Show No Mercy is the debut studio album by American thrash metal band Slayer, released on December 3, 1983 by Metal Blade Records. Brian Slagel signed the band to the label after watching them perform the song "Phantom of the Opera" by Iron Maiden. The band self-financed their full-length debut, combining the savings of vocalist Tom Araya, who was employed as a respiratory therapist, and money borrowed from guitarist Kerry King's father. Touring extensively promoting the album, the band brought close friends and family members along the trip, who helped backstage with lighting and sound.
Although the album was criticized for its poor production quality, it became Metal Blade's highest-selling release, producing the songs "The Antichrist," "Die by the Sword" and "Black Magic", which are played at Slayer's live shows regularly.
Label: Metal Blade Records 3984-14032-1
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
A1 Evil Has No Boundaries
A2 The Antichrist
A3 Die By The Sword
A4 Fight Till Death
A5 Metalstorm / Face The Slayer
B1 Black Magic
B3 The Final Command
B5 Show No Mercy