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CactusSlaughter
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:32 pm 
 

So last year I got the deluxe edition of Abysmal by The Black Dahlia Murder and my I was delighted to find the bonus tracks came on a 3" mini CD. Pointless in a way, but I loved this and I was wondering what other metal bands have released material on this format?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:37 pm 
 

Swallow The Sun's latest is a triple album. 3 CD's for an album seems a bit overkill for me though.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:40 pm 
 

Nah I mean it came on a 3 inch mini-Cd

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circleofdestruction
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:44 pm 
 

The only thing I have like this is Aurvandil/WSSAMS-Nightlings, I think.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:51 pm 
 

Oh, my bad. I don't know any albums that came out in this format. Hell, I didn't even think those things still existed!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:03 pm 
 

The only ones I know (in metal) are the Voice of Destuction EP and the Already Dead EP by Groinchurn, incidentally both South-African bands, and both good releases whatever some reviewers may say.
While I like the concept (small and lightweight), they can't be played in every CD player which is not really convenient.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:19 pm 
 

I'm not sure I can think of any standalone releases on 3' CDs. But Nuclear Blast have had some special mailorder editions with a bonus 3 inch CD.

Off the top of my head I know the special editions of these albums had a 3 inch CD as a bonus:

Amorphis - Circle
Candlemass - King of the Grey Isles (Tin Case edition)
Soilwork - Sworn to a Great Divide

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:40 pm 
 

false_icon wrote:
While I like the concept (small and lightweight), they can't be played in every CD player which is not really convenient.

This. It's not really practical.

Were these ever really a big thing? I can always remember having CD players with a smaller section where the CD sits to fit these little ones, but even when CD singles were a big thing I don't recall ever seeing many of these. I seem to remember having at least one other one at some point but now I can't remember what it was.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:47 pm 
 

Huata's The Solar Work came in a beautiful hand-crafted 3' mini CD!

http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Hu ... ork/381836
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:50 pm 
 

Not metal, but it's grindcore(/dubstep haha...).

Amelioration - Admin Rights
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/amelioration

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:50 pm 
 

This album by UK melodic death metal band Ignominious Incarceration (who apparently changed their name to The Soulless) came with a bonus 3" cd of demo tracks. The cd is also one of those "shaped" discs, as two of the sides sort of bulge out around a picture of a wolf.

The only other 3" I have, and the first I ever saw, was the one that came with Nine Inch Nails' Broken.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:06 pm 
 

a three foot wide CD would be hard to fit in a CD player

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Kerrick
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:28 pm 
 

MawBTS wrote:
a three foot wide CD would be hard to fit in a CD player


Hahaha yeah I wasn't going to say anything but I noticed that too... Can't help but think of:

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:29 pm 
 

I have a 3" by Dead Raven Choir. I think it wasn't the guy's only one.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:48 pm 
 

CactusSlaughter wrote:
I was wondering what other metal bands have released material on this format?

You may want to check out this label:
http://www.metal-archives.com/labels/Ma ... ords/40520
This is the only format they use.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:30 pm 
 

Amazing. Will have to find some of these, although some may be pretty tough to acquire. Very surprised at that label! Thanks for these suggestions. Fixed the 3foot thing! Haha sorry

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:44 pm 
 

Precambrian by The Ocean has a 3in of sorts...the disc is normal size, but only 3 inches of are CD, the rest is clear plastic.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:55 pm 
 

Foreshadow Music from Poland released a bunch of doom metal 3" CD's in the early 00's. The River, Oktor, Quercus, a Moss / Nadja split are the ones I can remember.
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Antioch wrote:
You may want to check out this label:
http://www.metal-archives.com/labels/Ma ... ords/40520
This is the only format they use.

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Very cool.

I haven't seen these mini-CD's in years! I remember I used to have some before I got into metal but I can't remember which bands they were. It's an interesting format nonetheless.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:32 am 
 

false_icon wrote:
The only ones I know (in metal) are the Voice of Destuction EP and the Already Dead EP by Groinchurn, incidentally both South-African bands, and both good releases whatever some reviewers may say.
While I like the concept (small and lightweight), they can't be played in every CD player which is not really convenient.


There's actually such thing as an adapter-disc, which the 3" disc slots into and makes it able to played in slot-type players. Although I can only imagine the horror if the two somehow became separated while playing :lol:
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:19 am 
 

Adramelech's The Fall EP was a beautiful 3"CD, and a nice dose of Finnish death metal with quasi-whispered vocals.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:43 am 
 

Pelican had one as a bonus on their After the Ceiling Cracked DVD. No trouble distinguishing between the CD and the DVD! http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Pe ... ked/180901

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:51 am 
 

DecemberSoul wrote:
Adramelech's The Fall EP was a beautiful 3"CD, and a nice dose of Finnish death metal with quasi-whispered vocals.


Got it and one of the reasons I barely play it is due to this silly format.

Up there with 5" vinyl.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:55 am 
 

Not that uncommon, way more common than 3" vinyls.
Some i have picked up over the years.
Mostly grindcore, noiscore or hardcore.

Exacerbacion / Mankurt - split
Exogorth & R.T. - split
Gorgonized Dorks / Amnogomusikimalo - split
Half Gorilla / Raperies Like Draperies - split
Hyperemesis / Obliteracao - split
Jeffrey Dahmer / Hate Junkie - split
Präparation-H - 8 Hits From Hell
Psychotic Sufferance / Amnogomusikimalo - split
Psychotic Sufferance / Gorgonized Dorks - split
Sete Star Sept / Pure Noise - split
Shitnoise Bastards / Bone Ache - split
Triturador - Trituragrind
Yacöpsae - Krank Ist Normal (The reissue of this 7" was released on a 3" CD)
V.A. - Sword Of Thrash III: Hard Core Hydrophobia

The sword of thrash series is a very good one, there is at least 6 volymes in this series, only featured are obscure hardcore and metal bands from Japan that were active during the early to mid 90's. (All volumes were released on either CD or LP)
Tons of quality stuff! :headbang:

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:42 am 
 

Everflowingstream wrote:
5" vinyl.


Fuck I can barely get the toning arm to the outer edge of a 7" without the auto-return kicking in :lol:
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:49 am 
 

I'm pretty sure Agoraphobic Nosebleed's Altered States of America comes in this format, or at least my copy does.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:44 am 
 

Lord_X wrote:
I'm pretty sure Agoraphobic Nosebleed's Altered States of America comes in this format, or at least my copy does.


Ah yes the 100 song 3" cd (think track 99 was two on one if i recall as i dunno if cd players can normally read tracks beyond that).
EDIT: scratch that track 100 was one of those stupid track 0 hold rewind at the beginning of the cd situations.

Silly formats seem to be mostly a grind and noise related fixation, I know the few 3" cds and 5" vinyls I own fall into those genres.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:25 am 
 

There are a bunch more. They had a small following in Japan for a while as well. Some off the top of my head:
Mekong Delta "Toccata" (Aaarrrg)
Expiration "Deviated" (Repulse)
Golgotha "The Way Of Confussion" [sic] (Repulse)
Crimson Glory "Dream Dancer" (Japan)
Metallica "One" and "The Unforgiven"
Sodom "Ausgebombt" (Steamhammer)
V/A "Rock Hard Presents Gods Of Grind (1 trk each of Entombed, Confessor, Carcass, Cathedral)
Possession "Scourge And Fire" (self-released)
Anthrax "Anti Social"
Antigama / Drugs Of Faith (split)
Cripple Bastards "Live To Hate People"
Zarathustra had a couple
Guns N' Roses had a bunch (Patience; Night Train; Welcome to The Jungle)
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:53 am 
 

I had no idea they were so common. Before the TBDM one I got I can only ever remember seeing them as some magazine cover CDs back when I was a kid. Shit like 'Smash Hits!' rags

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:24 am 
 

Hayisforhorses wrote:
Lord_X wrote:
I'm pretty sure Agoraphobic Nosebleed's Altered States of America comes in this format, or at least my copy does.


Ah yes the 100 song 3" cd (think track 99 was two on one if i recall as i dunno if cd players can normally read tracks beyond that).
EDIT: scratch that track 100 was one of those stupid track 0 hold rewind at the beginning of the cd situations.

Silly formats seem to be mostly a grind and noise related fixation, I know the few 3" cds and 5" vinyls I own fall into those genres.





Yes that's the one. If I remember correctly, the entire album is over in less than 30 minutes?

Anyway I digress, I've never seen a 3" CD before or since ASOM. Whilst somewhat novel, I agree with the consensus that they are, for the most part, pointless.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:37 pm 
 

MikeyC wrote:
Very cool.

I haven't seen these mini-CD's in years! I remember I used to have some before I got into metal but I can't remember which bands they were. It's an interesting format nonetheless.

The item as a whole, the 3" being housed in a mini-DVD case, does look cool and all, but I've never popped the CD into the stereo to be honest. I just listened to the digital files I downloaded at the time.
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I have these two (someone already mentioned the Possession one):

Uncreation - Death to Humanity
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Un ... nity/10734

Possession - Scourge & Fire
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Po ... Fire/14211

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There's a King Diamond release called Collector's Item, which appears to no longer be listed on the archives. It's a compilation of 5 songs, but it's on a somewhat 3" CD that's shaped like King Diamond's head. If you look at the back of it, the data is in the 3" CD format but it bounces around in your CD player due to the uneven shape. Maybe I'll dig it out and try to put up a pic.

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PerfectB wrote:
There's a King Diamond release called Collector's Item, which appears to no longer be listed on the archives. It's a compilation of 5 songs, but it's on a somewhat 3" CD that's shaped like King Diamond's head. If you look at the back of it, the data is in the 3" CD format but it bounces around in your CD player due to the uneven shape. Maybe I'll dig it out and try to put up a pic.


Shaped CDs are a different story altogether.. Nuclear Blast did a bunch of them in the 90s/00s. I've got the Dimmu Borgir live one, it plays fine but does make a bit of a racket in the player.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:14 pm 
 

Not on MA but the original release of Nine Inch Nails "Broken" ep had the 2 cover songs on a separate 3 inch cd from the main CD. Not sure if any later versions were like this but it was pretty cool at the time.

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I think the Locust put out some square three-incher once iirc. I remember my brother buying it and being kinda weirded out.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:33 pm 
 

Taorluath wrote:
Not on MA but the original release of Nine Inch Nails "Broken" ep had the 2 cover songs on a separate 3 inch cd from the main CD. Not sure if any later versions were like this but it was pretty cool at the time.


The later versions had them on tracks 98 and 99 IIRC...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:14 pm 
 

Lord_X wrote:
I'm pretty sure Agoraphobic Nosebleed's Altered States of America comes in this format, or at least my copy does.


the PCP Torpedo re-issue uses this format as well. and to make it doubly pointless, the mini disc is surrounded by clear plastic making it the size of a normal cd. i have never seen anything like it before or since, and i have no idea why they did that

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Intraum wrote:

the PCP Torpedo re-issue uses this format as well. and to make it doubly pointless, the mini disc is surrounded by clear plastic making it the size of a normal cd. i have never seen anything like it before or since, and i have no idea why they did that


I used to have the CD-single of System Of A Down - "Aerials" and it was like that... also a lot of singles and EPs used to have a similar format but there was non-refractive silver (basically just a mirror, without the rainbow-colours you get when light reflects on actual CD foil) instead of transparent. It makes sense in the way that it's not wasting any refractive foil for the blank portion of the disc.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:42 am 
 

As well as some of the 3" (and 5" vinyl) mentioned above, I also have Maudlin of the Well - Secret Song.

The most interesting one I have, though, is the 3" shape split between Fantômas and Melt Banana!

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