Slayer - Singer Receives Key To The City In Viña Del Mar


Last night (Friday June 3rd), Slayer played at Viña del Mar, Chile for the first time - the place where 50 years ago (on June 6th), Slayer frontman Tom Araya was born.

During an official ceremony, Tom Araya received the key to the city of Viña del Mar from mayor Virginia Reginato. This event marks Chile's first official recognition of the musician, who left the country when he was five years old and moved to the US with his family. Araya also reportedly celebrated his 50th birthday at Friday's concert with a birthday cake which he shared with the fans at the show. Read the complete story here (in Spanish).



In other news, Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo revealed in an interview with Geeks of Doom there are plans for a new studio album, although no material has yet been written. Tom Araya recently told Billboard that the group will not consider any recording projects without guitarist Jeff Hanneman, who is still recovering from his injury. Exodus guitarist Gary Holt is once again replacing Hanneman on the currently ongoing South American leg of the World Painted Blood tour.

Source: latercera.com
Band profile: Slayer
Event: Slayer: World Painted Blood Tour
 
Posted: 04.06.2011 by Tetravirulence


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04.06.2011 - 17:19
Carl Berg
Carl Berg
Holy shit, congrats dude!
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04.06.2011 - 17:39
Dominus
The Shooter
Tom Araya, South American pride !!!
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04.06.2011 - 17:58
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Pfft. Alex Ovechkin got a key to the city of Washington in less than five years.

In all seriousness, cool news. Good to see respect from the hometown. Don't fuck it up like LBJ.

/sports references ftw
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04.06.2011 - 18:20
The Galactican
That is completely awesome.
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04.06.2011 - 19:37
Lit. Metalhead
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Another country painted blood by Slayer!
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04.06.2011 - 19:44
Death To Posers
Hate Thy King
Sick. Congrats, he totally deserves it.
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04.06.2011 - 19:47
Kwis
Written by The Galactican on 04.06.2011 at 18:20

That is completely awesome.

I know, right? I mean, Gary Holt filling in again!? That is beyond awesome!!
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04.06.2011 - 20:47
SlaytanicGonzo
I'm gonna see them live for my first time tomorrow. My favourite band, I'm so fucking psyched
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04.06.2011 - 22:45
Elodie Artour
Slania
Now that's what I call hometown recognition, hehe.
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04.06.2011 - 22:55
fabregassed
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I've always wondered what exactly people mean by key to the city... Does he have some magical key that unlocks any lock?
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04.06.2011 - 23:18
wormdrink414
Written by Guest on 04.06.2011 at 22:55

I've always wondered what exactly people mean by key to the city... Does he have some magical key that unlocks any lock?

Well if he does, he deserves it. The magnificent bastard.
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05.06.2011 - 00:07
Lonniehaskel
Sora Araya, Kingdom Slayer.
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05.06.2011 - 01:50
Black Conundrum
Congrats to Tom Araya. It's interesting how his 50th birthday is coming up.
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05.06.2011 - 01:58
iORi
Im from Chile... and this is superb...
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05.06.2011 - 03:23
Dark Blood
The Avenger
Written by Lonniehaskel on 05.06.2011 at 00:07

Sora Araya, Kingdom Slayer.

Hahaha. A keyblade would be nicer than just a key.

The Simpsons always made me the impression that the key to a city would open any door from that city.

Grats to Tom. He deserves it.
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05.06.2011 - 04:14
LeChron James
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Happy birfday to Tom and congrats on getting the city's key. Even more props for sharing his birfday cake with fans hahahaha
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05.06.2011 - 05:54
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
He seems like a really nice bloke - down to earth and a good sense of humour. It's great that he has been recognised in his country of birth.
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05.06.2011 - 07:47
farfaramir
Eeeem... the ceremony was actually canceled. xD
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05.06.2011 - 16:04
Kurty Wurty
Amatsu Mikaboshi
I thought Pat O' Brien was still playing with Slayer instead of Gary Holt....

Yet on subject. All of my congrats to Tom and thats one hell of a way for a 50th.
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05.06.2011 - 16:13
Thryce
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Written by farfaramir on 05.06.2011 at 07:47

Eeeem... the ceremony was actually canceled. xD

O RLY?

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05.06.2011 - 16:20
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
LMAO at the way the man says the name at the very beginning: ESLALLER! XD
Classic chilean style, Oh how I love my homecountry.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
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Rod, let me love you.
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05.06.2011 - 17:59
farfaramir
Written by Thryce on 05.06.2011 at 16:13

Written by farfaramir on 05.06.2011 at 07:47

Eeeem... the ceremony was actually canceled. xD

O RLY?



There was a ceremony, but they didn't give him the keys of the city.

http://www.powermetal.cl/noticias/tom-araya-no-sera-hijo-ilustre-de-vina
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