Since the holiday’s inception 18 years ago, every June 6, Slayer fans have staged a Slay-out, skipping work or school in favour of spending the day listening to Slayer at nuclear blast level, in their car, at home or the public place of their choice. However, this year, to make sure every SLAYER acolyte stays lean and mean, the International Day of Slayer can be saluted in the privacy and comfort of your own home – a Slay-In.
As part of the celebration, the feature film will premiere at the special rate of $6.66 USD (£5.43) for one week, with 50% of the proceeds, donated on behalf of SLAYER, Nuclear Blast and Global Merchandising Services, earmarked for Live Nation’s Crew Nation charity to help support live music road crew members who have been directly impacted as a result of COVID-19.
Check out the trailer for the film here and pre-order Slayer: The Repentless Killogy ON-DEMAND VIDEO here
Part One of Slayer: The Repentless Killogy motion picture was written and directed by BJ McDonnell, who conceived and directed the three brutal music videos – ‘You Against You,’ ‘Repentless,’ and ‘Pride in Prejudice’ – for SLAYER’s final studio album Repentless (2015). The film opens with the three music videos assembled as one chronological storyline and then segues into a present-time narrative written and filmed especially for this motion picture.
Part One stars many of the actors who appeared in the original video series: Jason Trost (Beats of Rage, Hatchet III), as Wyatt, Danny Trejo (Machete, From Dusk Til Dawn), Richard Speight (Band of Brothers, Supernatural), Derek Mears (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Jessica Pimentel (Orange Is The New Black), Tyler Mane (X-Men, Halloween !!), Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), Caroline Williams (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Sharknado 4) and Sean Whalen (Twister, The People Under The Stairs).
Part Two features SLAYER’s entire live set performed at the Los Angeles Forum on August 5, 2017, and was directed by Wayne Isham who has directed videos for artists including Metallica, Foo Fighters, Michael Jackson, Kelly Clarkson and Britney Spears.
Presented in front of one of the most striking stage productions of the band’s career, SLAYER performs fan-favourites including ‘South of Heaven,’ ‘War Ensemble,’ ‘Mandatory Suicide,’ ‘Dead Skin Mask,’ ‘Raining Blood’ and ‘Angel of Death‘.
For the Slayer: The Repentless Killogy feature, the band – Tom Araya, Kerry King, Gary Holt and Paul Bostaph – were filmed discussing the Repentless album, SLAYER fans, being a member of The Big Four and more on A Prequel to Slaying… available here.
On its final tour, SLAYER performed more than 140 shows in 20 countries and 40 U.S. states. Long live SLAYER.