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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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      Oct 31 New Orleans City Park New Orleans, Louisiana Find Tickets
      Nov 11 Fox Theater - Oakland Oakland, California Find Tickets
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      Nov 14 LA Forum Inglewood, California Find Tickets
      Nov 15 Comerica Theatre (formerly Dodge Theatre) Phoenix, Arizona Find Tickets
      Nov 17 Bricktown Event Center Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Find Tickets
      Nov 18 Austin City Limits Live @ Moody Theater Austin, Texas Find Tickets
      Nov 19 Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie Grand Prairie, Texas Find Tickets
      Nov 21 Hard Rock Live Orlando, Florida Find Tickets
      Nov 22 Tabernacle Atlanta, Georgia Find Tickets
      Nov 23 The Fillmore Charlotte Charlotte, North Carolina Find Tickets
      Nov 25 Washington Avenue Armory Albany, New York Find Tickets
      Nov 26 Sands Bethlehem Event Center Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Find Tickets
      Nov 28 The Palladium Worcester Worcester, Massachusetts Find Tickets
      Nov 29 Wellmont Theatre Montclair, New Jersey 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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