Slayer photo galleries have been updated. including live photos from 40+ shows through 16 years . I’ve been a Slayer fan 35 years now. very first show I saw was in 1988. If you told I would go on to work over 180 shows with them later in life. I would have said you were crazy. From that first time at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago to shows in Norway and Finland , they never disappoint.
I began photographing them in 2003 through EMG Pickups , with a shoot with Kerry before the show and have been documenting the entire sets ever since. Having developed a working relationship with the band and crew has now become nearly 20 years of friendship. I have had the pleasure of shooting them all over the USA and overseas. Worked with them on festivals including Ozzfest , Mayhem Fest , Knotfest , Rock On The Range , The Big 4 and several of their own headlining tours. My work with the band has been around the world in print with companies like Bc Rich Guitars , Emg Pickups, ESP Guitars , Marshall Amps , Kahler , Fernandes , Celestion , Silly Strings Guitar Shop and others.
With the band now on their final farewell tour this year I am hoping to hit an even 200 shows before it ends. I will be there for the final show wherever it ends up being shooting their final bow and walk off stage. Do NOT miss one of these shows if it is ANYWHERE near you, you will NOT regret it !
You can view the live photo gallery here SLAYER concert photos Chad Lee Photography
Below is a small handful of some of my personal favorites
You can also view some of my portrait work with the guys in these links
Gary Holt Studio Photos – Gary’s first photo shoot with his custom Esp hand painted in his OWN BLOOD
Jeff Hanneman Portraits Two sessions with the late Jeff Hanneman for Esp Guitars including inside Slayer rehearsals.
Tom Araya Portraits for Esp Guitars
The Triple Threat gallery Kerry King with Dimebag Darrell and Zakk Wylde – other wise known as ” The Triple Threat”. The ONE and ONLY time these three legends were ever photographed together August 8, 2004 in Houston Texas.
Some of my Slayer images used for promotional posters, ads, and product packaging through the years.
Watch live video footage of Angel Of Death from Helsinki ( I can be seen taking the final photo from Paul’s kit at the end .
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