Two titles by San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans TESTAMENT will be released on vinyl on September 24, shortly before the group kicks off its tour of North America alongside LAMB OF GOD and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE.
The 2001 anthology “First Strike Still Deadly” features tracks fromTESTAMENT’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 guitaristAlex 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 (approx. 100 copies) will also be available.
Prosthetic’s five TESTAMENT reissues are some of the label’s top catalog titles, and the vinyl versions of “The Gathering” and “Demonic” have been sold out for years, so don’t miss your chance to order these exciting chapters of thrash history.