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April 13, 2013 Posted by Blood Music in Album Releases

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD "The Complete Works" Full Specs!

PRE-ORDER: April 17th at 5PM Finnish time (10AM NYC).

Blood Music will soon be releasing a monolith, ultra-completist dedication to one of the world's most important industrial bands in history. We've spent 1.5 years and our every last bead of sweat to create something that includes everything we could possibly dig up on this incredible band. Most of this material will come to vinyl for the first time in history!

Strapping Young Lad "The Complete Works" Die Hard Edition


• LIMITED TO 150 COPIES WORLDWIDE!

• All five Strapping Young Lad albums, remastered for vinyl by Troy Glessner (DTP) with new artwork by Travis Smith (SYL / Ziltoid)
• One bonus LP, featuring nearly every SYL bonus track ever unearthed.
• Bonus C:ENTER:### 7" 're-creation,' including ultra-rare track "Idom" on the B-side.
• 40-page book with liner notes and brand new foreword by Devin Townsend, as well as photos from the band's personal photographers, Jed Simon, Gene Hoglan's sister, and the fans.
• Strapping Young Lad turntable slipmat.
• 2-piece, custom-cut box, specially designed and shaped for this set.
• Strapping Young Lad "The Complete Works" poster, autographed by Devin Townsend. [EXCLUSIVE TO THIS VERSION]
• Strapping Young Lad "The Complete Works" T-shirt. [EXCLUSIVE TO THIS VERSION]
• 100% of the records on crystal-clear colored vinyl. [EXCLUSIVE TO THIS VERSION]

• All studio albums will be presented in heavy weight gatefold jackets with printed inner sleeves.
• All LPs will be presented on 200-gram, audiophile-quality virgin vinyl.
• 7" will be presented on 70-gram, audiophile-quality virgin vinyl.

Cost:
[USA/Canada] -- $225.00 + shipping (from Europe)
[Rest of World] -- 225.00€ + shipping



Strapping Young Lad "The Complete Works" Splatter Edition


• LIMITED TO 200 COPIES WORLDWIDE!

• All five Strapping Young Lad albums, remastered for vinyl by Troy Glessner (DTP) with new artwork by Travis Smith (SYL / Ziltoid)
• One bonus LP, featuring nearly every SYL bonus track ever unearthed.
• Bonus C:ENTER:### 7" 're-creation,' including ultra-rare track "Idom" on the B-side. Comes on white vinyl.
• 40-page book with liner notes and brand new foreword by Devin Townsend, as well as photos from the band's personal photographers, Jed Simon, Gene Hoglan's sister, and the fans.
• 2-piece, custom-cut box, specially designed and shaped for this set.
• Strapping Young Lad turntable slipmat. [EXCLUSIVE TO THIS VERSION AND DIE HARD VERSION ONLY]
• 100% of the LPs on splatter vinyl, utilizing the dominant colors of the artwork . [EXCLUSIVE TO THIS VERSION]

• All studio albums will be presented in heavy weight gatefold jackets with printed inner sleeves.
• All LPs will be presented on 200-gram, audiophile-quality virgin vinyl.
• 7" will be presented on 70-gram, audiophile-quality virgin vinyl.

Cost:
[USA/Canada] -- $200.00 + shipping (from Europe)
[Rest of World] -- 200.00€ + shipping



Strapping Young Lad "The Complete Works" White Edition


• LIMITED TO 200 COPIES WORLDWIDE!

• All five Strapping Young Lad albums, remastered for vinyl by Troy Glessner (DTP) with new artwork by Travis Smith (SYL / Ziltoid)
• One bonus LP, featuring nearly every SYL bonus track ever unearthed.
• Bonus C:ENTER:### 7" 're-creation,' including ultra-rare track "Idom" on the B-side. [EXCLUSIVE TO THIS, DIE HARD, AND SPLATTER VERSION ONLY]
• 40-page book with liner notes and brand new foreword by Devin Townsend, as well as photos from the band's personal photographers, Jed Simon, Gene Hoglan's sister, and the fans.
• 2-piece, custom-cut box, specially designed and shaped for this set.
• 100% of the records on white vinyl, matching the dominant background colors of the artwork. 

• All studio albums will be presented in heavy weight gatefold jackets with printed inner sleeves.
• All LPs will be presented on 200-gram, audiophile-quality virgin vinyl.
• 7" will be presented on 70-gram, audiophile-quality virgin vinyl.

Cost:
[USA/Canada] -- $175.00 + shipping (from Europe)
[Rest of World] -- 175.00€ + shipping



Strapping Young Lad "The Complete Works" Die Soft Edition


• LIMITED TO 150 COPIES WORLDWIDE!

• All five Strapping Young Lad albums, remastered for vinyl by Troy Glessner (DTP) with new artwork by Travis Smith (SYL / Ziltoid)
• One bonus LP, featuring nearly every SYL bonus track ever unearthed.
• 40-page book with liner notes and brand new foreword by Devin Townsend, as well as photos from the band's personal photographers, Jed Simon, Gene Hoglan's sister, and the fans.
• 2-piece, custom-cut box, specially designed and shaped for this set.
• 100% of the records on industry-standard, black vinyl.

• All studio albums will be presented in heavy weight gatefold jackets with printed inner sleeves.
• All LPs will be presented on 200-gram, audiophile-quality virgin vinyl.

Cost:
[USA/Canada] -- $150.00 + shipping (from Europe)
[Rest of World] -- 150.00€ + shipping

Individual copies

We will have a limited run of 100 copies *only* of each of Strapping Young Lad's albums on white vinyl and 100 copies *only* of each album on black vinyl. There will be no bonuses, including no bonus LP, and no 7". These will come at a later, unspecified date.

"The Complete Works" Box

2-part, side-entry, hard case, custom-cut boxes.

Mock-up and NOT to actual scale. Only for visual reference.

Strapping Young Lad: The Book

The book contains liner notes, written in full by Devin Townsend himself. The notes catalog the entire history of the band and break down each album's creation from the leader's own perspective.

We were also plied with hundreds of photos from master Jed Simon, featuring many beautiful and unpublished images from SYL's main live photographer, as well as from "The New Black" photo sessions and photos from Gene Hoglan ''Official Page'''s sister, Jed himself, and other fans and friends. We hand-selected the ~75 best photographs and interspersed them carefully throughout.

Strapping Young Lad "Heavy As A Really Heavy Thing" LP

Upper left + center panel: Gatefold Jacket exterior
Lower left + center panel: Gatefold Jacket interior
Upper right + Lower right panel: Printed Inner Sleeve

Strapping Young Lad "City" LP

Upper left + center panel: Gatefold Jacket exterior
Lower left + center panel: Gatefold Jacket interior
Upper right + Lower right panel: Printed Inner Sleeve

Strapping Young Lad "SYL" LP

Upper left + center panel: Gatefold Jacket exterior
Lower left + center panel: Gatefold Jacket interior
Upper right + Lower right panel: Printed Inner Sleeve

Strapping Young Lad "Alien" LP

2 Left panels: Gatefold Jacket
2 Right panels: Printed Inner Sleeves

Strapping Young Lad "The New Black" LP

Upper left + center panel: Gatefold Jacket exterior
Lower left + center panel: Gatefold Jacket interior
Upper right + Lower right panel: Printed Inner Sleeve

Strapping Young Lad "The Book" -- a look inside

Shown here are 4 sample pages from the interior.

The text is a professionally-edited culmination of Devin's thoughts over the years about each period in SYL's career (categorized by album). For you super fans, the meat of the text could look familiar, but it's because these are Devin's definitive thoughts which've been made clear time and again. Included with the text is a brand-new foreword with Devin's final thoughts on the band, his life, and this entire retrospective.

Also included are approximately 75 stellar and private images, supplied by Jed Simon -- most of them never seen before. The photos have been taken by the band's main live photographer - Axel Jusseit - as well as "The New Black" photographer - Omer Cordell - and a handful of others, including Jed himself, Gene Hoglan's sister, SYL roadies, and fans.

... and the final piece.

We brought all the audio material on "Alien" onto sides A, B, and C. So that we could etch the SYL symbol (the newly created "Alien" version) onto Side D of the record.

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