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Slayer announces surprise reunion and first show for 2024

Filipe Gomes 21/02/2024 News Comments Off on Slayer announces surprise reunion and first show for 2024
Slayer announces surprise reunion and first show for 2024

Metal Titans Slayer Announce Monumental Return to the Stage

In an electrifying revelation that has sent shockwaves through the metal community, the iconic band Slayer has announced a monumental reunion, marking their return to the live music scene. The group, renowned for their blistering performances and pioneering thrash metal sound, is slated to headline the esteemed Riot Fest later this year, followed by a marquee appearance at the Louder Than Life Festival.

The announcement comes as a surprise twist in the band’s storied legacy, considering their previous performance at The Forum in Inglewood, California, on November 30, 2019, was billed as their swan song. Yet, the allure of the stage proved irresistible for the legends, who are now confirmed as one of the four main acts at Louder Than Life. This festival is set to captivate audiences over four days, from September 26 to 29, at the Highland Festival Grounds located within the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Joining Slayer in headlining duties are fellow rock heavyweights Slipknot, Motley Crue, and Korn.

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As of now, these are the only scheduled performances for Slayer, leaving fans in suspense about the possibility of a tour or new material. Their last studio effort, ‘Repentless,’ was unleashed to critical acclaim in 2015.

In related news, guitarist Kerry King has been making waves with the announcement of his solo project and upcoming album. Despite a period of silence between King and Slayer’s frontman Tom Araya since their last show, it appears the tides have turned, rekindling their collaborative spirit.

Tom Araya shared his sentiments in a recent press release, stating, “Nothing compares to the 90 minutes when we’re on stage playing live, sharing that intense energy with our fans,” he confessed. “And to be honest, we have missed that.”

This reunion is not just a comeback; it’s a clarion call to metal fans worldwide that Slayer is back, ready to reclaim their throne and deliver the high-octane performances that have become their hallmark. Stay tuned for more updates on this developing story.

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