Published Jul 30, 2013Long-running Bay Area thrash lords Testament are set to take a look at their long and glorious career via a pair of back catalogue-exploring vinyl reissues due out in September.
A press release from Prosthetic reveals that the label will deliver vinyl pressings of the band's 2001 anthology First Strike Still Deadly and an expanded edition of the group's Live at Eindhoven '87 concert EP on September 24.
This will be the first time First Strike Still Deadly will arrive on wax, and it is being offered up in a limited run of 400 copies on black vinyl and an additional 100 on 180-gram clear vinyl that will only be available via mail order. The anthology found four-fifths of Testament's original lineup re-recording classic tracks from 1987's The Legacy and its 1988 follow-up The New Order.
Live at Eindhoven '87 was originally delivered on vinyl and cassette as a five-song EP in 1990 before Prosthetic issued an expanded, 10-song CD in 2009. This latest LP edition likewise collects the 10 songs performed at the Dynamo Open Air Festival in Eindhoven, Holland, and also comes with liner notes from guitarist Alex Skolnick and never-before-seen pictures by photographer PG Brunelli. It too arrives in a run of 400 copies on black wax, with 100 copies on white vinyl being up for grabs via mail order.
As previously reported, Testament hit the road with Lamb of God and Killswitch Engage in October, with Canadian dates lined up in Toronto, Quebec City, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Saskatoon. You can see the details over here.