Hailed as "the heaviest, darkest metal tour of the summer, if not the year," the "Unholy Alliance Tour: Preaching to the Perverted" stomped and screamed around the globe last year. On October 30, just in time for Halloween, the "Unholy Alliance Tour" DVD package will be released (American Recordings) and will feature the tour's lineup — headliner SLAYER, the undisputed kings of speed metal/thrash, and the "future of heavy metal contenders" — LAMB OF GOD, MASTODON, CHILDREN OF BODOM and THINE EYES BLEED. The DVD will have an approximate running time of 90 minutes.
The "Unholy Alliance Tour" DVD/CD was shot at Vancouver's General Motors Place on July 13, 2006, was directed by Adam Rothlein (Speedway Films), and boasts performance footage plus bonus material to include backstage, behind-the-scenes and one-on-one interviews, many of which were conducted by the Unholy Alliance artists themselves.
SLAYER's "Eyes of the Insane", which took home a Grammy Award this year, is included on the DVD. Other selections on the DVD include LAMB OF GOD's "Vigil", MASTODON's "Blood & Thunder", "Capillarian Crest", and "Crystal Skull", CHILDREN OF BODOM's "Angels Don't Kill" and "In Your Face", and SLAYER's "Angel of Death", "Dead Skin Mask", "South of Heaven", and "Antichrist", among many others.
Watch professionally filmed footage of SLAYER's July 13, 2006 performance in Vancouver, British Columbia:
Watch professionally filmed footage of MASTODON's July 13, 2006 performance in Vancouver, British Columbia:
"Blood and Thunder":
SLAYER is currently wrapping up a North American co-headline concert tour with MARILYN MANSON. The dates are in support of the band's new release, a special limited edition of "Christ Illusion", which hit stores July 24. The next edition of the worldwide Unholy Alliance Tour will kick off late 2008.