We’ve been helping to alert the masses to the Slayer cause for Metal quite a bit these days and that should not be a surprise to any of the legions in the aware as the band is currently in the middle of their farewell tour after almost 40 years at the craft. In addition to the crushing concert performances the band has also announced a live concert video (discussed HERE) and now there is a trailer for said film. Take a look.
The Press Release:
Slayer – Tom Araya, Kerry King, Gary Holt and Paul Bostaph – along with Trafalgar Releasing, Nuclear Blast Records and Prime Zero Productions, are pleased to share the theatrical trailer for Slayer: The Repentless Killogy, coming to theaters worldwide for a one-night-only event on November 6. Check out the trailer below. In addition to the new trailer, fans can now find local theaters and purchase tickets at Slayer.Film
Full of revenge, murder, bloodshed and retribution, the first part of Slayer: The Repentless Killogy is a short narrative film written and directed by BJ McDonnell, that blends the music of Slayer with an uncompromising and unmissable trilogy of music videos assembled as one chronological storyline. 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 and more. Key performances featured in the film include “South of Heaven,” “War Ensemble,” “Mandatory Suicide,” “Dead Skin Mask,” “Raining Blood,” and “Angel of Death.”
Part one of 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).
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. Slayer: The Repentless Killogy will be screened in cinemas around the world on November 6.
About Trafalgar Releasing:
Trafalgar Releasing is the global leader in event cinema distribution. A subsidiary of Trafalgar Entertainment, Trafalgar Releasing’s global operations include production, acquisition, marketing and distribution of specialized content to over 4,000 cinemas in more than 100 countries worldwide.
A full spectrum of releases includes high arts (The Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet, Royal Opera House), award winning theatre (The King and I: from the London Palladium, An American In Paris, Funny Girl), iconic moments (Monty Python Live, David Bowie is happening now, They Shall Not Grow Old), heritage music acts (Roger Waters The Wall, David Gilmour Live in Pompeii, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds) and contemporary music sensations (BTS’ Burn the Stage the Movie, Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams, Muse Drones World Tour). Headquartered in London, the company also has offices in New York, Los Angeles and Denver. More information about Trafalgar Releasing can be found at www.Trafalgar-Releasing.com.
For nearly four decades, SLAYER’s onslaught has proven them to be the supreme thrash-metal band on the planet, the band that other heavy acts are measured against and aspire to. Their membership in “The Big Four” – METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX- the four bands that defined the thrash/metal genre – secures the band’s place in music history.
The five-time nominated, two-time GRAMMY-winners have accumulated an abundance of certified Gold albums along with “Best…” awards from media outlets all over the world, including Kerrang!, SPIN, Metal Hammer, Revolver, and Esquire. Throughout Slayer’s history, the band has never faltered in unleashing its extreme and focused sonic assault, and, unlike many of its contemporaries who commercialized their sound, Slayer has remained crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the mainstream. SLAYER’s founding member, guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed in 2013, and EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has been filling in for him since. Paul Bostaph, who was SLAYER’s drummer from ’94 – ’01, rejoined bassist/vocalist Tom Araya and guitarist Kerry King in 2013, and is back behind the kit to the end.
In January 2018, SLAYER announced they were calling it a day and would be doing one final world tour to thank its fans for their support over the years. Launched on May 10, 2018, by the time the 18-month tour wraps, SLAYER will have said goodbye to fans in 30 countries around the world and in 40 U.S. states by the time the last date is played on Saturday, November 30 in the band’s hometown of Southern California.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: At the time of this writing I am not 100% certain if I am seeing this film in the theaters and with this kind of stuff I generally take a pass unless its KISS related or I’ve run a ticket contest and feel like joining in with the masses. With the film being released as a Blu-ray and CD shortly afterwards I might just wait until its time to review that. The screening will be happening only days before the bands final appearance in NYC and at the time of this announcement I am not sure I am hitting that show either. We caught the tour during its first leg now over a year and a half ago (discussed HERE for the newbies) and highly recommend that those who didn’t go yet get on point. That’s all I have about this one, chime in down below if you like since its always nice to hear who is out there.