Wed, Sept 1, Slayer

Arco Arena, 7 p.m., $39.50-$45

Sleep Train Arena

1 Sports Pkwy.
Sacramento, CA 95834

(916) 649-8497

Slayer’s first full-length record, Show No Mercy, was released 27 years ago. Yet even more astounding, the same original lineup will be returning to the Sacramento Valley for its first headlining gig in an arena setting. For the uninitiated, Slayer has been pushing the satanic—err, Slaytanic—envelope to extremes with album-cover art that would make even a heretic blush. For example, 2001’s God Hates Us All was coincidentally released the same day as the 9/11 tragedy proving, yet again, that evil knows a street date. If you need a reason to don a black shirt and go ballistic, this is the ticket. 1 Sports Parkway,