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Since day one, Slayer has mirrored the turmoil and aberrations of
our society. Probably as much if not more than any other like genre artist,
Slayer’s songs speak to the ongoing social, political and economic disorder
that others - like the mainstream media - gloss over or completely ignore. For
nearly three decades, Slayer’s onslaught of sheer brutality has proven them to
be the supreme thrash-metal band on the planet. The two time grammy award
winning band has also accumulated an abundance of certified Gold albums along
with “BEST...” awards from media outlets all over the world, including KERRANG,
SPIN, METAL HAMMER, REVOLVER, and ESQUIRE.
Throughout Slayer’s history, the band has never faltered in unleashing it’s extreme and focused sonic assault, and, unlike many of their contemporaries who “commercialized” their sound, Slayer has remained crushing and Brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the mainstream.
And they are focused and true today as ever, as evidence by the bands latest offering”World Painted Blood” “There are some real stand out tracks on this album” said Araya. “The new music is fast, heavy and intense with aggresive melodies. Lyrically, we’re dealing with death, murder, chaos, destruction, the Apocalypse, World War Two atrocities, serial killers and domestic violence. This is a Slayer album.”
Few bands come close to matching the intensity that Slayer brings to its Live shows, having been named “Best Live Band” by Revolver, Spin and Metal Hammer. Since the release of World painted Blood, fans have come out to see Slayer, first when they co-headlined (with Marilyn Manson) the Mayhem festival, with Megadeth and Testament on the Canadian and American Carnage tours, festivals throughout Europe, Australia and Japan, and then sharing the stage with Megadeth and Anthrax for teh first time since 1991’s “Clash of the Titans” tour on the 2010 Jagermeister Fall music Tour.
And then there were the Seven history-making Sonisphere Festivals in Europe that joined Slayer with Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax - The Big Four.
Slayer has influenced many of Music’s most successful bands, from Ministry and Deftones to Slipknot, Sepultura and Killswitch engage, and continues to earn new generations of fans while staying true to it’s ceaselessly devoted followers. Throughout its history, Slayer has played host to many bands’ Breakthrough tours, taking out System of a Down, Hatebreed, Chimaira, In Flames, and Clutch, among others. Slayer’s legacy is cemented in music forever, and the band remains undaunted in its direction to make punishing aggressive and exciting music.