What You'll Get
- One G-Pass to see Slayer, starting from $15
- Seating: 300-level
- Click to view the seating chart.
How G-Pass Works: Within an hour of purchase, your G-Pass will be in your account. You may redeem your G-Pass via the mobile app when you enter the venue. You may also print it out in advance. Use the G-Pass to enter the venue directly; you won’t need to redeem at will call. Discount reflects the merchant’s current ticket prices - price may differ on day of event.
- Slayer’s cred: they’re one of the most influential bands of all time, double Grammy-winners, and the progenitors of vicious speed metal
- How vicious: Columbia refused to release their seminal 1986 album Reign of Blood; the band’s 2006 album Christ Illusion was forbidden from the entire nation of India
- How speedy: Reign of Blood was performed at an average of 220 beats per minute
- Where MTV ranked Slayer on its list of Top 100 metal bands of all time: number six
- Why: “Inspired by classic metal, hardcore punk, horror movies and a hunger to destroy, the band wrote brutal, unrestrained songs that were disturbing, controversial and took heavy metal to new extremes.”
- The End is Near: Slayer is making its exit with one final world tour.
- Lamb of God: often labeled as death metal, speed metal, or groove metal (bassist John Campbell simplifies it as “a punk band that plays heavy metal”), this Grammy-nominated Virginia quintet scalds the stage with galvanic riffs, pummeling-bass drums, and vocals packed with misanthropic and apocalyptic lyrics
- Anthrax: fueled by the punishing guitar of raccoon-bearded band-leader Scott Ian, these thrashers have been running strong since 1981 with breakneck classics such as “Caught in a Mosh” and “Antisocial”
- Behemoth: the hallmarks of this black-metal band hailing from Poland are growled vocals, punishing double bass, and buzzsaw riffs that abruptly switch time signatures. Unexpected touches include occasional Middle Eastern melodies and a renewed sense of energy, perhaps brought about by singer Nergal’s diagnosis and recovery from leukemia.
- Testament: The belles of MTV’s Headbangers Ball and gateway band to hard metal have been throttling listeners since their 1987 debut album, The Legacy, and continue with their most recent project, Brotherhood of the Snake.
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