This website is all about my passion Collecting. Here you will find detailed information dedicated to a number of obscure, unknown or simply excellent musicians.

Website updates

2012-06-06 – 21:54

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Two new (well, old) releases have been added for メトロノーム. The first one is an uncommon demo cassette tape for 世界はみんな僕の敵 which was issued in 2001. The other item is a 2003 promotional 3" CD-single for コンピューター which also features a demo recording.

2012-06-02 – 13:41

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A small update today. I got a nice rare uncut picture disc test pressing in yesterday for The Darkness' Girlfriend 10" shaped picture disc. So far there is only a scan available of the A-side which already took me 2hrs to create, as I have an A4 scanner only, meaning I had to make multiple scans and then allign them correctly to get one image. The other side will be added whenever I get a bigger scanner.

An upcoming update is going to feature two uncommon/rare items by メトロノーム. I hope I get these in the next week or two.

2012-05-30 – 19:55

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Some updates for two artists today.

The Darkness

Their first single taken off the new album was released this week called Every Inch Of You. Find all the details and the sleeve here.

I've added scans for the promotional CD of Is It Just Me? which came in a cardsleeve.

Another promo has been added. This is a nice one which came in a heart-shaped package and was for Love Is Only A Feeling.

The last one is also a promotional release, issued for Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End) and came in some nice The Darkness gift wrapping. I kid you not!

The Darkness also revealed the full tracklisting for their upcoming album Hot Cakes. Check it here in case you've missed it!


A copy of their latest album HIGH FIVE came in today, so check out the artwork! I've also updated the release notes as there also appears to be a CD/DVD edition out there.

2012-05-28 – 20:21

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宇宙戦隊NOIZ sure do know how to keep me busy! It wasn't until five days ago that I discovered that they released a new mini-album. It however also seems that they covered one song of the band Gargoyle in 2008! The result can be found on the compilation ガーゴイズム. There is currently no artwork available, but I hope to add that in the near future.

2012-05-27 – 18:37

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A small update today, well, a correction. It seems that the edit on the One Way Ticket single by The Darkness is longer than the promotional radio edit (I thought that both were the same), so I have corrected this huge error ;)

2012-05-26 – 18:15

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At last. It took me two weeks, but I nailed it. As you can see I re-designed the whole website. I got a bit tired of the previous design as it looked too dark, almost too depressing. I hope you like it and that you consider it as an improvement!

Now let's move on to the good stuff! First off all I have added catalogue numbers to each and every release that is featured on this website. I already did a few last month, but the missing ones have now been added.

I furthermore created separate entries for each type of release. You have the option between Albums, Singles, EP's or Miscellaneous. I hope that this improves the browsing experience a bit. You certainly do not need to scroll down that much anymore! ;)

Quite a lot of new releases have been added. Find below the list, broken down per artist:

The Darkness:

Nothing's Gonna Stop Us promotional CDr, issued for the free single, released on February 1st 2012.

Girlfriend, the DVD-single release which has unique artwork when compared to the vinyl or CD-single release.

Friday Night, a promotional-only CD-single from 2004. Does anyone know in which month this was released?

I Believe In A Thing Called Love, the promo CD-single for the European market with a different sleeve.


Counteraction —V-Rock covered Visual Anime songs Compilation—, a new compilation CD from Japan which features one cover song by 宇宙戦隊NOIZ. This song is stunning if I may say so!

Zebra and Snake:

Money In Heaven, scans of the promotional CD has been added.

Healing Music, did you know that there are minor differences for each format of this album? No? Well then, head over to their page and see the differences. I have furthermore added three different promotional CDr copies that were created for the album.

2012-05-23 – 21:21

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I have no idea how this happened, but it appears that 宇宙戦隊NOIZ released a new mini-album on the 2nd of May called HIGH FIVE and I completely missed this fact! But no worries, I just ordered the album so expect all the details within a week or so :)

The soon-to-be-released updates (and some more!) are also coming together fine.

The new Japanese compilation album that features many artists (incl. 宇宙戦隊NOIZ) covering visual anime songs should arrive tomorrow, which will be part of the upcoming update as well.

2012-05-12 – 19:21

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Updates have been made for two artists today:

Scans of Zebra and Snake's debut album Healing Music (the CD copy) have been added. The package comes with a small poster which also features full album lyrics. Nice!

Four new releases have been added for The Darkness. The Japanese CD/DVD release of Permission To Land, a European cardsleeve promo CD for One Way Ticket which comes with a detachable ticket, a unique promotional CDr from the US for the Love Is Only A Feeling b-sides and the Swedish Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End) CD-single which comes in a unique cardsleeve.

2012-05-11 – 21:29

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It took some blood, sweat and tears, but I just completed a section for a new artist. We all know them, we all love them! It's The Darkness! They became famous in 2003, because of their major hit single I Believe In A Thing Called Love. They then split up in 2006, reunited in 2011 and just finished work on their upcoming third album called Hot Cakes. All releases are featured on RunOutGrooves and a few more will be added in the next few weeks once they hit my doormat.

Did you already get Zebra and Snake's debut album Healing Music? It was released in Germany today on CD, vinyl and as a digital download. Some small updates have been made on their page.

2012-05-10 – 17:48

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Don't forget that Zebra and Snake's debut album Healing Music will be released tomorrow in Germany and on Monday for the rest of Europe! Grab a copy while you can! You can also order CD and vinyl copies from their official store!

2012-05-02 – 19:57

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A new six track album sampler came in today for Square Peg In A Round Hole which is Apparatjik's second (and latest) studio album. Images have been added of the front and back sleeve plus a scan of the disc itself.

Work for the new artist is well underway now. All albums have so far been scanned and added to the template. The singles will be next which will probably take me a few days, so expect the latest artist addition somewhere at the end of the week!

2012-04-27 – 20:27

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Two new updates today before the weekend is going to start.

宇宙戦隊NOIZ are going to be featured on a new Japanese compilation CD called CRUSH! 3-90's V-Rock best hit cover LOVE songs- which will be released on the 27th of June. More details and the full artwork will be added once the album has landed on my doormat.

I was finally able to add the finishing touch for a new artist. So say hello to ビリー (read: biruu or Billy)! This is another visual kei band from Japan who were active between 2004 and 2009 after which they changed their name and continued as 花少年バディーズ with the same band members, although a different visual and slightly different musical style. Check them out!

A new pile of CD's and vinyl is already lying next to me, meaning a new artist is already being added to RunOutGrooves. And I promise that most of you will know these guys. In fact, we can expect a new album from them in the next few months after a rather long break!

2012-04-26 – 20:56

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A small update today, and a pretty sad one as well. Anothers Blood announced only five hours ago that they have called it a day and will not be active anymore.

From their Facebook post:

Hello, I must be going...

I would like to say, that it has been a short, yet enjoyable year spent on Anothers Blood, however I have decided to call time on the band. I have come to realise, the process I find the most fulfilling is in the studio, creating.

The purpose of this note is to say thank you to everyone who came to see us play and supported us, and anyone who helped out along the way!

I will keep this page up to date with bits of news, and maybe a few demos, as I will continue writing music, but now for other artists.

You can follow me personally on twitter @richfrenn


On another note... I am almost done with a section for a new artist so stay tuned!

2012-04-16 – 20:01

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Second update of today as a few new records came in!

Those who thought that the new Mumm-Ra section contains all releases are wrong, as I was still missing one promo (well, to my knowledge!). This CDr came in today and is now available for viewing.

A 2002 compilation CD from Japan arrived today as well which features two songs by メトロノーム. I mainly purchased this release to see if one track is the same recording or not when compared to the recording on a demo cassette. And it appears to be a re-recording, making the cassette even more desirable!

The last update is for Mirrors. I've acquired a new test pressing for their 2009 debut single Look At Me which is for the released version. "Are there more?" Yes! Just head over to their section and check out the differences!

2012-04-16 – 10:03

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All the latest information has been added about Zebra and Snake's debut album Healing Music. This includes the full artwork and complete tracklisting for CD, vinyl and the digital release.

2012-04-15 – 22:31

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It took me a while (I blame scanning all the different 7" releases), but the section for Mumm-Ra is up and running! Check out all of their releases, CD - vinyl - digital, plus a few in-house CDr's!

2012-04-14 – 17:36

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The two latest Apparatjik promo CDr's came in today. One is for Time Police which was released in December 2011. The second one is for Do It Yourself, released in February 2012 for a commercial single release which was set at April 1st 2012, though this release has not seen the light of day yet.

2012-04-12 – 21:56

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At last! The two demo cassettes by メトロノーム have been added to the website. So quickly hop over to their page, check all the details and marvel over their hand-made sleeves!

2012-04-12 – 20:53

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So what has happened recently? I had a short Easter break and went away for a few days. Hence the work for Mumm-Ra has been delayed a bit, though it is coming together nicely. I even bought another promo of them this week for the album which I had not seen before.

I've also decided to remove the Updates section and move all updates to the main page so it is easier to see when an update has been made.

The two demo cassettes of メトロノーム came in this week and will be added soon (I hope later this evening, else tomorrow). I think that RunOutGrooves will be the first website (or at least the first Western website) that features high-res scans of these rare cassettes.

2012-04-06 – 20:00

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It has arrived! An early 3" demo CD of メトロノーム. Check their section for all the details!