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More Slayer News, Hitting Road On Unholy Alliance

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It was too good to be true. Contrary to previous speculation, SLAYER will be hitting the road with LAMB OF GOD, MASTODON, CHILDREN OF BODOM, and THINE EYES BLEED for the Unholy Alliance Tour. The following is from an MTV.com article:

"Dubbed the Unholy Alliance Tour, the trek will make stops in most major cities, although the actual routing of the run is still being fleshed out. Either way King's anxious to hit the road again.

"It's been 18 months since we've toured in the States," he explained. "People are going to be chomping at the bit to see us again. Our initial thought [with Unholy Alliance] was to go up against Ozzfest, because I think that tour's getting a little bit tired and I think people are tired of going out and getting sunburned for hours every summer. Every place we play is going to be indoors, with a good-sized lineup. We're certainly not going to try to make Ozzfest go away. We're just trying to offer an alternative."

According to Rick Sales, SLAYER's manager of 18 years, the idea's to make the Unholy Alliance Tour an annual event "with the best bands out there." During the fall of 2004, SLAYER, SLIPKNOT, MASTODON and HATEBREED toured Europe under the Unholy Alliance tag. Sales also wants to take the tour global and said following its U.S. run, the Alliance will return to Europe, followed by stints in Japan and Australia — although, he noted the lineups would be different on each leg.

"I think we're in a different spot than Ozzfest," Sales continued. "This is more extreme and it's not involving any sort of 'radio bands.' It's a no-compromise lineup, the best of the breed. We think this is a great live event and that the tour will become bigger than the lineup. I think Ozzfest has proven that."

SLAYER, who Sales said declined an Ozzfest 2006 invite, will deliver an hour-plus set to close out each night of the Unholy Alliance; THINE EYES BLEED will open on all dates, followed by BODOM and MASTODON (who'll be rotating slots) and then LAMB OF GOD. King said SLAYER will debut some new material from the stage.

On Tuesday SLAYER entered a Los Angeles studio, where they started recording the 11 songs that'll comprise their yet-untitled album. Rick Rubin (JAY-Z, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) will executive-produce the disc, while Josh Abraham (VELVET REVOLVER, STAIND) will turn the knobs. One of the songs has an official title ("Cult"), but all of them, King promised, will be devastatingly grim.

"There are definitely things you can't write about in SLAYER, and there are definitely things people expect you to write about," he said. "Everybody expects war, Satanism or anti-religious stuff — and this record's chock-full of that."

The LP, which the band hopes to finish in time for a late June release, will be the first to feature original drummer Dave Lombardo in more than 15 years. Their last outing together was 1990's Seasons in the Abyss.

"[Drummer] Paul [Bostaph], who we did God Hates Us All with, kind of had an elbow problem, and now he's with EXODUS," King said. "When Paul left us ... it was brought to our attention that Dave was available. And we figured if anybody should be doing this, it should be him."

Most of the 11 songs SLAYER will record were written more than two years ago, the guitarist said. "We're hoping to do it old-school and record everything in like four weeks," he added. "We're ready. This is probably the most ready we've been since Seasons. We've been spinning our wheels in rehearsals, just waiting for the green light on this thing. Now that we've got it, we're ready to go.

"It's definitely going to be a riff-fest," King continued. "There's riffs all over the place. As much time as we've had to work on it, there better be riffs on it. I think anybody who likes SLAYER, musically, is going to love it."

While Sales said SLAYER's studio LP probably won't be in stores by June 6, he says the band will release a digital download, EP or something else to coincide with the tour launch.

On Saturday, MTV2's "Headbangers Ball" will feature an exclusive interview with bassist Tom Araya regarding the forthcoming album and the Unholy Alliance run."

Source: sINs Metal News

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1. sevenchurches writes:

im there
slayer and mastodon rule

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2. log sucks writes:

band needed on thids tour: TESTAMENT!

# Mar 4, 2006 @ 9:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. War Ensemble writes:

Lamb of God, Thine Eyes Bleed are the newest and best bands out and i recomend you check them out 'cause they are close to death metal than Mastodon (wich are overrated)

SSSSSSSSS LLLLLLLLL AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA YYYYYYYYYYYYY EEEEEEEE RRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!

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4. sevenchurches writes:

mastodon are NOT overated. lamb of god and cob is.

GET AIDS

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5. criminally insane writes:

dude f*** that lamb of god is crazy and there is no way you can say bodom isnt good they f***in rip mastodon a new asswhole

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6. Opeth Suck!!! writes:

This is truly an awesome metal fest!!! EVERYONE HAS TO GO TO THIS!!! f*** YEAH!

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7. charest writes:

f***in rite!!! slayer hasnt been around here for a few years so seeing them again is gonna be f***ing wild night. plus ive been wanting to see lamb of god , they are pretty damn good

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8. Heretic writes:

THIS TOUR WILL BE THE BEST THING SINCE JESUS!!!!!!!!!!

# Mar 5, 2006 @ 7:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. straightfuckinghate writes:

Bad comparison since jesus sucks mouldy balls. I would much rather see COB than mastodon.

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10. SlayerRulz writes:

Oh hell yeah!!! Can't wait for this one. Hopefully Helltallica won't get in the way of Rubin producing it, although I'm not sure how much and exec. producer does, but at any rate I can't wait for the tour and new disc, and the new LOG disc too. This should be one intense show.

# Mar 5, 2006 @ 11:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. LOG writes:

Lamb Of God Makes this tour and after 1 major label record they are co-headlining with slayer...doesnt that tell you something about how f***ing awesome their music is.

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12. brandedcfh420 writes:

YA DAMN WELL BETTER HIT CHARLOTTE NC DAMNIT.....these rednecks here are either rap or country...SEND IN THE SLAYTANIC ARMY...!!!!!!!

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13. slayerdisciple writes:

and richmond

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14. FearTheReaper writes:

holy f***. the tour of all tours. those f***s MUST COME TO BUFFALO

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15. Rulin Kmadd writes:

Indianapolis please!!!

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16. houston writes:

PLEASE!!! WE NEED SOMETHING IN sh** f*** NEW MEXICO!!!!!!!!!!

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17. BodomFan writes:

they had better come through Texas

# Mar 7, 2006 @ 8:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Dustin writes:

This is a killer f***in tour, Slayer and Lamb Of God kick ass!! But why the f*** arent they comin to PA or MD... Baltimore?, Washington D.C.?, Pittspurgh?, Philidelphia???... I mean c'mon Lamb of God "Kilidelphia"!!!... COME TO f***IN PHILLY! \m/

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19. #1 log fan writes:

Lamb of god is f***ing awesome i hope this tour hits florida

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20. writes:

im going to this.

its gunna be SIC.

# Mar 9, 2006 @ 10:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. MetalPokerHead writes:

I f***en disagree on Bodom and Mastadon "rotating slots" ... We all know Bodom is more talented than Mastadon .... Make Bodom 3rd on lineup!!!

# Mar 13, 2006 @ 10:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. KJSGFDLJLDFJKLSKJF writes:

DLKMFDSLKMFDLSML!!!!!
SLAYER

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23. Gezis writes:

Well GOD DAMN they are all metal just hit the bong and get along.

# Mar 13, 2006 @ 2:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. graveland writes:

I'm going for Slayer. LOG has put out quality albums but they are really awful live. COB wears makeup, nuff said.

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25. kill_em_all writes:

COB wears makeup? i dont think they do

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26. kill_em_all writes:

r u thinkin of COF?

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27. dalibins writes:

LoG awful live? ridiculous....only bad part about this tour: The die hard slayer fans that dont show other bands any respect . oh yea mastodon>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;CoB

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28. Happysatan13 writes:

Dude, I've never seen CoB with makeup on. Not once. Not on any promo picture I've seen, not on any tour I've been to, not on any video I've seen them in. Never. If you've seen it, you've gotta tell me where it is cuz I'd have to see it to believe it. If they did, it was probably a one time thing, and they way they can wail on the guitars, I wouldn't care if they did wear makeup.

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29. jav-y a.k.a darth nocternus writes:

f**k yea i hate the f*****n scene here in san jose too many effin hardcore shows this is what this city needs this is what we rarely get these days THIS IS WHAT'S GONNA WAKE EVERYONE UP AND REALIZE WHERE THE TRUE MUSIC LIES (cuz i was bein attracted to that hardcore nonsense but ever since i left the korn show i changed my mind and regreted ever doing so, i even hxc danced so i could revive a pit that i myself had started) and i'll let you know i'm 5'3 & 15. boo ya!

damn 3rd time i'm seein lamb of god ,i don't like em much , but i do gotta admit they ARE in fact a good live band and their pits are insaaaane. i'll give em credit for that
as for slayer
man i just hope that i'll last at least 3 seconds in the pit with em skinheads

and cob kix a$$ too hell yea 3rd slot!

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30. Metal Slug writes:

Anyone going to the san diego show? I can't f***in wair!! 6/6/6 \m/

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31. Slaytan writes:

I am in no way missing this f***ing tour..
LoG and Slayer on the same lineup....*kneels and prays to buddah* please send them near NC

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