The highly successful thrash metal group Slayer has the fans excited as they have announced new tour dates. The group will be hitting the road this July and will be playing a series of shows across North America. So if you are planning to attend one of their upcoming shows live then get your Slayer tickets today. Since beginning their career in the early '80s Slayer has come a long way and cemented their name among the top thrash metal bands. They have recorded multiple gold studio albums and won many accolades including two Grammys. They have inspired many music acts including Hatebreed, Ministry and System of a Down to name a few. They were also included in the VH1's list of the '100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.'
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Slayer is among the top four groups who helped founding thrash metal alongside Anthrax, Metallica and Megadeth. The band is now scheduled to tour this summer. This is your best chance to catch them perform live so, don't let this chance slip away and book your Slayer tickets before they are all sold out.
The dawn of Slayer
Inspired by acts like Kiss, Black Sabbath and Venom, Slayer was formed by Jeff Hanneman, Tom Araya, Kerry King and Dave Lombardo in 1981. The group started out as a cover band and started playing their rendition of songs by bands such as Judas Priest and Iron Maiden. A couple of years later, they went on tour with Bitch before they were spotted by Brian Slagel who asked them to record an original song for his compilation record 'Metal Massacre III.' The group agreed and recorded Aggressive Protector which created a huge buzz, leading them to be signed by slagel's record label, Metal Blade. They then released their first two studio albums through his label entitled, 'Show No Mercy' and 'Hell Awaits' in 1983 and 1985 respectively. Both of these records failed to produce any results and also did not chart.
Slayer then left Metal Blade and signed with Def Jam who issued their third studio record, 'Reign in Blood' on October 7, 1986. It turned out to be their first album to debut on the Billboard 200 and was certified gold in the United States. It was also included in the Rolling Stone's list of the, '100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time' and featured a song Raining Blood which appeared in the video game 'Grand Theft Auto: Vice City' and 'Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock.'
Making their presence felt
Following the release of, 'Reign in Blood,' Slayer dropped three consecutive gold albums, 'South of Heaven,' 'Seasons in the Abyss' and 'Divine Intervention' in 1988, 1990 and 1994 respectively. All of these records also became great critical hits and was praised by many national and international publications. The last record from the list landed at the eighth spot on the Billboard 200 and was considered to be their best album by the band's vocalist Tom Araya.
Slayer then went on to complete the '90s by releasing two more studio albums, 'Undisputed Attitude' and 'Diabolus in Musica' both of which performed well on the charts. These two records were also praised by the critics.
Rocking into the new millennium
Slayer continued to rock into the millennium and released their first album of 21st century, 'God Hates Us All' on September 11, 2001. The record received 80/100 rating from Metacritic and featured the song Disciple which earned them their first Grammy nomination for 'Best Metal Performance.' The guys followed it up by putting out their tenth studio effort 'Christ Illusion' which climbed the fifth spot on the Billboard 200 and was supported by a couple of singles out of which Eyes of the Insane featured on the soundtrack of the Hollywood film, 'Saw III.'
The guys then released two more studio albums including their most recent 'Repentless' which arrived in the markets in 2015. It turned out to be their highest charting effort to date, peaking at the fourth spot on the Billboard 200 and was certified gold in Poland.
Catch them on tour
Slayer has now announced their latest outing and will be beginning their journey by performing its first two shows at the Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal on July 27 & 28, 2019. From there, the guys will go on to trek through cities like Raleigh, Hershey, New York, Louisville, Columbus and Oakland before they end the road trip on November 30, 2019. So if you are interested in watching them perform live then get your Slayer tickets soon.
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