Slayer ‎– Live Undead

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Live Undead is the first live album by American thrash metal band Slayer.
It was released through Metal Blade Records and recorded in New York City in front of a room of people.

It has been questioned by both critics and authors that the audience sound may or may not be faked. However, in 1984, WBAB Fingers Metal Shop, a radio station, held a contest to meet and hang out with Slayer during a live recording.
The album was recorded at Tiki Recording Studios in Glen Cove, NY in front of around a dozen people. The album was originally intended to be recorded in front of a live audience, but things went wrong. Nevertheless, when asked if they were fake, producer Bill Metoyer said, "I don't know if I should tell you."

The album begins with an extended introduction of "Black Magic", followed by a small speech. The remaining tracks include both those of 1983's Show No Mercy and 1984's Haunting the Chapel.

Ned Raggett of AllMusic gave the album two and a half out of five stars, and noted that it "isn't really necessary except for the hardest of hardcore fans."

Tracklist

Black Magic
Die By The Sword
Show No Mercy
Captor Of Sin
Haunting The Chapel
The Final Command

Versions (102)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MBR 1037, 72015-1 Slayer Live Undead(12", EP, Pic) Metal Blade Records, Enigma Records (3) MBR 1037, 72015-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
RR 125500 Slayer Live Undead(12", EP) Roadrunner Records RR 125500 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1037, 72015-1 Slayer Live Undead(12", EP, Pic) Metal Blade Records, Enigma Records (3) 1037, 72015-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
1037, 72015-1 Slayer Live Undead(12", EP, Pic, Gre) Metal Blade Records, Enigma (4) 1037, 72015-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
MBR 1037 Slayer Live Undead(12", EP, Pic, Ora) Metal Blade Records MBR 1037 US 1985 Sell This Version
1037, 72015-1 Slayer Live Undead(12", EP, Pic, Pin) Metal Blade Records, Enigma Records (3) 1037, 72015-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
1037, 72015-1 Slayer Live Undead(12", EP, Pic, Red) Metal Blade Records, Enigma (4) 1037, 72015-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
1037, 72015-1 Slayer Live Undead(12", EP, Pic, Sal) Metal Blade Records, Enigma Records (3) 1037, 72015-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
MBR 1037 Slayer Live Undead(12", EP, Pic, Tan) Metal Blade Records MBR 1037 US 1985 Sell This Version
1037, 72015-1 Slayer Live Undead(12", EP, Pic, Whi) Metal Blade Records, Enigma Records (3) 1037, 72015-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
MBR 1037 Slayer Live Undead(12", EP, TP) Metal Blade Records MBR 1037 US 1985 Sell This Version
MBR 1037, 72217-4 Slayer Live Undead(Cass, Album) Metal Blade Records, Enigma Records (3) MBR 1037, 72217-4 Asia 1985 Sell This Version
72015-4 Slayer Live Undead(Cass, EP) Metal Blade Records, Enigma Records (3) 72015-4 US 1985 Sell This Version
72015-4, MBR 1037 Slayer Live Undead(Cass, EP) Enigma Records (3), Metal Blade Records 72015-4, MBR 1037 US 1985 Sell This Version
SP18-5249 Slayer Live Undead(12", MiniAlbum) Far East Metal Syndicate SP18-5249 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
SP18-5249 Slayer Live Undead(12", MiniAlbum, Promo) Far East Metal Syndicate SP18-5249 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
72217-1 Slayer Live Undead(12", EP) Metal Blade Records 72217-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
RR 9574 Slayer Live Undead(12", EP, RE) Roadrunner Records, Metal Blade Records RR 9574 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
RR 9574 Slayer Live Undead(12", EP, RE) Metal Blade Records RR 9574 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
72217-1 Slayer Live Undead(12", RE, Bro) Metal Blade Records 72217-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
7 72217-2 Slayer Live Undead(CD) Restless Records 7 72217-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
72217-2 Slayer Live Undead(CD) Restless Records, Enigma (4) 72217-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
72217-2 Slayer Live Undead(CD) Restless Records 72217-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
RR 349574 Slayer Live Undead(CD, EP, RE) Roadrunner Records, Metal Blade Records RR 349574 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
Unison Slayer Live Undead(Cass) Not On Label (Slayer) Unison 1987 Sell This Version
TZORRO 29 Slayer Live Undead(Cass) Metal Blade Records TZORRO 29 UK 1987 Sell This Version
72217-4 Slayer Live Undead(Cass) Metal Blade Records 72217-4 US 1987 Sell This Version
RR 9574 4 Slayer Live Undead(Cass) Roadrunner Records RR 9574 4 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
72217-4 Slayer Live Undead(Cass) Metal Blade Records 72217-4 US 1987 Sell This Version
72217-4 Slayer Live Undead(Cass, RE, HX ) Metal Blade Records 72217-4 USA & Canada 1987 Sell This Version
RC 1701 Slayer Live Undead(Cass, Album, Unofficial) RC Company RC 1701 Poland 1988 Sell This Version
RC 1701 Slayer Live Undead(Cass, Unofficial) RC Company RC 1701 Poland 1988 Sell This Version
RR 9574 Slayer Live Undead(12", EP, RE) Roadrunner Records RR 9574 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
RC 1701 Slayer Live Undead(Cass, Album, Unofficial) RC Company RC 1701 Poland 1989 Sell This Version
RC 1701 Slayer Live Undead(Cass, Unofficial) RC Company RC 1701 Poland 1989 Sell This Version
SX 2896 Slayer Live Undead(12", EP) Polskie Nagrania Muza SX 2896 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
CK 1021 Slayer Live Undead(Cass, Album) Polskie Nagrania Muza CK 1021 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
041 Slayer Live Undead(Cass, MiniAlbum, Unofficial) Tact 041 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
041 Slayer Live Undead(Cass, MiniAlbum, Unofficial) Tact 041 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
041 Slayer Live Undead(Cass, MiniAlbum, Unofficial, Blu) Takt Music 041 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
041 Slayer Live Undead(Cass, MiniAlbum, Unofficial, Mag) Takt Music 041 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
041 Slayer Live Undead(Cass, MiniAlbum, Unofficial, Mag) Takt Music 041 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
RC 1701 Slayer Live Undead(Cass, Unofficial) RC Company RC 1701 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
CDZORRO 29 Slayer Live Undead(CD, RE) Metal Blade Records CDZORRO 29 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
CDZORRO 29 Slayer Live Undead(CD, RE) Metal Blade Records CDZORRO 29 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
MG 0881 Slayer Live Undead(Cass, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0881 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
MG 0881 Slayer Live Undead(Cass, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0881 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
PHCR-4109 Slayer Live Undead(CD, Album, RE) Mercury PHCR-4109 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
6222-2 Slayer Live Undead(CD, Album, RE, RM) Roadrunner Records 6222-2 Brazil 1993 Sell This Version
3984-14033-2 Slayer Live Undead(CD, Album, RE, RM) Metal Blade Records 3984-14033-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
3984-14033-2 Slayer Live Undead(CD, Club, RM) Metal Blade Records 3984-14033-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
MBD 14033 Slayer Live Undead(CD, Club, RM) Metal Blade Records MBD 14033 US 1993 Sell This Version
3984-14033-2 Slayer Live Undead(CD, EP, RE, RM) Metal Blade Records 3984-14033-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
3984-14033-2 Slayer Live Undead(CD, RE, RM) Metal Blade Records 3984-14033-2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
RMBC-010, 3984-14033-4 Slayer Live Undead(Cass, EP, RE, RM) Rock Records, Metal Blade Records RMBC-010, 3984-14033-4 South Korea 1993 Sell This Version
MBC 14033 Slayer Live Undead(Cass, EP, RM) Metal Blade Records MBC 14033 US 1993 Sell This Version
3984-14033-4 Slayer Live Undead(Cass, RM) Metal Blade Records 3984-14033-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
262.016 Slayer Live Undead(CD, Album, RE, RM) Metal Blade Records, Roadrunner Records-Argentina 262.016 Argentina 1994 Sell This Version
3984-14033-2 Slayer Live Undead(CD, RE, RM) Metal Blade Records 3984-14033-2 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
3984 14033 4 Slayer Live Undead(Cass, Album, RE, RM) Hammer Müzik, Metal Blade Records 3984 14033 4 Turkey 1994 Sell This Version
62.016 Slayer Live Undead(Cass, Album, RM) Roadrunner Records-Argentina, Metal Blade Records 62.016 Argentina 1994 Sell This Version
MB 14033 Slayer Live Undead(Cass, Album) Metal Blade Records MB 14033 1995 Sell This Version
MASS 0272 Slayer Live Undead(Cass, EP, RE) Metal Mind Records MASS 0272 Poland 1995 Sell This Version
VICP-60070 Slayer Live Undead(CD, Album, RE, RM) Metal Blade Records VICP-60070 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
WMB 200.349 Slayer Live Undead(Cass, Comp, RE, RM) Wizard (4) WMB 200.349 Bulgaria 1999 Sell This Version
FO16CD Slayer Live Undead(CD, Album, RE, RM) Фоно FO16CD Russia 2000 Sell This Version
RMBD-010, 3984-14033-2 Slayer Live Undead(CD, EP, RE, RM) Rock Records, Metal Blade Records RMBD-010, 3984-14033-2 South Korea 2000 Sell This Version
RMBC-010, 3984-14033-2, 3984-14033-4 Slayer Live Undead(Cass, EP, RE, RM) Rock Records, Metal Blade Records, Metal Blade Records RMBC-010, 3984-14033-2, 3984-14033-4 South Korea 2000 Sell This Version
MBCY-9002 Slayer Live Undead(CD, EP, RE, RM, Car) Metal Blade Records MBCY-9002 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
3984-14033-2 Slayer Live Undead(CD, RE, RM) Metal Blade Records 3984-14033-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
MB666-3 Slayer Live Undead(CD, RM) Metal Blade Records MB666-3 Australia & New Zealand 2004 Sell This Version
ICARUS 300 Slayer Live Undead(CD, EP, RE, RM) Icarus Music ICARUS 300 Argentina 2007 Sell This Version
3984-14033-1 Slayer Live Undead(12", EP, Ltd, Pic, RE, RM, Sil) Metal Blade Records 3984-14033-1 US 2008 Sell This Version
MBCY-9009 Slayer Live Undead(CD, EP, RE, RM, SHM) Metal Blade Records MBCY-9009 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
3E070 Slayer Live Undead(CD, EP, RE, RM) Shinigami Records 3E070 Brazil 2012 Sell This Version
3984-14033-1 Slayer Live Undead(12", EP, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Spl) Metal Blade Records 3984-14033-1 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
3984-14033-1 Slayer Live Undead(12", EP, Ltd, RE, RM, Vio) Metal Blade Records 3984-14033-1 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
3984-14033-1 Slayer Live Undead(12", EP, Ltd, RE, RM, Whi) Metal Blade Records 3984-14033-1 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
3984-14033-1 Slayer Live Undead(12", EP, RE, 180) Metal Blade Records 3984-14033-1 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
3984-15789-1 Slayer Live Undead(12", EP, Blu) Metal Blade Records 3984-15789-1 Europe 2021 Sell This Version
3984-15789-1 Slayer Live Undead(12", EP, RE, Blu) Metal Blade Records 3984-15789-1 Germany 2021 Sell This Version
3984-15789-1 Slayer Live Undead(12", EP, RE, RM) Metal Blade Records 3984-15789-1 Europe 2021 Sell This Version
3984-15789-1, 3984-15789-7 Slayer Live Undead(12", EP, RE, RM, Blu) Metal Blade Records, Metal Blade Records 3984-15789-1, 3984-15789-7 Europe 2021 Sell This Version
3984-15789-1 Slayer Live Undead(12", EP, RE, RM, Gre) Metal Blade Records 3984-15789-1 Europe 2021 Sell This Version
3984-15789-2 Slayer Live Undead(CD, MiniAlbum, RE, RM) Metal Blade Records 3984-15789-2 Germany 2021 Sell This Version
3984-15788-2 Slayer Live Undead(CD, RE, RM) Metal Blade Records 3984-15788-2 US 2021 Sell This Version
3984-15789-4 Slayer Live Undead(Cass, EP) Metal Blade Records 3984-15789-4 US 2021 Sell This Version
3984-15789-4 Slayer Live Undead(Cass, EP, Ltd, RE, RM) Metal Blade Records 3984-15789-4 Germany 2021 Sell This Version
320025, 320.025 Slayer Live Undead(12", EP) Metal Blade Records, Enigma (4), Metal Blade Records, Enigma (4) 320025, 320.025 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
ZORRO 29 Slayer Live Undead(12", EP, RE) Metal Blade Records ZORRO 29 UK Unknown Sell This Version
3984-14033-2 Slayer Live Undead(CD, Album) Attic Records Limited 3984-14033-2 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
3984-14033-2 Slayer Live Undead(CD, Album, Club, RM, RP) Attic 3984-14033-2 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
MBD 14033 Slayer Live Undead(CD, Club) Metal Blade Records MBD 14033 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
OXX 1571-1 Slayer Live Undead(CD, EP, RE, RM) Paradoxx Music OXX 1571-1 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
3984-14033-2 Slayer Live Undead(CD, RE) Metal Blade Records 3984-14033-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
THRUST011 Slayer Live Undead(CD, RE, RM) Thrust THRUST011 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
3984-14033-2 Slayer Live Undead(CD, RE, RM) Metal Blade Records 3984-14033-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
077 Slayer Live Undead(Cass, Album, Unofficial) arx 077 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
none Slayer Live Undead(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Not On Label (Slayer) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
none Slayer Live Undead(Cass, EP, Unofficial) Indigo Tapes Corporation none Yugoslavia Unknown Sell This Version
none Slayer Live Undead(Cass, EP, Unofficial) Unison (2) none Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version
HV-937 Slayer Live Undead(Cass, Unofficial) CD-4 HV-937 Thailand Unknown Sell This Version

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kurtosisblakeinfini

kurtosisblakeinfini

November 25, 2021
referencing Live Undead, Cass, EP, Ltd, RE, RM, 3984-15789-4
Could someone please remove Slayer from my Dashboard's new releases? Did I once have Seasons In The Abyss on the wishlist because they're the only artist on there I've not associated with my experiences?
kurtosisblakeinfini

kurtosisblakeinfini

November 25, 2021
referencing Live Undead, 12", EP, RE, RM, 3984-15789-1
Could someone please remove Slayer from my Dashboard's new releases? Did I once have Seasons In The Abyss on the wishlist because they're the only artist on there I've not associated with my experiences?
kurtosisblakeinfini

kurtosisblakeinfini

November 25, 2021
referencing Live Undead, CD, MiniAlbum, RE, RM, 3984-15789-2
Could someone please remove Slayer from my Dashboard's new releases? Did I once have Seasons In The Abyss on the wishlist because they're the only artist on there I've not associated with my experiences?
kurtosisblakeinfini

kurtosisblakeinfini

November 25, 2021
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Live Undead, 12", EP, RE, RM, Gre, 3984-15789-1
Could someone please remove Slayer from my Dashboard new releases? Did I once have Seasons In The Abyss on the wishlist because they're the only artist on there I've not associated with my experiences?
StaticWednesday

StaticWednesday

November 20, 2021
referencing Live Undead, 12", EP, Pic, MBR 1037, 72015-1

I purchased this when it came out. Such a cool picture disc. And the sound was not that bad for a picture disc. Heavy Metal at the dawn of Speed Metal.
albee213

albee213

August 31, 2021
referencing Live Undead, 12", EP, Pic, MBR 1037, 72015-1
Wiki states "Released: November 16, 1984". Why are all versions listed as 85 and up?
kim.

kim.

July 22, 2021
referencing Live Undead, 12", EP, Pic, Whi, 1037, 72015-1

This white rim variant has got to be the toughest of them all to find, if you can find one grab it fast!
Thrashman75

Thrashman75

June 27, 2021
referencing Live Undead, Cass, RE, HX , 72217-4
Different than the original EP cuz you get two extra songs and they also changed out 2 songs The Final Command and Haunting the Chapel so its worth it if you love early live songs of the Classic Album Show No Mercy and Haunting the Chapel plus the song Chemical Warfare is the original version and not live
sathvyre

sathvyre

January 12, 2021
referencing Live Undead, 12", EP, RE, RR 9574
B-Side has different matrix number than the first Roadrunner pressing. Seems to be a later re-cut. The track "Chemical Warfare" has some audible tape issues in the middle of the song (left channel). On the original cutting / pressing, the tracks has no damages at all.
sathvyre

sathvyre

January 12, 2021
referencing Live Undead, 12", EP, Pic, MBR 1037, 72015-1
All 1985 releases contain a completely different mix, compared to all 1987 and post 1987 releases.