Long-running Bay Area thrash metal lords Testament are set to take a look at their long career through a pair of back catalogue-exploring vinyl reissues due out on Prosthetic Records. The label will deliver vinyl pressings of the band's 2001 anthology First Strike Still Deadly and an expanded edition of the group's Live At Eindhoven '87 on September 24th.

The 2001's First Strike Still Deadly features tracks from Testament's iconic first two Megaforce/Atlantic albums (which have sold in excess of 500,000 copies combined), re-recorded with modern technology by the four-fifths of group's original lineup. The album has never been available on vinyl until now. Approximately 400 copies will be issued on 180-gram black vinyl; a limited-edition, 180-gram clear vinyl mail-order exclusive (approximately 100 copies) will also be offered.

Originally released in 1990 in EP format on vinyl and cassette, and finally released in its entirety by Prosthetic in 2009, Live At Eindhoven '87 which captures Testament's legendary European coming-out party will now be available on vinyl for the first time in its complete remastered form. In addition, the new LP layout which features liner notes by guitarist Alex Skolnick pays homage to the original EP artwork and includes never-before-seen pictures by noted photographer PG Brunelli. Approximately 400 copies will be 180-gram black vinyl; a limited-edition, 180-gram while vinyl mail-order exclusive (approximately 100 copies) will also be available.





Source: prostheticrecords.com
Band profile: Testament
 
Posted: 31.07.2013 by Bad English



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