Slayer thrashes Raleigh NC on last leg of final tour

Slayer - Photo by Ambler - Rock Titan

Slayer - Photo by Ambler - Rock Titan

Slayer - Photo by Ambler - Rock Titan

Slayer - Photo by Ambler - Rock Titan

Slayer - Photo by Ambler - Rock Titan

Photos and Story by Out With Ambler

A religious experience. That’s what any Slayer fan will tell you they take away from a Slayer show. Tonight in Raleigh, North Carolina, a religious experience was precisely what I watched those loyal fans receive.

This evening was my third time catching the guys on their final tour, but this leg found them with Philip H. Anselmo and the Illegals, Ministry, and Primus supporting. Indeed an eclectic mix and one that seemed to work well form the crowd’s reaction throughout the evening.

Slayers’ Sunday evening service at PNC arena was certainly not lacking in worshiper’s favorite hymns. Twenty songs spanning ten studio albums were bestowed upon us. Repentless, Postmortem, Hell Awaits, South Of Heaven and Reining Blood, just to name a very few.

Even though Slayer has been touring for over a year on this final tour, they continue to bring to the stage all the power and incredible presentation as when they started. I am very thankful to have been granted the opportunity to cover such a part of metal history and I urge you to become part of that history yourself.

– Ambler

SLAYER TO RELEASE “SLAYER: THE REPENTLESS KILLOGY”
IN THEATERS WORLDWIDE ON NOVEMBER 6

Slayer, in Conjunction with Trafalgar Releasing, Nuclear Blast Records, and Prime Zero Productions, Announces “Slayer: The Repentless Killogy.” The Narrative Short Film Paired with Slayer’s Entire Performance of its August 5, 2017 Concert at the Los Angeles Forum to Premier as a Worldwide, Special, One-Night Theatrical event on November 6, 2019.

LOS ANGELES, CA – Wednesday, October 2, 2019 – Slayer – Tom Araya, Kerry King, Gary Holt and Paul Bostaph – along with Trafalgar Releasing, Nuclear Blast Records and Prime Zero Productions, are pleased to announce the upcoming release of the new short narrative film concert and Slayer: The Repentless Killogy,
coming to theaters worldwide for a one-night event on November 6. Due to be screened in over 1500 theaters around the world, tickets will be on sale starting October 9 at http://www.slayer.film/

Revenge, murder, bloodshed and retribution. The Repentless Killogy film was written and directed by BJ McDonnell, who conceived and directed the three brutal music videos – “You Against You,” “Repentless,” and “Pride in Prejudice”- for Slayer’s final studio album Repentless (2015).

“When we set out to do these initial three videos,” said McDonnell, “our intention was to continue the saga of Slayer and Wyatt at some point down the line. But this is the band’s final album and world tour so this story, the three videos and the “Repentless” live concert at The Forum, is a perfect way to wrap up. This is the end of the monsters.”

Uncompromising and unmissable, part one of “Slayer: The Repentless Killogy” begins with the powerful short narrative film that brings together the music of Slayer and the grisly story they wanted to tell. Opening with the trilogy of music videos assembled as one chronological storyline, we are introduced to the narrative’s main character Wyatt, a former Neo Nazi associated with a gang known as “The Hand Brotherhood,” whose signature mark was a bloody handprint left after a murder had taken place.

The Repentless Killogy stars many of the actors who appeared in the original video series: Jason Trost (Beats of Rage, Hatchet III) as Wyatt, Danny Trejo (Machete, From Dusk Til Dawn), Richard Speight (Band of Brothers, Supernatural), Derek Mears (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Jessica Pimentel (Orange Is The New Black), Tyler Mane (X-Men, Halloween II), Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), Caroline Williams (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Sharknado 4), and Sean Whalen (Twister, The People Under The Stairs).

Part two of The Repentless Killogy features Slayer’s entire live set performed at the Los Angeles Forum on August 5, 2017, and was directed by Wayne Isham who has directed videos for artists including Metallica, Foo Fighters, Michael Jackson, Kelly Clarkson, and Britney Spears. Presented in front of one of the most striking stage productions of the band’s career, Slayer performs fan-favorites including “South of Heaven,” “War Ensemble,” “Mandatory Suicide,” “Dead Skin Mask,” “Raining Blood,” and “Angel of Death.”

Following the global theatrical premiere, on November 8 the film will be available digitally and on Blu-ray, and the soundtrack from that concert will be released as both a two-disc vinyl and two CD packages.

Gerardo Martinez of Nuclear Blast Records said: “When Slayer, the RSE family, BJ and I were talking about how thrilled we were with the outcome of these three videos from ‘Repentless,’ never did we imagine that what we had in our hands was basically this piece of brutality that would end up in movie theaters world-wide.

Everything from matching Slayer’s ferocity and heaviness in video form, to expanding into a longer narrative and live show has created the perfect Slayer atmosphere. We are beyond thrilled to give fans around the world the opportunity to join us on November 6 to witness a pure slab of f*ckin’ insanity!”

Marc Allenby, CEO of Trafalgar Releasing added: “Trafalgar Releasing are pleased to be collaborating with Slayer, the team at Nuclear Blast and the RSE Group on the upcoming global cinema release of Slayer: The Repentless Killogy. The film expertly demonstrates how Slayer has become one of the most influential metal bands of the last three decades, bringing together the creative forces of film and music to create a must see on the big screen. We look forward to seeing how fans react when they come together for this unique experience.”

2019 has seen a strong year for music releases from Trafalgar Releasing in cinema around the world. Recent successes include BRING THE SOUL: THE MOVIE, which became the single largest event cinema release globally, Grateful Dead’s 9th Annual Meet-Up at the Movies, Tribeca documentary Between Me and My Mind about Phish frontman, Trey Anastasio, Rush Cinema Strangiato 2019 and The Cure: Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park London. Today sees the global release of Roger Waters Us + Them, which received its World Premiere at the International Venice Film Festival last month.

Trafalgar Releasing’s upcoming music slate also includes Metallica and San Francisco Symphony: S&M², Depeche Mode: SPIRITS in the Forest and Shakira in Concert: El Dorado World Tour. The London based outfit have previously released films including Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams, The Music Center presents Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration, Khalid Free Spirit, One More Time with Feeling, among others.

Slayer: The Repentless Killogy will be screened in cinemas around the world on November 6. Tickets are on-sale starting October 9 at http:www.slayer.film/ where fans can find the most up-to-date information regarding participating theaters and sign up for event alerts.

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