SLAYER’s classic album “Show No Mercy” is being once again released on vinyl in celebration of the LP’s 40th anniversary
Established in 1981, SLAYER disrupted the music scene with their unique blend of metal and punk—darker, faster, and heavier than their contemporaries—setting a new standard that not only defined a genre but also embodied a distinct attitude. Throughout SLAYER‘s storied history, the band consistently delivered an unyielding and focused auditory assault, steadfastly rejecting mainstream influences and opting to remain relentlessly crushing and brutal.
Now commemorating its 40th anniversary, “Show No Mercy” stands as the debut studio album from these American thrash metal pioneers. Initially released on December 3, 1983, by Metal Blade Records, the label is celebrating the album’s milestone with two exclusive vinyl releases for fans.
The first is a limited-edition “blood”-filled liquid vinyl, restricted to 250 copies worldwide. The second is the “Show No Mercy (40th Anniversary Edition)” vinyl set, featuring a gold black dust LP meticulously mastered for vinyl by Patrick W. Engel at Temple Of Disharmony. This set also includes a slipmat, poster, show flyers, signing card, and an LP booklet narrating the story of “Show No Mercy,” penned by J. Bennett.
SLAYER “Show No Mercy (40th Anniversary Edition)”
- Slipcase with gold hot-foil embossing
- Gold Black Dust LP mastered for vinyl from the original master tapes by Patrick W. Engel at Temple Of Disharmony in May 2023
- 12″ LP booklet
- Show flyers
- Signing card
SLAYER “Show No Mercy” “blood”-filled liquid vinyl:
- Blood-filled liquid vinyl mastered for vinyl from the original master tapes by Patrick W. Engel at Temple Of Disharmony in May 2023
- Limited to 250 copies worldwide!
- Evil Has No Boundaries
- The Antichrist
- Die By The Sword
- Fight Till Death
- Metal Storm / Face The Slayer
- Black Magic
- The Final Command
- Show No Mercy
Tom Araya: vocals, bass
Kerry King: guitars
Jeff Hanneman: guitars
Dave Lomabardo: drums’
SLAYER bid farewell with their last concert on November 30, 2019, at the Forum in Los Angeles. Despite rumors, Ayesha King, wife of SLAYER guitarist Kerry King, emphatically stated that there is “not a chance in hell” of the thrash metal icons reuniting for additional shows after concluding their farewell tour.