Slayer’s Tom Araya and Kerry King Talk ‘Repentless Killology’ Film, Importance of L.A. Forum

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Thrash titans Slayer are going out in style. The legendary metal band will be releasing a new motion picture, Slayer: The Repentless Killology, which fuses a gory, revenge-driven narrative film with concert footage showcasing the group playing the Los Angeles Forum in 2017. And they’re kicking off the final leg of their whirlwind farewell world tour this Saturday, November 2nd, joined by Primus, Ministry, and Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals, who will play a full set of Pantera classics.

In a new video released today (October 30th), Slayer singer-bassist Tom Araya and guitarist Kerry King discuss both the narrative section of the Repentless Killology and the concert film portion. The movie will hit big screens at cinemas worldwide on November 6th for a one-night theatrical release, from Trafalgar Releasing.

Speaking of the music video trilogy created by director BJ McDonnell that inspired the the Repentless Killology’s narrative short film, King says, “When we first did it, I thought we were just doing [the] ‘Repentless’ [music video] — I didn’t know we had a plan for three videos. This trilogy is unique and I think it’s unique to Slayer, which makes it even cooler.”

The band members also open up about how meaningful it was to finally play the L.A. Forum after years of being banned from playing shows in Los Angeles County. “I grew up in L.A. … I watched the Lakers, Jerry West, Wilt Chamberlain, a fucking awesome team, that’s what I watched growing up and they were at the Fabulous Forum,” Araya enthuses. Watch the full video above, and see Slayer’s upcoming — and last ever — tour dates below.

Slayer’s Farewell World Tour, The Final Campaign:
2 Explore Asheville Arena, Asheville, NC
3 PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC
5 Salem Civic Center, Salem, VA
6 Giant Center, Hershey, PA
8 Mass Mutual Center, Springfield, MA
9 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
11 KFC Yum Center, Louisville, KY
12 Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH
14 TaxSlayer Arena, Moline, IL
15 Denny Sanford Center, Sioux Falls, SD
17 Fargodome, Fargo, ND
18 CHI Health Center, Omaha, NE
20 Broadmore Arena, Colorado Springs, CO
22 Rimrock Arena, Billings, MT
24 Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA
26 Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
27 MGM Arena, Las Vegas, NV
30 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA