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Sepultura69
04-08-2012, 05:56 PM
On March 25th, 1982.

At Southgate Highschool in Los Angeles, California...

History was made on this day.....

Slayer made their first ever Live debut at this fucking show....period

Well, I wouldn't really call it a show. This took place at some high school while they were still little teenie boppers. I think it was a talent show or a Battle of the Bands, not sure, but it was one of the two for sure. Anyways heres the set!!!

Black Magic
Die by the Sword :bowdown:
Tormentor
Simple Aggression
The Final Command :fist:
Ice Titan
Assassin
Night Rider
Crionics
Aggressive Perfector :rocker:

HISTORY was made on this very day at this High school. I think Dave Lambardo was only 16 at this show. :lol:

SOURCE

Setlist.fm bitches!!

treghet
04-08-2012, 06:09 PM
Awesome. :666: Hard to believe they were doing this in 1982. Seems so extreme when you compare it to what Metallica was doing at the same time.

Sepultura69
04-08-2012, 06:15 PM
Awesome. :666: Hard to believe they were doing this in 1982. Seems so extreme when you compare it to what Metallica was doing at the same time.

It blows my mind that they were playing "Aggressive Perfector" this early on in their little young careers much before they went onto record the actual song in 1983 for the Metal Blades compilation, and then RE-record it for Reign in Blood in 1986. I prefer the 1983 version though, I just love those High Pitch screams that Tom Araya does on that version. Hell, I love all those High pitch screams that Tom belches out on those Haunting the Chapel/Show No mercy songs. :D

Speaking of which, I bet Tom did tons of those High pitch screams at that high school in front of all those 14-16 year old kids. :D

El Gordo
04-08-2012, 06:24 PM
Awesome. :666: Hard to believe they were doing this in 1982. Seems so extreme when you compare it to what Metallica was doing at the same time.

Compared to what Metallica were doing? They were probably playing faster than Slayer were at this point. Hit the Lights, The Mechanix, Motorbreath, plus covers of The Prince, Am I Evil and Blitzkrieg... Doesn't matter though, Overkill were probably thrashing harder than either of them in 1982 even though no setlists exist.

treghet
04-08-2012, 06:36 PM
Compared to what Metallica were doing? They were probably playing faster than Slayer were at this point. Hit the Lights, The Mechanix, Motorbreath, plus covers of The Prince, Am I Evil and Blitzkrieg... Doesn't matter though, Overkill were probably thrashing harder than either of them in 1982 even though no setlists exist.

I'm not talking about the speed of the music, I'm talking about the Satanic imagery and lyrical content. They essentially took the ideas of Venom to a new level.

http://www.metalsucks.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/slayer2300.jpg

http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/500/473954/Slayer.jpg

El Gordo
04-08-2012, 06:47 PM
OK, but in 1982, Slayer were barely even a band. Who knows what songs like Crionics and Die By The Sword sounded like at that point? It would take about another year before Slayer really started unleashing evil on the west coast.

And hey, yeah I wasn't there, I was three years old at the time, but that's my opinion from what I've read and listened to.

Sepultura69
04-08-2012, 06:50 PM
Who knows what songs like Crionics and Die By The Sword sounded like at that point? And hey, yeah I wasn't there, I was three years old at the time, but that's my opinion from what I've read and listened to.

I bet the songs came out amazingly. You know, especially since it took place at a Highschool. High schools are known for having the best sound quality/amps/sound components when it comes to concerts, so I'm sure the songs sounded even better than their album counter-parts. :D ;) ;)

scrunt
04-08-2012, 06:57 PM
Slayer 1982 :)

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc115/sheepsushi/1982-jeff_kerry.jpg

treghet
04-08-2012, 07:02 PM
Well nevermind then. :lol:

Sepultura69
04-08-2012, 07:04 PM
Slayer 1982 :)

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc115/sheepsushi/1982-jeff_kerry.jpg

Holy shit, look at Jeff with those tight red pants. He looks so, so...

EXTREME :rocker: :rocker: :rocker: :rocker:

I like Kerrys Fro. Looks VERY EXTREME for 1982. A LITTLE TOO EXTREME. :D

JRA
04-08-2012, 08:03 PM
Just so you know, setlist.fm can be kind of unreliable.

hellawaits77ny
04-08-2012, 08:20 PM
Slayer 1982 :)

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc115/sheepsushi/1982-jeff_kerry.jpg

Awesome! Never seen that pic. Gotta love Kerry's hair back then.

Sepultura69
04-08-2012, 08:29 PM
Just so you know, setlist.fm can be kind of unreliable.

"One of the first live appearances ever by Slayer was on March 25th 1982 at Los Angeles' South Gate highschool during lunch break. In the early days Slayer were playing cover songs by Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and various punk bands since Jeff was and still is a huge punk fan."

Looks pretty legit to me. They may be unreliable in some things but I'm pretty certain some doucher wouldn't make this setlist up for shits and giggles. :hmm:

mankvill
04-08-2012, 09:40 PM
I've seen three of those songs live! Yahoo!

Sepultura69
04-08-2012, 09:46 PM
I've seen three of those songs live! Yahoo!

Oh really? Which ones? I'm sure you saw Aggressive Perfector during the Season tour back in 2010, but what are the other two?????? I'm jelly of you :flame::confused::flame:

mankvill
04-08-2012, 09:57 PM
Oh really? Which ones? I'm sure you saw Aggressive Perfector during the Season tour back in 2010, but what are the other two?????? I'm jelly of you :flame::confused::flame:

Let me make sure *goes and searches the shows*

Die By The Sword was February of 2007 (my 2nd metal concert!) with Unearth opening at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. They also played Show No Mercy at that show, which was the highlight for me.

Aggressive Perfector was at Sandstone Amphitheater for the Clash of the Titans 2010 tour or whatever they called it. Slayer/Megadeth/Testament, one of the best shows I've ever seen.

I was wrong, I've never seen Black Magic. I got it confused with Spirit in Black, one of my favorite tracks off Seasons that they played in 2010.

Sepultura69
04-08-2012, 10:26 PM
Die By The Sword was February of 2007 (my 2nd metal concert!) with Unearth opening at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas.
Sexy :drool:


They also played Show No Mercy at that show, which was the highlight for me.
Holy mother of god, :wow:


Aggressive Perfector was at Sandstone Amphitheater for the Clash of the Titans 2010 tour or whatever they called it. Slayer/Megadeth/Testament, one of the best shows I've ever seen.

It was called The American Carnage tour. I also attended that tour and I agree, it was easily one of the best shows of my life. All Three bands were amazing, and it was also my 2nd show in less than two month in which i cracked my nose to the point where I ended up bleeding out pools, and pools of blood that flowed out deeper than the nile river. The last one before that was a Warbringer Headlining set, which I'm thinking of doing a review of sometime in the near future. Pretty funny and somewhat interesting story even though the show is about 2 years old now. I still remember the set beautifully, and the show as well. As well the Security guards that flipped a bitch on me and my appearance. Too long of a story, but one day I will probably post a long big fat rant on that crazy night. I still remember that show like it was yesterday. Warbringer played July 21st, 2010 at the tiny little Whisky in Hollywood on a monday night. A night of chaos, thrash, and a lot of persian blood everywhere. Lots of Persian Blood..:D


I was wrong, I've never seen Black Magic. I got it confused with Spirit in Black, one of my favorite tracks off Seasons that they played in 2010.

Definitely, Mine as well. I hit my nose pretty hard during that song. CRACKED it really fucking bad to the point where i started bleeding out pools of blood and more blood like an endless river, The pain and the fact that I couldn't stop bleeding, and the crush from all the people in the very front all together was making it a not-so-enjoyable concert...So I left right after that song was over and stayed in the back for the remainder of the set. Not ALL the way back, just away from where the all the chaos was taking place in the front rail. Well, there was chaos pretty much everywhere, but I found a nice little tiny TINY spot to "chill out" at. :D

Flash back talks are always nice :tongue:

The Ghost at Number One
04-09-2012, 12:54 AM
SOURCE

Setlist.fm bitches!!

Just so you know, setlist.fm can be kind of unreliable.Agreed. Setlist.fm is too frequently incorrect. Someone mentioned that, at this time, they were doing a lot of Maiden and Priest covers. Why, then, are those not in the set?

MetalIsArt
04-09-2012, 01:55 AM
Agreed. Setlist.fm is too frequently incorrect. Someone mentioned that, at this time, they were doing a lot of Maiden and Priest covers. Why, then, are those not in the set?

Please, don't destroy Wizard's sweet dream.

Sepultura69
04-09-2012, 06:06 AM
Agreed. Setlist.fm is too frequently incorrect. Someone mentioned that, at this time, they were doing a lot of Maiden and Priest covers. Why, then, are those not in the set?

Well, For one...

They were mainly doing cover songs when they were out doing gigs at small tiny clubs and bars. Most of there sets were filled with Priest, Maiden Cover songs because they were forced to play those and not original songs(I read that somewhere on some little un-authorized autobiography on the band a long time ago).

Also, just so you know...All those songs are real..

Ice titan, simple aggressions, these are all REAL songs that the band made much before going onto making the REAL heavy evil tunes that they would become oh-so famous for making.

Here's an example. I would assume since it was at a high school this would be there time to shine, by playing whatever they want...and not bunch of cover songs that they would be force to play at their bar/club gigs..

Heres "Simple Agression"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xrqPRBMMSE

Dextrimental
04-09-2012, 07:09 AM
Awesome setlist if it's real. The lack of covers and it being from Setlist.fm is a bit curios, but regardless, history was made to an extent at any battle of the bands or talent show Slayer played back in the day, which I'm sure would've included people probably booing them and not understanding what they were hearing with songs like Ice Titan and Black Magic.

christopher
04-09-2012, 07:52 AM
"One of the first live appearances ever by Slayer was on March 25th 1982 at Los Angeles' South Gate highschool during lunch break. In the early days Slayer were playing cover songs by Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and various punk bands since Jeff was and still is a huge punk fan."

Looks pretty legit to me. They may be unreliable in some things but I'm pretty certain some doucher wouldn't make this setlist up for shits and giggles. :hmm:

I don't know how reliable it is, but my friend's dad is Mark from Great White and I heard from him that Slayer used to be a hair metal band right when they started. They were completely glammed out and one day just changed their image and sound and became the Slayer we know and love.

300%_Density
04-09-2012, 08:02 AM
Slayer 1982 :)

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc115/sheepsushi/1982-jeff_kerry.jpg

I didn't know that Jack Black was in Slayer :cool:

MetalIsArt
04-09-2012, 08:33 AM
I didn't know that Jack Black was in Slayer :cool:

They look like glam band here IMHO...

Thrasher-NY
04-09-2012, 02:09 PM
Glam!? Easy brotha......keep things in context, we are talking 1982/3! Spandex...(black and red), bullet belts, black makeup under the eyes even fringed or shredded jackets were considered TOTAL METAL at the time.
Slayer were f'n brutal and beyond evil heavy at the time, posers and Top 40 crowd were scared shitless of them! lol ahhh good times....

Sepultura69
04-09-2012, 04:58 PM
I don't know how reliable it is, but my friend's dad is Mark from Great White and I heard from him that Slayer used to be a hair metal band right when they started. They were completely glammed out and one day just changed their image and sound and became the Slayer we know and love.

You're absoultuey right about the glam metal thing. I read that as well on that un-authorized autobiography book on the band(Talking about it makes me wanna go find that book. I know i have it somewhere, I bought it a long time ago at a BORDERS book store). That is very true, they did start off as a much different band before creating the infamous SLAYER sound that we would all become so use too. :hmm:

But i still strongly believe that this show was the real set and what i had posted is the Real deal, holy field. There are other sites and sources to back this up. I also stumbled on one of those Fanboy sites that is pretty much a "tell all" story about this very special day, with a link to the setlist and it doesn't take you directly to setlist.fm. :hmm:

:hmm: