2011’s Record Store Day is quickly approaching, with many artists revealing details of their contributions to the annual event. While each year amazing exclusives are released and reissued within the realm of heavy music, this year looks incredibly promising with new vinyl offerings from Glassjaw, Mastodon, Deftones, and more.

Below are a handful of releases being readied for Record Store Day:

Vinyl LP
Label: Warner Bros

Worship & Tribute
Vinyl LP
Label: Warner Bros

Live At The Aragon
Vinyl LP
Label: Warner Bros

Mastodon/ ZZ Top
Just Got Paid
Split 7″
Label: Warner Bros

Rival Schools
Wring It Out
7″ single
Label: Photofinish Records/Atlantic

Rekords Rekords Sampler, featuring one track from: Queens of the Stone Age, Alain Johannes, Mini Mansions, and Desert Session
A Rekords Rekords Record
10″ picture disc
Label: Domino Records

Record Store Day was founded in 2007 and originally conceived by Chris Brown. With the help of Eric Levin, Michael Kurtz, Carrie Colliton, Amy Dorfman, Don Van Cleave, and Brian Poehner, the event became a reality and is currently celebrated by over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA alone, and hundreds throughout the rest of the world.

Throughout the Record Store Day events and activities, artists and record stores alike come together to celebrate “the art of music.” Celebrated the third Saturday of every April, the annual event features an assortment of special releases and reissues made exclusively for the day, as well as in-store performance, cook-outs, meet & greets, and more.

For more information on Record Store Day, including participating retail outlets, check out: