After 25 years, The Crypt is honored to re-introduce the world to one of the greatest thrash albums from the 80's. Hydra Vein was formed in the spring of 1987 featuring ex-Deathwish members, brothers Damon and Nathan Maddison. Being hailed as the UK's answer to Slayer and receiving universally positive reviews in the metal press, Hydra Vein yet did not gain the exposure that they deserved. We hope to change that now. Limited to 500 copies, this amazing piece of history will be presented as a double LP set (200 on classic black wax), mastered from the original analog source files. The LPs will be housed in a in a 350 gram gatefold jacket and will feature the original cover artwork, classic band photos, flyers, ads, new liner notes from the band and huge poster featuring the original cover artwork. Also included in this set for the first time ever on wax is the band's classic 1987 demo, "The Reptilliad". Take the world beneath you in the grasp of the iron fist!