Slayer/Anthrax/Death Angel are “The Mighty Triumvirate”: Fall Tour Announced

It’s a great way to start ones Metal week with the news that Slayer will be returning to the headlining stage and upping the Thrash Metal ante by bringing along Anthrax and Death Angel as well. Check out the press release that we received and then I’ll return with some additional thoughts.

Tour - Slayer - Mighty Triumvirate 2016

The Press Release:
LOS ANGELES, CA – Monday, May 9 — Slayer, with Special Guest Anthrax and Death Angel, will join forces this fall for a seven week North American beat down. The dates start in Cleveland on September 9 and will hit both major and secondary markets across the continent. Confirmed dates are below. The Slayer Fan Club Presale starts at 10:00AM local time on Tuesday, May 10, and the general on-sale begins this Friday, May 13 at 10:00AM local time. For all ticket purchasing and VIP packages details, log onto

Said Slayer’s Kerry King, “It’s always super fun for us to tour with Anthrax. Frank is one of my best friends in the biz!! Put that together with Death Angel, and fans will probably see the best package this year. See you there!”

Check out the tour’s video clip here:

Fans will hear their favorite Slayer songs from the band’s 30-year plus discography, as well as a few of the newer songs from Repentless, named “The Metal Album of the Year” by Guitar World. Slayer and Anthrax stormed through Europe together last fall, amassing a string of sensational live reviews, so North American fans, this will be a night of metal music that should not be missed.

“We are very excited to tour again with our fellow Kings Slayer on a thrash/metal extravaganza,” said Anthrax’s Charlie Benante. “Two of the Big Four – now that’s a night of metal for all the Kings and Queens!”

Added Mark Osegueda from Death Angel, “We are thrilled and honored to be part of this amazing North American touring package. Slayer/Anthrax/Death Angel – it just looks, sounds and feels right. This will be Death Angel’s first-ever tour with Slayer, something we’ve hungered for our entire career. And we will bring that hunger to the stage every night, so get there early because this will be a show not to be missed; from the first note of the night until the very last! Metal is alive, hungry, thriving, and coming for you!”

With more dates to be announced, here is the confirmed itinerary:

The Tour Dates:
9/9 – Jacob’s Pavilion, Cleveland, OH
9/10 – Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, Detroit, MI
9/12 – Sound Academy, Toronto, ON
9/13 – Metropolis, Montreal, QC
9/15 – Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
9/17/18 – Rock Allegiance, Chester, PA*
9/20 – Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN
9/22 – The Pageant, St. Louis, MO
9/27 – Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
9/28 – Fillmore, Miami, FL
9/30 – Horseshoe Casino Tunica, Tunica, MS
10/3 – Norva, Norfolk, VA
10/5 – Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
10/7 – Gas Monkey Live, Dallas, TX
10/8 – ACL at the Moody Theatre, Austin, TX
10/10 – Fillmore, Denver, CO
10/11 – The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT
10/13 – The Wilma Theatre, Missoula, MT
10/17 – ENMAX Center, Lethbridge, AB
10/19 – South Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton, BC
10/20 – Abbotsford Centre, Abbotsford, BC
10/23 – Reno Events Center, Reno, NV
10/27 – El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso, TX

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: If you’re a Metal fan that loves the legendary acts then there is probably no better show to attend than one that features both Slayer and Anthrax. With these two being half of the much lauded “Big Four” tour from a few years ago you know your neck is going to get a work out at this one. Now let’s add the maniacal Metal might that is Death Angel (who I’ve said would be a great part of a “Big 5-8” event if such a thing ever came to pass) and your money is very well spent. All three of these bands have new works to support so let’s hope they are peppering in some new worthy material on top of the classics since they need to sell these records. With Slayer and Death Angel being a part of the Nuclear Blast Records family together there is most likely going to be some label awesomeness available on the run as well. Sadly, this touring triumvirate is NOT coming anywhere near my usual stomping grounds so I’ll be one of the ardent fans seeking the concert reports out on the Interwebs. That is of course unless someone out there feels like a Road Trip from Brooklyn  Let me know what you think of this tour in the comments section below.

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One thought on “Slayer/Anthrax/Death Angel are “The Mighty Triumvirate”: Fall Tour Announced”

  1. Road trip Ken… Come for the Metal Show of the year. I’m going in September. Bring pizza or have a few slices for me!

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