Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Slayer 

Jägermeister Tour 2003, with Slayer, Hatebreed, Archenemy, and Sworn Enemy. Friday, October 24, at the Agora Theatre.

Slayer
  • Slayer
"Disorder," Slayer's 1994 collaboration with Ice-T, went over like a fart in church. The lame soundtrack-cut stands unique in a catalog nearly devoid of filler. Most of the other rarities collected on the band's upcoming boxed set, Soundtrack to the Apocalypse, are worth going out of your way for: There's a DVD, a greatly abbreviated version of Iron Butterfly's "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," and a cover of Suicidal Tendencies' "Memories of Tomorrow." Half the package consists of highlights from Slayer's 10 or so albums -- just like the band's current live set, with one notable exception: Apocalypse has a mere five cuts from 1986's Reign in Blood, widely recognized as metal's greatest album; on this tour, for the first and last time, the band is playing the entire disc, from start to finish.

Hatebreed co-stars on the Jägermeister-sponsored outing. Its upcoming album, The Rise of Brutality, is filled with pummeling double-kick-bass rolls and crushing chords -- exactly what fans have come to expect. Frontman Jamey Jasta is the Zig Ziglar of the metalcore movement, a street-level motivational speaker preaching the importance of unshakable determination in the face of adversity. It's hard to reconcile the demonically growling singer with the chipper, grinning guy who hosts Headbanger's Ball three weeks out of four. But they always have something nice to say about Cleveland.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Cleveland Scene works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Cleveland and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Cleveland's true free press free.

Speaking of Previews

Latest in Livewire

More by D.X. Ferris

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 23, 2020

View more issues

Most Popular

No recently-read stories.

Visit the archives…

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

Staff Pick Events

  • Open Turntable Tuesday @ The Winchester

    • Tuesdays