To commemorate Metal Blade Records' 20th year in the music business, a 20th Anniversary Box Set will be released, including tracks from many of the label's bands past and present, interviews, photos, and much more. The box set includes nine CDs and one DVD and is sure to be a must for any metal collector, young or old. Here is a list of just some of the extras that will be incorporated in the package:
* A history of Metal Blade Records entitled "Double Decades of Aggression" by renowned music journalist Martin Popoff.
* Q&A with Brian Slagel and METALLICA's Lars Ulrich by Clay Marshall.
* Band interviews by famous rock writer Götz Kühnemund, including those with MANOWAR, FATES WARNING, MERCYFUL FATE/KING DIAMOND, CANNIBAL CORPSE, ARMORED SAINT, GWAR, SIX FEET UNDER, FLOTSAM & JETSAM, and LIZZY BORDEN.
* Rare and unreleased tracks, including the following:
CANNIBAL CORPSE - "Sacrifice"
SIX FEET UNDER - "War Is Coming" (live version)
GWAR "Have You Seen Me?" (demo version)
ARMORED SAINT - "Shadows Of My Face"
KING'S X - "Groove Machine" (live version)
LIZZY BORDEN - "Zanzibar" (demo version)
FATES WARNING - "In Trance"
MERCYFUL FATE – "The Ripper”
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM - "Mr. Ridiculous"
BITCH – "Infatuation"
METALLICA – "Hit the Lights" (original version which was originally only on the first set of vinyl and has never been on CD)
* Rare and unreleased videos, such as:
ARMORED SAINT – "No Reason To Live" (live)
BITCH - "Live For The Whip" (live)
OMEN - "The Axeman" (live)
LIZZY BORDEN - "American Metal/Godiva" (live)
NASTY SAVAGE - "Gladiator" (live)
SACRED REICH - "Surf Nicaragua" (live)
CANNIBAL CORPSE - "Unleashing The Bloodthirsty" (live)
ARMORED SAINT - "Reign Of Fire" (live)
* Track by track description by Metal Blade's very own Brian Slagel
* A release history
* Album info and mini of the albums artwork
* Approximately 22 pages of color photos and covers
* A total of 140 tracks, 12 of which are rare or previously unreleased and 24 videos, 10 of which are rare or previously unreleased.