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SLAYER - Show No Mercy incl OIS No Barcode 12" LP ALBUM VINYL

 

Collectors information & Description: 

This album includes the bonus-track: Aggressive Perfector - Bonus track which is not listed on the album back's cover

This album "Show no Mercy" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and photos of the Slayer band.

"Show No Mercy" is the debut album by American thrash metal band Slayer, released in December 1983 through Metal Blade Records. Brian Slagel signed the band to Metal Blade after watching the band perform the song "Phantom of the Opera" by Iron Maiden. The band was forced to self-finance their debut album, combining the savings of vocalist Tom Araya, who was employed as a respiratory therapist, and money borrowed from guitarist Kerry King's father.

Touring extensively promoting the album, the band brought close friends and family members along the trip, who helped backstage with lighting and sound. Although criticized for poor production quality, it became Metal Blade Records highest selling release, also producing the songs "Die by the Sword", "The Antichrist" and "Black Magic", which are played at Slayer's live shows regularly.

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Collector's notes ( detailed background information on the persons working on this album)

Album Fact Sheet: SLAYER - Show No Mercy incl OIS No Barcode
Music Genre: Thrash Metal  
Album Production information:

The album: "Show no Mercy" was produced by: Slayer and 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


Recorded at Track Record, L.A.
Sound/recording engineer: Bill Metoyer , John Arraya

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.

Marc Abrahams - Sound Engineer

Max Dingel - Mastering Engineer

Brian Ames - Album Artwork

Don Cline - Photography

Lisa Wickwire - Photography

Steve Craig - Logo, Artwork

Record Company / Catalog number / Label: RoadrunneR RR 9868
Record Format12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  
Year & Country:  1984 Made in Netherlands

High Quality Photo of Album Front Cover  "SLAYER - Show No Mercy incl OIS No Barcode"

 
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Album Back Cover  Photo of "SLAYER - Show No Mercy incl OIS No Barcode"

 
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Inner Sleeve   of "SLAYER - Show No Mercy incl OIS No Barcode" Album

 
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Photo of "SLAYER - Show No Mercy incl OIS No Barcode" Album's Inner Sleeve  

 
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Photo of "SLAYER - Show No Mercy incl OIS No Barcode" 12" LP Record - Side One:

 
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Photo of "SLAYER - Show No Mercy incl OIS No Barcode" 12" LP Record - Side Two:

 
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Note: the above pictures are photos of the actual album and allow you to judge the quality of cover. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash. The quality of these images has been reduced in order to preserve network bandwidth, high quality images of these scans can be made available on request

Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: SLAYER - Show No Mercy incl OIS No Barcode

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Tom Araya - bass, vocals

    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.

     

Guest musician (backing vocals) is Gene Hoglan drummer with "Dark Angel", "Death", "Testament" and other bands. At this time Hoglan was a roadie (lighting engineer) working for Slayer.

Complete Track-listing of the album "SLAYER - Show No Mercy incl OIS No Barcode"

The detailed tracklist of this record "SLAYER - Show No Mercy incl OIS No Barcode" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Evil has no Boundaries
  2. The Antichrist
  3. Die by the Sword
  4. Fight till Death
  5. Metalstorm / Face the Slayer
  6. Aggressive Perfector - Bonus track which is not listed on the album back's cover
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Black Magic
  2. Tormentor
  3. The Final Command
  4. Crionics
  5. Show no Mercy

Interactive Concept Map of SLAYER - Show No Mercy incl OIS No Barcode

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