Slayer

On tour: Yes

Slayer announced their final World Tour and are coming to UK, Europe and North America in 2018! They’ll be supported by Lamb Of God, Anthrax and Obituary. Read more about the legendary band Slayer.

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Upcoming events

Wednesday 22 May 2019, 18:00

Slayer, Lamb of God, Amon Amarth, Cannibal Corpse

with Amon Amarth, Cannibal Corpse, Lamb of God, Slayer

Venue Ottawa, Canada, Canadian Tire Centre
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Wednesday 22 May 2019, 18:00

Slayer, Lamb of God, Amon Amarth & Cannibal Corpse

with Amon Amarth, Cannibal Corpse, Lamb of God, Slayer

Venue Ottawa, Canada, Canadian Tire Centre (formerly Scotiabank Place)
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Friday 24 May 2019, 18:00

Slayer

Venue Camden, United States, BB&T Pavilion
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Saturday 25 May 2019, 18:00

Slayer

Venue Mansfield, United States, Xfinity Center
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Friday 31 May 2019, 22:00

Ticket To Rock

with Alice in Chains, Behemoth, Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, Gojira, Korn, Slayer, Slipknot, Ticket To Rock, Underoath, Volbeat

Venue Phoenix, United States, Ak-Chin Pavilion
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Tuesday 04 June 2019, 18:00

Slayer - Platinum

with Platinum, Slayer

Venue Gliwice, Poland, Arena Gliwice
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Wednesday 05 June 2019, 15:00

Sweden Rock Festival 2019 - Ondagsbiljett

with Amon Amarth, Def Leppard, KISS, Slayer, Sweden Rock Festival, ZZ Top

Venue Sölvesborg, Sweden, Norje
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Thursday 06 June 2019, 11:00

Sweden Rock Festival 2019 - Torsdagsbiljett VIP

with Amon Amarth, Def Leppard, KISS, Slayer, Sweden Rock Festival, ZZ Top

Venue Sölvesborg, Sweden, Norje
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Thursday 06 June 2019, 13:00

Kiss - Sweden Rock Festival 2019 - 3 Day (Thurs.~Sat.)

with Annihilator, Arch Enemy, At the Gates, Batushka, Beast in Black, Behemoth, Blackberry Smoke, Blaze Bayley, Candlemass, Danko Jones, Deadland Ritual, Death Angel, Demons & Wizards, Disturbed, Easy Action, Gorgoroth, Green Jelly, HammerFall, Hank Von Hell, Jag Panzer, Joe Lynn Turner, KISS, Krokus, Magnum, Myrath, Powerwolf, Ritchie Blackmore, Royal Republic, Saxon, Slayer, Styx, Tenacious D, UFO, ZZ Top

Venue Sölvesborg, Sweden, Sölvesborg
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Friday 07 June 2019, 11:00

Sweden Rock Festival 2019 - Fredagsbiljett VIP

with Def Leppard, KISS, Slayer, Sweden Rock Festival, ZZ Top

Venue Sölvesborg, Sweden, Norje
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Saturday 08 June 2019, 11:00

Sweden Rock Festival 2019 - Lördagsbiljett VIP

with Def Leppard, KISS, Slayer, Sweden Rock Festival, ZZ Top

Venue Sölvesborg, Sweden, Norje
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Tuesday 11 June 2019, 19:00

Slayer

Venue Budapest, Hungary, Papp László Budapest Sportaréna
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Thursday 13 June 2019, 19:00

Slayer

with Anthrax, Slayer

Venue Leipzig, Germany, Arena Leipzig
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Thursday 13 June 2019, 20:00

Slayer

Venue Leipzig, Germany, Arena Leipzig
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Sunday 16 June 2019, 12:00

Download Festival 2019

with Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics, Alcest, Allusinlove, Anthrax, Badflower, Beartooth, Black Futures, Black Peaks, Cane Hill, Crystal Lake, Dinosaur Pile‐Up, Download Festival, Dream Theater, Enter Shikari, Godsmack, Graveyard, Heart of a Coward, I Prevail, Lamb of God, Like a Storm, Municipal Waste, Palaye Royale, Slayer, Smashing Pumpkins, Starset, State Champs, TOSKA, The Amity Affliction, The Fever 333, Tool, Underoath, Whitechapel, coldrain

Venue Castle Donington, United Kingdom, Donington Park
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Wednesday 19 June 2019, 20:00

Slayer

Venue Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland, Geneva Arena
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Tuesday 25 June 2019, 19:00

SLAYER

with Slayer, Tipsport Arena

Venue Praha 7, Czechia, Tipsport Arena
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Tuesday 25 June 2019, 19:00

SLAYER

Venue Pardubice, Czechia, Tipsport Arena (ČEZ Aréna)
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Tuesday 25 June 2019, 19:00

Slayer

Venue Praha 7-Bubeneč, Czechia, Tipsport Arena (Tesla Arena)
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Thursday 27 June 2019, 13:00

Torsdagspass - Tons of Rock 2019

with Amaranthe, Behemoth, Black Debbath, Bury Tomorrow, Carcass, Circus Maximus, Def Leppard, Dream Theater, Dropkick Murphys, Gluecifer, In Flames, Inglorious, KISS, Kalmah, Mayhem, Possessed, Powerwolf, Satyricon, Slayer, Testament, Tons of Rock Festival, Ulver, Vltimas, Volbeat, While She Sleeps

Venue Oslo, Norway, Ekeberg
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Friday 28 June 2019, 13:00

Fredagspass - Tons of Rock 2019

with Amaranthe, Behemoth, Black Debbath, Bury Tomorrow, Carcass, Circus Maximus, Def Leppard, Dream Theater, Dropkick Murphys, Gluecifer, In Flames, Inglorious, Kalmah, Mayhem, Perturbator, Possessed, Powerwolf, Slayer, TesseracT, Testament, Tons of Rock Festival, Ulver, Vltimas, Volbeat, While She Sleeps

Venue Oslo, Norway, Ekeberg
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Saturday 29 June 2019, 13:00

Lørdagspass - Tons of Rock 2019

with Amaranthe, Behemoth, Black Debbath, Bury Tomorrow, Carcass, Circus Maximus, Def Leppard, Dream Theater, Dropkick Murphys, Gluecifer, In Flames, Inglorious, KISS, Kalmah, Mayhem, Powerwolf, Satyricon, Slayer, TesseracT, Testament, Tons of Rock Festival, Ulver, Vltimas, Volbeat, While She Sleeps

Venue Oslo, Norway, Ekeberg
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Thursday 04 July 2019, 12:30

Parkway Drive & While She Sleeps - Resurrection Fest 2019 - 3 Day

with Berri Txarrak, Brant Bjork, Crystal Lake, Gojira, Parkway Drive, Power Trip, Resurrection Fest, Slayer, Terror, The Adicts, Toundra

Venue Viveiro, Spain, Viveiro
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Friday 05 July 2019, 14:00

Rock The Castle 2019 - 3 Day

with Black Stone Cherry, Myles Kennedy, Overkill, Rock The Castle, Sebastian Bach, Slayer

Venue Villafranca di Verona, Italy, Castello Scaligero
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Sunday 07 July 2019, 14:00

Slayer - Rock the Castle 2019 - Sunday

with Phil Anselmo, Rock The Castle, Slayer

Venue Villafranca di Verona, Italy, Castello Scaligero
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Friday 26 July 2019, 15:00

Chaos AB 2019

with Animals As Leaders, Chaos AB, Disturbed, GWAR, Headstones, Marilyn Manson, One Bad Son, Rob Zombie, Royal Tusk, Slayer, The Dirty Nil

Venue Edmonton, Canada, Kinsmen Park
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Saturday 03 August 2019, 18:30

Slayer

Venue Balingen, Germany, Messegelände
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Saturday 03 August 2019, 20:00

Slayer

Venue Stuttgart, Germany, Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
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Friday 30 August 2019, 23:59

Ticket To Rock In Two Cities - West Palm Beach & Miami

with Alice in Chains, Beck, Bush, Cage the Elephant, Korn, Live, Rockstar Energy Drink DISRUPT Festival, Slayer, Ticket To Rock

Venue West Palm Beach, United States, Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds
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Friday 11 October 2019, 12:00

Exit 111 2019 - Friday

with Alter Bridge, Blackberry Smoke, Cheap Trick, Coheed and Cambria, Def Leppard, Deftones, Exit 111, Gojira, Guns N’ Roses, Lamb of God, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mastodon, Megadeth, Seether, Slayer, ZZ Top

Venue Manchester, United States, Great Stage Park
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Monday 02 December 2019, 18:00

Ticket To Rock

with Alice in Chains, Amon Amarth, Behemoth, Breaking Benjamin, Cannibal Corpse, Chevelle, Gojira, Korn, Lamb of God, Slayer, Slipknot, Ticket To Rock, Underoath, Volbeat

Venue Mansfield, United States, Xfinity Center
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Slayer Biography

Slayer was founded in 1981 in California by the guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman. The band was quickly completed by drummer Dave Lombardo and singer and bassist Tom Araya. At the beginning of her career, Slayer played cover versions of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest.
At a concert as the opening act of the metal band Bitch in Los Angeles they were discovered by a music journalist who was in the audience, and signed to his newly founded record label.
With their debut album "Show No Mercy" Slayer quickly established themselves in the underground metal scene and were, like Metallica, celebrated as promising newcomers. In 1984, Slayer went on a US tour for the first time. With the EP "Haunting The Chapel" the band laid the foundation for their darker and tougher musical direction.
After the success of their second album "Hell Awaits" Slayer released their third album "Reign In Blood" at Geffen Records, which landed on place 94 of the US charts and was awarded a Gold Record in 1992. Slayer recorded their first music video for the song "Seasons Of The Abyss" from the album of the same name. The album climbed to number 44 on the US charts and received a Gold Record just like its two predecessors.
In 1992, the band separated from drummer Dave Lombardo due to personal differences. His successor was Paul Bostaph.
With their sixth studio album "Divine Intervention" Slayer landed in the top ten of the US charts for the first time, although the album was received with rather mixed feelings by fans and critics. Slayer made headlines in 1996 when they were sued by the parents of a girl who was murdered by Slayer fans. They were accused of having animated the perpetrators by their violent lyrics. In 2001, Slayer were acquitted and the judge classified their music as not harmful to minors.
On their eighth studio album "God Hates Us All", which was released on September 11, 2001, Slayer were influenced by Nu Metal bands like Slipknot, who call themselves big Slayer fans. At the end of 2001, Paul Bostaph left the band for personal reasons, so Dave Lombardo became a regular member again.
Since Slayer released the EP "Eternal Pyre" on June 6, 2006, fans annualy celebrate this day as International Day Of Slayer. The album "Christ Illusion", which appeared a few weeks later, landed on the fifth place of the US album charts. For the song "Eyes Of The Insane", which was used for the soundtrack of the film Saw III, the band received a Grammy in the category Best Metal Performance in 2006. 2008 followed the Grammy in the same category for the song "Final Six". Also for the next album "Wold Painted Blood" Slayer were awarded several Grammies.
In 2013, Lombardo was thrown out of the band after conflicts with the management and was replaced by Paul Bostaph again. In the same year, guitarist Jeff Hanneman died of liver failure at only 49 years. As a worthy successor Slayer accepted the guitarist Gary Holt.
After two world tours in 2015 and 2016, Slayer announced that they would separate after their last world tour in 2018. Slayer, Metallica, Anthrax and Megadeth are considered as the "Big Four" of thrash metal.