Yes, you read right. Tesco are indeed going to be entering the vinyl game. It will all be starting with The Book Of Souls, the new Iron Maiden album and their first in five years, scheduled for release on Friday 4th September. 55 Tesco Extra stores will be stocking the triple vinyl as well as the band's signature beer, Trooper.

"In the last year we began selling record decks in our largest stores and initial sales are very encouraging so giving our customers some new vinyl to play on those decks seems like the logical next step," Michael Mulligan, Tesco music buyer, said. "If this trial is a success then we would consider selling more vinyl albums before the end of the year."

Tesco might be jumping on the bandwagon, but they're not exactly early – the so-called vinyl revival has been steadily progressing since well before vinyl sales began to approach a million in the UK at the end of 2014; and earlier this year, the Official Charts Company launched the first-ever vinyl-only chart in the UK. However, whilst this is a good thing for vinyl in general, could the gargantuan convenience of Tesco mean an end for independent record shops if all went well for the supermarket chain?