Veteran heavy metal band Slayer just finished off a year-and-a-half-long world tour in support of its recent album, God Hates Us All, with LD Bryan Hartley and a Bandit Lites system. Hartley also specified the High End Systems Catalyst™ to add another dimension to the show. MCSi supplied the Catalyst and the video projection equipment, while Bandit Lites provided all the lighting, the Flying Pig Systems Wholehog® II console (which also ran the Catalyst), and the remainder of the production gear.


Photo courtesy Bryan Hartley.

Hartley said, "The Catalyst was a lot of fun, and it was great to run the video edits through the Hog." The LD, whose design résumé includes Kiss, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Meat Loaf among many others, plans to use Catalyst an another upcoming project near the end of this year.

Production/tour manager was MaryJo Spillane, crew chief was Jeff Archibeque, lighting crew was Sam Hardin. Lighting equipment included Martin MAC 500s, MAC 600s, Wybron PAR-64 Colorams, 6-lamp bars, 6-lamp ACL bars, 8-lights, Wildfire blacklights, Coffing Hoist motors, and ETC Sensor dimmers.