First off, lets get this out of the way. Yes, Frank Carter (Gallows previous lead singer) left the band. Yes, there is a new guy, Wade MacNeil. So, yeah the third release for Gallows has a new head splitter up front screaming. And I am ok with that. Why?

As much as I loved Frank, and holy shit do I love Gallows’ previous releases, I have a lot of heart for where the band is going. Don’t view this band as made up of individual people, view them as a statement, a sonic wave of “Go Fuck Yourself.” Once you view Gallows for what it is‚Äďa hardcore punk band that will rip your ears off and feed them to the sharks‚Äďyou’ll see quickly that they still retain their energy and passion to light shit on fire. You’ll see that Wade is just as awesome as Frank… just a little deeper voice. Watch the new music video for “Last June” (the first single off the new album) and tell me that it doesn’t have as much raw energy and grit as Gallows past releases.

Alright, that’s out of the way. Let’s get excited about the new album and try hard to figure out which damn version to get.

In total, there are about 7 pre orders here. 7? Are you shitting me? … No. There are 3 for UK and 4 for the US. Let’s break this down:

1. UK – GALLOWS DELUXE VINYL BUNDLE PRE-ORDER

Bundle Contents:

  • Limted White Vinyl LP (Available on Pre-Order Only)
  • T-Shirt
  • Balaclava
  • Badge Set
  • Zine created by Gallows
  • Patch

Price – 55 GBP (Roughly $85)

2. UK – GALLOWS STANDARD VINYL BUNDLE 2 PRE-ORDER

Bundle Contents:

  • Limited White Vinyl LP (Available on Pre-Order Only)
  • Badge Set
  • Balaclava
  • Zine created by Gallows

Price – 35 GBP (Roughly $54)

3. UK – GALLOWS VINYL LP ALBUM PRE-ORDER

Vinyl Limited Edition Color: White

Price – 15.99 GBP (Roughly $24)

4. US –¬†Gallows ‘S/T’ Banner/LP Package Deal

Bundle Contents:

  • Banner
  • A copy of Gallows’ self-titled full-length on the rarest variant of vinyl available at the time of purchase
  • Poster
  • Sticker

Price – $30

5. US –¬†Gallows ‘S/T’ T-Shirt/LP Package Deal

Bundle Contents:

  • T-Shirt
  • A copy of Gallows’ self-titled full-length on the rarest variant of vinyl available at the time of purchase
  • Poster
  • Sticker

Price – $21

6. US –¬†Gallows ‘S/T’ Half White / Half Black LP

Vinyl Limited Edition Color: Half White / Half Black

Price – $13

7. US –¬†Gallows ‘S/T’ Black w/ White Haze LP

Vinyl Limited Edition Color: Black w/ White Haze

Price – $13

Which One?

Well, I think it really comes down to what you really want. Do you want a Balaclava, a Big Banner, or a T-Shirt? Do you want a limited white vinyl or one with a sweet haze on it? For me, I went with Option 4 because I would love to fly that banner as a flag, or hang it in my man cave. Also, I don’t know what the “rarest variant of vinyl” means, but the surprise of opening it is worth the gamble.

Album is released on September 10th, 2012 in the UK and September 11th, in the US.

From the Label:

For Gallows’ self-titled full-length, the band recorded 11 new tracks at Broadfield Studio in Watford, the band’s hometown, in May 2012 with producers Thomas Mitchener and Steve Sears and feature some of Gallows’ best and most pissed-off work to date.

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(ps. this entire post was written to “Last June” … on repeat)

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