Strapping Young Lad Treated to Career Retrospective via 7LP Box Set

Strapping Young Lad Treated to Career Retrospective via 7LP Box Set
Six years on from Strapping Young Lad's demise, the Devin Townsend-led extreme metal powerhouses are being saluted with a career-spanning vinyl box set. The seven-LP set will go on sale April 17 through Finnish label Blood Music.

The long-in-the-works package will contain all five of Strapping Young Lad's full-lengths pressed on wax, marking the first time the group's 1995 debut Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing, 2003's self-titled LP or their 2006 swan song The New Black will appear on vinyl. Sophomore set City had received a limited-edition vinyl pressing in 2010, while 2005's Alien was served up on double 10-inch vinyl.

Details have yet to arrive in full, but the box set will be rounded out with some wax covering the band's non-LP material. There are also apparently some extras to be tossed into the mix, though at present time its unclear as to what those could be.

While the pre-order for the box set will begin April 17, it's unclear as of press time when the actual box set will start shipping.