SLAYER Performs On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'; Video Available

SLAYER was the musical guest on last night's (Thursday, May 20) edition of ABC-TV's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!". This marked the band's first appearance since vocalist/bassist Tom Araya had back surgery earlier this year, and the second time the group has performed on "Kimmel", having made its network television debut on the show in January 2007.

For the telecast, SLAYER performed "World Painted Blood", the title track from its latest album, as well as "Hate Worldwide" over the show's closing credits. In addition, the band played three more songs — "War Ensemble", "Blood Red" and "Spirit In Black" — on the show's outdoor stage in front of an SRO crowd.

Video footage of the entire five-song performance can be viewed below.

The "Kimmel" appearance precedes the band's busy summer touring schedule that will kick off on May 26 with extensive touring throughout Europe, and will include several Sonisphere festival appearances where SLAYER will be part of the "Big Four" — METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH, and ANTHRAX. The band will return to North America in late July to co-headline (with MEGADETH) the east coast Canadian Carnage tour, and then, starting August 11, the American Carnage tour.

SLAYER's entire summer tour schedule can be accessed at

"Hate Worldwide" (professionally filmed):

"World Painted Blood" (professionally filmed):

"War Ensemble" (fan-filmed):

"Blood Red" (fan-filmed):

"Spirit In Black" (fan-filmed):


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