Sepultura's major-label debut on Roadrunner Records, Beneath the Remains, had a deep impact on metal music when it came out in 1989. Widely regarded today as a thrash-metal classic, the album perfectly distilled the Brazilian band's potent mix of piercing melodies and pummeling rhythms. In December 1988, brothers Max (guitar/vocals) and Igor Cavalera (drums), Paulo Jr. (bass) and Andreas Kisser (guitar) recorded Beneath the Remains in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with producer Scott Burns. Soon after its release in April 1989, the album was hailed by fans and critics alike for its standout songs like "Inner Self," "Primitive Future" and the title track. Remastered especially for this collection, the Deluxe Edition vinyl 2LP reissue also features nine unreleased "mixdown" recordings taken from the Beneath the Remains sessions at Nas Nuvens Studios in Rio de Janeiro. Highlights include versions of "Lobotomy" and "Mass Hypnosis," as well as instrumental versions "Slaves Of Pain" and "Sarcastic Existence."