Gary Holt has shared several photos of the guitar he used to play SLAYER classic “Angel Of Death” on band’s last-ever concert on November 30 at the Forum in Los Angeles, and nearly all U.S. dates since the day the instrument was delivered.
He accompanied the photos with following caption: “Some pics of ‘Angel‘, the guitar used on ‘Angel of Death‘ for virtually every US performance of the song since the day these guitars were delivered, and a ton of other countries too. You can see the repairs made to ensure this baby finished her job and made it to the end, missing only two shows while the glue set. It played the final song, the final chords , that ended an era. Signed and ready to go on the wall! And I mean MY WALL!”
SLAYER‘s longtime manager Rick Sales spoke about the band’s decision to embark on its farewell tour in a new interview with MassLive.com.
“The band has always had a lot of integrity,” he said, adding that “there are a couple things that go on. I totally get that they made a decision to stop touring. That doesn’t mean the end of the band. It’s just the end of touring. I always thought of it as, ‘You go out on top.’ They made that decision. They’re not milking it. From that standpoint, I get it and they made the right choice.”
Kristen Mulderig, who works with SLAYER‘s management company, Rick Sales Entertainment Group, says there will still be more stuff from the band in the future.
“We’re in legacy mode. which is a lot to do, even though they won’t be making records or on the road. They still have their endorsers, there’s still merch and branding to do — sync licenses and who knows? Maybe coming up with some sort of event that is SLAYER-based. This is all stuff we’re thinking about and talking about. SLAYER lives on, absolutely.”