PODCAST: Glacially Musical 165 – Slayer – Origins and “Show No Mercy” Review

Welcome to a new series – our deep dive on Slayer! Nik and his co-host Keefy of GhostCultMag discuss the second major release from a Big 4 of Thrash band – “Show No Mercy!” Also early Metal Blade Records history and the Metal Massacre series where Slayer got their start! Continue reading

CLASSIC ALBUMS REVISITED: Slayer Released Their Debut Album “Show No Mercy” 40 Years Ago


Melding their NWOBHM influences with their sinister intentions and hella fast speed Metal, Slayer hit the scene as a band in 1981. After their recorded debut on Metal Blade’s Metal Massacre II, and then later that year – Show No Mercy would arrive on December 3rd, 1983, also via Metal Blade. This was less than a month after being hastily recorded. Few understood how important a debut or band would become.

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Slayer to Release “Show No Mercy” 40th Anniversary Editions in 2024 via Metal Blade Records


Formed in 1981, Slayer assaulted the world with a new hybrid of metal and punk – heavier, faster and darker than the rest – and set a new standard, defining not only a genre, but an attitude. Throughout Slayer’s history, the band never faltered in unleashing their extreme and focused aural assault, and repudiating temptations, Slayer always chose to remain crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the mainstream. Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, Show No Mercy is the debut studio album by American thrash metal masters, Slayer. The album was initially released on December 3, 1983, by Metal Blade Records, who, in honor of Show No Mercy’s 40th anniversary, will be unleashing two unique pieces of vinyl for fans: A limited edition “Blood” filled liquid vinyl – limited to 250 worldwide, and the Show No Mercy (40th Anniversary Edition) vinyl set that includes a Gold Black Dust LP mastered for vinyl from the original master tapes by Patrick W. Engel at Temple Of Disharmony, a slipmat, poster, show flyers, signing card, and an LP booklet featuring the story of Show No Mercy, written by J. Bennett.

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Super7 Toys Release Giant Glow In The Dark Slayer “Show No Mercy” Wall Decoration

Super7 Toys is sharing their Holliday Collections of toys for their Super 7-Days of Christmas, with sales on different product lines until December 17th. They have shared their brand new Glow in The Dark Slayer “Show No Mercy” Wall Decoration, following their Paper People series which includes monsters, pop culture icons and band images, such as the Mistifs infamous Red Ghost mascot. Slayer may be retired and gone, but we still have the musician fun stuff like this to keep the flame burning! There is also a sale on their Slayer ReAction Figures too! Hail Satan, hail Santa, and hail Slayer!

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Super7 Toys Is Releasing a Slayer “Black Magic” ReAction Figure

Super7 is at it again! After recently releasing King Diamond, Ozzy, Megadeth, Motorhead, Misfits ReAction figures and the already sold out Slayer Minitour from Show No Mercy, the toy brand is releasing a “Black Magic” Slayer figure! The figure celebrates Show No Mercy and Jeff Hanneman who passed away six years ago today. The figure release next week via the link below. Continue reading

Slayer’s “Show No Mercy” ReAction Figure Is Temporarily Sold Out Due To Demand!

As we previously reported Slayer partnered up with retro toy specialists Super7 to create a “Show No Mercy” ReAction figure, based on Slayer’s 1983 debut album Show No Mercy (Metal Blade). Global Merchandising Services, Slayer’s worldwide agent, brokered the deal. The Minotaur from the artwork has been reimagined as a 3.75-inch debuted at this month’s ToyFar convention in New York City. The figure was such a hit that it totally sold out the first run of product. Super7 is working fast to restock but goes to show the power of Slayer and Super7’s quality and genius. The brand also recently released new figures for Ozzy Osbourne, Ghost, Motorhead and Megadeth. Continue reading

Slayer and Super7 To Release “Show No Mercy” ReAction Figure!

Slayer has entered an agreement with Super7, maker of Toys and Apparel to create a “Show No Mercy” ReAction figure, based on Slayer’s 1983 debut album Show No Mercy (Metal Blade). Global Merchandising Services, their worldwide agent, brokered the deal. The Minotaur from the artwork has been reimagined as a 3.75-inch toy. The “Show No Mercy ReAction Figure” will be released this month at New York Toy Fair. Super7 is owned by Brian Lew, a fixture of the Bay Area Thrash scene, and world-renowned photographer with his book (co-authored by Harald Oimoen) Murder In the Front Row (Bazillion Points).Continue reading

Behemoth’s Nergal Performs “Evil Has No Boundaries” With Slayer At Soundcheck

Slayer‘s soundchecks are a sight to behold. We’ve seen the legends cover Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, Black Sabbath, Journey and Lynyrd Skynyrd over the past few years, and yesterday they invited the Behemoth front man on stage to perform a classic from Show No Mercy. Continue reading