocking a bunch of the better ones right here in our store. For the longest of times, Led Zeppelin’s Hammer […]

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  • Vale Steve Morgan Of Greville Records

    Saddened to hear of the passing of Greville Records’ Steve Morgan. I was only there last week buying a record from him and the usual to and fro banter was plentiful. Always with sage and wise advice on my Rue Morgue Records project and everything he ever told me whether in jest or seriousness (well […]

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  • Mason’s Grant Burns Signs On With Rue Morgue Records

    When Mason guitarist Grant Burns approached me to do his publicity photos for his new solo album, I of course agreed and put it to Grant… “How about we release a vinyl seven inch single through Rue Morgue Records as well?” After a hushed meeting in the confines of the Reverence Hotel, where Grant’s immediate […]

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  • Subtract-S Subtract-S Sign To Rue Morgue Records

    AVAILABLE NOW! When the idea for Rue Morgue Records The Label was spawned and ultimately unleashed to an unsuspecting public, I really didn’t know what sort of bands would contact me. I didn’t care the genres that would approach me, all I was concerned about was the artist blow me away. And that is not […]

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  • King Diamond Songs For The Dead Live King Diamond Songs For The Dead Live

    King Diamond Songs For The Dead Live Available For Pre-Order There is only one King Diamond, and for more than thirty years the great Dane has been dropping classic albums and putting on shows fans remember for the rest of their lives. Perhaps the only downside to having such a formidable catalogue is that there […]

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  • Alice Cooper Live From The Astroturf The Story Of Alice Cooper Live From The Astroturf

    I’m Eighteen And I Like It! The Local Record Store Perspective… For the longest of whiles, the biggest selling record at Rue Morgue Records was the recent WaxWork release of the 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie soundtrack. I could not stock them fast enough and after three re-orders via my distributor, I finally mnnaged […]

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  • Dan Brittain Photo By John Raptis Dan Brittain Celestial Seasons SOLD OUT!

    On behalf of myself and Dan Brittain (and Amy Edwards) I would just like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who took interest in Dan’s new single and Rue Morgue Records Label’s first (ever) vinyl release. I am pretty certain, we’ll be sold out by the AM. We did this in a week with […]

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  • Classic Albums: AC/DC – Back In Black

    Classic Rock Magazine On July 25, 1980, AC/DC released their first album since the death of Bon Scott. It became one of the biggest selling albums ever. In 2000 Classic Rock looked at the making of this record. It was towards the end of February, 1980. Brian Johnson was staying in the spare room of […]

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  • Dan Brittain: Celestial Seasons Rue Morgue Records The Label Announce First Signing

    Dan Brittain: Celestial Seasons PRE-ORDER NOW! It is with great pleasure that Rue Morgue Records The Label announce our first signing, Western Australian vocalist Dan Brittain. Brittain is no stranger to the Australian Rock scene having performed extensively with Shots Fired and more recently fronting Electrik Dynamite. A born and bred bonafide Rock Star Dan […]

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  • Zeal And Ardor Australian Tour Zeal And Ardor Australian Tour

    We’ve been championing this band since their inception and are now absolutely stoked that they will be touring Australia in February. All details in the poster above. Having said that, Rue Morgue Records moved heaven and earth (quite literally) to get Zeal & Ardor stock in our store after an extensive email trail that led […]

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  • Blaze Festival Interviews Rue Morgue Records Lead John Raptis

    I was recently interviewed by Blaze Festival about the label side of Rue Morgue Records. Presented for you below is the interview in full: Why a record label? Good question! The label idea kinda happened organically. We evolved into the role and it was quite a spontaneous decision. I was helping a friend of mine […]

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