I’m one of those vinyl collecting dorks that spends more money than is reasonable buying up vinyl copies of albums. Vinyl is considerably more expensive, but I think it’s ultimately worth it; in this day in age when music is pushing into the digital realm, a large and tangible copy is an excellent collector’s item of sorts, like a trophy of the triumphs of music.

On that note, when you sit down to make a list of bands in metal that have absolutely triumphed and made the music scene a better place that it was when they began, I’d hope Strapping Young Lad would make it on a few lists out there. In celebration of the band’s acclaimed discography, the Finnish non-profit Blood Music are planning a huge 7xLP SYL box set release set to go on sale late 2012/early 2013. Here are the known details:

This monstrous limited edition 7xLP box set will contain *all five Strapping Young Lad full-lengths*; as well as *extra vinyl dedicated to the band’s non-album material*; plus other special, newly-created gifts [yet to be announced].

No price has been announced yet, but you can bet your ass it will probably destroy your wallet. I’d probably be more appreciative of individually released reissues (I’d get Alien and SYL in a heartbeat), but any effort to put more Devin to wax is okay by me.

As always, we’ll be sure to let you know when there’s a set release date and price.

– JR

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