SLAYER: Video Footage Of 1988 'Seat Cushion Riot' In NYC Posted Online

MetalKult.com has just posted the entire live clip of SLAYER's legendary 1988 "seat cushion riot' and "Angel of Death" performance.

It was the summer of 1988, and SLAYER were in the midst of their "South of Heaven" tour. On August 31, the tour came to New York City's Felt Forum, the small theater adjacent to Madison Square Garden — and mayhem ensued.

Toward the end of the main set, during "Ghosts of War", the overly enthusiastic crowd began tearing up seat cushions and hurling them in all directions, many of them reaching the stage. As the danger level escalated, the band made a quick retreat to the backstage area. The seat cushions continued flying throughout the arena, and after a few minutes frontman Tom Araya came out and gave the crowd a piece of his mind.

"You guys came here to have a good time, and you're blowin' it, big time!" he said. "Why don't you give us a break? We can probably never play here again."

Immediately following Araya's rant, the band launched into the final song of the night, "Angel of Death", while continuing to dodge the dangerous projectiles.

This bootleg video shows all of Araya's tongue-lashing as well as "Angel of Death". And SLAYER never did play the Felt Forum again.

Also available on MetalKult.com are video downloads of "Die By the Sword", "The Antichrist", "Hell Awaits" and "Chemical Warfare" from SLAYER's 1985 performance featured on the classic "The Ultimate Revenge" tape.

To see these videos, go to MetalKult.com.

Watch fan-filmed video footage of SLAYER performing the song "Silent Scream" on August 31, 1988 at the Felt Forum in New York City.

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