Currently on the tour cycle for their latest album, Slow Death, extreme metal band Carnifex have never shied away from covering some of their obvious influences. They’ve made their cover of Slipknot’s “The Heretic Anthem” a crowd favorite, and now the band has been filmed covering Slayer’s “Angel Of Death”. Considering thrash metal is a big influence on the band, this isn’t particularly surprising – but it is worth a watch. Check out the fan-filmed video below.
Internationally-renowned heavy rock leaders LAMB OF GOD will support metal legends Slayer on leg one, North America, of what will be Slayer‘s final world tour. The 26-date trek will begin on May 10 and visit several major cities – from San Diego to Toronto, Orlando to Minneapolis. Additional support will come from fellow metal heavyweights Anthrax, Behemoth, and Testament. Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, January 26.
Randy Blythe of LAMB OF GOD says: “If you are lucky enough to be invited to play even just once with living legends like Slayer, it’s an incredible honor. Slayer gave LAMB OF GOD our very first two overseas shows. Slayer has subsequently taken us on several full-length tours, both at home and abroad. The guys in Slayer and their crew have also always been very, very cool to our band. It is irrefutable that Slayer helped create the genre of aggressive metal, and all modern bands of that ilk owe them a huge debt – I know we do. To be asked to be a part of their final tour – well, it just makes you stop and realize just how lucky you are. Hail Slayer! We’ll see you on the road…”
ROCK USA is an annual open air music festival that takes place July 13-15 at Ford Festival Park, a massive 350 acre venue in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. This years STACKED lineup has been announced, so those in the midwest of the USA might want to check the full lineup below.