Slayer Hell Awaits 1985 Tour T

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Slayer Hell Awaits 1985 Tour T

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This T-shirt is the grail..perfect.  Super soft and worn like a dream!

 

18.5" Pit to pit, 27" Collar to hem

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Hell Awaits is the second studio album by American thrash metal band Slayer, released through Metal Blade Records in 1985. The band's previous release, Show No Mercy, became Metal Blade Records' highest selling release; as a result, producer Brian Slagel desired to release a second Slayer album. To that end, Slagel financed a recording budget (Show No Mercy was paid for by band members) and recruited several experienced producers to help in the studio.

Lyrical themes on Hell Awaits include hell and Satan, as their debut. The intro of the first track "Hell Awaits" played backwards reveals the repeated phrase "join us".  Musically, the album features the band's most progressive and diverse work compared to their previous releases, and according to Kerry King, he and Jeff Hanneman were very into Mercyful Fate at the time, which then led to the longer and more progressive songs. Defined as "influential to future extreme metal acts," the most popular songs from Hell Awaits were re-recorded by various underground metal bands and have appeared on several tribute albums.