Slayer - Announces Final World Tour


Slayer just left their fans on the edge of their seats as they have announced their final world tour. The thrash metal legends simply released a video with the news and the announcement that "The End is Nearů Slayer to make its exit with one, final world tour..." The video announcement features the band's live clips and tour posters spanning throughout the group's career and promises their final North American tour dates soon.

Could this really be the end for Slayer or are they simply retiring from touring? The band lost founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman in 2013 and have since then released the album Repentless in 2015.

Slayer bassist/vocalist Tom Araya hinted at his possible retirement in a 2016 interview with Loudwire. He said: "At 35 years, it's time to collect my pension. This is a career move. I'm grateful that we've been around for 35 years; that's a really long time."




Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Slayer
 
Posted: 22.01.2018 by BloodTears


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22.01.2018 - 19:23
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
About time
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Is it future of is it past?
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22.01.2018 - 19:58
Antimodernist
I didn't see that coming. Daddy doesn't approve.
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Revolt against the modern world
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22.01.2018 - 19:59
VIG
Esoteric Zachism
Didn't expect this.
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22.01.2018 - 21:08
Sangre Sani
There's a rumor saying that they're gonna tour with Behemoth, Testament, Anthrax and Lamb of God. At least in U.S.
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22.01.2018 - 21:27
Pimpelmee
Amazing Mapman
I want to be at their last show when the play Angel of Death as the final song for the last time.
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22.01.2018 - 21:58
cynicoren
They looked pretty tired in Vienna, 2 years ago. Anthrax were warming them up, and they were energetic like the Duracell bunny.
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22.01.2018 - 22:19
ManiacBlasphemer
Black Knight
20 years too late, so can't say 'about time'. Then again I gather that they would stop making world tours, not necessarily ceasing recording new albums or playing select shows now and then.
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22.01.2018 - 22:26
Opethian
Final Word tour Part 1 out 5
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22.01.2018 - 22:56
Enemy of Reality
35 years is indeed a long time and without Jeff it doesn't make sense to continue imo.
I just hope that this isnt just a stunt in order to inflate the cachets.
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22.01.2018 - 22:57
BitterCOld
waltrsobchakheit
Written by ManiacBlasphemer on 22.01.2018 at 22:19

20 years too late, so can't say 'about time'. Then again I gather that they would stop making world tours, not necessarily ceasing recording new albums or playing select shows now and then.


I saw them several times around 15-20 years ago. As recently as like 10 years ago... still put on a great show.

I imagine even now, with Holt in for Hanneman, Tom relatively immobile thanks to back issues and Kerry King looking more like a WWE wrestler than his old self, they still put on a better show than most bands.
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22.01.2018 - 23:16
Sanderkill
I think that Kerry should think about the money right now. I mean, if they should let somebody down, let them be the haters.
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23.01.2018 - 01:34
Teravolt_Danny
The "Most overhyped metal band of all time tour" would have a nice ring to it.
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23.01.2018 - 05:31
Balthazaar
So it was an unexpected news, but my point is that they need for a huge rest as common people... But not forever.
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23.01.2018 - 08:27
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
I do hope they follow the path of Nuclear Assault.
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23.01.2018 - 12:50
The Shape 1973
Written by BitterCOld on 22.01.2018 at 22:57

Kerry King looking more like a WWE wrestler.

Albert/A-Train?
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23.01.2018 - 16:35
nikarg
Old Nick
Written by BitterCOld on 22.01.2018 at 22:57

I saw them several times around 15-20 years ago. As recently as like 10 years ago... still put on a great show.

I imagine even now, with Holt in for Hanneman, Tom relatively immobile thanks to back issues and Kerry King looking more like a WWE wrestler than his old self, they still put on a better show than most bands.

Last time I saw them it was 4 years ago with Holt. Kicked ass, but in all fairness they should have called it quits after Jeff died. Somehow it doesn't seem right to me without Dave and especially Jeff, even though Paul and Gary are both great.
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23.01.2018 - 18:22
Ocean Sage
Written by Sangre Sani on 22.01.2018 at 21:08

There's a rumor saying that they're gonna tour with Behemoth, Testament, Anthrax and Lamb of God. At least in U.S.


That's now been confirmed! The tour dates are Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax with, I believe, Behemoth & Testament opening.
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24.01.2018 - 00:48
Übermensch242
I suppose it's time. They've been basically releasing the same uninspired material for the past 20 odd years (I'm only really a fan of 'Seasons....' and back).
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Both of them seek to obtain power over you - To rule your mind, control your property interests or labor power.
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15.02.2018 - 04:01
selken
Irreligious
A couple of weeks ago, I was thinking about the future of bands like Slayer and Kreator, and, while Kreator is a bit younger, they still manage to put out great albums with lots of energy. However, Araya's singing (or screaming) style it's taking its toll over his age (it blows my mind he's my mothers age), the touring lifestyle and all the physical burden it carries will eventually wear out anyone. Slayer is one of the few bands I enjoy listening their entire discography, and while i'm not surprised, it's kind of sad that this is the first of many bands I love that will start to bid their farewells.
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