At a recent Las Vegas Raiders home game against the Kansas City Chiefs the NFL team’s house band performed an orchestral cover of the iconic SLAYER song “South Of Heaven”
The game took place on January 7 at Allegiant Stadium and served as the NFL season finale which saw the Raiders lose to the Kansas City Chiefs with a final score of 31-13.
During the game, the 62,136 in attendance were treated to a brief, yet surprising nonetheless, cover of SLAYER‘s 1988 track “South Of Heaven” by the orchestral house band.
The 19-piece orchestral house band is led by composer, conductor and trumpet player David Perrico, who sees over a six-piece string section, four singers, five horns and a four-piece rhythm ensemble.
Affectionately known as the most “metal looking team in the NFL“, the Raiders‘ house band have previously pulled out covers of heavier tunes including GUNS N’ ROSES‘ “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and Sammy Hagar‘s “There’s Only One Way to Rock” in their 2021 season.
You can check out the performance of “South Of Heaven” below courtesy of Loudwire.