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Slayer Performs “Raining Blood” On Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” (Watch Now)

Watch Slayer rock Thursday’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

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Update: Veteran metal band Slayer brought some intensity to Thursday’s “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

The band performed its classic “Raining Blood” on Thursday’s episode.

The performance, which was Slayer’s first appearance on Fallon’s “Tonight Show,” concluded an episode that also featured interviews with Michael Strahan and Jill Kargman.

A video of Slayer’s performance follows. Photos from the taping are also embedded.

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0713 — Pictured: (l-r) Gary Holt, Tom Araya and Kerry King of Slayer perform “Raining Blood” on July 27, 2017 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0713 — Pictured: (l-r) Gary Holt, Tom Araya and Kerry King of Slayer perform “Raining Blood” on July 27, 2017 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0713 — Pictured: (l-r) Michael Strahan and Jimmy Fallon play “Drinko” on July 27, 2017 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0713 — Pictured: (l-r) Michael Strahan and Jimmy Fallon play “Drinko” on July 27, 2017 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0713 — Pictured: (l-r) Actress Jill Kargman during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on July 27, 2017 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0713 — Pictured: (l-r) Michael Strahan during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on July 27, 2017 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0713 — Pictured: (l-r) Michael Strahan sings “Can You Stand the Rain” during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on July 27, 2017 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)

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Thursday night’s edition of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” features an appearance by an iconic metal band.

Slayer, that band, closes the episode with a performance.

The performance marks Slayer’s first appearance on the Jimmy Fallon-hosted iteration of NBC’s flagship late-night talk show.

Taped earlier Thursday, the episode also features appearances by Michael Strahan and Jill Kargman. Both appear for interviews; Strahan additionally takes part in a “Drinko” sketch.

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