Today marks the 34th anniversary of the Slayer album South of Heaven, so we thought we would share an incredible gem to celebrate said anniversary. By now you have probably heard of the O’Keefe Music Foundation; they are a non-profit who provide kids with music education. O’Keefe Music Foundation have provided viewers with a plethora of awesome performances, from kids covering Korn to Pantera and Slipknot, there has been a lot of support for metal.
One of the performances to come from the O’Keefe Music Foundation is that of the Slayer song “South of Heaven.” The line-up behind this performance involves: Kaden Karns (vocals, age 16), Shahann Murtza (lead guitar, age 13), Jonas Miller (bass, age 14), Tahnoon Murtza (drums, age 14), John Fowler (rhythm guitar, age 15), and Sydney Smith (additional rhythm guitar, age 14). You can find the video of these kids playing the Slayer song “South of Heaven” below.
Kids cover Slayer song
What does this Slayer album mean to you? South of Heaven was released in 1988 and is the fourth studio album to come from the band; it is the follow-up record to the band’s 1986 release, Reign in Blood. When it comes to other Slayer related news, Soulfly singer Max Cavalera recently debunked the idea that there was ever a feud between Slayer and Sepultura back in the ’90s. Also, Pantera singer Phil Anselmo once took Dimebag Darrell‘s guitar to play the Slayer song “Raining Blood.”
We also recently wrote about the time that Foo Fighters singer and guitarist Dave Grohl met Slayer; it was during an Ozzfest, and when Dave met band singer/bassist Tom Araya and band guitarist Kerry King – it was a real wholesome moment. Speaking of Kerry King, the guitarist recently opened up about his time playing in thrash metal act Megadeth (and how he ended up leaving the band after playing five shows).