Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Metal Inquisition Video Vault: Slayer In-Store Appearance
The Metal Inquisition video vault is the pride and joy of all Metal Inquisition staffers. The collection housed within the vault is made up of roughly 100,000,000 hours of footage (in formats ranging from Beta, to DVD, to filmstrip), documenting the world of metal at large. The collection, which has been compiled through years of hard work, has already been accepted in the the permanent collection at the Smithsonian, and includes a substantial amount of rare and unusual content. The M.I. vault is housed within a former limestone mine in the continental US (the exact location remains undisclosed for security reasons.) This climate controlled facility and its contents have until recently only been accessible to Metal Inquisition staffers and close associates. No more. Based on the response that the clip of Lonn Friend received just last week in this very blog, we have chosen to open up some of the vault's contents to our readers. As such, we will from time to time, allow certain small pieces of the collection to be viewed by the masses here at Metal Inquisition.
With all the formalities out of the way we present you with the first Video Vault offering, a report documenting a 1991 Slayer in-store appearance in Greenwich Village's Tower Records (the Broadway location that is now a Toys R Us). Though certainly not one of the more obscure items in the vault, it is nevertheless an enjoyable one.
This report features a few noteworthy items.
1. Slayer band members wearing their usual oversized Oakley sunglasses. Dave Lombardo's are particularly troubling.
2. Listen to the girls with the over the top, almost fake New York/Jersey accents. You know how sometimes people say "oh that guy, he's a real character". Well these two really are characters. They are straight out of a terrible SNL sketch called "New York metal girls". At the risk of insulting our readers in the New York metro area, I have to say that when you hear these two talk you understand why 9-11 happened. I'm not saying you support it...but you kinda understand.
3. Listen to the first guy that talks, the one who says that "once energy is created is cannot be destroyed". Look at that guy. Remember his face. If you see that guy in a parking garage, or lurking in a subway station...do not confront him. Inform the authorities, then duck and cover.