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Slayer Haunting of the Chapel USA 12" vinyl lp

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Album Summary:  "Haunting the Chapel" is an EP released by the thrash metal band Slayer in 1984 through Metal Blade and Enigma Records. Slayer's debut album "Show No Mercy" became Metal Blade's highest selling, leading to producer Brian Slagel wanting to release an EP. Recorded in Hollywood the recording process proved difficult when recording drums in a studio without carpet, although it resulted in drummer Dave Lombardo meeting Gene Hoglan who was to become an influence in his drumming style and speed. However Hoglan said he gave him a bunch of tips and never really gave him lessons, he was influenced by Slayer too.

Although originally featuring three songs, the record evidences a marked evolution from the style of their previous album, Show No Mercy, and is considered the first demonstration of the band's "classic" style displayed on later albums and is often described as a "stepping stone." The songs "Captor of Sin" and "Chemical Warfare" are regularly featured on the band's live set list. "Chemical Warfare" appears in Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock.

Music Genre:  Thrash Metal Music 
Collector's info:  Rare 12" EP with 3 tracks , Lyrics of all the songs by Slayer are printed on the back of the album cover.
 Album:  Producers Brian Slagel. Sound/Recording engineer: Bill Metoyer, recorded at Track Records
 Record Label:  Metal Blade Records MBR 1024 / 71083 , Marketed by Restless Records
 Record Format 12" LP  
Year & Country  1984 Made in USA

Band Members and Musicians on: Slayer Haunting of the Chapel

    Slayer's Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Tom Araya
  • Jeff Hanneman
  • Kerry King
  • Dave Lombardo

Track Listing of: Slayer Haunting of the Chapel

    Side One:
  1. Chemical Warfare
    Side Two:
  1. Captor of Sin
  2. Haunting of the Chapel
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