Soundtrack to the Apocalypse
|Soundtrack to the Apocalypse|
|Released||November 25, 2003|
|Recorded||March 1983 – July 2003|
|Length||3:39:13 (Discs 1–3), 72:38 (Disc 5: Bloodpack CD)|
|Matt Hyde, Dino Paredes, |
Soundtrack to the Apocalypse is a
Many dates were stated by band members as to when it would be released. The official release date was not announced until late October 2003. The box set has been released into the public domain five times between late 2003 to early 2007. There were several
Around the time Slayer thought of the album title for 2001's
Slayer submitted a range of material for the record company to choose from, instructing them to return a track list of what they felt to be the best items. Following this, Slayer looked at the returned material; if the recorded track was a “good” performance but the band "didn’t care for the song", they asked the record company to select another track.
Guitarist Kerry King commented "there's tons of stuff on there", citing the amount they had to choose from as a problem. King himself owned five large Tupperware storage boxes full of material amassed over the years. Having every magazine had ever seen the group inside, King also possessed roughly 70 VHS and 8mm videos dating back to 1983. Nick John of Slayer’s management team sifted through every video and transferred them to DVD.