If you’re one of the people that picked up Slayer’s rad 2010 box set, The Vinyl Conflict, you were probably pretty psyched to have gotten the majority of the band’s catalog on vinyl. But Repentless aside, there were some notable absences from the 10-LP set, namely their Metal Blade releases from the beginning of their career. The band’s first-ever release, 1983’s Show No Mercy, 1984’s Haunting the Chapel EP and Live Undead and 1985’s Hell Awaits will be released for a limited time on vinyl. While we haven’t seen an official press release for this, Metal Injection apparently has, and this is what you’ll be getting, if you can pick them up in time:
“All four Slayer vinyls will be featuring 400g heavy cardboard spine sleeves, inside out prints and a large, 60x60cm artwork poster. On top of it “Hell Awaits“, “Show No Mercy” and “Live Undead” will be released with a 250g insert!
Colours and limitations:
“Show No Mercy“: 180g Black, Orange (ltd. 500), Flame Splatter (ltd. 500), 180g White (ltd. 500, Nuclear Blast exclusive)
“Hell Awaits“: 180g Black, ochor-color Marbled (ltd. 500), Olive Marbled (ltd. 500), 180g White (ltd. 500, NB exclusive)
“Live Undead“: 180g Black, Violet (ltd. 500), Splatter (ltd. 200 white/red splattered, ebay exclusive), 180g White (ltd. 500, NB exclusive)
“Haunting The Chapel“: 180g Black, Red (ltd. 500), Red/Black Marbled (ltd. 200, Ebay exclusive), 180g White (ltd. 500, NB exclusive)”
No word on whether these will be out in America, given that they spelled “colors” wrong, But if you’re a Slayer vinyl completist, it’s really something worth screaming about (see below)