Slayer will co-headline a 20-city U.S. trek which began last Friday, September 24 on the Jägermeister Fall Music Tour, alongside their “Clash of the Titans” counterparts Megadeth and Anthrax! Go now and buy your tickets!
AIDYs 'Metal Minute': About The Bands
Slayer has consistently delivered sound music and performances for over 20 years! Where there were not blueprints or set paths or boundaries--Slayer slaughtered the world with metal and punk and with fans love for all things fast, heavy and dark--Slayer set the stage above the rest. "Slayer (guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, vocalist/bassist Tom Araya, and drummer Dave Lombardo) set the new standard that all others continue to follow." They were named "Best Live Band" by Revolver, SPIN and Metal Hammer, won an Esky Award from Esquire, and won two Grammy awards.
They've also received a Kerrang! Hall of Fame Award, Revolver reader's poll awards...and the list keeps growing! Their most recent album: World Painted Blood (released 11/09), "offers a Slayer-ized point of view of our world — God's terrifying global genocide, the chaos of our broken political system, the way-too-close proximity of world horrors that technology has brought us, and a chilling hypothesis of how the rest of the world might view America." As one major daily wrote, "If Thomas Jefferson were alive today, he undoubtedly would be listening to Slayer." For "American Carnage," Slayer's Tom Araya promises, "no ballads, no acoustic numbers, no slow tempos." Source: Ashton-Magnuson Media.
Celebrating its 29th year as a band, Anthrax — along with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth — is credited with originating the thrash genre. Anthrax "continues to be one of metal's all-time great acts." The band has won multiple awards, including achieving gold and platinum albums, several Grammy nominaitons and "a host of other accolades from the press, industry, and fans." Ashton-Magnuson Media.
Since the 80's Megadeth rocked and sold over 20 million albums world wide, earning a total of six consecutive platinum albums and eight Grammy nominations for Best Metal Performance. "During the Jägermeister Music Tour, Megadeth continues to play their landmark 1990 Rust In Peace album, which cemented Megadeth’s status as one of the most important metal bands with masterpieces like 'Hangar 18' and 'Holy Wars...The Punishment Due' from front to back." Ashton-Magnuson Media.