SLAYER RELEASE VIDEO TEASER FOR THEIR NEW ALBUM DUE OUT SEPTEMBER 11TH
Slayer have released a new video announcing their new album, Repentless which will be released on September 11th through Nuclear Blast Records. Watch the promo below.
The band released a new song in April for streaming. Listen to When The Stillness Comes by clicking here.
Slayer will be part of the 2015 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival along with King Diamond, Hellyeah, The Devil Wears Prada, Whitechapel, Thy Art Is Murder, Jungle Rot, Sister Sin, Sworn In, Shattered Sun, Feed Her To The Sharks, Code Orange and Kissing Candice. The tour begins on June 26th in San Diego, California and winds down at the Gexa Energy Amphitheater in Dallas, TX on August 2nd. To read more about this tour, click here.
2015 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival dates:
6/26 – San Diego, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
6/27 – San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater
6/28 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
6/30 – Auburn, WA (Seattle) @ White River Amphitheater
7/1 – Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheater
7/3 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Amphitheater
7/4 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
7/5 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks
7/7 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Council Bluffs
7/8 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
7/10 – Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis) @ Kilpsch Amphitheater
7/11 – Clarkston, MI (Detroit) @ DTE Energy Amphitheater
7/12 – Tinley Park, IL (Chicago) @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
7/15 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/17 – Camden, NJ (Philadelphia) @ Susquehanna Bank Arts Center
7/18 – Burgettstown, PA (Pittsburgh) @ First Niagara Pavilion
7/19 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
7/21 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/22 – Gilford, NH @ Meadowbrook (Bank of NH Pavilion)
7/24 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
7/25 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
7/26 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach
7/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
7/31 – San Antonio, TX @ Whitewater Amphitheatre
8/1 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/2 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Amphitheater
* Lineups in each city may vary.
Tom Araya (singer, bass)
Gary Holt (guitar)
Paul Bostaph (drums)
Kerry King (guitar)
Just saw Slayer in El Paso on May 23. A blistering & brutal 90 minute set, one song right after another, little talk in-between, no filler, no bullshit, all business. The setlist is posted at http://tinyurl.com/nx9mwcc
The place was packed from the front of the stage to the rear and outside the concert hall as well. Yes it’s no longer the original four, but Gary Holt and Paul Bospath were still the perfect compliment to Tom Araya and Kerry King. We unfortunately lost one and the other decided to get lost. Life moves on. Slayer as a live act is still as strong as ever. Come September we’ll get see how their sound still holds up without Jeff Hanneman’s writing. One thing I would ask is that Araya ditch the gray beard look. It just doesn’t look right.
I have to share a funny moment from the show last night. There were three stages set up at the venue. The main indoor one was closed off for Slayer, with two other stages outside in the back. The smaller one was for the local bands. Prior to Slayer on the second stage Drowning Pool was warming up the crowd, a rather sizable one too. I’d never seen Drowning Pool before, and I’m not particularly a fan of the “cookie monster” vocals, as Eddie likes to put it, but they were decent. I just happen to be standing near the doors to the main stage by chance. Drowning Pool started at 7PM while Slayer wouldn’t go on stage until 9:30PM. At about 8:30PM with Drowning Pool still playing, the doors to the main stage began to open. All of a sudden this captive audience that Drowning Pool was playing to suddenly made a mass exodus like a runaway stampede towards the main stage! Unfortunately I got caught in the mad rush, and I either had to go along or get run over! While waiting for Slayer to take the stage, I couldn’t help but feel sorry for Drowning Pool, who still played for about another 15 minutes. I don’t see why the venue operators couldn’t had waited for Drowning Pool to finish their set before opening the doors to the main stage. I can only imagine what they felt like playing the final few minutes of their set to a near empty crowd. Then again, I’m pretty sure Drowning Pool knew in advance they weren’t playing to a crowd that was there for them to begin with.
I’ll be seeing Slayer again July 4 along with King Diamond (first time ever) in Albuquerque for the Mayhem Festival.
I’m very excited to see this Festival at Harrah’s in Council Bluffs, IA on July 7th, it’s going to be great! Very close to our home as Omaha, NE sits right next to Council Bluffs as well! The venue at Harrah’s is called “Stir Cove” and it’s an open air venue behind Harrah’s with tons of Beer Vendors, Food Vendors, and plenty of porta-potties, ha! The wife go to tons of shows there, great place!
Obviously heading there to see the Top 3…Slayer, King Diamond, and Hellyeah. But also excited to see the others too as they’re all new to me, except for Devil Wears Prada.
Hoping for good weather on July 7th…Cheers!…\^^/