Posted in metal | music | pictures on October 11, 2010

photos by Matthew Eisman

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"It has been a really long time since Long Island experienced a real heavy metal show. In fact, it is flat-out embarrassing and insulting to the fans and bands that it has been this long. Thanks to the demonic forces of the dark lord, Long Island was the place to be on Friday night when Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax invaded the Nassau Coliseum.

The "Big 3 of Thrash" performed on the Island together for the first time ever under the heading of the "American Carnage Tour" presented by Jagermeister. The artists, Dave Mustaine in particular, did not let fans forget that as he made at least 5 references to the sponsor during Megadeth's set."

Going into the show, one would think that Anthrax would be the weakest link. Let's face it, Anthrax is awesome but not of the same caliber as Slayer. The band must have had this in mind because Anthrax annihilated the Coliseum. Original frontman Joey Belladona could not have sounded any better. He was dead on. [Gears of Rock]

Slayer and Megadeth brought their classic LPs back to the NYC area, just two months after their appearance at the Izod Center in NJ. Friday's Nassau Coliseum date (10/8) was identical in scope to the Izod one (Slayer playing Seasons In The Abyss, Megadeth on Rust In Peace detail) with the difference being that the now-Joey-Belladonna'd-Anthrax supported the pair (as opposed to NJ's support, Testament). In addition to classic material, Anthrax played "Fight 'Em 'Til You Can't", a new song performed for the first time with Joey, during their eight-song set. Video of that is below.

The meeting of the thrash titans is ongoing through the next two weeks. Check out more pictures from the Nassau Coliseum stop, with videos and setlists, below...

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Anthrax Concert at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY, USA Setlist on October 8, 2010
Caught in a Mosh
Madhouse
Antisocial (Trust cover)
Indians
A.I.R.
Fight 'Em Till You Can't
Metal Thrashing Mad
I Am The Law

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Megadeth Concert at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY, USA Setlist on October 8, 2010
Holy Wars... The Punishment Due
Hangar 18
Take No Prisoners
Five Magics
Poison Was the Cure
Lucretia
Tornado of Souls
Dawn Patrol
Rust in Peace... Polaris
Trust
Head Crusher
A Tout Le Monde
Symphony Of Destruction
Peace Sells

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Slayer Concert at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY, USA Setlist on October 8, 2010
World Painted Blood
Hate Worldwide
War Ensemble
Blood Red
Spirit in Black
Expendable Youth
Dead Skin Mask
Hallowed Point
Skeletons of Society
Temptation
Born of Fire
Seasons in the Abyss
South of Heaven
Raining Blood
Aggressive Perfector
Angel of Death

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Comments (22)

One of these days I'll actually get to see Slayer. Mark my words.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2010 4:06 PM

Dude, it's the 'double-rainbow' guy...

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2010 4:37 PM

Maybe next time they'll pull an Oprah. "Ibanez guitars for everyone!"

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2010 4:40 PM

"Ibanez guitars for everyone!"

I don't think any of those bands play Ibanez guitars. Mainly ESP.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2010 4:49 PM

\m/

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2010 4:54 PM

"One of these days I'll actually get to see Slayer. Mark my words"

i'm 0 for 7 now. next nearest band for me is circle jerks having wiffed 5 times. amazing. and i hear slayer are taking an indefinite hiatus after this tour so don't hold your breath.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2010 4:58 PM

Megadeth's guitarist is clearly playing an Ibanez.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2010 5:12 PM

It doesn't appear Kerry King moved the entire show and still rawked harder than everyone.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2010 5:17 PM

the tshirt concessions for metal bands must be a gold mine. i imagine its the item with the highest gross profit.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2010 5:36 PM

So glad BV covered this.

The show was amazing. Each band was great. Def worth the ticket prices to see the classic lineups playing these Lps. Slayer destroyed the place. Can't believe how good the show was all the way through.

T-shirt stand was ridiculous. There was actually a shirt OF Dave Mustaine on the front of it. Hahahaha. And the Slayer shirts were just gory and totally outrageous (skulls, Nazi imagery, etc). And I could not believe shirts and merch were selling for $35+. There were seriously people buying shopping bags of merch. Too funny.

And the age range was pretty hilarious too: 12 year olds-elderly aged metalheads. It was funny. But everyone was into it- the bands and the crowd.

Really fun.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2010 6:03 PM

4:58: Damn, sorry to hear that. I think I'm 0 for 4 or 5 regarding Slayer. Can't think of another band at the moment that I missed out on that many times. Looks like I'm waiting even longer than I thought.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2010 7:32 PM

So glad I went, bands were amazing, everyone was into it and like it was said the age range was awesome, kids to seniors all over the place. I had to go with all the rumors floating around that Slayer are going to take a break, they are getting up there in age.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2010 11:10 PM

Great time!

Definitely the ugliest crowd I've seen in a long, long time.

Posted by wingwalker77 | October 12, 2010 1:18 AM

slayer rules!

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2010 8:35 AM

$55 Longsleeves. $65 "Fashion tank." Christ.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2010 9:37 AM

I realize it's got to be near impossible to snap a shot of Lombardo in these situations, but he must be the MVP of these shows. The last time I saw Slayer the force, not sound, created by his kick drum gave me the sensation that my chest was going to cave in.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2010 11:03 AM

i imagine merchadise is always the largest profit for bands

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2010 11:18 AM

Glad Belladonna is back with Anthrax.

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2010 5:29 PM

Megadeath RULED. The rest of the show was LAME LAME LAME.

Posted by da troof | October 13, 2010 5:31 PM

The whole place smelled like roasting farts. Is that a metal thing, or did a stink bomb go off? ooh... that smell!

Posted by stop farting at metal concerts | October 13, 2010 5:36 PM

someone farted in the pit? i thought that only happened at arcade fire shows

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2010 5:58 PM

"Original frontman Joey Belladona?" Really? Pretty damn sure Neil Turbin was on Fistful....

Posted by B | October 14, 2010 1:17 PM

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