Earlier this summer, via a cryptic teaser announcing "the end of the monsters" and a follow-up trailer starring Danny Trejo and Jessica Pimentel, Slayer dropped hints that something big was coming, most likely cinematic in nature. Today the soon-to-be-retired thrashers announced Slayer: The Repentless Killogy, a motion picture coming in November that will pair a narrative full of "revenge, murder, bloodshed and retribution" with a live performance filmed at the Los Angeles Forum in August 2017.
The movie is brought to audiences by BJ McDonnell, the man behind the three videos made for Slayer's last album, Repentless. "When we set out to do these initial three videos," the director explains, "we had the intention of continuing the next adventures of Slayer and Wyatt [the protagonist of the videos] on a following album." Slayer then decided their 2015 LP would be their last, and thus this project was born.
The film's storyline will kick off with the already-released trilogy of clips and center around a former neo-Nazi named Wyatt introduced in said videos. After the brutal murder of Wyatt's wife, havok ensues as our hero seeks revenge. The star-packed cast includes horror actors Jason Trost and Rob Zombie's own favorite Bill Moseley, who will join Trejo and Pimentel on screen.
Accompanying the film's Blu-ray release will be a two-CD and two-vinyl offering of just the live performance from the Forum, offered up in eight limited-edition colored vinyl configurations for the most committed collectors. Pre-orders for all can be found on Nuclear Blast's website, with an official release date set for November 8th.
Slayer will wrap up their extensive farewell world tour shortly after, back at the Forum on November 30th. See a full list of the band's remaining live dates here.