The Top 10 Slayer Songs of All Time to Celebrate The Thrash Metal Icons’ Final Tour


Thrash metal legends Slayer are hitting the road for one final farewell tour! They’ll be bringing Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament and Behemoth as support for their last live shows. Check out the full tour dates and my top 10 Slayer songs of all time to celebrate one of the Big Four as they hang it up after 35 years of glorious thrash domination.

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The Final Tour Dates

May 10 – San Diego, Calif. @ Valley View Casino Center
May 11 – Irvine, Calif. @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
May 13 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo
May 16 – Vancouver, BC @ PNE Forum
May 17 – Penticton, BC @ South Okanagan Events Centre
May 19 – Calgary, AL @ Big Four
May 20 – Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Centre
May 22 – Winnipeg, MB @ Bell MTS Place
May 24 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ The Armory
May 25 – Chicago, Ill. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
May 27 – Detroit, Mich. @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre @ Freedom Hill
May 29 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
May 30 – Montreal, PQ @ Place Bell
June 1 – Uncasville, Conn. @ Mohegan Sun
June 2 – Holmdel, N.J. @ PNC Banks Arts Center
June 4 – Reading, Pa. @ Santander Arena
June 6 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Riverbend Music Center
June 7 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Blossom Music Center
June 9 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ KeyBank Pavilion
June 10 – Bristow, Va. @ Jiffy Lube Live
June 12 – Virginia Beach, Va. @ VUHL Amphitheatre
June 14 – Charlotte, N.C. @ PNC Music Pavilion
June 15 – Orlando, Fla. @ Orlando Amphitheatre
June 17 – Houston, Texas @ Smart Financial Center
June 19 – Dallas, Texas @ The Bomb Factory
June 20 – Austin, Texas @ Austin 360 Amphitheatre

Slayer farewell
LEFT TO RIGHT: Tom Araya, Gary Holt, Paul Bostaph, Kerry King

Slayer… I’ve always loved these guys. They were about the most “Satanic” or “Evil” metal band that I had in my CD collection as a teenager, back when I used to think Korn or Pantera was the heaviest music of that area in the mid-90’s. I grew to appreciate Slayer’s music much more as I got older and I’ve seen them live twice. Oddly enough – I saw them in concert with a 10-year gap between shows and I think the setlist was almost identical. They barely play any of their new shit, as wicked as it is. So I don’t know if I’ll check out their final tour or not, because I know which songs they’ll definitely be playing… However, Slayer, hate them or not, are one of the Big Four thrash metal legends and they made their mark in hard music history so it’s a sad day to see them hang it up.

There will always be that one guy at every concert screaming Slayer! though — doesn’t matter what show it is, there’s always that one guy screaming “Slayer!” and I appreciate that. I don’t want that to stop – keep the legacy alive and the next show you’re at — yell “SLAYER!” as loud as you can. It’s the right thing to do.

The Top 10 Slayer Songs of All Time

#10. Jihad

#9. Repentless

#8. Hell Awaits

#7. Dead Skin Mask

#6. War Ensemble

#5. Disciple

#4. Angel of Death

#3. Seasons in The Abyss

#2. South of Heaven

#1. Raining Blood

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