Last show was cool, Houston really rocked! In the final song (which, of course, is “Hearts On Fire”) we brought up the young thrash band Havok to sing with us onstage. They singer, David, has incorporated the high-pitched screams of early Tom Araya and had ended their set with a Slayer double feature in “Post Mortem” and “Raining Blood”. Those two are always a guaranteed Thumbs Up in my book! Fans of thrash metal should definitely check them out, their album “Burn” is out on Candelight Records now and you can find music samples at myspace.com/havok. Live, it was hard to not notice the impact Slayer has had on them, but the album also has lots of Anthrax influences mixed in with the Havok sound. We all liked a lot!
Everyone was a little anxious to get on our way home, so the mood was pretty light when we had breakfast at Jack In The Box outside the airport. They have the best Oreo shakes there, they are fantastic!
That’s it, North American tour’s over for now. Summary: not as much people everywhere as we’d like, but still ok. And the level of dedication, commitment and intensity rivals that of any other nation on earth. Bodes well for the future, I’d say. Thanks for making this tour so memorable and successful for us, I promise it won’t take us another five years to come back!