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Slayer Cancels Retirement Plans; New Album In The Works

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American thrash metal legends Slayer has decided to cancel plans to retire, according to a source close to the band. The band has been performing a series of tours, with their upcoming European run originally scheduled to be their last, but not it seems that the quartet will no longer be calling it a day. Instead of disbanding, Slayer will decrease their workload, performing one off shows and small tours from time to time in the USA and Canada, with future European, Asian and South American shows unlikely.

The source goes on to claim that the band feels that they need to live up to the name of their box set "Soundtrack to the Apocalypse," as, "In a world which many expect to either end or have a bleak future soon, Slayer really is the only band to write an album for the dead world. As Earth faces an eleven year time limit to stop climate catastrophe, in addition to the rise of political extremism and populism and social division, no one else could sum up the darkest side of humanity and nature."

Whether or not Exodus guitarist Gary Holt takes part in the writing of the album remains to be seen, as Exodus has begun work on a new album and the guitarist had a public disagreement with frontman Tom Araya over the latter's support for President Donald Trump. Drummer Paul Bostaph is still expected to be part of the recording process however.

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1. Brokenface87 writes:

april fool

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2. Metalunderground-trollwire writes:

1 of kerry kings snakes died, toms too far to fvck his wife anymore, and gsry holt has nothing better to do with his free time other than rambling on social media, talking about pop culture, the kardashians, and how everyone should have free health care and stick the bill to poor people.
In other words becoming the next corey taylor.
This according to rick reubens interview with kerrang magazine.

~ Tim MUTW

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3. Kevin Vigil writes:

Nice try but we all know its April fools considering no other metal site posted about it

# Apr 1, 2019 @ 1:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. G Phillips writes:

I didn't click on this story ignorant. It's a good one though, hahaha!

# Apr 1, 2019 @ 1:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Bedrock writes:

When they do retire Tom will play bass with Stryper.

# Apr 1, 2019 @ 2:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Joel writes:

I'm all down with Slayer doing thier thing longer if they choose to. I like Slayer. But Gary needs to get back to Exodus as I'm sure they're just hanging around waiting for Gary to finish his "temporary" stint with Slayer.

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7. Che writes:

Fake news, feels like everyday is April fools day

# Apr 1, 2019 @ 6:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Randall Morris writes:

Son of a b****...I fell for it...That was a bunch of wrong

# Apr 1, 2019 @ 10:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Balllicker writes:

April Fool's! We get it!

# Apr 2, 2019 @ 1:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Hanz writes:

Slayer cancel retirement in response to democratic "green new deal" Our impact to the earth's climate is so minute. Check out Dan Pena`s discussion on YouTube about global warming.

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