Slayer bring ‘the love’ to Sonisphere

Thrash legends make crowd get 'all emotional' during Knebworth set

Slayer played a ‘love’ fueled set at Sonisphere this evening, with frontman Tom Araya on uncharacteristically upbeat form.

The band, who played before headliners Metallica on the Knebworth event’s Apollo Stage, dedicated ‘Dead Skin Mask’ to the crowd, with Araya adding: “Can you feel that? That’s love. Here’s a love song, I can feel you getting all emotional and shit.”

Slayer, who played the event with stand in guitarist Gary Holt while regular axeman Jeff Hanneman recovers from a rare, flesh-eating disease, delivered a career spanning set at the Knebworth event.

The show included brutal renditions of ‘War Ensemble’, ‘Raining Blood’, ‘Seasons In The Abyss’ and set closer ‘Angel Of Death’.


Slayer played:

‘War Ensemble’
‘Hate Worldwide’
‘Dead Skin Mask’
‘Seasons In The Abyss’
‘Mandatory Suicide’
‘Chemical Warfare’
‘Stain Of Mind’
‘South Of Heaven’
‘Raining Blood’
‘Black Magic’
‘Angel Of Death’

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