Slayer - Show No Mercy
NME.COM feature on Slayer - Show No Mercy album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 11 January 1993
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- Evil Has No Boundaries
- The Antichrist-live
- Die by the Sword
- Fight Till Death
- Metal Storm/ Face the Slayer
- Black Magic
- The Final Command
- Show No Mercy
It's a rare celebration for a disengaged tribe...
- Jul 5, 2000
The band's name was scrawled next to a pentagram in a park in Commack, New York
Bostaph previously played with the thrash metal band for most of the '90s
Despite threats, Westboro Baptist Church did not picket the LA event
Slayer - Show No Mercy: Wikipedia Album Entry
Show No Mercy is the debut album by American thrash metal titans 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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