Trapped Under Ice “Stay Cold” collection photo. What an endless well of creativity and productivity Reaper Records have. Always surprising when a version of this record is made, not only a different colour of vinyl but also altered sleeves, inserts and vinyl labels.
There are a few really rare and hard to find ones, like the third row for example. These five covers were made by the five band members themselves, each their personalized cover, numbered out of 19 copies. The version on the end of the second row is one of those nearly impossible to get stamped versions for United Blood festival 2011. First three are respectively the test pressing, record release and pre-order version. That’s where the abstract Dan Higgs artwork comes in. I also like the This Is Hardcore cover with “YOLO” hand painted on the cover. There is also an earlier This Is Hardcore cover, it’s located first of the fourth row. And dirty white copy – not visible on this picture – first of the fifth row is probably the rarest, I got it as gift from a fellow American collector who found it accidentally in his distro stock.
This is TUI’s first release after a demo on Flatspot Records. It’s a great release, that I still listen to now and then.
Proud and lucky to have a collection like this sitting on my shelf in a box.