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Slayer's "Still Reigning" DVD Sells A Bloody Load of Copies In Its First Week

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First week sales for Slayer's "Still Reigning" DVD far exceeded expectations with 9813 copies sold (Soundscan, week ending November 7), and the DVD debuting at #7 on Billboard's Top 50 DVD chart. Slayer's 2003 DVD release, "War at the Warfield," sold 6668 copies in its first week, and has gone on to sell more than 200,0000 copies worldwide.

In addition, reviews for Slayer's current Fall run, headlining the Jagermeister Music Tour, are pretty spectacular. The New York Times' review referred to Slayer as "the great exemplar of thrash-metal.....the music is the palpable thing...making you smell volume and hear visions," while the entertainment industry trade publication Hollywood Reporter called the show "the most exciting metal concert to hit New York in 2004."

The "Still Reigning" DVD is 80-minutes of intense, brutal Slayer live-in-concert that includes the original band performing, in its entirety, "Reign In Blood," their 28-minute benchmark album hailed as the greatest speed metal album of all time. That segment of the DVD closes with Slayer's "Wall of Blood" drenching the band, their instruments, and the stage by a downpour of theatrical blood.

"Still Reigning" also offers bonus material including live performances of Slayer classics such as "War Ensemble," "Hallowed Point," "Necrophobic," "Mandatory Suicide," "Spill The Blood," "Hell Awaits," and "South of Heaven," as well as exclusive interviews and backstage footage.

Slayer is currently on tour headlining the Jagermeister Music Tour which also features Killswitch Engage and Mastodon. In most cities, Slayer's set will close with the "Wall of Blood" raining blood during the band's classic song "Raining Blood." Remaining tour dates are as follows:

NOVEMBER
15 Lupo’s @ The Strand, Providence, RI *
16 State Theatre, Portland, ME *
18 Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA *
19 Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, OH *
20 Dome Theatre, Niagara Falls, NY *
21 Bogart’s, Cincinnati, OH
23 Nation, Washington, D.C.
24 Norva Theatre, Norfolk, VA
25 Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA *
27 Revolution, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
28 Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL *
30 House of Blues, New Orleans, LA

DECEMBER
2 Verizon Wireless Theatre, Houston, TX *
3 Sunset Station, San Antonio, TX *
4 Concrete Street Amphitheatre, Corpus Christi, TX
5 Gypsy Ballroom, Dallas, TX
7 Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO *
8 Shrine Auditorium, Billings, MT *
10 The Premier, Seattle, WA
11 The Big Easy, Spokane, WA
12 Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR
14 The Warfield, San Francisco, CA *
15 House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV *
16 Soma, San Diego, CA *
17 Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA *

"*" Cities where Slayer's "Wall of Blood" will be presented.

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