SLAYER: Setlist From Opening Date Of North American Tour Revealed

Saturday, 26th October 2013

Legendary thrashers SLAYER kicked off their North American tour last night (Friday, October 25) at the The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The band is performing many of the band’s most classic and fan-favorite songs, all of which were originally written and released between the group’s inception and the 1990 gold disc Seasons In The Abyss. SLAYER’s “old-school night” set includes tracks from 1983’s Show No Mercy, 1985’s Hell Awaits, the genre-defining and gold-certified Reign In Blood (1986), 1988’s South of Heaven, also certified gold, and Seasons.

SLAYER October 25 setlist (Las Vegas):

1. World Painted Blood
2. Necrophiliac
3. At Dawn They Sleep
4. Mandatory Suicide
5. Captor Of Sin
6. War Ensemble
7. Disciple
8. Threshold
9. Postmortem
10. Altar Of Sacrifice
11. Jesus Saves
12. Seasons In The Abyss
13. Hallowed Point
14. Dead Skin Mask
15. Raining Blood
16. Black Magic
17. Hate Worldwide

Encore:

18. South Of Heaven
19. Angel Of Death

“We [were] having such a great time rehearsing this ‘old-school’ set, we’ve decided to play it on every one of our upcoming tour dates,” announced SLAYER’s Kerry King.

“We’re going to give the fans what amounts to ‘decades of aggression,'” added bassist/vocalist Tom Araya. ” It’s going to be a great night of music and moshing for everyone.”

SLAYER’s five-week North American headline tour — the band’s first in two years — features support on all dates from GOJIRA and 4ARM. SLAYER’s current touring lineup consists of King, Araya, drummer Paul Bostaph, and guitarist Gary Holt EXODUS), who continues to fill in for the late founding member Jeff Hanneman.