New Age pressing info

Feel free to use this pressing info, but please note that I, Ferry Krop, compiled and gathered all the info over the years. all with help from many people especially Mike Hartsfield.

Pressing info: update Feb, 19 2017

NA 1 Walk Proud – be yourself 7”
12 test presses, black vinyl, white Alshire label
1st press 1000 black vinyl, red labels, big hole
2nd press? 300 green vinyl, green labels, small hole
2nd press ? black vinyl, green labels, small hole

NA 2 Pressure Release – prison of my own 7”
? test presses, black vinyl, white label
1st press 203 clear green vinyl
1st press 806 black vinyl
2nd press 100 clear red
2nd press 900 back vinyl

NA 3 Powerhouse – s.t. 7”
? test presses, black vinyl, white label
1st press black vinyl, blue labels with ‘old’ New Age logo
1st press 150 opaque green vinyl, blue labels with ‘old’ New Age logo
1st press 350 opaque gray vinyl, blue labels with ‘old’ New Age logo
2nd press 200 black vinyl Alister Crowley cover, white labels with ‘new’ New Age logo
2nd press 50 blue vinyl, blue labels with ‘old’ New Age logo
2nd press ? black vinyl (has stamp on lyric sheet) white labels with ‘new’ New Age logo

NA 4 Turning Point – it’s always darkest LP
(compiled together with Guido Ritz)
about 15/20 test presses (according to how often they pop up, it’s not so rare), black vinyl, white labels

1st press 500 clear vinyl, dark blue bar on cover (looks almost completly black & brown thick paper used), tan labels, blue hand on lyric sheet size 12" by 12"
1st press 1000/2000 black vinyl, dark blue bar on cover (looks almost completly black & brown think paper used), tan labels, blue hand on lyric sheet size 12" by 12"
The first press is about 100% sure, maybe the numbers for the black vinyl could use some attention.

2nd press 2000/3000 black vinyl
Comes with leftover covers from the 1st press: dark-blue-bar cover (almost black). The slighlty brighter dark blue stripe cover is the 2nd press cover.
White labels, red hand on lyric sheet size 12" by 12"
The second press is quite confusing and we think a mixture of everything: leftover covers from the 1st press (almost complete black covers, no blue to see. I maybe think there were pressed 3000, maybe up to 5000 covers) and a new press of covers which has the ‘brighter dark blue bar’ on it, which is not to be seen on pictures. We think New Age first ran out of vinyl and inserts but had covers left over from the 1st press. But due to the covers still not looking the way they were supposed to be, we are blessed with the 3rd version cover: the nice bright blue bar cover came, mixing everything up.
And lyric sheets with the red hand. But also we think, that at the end there were no lyricsheets so they made the one sided xeroxed letter-size lyricsheet, with no hand what so ever (this version is very rare) and therefore we think a quick xerox to complete the press, all before the actual pro-printer 2-sided letter-size insert came.

3rd press 1000/2000 black vinyl, nice bright blue stripe on cover (white cardboard used), tan labels, 2-sided lettersized lyricsheet.
The third press is the version with the 2-sided lettersized lyricsheet with hand on it. This one is seen more often, and always comes with the rest of the nice bright blue bar covers. This cover is definitely the last version of covers, since there is no address on this one, the address has been deleted. This version maybe has leftover vinyl from the second press (white labels) and somehow a new batch of vinyl has the tan labels.

To sum it all up: we figure there are 3 different cover pressings, 4 different lyric-sheets and 3 maybe 4 different vinyl pressings (starting with tan labels, going to white labels and ending with tan labels again). Looking at all the covers and inserts, the 2nd press vinyl comes with, there might have been another vinyl pressing completely identical to the 2nd pressing.
I’ll stop before it gets more confusing ;)

NA 5 Outspoken – survival 7”
? test presses, red vinyl, white label. Is it save to say, that since these hardly pup up, there are less than 10 pressed? Some, maybe all have Xeroxed sleeves made up for them saying ‘test pressing’ made by Mike. Dennis/Outspoken believes there were 2 sets of testpressings, one per label, since this was a joint release between New Age and Conversion. These should have labels of each label he says on Instagram but I have only seen white labels on the test.

Pre-1st press 500 limited edition with Xeroxed sleeves (white sleeve/200)
Pre-1st press 500 limited edition with Xeroxed sleeves (blueish sleeve/150)
Pre-1st press 500 limited edition with Xeroxed sleeves (yellow sleeve/150)
This 1st press was made for a tour they later on had to cancel and were made prior to any with actual printed labels/covers. Dennis/Outspoken on Instagram January 2016: “Originally we weren't going to do a special pressing but there were delays with the covers, inserts, and labels. We had plans to do a tour back east and wanted to have records to sell. So we had the pressing plant press 500 black vinyl records with white labels. We created a simple version of the cover and insert that we could have photo copied easily. Our tour was scheduled to start in Chicago at Tony Brummel's (Victory Records) house back when he did basement shows. I forgot the name of the "club." Club Blitz possibly? I also seem to remember it was Tony who offered to print the limited edition covers for us at his Kinkos job. I wonder how many bands have benefited from friends working at Kinkos? So we had the records pressed and we hand wrote messages on every single label. Also, the covers are numbered but we weren't into that sort of stuff at the time so we made a bunch of fake numbers. There are several #1/500. It was a joke. We were going to have Relapse from Michigan play the shows with us since I had recently made friends with them and they offered to share their equipment. Things fell apart on our end and we never did the tour. But Relapse did anyway and I went along as a roadie. I sold a bunch of the limited edition 7"s while on tour with them. It helped us spread our music back east. There are roughly 200 of the black & white covers, 150 blue and 150 yellow. We wanted only black & white covers but when we got them, there were some blue and yellow too. We used up all the black & white ones first, then split the rest between the blue and yellow.I wrote most stuff down to keep track but couldn't find my notes about that pressing unfortunately.” Hand written labels courtesy of Mikey Garceau (Drift Again).

1st press 1000 black vinyl , yellow/black labels (Conversion Recs version), big fold out insert
1st press 1000 black vinyl , silver/black labels (New Age Recs version), big fold out insert
2nd press, 1000? black vinyl , black/white labels, small glossy insert
3rd press, limited edition “77 pressing”, 77 buble gum red vinyl. With xeroxed sleeve and walk proud b-side labels
3rd press, 207 burnt orange marble vinyl, black/white labels
4th press (2014), half clear vinyl/half clear orange split color vinyl /500?

NA 6 UpFront – daybreak 7”
? test presses, black vinyl, white labels
1st press: 3000 with lighter covers
1st press black vinyl, misprint: white lettering instead of orange, only 4 or 5 copies exist
2nd press (repress from 94): 3000 with darker covers and graffiti logo

NA 7 V/A – words to live by… 7”
? test presses, black vinyl, white labels, Xeroxed handmade test press sleeves
1st press ? black vinyl, yellow labels
1st press 200 clear vinyl, yellow labels
1st press 100 yellow vinyl, yellow labels
1st press dirty clear vinyl, transition version between clear and black vinyl- at least one is known to exist
2nd? press ? black vinyl, new cover
2nd? press 500 red vinyl, new cover
2nd? press ? clear vinyl, new cover

NA 8 Mouthpiece – s.t. 7”
10 test presses, black vinyl with white labels written on. Xeroxed self made cover by the band
1st press ? black vinyl, black white labels
1st press 400 solid purple marble vinyl, black white labels
1st press 50 solid purple marble vinyl, black white labels, purple screaming girl cover, sold at the Middlesex show, revered to as “Middlesex edition” numbered with stamp on the inside of the cover. One unnumbered copy is known, which probably makes this number 51.
1st press 10 Pigface cover. Numbered. Made by Pete (guitarist) for fun: ‘when the first 7” came out, I made ten of those covers. 5 for the band and the other 5 went to close friends. 5 blue ink and 5 black ink’.
94 repress, ? black vinyl, black labels slightly different cover XXX on back cover
94 repress ? black vinyl, purple labels slightly different cover XXX on back cover
Reunion 2000 press, New Age pressed about 500 total, an estimated guess comes up with these numbers:
reunion 2000 press #119/150 clear yellow vinyl skater cover
reunion 2000 press 200 clear yellow vinyl red letters on sleeve (pressed for the earlier shows: Philly & Boston)
reunion 2000 press 30 clear yellow vinyl blue letters on sleeve (pressed for the later shows: NJ, DC and NYC), Limited blue screen printed version with the classic Powell Peralta winged ripped screen printed inside the 7" cover
reunion 2000 press 120 clear yellow vinyl blue letters on sleeve (pressed for the later shows: NJ, DC and NYC), inside cover is empty
Special pressing with Middlesex blue “screeming girl” cover limited to 6 copies. Made by Tim in 2010: “I originally created and printed a small handful of these covers for a Mouthpiece show at Middlesex County College sometime around 1992. The idea was to create a limited cover to help sell the remaining copies that we had left over of our first 7”. After all these years, I’ve managed to hold on to the original paste-up artwork and just recently printed up 6 more covers. 1 of these re-printed covers went to a long time friend of the band that desperately needed one for his collection. The other 5 copies went into my own collection and I used them for some extra copies of the 2nd pressing that I still had.”

NA 9 Lifetime – s.t. 7”
? test presses, black vinyl, white label
1st press ? black vinyl, gold labels, triple fold out lyric sheet on normal paper, big bear city address
Pre-2nd press, black vinyl, gold labels, fold-out cover, made for their tour with Ressurection because the final press was not ready
2010 press, black vinyl, gold labels, slightly different cover: backside is more dark than previous one, smaller (2x foldout) lyric sheet on glossy paper with Huntington beach address

NA10 Ressurection – s.t. 7”
? test presses, black vinyl, white labels
Pre-1st press, red vinyl, limited cover/50. Made because the real version wasn’t ready for the Middlesex College Show
?press ? black vinyl, dark red labels
?press ? purple vinyl
? press ? beer cover
1995 repress, black vinyl

NA11 Strife – my fire burns on… 7”
? test presses, black vinyl, white label
1st press ? black vinyl, blue/black cover
1st press ? blue vinyl, blue/black cover
2nd press, black vinyl, full-color cover
2010-new version, re-mastered, new tests (black Erica labels)
Third pressing had new full-color covers, not identical to the full-color covers on the 2nd press: look at the flames through the Strife logo
3rd pressing 175 solid red & pink swirl vinyl
3rd pressing 350 solid grey with yellow marble vinyl
3rd pressing 77 solid red & pink swirl vinyl – this is the “77 pressing” with different cover and Walk Proud B-side labels on both sides
3rd pressing 50 Sound & Fury 2010 fest edition
Limited pressing was made for the Sound and Fury fest by the band. Only 50 were made with a custom cover and insert, custom labels,and a special colorway. These are all be hand numbered. The cover is a collaboration with artist Eyeone (Who ran the Macondo in the '90s), and these were individually printed the same way as a limited edition Giclee art print. These were only available during Sound & Fury 2010, sold out in a couple of minutes!

NA12 Unbroken – you won’t be back 7”
? test presses, black vinyl, white labels
1st press ? black vinyl
1st press ? bluegreen vinyl
2nd press (2005) ? peach-pink vinyl

NA13 Outspoken – light in the dark LP
? test presses, black vinyl, white labels. Is it safe to say, that since these hardly pup up, there are less than 10 pressed?
?press ? black vinyl
1st press had no color vinyl pressing
2010-new version, re-mastered, new tests (black Erika labels)
2nd pressing 275 solid orange creamsicle vinyl, plain orange B-side label with hand stamped "We Must Continue..."
2nd pressing 193 solid coke bottle clear with black streaks vinyl, plain green B-side label with hand stamped "We Must Continue..."
2nd pressing 38 solid dark yellow marble vinyl, plain orange B-side label with hand stamped "We Must Continue...". Fun Fact: The process of mixing to get the correct orange color, gave us a few distinctly yellow ones.
2nd pressing 77 solid coke bottle clear with black streaks vinyl, Walk Proud B-side labels on both sides. “77 pressing”
2012 press, black vinyl with insert, Hand numbered out of 50, comes in a plain white jacket with sticker. Original mastering. The Record was only available on the European Tour 2012, sold out at the first shows!
2016 press 200 red vinyl, white labels with hand written "What's your..." and "Reason to believe”, especially made for the Jon Bunch Memorial show. 125 of these were sold at the show, 75 were later sold via their alightinthedark.bigcartel.com store

NA14 Mean Season – bleed to me 7”
? test presses, black vinyl, white labels. There seems to be a red vinyl, white label test from this record. Mike things the red one came first, after a while a new set of stampers were needed and a new test was made: the black vinyl one.
1st press ? black vinyl, red/white labels
1st press ? black vinyl, red/white labels double A-side label miss press
1st press 400 clear vinyl, red/white labels
European tour pressing 500? Black vinyl, Xeroxed cover
2nd? Press ? black vinyl, blue/white labels
?press 47 black vinyl with limited cover, sold in nov/dec 2009

NA15 Lifetime – background LP
?press ? black vinyl
1st press had no color vinyl pressing

NA16 Unbroken – ritual LP
?press ? black vinyl
1st press 250 dark grey marbled vinyl`
There seem to be different kind of pressings? Maybe 2 or even more?
The black vinyl version I have has a glossy finish on the cover. The dark grey marbled version has a mat finish on the cover. Even the paper used on the lyric sheets differ, but you can only tell while having them both in your hands. It’s just a different kind of paper. So there seems to be at least 2 different kind of pressings.
on March 3rd 2015 Rob Moran shed some light on the pressing info for this release via a comment on an instagram post:
"Not a first press... first/second press was only on black vinyl. This is a much later around 96/97...no idea how many were made, maybe 500?"

NA 17 Outspoken – the current 7”
? test presses, black vinyl, white labels
1st press ? black vinyl, dark blue labels
later press 500 clear vinyl, slightly lighter blue labels
2011 press 147 cool blue (light grey) vinyl, slightly lighter blue labels, small cd-size lyricsheet
2011 press 77 pressing, green vinyl. Comes in Xeroxed sleeve, no lyric sheet and the typical 77 pressing labels: the Walkpride b-side label on both sides.

NA18 Grip – friction burn fatal 7”
5 test pressings with special covers, black vinyl, white labels
1st press ? black vinyl
1st press 612 clear orange vinyl

NA19 Ressurection – I refuse LP
? test presses, black vinyl, white labels
?press ? black vinyl
?press ? clear red vinyl

NA20 Mouthpiece – what was said LP
? test presses, black vinyl, white labels
?press ? black vinyl
1st press had no color vinyl pressings

NA21 Chorus of Disapproval – firm standing law 10”
? test presses, black vinyl, white label
?press ? black vinyl
1st press 255 black/white vinyl. Fun Fact: This is also "back on top of white" since the process takes 2 piece of each color placed on top of each other by hand to get this effect.

NA22 Unbroken – live. Love. Regret. LP
? test presses
1st press 499 blue vinyl, black/white dark cover
1st press ?black vinyl, black/white cover
2nd press ?black vinyl, black/white/blue brighter cover

NA23 Dayspring – dream state 10”
? test presses – black vinyl white labels
?press ?black vinyl
1st press had no color vinyl pressings

NA24 Mean Season – grace LP
? test presses
?press ?black vinyl
1st press 491 red vinyl

NA25 Mouthpiece – face tomorrow 7”
? test presses, black vinyl, white labels
1st press ? clear vinyl with live sleeve and summer tour stamp
1st press 50 clear vinyl with live sleeve and increase the grease stamp
1st press ? black vinyl with normal sleeve
MOUTHPIECE 'face tomorrow' EP tour edition /300
- face tomorrow summer tour 95 stamp on white A-side label + new age stamp on B-side label
- face tomorrow on the front left under the livepic

MOUTHPIECE 'face tomorrow' EP mail-order edition /50
- increase the grease stamp on white A+B-side label
- face tomorrow on the front in the middle under the livepic

NA26 Kill Holiday – monitor dependency 7”
? test presses, black vinyl, white labels
?press ? black vinyl
?press ?red vinyl

NA27 Spawn – adrift LP
? test presses
1st and only press 1500 black vinyl
No color pressings for this release

NA28 Suppression Swing – just a word 7”
? test presses, black vinyl, yellow Erika labels
?press ? black vinyl
1st press 549 clear (yellow) vinyl

NA29 Unbroken – last 7”
? test presses, black vinyl, yellow Erika labels
? press ? black vinyl
? press 200 purple vinyl
? press 77 purple vinyl / Walk Proud b-side labels / photocopied cover made by Ati (this was the first of the “77 pressing”-series)

NA30 1134 – dying 7”
? test presses, black vinyl, yellow Erika label
?press ? black vinyl
?press ? purple marble vinyl

NA31 Redemption 87 – s.t. LP
? test presses, black vinyl, yellow Erika label
? press ? black vinyl
? press ? purple swirl vinyl
? press ? clear vinyl

NA32 Strain – here and now LP
? test presses
?press ? black vinyl
?press ? grey vinyl
?press ? purple swirl vinyl, just like the Redemption 87 LP-chances are that they were pressed at the same time

NA33 Collateral Damage – let me be broken 7”
? test presses, black vinyl, yellow Erika label
?press ? black vinyl
No color pressings for this release

NA34 1134 – reality filter LP
? test presses
?press ? black vinyl
No color pressings for this release

NA35 Trial – foundation 7”
? test presses
1st press, 2000 black vinyl
2nd press (2011) 200 grey marble vinyl
2nd press (2011) 300 clear vinyl
2nd press (2011) 500 brown vinyl
2nd press (2011) 77 pressing, grey marbled vinyl. Comes with the typical 77 pressing labels: the Walkproud b-side label on both sides.

NA36 the Suppression Swing – greeted with closed arms LP
10 test presses black vinyl, yellow Erika label
?press ?black vinyl

NA37 Insurgence – let’s rock CD only!

NA38 Amendment 18 – all our heroes are dead LP
? test presses, black vinyl
1st press 549 red vinyl
1st press 459 green vinyl
2nd press 55 glow-in-the-dark vinyl, Fun Fact: The labels on this record are blank 7" labels with "A18" hand written by Isaac.
2nd press 48 opaque green vinyl, silver cover, 10 year anniversary edition. All 48 jackets are # stamped on the back.

NA39 Red Tape – high revoltage LP
10 (?) test presses, black vinyl, yellow Erika label
?press ?black vinyl

NA40 Amendment 18 – this years enemy 7”
? test presses
?1st press ? grey vinyl
?1st press 200 grey vinyl special pressing limited cover (tour?)

NA41 V/A – setting the pace CD only!
NA42 the Pop narcotic – ride CD only!

NA43 Counterveil – most abused world LP
? test presses, black vinyl, yellow Erika label
1st press 500 white vinyl

NA44 Aftermath of a Trainwreck – horseshoes… CD only!
NA45 Countdown to life – govern yourself accordingly CD only!
NA46 Hellfire trigger – sent down to burn CD only!
NA47 Just went black – tides CD only!
NA48 V/A – louder than words CD only!
NA49 Fight Everyone – up against the world CD only!
NA50 5 Victims 4 graves – desperation never CD only!
NA51 This time tomorrow – nadir CD only!
NA52 Just went black – embracing emptiness CD only!
NA53 Today and everything after – hell is here CD only!

NA54 Last of the believers – paper ships 7”
5 test presses, black vinyl, yellow Erika labels
1st press 500 clear & white swirl
1st press 600 red vinyl
1st press 132 mail order pressing yellow cover & hand numbered, black vinyl
1st press 200 tour edition white cover & hand numbered, black vinyl
There were only 5 test presses made and two of them were destroyed and thrown in the trash after their guitar player left them in his car to melt. The tour edition vinyl: there were only 200 pressed and they are all hand numbered (this is not the mail order version New Age sent out). They were made because when LOTB went on their first tour the records artwork had not been completed, but they wanted to sell the record so new age made 200 of them for LOTB take with them. They sold out within the first two weeks on the road.

NA55 One Choice – last one down CD only!

NA56 Kingdom – 9 lives 7”
? test presses, black vinyl, yellow Erika labels
1st press 500 opaque pink vinyl (only a few of these have white splatter in them)
1st press 600 gold vinyl
There is a limited amount of the gold vinyl version with green labels on both sides. Miss press? I don’t think so, since it’s on both sides. These were known to be sold on Kingdoms European tour, coincidence? I think so…

NA57 Fight Everyone – invictus fidelitas CD only!
NA58 Time for change – memoirs CD only!

NA59 Seven Generations – to see the end LP
? test pressings, black vinyl, white label
1st press 450 purple marble vinyl
1st press 500 brown vinyl
1st press 150 purple marble vinyl with limited “Viva Hate Edge” cover. Released on their farewell show in San Diego, October 24, 2009. Last 50 copies were sold via New Age Web store. Each copy is hand numbered with silver pen.

NA61 A Better Hope Foundation – trading heroes for ghosts LP
12 test presses black vinyl, yellow Erica label
1st press 500 red with black swirl
1st press 400 green with black swirl
1st press 1 (!) half Maroon/half Yellow opaque vinyl, Fun Fact: Given to New Age as a gift from Erika Records. Currently in a private collection in Europe.
1st press 150 green vinyl with white label on the record that is numbered from 1-150 and includes a cover with ABHF across the front and the corresponding record # on the back

NA62 Royal Monsters – s/t 7”
14 test presses, black vinyl (7 went to the band, 7 for NA), yellow Erika labels
1st press 214 dark green marbled vinyl
1st press 344 gray/blue vinyl

Mike stated in early 2012 to stop his label and focus on his wrestling company.

In January 2016 Mike brings the news: New Age Records returns! ‘Next op will be the Drug Control ‘stabbed’ 7”’. But the Freewill LP will eventually be released earlier.

NA63 Freewill – sun return LP
?? rejected test presses
45 test presses, black vinyl, white labels, comes with a one-sided letter-sized inlay saying it’s the test press and a preview of the payout of the cover and labels on it.
1st press (march 2016) 200 purple vinyl
1st press (march 2016) 300 greenish-clear (coke bottle clear) vinyl
1st press (march 2016) 1 one-of-a-kind half purple/half coke bottle clear was given to Mike from the pressing plant, this one popped off the press in between the color changes
1st press (june 2016) 77 pressing, green marbled vinyl. Comes with the typical 77 pressing labels: the Walkproud b-side label on both sides.

NA64 Abuse of Power – s/t 7”
20 test presses, black vinyl with white blanco labels. Comes with limited sleeve numbered /20.
1st press (September 2016) 300 orange vinyl
1st press (September 2016) 200 pink lemonade vinyl

NA65 Damaged Ones – the first kiss LP
10 test presses, black vinyl with white blanco labels. Numbered /10
1st press (August 2016) 500 pieces made with a total of 12 different colors in total. Pressed in Europe by the band, but still an official release for New Age records even though you can’t tell by the etching on the record.

NA67 Drug Control – stabbed 7”
30 test presses, black vinyl with Erika labels
1st press (December 2016) 500 mint green vinyl
1st press (December 2016) 600 purple vinyl