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adamclark52
01-30-2013, 01:06 AM
Slayer
Support: Sick of it All, Meshuggah
Date: April 3rd, 1999
Venue: the Warehouse in Toronto, Ontario

Surprisingly, this is the only time I’ve ever seen Slayer in concert. I was supposed to see them twice in 2009-2010 but that show/tour kept getting cancelled so I just ended up getting my money back. Some people will say I saw them at their worst but I liked Diabolus In Musica. And 10+ years later their sets are still very similar, just less Diabolus in Musica, more whatever album they're touring in support of and Disciple.

I had actually heard of Meshuggah, so we made sure to get to the venue really early and be among the maybe two or three hundred people who were there to see them. Sadly, being the curtain jerker’s they only got to play four songs; Soul Burn, Future Breed Machine and two from Chaosphere, maybe Sane. I really wanted to hear my favorite song by them Terminal Illusions but that was it. They weren’t as awesome as you guys reading are imagining. They were just a solid opening band. From what I’m told people at Slayer shows aren’t very kind to opening acts. But The small amount of people who were there all loved them. Afterwards we actually got to talk to Jens Kidman and ask him how things were going, he modestly said we’ll see what the future brings and gave us a drumstick and a promo tape for Chaosphere, which may not have even been out at the time.

The crowd was not kind to Sick of it All. The place was pretty much full by that point and they got nothing but boo’s and catcalls for their whole set. The singer was even getting pretty pissed off at the crowd asking them if they realized that Slayer had personally asked them to be on this tour. The guy had probably been putting up with it for weeks. And the crowd didn’t care. I don’t know what they played.

Slayer came on and were Slayer (i.e., awesome). The crowd was fucking insane and the band was insane; it was a really good show. What more can I say? My friend Will (who was a big guy) went into the pit and came out five minutes later with a broken tooth, bloody lip and three broken ribs. Dean and me just stayed back and smoked some wicked hash oil.

What I’ll actually remember more about this show than anything was once Dean was really fucked up he just kept screaming “Slayer”. Even after the show was over, and we were the last people in the venue and the clean-up crew was taking everything apart. And he was screaming it right in my fucking ear. It was the only time that I couldn’t hear the day after the show, not because of Slayer but because of that French doofus.

Slayer
1. Bitter Peace 

2. Death's Head 

3. War Ensemble 

4. Evil Has No Boundaries 

5. Hell Awaits 

6. Born of Fire 

7. Stain of Mind 

8. Postmortem 

9. Raining Blood 

10. Dittohead 

11. Die by the Sword 

12. In the Name of God 

13. Criminally Insane 

14. Scrum 

15. Dead Skin Mask 

16. Seasons in the Abyss 

17. Mandatory Suicide 

18. Angel of Death 

19. South of Heaven 

20. Chemical Warfare

christopher
01-30-2013, 01:14 AM
I would LOVE to see that set! EVIL HAS NO BOUNDARIES!!!! :rocker:

petrovar
01-30-2013, 05:25 AM
Slayer seriously needs to play Point. I don't know if they ever have, but on this tour you would think it would have been played. It's the most insane song they have written in a while.

Wrecking Crew
01-30-2013, 09:32 AM
Wish I would have seen this tour, I still think Diabolus was their last good release even though a lot of people seem to hate it. Great setlist!

JRA
01-30-2013, 11:46 AM
EVIL HAS NO BOUNDARIES!!!! :rocker:


This.

Blacktooth85
01-30-2013, 01:55 PM
I'd take this setlist any day. I think Diabolus is fine album, so what if they weren't going a million miles a hour. I prefer it over Christ Illusion and WPB. Bitter Peace would be a killer opener!

It be cool if they started opening with Evil Has No Boundaries!

christopher
01-30-2013, 02:17 PM
It be cool if they started opening with Evil Has No Boundaries!

hell yeah!! :rocker:

Dogman
01-30-2013, 06:30 PM
I saw this tour as well. System Of A Down was the opener. They did not go over well. Slayer was on fire. My buds and I left immediately after the show and drove 500 miles to see OzzFest the next day, where Slayer was also playing. Ah, to be young again. I can't imagine doing that now at my age. 150 miles is about my limit for driving for a show these days.

adamclark52
01-30-2013, 07:28 PM
I saw this tour as well. System Of A Down was the opener. They did not go over well. Slayer was on fire. My buds and I left immediately after the show and drove 500 miles to see OzzFest the next day, where Slayer was also playing. Ah, to be young again. I can't imagine doing that now at my age. 150 miles is about my limit for driving for a show these days.

I thought that was the first leg of touring for Diabolous, with SoaD and Clutch opening? I remember having a flyer for that tour on my wall but I don't know if it ever came to Toronto.

bobbie solo
01-30-2013, 07:46 PM
Point, Scrum and Bitter Peace are all solid Diabolus songs.

Dogman
01-30-2013, 08:23 PM
I thought that was the first leg of touring for Diabolous, with SoaD and Clutch opening? I remember having a flyer for that tour on my wall but I don't know if it ever came to Toronto.

The date of the show I saw was July 12th, in New Orleans. According to setlists.fm the set list was the same for my show as yours. I, of course, don't remember it exactly but it seems legit. I also don't remember Clutch playing. My friends and I showed up just as SoaD were hitting the stage, so they may have played before we arrived.

hellawaits77ny
01-31-2013, 04:41 AM
I saw this tour as well. System Of A Down was the opener. They did not go over well. Slayer was on fire. My buds and I left immediately after the show and drove 500 miles to see OzzFest the next day, where Slayer was also playing. Ah, to be young again. I can't imagine doing that now at my age. 150 miles is about my limit for driving for a show these days.

Hardcore. 500 miles, holy shit.:party: I love road trips like that. So much fun, it's makes the drive worth it, and you almost always have great stories to tell afterwards.

Slayer seriously needs to play Point. I don't know if they ever have, but on this tour you would think it would have been played. It's the most insane song they have written in a while.

I agree, I'd love to hear Point. Solid tune. I definately disagree it's the most insane song they've written in a while, but again, solid tune.

I have many live CD's/DVD's from this tour, I really liked the set. I don't hate DIM as much as most people do. It's one of my least favorite Slayer albums, but I really like a lot of the songs. Bitter Peace, Death's Head, Stain of Mind, Overt Enemy, In The Name of God are all great songs. In The Name of God, believe it or not, might be in my top 10 Slayer songs. I was suprised to read they played that song several times in 2002 when Dave came back.

Very cool review, I like to see old reviews like this.

petrovar
01-31-2013, 05:57 AM
I definately disagree it's the most insane song they've written in a while, but again, solid tune.

Post Diabolus, I can't think of a song as thrashy or a song that gets me as fired up as Point does. To each their own though


Bitter Peace, Death's Head, Stain of Mind, Overt Enemy, In The Name of God are all great songs. In The Name of God, believe it or not, might be in my top 10 Slayer songs.

Throw in Point and those are my favorite songs on Diabolus. In The Name Of God and Overt Enemy are seriously underrated Slayer songs

hellawaits77ny
01-31-2013, 08:05 AM
Throw in Point and those are my favorite songs on Diabolus. In The Name Of God and Overt Enemy are seriously underrated Slayer songs

For real. Overt Enemy is certainly different, but I find myself listening to it often. ITNOG is just a heavy ass tune that should be more popular than it is.

adamclark52
02-20-2013, 11:25 PM
I just wanted to bump this because I knew I wasn't crazy thinking Clutch toured with Slayer. Here's the poster I had on my wall. I guess it was for some sampler cassette or something.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/ff/Diabolus_in_Musica_Tour_Sampler.jpeg

elturtleboy
02-20-2013, 11:30 PM
Sick Of It All Opened? Crazy! And yes that set rules.

Blitzkrieg Witchcraft
02-21-2013, 09:27 PM
This was the tour that I got to meet them after the Dallas show.

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/76866_1708604038019_7823345_n.jpg

christopher
02-21-2013, 09:35 PM
This was the tour that I got to meet them after the Dallas show.

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/76866_1708604038019_7823345_n.jpg

$20 for that show??:eek: How far away were you?

Blitzkrieg Witchcraft
02-21-2013, 09:37 PM
$20 for that show??:eek: How far away were you?

it was a club show. No seats. I was in the middle of the floor right behind the mosh pit. lol

christopher
02-21-2013, 09:49 PM
it was a club show. No seats. I was in the middle of the floor right behind the mosh pit. lol

That is pretty badass. Did they play a lot of club shows on that tour? I would LOVE to see Slayer play a club show.

Blitzkrieg Witchcraft
02-21-2013, 09:58 PM
Slayer pretty much played smaller venue/club shows throughout the 90's and early 2000's when they weren't playing ozzfests or other festival/package tours.

adamclark52
02-21-2013, 10:47 PM
This wasn't a club show but it was general admission.

Zla Vydra
02-22-2013, 07:53 AM
Slayer pretty much played smaller venue/club shows throughout the 90's and early 2000's when they weren't playing ozzfests or other festival/package tours.

Yeah, I saw the Diabolus tour at the 9:30 Club in D.C. with System and Clutch. That's definitely the smallest venue I've ever seen them in. Come to think of it, I think they also played (with Fear Factory) some place near the Baltimore airport. Any help from MD/VA/DC heshers?

AnthG
02-22-2013, 08:40 AM
This wasn't a club show but it was general admission.

If you were at the "Warehouse" I think you were at, which is the Kool Haus now, then it was a club show. Just a larger club show than most (I think it holds about 2,000 people).