Arch Enemy, Ex-Slayer, Etc. Members To Join Metal Allegiance At Anaheim, CA Show

Metal Allegiance have added more special guests to their January 16 show at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, CA. Here’s the full list of participants: Dave Lombardo (Suicidal Tendencies, ex-Slayer, etc.), Dave Davidson (Revocation, etc.), Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy, etc.), Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein (Misfits), Chuck Billy (Testament), Bobby Blitz (Overkill), John Bush (Armored Saint), Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head), Jack Gibson (Exodus), Gary Holt (Exodus, Slayer), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), Troy Sanders (Mastodon, etc.), and Alex Skolnick (Testament). WWE wrestler Erick Rowan will serve as the MC at the event and Exmortus, Weapons Of Anew, and Trauma will open.

Kerry King’s Wife Says There Is “Not A Chance In Hell” That Slayer Will Ever Reunite

Slayer played their final show on November 30 and many fans have wondered if the band will stay gone or end up reuniting like all of the other bands that have returned after heading out on farewell tours. Now, while responding to fans on Twitter, Kerry King’s wife Ayesha King said there is “not a chance in hell” that the group will ever reunite. After it was mentioned that Slash was wrong about Guns N’ Roses and that Mick Mars was wrong about Mötley Crüe, she said “Kerry King is not Mick Mars or Slash” and that she “might just have slightly more info” than everyone else. She also added the following when someone said that they don’t believe the recent show will be Slayer’s last: “you can bet on it.” Screenshots of those responses and more can be seen below:

[via Blabbermouth]

Gary Holt Reflects On His Time With Slayer Following Final Show: “Forever Honored To Have Been A Part Of This Band”

Slayer officially played their final show on November 30 and guitarist Gary Holt (also of Exodus) has taken some time to reflect on his role in the band. Holt has been touring with the group since 2011 as a fill-in for original guitarist Jeff Hanneman, who battled necrotizing fasciitis, before passing away in 2013 due to cirrhosis of the liver.

Holt said the following:

“Now that the final show has come and gone, I just want to send a heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported me stepping into this monster called Slayer. Last night was a whirlwind of emotions for all four of us. I want to thank @tomarayaofficial , @paulbostaphofficial and KFK, Kerry Fucking King. I will miss so much more than just sharing a stage with you guys.

I’ll miss the jokes, the penalty shots for our onstage fuck ups, the philosophical discussions, the fart jokes,the millions of laughs, the songs, the bus ride movies and more shots. MASSIVE love to all three of you. All at RSE, Rick Sales, @sassys8n , @ehgon , and @ndrewstuart . Always made me feel like part of the family. Our stellar crew, especially @sai_lhung_ , one of my best friends on this earth. RESPECT!

RIP Aarmand . Mike Latronico, Pat Dickinson, @jraraya419 , John Goss, @norm.costa , Tim Quimby , @lost069 , @off_to_the_moon_studio_ , Anders Aho, @d_villain ,Tim Quimby, Erin O’rourke,Jager bear Paul Dinapoli , @thepig98 , Ashley Groom, Kevin Lehman, Rory, Paul and Keith our pyromaniacs,Josh, @brianlights , Rich Interlande, Jake Fraczek, Jason Lowe for keeping an eye on us.

And @kygriller for joining me in this last run , love you brother , and Robb Philpotts @bigred_guitarsanddrums , and @geewilliea who also worked in my guitars for me. All did an outstanding job! @sandraarayaofficial and @slaywhore and Amy, much love to all of you.And anyone I forgot to mention, thanks!I thank @davelombardo , we had some great times together, day drinking and hunting for a good kebab!brother to me always!

And to the Slayer fans, thanks for making me feel welcome, it’s been a special and magnificent metal journey. Three epidurals, seven cortisone injections, trigger point injections, all to keep me in raging mode. Worth every second of the pain. Forever honored to have been a part of this band.

But I never wanted this. Jeff should have been there. I just held down the fort for him. And @lisaholt777 , your support meant everything to me. Love you after forever. And all my boys in Exodus, you are my family, and this wayward son is coming home! New Exodus is a world destroyer. See you in Europe in February!”

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Now that the final show has come and gone, I just want to send a heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported me stepping into this monster called Slayer. Last night was a whirlwind of emotions for all four of us. I want to thank @tomarayaofficial , @paulbostaphofficial and KFK, Kerry Fucking King. I will miss so much more than just sharing a stage with you guys. I’ll miss the jokes, the penalty shots for our onstage fuck ups, the philosophical discussions, the fart jokes,the millions of laughs, the songs, the bus ride movies and more shots. MASSIVE love to all three of you. All at RSE, Rick Sales, @sassys8n , @ehgon , and @ndrewstuart . Always made me feel like part of the family. Our stellar crew, especially @sai_lhung_ , one of my best friends on this earth. RESPECT! RIP Aarmand . Mike Latronico, Pat Dickinson, @jraraya419 , John Goss, @norm.costa , Tim Quimby , @lost069 , @off_to_the_moon_studio_ , Anders Aho, @d_villain ,Tim Quimby, Erin O’rourke,Jager bear Paul Dinapoli , @thepig98 , Ashley Groom, Kevin Lehman, Rory, Paul and Keith our pyromaniacs,Josh, @brianlights , Rich Interlande, Jake Fraczek, Jason Lowe for keeping an eye on us. And @kygriller for joining me in this last run , love you brother , and Robb Philpotts @bigred_guitarsanddrums , and @geewilliea who also worked in my guitars for me. All did an outstanding job! @sandraarayaofficial and @slaywhore and Amy, much love to all of you.And anyone I forgot to mention, thanks!I thank @davelombardo , we had some great times together, day drinking and hunting for a good kebab!brother to me always! And to the Slayer fans, thanks for making me feel welcome, it’s been a special and magnificent metal journey. Three epidurals, seven cortisone injections, trigger point injections, all to keep me in raging mode. Worth every second of the pain. Forever honored to have been a part of this band. But I never wanted this. Jeff should have been there. I just held down the fort for him. And @lisaholt777 , your support meant everything to me. Love you after forever. And all my boys in Exodus, you are my family, and this wayward son is coming home! New Exodus is a world destroyer. See you in Europe in February!

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Actor Jason Momoa Joins Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Onstage For Pantera’s “This Love” In Inglewood, CA

Metalhead actor Jason Momoa (“Aquaman”, “Game Of Thrones”) was among the celebrities that attended Slayer’s final show in Inglewood, CA last night (November 30) and he even joined Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals onstage during their performance of Pantera‘s “This Love.“ You can see footage of that below.

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going on stage and yelling love love LOVE with my baby boy and pantera. aka @philiphanselmo and the illegals my mind was blown FUCKIN BLOWN. i was living out my childhood dreams. i am so thankful for those moments shared with dear friends and my babies. it’s crazy to think of slayer and anthrax and metallica as ohana but they are love u guys. and to finally meet les claypool was legendary PRIMUS. RHCP AND RAGE was what i grew up on skateboarding and DROGO wouldn’t exist if there wasn’t @panteraofficial love ya phil. i’ve trained and bleed and fought my way to where i am. listening to these legends mahalo nui for your music and endless inspiration. slayers last show on tour. what a fucking night. love you @garyholt_official @tomarayaofficial paul and kerry @slayerbandofficial mahalo for having da momoas. babies i hope you remember these moments with your papa forever back to work. aloha j

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Momoa wasn’t the only celebrity at Slayer’s final show. Actor Joe Manganiello (“True Blood”, etc.), King Diamond, Post Malone, and members of Metallica, Anthrax, Megadeth, Butcher Babies, etc. were all present as well:

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Slayer backstage…

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Watch Footage From Slayer’s Final Show

Slayer officially played their final show at The Forum in Inglewood, CA last night (November 30). You can find footage from the concert, along with the setlist below:

Setlist:

01. “South Of Heaven”
02. “Repentless”
03. “Postmortem”
04. “World Painted Blood”
05. “Hate Worldwide”
06. “War Ensemble”
07. “Stain Of Mind”
08. “Disciple”
09. “When The Stillness Comes”
10. “Born Of Fire”
11. “Payback”
12. “Seasons In The Abyss”
13. “Jesus Saves”
14. “Chemical Warfare”
15. “Hell Awaits”
16. “Dead Skin Mask”
17. “Show No Mercy”
18. “Raining Blood”
19. “Mandatory Suicide”
20. “Angel Of Death”

Slayer’s Manager Says He Doesn’t See The Band Changing Their Minds About Retirement

During a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, Slayer’s manager Rick Sales was asked if he could see the band changing their minds about retirement. He responded by saying he is “not sensing that at all.”

Sales said the following about the band’s decision to retire:

“They’ve been doing this for so long. They just said, ‘Okay, this is enough.’ My analogy is Jerry Seinfeld, who had probably the biggest TV show when he went out on top. I respect the band for the decision. If you’re going to do it, this is the way.”

He also added that he doesn’t see them changing their minds:

“I’m not sensing that at all. Let’s put the touring to bed. I’ve got a couple of ideas [for future projects], but we haven’t made any decisions. Right now, they’re preoccupied with the end, and I imagine it’s emotional. It’s emotional for me.”

This news comes after Sales previously said Slayer’s farewell run “doesn’t mean the end of the band.”

Here’s the group’s final shows:

11/26 Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
11/27 Las Vegas, NV – MGM Arena
11/29 Inglewood, CA – The Forum
11/30 Inglewood, CA – The Forum

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Dave Lombardo Says He Doesn’t Plan On Attending Slayer’s Final Show

During a recent interview with WRIF, ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo was asked if he plans on attending the band’s final show at The Forum in Los Angeles on November 30. He responded with the following:

“No. Come on, man. No. [Laughs] Yeah, no. I think I have a show on that day. I’m playing Knotfest in Mexico City [with SUICIDAL TENDENCIES], then heading over to El Salvador and playing another festival. I’m onstage.”

[via Blabbermouth]