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The fifth installment in Relapse’s exhaustive reissue campaign of DEATH‘s immensely influential catalog is “Leprosy”, the band’s titanic second album. Originally released in 1988 the pioneering LP built upon the thrash sounds of METALLICA and SLAYER but added a previously unheard level of raw extremity. These songs are the roots of an entire genre: death metal. While this was only the second record DEATH released, it immediately cemented them as heavy metal icons.

The “Leprosy” reissue will be made available on April 25 in Benelux, Germany, Finland; April 29 in North America and April 28 in the the rest of the world. The entire album, as well as the bonus material, has been painstakingly remastered by Alan Douches (MASTODON, NILE) and will be reissued in the following format:

* 2xCD/Limited Edition
* 3xCD/LP/Picture Disc LP/Limited Edition
* 2xLP Box set/Digtal

The Deluxe 2xCD contains 50 minutes of previously unheard and unreleased “Leprosy” demos and rehearsal material housed in an embossed o-card package with a 24-page booklet featuring unseen pictures of the band as well as brand new liner notes from Ian Christe (SiriusXM) and Jeremy Wagner (BROKEN HOPE). The LP features the remastered core album on wax together with a download card for all of the music included on the 2xCD.

A remastered version of the death metal classic “Pull The Plug” can be heard below.

In addition to the 2xCD reissue, a super limited 3xCD version will be available exclusively from featuring everything included on 2xCD version plus an exclusive third CD featuring over 40 minutes of unreleased live material, housed in a deluxe embossed eight-panel digipak with a 24-page booklet, limited and numbered to 2000 copies.

Finally, a super-limited deluxe vinyl box set (limited to 500 copies) will be available exclusively from containing: the remastered core “Leprosy” album on exclusive colored vinyl; a second LP containing unreleased rehearsal material from the “Leprosy” sessions housed in an exclusive jacket with original flyer art on exclusive colored vinyl; an exact replication of the original Combat newspaper print LP insert, a “Leprosy” turntable slipmat, and a download card of all three discs.

Pre-orders, including an exclusive new line of official DEATH merch, are available here.

Digital pre-orders are available via Bandcamp here.

Disc 1

01. Leprosy
02. Born Dead
03. Forgotten Past
04. Left To Die
05. Pull The Plug
06. Open Casket
07. Primitive Ways
08. Choke On It

Disc 2

Leprosy – 9/23/87 Rehearsal

01. Open Casket
02. Choke On It
03. Left To Die
04. Left To Die – Take 2

Leprosy – 12/05/87 Rehearsals

05. Left To Die
06. Open Casket
07. Pull The Plug
08. Choke On It
09. Born Dead
10. Forgotten Past

Disc 3

Live at Backstreets, Rochester, NY – December 13th, 1988

01. Leprosy
02. Open Casket
03. Zombie Ritual
04. Pull The Plug
05. Left To Die
06. Mutilation
07. Forgotten Past
08. Born Dead
09. Denial Of Life
10. Primitive Ways
11. Infernal Death

Live at The Dirt Club, Bloomfield, NJ – December 11, 1988

12. Leprosy
13. Pull The Plug
14. Forgotten Past
15. Primitive Ways

Digital Deluxe ONLY Bonus Tracks – Live at The Dirt Club, Bloomfield, NJ – December 11, 1988

16. Open Casket
17. Mutilation
18. Infernal Death


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James Hetfield of Metallica

Papa Het: still learning

Metallica frontman James Hetfield has looked back on 2000′s infamous Napster debacle in a new interview, offering some insight into how the episode – in which the band attempted to sue the file-sharing company – and how it changed the metal icons’ attitudes to sharing music.

“In our lives, as you get older, you’re able to get past certain roadblocks mentally and friendship-wise, like things with Megadeth, people from our past,” Papa Het explains. “They become a little less potent. They become less of a source of hatred or whatever. They affect you less and at the end of the day you’re just kind of realising that everyone is looking out for the best interest, hopefully, for the world.

“[Lars Ulrich] was wanting to do something. He had a vision and had no idea what the consequences would be. At the end of the day, we’re all adults and you sit down and you talk and you go, ‘Hey, when I did this, that happened.’ We did the same and let’s move on from there. I think we’ve learned a lot, like from obviously the Some Kind Of Monster movie and the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. Seeing all these bands that can’t even show up and play together because they’re arguing about something that happened 20 years ago and they can’t celebrate a great moment, or create a new moment in history. Life’s too short for stuff like that.”

Read the full interview here.

We chat to Metallica in our immense new issue, out right now and also packing interviews with Volbeat, Satyricon, The Devil Wears Prada and many more, plus free Metallica posters and stickers, a free Metallica: Through The Never film guide, a free CD, a free Scar The Martyr EP from certain shops and much, much more. Bargain, basically. Get it now!

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Legendary Brazilian metal icons SEPULTURA have released the second trailer for their upcoming album «The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart». You can watch it here: The first trailer can be seen here: The record is set for North American release on October 29th via Nuclear Blast

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SLAYER guitarist Kerry King will make a special appearance at this year’s Alberta Bound Tattoo & Arts Festival in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. King will be on hand for autographs and photo ops on Sunday, October 20 at The Stampede BMO Centre from 1 p.m to 5 p.m.

Organizer Steve Peace says this is the debut of a new attraction at the show which will bring true metal icons to the last day of every Alberta Bound Tattoo & Arts Festival.

For more information, go to this location.


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Tampa death metal icons OBITUARY will bring their brutal wares to the stage this Fall on a short series of live assaults. The tour begins with a pair of back-to-back shows at Brooklyn, New York’s Saint Vitus Bar on October 9 and 10, before flattening nine more venues through October 20. Having been holed-up in […]

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We have a pair of tickets to see Egypt-loving death metal icons Nile next week (Tuesday September 10) at the London Garage to give away! To stand a chance or winning, HEAD OVER TO OUR COMPETITIONS PAGE

Of, if you don’t want to risk it, buy your ticket here!

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Metal icons bringing an exclusive event to Las Vegas featuring Zakk Wylde and Geoff Tate.

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Metal icons DEICIDE are returning to the road this fall on their NO SALVATION TOUR 2013 – a headlining run with fellow Century Media labelmates and death metal favorites BROKEN HOPE. Also in support are DISGORGE and NECRONOMICON. DEICIDE will be touring to promote their upcoming, yet-to-be-titled studio release, due out this fall on Century […]

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Black metal icons Emperor will return in 2014! Fuck yes!

The legendary band will be playing next year’s Wacken festival, with more dates expected to be announced very, very soon. Watch this space…

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Two titles by Bay Area metal icons Testament will be released on vinyl this coming September 24th via Prosthetic Records, soon before the group will tour North America alongside Lamb of God and Killswitch Engage. The 2001 anthology “First Strike Still Deadly” features tracks from Testament’s iconic first two Megaforce/Atlantic albums, re-recorded with modern technology by four-fifths of group’s original lineup.

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