Slayer are an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, consisting of vocalist and bassist Tom Araya, Kerry King, second guitarist Gary Holt, and drummer Paul Bostaph,
Formed in 1981 by axe-wielding pair Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman (RIP), Slayer are credited as one of the ‘Big Four’ thrash acts alongside Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax. Slayer boast a heavy discography that spans 10 albums and has inspired one of the most hardcore fan bases in music.
Slayer have, without doubt, one of the strongest legacies in metal (and in music in general), with people like Dave Grohl hailing them was one his biggest influences, and countless critics naming as the most important group in the genre. Tracks like Raining Blood, South of Heaven, and Angel of Death continue to hold the same strength they once did today.
Slayer toured the UK in November 2015, supporting their new album, ’Repentless’, and kicked off 2016 with a trip across North America. Next up, they played shows across Europe, including a show as part of Cork’s Live At The Marquee in June, before heading back home for another North American venture.
Despite rumours of a new album, Slayer surprised fans with the announcement of their end in 2018, after 37 albums, two Grammy Awards, and almost 3000 live shows together.
They're not bowing out, however, without a massive Farewell World tour, which also features support from Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth, Obituary and Testament when it hits North America, the UK and Europe later this year. They also play the Australian Download Fests, as well as some headline side shows. They've also since confirmed their final US/Canada legs for 2019, with Lamb of God, Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse.
You don't want to miss out if you're a Slayer fan, as its your last chance - catch them live by checking out the tour dates and ticket information below on Stereoboard.
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HAD THE PRIVLAGE OF SEEING SLAYER AT THE RENO EVENT CENTER IN RENO, CA WITH GARY HOLTS BIG BROTHER BUTCH THANK YOU I FEEL SPECIAL i hope i get to see Slayer again soon we stayed at the Harris just a few blocks away we didn't have to leave the motel
Wed 7th Nov 2018
Photo: Gene Ambo
When it was announced back in January that Slayer would pack it in after one final world tour, metalheads across the globe lost the plot for a little while as anticipation swelled ahead of a historic send off. The most evil band of all time are currently packing out arenas in the UK and Ireland, providing a thrash metal experience like no other group can thanks to their ferocious reputation, a stack of crushing guitar riffs, breakneck tempo changes and Tom Araya’s grizzled vocals.