GZ Digital Media

GZ Digital Media

Profile:
Established as “Gramofonové Závody a.s.” (“Gramophone Record Factory”) in 1951, GZ is a leading manufacturer of records, cassettes and optical discs. This Czech based company is probably the largest record manufacturer in the world today and has expanded its record manufacturing activities to include investments in Canada and the USA. Operated under this name between 17 January 2000 and 31 December 2013.

Succession of names :
Gramofonové Závody since 1951;
renamed to GZ Media (1 January 2014).

Vinyl matrix schemes ca. 1999–2003:
AX #####/Z
“A” = verbatim, no particular meaning
“X” = format
“Z” = galvanoplasty

Vinyl matrix schemes ca. 2003–2013:
#####X~/Z or #####X~~/Z
“X” = format
“~” = side number
“Z” = galvanoplasty

Main vinyl formats:
E = stereo, 12", 33⅓ RPM
F = stereo, 10", 33⅓ RPM
H = stereo, 7", 45 RPM
M = stereo, 12", 45 RPM
N = stereo, 10", 45 RPM
O = stereo, 7", 33⅓ RPM - "O" can sometimes be mistaken with a "0" (zero)
X = stereo, 78 RPM (very rare)

CD matrix scheme:
GZ X##### (GZ prefix is sometimes omitted)
“X” = year of matrix manufacturing
K=1999, L=2000, M=2001, N=2002, O=2003, P=2004, R=2005, S=2006, T=2007, U=2008, V=2009, W=2010, X=2011, Y=2012, Z=2013

“Q” was never used in the matrix schemes.
CD matrix will be stored for 2 years, i.e. any represses in that time window will bear the same number.
If the original CD matrix was damaged, a new one will be created with a new number.


How to
• When another company is etched into the runouts alongside the GZ Digital Media matrix number, please add a Manufactured By credit for that company in addition to the Pressed By credit for GZ Digital Media.
• For these releases with “www.gzvinyl.com” in runout area the “www.gzvinyl.com” entity can be used.
• All releases manufactured (and released) before 1999 (CD: year code “A” to “J”) should be listed under Gramofonové Závody.
Use this entity to list releases manufactured from 1999 to 2013. Releases manufactured (and released) in 1998 or earlier should be listed under Gramofonové Závody. All releases manufactured in 2014 or later (CD: year code “A” etc. again) should be listed under GZ Media; do not confuse the actual release date with the year of manufacture though. 115067E vinyl matrix number is known to had been made still in 2013: for this reason, all releases with matrix number lower than 115067E should be listed under GZ Digital Media. 2014 releases that carry a matrix number lower than 115067E should be listed under GZ Digital Media too.

LCCN how-to
Vinyl matrix schemes ca. 1999–2003: Only the basic “AX ##### string should be entered with Pressed By role, without the galvanoplasty suffix. For example: AE 50022.
Vinyl matrix schemes ca. 2003–2013: Enter the numbers up to and including the first letter. For example: 75077M, 110557E, with Pressed By role. If at the same time “www.gzvinyl.com” string is found on run-out grooves use the role Manufactured By for it.
CD: only the “X#####” string should be entered, without the “GZ” prefix.
Contact Info:
GZ Media, a.s.
Tovární 340, 267 12 Loděnice, Czech Republic
phone +420 311 673 100, +420 311 673 101, fax +420 311 673 669
email [email protected]
Sites:
[l264517]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
001 Peace And Anarchy  album cover Mob 47 / Censur Mob 47 / Censur - Peace And Anarchy(LP, Comp, Unofficial) Fred & Rättvisa 001 2005 Sell This Version
!"@.*!%-1 M.Case EP  album cover Milos M.Case EP(12", EP) !"@.*!% !"@.*!%-1 Slovakia 2004 Sell This Version
3XM003 diSEMBOWELMENT  album cover diSEMBOWELMENT diSEMBOWELMENT(3xLP + Box, Comp, Ltd) 3XM Productions 3XM003 US 2006 Sell This Version
4iB LP/0811/001 Pursuit Of Pleasure  album cover Sutcliffe Jugend* Pursuit Of Pleasure (Album) 4iB LP/0811/001 UK, Europe & US 2012 Sell This Version
005 Worshiper  album cover Ox Vs Thunderbird Worshiper (Album) 005 US 2007 Sell This Version
0.7 ohm Blunt Hum / Blow Thy Horn  album cover F. N. Sevendal* / Galåen* F. N. Sevendal* / Galåen* - Blunt Hum / Blow Thy Horn(7", Ltd, Num) [OHM] Records 0.7 ohm Norway 2002 Sell This Version
1.2 ohm Der Lehnstuhl Sagt Alles  album cover DEL Der Lehnstuhl Sagt Alles(LP, Album, Ltd) [OHM] Records 1.2 ohm Norway 2002 Sell This Version
055 Los Inocentes Mueren  album cover Maldito Pais Los Inocentes Mueren(7", EP, W/Lbl) Trabuc Records 055 Spain 2013 Sell This Version
МТ 158-1 Только Тебе  album cover Фанки* Только Тебе(CD, Album) Монолит МТ 158-1 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
296.A194.060 Collection Integral Yéyés  album cover Various Collection Integral Yéyés(Box + 10xCD, Comp, RM, Dig) LM Music (2) 296.A194.060 France 2013 Sell This Version
1066V01 Tapestry  album cover Something Else (3) Tapestry(LP) Techlectric 1066V01 UK 2012 Sell This Version
2011/HELLSLP066 At The Devil's Studio 1990  album cover Beherit At The Devil's Studio 1990(LP, Album, Ltd, RP, Whi) Hells Headbangers 2011/HELLSLP066 US 2011 Sell This Version
2101 Music World  album cover Various Music World(12", Unofficial) Not On Label 2101 Austria Unknown Sell This Version
02128M Tertia  album cover Caspian (3) Tertia(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Mar) The Mylene Sheath 02128M US 2009 Sell This Version
2572E 4  album cover Eggnoise 4(LP, Album, Whi) Indies Scope 2572E Czech Republic 2013 Sell This Version
3160E Sweet Dreams  album cover Phats & Small Sweet Dreams(12", Pic) Universal Licensing Music (ULM) 3160E France 2005 Sell This Version
04218H Nothing Lasts E.P.  album cover Punch (13) Nothing Lasts E.P.(7", EP, Blu) 625 Thrashcore, Discos Huelga, Deathwish 04218H US 2011 Sell This Version
5424E Efficace Dance Floor 02  album cover Unknown Artist Efficace Dance Floor 02(12") Efficace Dance Floor 5424E France Unknown Sell This Version
6620H No Point Calling The Cops, They Ain't Coming  album cover Armed Response Unit No Point Calling The Cops, They Ain't Coming(7", EP) Land Seed Records 6620H UK 2005 Sell This Version
6866E Working Class Heroes  album cover Agnostic Front / Discipline (5) Agnostic Front / Discipline (5) - Working Class Heroes(LP, Red + LP, Blu + Album, Ltd, Num, RE) Durty Mick Records 6866E US 2007 Sell This Version
6883E Elementary  album cover The End (4) Elementary(LP, Album, Ltd, Cle) Relapse Records 6883E US 2007 Sell This Version
08086O Peace Collapse Destroy  album cover Giftgasattack Peace Collapse Destroy 08086O Sweden 2012 Sell This Version
8597E Las Canciones Malditas  album cover Kaka De Luxe Las Canciones Malditas(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) ViNiLiSSSiMO 8597E Spain 2010 Sell This Version
8926-1 In The Embrace Of Evil  album cover Grotesque In The Embrace Of Evil(2xLP, Comp, Ltd, RE, Whi) Century Media 8926-1 US 2012 Sell This Version
9206H The Glorious Land  album cover PJ Harvey The Glorious Land(7", Single) Island Records 9206H UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
09489H Hisingen Blues  album cover Graveyard (3) Hisingen Blues(7") Stranded Rekords, Universal Music 09489H Sweden 2011 Sell This Version
9887H Primitive Girl  album cover M. Ward Primitive Girl(7", Ltd, Whi) Bella Union 9887H Europe 2012 Sell This Version
010037-2 Shalom  album cover Shalom (3) Shalom(CD, Album, RP) Monitor (2), Monitor (2) 010037-2 Czech Republic 2002 Sell This Version
10070E All Hail The Void  album cover Enabler All Hail The Void (Album) 10070E US 2012 Sell This Version
10099H National Anthem  album cover Lana Del Rey National Anthem(7", Single, Pic) Polydor 10099H UK & Europe 2012 Sell This Version
10128E Significant Other  album cover Limp Bizkit Significant Other(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Flip Records (2), Interscope Records 10128E Europe 2012 Sell This Version
10173E Straight To The Dome  album cover Pro-Pain Straight To The Dome(LP, Album, Ltd, Yel) Crazy United Records 10173E Germany 2012 Sell This Version
10500M Hi Fi  album cover Italoboyz Hi Fi(12") Saved Records 10500M UK 2013 Sell This Version
10967H Happy Scenes  album cover Great Ytene Happy Scenes(7", Single, Ltd) Marshall Teller Records 10967H UK 2013 Sell This Version
11017H For Kids  album cover They Might Be Giants For Kids(7", EP) Idlewild Recordings 11017H USA, Canada & UK 2013 Sell This Version
11183O Lost. Forgotten. Abandoned. Buried  album cover You'll Live Lost. Forgotten. Abandoned. Buried(7", Hal) Dog Knights Productions 11183O US 2013 Sell This Version
11359E Abyssic Conquerors  album cover Hatespawn Abyssic Conquerors(LP, Comp) Sepulchral Voice Records 11359E Germany 2013 Sell This Version
012704 Maximum Nirvana (The Unauthorised Biography Of Nirvana)  album cover Nirvana Maximum Nirvana (The Unauthorised Biography Of Nirvana)(CD, Unofficial) Chrome Dreams 012704 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
12748E L'Enfant Assassin Des Mouches  album cover Jean-Claude Vannier L'Enfant Assassin Des Mouches(LP, Album, RE, TP) Finders Keepers Records 12748E UK 2005 Sell This Version
17257F In Return  album cover Torche In Return (EP) 17257F US 2013 Sell This Version
18324H Kjemisk Avfall  album cover The Ødeleggers Kjemisk Avfall(7", Gre) Lukket Avdeling Records, Ute Av Balanse Plater, Byllepest Distro, Rabagast, Svart Hav Tapes 18324H Norway 2013 Sell This Version
20104 It's All Happening  album cover Iwrestledabearonce It's All Happening (Album) 20104 US 2009 Sell This Version
002/2011 Devilri  album cover Pandemonium (5) Devilri(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE) Godz ov War Productions, Hellshop.eu 002/2011 Poland 2011 Sell This Version
022402 Live In Antibes (Vol. 2)  album cover Archie Shepp And The Full Moon Ensemble Archie Shepp And The Full Moon Ensemble - Live In Antibes (Vol. 2)(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Sunspots 022402 Italy 2003 Sell This Version
3-0034 Death To Capitalist Grindcore  album cover Sore Throat Death To Capitalist Grindcore(LP, Comp, Ltd, Unofficial) Weaselcore Records 3-0034 US 2001 Sell This Version
3-0035 Death To Capitalist Thrashcore  album cover Sore Throat Death To Capitalist Thrashcore(LP, Comp, Ltd, Unofficial) Weaselcore Records 3-0035 US 2001 Sell This Version
031302 Worth The Wait  album cover Face Tomorrow Worth The Wait(CD, Single, Enh) Reflections Records 031302 Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
36523 Techelectro  album cover Dark Matrix Techelectro(2x12", Album + CD, Album) Losonofono Records 36523 US 2002 Sell This Version
40327 Triumph Des Fleisches  album cover Dunkelgrafen Triumph Des Fleisches(CD, Album) Last Episode 40327 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
41051 Wake Up - The Singles Collection  album cover Uriah Heep Wake Up - The Singles Collection(6x7", Single, Ltd, RE + Box) Earmark 41051 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
41149 Milk Bar  album cover The Pines Milk Bar(7", EP) Annika 41149 Spain 2002 Sell This Version
41583 Ana / Kata  album cover Charalambides Ana / Kata(10", Ltd) Beta-lactam Ring Records 41583 US 2002 Sell This Version
44959 Expansion Pack 1.10  album cover Converter Expansion Pack 1.10(2x10") Ant-Zen 44959 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
45679F Angelfuck / Clitlicker  album cover Angelfuck (5) / The Rocco's* Angelfuck (5) / The Rocco's* - Angelfuck / Clitlicker(10", W/Lbl) Motorwolf 45679F Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
47381 Focus - 2nd Concept In Trance  album cover DJ Bim Focus - 2nd Concept In Trance(2xLP, Comp) MIDIJUM Records 47381 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
50112O Impte Datae / Far-Asfar  album cover Maps + Diagrams* Impte Datae / Far-Asfar(7", Ltd, Ora) Expanding Records 50112O UK 2005 Sell This Version
52126E Cuban Jointz Vol. 2  album cover Orishas Cuban Jointz Vol. 2(12", Promo) Not On Label 52126E US 2005 Sell This Version
53399M I Don't Want To Come Back  album cover Mario Piu* I Don't Want To Come Back(12") Fahrenheit Music 53399M Italy 2004 Sell This Version
54001E Morbid Ways To Die  album cover Grave (2) Morbid Ways To Die(Box, Comp, Ltd, Num + 6xLP, Album, Pic, RE, RM) Century Media 54001E Germany 2003 Sell This Version
54006E Back from the grave  album cover Grave (2) Back from the grave(LP, Pic) Century Media 54006E Germany 2003 Sell This Version
54010E La Disco  album cover Humaniztikz La Disco(12") Asfalt Records, Sony Music Polska 54010E Poland 2003 Sell This Version
54021E Wasting My Time  album cover Crissy* & Vybz Kartel Crissy* & Vybz Kartel - Wasting My Time(12", W/Lbl) Not On Label 54021E Unknown Sell This Version
54022H Антидогматик  album cover Lucifugum Антидогматик(7", EP, Ltd) Sabbath's Fire Records 54022H France 2003 Sell This Version
54026H (We Wish You) A Protein Christmas  album cover The Fall (We Wish You) A Protein Christmas(2x7", Ltd) Action Records (2) 54026H UK 2003 Sell This Version
54029E Belial Arisen  album cover Black Funeral Belial Arisen(LP, Album, Ltd) Perverted Taste 54029E Germany 2004 Sell This Version
54030E Black Shining Leather  album cover Carpathian Forest Black Shining Leather(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Perverted Taste 54030E Germany 2004 Sell This Version
54031E Seigneur Voland  album cover Seigneur Voland Seigneur Voland(LP, Comp, Ltd, Num, Pic) Aura Mystique Productions 54031E France 2003 Sell This Version
54035O Split 7"  album cover Mac Donald Duck Eclair* / Micro Mach Machine Mac Donald Duck Eclair* / Micro Mach Machine - Split 7"(7") Music Related 54035O US 2003 Sell This Version
54036O Put Me In This / Mystery Vinyl  album cover Kaer* & Kegs* Kaer* & Kegs* - Put Me In This / Mystery Vinyl(7") Sub-Level Epidemic Recordings 54036O US 2003 Sell This Version
54037H Airwick System  album cover No Reason Voices Airwick System(7", Single, Ltd) Ball And Chain Records 54037H France 2003 Sell This Version
54038H I Am The Party  album cover Million Dead I Am The Party(7", Single, Ltd, Num, Wro) Integrity Records, Xtra Mile Recordings 54038H UK 2003 Sell This Version
54041E Last Beastial Incarnation  album cover The Beast (8) Last Beastial Incarnation(LP, Comp, Red) Old Continent 54041E France 2003 Sell This Version
54055M I Cry  album cover Akira Yamamoto I Cry(12", Pic) Dirrty Budapest 54055M Germany 2003 Sell This Version
54058O Rabies / Den Za Dnem  album cover Rabies (4) / Den Za Dnem Rabies (4) / Den Za Dnem - Rabies / Den Za Dnem (EP) 54058O Czech Republic 2003 Sell This Version
54060H Spells Of Circe  album cover Harlots Of Beyond Spells Of Circe(7", Single) Zombie Power Records Limited 54060H Finland 2003 Sell This Version
54062E Frontin / Jenny From The Block  album cover Pharell* / J-Lo* Pharell* / J-Lo* - Frontin / Jenny From The Block(12", Unofficial) Not On Label 54062E UK Unknown Sell This Version
54064E Voodoo Blues  album cover The Mutants (4) Voodoo Blues(LP, Album) Ranch 54064E Finland 2003 Sell This Version
54070M Some Years Ago  album cover [email protected]* Some Years Ago(12", Pic) Vinyl Vibes Records 54070M Germany 2003 Sell This Version
54073E Let It Drill  album cover The Real McCoyson Let It Drill(LP, Album) H-Records 54073E Spain 2003 Sell This Version
54074E Shakin' & Prayin'  album cover Los Chicos (2) Shakin' & Prayin'(LP, Album) H-Records 54074E Spain 2003 Sell This Version
54075O Rock 'N' Roll Radio  album cover Ultracuerpos Rock 'N' Roll Radio(7") H-Records 54075O Spain 2003 Sell This Version
54081E The Good Life  album cover Bonecrusher The Good Life(12", S/Sided) Knock Out Records 54081E Germany 2003 Sell This Version
54082E Digital Warfare  album cover Slapshot Digital Warfare(LP, Album, Pic) Knock Out Records 54082E UK & Europe 2003 Sell This Version
54085H Woogie Boogie  album cover Danko Jones Woogie Boogie(7", Pin) Bad Taste Records 54085H Sweden 2003 Sell This Version
54086O An Alliance Of Hearts  album cover Logh An Alliance Of Hearts(7", Ltd, Cle) Bad Taste Records 54086O Sweden 2004 Sell This Version
54088E Streets Of Salvation  album cover Greenland Whalefishers Streets Of Salvation(LP, Album) A1-2-Fuck-U Production 54088E Norway 2003 Sell This Version
54090E Kuzeb 92' - 02'  album cover Various Kuzeb 92' - 02'(2xLP, Comp) Not On Label 54090E Switzerland 2004 Sell This Version
54093E Cheers & Beers  album cover BASH! Cheers & Beers(LP, Album, Pic) Psycho T Records 54093E Germany 2003 Sell This Version
54094E Fein Gemacht  album cover O.B. Fein Gemacht(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Pic) Psycho T Records 54094E Germany 2003 Sell This Version
54097O Kopf Zu! / 40% / Spiderman  album cover Pöbel Und Gesocks / D.N.I.* Pöbel Und Gesocks / D.N.I.* - Kopf Zu! / 40% / Spiderman(7", Ltd, Pic) Randale Records 54097O Germany 2004 Sell This Version
54102E North Marine Drive  album cover Ben Watt North Marine Drive(LP, Album, RE) Get Back 54102E Italy 2003 Sell This Version
54103E Nico In Tokyo  album cover Nico (3) Nico In Tokyo(LP, Album, RE) Cherry Red 54103E Italy 2003 Sell This Version
54104H All Hail The Queen  album cover Queen Eve And The Kings All Hail The Queen(7") Melting Pot Music 54104H Germany 2004 Sell This Version
54105E Living In Darkness  album cover Agent Orange (7) Living In Darkness(LP, Album, RE) Get Back 54105E Italy 2003 Sell This Version
54106E The Nuns  album cover The Nuns The Nuns(LP, Album, RE) Get Back 54106E Italy 2003 Sell This Version
54107E Sings The Songs That Made Him Famous  album cover Johnny Cash Sings The Songs That Made Him Famous(LP, Album, Ltd, 180) Get Back, Get Back 54107E Italy 2003 Sell This Version
54110M Lola's Theme  album cover Shapeshifters Lola's Theme 54110M UK 2003 Sell This Version
54112E Satanik Terrorism  album cover Haemoth Satanik Terrorism(LP, Album, Ltd, Num) Debemur Morti Productions 54112E France 2003 Sell This Version
54118E Take Control  album cover Demon Lovers Take Control(12", S/Sided, TP, W/Lbl, Sta) 1st Groove 54118E Italy 2004 Sell This Version
54138E Nuctemeron Descent  album cover Abominator (2) Nuctemeron Descent(LP, Album, Ltd) Osmose Productions 54138E France 2003 Sell This Version

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TemplarSaint

TemplarSaint

August 15, 2020
GZ does all of Castleface's stuff (Oh Sees) and I've never had any trouble with them.
robert.huffman.311

robert.huffman.311

February 14, 2020
I always check the comments on pressing companies and was scared of this one based on that but I realized I do have at least one, Unholy Graves' Raw Chaos (2005) (https://www.discogs.com/Unholy-Grave-Raw-Chaos/release/3856193), granted it's grindcore noise and a 4 track demo at that, but, the record is clean. No surface noise beyond normal expectation. I recorded it in Audacity and removed one (1) very noticeable "pop". When I came to Discogs to ID3 it and saw it was GZ I was somewhat amazed that it sounded very good. I am still wary of GZ but is not guaranteed crap it seems. Just sharing that.
EBarlow

EBarlow

July 5, 2019
I agree with the other posts. I learned the hard way.
Alwills

Alwills

May 26, 2018
edited over 3 years ago
Agree with the previous post, I sigh whenever I receive a pressing from GZ. Lots of background noise and generally lifeless and flat.
tonyknezovic

tonyknezovic

March 18, 2018
AVOID!!!!!!clicks and surface noise on almost all records I bought pressed by them!
DogsCollection

DogsCollection

February 9, 2018
I must've been really lucky, most of my new records come from GZ, and very few of them I have issues with. Compared to plants like United and Rainbo, they're miles ahead.
jdiago

jdiago

November 25, 2017
I have several records pressed by GZ. Quality control must be inexistent at their factory.
Just avoid anything pressed by them.
mondipak

mondipak

July 21, 2017
Every LP I have bought, which has been pressed by GZ, suffers from unbearable surface noise which is impossible to remove. This is undoubtedly due to poor housekeeping ,if any, and lacking quality control, if any. In future I will avoid buying any LP's pressed by this company.