SLAYER: Pro-shot footage from Sonisphere, Sweden 2011

In a weird parallel of Anthrax’s summer tour, Slayer too took the festival circuit without one of their key members. In this case, the band were forced to complete various dates without guitarist Jeff Hanneman, who became ill after contracting a flesh eating virus (which may have been caused by a poisonous spider bite, according to some sources). His place for this show (and various others) is taken by Exodus man Gary Holt. Hanneman, meanwhile has made a good recovery and even performed encores at a California show back in April.

Watch the complete Slayer set + pre-show interview with Tom Araya below: