Do you recall one of the most successful tours in heavy metal history? Yes, you do. Clash Of The Titans, featuring Megadeth and Slayer took place in 1990 and 1991. The tour was formed in support of two classic thrash albums Rust in Peace and Seasons in the Abyss.
Death Angel frontman Mark Osegueda has thrown some light on the tour.
In a new interview with Jimmy Kay of Canada’s The Metal Voice, Mark said:
“The revival of the Clash Of The Titans one, that’s of course out of our hand. I’ve seen, some rumors floating around everywhere of course, we’ve not been approached so I could not tell you that you know I’ve heard anything.
Mark further added:
We’ve not been approached as a band as far as the Bay Strikes Back to tour that’s happening in February-March in Europe. That’s TESTAMENT, EXODUS and DEATH ANGEL. I know there is interest for North America, South America, Asia, Australia. So, the goal is, we’re gonna see how it does in Europe and you know there’s talk of, you know, taking it worldwide, if the buzz keeps coming and you know the bands are available. I think it’d be worth it for all the bands involved and the fans. It’s an awesome tour package for sure.”
The tour bridged the gap between the popularity of thrash metal and the rise of the alternative rock and grunge scene in the ’90s. The tour was first initiated in Europe which was supported by Testament and Suicidal Tendencies. The second phase happened in the United States which was tri-headlined by Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax and supported by Alice in Chains. In the recent few months, we have been hearing about the revival of the tour. Thrasher’s worldwide are stoked and are waiting for the announcement. Legendary “Clash Of The Titans” tour has been rumored for years, but industry insiders have ensured that the tour will take place sometime next year celebrating its 30th anniversary.