Incesticide was first released in 2011 on ORG Music, but it was originally planned to be released on Original Recordings Group some time in 2010, before the Nirvana catalog was transferred to ORG Music, which seems to have been formed in late 2010. This is the first test pressing of the album, pressed in the USA by Record Technology Incorporated (RTI) , under Original Recordings Group.
The test pressing came in an inner plastic sleeve inside a white cardboard sleeve sealed in loose plastic. The side A label is a generic RTI label, while the side B label is plain white. The date and catalog number were stamped on the sleeve and on side A.
The lacquers were cut in 2010 at Bernie Grundman Mastering . Whether "BG" in the matrix codes identifies Grundman personally as the cutting engineer or the company in general, is unknown. The cutting engineer also wrote the catalog numbers. Both these parts are handwritten. The metal plates were processed by RTI in the USA , which added, handwritten, "19115.1/2(3)" to the lacquers before plating them. The number is their internal job number, and also specifies the plating process, the three-step process .
An error was discovered on side A on the test pressings, so it had to be recut. This delayed the release significantly, it would take two and a half months before new test pressings with recut side A were made.
1. Date stamp on sleeve
2. Side A
3. Side B