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Metal Band Buys Vinyl Record Plant

March 22, 2023

Metal Band Buys Vinyl Record Plant Heavy Metal band Metallica is getting heavy into vinyl with the purchase of Furnace Record Pressing, a 70,000-square-foot vinyl pressing plant in Alexandria, Virginia. The band isn’t alone. Musician Jack White owns the Third Man Records vinyl pressing plant in Detroit, another one of the 88 disk pressers in the US.

Metallica sold 387,000 vinyl albums last year. Industry-wide, vinyl outsold CDs last year, the first time since 1987, becoming the single most popular format of physical media in music, accounting for $1.2 billion in sales.


“Metallica Sells So Much Vinyl It Just Bought Its Own Pressing Plant,” Robert Levine, Billboard

“Metallica have bought their own vinyl pressing plant,” Will Richards, NME

“Metallica Just Bought A Northern Virginia Record-Pressing Company,” Elliot C. Williams, DCist

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