Record Store Day has done a great job in bringing music lovers back to record stores during the spring of each year, and in recent years they've expanded the promotion to the biggest shopping day of the year -- Black Friday. With November fast approaching, Record Store Day organizers have just revealed their list of specialty items that will be available on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Though not as extensive as the spring Record Store Day selection, there is still plenty to attract music lovers and we've compiled a listing of some of the top hard rock and metal selections below.

Among the highlights are live releases from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees Rage Against the Machine, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Ramones and Alice Cooper, metal legends Anthrax and Dio and a Live 2018 recording featuring the Jeff Gutt-led lineup of Stone Temple Pilots.

You'll also find single releases from A Perfect Circle and Weezer and a reissue of Stone Sour's self-titled debut album.

Record Store Day's Black Friday promotion also has a lot of Black Friday "First" releases, with Guns N' Roses, Smashing Pumpkins and Chris Cornell dropping new music (or previously unreleased recordings) first through record stores before they arrive to a wider audience. Tom Morello is also offering the instrumentals from his The Atlas Underground album.

See our listing of the hard rock and metal Record Store Day Black Friday releases below and to check out the whole compiled list across all genres, check here.

2018 Record Store Day Black Friday Hard Rock + Metal Releases

A Perfect Circle, “So Long and Thanks for All the Fish” 7”
Alice Cooper, Live From the Astroturf Full Performance LP
Anthrax, Kings Among Scotland 3XLP
Babymetal, “Distortion” 12”
Blue Oyster Cult, Some Enchanted Evening (Legacy Edition) 2XLP
Dead Kennedys, Iguana Studios Rehearsal Sessions LP
Dio, Holy Diver Live at 35 12”
The Germs, What We Do Is Secret LP
The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Burning of the Midnight Lamb Mono EP 7”
Insane Clown Posse, The Amazing Jeckel Brothers 2XLP
Rage Against the Machine, Live and Rare 2XLP
Ramones, Live in Glasgow Dec. 19, 1977 2XLP
Stone Sour, Stone Sour LP
Stone Temple Pilots, Live 2018 LP
Type O Negative, Bloody Kisses 25th Anniversary Edition 3XLP
Type O Negative / Trivium, “I Don’t Wanna Be Me” 7”
Weezer, “Africa” 10”

Black Friday “First” Releases

CKY, Too Precious to Kill EP
Chris Cornell, “When Bad Does Good” 7”
Guns N’ Roses, “Shadow of Your Love” / “Movin’ to the City” 7”
Joan Jett, Bad Reputation Soundtrack LP
Judas Priest, Rocka Rolla LP
Tom Morello, The Atlas Underground (Instrumentals) 2XLP
Smashing Pumpkins, Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 LP
Sublime, Greatest Hits LP

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