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Slayer's Unholy Alliance Tour Delayed, Single EP Planned

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The Slayer-headlined "Unholy Alliance Tour: Preaching to the Perverted," featuring Lamb of God, Children of Bodom, Mastodon, and Thine Eyes Bleed, and originally slated to launch on 6.6.06 in San Diego, CA will now kick off on June 10 at the East Peoria Convention Center in Peoria, IL.

Postponed and rescheduled shows are:

San Diego, CA - originally June 6 at the Sports Arena, now rescheduled for July 20 at the Sports Arena
Las Vegas, NV - originally June 7 at The Orleans, now rescheduled for July 24 at The Orleans
Denver, CO - originally June 9 at the Fillmore Auditorium, now rescheduled for July 26 at the Fillmore Auditorium

In addition, two sold-out "warm up" dates - June 2 at New Oasis in Reno, NV, and June 3 at Senator Theatre in Chico, CA - will be rescheduled to take place following the Denver date at the end of July.

Tickets purchased for all postponed dates will be honored at the rescheduled concerts.

The postponement of the tour's start date is due to Slayer bassist/vocalist Tom Araya's minor gallbladder surgery which successfully took place late last week. Araya is doing fine, recuperating at home.

With the tour's kick off now June 10, Six-Six-O-Six will still be a special day for Slayer fans. On that day, Slayer will release "Eternal Pyre," a limited edition EP that will preview "Cult," a brand-new song from the band's as yet untitled new album (due out July 25), a live version of "Dead Skin Mask" recorded at last year's Full Force Festival, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the new album, and, originally available only on 1995's now out-of-print "Live Intrusion" video, a 5-minute clip of the Slayer fan who carved the band's name into his forearm. "Eternal Pyre" will be available exclusively at all Hot Topic stores.

The members of Slayer - Araya, Kerry King/guitars, Jeff Hanneman/guitars, and drummer Dave Lombardo - are in the final stages of completing their new album, Slayer's first new studio album since Lombardo rejoined the band in 2003. The new album is being produced by Josh Abraham and executive produced by Rick Rubin and will be released on Slayer's long-time label, Rubin's American Recordings.

Titles for some of the album's new songs include "Cult," "Consfearcy," "Eyes of the Insane," and "Jihad." In a recent interview with MTV, Araya said about the new album, "It's fast - maybe faster than anything we've done before. No one's going to be disappointed. It's going to be brutal."

Confirmed tour dates for the "Unholy Alliance Tour: Preaching to the Perverted" are as follows:

JUNE
10 East Peoria Convention Center, E. Peoria, IL
12 Pop's Outside, St. Louis, MO
13 Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
15 Tweeter Center, Camden, NJ
16 Continental Airlines Arena, E. Rutherford, NJ
17 Tsongas Arena, Lowell, MA
19 US Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH
22 American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, TX
23 Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, TX
24 Nokia Live, Dallas, TX
25 Reliant Arena, Houston, TX
27 HiFi Buys Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA
29 Washington Avenue Armory, Albany, NY
30 Tower City Amphitheatre, Cleveland, OH

JULY
2 Centre de Foire, Quebec City, Que. CANADA
3 The Bell Center, Montreal, Que. CANADA
4 Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, Ont. CANADA
6 Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI
7 Eagles Auditorium, Milwaukee, WI
8 Roy Wilkins Auditorium, St. Paul, Minnesota
9 MTS Center, Winnipeg, Man. CANADA
11 Shaw Conf. Center, Edmonton, Alb. CANADA
13 GM Place, Vancouver, BC CANADA
14 Qwest Field Event Center, Seattle, WA
15 Salem Armory, Salem, OR
16 Star Theatre, Spokane, WA
19 HP Pavilion, San Jose, CA
20 Sports Arena, San Diego, CA
21 Mesa Amphitheatre, Mesa, AZ
22 Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA
24 The Orleans, Las Vegas, NV
26 Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO

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1. maw writes:

god dammit

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2. ?? writes:

??

# May 11, 2006 @ 12:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. ink** writes:

god damN slayer>; well thats nice..
lamb of god...

# May 11, 2006 @ 12:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Child of bodom writes:

w/e dont effect me none im goin on july ninth but sorry to all the ppl whos date got postsponed
=(

# May 11, 2006 @ 3:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. slayerdisciple writes:

i still wish they come closer to richmond

# May 11, 2006 @ 5:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. deathbringer writes:

They're not even coming to the whoel damn DC area! Best tour of the year and they skip us of course...

# May 11, 2006 @ 11:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. slayersinner writes:

f***! 6/6/6 was suppsed to be the ultimate daY!! slayers tour just wont be the same since thier tour isnt starting on 6/6/6....san diego got screwed!....i dont want to have to wait untill july 20th to go!

# May 12, 2006 @ 5:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Da fUz writes:

Seriously, the 666 thing was what made the tour special. 666 doesnt come around for another 1000 years so why waste the day? I hope the bands make up for it during the show.

# May 14, 2006 @ 12:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Da fUz writes:

Seriously, the 666 thing was what made the tour special. 666 doesnt come around for another 1000 years so why waste the day? I hope the bands make up for it during the show.

# May 14, 2006 @ 12:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. me writes:

sh**, I'm p***ed... a bit...

I was all pumped to hit the show on 6/6/06 in San Diego. Bllaaaaaah.

# May 14, 2006 @ 11:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Ripped 88 writes:

I don't care I'm going to the show on the 13th of July too bad the new album isn't coming out till July 25th!!!!! We've watied oh so loooooooong!!!!

# May 15, 2006 @ 4:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. jnsguts writes:

another 100 YEARS, post # 9, still don't matter, won't none of us be around for it. HIMMM!!!!

# May 15, 2006 @ 4:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. fuuuuuuck writes:

finally an awesome concert and no the f***ing vegas show is f***ing postponed

# May 15, 2006 @ 10:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. slayerdisciple writes:

seariously but i would drive to camden but its on the 2nd to last f***in day of skool and the only reason i dont skip is cause of the f***in final exams, still waitin for a date anywhere in the range of MD to NC

# May 15, 2006 @ 10:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. KORNDOGG writes:

DAMN I WAS GONNA GO TO THAT TOO

# May 15, 2006 @ 10:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. slayerdisciple writes:

i thought u didnt like slayer korndogg?

# May 15, 2006 @ 10:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. KORNDOGG writes:

IM JUST JOKIN,I DONT REALLY WANT TO GO.IM GOIN TO FAMILY VALUES!!!!!!!!!!!

# May 15, 2006 @ 11:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. slayerdisciple writes:

ok

# May 15, 2006 @ 11:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Glosterminn? writes:

CHILD OF BODOM ALEXI!!! is the f***in' man!

# May 16, 2006 @ 9:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. slayerdisciple writes:

alexi laiho is f***in amazin man

# May 16, 2006 @ 10:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. A Nightmare on Elm Street writes:

get well soon tom.
LISTEN TO SLAYER OR DIE!

# May 17, 2006 @ 12:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. sever writes:

Slayer, Lamb of God and Children of Bodom, f*** yeah dude I am going to that sh** it is going to be so BAD ASS!!!

# May 17, 2006 @ 6:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Negro writes:

I am so pumped man, i have seen mastodon before, and they are one of the greatest live bands i have seen, lamb of god, heavy as hell, and hands down to the almighty slayer

# May 19, 2006 @ 8:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Slayer of Good writes:

No prob about missing it in San Diego the new album will be here. 666 the number of the beast JB 619

# May 23, 2006 @ 7:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Glosterminn? writes:

Alexi Laiho!!! Bow down all ye metalheads!!!

# May 24, 2006 @ 5:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. KORNDOGG writes:

YES I CANT f***EN WAIT TO SEE 1,000 DIRTBAGS PILE INTO SOME f***EN PLACE AND DO ANIMAL SACRIFICES,WHILE LISTENING TO SOME REALLY HORRIBLE SOUNDING MUSIC!
DEAL WIT IT.............................

# May 24, 2006 @ 5:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. KORNDOGG writes:

YES 666 IS GREAT,THE DEVIL IS GREAT.
WOW U f***ERS CRACK ME UP WITH YO BULLsh**

# May 24, 2006 @ 5:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. i hate Korndogg writes:

GO COMMENT ON SOME CRAPY a$$ KORN SITE THEN! WE DONT WANNA HEAR YOUR sh**!

THIS TOUR WILL KISK A$$!!

# May 31, 2006 @ 4:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. BodomFan writes:

f uck yeah, june 24 is gonna be the s hit ! it's been too long since Slayer and COB came through Dallas

# May 31, 2006 @ 7:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. I HATE SLAYER writes:

WHY DO U ALL TRASH METAL FREAKS GO BACK TO THE MOTHER SHIP? I HEAR SATAN CALLING YOUR NAMES.

# Jun 2, 2006 @ 3:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Emo Killer writes:

why dont u go cry over some Emo songs and slit your wrists while your at it. And if ur not Emo then just kill your self anyway, no one wants you here

# Jun 2, 2006 @ 4:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. KORNDOGG writes:

SOMEONE NAMED THEIRSELVES AFTER ME!!!!!!!!!
EVEN THOUGH U HATE ME IT IS STILL AN HONOR!!!!!!!!!
WOW!!! I LOVE U SLAYER FANS

# Jun 2, 2006 @ 4:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. I Hate Korndogg writes:

lol
Dont flatter your self. U still suck
:)

# Jun 2, 2006 @ 4:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. I HATE SLAYER writes:

Emo Killer writes:
why dont u go cry over some Emo songs and slit your wrists while your at it. And if ur not Emo then just kill your self anyway, no one wants you here

ARE U FU*CKING KIDDING ME, DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT A MESSY JOB KIILING YOURSELF WOULD BE? PLUS, I AM NOT IN TO SELF MUTILATION. BUT YEAH, TRASH METAL IS EXACTLY THAT, TRASH, GARBAGE, WASTE, FILTH, RUBBISH, SEWAGE.

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35. KORNDOGG writes:

DEFINITION OF SLAYER:
THE STUFF THAT IS FOUND UNDERNEATH YOUR TOILET. YOU KNOW, THE STUFF THAT IS REALLY THICK,AND HARD TO CLEAN! THAT PLUS THE BELLY BUTTON LINT MIXED WITH TOEJAM! AND A LITTLE UNDERARM SWEAT>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;
>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;
>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;SLAYER SUCKS>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;

# Jun 3, 2006 @ 4:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. KORNDOGG writes:

CAN U SMELL THAT!
OH ITS RAINING BLOOD ON U FOOLS

# Jun 3, 2006 @ 6:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. KORNDOGG writes:

CAN U SMELL THAT!
OH ITS RAINING BLOOD ON U FOOLS

# Jun 3, 2006 @ 6:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. I HATE SLAYER writes:

DEFINITION OF SLAYER:
THE STUFF THAT IS FOUND UNDERNEATH YOUR TOILET. YOU KNOW, THE STUFF THAT IS REALLY THICK,AND HARD TO CLEAN! THAT PLUS THE BELLY BUTTON LINT MIXED WITH TOEJAM! AND A LITTLE UNDERARM SWEAT>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;
>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;
>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;SLAYER SUCKS>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;>;

u forgot to add PISS and VOMIT. LOL

# Jun 4, 2006 @ 1:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. KORNDOGG writes:

I HATE SLAYER, MY BAD!
BUT LETS NOT FORGET ABOUT THAT SMELL OF WEEK OLD UNWASHED p***y!

# Jun 4, 2006 @ 1:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. korndogg eats ben lees ass writes:

read my name.. thats what you do.. don't hate people for their taste in music d***weed.. just cause they don't love ben lee like you.. i swear.. go f*** some more guys fagboy.. and as for the ben lee comment.. i hate that guy

# Jun 6, 2006 @ 8:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. louie writes:

awww man that sucks i was so excited to see them now i have to wait till next month WTF???????

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