Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, and Exodus thundered in to the Fillmore Detroit and were met by a raucous, sold-out crowd.

Thrash metal legends Slayer returned to Detroit for the first time in over a year, accompanied by Suicidal Tendencies, and Exodus, no slouches of their own. The result? A frenzied, headbanging, and moshing crowd of all ages that left the venue hungry for more. Slayer, currently preparing to release a new album, played a solid mix of new songs, as well as classics. Active since 1981, Slayer still brings a youthful energy to their stage show that puts their younger thrash counterparts to shame.

Their set list is as follows: “World Painted Blood,” “Postmortem,” “Hate Worldwide,” “Die by the Sword,” “Chemical Warfare,” “War Ensemble,” “Mandatory Suicide,” “Necrophiliac,” “Spill the Blood,” “Hell Awaits,” “At Dawn They Sleep,” “Altar of Sacrifice,” “Jesus Saves,” “Disciple,” “Seasons in the Abyss,” “Snuff,” “Dead Skin Mask,” “Raining Blood,” “Psychopathy Red,” “South of Heaven,” “Angel of Death.”

Both Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus proved more than capable warming up, as indicated by the size of the mosh pit and amount of headbanging from the crowd.

Our photographer, Josh Kahl, was on hand to capture this tour of thrash metal legends.

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Josh started shooting live bands on a whim in early 2013. Since then, he has gone on to shoot national and international acts including, Reverend Horton Heat, Slayer, Dead Kennedys, Slightly Stoopid, Primus, Hank Williams, Jr., and Pierce the Veil, as well as numerous local Detroit acts. Josh's work earned him recognition and a spot as a National Rock Review photographer. Josh's main passion in life has always been music, which shows in his work. Josh also shoots roller derby, nature, and urban scenes, in addition to his concert photography.

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