Four bands that have been at the Metal game for a combined 160 years, could soon be joining forces for a major tour. According to Live Nation, Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament and Behemoth, will perform at the Santander Aena in Reading, PA on June 4th. It is expected an announcement will be made soon that this will be part of full North American tour.
The rumours started earlier this month when Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick provided a hint to Music & Art Interviews. He said that Testament had “just signed on to a North American tour that I can’t talk about yet, but it will be one of the biggest tours of the year.”
The triumvirate of Slayer, Lamb of God and Behemoth were last seen on stage together during the summer of 2017. Slayer have also toured with Testament – they joined forces in 2016 for a North American tour.
In individual news on each band…
Slayer has been on a three-year tour in support of its latest album, ‘Repentless,’ which was released in September 2015 and has turned out to be their best-selling album worldwide.
Anthrax is prepping its long-awaited live-in-concert DVD, ‘Kings Among Scotland’ on April 27. The DVD will be preceded by an Anthrax North American co-headline tour with Killswitch Engage creatively billed as, ‘KillThrax 2018,’ set to kick off January 25 in Montreal.
Lamb Of God‘s 2017 tour with Slayer and Behemoth kicked off on July 12 in Bemidji, MN, concluding August 20 in Phoenix, AZ. The band’s last studio output was the 2016 EP ‘The Duke.’