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Death, ‘Leprosy’ Double Album Reissue – Exclusive Stream

Death, 'Leprosy'

The legacy of Death and late mastermind Chuck Schuldiner continues as the band’s legendary ‘Leprosy’ album is about to be re-released. The two-disc release will include a remastered version of ‘Leprosy’ along with never-before-heard rehearsal demos from the album’s practice sessions. The reissue won’t be available to buy until April 29, but you can stream the entire double album below!

We’re honored to host the exclusive stream of Death’s reissue of ‘Leprosy’ — one of the most important and insanely awesome metal albums of all time. Originally released in 1988, ‘Leprosy’ pioneered both extreme intensity and refined songwriting within the metal realm while cementing Chuck Schuldiner’s status as an icon. Providing the roots for death metal itself, ‘Leprosy’ is still celebrated for its greatness to this day.

The reissue of ‘Leprosy’ was “painstakingly remastered” by Alan Douches (Mastodon, Nile). As for the rehearsal audio featured on disc two, 50 minutes of previously unheard demos will finally be shared, as will a 24-page booklet featuring unseen pictures of the band. The vinyl version features the remastered core album on wax together with a download card for all of the music included on the double album.

A “super limited” triple album (limited to 2000 copies) will also be released exclusively through the Relapse web store. The third CD will bring fans an additional 40 minutes of unreleased live material. An LP reissue picture disc is also set for release, limited to just 1000 copies.

And for the most hardcore Death fans, the ‘Leprosy’ reissue will also be offered as a super limited deluxe vinyl box set. Limited to 500 copies, the ‘Leprosy’ album will be pressed onto colored vinyl, while the rehearsal sessions LP will be housed in an exclusive jacket with original flyer art on exclusive colored vinyl. Also included will be an exact replication of the original Combat newspaper print LP insert and a ‘Leprosy’ turntable slip mat. A download card for all three LPs will also be added to the box set. As of this posting, this edition of the ‘Leprosy’ reissue is sold out.

Listen to the double album version of Death’s ‘Leprosy’ in the player below! To pre-order any of the ‘Leprosy’ reissues along with a bunch of new bundles, visit the Relapse web store.

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