At the beginning of 2012, Blood Music
reported that the long-awaited, long-suffering STRAPPING YOUNG LAD 7xLP box set would be issued. According to an update from mastermind DEVIN TOWNSEND "the first piece of the long-awaited Strapping Young Lad box set is complete. And yes, these will *only* be available in the ultra-limited Die Hard edition."
The photo below features Townsend backstage in the process of signing posters for the release.
box set will contain all five Strapping Young Lad full-lengths; as well as extra vinyl dedicated to the band's non-album material; plus other special, newly-created gifts (yet to be announced).
The genre-busting Canadian industrial/death band has never seen their seminal albums, Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing, SYL, nor The New Black touch wax before. Their other two records, City and Alien, were pressed in ultra limited numbers of 500 copies only and sold out within months of their release.
The massive box set is slated for an early 2013 release.
Stay tuned for updates.