It might just be the coolest Slayer collectible ever
In 1983, thrash metal titans Slayer unleashed Show No Mercy, their unrelenting debut album. The record put the California band on the map, and served as part of the blueprint for thrash metal. Now, four decades later, the album is being celebrated in the most Slayer way possible.
Originally released by Metal Blade Records, the label will be be unleashing two unique pieces of vinyl: a limited edition “blood” filled liquid vinyl, which is limited to 250 pieces worldwide, and the Show No Mercy 40th Anniversary Edition vinyl box set that includes a Gold Black Dust LP mastered for vinyl from the original master tapes by Patrick W. Engel at Temple of Disharmony, a slipmat cover, poster, show flyers, signing card, and an LP booklet featuring the story of Show No Mercy, written by J. Bennett.
Check out images if the killer collectibles below.
Slayer’s eponymous debut album Show No Mercy was released on December 3, 1983. At the time of its release, it quickly became the label’s highest-selling album. It featured excellent tracks like “The Antichrist,” “Die by the Sword,” and “Black Magic.” The album gave fans a glimpse of what would become one of the greatest hard rock acts of all time.
After nearly 40 years and 12 studio albums, Slayer decided it was time to say farewell back in 2018. The launched The Final Campaign, a massive world tour that wrapped up in November of 2019. Throughout their career, Slayer played nearly 3,000 concerts around the globe. They have received several awards, including five GRAMMY® Award nominations and two Best Metal Performance wins for “Eyes of the Insane” (2007) and “Final Six” (2008). They have multiple live recordings, greatest hits compilations, live concert films and two box sets under their belt. With over 20 million albums sold worldwide, their discography boasts multiple Gold records, and they had their own exhibit in the Smithsonian Institute.
Fans can pre-order both versions now HERE.