Early 2018, Slayer announced that they will be calling it quits after almost 40 years. They hit the road for their farewell tour and stopped in Camden, NJ on 5/24/2019 for their second to last North America show ever. Fans packed the BB&T Pavilion to get the chance to see Slayer for the final time. On this leg of the tour the brought in Lamb Of God, Amon Amarth & Cannibal Corpse for support.
Cannibal Corpse kicked things off to get the crowd going. The fans didn’t waste any time to mosh and crowd surf their way to the stage.
Next up were Amon Amarth bringing an impressive viking themed stage setup including the front end of a ship. Being the first time covering the boys from Sweden, I was highly impressed and looking forward to next time.
Lamb Of God has been the only band to support Slayer on every leg since the farewell tour kicked off in 2018. The Richmond, VA guys always put on an amazing show led by the energetic Randy Blythe. Even after a spill while attempting a high kick didn’t slow him down.
And then the moment everyone has been waiting for Slayer took the stage and the curtain fell. The band kicked it off with Repentless. Every fan I could see was singing or should I say screaming every word. The night continued with all the hits from the Huntington Park, California boys. In pure Slayer fashion they ended the night with Angel Of Death. Frontman Tom Araya remained on stage for around 10 minutes taking it all in and was clearly emotional. I have to say that this was the best Slayer show I have ever been to. I’m glad I have many memories over the 30 plus years I have been a fan. Wishing all the best for the band as they continue their farewell tour and their future afterwards.
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