Slayer – Primus – Ministry – Phil Anselmo and The Illegals: Live at Madison Square Garden

The lights came up… and it was all over.

This has been the scenario for thousands of shows I have seen. Maybe 6,000 plus shows that I have attended or performed in since I was a small child. The final bow, thunderous applause, and the blinding lights of the house coming on, our shared experience ending as we gather ourselves to go to the bar, or home. Except this was different. This was the last time I would ever see Slayer. It was definitely hitting me, long before the final notes of ‘Angel of Death’ rang out and the final jets of pyro screamed across the top of the band in a way that would excite Beavis and Butthead to no end. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Creeping Death – Wretched Illusions

Call me a Democrat candidate because I’m about to shamelessly pander to the youth; Creeping Death‘s Wretched Illusions (eOne) fucks. I think I typed that out correctly. That’s the saying, right, fellow kids? All that nonsense aside, know that Creeping Death is here and much like their Texan brethren in Power Trip, they’ve packed all the riffs and mosh parts that a growing boy needs from their metal. Continue reading

Woodstock 94 – Twenty-Five Years Later

It started with an old-fashioned idea. The optimism of the hippies met wit the activism of the more rebellious factions of society to create a powderkeg of activism and art in the late 1960s to create Woodstock. The fest could have been an unmitigated disaster that would have made Fyre festival look good. However, it would have a lasting cultural impact even the future decades rode on. With an eye on capturing that spirit again, and raking in a lot of money, the original founders of Woodstock create Woodstock `94: 2 More Days of Peace and Music, but officially it was three days. Continue reading

Slayer Plays Final European Show in Germany, Final US Tour Dates Incoming

Slayer played their final show ever in Europe last night (Saturday, August 3) at Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart, Germany. The band has spent all summer performing at European festivals and headline shows, such as last night with Anthrax and Alien Weaponry. Slayer’s “The Final Campaign”, the seventh and final leg of its farewell world tour will kick off in November. This tour starts at the ExploreAsheville Arena in Asheville, North Carolina, and see the band taking its goodbye bow at the Los Angeles Forum on November 30. Primus, Ministry and Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals performing a “vulgar display of Pantera”, will be the support acts on all dates. Continue reading

Slayer Sells Out Los Angeles Forum In One Day, Adds Second Date To Farewell Tour

A week after Slayer announced their final run of tour dates ever with Primus, Ministry and Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals performing a vulgar display of Pantera, the band has announced a second show at the Los Angeles Forum. This is due to the sell-out of the first date of what will now be a two-night stand November 29 and November 30: s November 30 show at the Los Angeles Forum. This show is the last addition to Slayer’s Final World Tour. Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 19 at 10 AM (local) at the link below. Continue reading

Slayer Books Final Tour Dates with Primus, Ministry and Phil Anselmo and the Illegals

As previously teased Slayer has announced their final tour dates ever in America. Dubbed “The Final Campaign”, the seventh and final leg of its farewell world tour. Direct support will come from Primus, Ministry, and Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals performing “A Vulgar Display of Pantera”. Tickets on sale Friday, July 12 at the link below, with pre0sale and VIP options as well. Continue reading

Slayer Teases Final US Tour Leg Ever in New Video

 

Slayer has teased a major announcement for later this month. They are expected to share their final tour dates for the USA, and perhaps final dates as a band soon. The rumored tour has been said to include Anthrax, Testament and possibly Primus, with a final show on New Year’s Eve at the Los Angeles Forum. Another rumored configuration of the tour is said to feature Slayer, Primus, and Ministry, which also seems plausible. The band has toured all over the world for a year and a half on “The End” world tour, but have not really performed at major US markets (New York City, Los Angeles, Boston proper) as of yet. They are already booked for Riot Fest in Chicago this fall already called “The Final Slayer show for Chicago and Milwaukee.” Continue reading