SLAYER's METAL BLADE Catalog To Be Reissued On CD, Cassette And Vinyl

SLAYER's METAL BLADE Catalog To Be Reissued On CD, Cassette And Vinyl

On October 22, thrash metal icons SLAYER will release CD, cassette and vinyl reissues of their classic records "Show No Mercy" (1983), "Haunting The Chapel" (1984), "Live Undead" (1984) and "Hell Awaits" (1985) via Metal Blade Records. Pre-order your copies now at this location.

Formed in 1981, SLAYER assaulted the world with a new hybrid of metal and punk — heavier, faster and darker than the rest — and set a new standard, defining not only a genre, but an attitude. Throughout SLAYER's history, the band never faltered in unleashing their extreme and focused aural assault, and repudiating temptations, SLAYER always chose to remain crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the mainstream.

"Show No Mercy" reissue versions

- jewelcase CD
- cassette (featuring a fold-out J-card and a smokey tint cassette shell)
- 180g black vinyl
- transparent red / black split vinyl (U.S. exclusive)
- orange marbled vinyl (U.S. exclusive)
- transparent red / black splatter vinyl (U.S. exclusive)
- orange / red melt vinyl (EU exclusive)
- red / white splatter vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 1000 copies)

"Haunting The Chapel" reissue versions

- jewelcase CD
- cassette (featuring a fold-out J-card and a smokey tint cassette shell)
- 180g black vinyl
- opaque red / black split vinyl (U.S. exclusive)
- red / white marbled vinyl (U.S. exclusive)
- black / white splatter vinyl (U.S. exclusive)
- red / white melt vinyl (EU exclusive)
- red / black splatter vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 1000 copies)

"Live Undead" reissue versions

- jewelcase CD
- cassette (featuring a fold-out J-card and a smokey tint cassette shell)
- 180g black vinyl
- midnight blue / black split vinyl (U.S. exclusive)
- grey / black marbled vinyl (U.S. exclusive)
- clear / blood red splatter vinyl (U.S. exclusive)
- blue / white / black splatter vinyl (EU exclusive)
- blue / black splatter vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 1000 copies)

"Hell Awaits" reissue versions

- jewelcase CD
- cassette (featuring a fold-out J-card and a smokey tint cassette shell)
- 180g black vinyl
- transparent orange / black split vinyl (U.S. exclusive)
- red marbled vinyl (U.S. exclusive)
- transparent orange / black splatter vinyl (U.S. exclusive)
- orange / red splatter vinyl (EU exclusive)
- red / yellow / black circle splatter vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 1000 copies)

SLAYER played its final concert on November 30, 2019 at the Forum in Los Angeles. One day later, Ayesha King, wife of SLAYER guitarist Kerry King, said that there is "not a chance in hell" that the thrash metal icons will reunite for more shows following the completion of their farewell tour.

Back in April 2018, Tom Araya's wife said that he had not questioned his decision to embark on one final SLAYER tour before the band called it quits.

Sandra Araya, who has been married to the SLAYER frontman for more than 20 years, told the Metal Pulp And Paper web site that the announcement that the band was pulling the plug on its nearly four-decade-long career didn't come as a surprise to her. "Not to me," she said. "I can't comfortably go into too much detail. I'll just leave it with a no."

Asked if the decision to end SLAYER was a difficult one for Tom and Kerry to make, Sandra said: "Tom never second-guesses any decision he makes. I have no idea about Kerry."

When SLAYER first announced that it was embarking on its final tour back in January 2018, Ayesha assured fans that they would "always get music" from her husband.

King has said in previous interviews that his post-SLAYER musical efforts would not be much different from the sound fans have grown accustomed to hearing from him.

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