SLAYER Haunting the Chapel Canada Banzai 12" Vinyl LP Album

Rare Canadian issue of "Haunting the Chapel" with six tracks

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Collectors information & Description:

Complete lyrics of all the songs performed by Slayer are printed on the back cover

"Haunting the Chapel" is an EP released by the thrash metal band Slayer in 1984 through Metal Blade and Enigma Records. Slayer's debut album "Show No Mercy" became Metal Blade's highest selling, leading to producer Brian Slagel wanting to release an EP. Recorded in Hollywood the recording process proved difficult when recording drums in a studio without carpet, although it resulted in drummer Dave Lombardo meeting Gene Hoglan who was to become an influence in his drumming style and speed. However Hoglan said he gave him a bunch of tips and never really gave him lessons, he was influenced by Slayer too.

Although originally featuring three songs, the record evidences a marked evolution from the style of their previous album, "Show No Mercy", and is considered the first demonstration of the band's "classic" style displayed on later albums and is often described as a "stepping stone." The songs "Captor of Sin" and "Chemical Warfare" are regularly featured on the band's live set list. "Chemical Warfare" appears in Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock.


Music Genre:  Thrash Metal 
Production information:

The album: "SLAYER Haunting the Chapel Canada Banzai" was produced by: Brian Slagel.

  Brian Slagel is the founder and CEO of Metal Blade Records. Slagel is known for giving Metallica their first break in 1982, with an appearance on Metal Massacre, a compilation album on Metal Blade, and has since released seminal albums by Slayer, Mercyful Fate, Cannibal Corpse, Fates Warning, Amon Amarth and The Black Dahlia Murder, among others. Use this link to access a list of heavy metal albums produced by Brian Slagel during the 1980s

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Bill Metoyer

Bill Metoyer during the 1980s he was Vice-President and in-house sound-engineer of Metal Blade Records. As such he has produced and taken care of the sound of many Heavy Metal bands. Most notable: Flotsam and Jetsam, Fates Warning, Helstar, Savage Grace, Tyrant, Slayer, Trouble, Sacred Reich, Armored Saint, Atrophy, Abattoir, Bitch, D.R.I, Dark Angel, Cryptic Slaughter, Lääz Rockit, Morbid Angel, Omen, Lizzy Borden, Mentors and many others.

This album was recorded at: Track Records

Mastered at Capitol by Eddie Schreyer

  Eddy Schreyer, Owner and chief engineer of Oasis Mastering, Studio City, California, has over 30 years of experiencing mastering thousands of music albums.

Album covert art: Vince Gutierrez

  Vincent Gutierrez (aka Vince Gutierrez) In 1980s drew the artwork for: 3rd Stage Alert, Omen Battle Cry, Slayer - Haunting the Chapel, BITCH - The Bitch is Back

Album cover concept: Kerry King, Jeff Hanneman, Vince Gutierrez

Record Label:  Banzai BAM 1005  
Record Format 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  
Year & Country:  1984 Made in Canada  

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Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: SLAYER Haunting the Chapel Canada Banzai

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Tom Araya - Vocals, Bass

      Tom Araya , (real-name: Tomás Enrique Araya Díaz), lead vocals, bass guitar player was born in Viña del Mar (1961) and founding member of the American Thrash Metal band "Slayer". Tom Araya has active in Slayer since it's formatin in 1981. Before forming Slayer, Tom Araya was in a band called "Tradewinds".

  • Jeff Hanneman - Guitar

      Jeff Hanneman (real-name: Jeffrey John Hanneman) was born in Oakland, California in January 1964 and founding member of the American Thrash Metal band: Slayer. He performs with Slayer from 1981 until his death in 2013 due to health issues.

  • Kerry King - Guitar

      Kerry King (real-name: Kerry Ray King) born in Los Angeles, California, June 1963, Guitarist and co-founder of the American Thrash Metal band Slayer. He has been performing with Slayer since 1981. During 1984 Kerry King performed as a substitute guitarist with the American Speed/Thrash Metal band " Megadeth ".

  • Dave Lombardo - Drums

      Dave Lombardo (Full-name: David Vincent Lombardo) is a drummer and together with Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King founding member of the American Thrash Metal band "Slayer". He played with Slayer during the periods 1982-1986,1987-1992,2001-2013. Dave Lombardo has performed with "Mike Patton" from "Faith No More" in a couple of bands, these bands are: "Dead Cross", "Fantômas". Bands in which Lombardo has performed include: Dead Cross, Escape, Fantômas, Grip Inc., Melvins, Pap Smear, Philm, Sabotage, Slayer , Suicidal Tendencies, Testament, Voodoocult.

Complete Track-listing of the album "SLAYER Haunting the Chapel Canada Banzai"

The detailed tracklist of this record "SLAYER Haunting the Chapel Canada Banzai" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Chemical Warfare
  2. Captor of Sin
  3. Haunting the Chapel
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Black Magic
  2. Die by the Sword
  3. Aggresive Protector

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