The thrash metal icons embark on the European leg of their Farewell Tour with Anthrax and Obituary also on the bill.
Goldy McJohn, a founding member of Canadian hard rockers Steppenwolf and the keyboardist who played on their biggest hits has died aged 72.
Fusing black metal, thrash, punk attitude and gore-horror imagery, the best death metal bands have pushed through some dramatic shifts over the years.
One of South Africa's biggest stars has passed away – Mandoza, 19 January 1978 – 18 September 2016.
Thrash metal established itself throughout underground clubs and tape-trading communities across the globe, thanks to the success of Anthrax, Slayer, Megadeth and Metallica.