SLAYER will push the envelope of rock and roll performance art for their upcoming tour with an effect dubbed the "Wall of Blood." SLAYER's Wall of Blood will make its North American touring debut when the band headlines the Jägermeister Music Tour, set to kick off October 29 in Springfield, MO.
At select shows (determined by each venue's technical specs) during SLAYER's classic song "Raining Blood", the band, their instruments, and the stage will be drenched by a downpour of "blood." The "Wall of Blood" will rain more than 150 litres of theatrical blood over an area measuring from 32-feet to 40-feet wide (determined by the size of the venue's stage), 25-feet high, and six-feet deep. The device is a dedicated truss and sprinkler system that utilizes a unique pump technology, and was designed exclusively for SLAYER by U.K.-based Hangman Productions.
SLAYER first used the "raining blood" effect last July in Augusta, ME while filming their brand-new DVD, "Still Reigning". The Dean Karr-directed DVD, due on November 2, opens with the the band's 1986, 28-minute benchmark album "Reign In Blood" performed live in its entirety by SLAYER's original line-up — Tom Araya (vocals, bass), guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, and drummer Dave Lombardo, who permanently rejoined the band in 2003.
SLAYER's "Wall of Blood" will be in effect at as many venues on the Fall Jägermeister Music Tour as possible; the confirmed "bloodbath" cities/venues will be announced shortly, and you can always log onto to SLAYER's website — Slayer.net — for updates.