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Live Intrusion is a (currently out-of-print[1]) home video by Slayer which was released in 1995 through American Recordings and filmed at the Mesa Amphitheater in Mesa, Arizona on March 12, 1995.[2] The video features a cover of the Venom song "Witching Hour" performed by Slayer with assistance from Chris Kontos and Robb Flynn of Machine Head.[3][4][5] It was reissued on DVD on August 17, 2010.[6] The video received positive reception from the few critics that reviewed.


Live Intrusion was filmed at the Mesa Amphitheatre in Mesa, Arizona, on March 12, 1995 while promoting Divine Intervention on tour. The Machine Head members Chris Kontos and Robb Flynn gave assistance to the band while performing "Witching Hour", originally recorded by Venom in 1981.[7][8] The video was released as a VHS (Video Home System) through American Recordings on October 31, 1995. The video features live footage of Slayer and exclusive unseen footage of Slayer on and off the road.[9] The beginning of the video features a portrait of some of Slayer fans, including a picture from the mid-1990s who had "Slayer" carved onto their forearm. [10] It was directed and produced by Phil Tuckett.[9] On August 17, 2010, Live Intrusion was remastered and released as a DVD (Digital Video Disc). It was created using the original VHS master and edited the footage with newer technology.[10][11] The DVD was sold at retail and online for (USD) $13.98. The DVD was also released in the Slayer Live DVD 3-Pak, also released on August 17, 2010. It was sold for (USD) $29.98.[11]


Chris Beaumont of Blogcritics recommended the album to consumers, giving it three and a half out of five stars. He noted that the audio quality was "pretty strong," and allows listeners to clearly hear every chord, note, and word that the band outputs, while the crowd noise proves that it is a live video, but isn't so loud that it distracts viewers.[12] Beamount also said that the video's quality "lacks a lot of the polish that more recent recordings have," but he later said that he would rather see it in low quality rather than high quality.[12] Chad Bowar of also gave the video three and a half out of five stars. He noted that the video is in decent quality, but, due to poor lighting and shaky camera work, he considered the video to be "marginal."[13][14]

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  2. ^ "Preview: Live Intrusion / War at the Warfield / Still Reigning / Slayer Live DVD 3-Pak - Slayer". Retrieved 2010-10-29. 
  3. ^ "Slayer - Live Intrusion (CD, Single, Promo) at Discogs". Retrieved 2010-07-10.
  4. ^ "allmusic ((( Live Intrusion (Video) > Overview )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-07-07.
  5. ^ Live Intrusion (Compact Disc) (Media notes). American Recordings. 1995.  Unknown parameter |artist= ignored (|others= suggested) (help)
  6. ^ "Three Classic Slayer In-Concert Titles To Be Released On Dvd | The Official Slayer Site". Retrieved 2010-10-29. 
  7. ^ "Slayer's 'Live Intrusion' To Be Released On DVD". Roadrunner Records. 2010-07-11. 
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  10. ^ a b Wiederhorn, Jon (2010-09-04). "Slayer, 'Live DVD 3-Pak' -- New DVD". AOL. Noisecreep. 
  11. ^ a b "Three Classic Slayer In-Concert Titles to be Released on DVD". PR Newswire. SYS-CON Publications. 2010-07-30. 
  12. ^ a b Beaumont, Chris (2010-09-31). "DVD Review: Slayer - Live Intrusion" (page 2). Blogcritics.
  13. ^ Bowar, Chad. "Slayer - 'Live Intrusion'". Retrieved 2011-03-28.
  14. ^ Beaumont, Chris (2010-09-31). "DVD Review: Slayer - Live Intrusion". Seattle Post-Intelligencer.