Slayer, Megadeth & Anthrax played classic material w/ classic lineups @ Nassau Coliseum (pics & setlists)
photos by Matthew Eisman
"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...
Anthrax Concert at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY, USA Setlist on October 8, 2010
Caught in a Mosh
Antisocial (Trust cover)
Fight 'Em Till You Can't
Metal Thrashing Mad
I Am The Law
Megadeth Concert at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY, USA Setlist on October 8, 2010
Holy Wars... The Punishment Due
Take No Prisoners
Poison Was the Cure
Tornado of Souls
Rust in Peace... Polaris
A Tout Le Monde
Symphony Of Destruction
Slayer Concert at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY, USA Setlist on October 8, 2010
World Painted Blood
Spirit in Black
Dead Skin Mask
Skeletons of Society
Born of Fire
Seasons in the Abyss
South of Heaven
Angel of Death