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For the first time in its near-30 year history, Slayer, the single most distinctive and radical thrash metal band ever, will see its ten American Recordings albums released as a limited-edition, high-end, box set - The Vinyl Conflict (available for pre-order now on http://sonymusicdigital.com/slayer ). Ten albums on 11 discs, The Vinyl Conflict will feature the band's entire Def/American Recordings catalogue: Reign In Blood (1986), South of Heaven (1988), Seasons In The Abyss (1990), the double-record Live Decade of Aggression(1991), Divine Intervention (1994), Undisputed Attitude (1998), God Hates Us All (2001), Christ Illusion (2006), and World Painted Blood (2009). The Vinyl Conflict will be released on October 12, 2010.

"Most longtime Slayer fans may not have these records at this point," said American Recordings' Dino Paredes, "or their copies are completely beat-up, so to have the complete catalog in this first-class presentation is terrific. For the newer fans, this is their opportunity to really get into this band the way that they could have if they were born 20 years earlier."

American/Sony Legacy invested a great amount of care into making The Vinyl Conflict, treating the albums the way they would treat a great jazz, classical, Bob Dylan or Miles Davis record, something that isn't normally done for metal records. All ten albums have been re-mastered from the original analog flat master tapes and were pressed on the highest quality, 180-gram audiophile vinyl at RTI, the most-respected pressing plant in the U.S. and among the best in the world. Lacquers were cut and re-cut several times to ensure the highest sound quality. The individual vinyl discs will come in a standard, clear inner sleeve to preserve the vinyl, are then housed in high-quality litho-wrapped jackets, and then boxed in a hardcover slipcase. Additionally, reproductions of the original LP inner sleeve artwork were converted to 12X12 inserts.

"The vinyl box is a real treat for fans, especially with today's renewed and increased interest in vinyl," added Sony Legacy's Adam Farber. "It’s been years and years since the Slayer vinyl has been in print - only the two most recent albums are currently available on vinyl, the rest have been out of print for years and very hard to find. These albums sounds spectacular - they sound like you’ve never heard them before."

"Everything about The Vinyl Conflict - the look of it, the feel of it - is very strong, very powerful, very Slayer," added Parades, "from the music to the dripping, bloody pentagram on the front of the box. It's perfect."

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Comments for this News article

Great idea if you live in the USA. What about the rest of us Slayer fans, are we to be denied the chance of getting this? It really sucks it's only for the US market.

All of my Original LP's are in mint condition, aside from the the two that are autographed. Nonetheless I can't wait to add this to my collection.

Laughing as you eternally rot.

i realy like to buy this lp box but i live in belgium europe so i can't this realy sucks big time, just make this release worldwide please

So I have to buy this on eBay for double the money? Come on Sony/Slayer, just release it worldwide.

We are all awaiting the arrival of our family's favorite band. Those of us who are attending include three brothers (one of them in a band called Malignant Inception) and their wives, two sisters and their boyfriends and three close family friends all of which join together to have Slayer kick our ass behind the Zion Curtain. This will be my 11th time and the best yet.-Slayerkraus

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MOV pres. #Slayer - The Vinyl Conflict (MOVLP200) - to be released Mid-October in Europe-more info soon (www.musiconvinyl.com). pls retweet!


This label did a great job reissuing some classics lately (got some Alice In Chains and Rage Against The Machine vinyls off them; all really excellent quality) so i'm pretty stoked!!

Is there any chance of these albums being released individually on 180 gram vinyl in the near future?