syl boxset

To my knowledge, the now defunct legendary death metal band Strapping Young Lad never had any of their albums pressed to vinyl, but that’s getting rectified this year when independent label Blood Music releases a 7LP box set of the band’s discography. Plans for the release have long been announced, but details are just now coming out. The box set will include every SYL full-length album with covers re-imagined by the prolific artist Travis Smith. The box set will also include a rarities and demos collection, which includes the following tracks:

Japan
Monday
Exciter
Centipede
Home Nucleonics (’96 demo)
Headrhoid (Gunt demo)
Detox (’96 demo)
AAA (’96 demo)
The Long Pig
Zodiac

On top of all this, 75% of these sets will include a special 7″ that includes the C:ENTER:### EP and the tracks ‘Idom’ and  ‘Hell War.’ The box set will be available for pre-order on April 17th. While a price hasn’t been announced, I couldn’t imagine a 7LP box set like this to be going less than $150. You’ll probably have to dig deep for this one, guys. Keep up with Blood Music on Facebook for more info as it comes in.

– JR

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