"Hell Awaits" is the second studio album by the American thrash metal band Slayer, released through Metal Blade Records in 1985. The band's previous release, "Show No Mercy", became Metal Blade Records' highest selling release; as a result, producer Brian Slagel desired to release a second Slayer album. To that end, Slagel financed a recording budget (Show No Mercy was paid for by band members) and recruited several experienced producers to help in the studio.
This album includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by Slayer and photos of the Slayer-band.
Strict grading according to the Goldmine Grading for Vinyl records has been applied, this record has been carefully visually inspected to determine the grading.
EXCELLENT or EX or VG++ : minor scuffs which are only slightly visible. There may be more than a few scuffs and NO Scratches
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This album "SLAYER HELL AWAITS NO BARCODE" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and artwork/photos
The album: "SLAYER HELL AWAITS NO BARCODE" was produced by: Brian Slagel and Slayer:
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
Assistant engineered by Carolyn Collins
Carolyn Collins started her sound engineering career with Omen's Battle Cry as one of the first projects in which she participated, in 1985. She was recruited by Brian Slagel to participate in the sound engineering of Slayer's Hell Awaits album and has worked at the Eldorado Studio, Hollywood, Los Angeles.
This album was recorded at: Eldorado Studios, Hollywood, USA
Eldorado Studios is a music recording studio in Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA and has been used by the Heavy Metal bands like: Anthrax, Omen and Slayer
Album cover design: Albert Cueller
Albert Cueller has done two album cover for Slayer: "Hell Awaits" and "Live Undead".
Album cover photography: Lowell Ketz
Speed / Thrash Metal
RoadrunneR RR 9795
Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram
1985 Made in Netherlands
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 (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 (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 (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.