Published Dec 31, 2013The full pressing of Alexisonfire's discography-scouring vinyl box set quickly sold out when it went up for sale on Christmas Day, but don't panic just yet if you didn't manage to get your hands on one. A message from the band hints that a second pressing, as well as individual re-presses of their albums, could be on the way.
Over Facebook, vocalist George Pettit confirmed that all 1,000 box sets had been snatched up within 30 minutes, which he humbly explained was "a god damn Christmas miracle."
But if you're bummed out about not nabbing one, he promised, "We are already discussing pressing a second batch and the full lengths on their own. (More info when everyone's holidays are done)."
Pettit added, "Selling 1000 box sets, at the lofty price of $250, on a predominantly dead format, is no easy task. I really don't want you to think that a gesture like that has gone unnoticed or unappreciated by the AOF camp. We love you all and are very grateful you would go to such great lengths for us."
Pettit went on to say that the band were especially grateful about the fan generosity because it is putting them closer towards the goal of regaining all the rights to their music. Apparently, Alexisonfire found out about a year ago that former label Distort was looking to sell the rights to the group's records, and that news prompted them to throw their hats in the ring.
"Rather than watch them be sold to just anyone, our manager and the owner of Dine Alone records Joel Carriere offered to buy them with the intention that once he had recouped the cost to purchase them he would return the masters to the band. This is the first real release since he did so and the box set sale has gone a long way towards giving us back ownership of our music. It's a Christmas gift that you probably didn't even know you were giving us."