Slayer & Anthrax to play at the Olympia in Dublin

Slayer and Anthrax are joining forces to bring you the best metal show this year with two of the big four trash metal bands under one roof at The Olympia Theatre on 14th June 2016.

The long-reigning titans of thrash, returns with Repentless, the band’s 12th studio album and its first album for Nuclear Blast. Produced by Terry Date, Repentless was written and recorded by guitarist Kerry King and singer/bassist Tom Araya at Henson Studios in Los Angeles along with returning drummer Paul Bostaph and guitarist Gary Holt. Repentless is crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the mainstream.

Thirty-four years into its career, Slayer remains the preeminent punk-thrash band that helped establish the genre and that up-and-coming metal heads continue to revere and emulate. Slayer is a five-time nominated, two-time Grammy Award-winning metal juggernaut that writes songs which mirror the turmoil and aberrations of our society. Repentless, the band’s first new album in six years, continues the Slaytanic offensive with a twelve-song, blood-shaking sonic attack.


Repentless is dark, fast, aggressive and without mercy. It was also the most challenging record Slayer has ever had to make. Repentless marks a number of transitions for the band, but with their undisputed attitude, Slayer emerges triumphant, says Tom. “After 35 years, the thing that Kerry and I share is our dedication to the band, and Jeff’s included in that. It’s the same with Gary. He’s been doing this a long time and he’s had the same commitment. It’s a common bond we share with a lot of musicians out there. I’m really excited about the new album, we’ve put a lot of work into it, Kerry especially, and it was all for Slayer.”

Anthrax isn’t your average band! Formed in New York in 1981, the group that would go on to sell over ten million records and become the living embodiment of America’s hi-top wearing, riff-spitting, ear-thrashing answer to the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal has undergone not one, but two complete eras – but that isn’t their real achievement.


Anthrax brand new album For All Kings is due at Friday, 26th February” is their eleventh studio album. It will be the band’s first studio album to feature Jon Donais on lead guitar, replacing Rob Caggiano.

It’s about more than just the music and true to Anthrax form, For All Kings isn’t just infused with pop-culture references, but deeper subtexts that bespeak the thoughtful artistry that underpins everything that they do. As Charlie explains, while Anthrax’s record doesn’t have a running theme, there’s a significance to it all that comes straight from the heart.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, 26th February at 9am