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      2011 marked the 30th Anniversary of the formation of one of the most popular and brutal thrash metal bands ever, Slayer. While the violent and sometimes disturbing subject matter of their music has been strongly criticized by religious and conservative groups, Slayer has found mainstream success... read more

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      Feb 19 Riviera Theatre Chicago, Illinois Find Tickets
      Feb 20 Riviera Theatre Chicago, Illinois Find Tickets
      Feb 22 Nashville War Memorial Auditorium Nashville, Tennessee Find Tickets
      Feb 24 The National Richmond, Virginia Find Tickets
      Feb 26 House Of Blues - Myrtle Beach North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Find Tickets
      Feb 27 The Ritz Raleigh, North Carolina Find Tickets
      Feb 29 The Fillmore Charlotte Charlotte, North Carolina Find Tickets
      Mar 2 The Capitol Theatre Port Chester, New York Find Tickets
      Mar 3 The Fillmore Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find Tickets
      Mar 5 The Fillmore Silver Spring Silver Spring, Maryland Find Tickets
      Mar 6 House of Blues - Boston Boston, Massachusetts Find Tickets
      Mar 8 LC Pavilion Columbus, Ohio Find Tickets
      Mar 9 Orpheum Theater Madison, Wisconsin Find Tickets
      Mar 11 Myth Saint Paul, Minnesota Find Tickets
      Mar 12 Civic Auditorium Arena Fargo, North Dakota Find Tickets
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      2011 marked the 30th Anniversary of the formation of one of the most popular and brutal thrash metal bands ever, Slayer. While the violent and sometimes disturbing subject matter of their music has been strongly criticized by religious and conservative groups, Slayer has found mainstream success with hit albums and coveted tour dates. In recent years, Slayer guitarist Kerry King and Megadeth guitarist Dave Mustaine have ended their longstanding feud, allowing fans to witness the live spectacular that is the "Big Four" (Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, and Metallica).

      Slayer began in Huntington Park in 1981, when Kerry King met Jeff Hanneman while auditioning as guitarists for the same band. They recruited King's former bandmate Tom Araya as their bassist and singer, and asked drummer Dave Lombardo to join when he delivered a pizza to King. Slayer self-financed their debut album, Show No Mercy, which was released in late 1983. The album brought Slayer a small cult following, which grew after subsequent club tour dates in 1984 increased album sales drastically. Shortly after, Slayer joined Venom and Exodus for tour dates on the 1984 Combat Tour, which helped record sales of Show No Mercy to double by 1985.

      The members of Slayer were soon approached by Rick Rubin to join Def Jam Records. After recording Reign in Blood, Def Jam's distributor - Columbia Records - refused to release the album, citing the Josef Mengele inspired track "Angel of Death" as the reason for their refusal. Despite the controversy surrounding the album, it was a huge success, eventually went gold, and sparked massive headlining tour dates. After following Rick Rubin to his Def American label, Slayer released their fifth studio album, Seasons in the Abyss, in 1990. The album retained the melodic aspects of South of Heaven, while returning to their fast paced thrash style. Christ Illusion was released in August of 2006 -- five years after their previous album -- and debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200. The single "Eyes of the Insane" won Slayer their first Grammy for Best Metal Performance. To celebrate, Slayer took tour dates to their fans around the world on The Unholy Alliance Tour

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