Note that this is the Metal Blade label with the blood-dripping axe, not the Metal Blade label with the guitar icons  

This issue of the "Live Undead" album has the bonus track: "Chemical Warfare"


Slayer Live Undead


Album's Condition and Grading Details

Strict grading according to the Goldmine Grading for Vinyl records has been applied, this record has been carefully visually inspected to determine the grading.

Vinyl: Near Mint (NM or M-) A nearly perfect record. A NM- record has more than likely never been played, and the vinyl looks perfectly, with no visible imperfections.

Cover: Very Good Plus (VG+). LP cover may have slight signs of wear, and with light creases. In general, if not for a couple of minor things wrong with it, this would be Near Mint.

Collectors information & Description: 

"Live Undead" is the first live extended play by the American thrash metal band Slayer. It was released through Metal Blade Records and recorded in New York City in front of a room of people. It has been questioned by both critics and authors that the audience sound may or may not be faked, however when asked if they were fake, producer Bill Metoyer said, "I don't know if I should tell you." The album begins with an extended introduction of "Black Magic", followed by a small speech. The remaining tracks include both those of 1983's "Show No Mercy" and 1984's "Haunting the Chapel". Ned Raggett of Allmusic gave the album two and a half out of five stars, and noted that it "isn't really necessary except for the hardest of hardcore fans."

Music Genre:  Thrash Metal 

Production information:

The album: "SLAYER Live Undead Axe" was produced by: Bill Metoyer and Slayer. It was recorded live in New York City on their 1984 Haunting North America Tour except Chemical Warfare.

This album was mixed at: Track Record, L.A.

Album cover art: Albert Cueller

  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.

Albert Cueller has done two album cover for Slayer: "Hell Awaits" and "Live Undead".

Record Label:  Metal Blade Records RR 9574
Note that this is the Metal Blade label with the blood-dripping axe, not the Metal Blade label with the guitar icons  
Record Format 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 270 gram  
Year & Country:  1984-1987 Made in Holland  

High Quality Photo of Album Front Cover  "SLAYER Live Undead Axe"

Slayer Live Undead 

Album Back Cover  Photo of "SLAYER Live Undead Axe"

Slayer Live Undead  

Photo of "SLAYER Live Undead Axe" 12" LP Record - Side One:

Slayer Live Undead  

Photo of "SLAYER Live Undead Axe" 12" LP Record - Side Two:

Slayer Live Undead  

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Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: SLAYER Live Undead Axe

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • 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.

  • Jeff Hammeman - 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.

  • 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".

  • 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 ".

Complete Track-listing of the album "SLAYER Live Undead Axe"

The detailed tracklist of this record "SLAYER Live Undead Axe" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Black Magic
  2. Die by the Sword
  3. Captor of Sin
  4. The Antichrist
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Evil has no boundaries
  2. Show No Mercy
  3. Aggressive Perfector
  4. Chemical Warfare (Bonus track)

SLAYER Discography