Thrash metal titans Slayer have officially confirmed some brand new Irish Tour Dates for 2013. Music Scene is delighted to welcome back Slayer to Ireland as they prepare to take on The Academy in Dublin for not one, but two nights this coming June. Slayer will be performing live on stage at The Academy in Dublin on Monday the 10th and Tuesday the 11th of June 2013. Tickets for Slayer live at The Academy in Dublin are priced from €42.50 including booking fee and are on sale now through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for Slayer live at The Academy in Dublin this coming June 2013.
0818 719 300 – Republic of Ireland customers
0844 277 4455 – Northern Ireland customers
00353 1 456 9569 – International customers
Please note that this show is strictly Over 18’s and ID will be required.
Slayer were one of the most distinctive, influential, and extreme thrash metal bands of the 1980’s. Their graphic lyrics deal with everything from death and dismemberment, to war and the horrors of hell. Their full-throttle velocity, wildly chaotic guitar solos, and powerful musical chops paint an effectively chilling sonic background for their obsessive chronicling of the dark side; this correspondence has helped Slayer‘s music hold up arguably better than the remaining big three thrash outfits of the 80’s (Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax). Naturally, Slayer have stirred up quite a bit of controversy over the years, with rumors flying about Satanism and Nazism that have only added to their mystique. Over the years, Slayer put out some high-quality albums, including one undisputed classic (Reign in Blood), and saw the numbers of naysayers and detractors shrinking as their impact on the growing death metal movement was gradually and respectfully acknowledged. Slayer have survived with arguably the most vitality and the least compromise of any pre-Nirvana metal band, and their intensity still inspires similar responses from their devoted fans.
Slayer were formed in 1982 in Huntington Beach, CA, by guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman; also recruited were bassist/vocalist Tom Araya and drummer Dave Lombardo. They started out playing covers of Judas Priest and Iron Maiden songs, but quickly discovered that they could get attention (and fans) by exploiting threatening, satanic imagery. Slayer were invited by Metal Blade’s Brian Slagel to contribute a track to the Metal Massacre, Vol. 3 compilation (a series that also saw the vinyl debuts of Metallica and Voivod); a contract and debut album, Show No Mercy, followed shortly thereafter. While Slayer‘s early approach was rather cartoonish, their breakneck speed and instrumental prowess were still highly evident. Two EPs, Haunting the Chapel and Live Undead, were released in 1984, but 1985′s Hell Awaits refined their lyrical obsessions into a sort of concept album about damnation and torture and made an immediate sensation in heavy metal circles, winning Slayer a rabid cult following.
Slayer remained quiet for a few years; the only new material released after 1990 was a duet with Ice-T recorded for the Judgment Night soundtrack on a medley of songs by the Exploited. After leaving the Forbidden, Paul Bostaph signed on as the new drummer for 1994′s Divine Intervention, which was released to glowing reviews; thanks to the new death metal movement, which drew upon Slayer and particularly Reign in Blood for its inspiration, Slayer were hailed as metal innovators. The album was a massive success, debuting at number eight on the Billboard album charts. Slayer continue to tour and there are plans for a new album.
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