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Slayer confirm split after farewell tour

By | Published on Wednesday 24 January 2018


Slayer have confirmed that they are to split after a farewell world tour, nearly four decades since the band formed in 1981.

Talking up various achievements from over their 37 years, including “being one of the four bands that defined an entire musical genre and being the band that other heavy acts are measured against and aspire to”, the band said in a statement that “the age of Slayer, one of the greatest thrash/metal/punk bands of this or any age, is coming to an end”.

They confirmed that they “will do one last concert tour around the globe to thank their fans for all of their support over the years, for making the last three-and-a-half decades so packed with good times and unforgettable experiences, and will then move on”.

So far only North American dates for the tour, with support from Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth and Testament, have been announced.