It was a full house on hand in Los Angeles to see probably one of the best shows of the summer. Behemoth, Lamb of God, and Slayer SOLD OUT at the LA Forum. Ran into many people I knew including London May of Samhain and Ritual. Seemed like this was the show to be at for summer.
Behemoth were up first with a brutal set. I hadn’t seen these guys live in years so it was great to see Nergal and crew tear it up. The crowd was totally into them. I hope to see them again soon.
Then it was time for Lamb of God. Randy and his band never disappoint. A very energetic set that kept the crowd going with songs like Laid to Rest, 512, Blacken the Cursed Sun, and Redneck. A killer set all around.
Finally it was time for the headliner. Slayer had a full film crew on hand to capture the mayhem that ensued throughout the night. First time I saw these guys was at the Olympic Auditorium here in LA in 1986. To this day, they still tear it up and have a loyal allegiance of rabid, headbanging fans. Hail Slayer!
Slayer’s intro video:
Slayer Setlist – August 5, 2017
Repentless | The Antichrist | Disciple | Postmortem | Hate Worldwide | War Ensemble | When the Stillness Comes | You Against You | Mandatory Suicide | Hallowed Point | Dead Skin Mask | Born of Fire | Cast the First Stone | Bloodline | Seasons in the Abyss | Hell Awaits | South of Heaven | Raining Blood | Chemical Warfare | Angel of Death
Lamb of God
All photos are © 2017 Maurice Nunez