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Hell Awaits

Slayer

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
March 1985
Catalog ID:
MBR 1040
Version desc.:
US on black vinyl
Label:
Metal Blade Records
Format:
12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)
Reviews:
21 reviews (avg. 93%)
Side A
1. Hell Awaits 06:16   Show lyrics
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2. Kill Again 04:56   Show lyrics
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3. At Dawn They Sleep 06:19   Show lyrics
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Side B
4. Praise of Death 05:20   Show lyrics
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5. Necrophiliac 03:45   Show lyrics
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6. Crypts of Eternity 06:38   Show lyrics
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7. Hardening of the Arteries 03:58   Show lyrics
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Band members
Kerry King Guitars, Lyrics (tracks 1-3, 5, 6)
Dave Lombardo Drums
Tom Araya Vocals, Bass, Lyrics (tracks 3, 6)
Jeff Hanneman (R.I.P. 2013) Guitars, Lyrics (tracks 3-7)
Miscellaneous staff
Eddy Schreyer Remastering
Lowell Katz Photography
Carolyn Collins Engineering
Albert Cuellar Artwork
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Bill Metoyer Engineering, Recording
Ron Fair Engineering, Recording
Brian Slagel Producer
Brian Ames Layout
Kerry King Guitars, Lyrics (tracks 1-3, 5, 6)
Dave Lombardo Drums
Tom Araya Vocals, Bass, Lyrics (tracks 3, 6)
Jeff Hanneman (R.I.P. 2013) Guitars, Lyrics (tracks 3-7)
Eddy Schreyer Remastering
Lowell Katz Photography
Carolyn Collins Engineering
Albert Cuellar Artwork
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Bill Metoyer Engineering, Recording
Ron Fair Engineering, Recording
Brian Slagel Producer
Brian Ames Layout
Read Sorry, but a higher rating... 100% Felix 1666 September 6th, 2014
Read You just can't beat this.... 100% Korgul The Terminator January 21st, 2014
Read Before The Major Label Debut 95% electricfuneral9719 May 19th, 2013
Read Slayer - Hell Awaits 70% Orbitball October 16th, 2012
Read Satan's Lounge Music. 92% Metal_Jaw August 22nd, 2012
Read Do I really have to... 99% Seducerofsouls85 May 5th, 2011
Read Fear the impending flames. 94% hells_unicorn May 3rd, 2011
Read Yield your life to me 98% autothrall October 27th, 2010
Read My first introduction but... 85% morbert January 21st, 2010
Read Eargasm. 100% Ck_Raging_Violence October 19th, 2009
Read Death Metal Began Here 100% OldSchoolKid March 26th, 2009
Read I'd like to see the Goths... 100% _Criminally_Insane_ November 23rd, 2008
Read Slayer's true jewel 90% VampireKiller December 31st, 2007
Read See You in Hell 90% Frankingsteins July 15th, 2007
Read Crucify The So Called Lord 91% Human666 May 30th, 2007
Read HELL AWAITS 98% AggressiveNapkin June 15th, 2006
Read Join Us... 90% Vim_Fuego August 6th, 2004
Read Worthy Of Highest Praise 100% corviderrant July 21st, 2004
Read Right era, but not their... 75% Egregius March 18th, 2004
Read Slayer kills again! 88% Lord_Jotun October 5th, 2003
Read Join Us, Join Us, Welcome... 88% UltraBoris August 10th, 2002

The European first vinyl pressing was released in May 1985 by Roadrunner Records (RR 9795).

The European first pressing on CD (Roadrunner Records, cat.-no. RR 349795) and 1993 Metal Blade remaster CD have the tracklist shown.
The Metal Blade / Music for Nations re-release (cat.-no. CD ZORRO 8) features the bonus tracks Haunting the Chapel (4:00) and Captor of Sin (3:32).

There's a CD copy of Hell Awaits where the inside of the cover is mis-printed with the Show No Mercy lyrics.

The Japanese edition (PHCR-4112) features the same two bonus tracks as the Metal Blade / MFN re-release.

Recording information:

Recorded by Ron Fair at Eldorado, Hollywood; and recorded & mixed by Bill Metoyer at Track Record, Los Angeles.
Mastered by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Studios, Hollywood.

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