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DEATH's 'Leprosy' Album To Be Reissued With Bonus Material

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The fifth installment in Relapse's exhaustive reissue campaign of DEATH's immensely influential catalog is "Leprosy", the band's titanic second album. Originally released in 1988 the pioneering LP built upon the thrash sounds of METALLICA and SLAYER but added a previously unheard level of raw extremity. These songs are the roots of an entire genre: death metal. While this was only the second record DEATH released, it immediately cemented them as heavy metal icons. The "Leprosy" reissue will be made available on April 25 in Benelux, Germany, Finland; April 29 in North America and April 28 in the the rest of the world. The entire album, as well as the bonus material, has been painstakingly remastered by Alan Douches (MASTODON, NILE) and will be reissued in the following format: * 2xCD/Limited Edition * 3xCD/LP/Picture Disc LP/Limited Edition * 2xLP Box set/Digtal The Deluxe 2xCD contains 50 minutes of previously unheard and unreleased "Leprosy" demos and rehearsal material housed in an embossed o-card package with a 24-page booklet featuring unseen pictures of the band as well as brand new liner notes from Ian Christe (SiriusXM) and Jeremy Wagner (BROKEN HOPE). The LP features the remastered core album on wax together with a download card for all of the music included on the 2xCD. A remastered version of the death metal classic "Pull The Plug" can be heard below. In addition to the 2xCD reissue, a super limited 3xCD version will be available exclusively from featuring everything included on 2xCD version plus an exclusive third CD featuring over 40 minutes of unreleased live material, housed in a deluxe embossed eight-panel digipak with a 24-page booklet, limited and numbered to 2000 copies. Finally, a super-limited deluxe vinyl box set (limited to 500 copies) will be available exclusively from containing: the remastered core "Leprosy" album on exclusive colored vinyl; a second LP containing unreleased rehearsal material from the "Leprosy" sessions housed in an exclusive jacket with original flyer art on exclusive colored vinyl; an exact replication of the original Combat newspaper print LP insert, a "Leprosy" turntable slipmat, and a download card of all three discs. Pre-orders, including an exclusive new line of official DEATH merch, are available here. Digital pre-orders are available via Bandcamp here. Disc 1 01. Leprosy 02. Born Dead 03. Forgotten Past 04. Left To Die 05. Pull The Plug 06. Open Casket 07. Primitive Ways 08. Choke On It Disc 2 Leprosy - 9/23/87 Rehearsal 01. Open Casket 02. Choke On It 03. Left To Die 04. Left To Die - Take 2 Leprosy - 12/05/87 Rehearsals 05. Left To Die 06. Open Casket 07. Pull The Plug 08. Choke On It 09. Born Dead 10. Forgotten Past Disc 3 Live at Backstreets, Rochester, NY - December 13th, 1988 01. Leprosy 02. Open Casket 03. Zombie Ritual 04. Pull The Plug 05. Left To Die 06. Mutilation 07. Forgotten Past 08. Born Dead 09. Denial Of Life 10. Primitive Ways 11. Infernal Death Live at The Dirt Club, Bloomfield, NJ - December 11, 1988 12. Leprosy 13. Pull The Plug 14. Forgotten Past 15. Primitive Ways Digital Deluxe ONLY Bonus Tracks - Live at The Dirt Club, Bloomfield, NJ - December 11, 1988 16. Open Casket 17. Mutilation 18. Infernal Death
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