Metal Blade Releases Mega 20th Anniversary Box Set

By Sefany Jones, Contributing Editor
Thursday, July 25, 2002 @ 6:51 PM

Metal Bade Commemorates 20 Yea

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20th Anniversary Box Set

To commemorate Metal Blade Records 20th year in the music business, we will be releasing a 20th Anniversary Box Set including tracks from many of our bands past and present, interviews, photos, and much more. The box set includes 9 CD’s and 1 DVD and is sure to be a must for any metal collector young or old. Here is a list of just some of the extras that will be incorporated in the liner notes:

**A history of Metal Blade Records entitled “Double Decades of Aggression” by renowned music journalist Martin Popoff.

**Q&A with Brian Slagel and Lars Ulrich by Clay Marshall.

**Band interviews by famous rock writer Götz Kühnemund including Manowar, Fates Warning, Mercyful Fate/King Diamond, Cannibal Corpse, Armored Saint, GWAR, Six Feet Under, Flotsam & Jetsam, and Lizzy Borden.

**Rare and unreleased tracks such as:

Cannibal Corpse - “Sacrifice”
Six Feet Under - “War Is Coming” (Live)
Gwar - “Have You Seen Me?” (Demo Version)
Armored Saint - “Shadows Of My Face”
King’s X - “Groove Machine” (Live)
Lizzy Borden - “Zanzibar” (Demo Version)
Fates Warning “In Trance”
Mercyful Fate - “The Ripper”
Flotsam And Jetsam - “Mr. Ridiculous”
Bitch “Infatuation”
Metallica’s original version of “Hit the Lights” which was originally only on the first set of vinyl and has never been on CD.

**Rare and unreleased videos such as:
Armored Saint “No Reason To Live” (Live)
Bitch “Live For The Whip” (Live)
Omen “The Axeman” (Live)
Lizzy Borden “American Metal/Godiva” (Live)
Nasty Savage “Gladiator” (Live)
Sacred Reich “Surf Nicaragua” (Live)
Cannibal Corpse “Unleashing The Bloodthirsty” (Live)
Armored Saint “Reign Of Fire” (Live)

**Track by track description by Metal Blade’s very own Brian Slagel

**A release history

**Album info and mini of the albums artwork

**Approximately 22 pages of color photos and covers

**A total of 140 tracks, 12 of which are rare or previously unreleased and 24videos, 10 of which are rare or previously unreleased.

**To top it all off this is going to be a 5,000 print limited edition item that will be numbered!

Metal Blade Records 20th Anniversary Box Set will hit the streets on October 22nd!


Metallica “Hit The Lights” 4:09
Malice “Captive Of Light” 3:18
Bitch “Live For The Whip” 5:18
Demon Flight “Search And Destroy” 3:14
Armored Saint “Lesson Well Learned” 2:50
Warlord “Child Of The Damned” 4:02
Bitch “Be My Slave” 4:39
Slayer “Die By The Sword” 3:35
Trouble “The Tempter” 6:35
Witchkiller “The Day Of The Saxon” 3:20
Lizzy Borden “Give Em The Axe” 2:55
Slayer “Chemical Warfare” 6:01
Voivod “Blower” 2:42
Fates Warning “Damnation” 6:27
Omen “Deathrider” 3:26
Lizzy Borden “American Metal” 5:51

Corrosion Of Conformity “Animosity” 4:15
Nasty Savage “Fear Beyond The Vision” 3:50
Slayer “Hell Awaits” 6:13
Omen “Ruby Eyes (Of The Serpent)” 3:50
Trouble “Gideon” 5:08
Sound Barrier “Gladiator” 3:49
Cirith Ungol “One Foot In Hell” 5:09
Flotsam & Jetsam “Hammerhead” 6:14
Hallows Eve “Lethal Tendencies” 6:35
Lizzy Borden “Notorious” 4:14
Omen “Holy Martyr” 4:03
Fates Warning “Guardian” 7:31
Trouble “The Misery Shows” 5:33

Lizzy Borden “Lord Of The Flies” 5:40
Diamond Head “The Prince” 6:12
Sacred Reich “Death Squad” 4:21
Candlemass “At The Gallow’s End” 5:46
Candlemass “Dark Are The Veils Of Death” 3:42
Hallows Eve “Speed Freak” 5:17
Fates Warning “Quietus” 3:15
Heretic “Evil For Evil” 3:50
Anvil “Blood On The Ice” 5:24
Sacred Reich “Surf Nicaragua” 4:45
Helstar “Bitter End” 4:16
Anvil “Mothra” 8:00
Lizzy Borden “Sins Of The Flesh” 4:32

Fates Warning “Nothing Left To Say” 7:57
Princess Pang “South St. Kids” 3:04
DRI “Enemy Within” 2:41
Gwar “Slaughterrama” 5:02
Cannibal Corpse “A Skull Full Of Maggots” 2:04
Legs Diamond “Stage Fright” 5:17
Lethal “Immune” 4:58
Ken Baumgartner “Bomber” 3:00
Candlemass “Well Of Souls” 5:24
Deep Purple “Stormbringer” 4:03
Junk Monkeys “I Don't Mind” 3:53
Starz “Detroit Girls” 4:00
Starz “Violation” 4:28
Armored Saint “Reign Of Fire” 3:57
Y & T “Hurricane” 3:43
Cannibal Corpse “Covered With Sores” 3:16
Earl Slick “Surfer Junkie Dude” 3:55

Fates Warning “Life In Still Water” 5:44
Gwar “Gor Gor” 4:21
Cannibal Corpse “Hammer Smashed Face” 4:03
Junk Monkeys “I Got Fear” 2:45
Riot “Warrior” 3:49
Thin Lizzy “Angel Of Death” 6:18
Sacrifice “Apocalypse Inside” 3:39
Mercyful Fate “The Bell Witch” 4:33
X-Cops “Welcome To New Jersey” 2:21
Six Feet Under “Lycanthropy” 4:41
Gwar “Crush Kill Destroy” 1:34
Savatage “Holocaust” 3:51
Armored Saint “Can U Deliver” 3:34
Armored Saint “For The Sake Of Heaviness” 4:21
Armored Saint “Book Of Blood” 4:38
Galactic Cowboys “Feel The Rage” 3:12
Sacred Reich “Power Of The Written Word” 2:37
Cannibal Corpse “Mummified In Barbed Wire” 3:09
Mercyful Fate “Into The Unknown” 6:33

King Diamond “Trick Or Treat” 5:10
Six Feet Under “Insect” 2:59
Grip Inc. “War Between One” 2:16
Gwar “Penguin Attack” 3:27
Fates Warning “Part 7” 4:51
Flotsam & Jetsam “High Noon” 5:18
Galactic Cowboys “Tomorrow” 4:48
Six Feet Under “Revenge Of The Zombie” 2:48
Crisis “Mechanical Man” 3:12
God Dethroned “The Art Of Immolation” 3:32
Riot “Liberty” 5:08
Amon Amarth “Ride For Vengeance” 4:30
King Diamond “Voodoo” 4:34
Ty Tabor “Hollow Eyes” 5:50
Cannibal Corpse “Sentenced To Burn” 3:06
Mercyful Fate “Crossroads” 5:39
Poundhound “Friends” 4:08

Galactic Cowboys “Nothing To Say” 4:35
Fates Warning “Eleventh Hour” 8:14
Kings X “Higher Than God” 3:01
Bolt Thrower “No Guts No Glory” 4:03
Riot “Swords And Tequila” 3:18
Six Feet Under “Feasting On The Blood Of The Insane” 4:33
Riot “Sons Of Society” 4:26
Engine “Alone” 3:44
Armored Saint “The Pillar” 4:58
Vader “Wings” 3:12
Kings X “Marsh Mellow Field” 5:29
The Crown “Death Explosion” 3:57
King Diamond “The Trees Have Eyes” 4:46
Fates Warning “One” 4:23

Manowar “Manowar” 6:21
Lizzy Borden “There Will Be Blood Tonight” 3:56
Supershine “Take Me Away” 4:24
Spock’s Beard “Revelation” 6:04
Holocaust “Heavy Metal Mania” 4:50
Catastrophic “Balancing The Furies” 1:58
Amon Amarth “Bastards Of A Lying Breed” 5:33
Armored Saint “Real Swagger” 4:20
Six Feet Under “The Murderers” 2:40
King’s X “False Alarm” 4:36
Brainstorm “Meet Me In The Dark” 3:08
Gwar “Bloody Mary” 4:06
King Diamond “The Storm” 4:22
Cannibal Corpse “Pit Of Zombies” 3:59

The Crown “Crowned In Terror” 4:22
Beyond The Embrace “Mourning In Magenta” 4:59
Engine “Realize” 3:21
Chinchilla “War Machine” 4:54
Manowar “Warriors Of The World United” 5:51
Manowar “House Of Death” 4:22

Cannibal Corpse “Sacrifice” 3:00 (Previously Released Only In Japan)
Six Feet Under “War Is Coming” (Live) 3:10 (Previously Unreleased)
Gwar “Have You Seen Me?” (Demo) Version 4:18 (Previously Unreleased)
Armored Saint “Shadows Of My Face” 5:39 (Previously Unreleased)
King’s X “Groove Machine” (Live) 3:39 (Previously Released Only As A B-Side)
Lizzy Borden “Zanzibar” (Demo Version) 5:32 (Previously Unreleased)
Fates Warning “In Trance” 4:39 (Previously Released Only In Japan)
Mercyful Fate “The Ripper” 2:51 (Originally On Judas Priest Tribute)
Flotsam And Jetsam “Mr. Ridiculous” 4:15 (Previously Unreleased)
Bitch “Infatuation” 6:20 (Previously Unreleased)
Vehemence “I Take Your Life” 3:11

Armored Saint “No Reason To Live” (Live) (Previously Unreleased)
Bitch “Live For The Whip” (Live) (Previously Unreleased)
Omen “The Axeman” (Live) (Previously Unreleased)
Lizzy Borden “American Metal/Godiva” (Live) (Previously Unreleased)
Nasty Savage “Gladiator” (Live) (Previously Unreleased)
Sacred Reich “Surf Nicaragua” (Live) (Previously Unreleased)
Cannibal Corpse “Unleashing The Bloodthirsty” (Live) (Previously Unreleased)
Six Feet Under “Revenge Of The Zombie” (Live)
Armored Saint “Reign Of Fire” (Live) (Previously Unreleased)
King’s X “Smudge” (Previously Unreleased)
Gwar “Sick Of You”
Cannibal Corpse “Staring Through The Eyes Of The Dead”
Candlemass “Mirror Mirror”
DRI “Suit And Tie Guy”
Trouble “Run To The Light”
Anvil “Mad Dog”
Lethal “Immune”
Sacrifice “Soldiers Of Misfortune”
Mercyful Fate “Egypt”
Six Feet Under “Manipulation”
Fates Warning “Through Different Eyes”
Galactic Cowboys “Feel The Rage”
King’s X “Fade”

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