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Old 04-01-2013, 10:52 AM   #1
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Strapping Young Lad "The Complete Works" Box Set



The mock-up image and specs for the Die Hard edition of the long-awaited Strapping Young Lad "The Complete Works" box set that's been 1.5 years in the making has been posted.

Pre-order goes live on April 17th, 2013.

NOTE: There will only be 150 copies of *this version* available.

Includes:

• All five Strapping Young Lad albums, remastered for vinyl by Spectre Mastering (Troy Glessner) with new artwork by Seempieces | Illustration & Design by Travis Smith.
• 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.
• 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]
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:05 AM   #2
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Splatter Edition

NOTE: There will only be 200 copies of *this version* available.

Includes:

• All five Strapping Young Lad albums, remastered for vinyl by Spectre Mastering (Troy Glessner) with new artwork by Seempieces | Illustration & Design by Travis Smith.
• 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.
• 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]



White Edition

NOTE: There will only be 200 copies of *this version* available.

Includes:

• All five Strapping Young Lad albums, remastered for vinyl by Spectre Mastering (Troy Glessner) with new artwork by Seempieces | Illustration & Design by Travis Smith.
• 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.
• 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.



Die Soft Edition

NOTE: There will only be 150 copies of *this version* available.

Includes:

• All five Strapping Young Lad albums, remastered for vinyl by Spectre Mastering (Troy Glessner) with new artwork by Seempieces | Illustration & Design by Travis Smith.
• One bonus LP, featuring nearly every SYL bonus track ever unearthed. [EXCLUSIVE TO THIS, WHITE, DIE HARD, AND SPLATTER VERSION ONLY]
• 40-page book. [EXCLUSIVE TO THIS, WHITE, DIE HARD, AND SPLATTER VERSION ONLY]
• 2-piece, custom-cut box, specially designed and shaped for this set. [EXCLUSIVE TO THIS, WHITE, DIE HARD, AND SPLATTER VERSION ONLY]
• 100% of the records on industry-standard, black vinyl.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:50 AM   #3
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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".



"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

All configurations of this album will be pressed on 200-gram heavyweight/audiophile-quality/virgin vinyl, as well as on 350gsm heavyweight-board gatefold jackets.

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

The gatefold exterior features the cover artwork as previously posted, with the reverse showcasing the SYL text logo created in similar style to the new SYL graphic logo.

The gatefold interior features photos from the album's original release with background textures from the original album cover.

The inner sleeve features the original album artwork on one side and cartoon graphics from the original release, as well as lyrics and credits from the original album and the new vinyl release.



Strapping Young Lad "City" LP

All configurations of this album will be pressed on 200-gram heavyweight/audiophile-quality/virgin vinyl, as well as on 350gsm heavyweight-board gatefold jackets.

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

The gatefold exterior features the cover artwork as previously posted, with the reverse showcasing the SYL text logo created in similar style to the new SYL graphic logo.

The gatefold interior features photos from the album's original release, as well as the Japanese-style SYL logo.

The inner sleeve features the original album artwork on one side. The other side features a photo from the original release, as well as lyrics and credits from the original album and the new vinyl release.

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Old 04-13-2013, 11:32 AM   #4
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Here's the last massive post on the matter. Thanks for bearing with us :]



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

The book will be cut to the shape of an LP gatefold (approximately 12" x 12"). 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 built over long periods of reflection. 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.
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These are LIVE!!

http://www.blood-music.com/store

DIE HARD - Sold out
Splatter - 3 copies left in each store
White + Die Soft - 40% gone.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:38 AM   #6
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There are only 20 White and 20 Black Editions left in our USA store.

Only slightly more copies left in our EU store.

This thing is nearing sell out and not even 24 hours in.

http://www.blood-music.com/store
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:38 AM   #7
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There are only TEN copies of the White Edition left in the USA store and 19 left in the EU store, and we're selling more copies everyday. Just a heads up. This is the last tier to get the C:ENTER:###/Idom 7" in.

http://www.blood-music.com/store

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Old 05-18-2013, 08:10 AM   #8
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"Heavy As A Really Heavy Thing" Gatefold LP
"City" Gatefold LP
"SYL" Gatefold LP
"Alien" Gatefold 2xLP
"The New Black" Gatefold LP

Will go up for sale in loose copies (outside the box set) this coming WEDNESDAY, MAY 22nd at 5PM Finnish time.

We will only have 75 copies of each on white vinyl and 75 copies of each on black vinyl. There will be *no* 7" and *no* Demos & Rarities LP.

We will split them into 45 copies of each into our "worldwide" store and 30 copies of each into our USA/Canada store.

They will come on 200-gram vinyl with printed inner sleeves. Same versions as in the box set.

First come, first served. The box sets are almost sold out, as well. Once gone, they are gone.

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Old 05-21-2013, 01:20 PM   #9
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SYL albums go live for sale tomorrow (May 22nd) at:

7AM Los Angeles
10AM NYC
3PM UK
4PM Germany
5PM Finland
11PM Tokyo
Midnight Melbourne (Thurs, May 23rd)

Limited to 75 copies (worldwide) of each color.
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Blood Music is fucking rad, just so people know...
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:28 PM   #11
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Re: Strapping Young Lad "The Complete Works" Box Set

Hahaha, thanks!

90% of box sets now shipped. We've got quite a list of positive endorsements here, positive notes from around 100 people already. This sold out just before pre-orders ended.

Thanks to all of you who helped support!

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