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SLAYER- Remixes Promo 12″ EP (Def Jam, USA, ?)

p1070596p1070598rainingbloodp1070599I don’t whether this is a bootleg or an official promo record. The internet tells us it’s official (from the little there’s to find about it), but the rather amateurish editing of the tracks has my eyesbrows rising. Also, the (c) 1986 info can’t be correct since “South of Heaven” wasn’t issued until 1988.

Not much to be said here. SLAYER – the band whose “Reign in Blood” LP divided the Hardcore scene down to the ideological headquartes at MRR – kinda lost it progressively (phase 1: “Show no Mercy” & “Hell awaits”; Phase 2: “Reign in  Blood”; Phase 3: “South of Heaven” & Seasons in the Abyss”. The rest is okay at best. To me, it was always and will ever be Phase 1. No other band had so much evilty, not to say evilism in the sound (today we learn that Tom Araya is a born-again christian). Crazee! “Reign in Blood” is impressive, mainly due to the bombastic production, but most on that album  is more Thrash Metal than the good priest-murdering and nun-violating atmosphere of the old days. Phase 3 had some great moments, but all in all, it was clear that things came to an end with “Seasons”.
I only saw them live once in the old days and that was when they played good ol’ Europe for the first time ever. That was in Poperinge, Belgium, on the third installment of the now legendary “Heavy Sound Festival”. Lee Aaron played there too and she wore tight red spandex pants, so tight I almost lost myself in her clearly visible love center. I recently found some photos I had taken that day including many of SLAYER, but those with the focus on the Lee Aaron’s red spandax rule. How could you not love Heavy Metal?

Listen to these songs while you can. They will be available for a limited time only – no complaints, please.
Ready thrash go:

Raining Blood (Remix).mp3 & Angel of Death (Remix).mp3 you’re too late, poser
Silent Scream (Remix).mp3 & Ghosts of War (Remix).mp3
you wimp didn’t deserve this anyway


  1. What's the Truth?

    Unfortunately I’ve been quite sick with a rather high fever the past week, so I didn’t get a chance to comment on anything that I had wanted to. Still, a happy belated Blastbeat Day to you and everyone else.

    Thanks for this post. Silent Scream/Ghosts of War are two of my favorites from South of Heaven, though the album as a whole isn’t as good as some of their others. These mixes are strange, a bit raw, and I like the louder drums.

    Now, a question for the wise: Is there any documented evidence that Discharge’s solos influenced Slayer’s? I have been thinking about this, and it seems that there is a strong connection, when you actually listen to the records, but I don’t know of any specific confirmations of this.


    Posted on 31-Jan-09 at 12:48 | Permalink
  2. Anonymous

    I don’t need to listen to these songs, I’ve done it hundreds of times. Some Chaotic Dischord would be much better ;). Also, I’m wondering what’s the point of this blog? It’s obvious that your main objective is not sharing music since you don’t accept requests, it looks like your only interest is exhibit your “cool” collection of hard to find rare records and having all these pussies telling you how good you are at ripping them to lol. Imo you’re just a rich kid trying to look “cool” :roll eyes: with all this punk/metal thing. Pathetic. Uh oh, have I complained?


    Posted on 31-Jan-09 at 17:30 | Permalink
  3. Sean

    “It’s obvious that your main objective is not sharing music since you don’t accept requests”

    C’mon guy, Erich’s a rich old MAN, not a kid! 😉

    The only thing I agree on here is that people mostly kiss your ass in the comments (“yes men”) instead of engaging in dialog/discourse/dissenting opinions on the many bands highlighted.

    I preferred “later” Slayer…namely Reign In Blood and South Of Heaven (SOH got more play from me).


    Posted on 31-Jan-09 at 19:42 | Permalink
  4. Hmm, this can´t be an official release. Silent/Ghost is porly put togeather but I like the sound on it, espeseally the beginning of Silent which sounds really scary. I still remember hearing Slayer for the first timeand really really liking it, iot totally blew me away and seeing them for the first time they were in Sweden on the South of Heaven tour stillis my best live experience in my lifetime.

    And now, please ban this anonymous retard. I can´t stand reading his/hers shit comments.


    Posted on 31-Jan-09 at 23:57 | Permalink
  5. sanhebei

    bootleg? not bootleg? perhaps the copyright refers only to those “reign in Blood” cuts (hence the year 1986) and this promo was published a year or two later.. Showed this post to my cousin who said that he had bought it “before SOH was out”, and he’s pretty sure it was early 1988. Anyway, official or not, from this point on, Slayer became the parody (or repetition) of themselves. SITA has some great moments, perhaps their last… Victims of the music market or victims of their ego? From this point onward metal cannibalized itself. Were Slayer responsible? hard to say. You just FEEL that from 1988 on things changed forever, but you don’t know when/whom started the process. You get up one day, open the window, see plenty of new bands, new albums, new names and you realize “fuck, when did it begin?” and start thinking that what has been just a joke for 7 or 8 years, now is damn serious…
    Question: Do we still need Slayer in 2008? Enjoy this little rarity for it was the last Slayer’s true time.. Hmmm.. am i too hard?


    Posted on 01-Feb-09 at 00:33 | Permalink
  6. Federico

    @Anonymous: I think that Erich has created probably the best virtual space not only for downloading rare punk/ HC/ metal records but to discuss them as well. Not only he allows others to enjoy his collection (something which usually “rich kids” trying to impress don’t do) but he, along several of the people who add comments, provide relevant information, putting the music into interesting socio-political and cultural perspectives. That is one of the things that makes his blog better than others where you just download music. I don’t understand why you feel compelled to come here if you don’t appreciate that or the music he offers.

    I also don’t understand how people enjoying that are “pussies” but I also don’t understand why you write all the time “:roll eyes:” like you were a retarded teenager. But if that makes sense for you, it’s great I guess.

    Below you’ll find a link to the Chaotic Dischord record you were looking for. It took me literally one second to find it. Enjoy.


    Posted on 01-Feb-09 at 00:43 | Permalink
  7. Javi


    For all the reasons you’ve alluded, you should cease going over this blog, and fucking start your own thing.

    PS: No more pleas for Chaotic Dischord, please; -what a crap band-


    Posted on 01-Feb-09 at 01:44 | Permalink
  8. yop

    but where are the Lee Aaron photos?????????


    Posted on 01-Feb-09 at 06:29 | Permalink
  9. Chaotic Dischord is not a crap band (not the first bunch fo releases anyway). Slayer rules. I have all recent records because my mate keeps buying them for me, but I stopped listening to Slayer after like 4 or 5 albums back. I liked the covers album too…anyway…How about if Erich would care to make one of his crafty rips of for example the Confuse Indignation cassette??? Now that’d be really awesome.


    Posted on 01-Feb-09 at 06:32 | Permalink
  10. Great post Erich, pucker up that asshole I want to give it a big smooch. I missed your teddy in the cover art. It used to be they would just put down Peter KBD around here, I can tell all this is really hurting you feelings. Federico pretty much hit the nail on the head as far as your anonymous friend but I did want to take a second to I disagree with Sean who wrote, “people mostly kiss your ass in the comments”. After someone puts as much energy you do into a post with selecting something genuinely worthy, the serious attention to rips and the generally well thought out (when your not hung over or sick) write ups, the first thing I want to express, even if the music sucks in my opinion, is gratitude. How could you not be thankful when someone gives stuff away for free and allows people to hear something they most likely would have never heard. Oh well if you can’t please people with the posts or the genuine comments then what can you do.

    The only time I saw Slayer was at the Hollywood Palladium with Venom and Exodus, must have been around 1984. Phase 1 is what you call it and I was blown away and not just by Slayer. Hands down though, Reign in Blood is my favorite Slayer album, every song shreds and the mix is just incredible. These mixes here are interesting in a basic kind of way but do not match the final product of their respective albums.

    Now would be a good time to kiss your ass again but I still have not received that record you were going to send me in the mail so that will have to wait.


    Posted on 01-Feb-09 at 06:49 | Permalink
  11. Rich Man? Poor Man? I Had To Laugh A Tiny Little Bit Reading This! Let’s Burn A Buncha Hundred-Dollar-Bills In Honor Of «Anonymous»!


    Posted on 01-Feb-09 at 07:02 | Permalink
  12. “I’m just a poor wayfaring stranger” 🙂


    Posted on 01-Feb-09 at 07:51 | Permalink
  13. Jay Thurston

    Thanks for the Slayer!! Saw them in the early ’80’s….but not with my fave “metal” band, Venom. I saw them at the Cathty de Grande. 🙂


    Posted on 01-Feb-09 at 14:26 | Permalink
  14. matt

    The “nun-violating” atmosphere is something metal bands today should try to achieve.


    Posted on 02-Feb-09 at 07:52 | Permalink
  15. howardx

    a while back a jerrys kids live post was in the works, what happened?


    Posted on 02-Feb-09 at 11:45 | Permalink
  16. “Que sera, sera – whatever will be, will be”


    Posted on 02-Feb-09 at 11:50 | Permalink
  17. Jerry B

    Dunno, I think this blog is one of the most cohesive ones out there. Even though I know/own most of the hc stuff posted I enjoy hanging out here and am still exposed to the occasional unknown wtf moment. For the rest its all a pleasant trip through memory lane with great music I will never stop enjoying. Name one other blog that provides that with this kinda music?

    Also I enjoy Erichs bombastic posts, philosophical meanderings and seemingly genuine attempts to put it all in context .

    As far as jay sayers go, who cares? In the end its cool that kids (our kids by now!) who missed those strange days are exposed to this music and its background. So jay! Keep up this shit!


    Posted on 02-Feb-09 at 12:01 | Permalink
  18. Ryan

    “those with the focus on the Lee Aaron’s red spandax rule.”

    Should lead to a new post.


    Posted on 02-Feb-09 at 14:22 | Permalink
  19. Maybe I’m just getting old, but after twenty years of unswerving allegiance to louder/faster/rawer = better, I’ve recently accepted that South of Heaven is Slayer’s finest moment. Musical ideology is all well and good, but it melts into air when faced by the drumming alone on that record.

    Anonymous– well, your very anonymity undermines any credibility your arguments might have possessed in the first place, but I for one greatly appreciate Erich’s efforts to not only spread high-quality rips of music that he clearly loves as few of us do, and to present this music in a context of well-informed and insightful discussion of the cultural, aesthetic and political importance of these sounds. That’s not simple ass-kissing; there’s precious little discourse of this level out there, and it’s life’s blood to nerds like me. Besides, Erich’s wrong half the time, arrogant 75% of the time and entertaining 100% of the time, and I’ll take the well-expressed incorrect opinions of an arrogant Swiss cheese over the lowly sniping of an anonymous punkerist dipshit any day.


    Posted on 02-Feb-09 at 20:24 | Permalink
  20. PS First time seeing Slayer was with Motorhead on the SOH tour, so you might say I’m biased…still a bit surprised I didn’t wet my pants.


    Posted on 02-Feb-09 at 20:25 | Permalink
  21. eddie

    To What’s the Truth, yes Slayer did copy the solos from Discharge and Metallica did as well. Slayer is the ultimate thrash metal band and they actually played the punk covers on Undisputed Attitude faster than the original ones. However, if it wasn’t for HC punk than Slayer and all those speed metal bands would continue sounding like Judas Priest. I love Slayer from Hell Awaits to Diabulos in Musica but the last two were generic and recylcled like all the Bad Religion records after How Could Hell Be Any Worse.


    Posted on 03-Feb-09 at 07:03 | Permalink
  22. @ Simon: You’ll get banned soon with your filthy mouth 🙂

    Concerning Slayer solos: I don’t think the Discharge comparison helps much. Play Iron Maiden or Thin Lizzy or Judas Priest records on 45 and you pretty much hear – Slayer. They sure took the energy from bands like Discharge, but I think the context was a bit different.
    And as for Bad Religion: I think “How could hell” is one of the most boring BR albums ever. Most of the “new” material (starting with “Suffer”) sounds much better, catchier and all than that from the humble beginnings. At least, that’s how I see it (and au contraire to what Simon says, I’m always right and even if I’m not, my wrongs are righter than others rights).


    Posted on 03-Feb-09 at 07:17 | Permalink
  23. howardx

    i’ll have to keep coming back then!


    Posted on 03-Feb-09 at 08:37 | Permalink
  24. Jay Thurston

    Oh no, Erich. I will totally disagree with you on this one. How Could Hell Be Any Worse is a true classic. That was always on the turntable for years and played at so many parties….true classic!! Why is Jerry picking on me?? It hurts my feelings 🙂


    Posted on 03-Feb-09 at 17:02 | Permalink
  25. Thanks Erich, I actually have never heard these mixes before. I saw Slayer the first time in 1984 @ Lamours in Brooklyn. The one thing that always struck me was the complete fan frenzy that they could whip up like no other band. I remember standing outside waiting to get in and chanting Slayer repeatedly while beer bottles crashed against the wall over head. At one point about 30 people stopped a bus full of unknowing commuters and began shaking it from side to side while chanting you know what hahaha.


    Posted on 04-Feb-09 at 13:30 | Permalink
  26. Hahahaha, thanks Dave.


    Posted on 04-Feb-09 at 13:38 | Permalink
  27. What's the Truth?

    For me, the ultimate proto-Slayer solo moment is the end of Priest’s song “Running Wild”, especially the version on the first live LP. I certainly wouldn’t discount that influence on Slayer solos, both in terms of a noisier, more dissonant, whammy-bar-heavy style, and even in guitar tone (and on the band in general.) I’m interested in a possible Discharge influence because of the atmosphere the solos generate, and because they are much more consistently noisy, dissonant, chaotic etc. than Priest solos, or any other NWOBHM solos I’ve encountered so far.


    Posted on 04-Feb-09 at 22:18 | Permalink
  28. Solos, alright, I was thinking about the riffing, but yeah, you guys meant solos and you’ve certainly got a point there.


    Posted on 04-Feb-09 at 23:59 | Permalink
  29. ThreeMile

    Sorry I got here too late to DL these. However you left off the cover of In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida which is IMHO the best cover song EVER! To make things right I uploaded a copy that I ripped from the soundtrack. Anyone who wants to hear it can go to Enjoy!


    Posted on 06-Feb-09 at 11:20 | Permalink
  30. feckhopper

    I thought this was the bloodpack at first. I think that one is “criminally insane”. This is a rare one and the teddy bear is metal.


    Posted on 23-Feb-09 at 23:26 | Permalink
  31. Cthulhu

    Poser your mom…
    Can reup that couple of songs, y can get it, because it was 12 years old, when the vinyl came out, too young for that gig…


    Posted on 23-Jan-10 at 06:27 | Permalink
  32. elliott

    haha this record is so lame. remixes are for posers. just give me the orijinal mix. fuck remixes!


    Posted on 24-Jan-10 at 00:11 | Permalink
  33. Adrian

    Will you re-up this promo remixes some day?


    Posted on 03-Apr-12 at 22:20 | Permalink

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