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Christian Hard Rockers Stryper To Open For Slayer

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Reunited Christian hard rockers STRYPER and the legendary Spain-based heavy metal metal band WARCRY have been confirmed to perform on the main stage of the third edition of the Monterrey Metal Fest, set to take place Saturday, September 23, 2006 at the Coca Cola Auditorium in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. SLAYER will headline the event, which promises to be the "biggest and baddest version yet," featuring "6-7 of the biggest names in heavy metal music from all over the world on the main stage and 6-7 up and coming bands on the second stage," according to a press release.

The official festival pre-party will be held on Friday, September 22, 2006 at the Cafe Iguana with mini-sets from bands that will be performing on the festival's main stage and second stage.

For more information, visit www.mmf.com.mx.

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1. Vayne Theories writes:

I......dont......know what the f*** to think...... Stryper and Slayer ??!?

# Aug 6, 2006 @ 6:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Thrash Banger writes:

HA HA HA! what a riot!

# Aug 6, 2006 @ 6:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. cfhdimebag writes:

is this a joke, have stryper seen slayer live? upside down crosses, 666, dead bodies...not exactly a "christian" thing.

# Aug 6, 2006 @ 6:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Vayne Theories writes:

Its not a joke, its official. I spent 20 minutes trying to find the april fools part and couldnt :(

# Aug 6, 2006 @ 6:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. cfhdimebag writes:

thats insanity, i hope stryper knows what their getting into or if slayer knows what their getting into haha.

# Aug 6, 2006 @ 6:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. BLACKDOG writes:

WHAT !!!!!!!! QUIT PLAYIN !!!!! WHATCHOO TALKIN 'BOUT DEATHBRINGER ?!?!

# Aug 6, 2006 @ 7:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Vayne Theories writes:

Ummmm I am the one who posted this article....

# Aug 6, 2006 @ 8:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. skribb writes:

Awesome. The christian p***ies will cry when they see the upside-down crosses, or try to physically abuse the non-christians in the crowd... wee =D

# Aug 6, 2006 @ 8:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. RememberMetal? writes:

it's a festival event so I'm not so surprised...I thought for a second Slayer were taking Stryper on tour with them.....That would be a situation where the members of Styper might actually be in danger from the crowd.

# Aug 6, 2006 @ 8:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. zarathustra writes:

Prayer before Blasphemy...lol. This has got to be a joke unless Stryper has came to their senses and changed their views on religion

# Aug 6, 2006 @ 9:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. BLACKDOG writes:

OK. WHATCHOO TALKIN BOUT VAYNE !?!?!

# Aug 6, 2006 @ 9:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. evilcheeba writes:

Slayer and WARCRY are two of the "6-7 of the biggest names in heavy metal music from all over the world", I'd like to see the other 4-5 names. Somehow I doubt that the names will be as big as they advertise.

# Aug 6, 2006 @ 9:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. MetalHead19892 writes:

maybe stryper is coming over to the dark side

# Aug 6, 2006 @ 9:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Scorched_Earth writes:

LOL!!!!

Well they're both fake anyway...so it makes sense. Stryper about as Christian as Slayer is Satanic. Sorry kids-it's just an act for both of them.

# Aug 6, 2006 @ 10:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Scorched_Earth writes:

Oopps-Sorry, I said I wouldn't post on Slayer news anymore!

# Aug 6, 2006 @ 10:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Scorched_Earth writes:

Oopps-Sorry, I said I wouldn't post on Slayer news anymore!

# Aug 6, 2006 @ 10:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Great idea writes:

I think this is a great idea. I'm sure Stryper is very aware of the Satanic imagery at a Slayer show. This is a great opportuninty for Stryper to share their faith and the love of Jesus before a crowd that normally would most likely not be exposed to it. Kudos to both bands for making this happen.

# Aug 6, 2006 @ 11:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Finally writes:

Good point "Great idea" and for once a level-headed comment in a sea of ???? Its just music, people! Slayer and other bands are jsut doing this to make $$$. They don't care if you worship satan or cast spells, eat bats, drink blood etc. GROW UP FOR CRYIN' OUT LOUD! Just enjoy their music and let everyone else enjoy theirs!

# Aug 7, 2006 @ 12:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Night_terror987 writes:

lol damn I want to go to this concert! just for the hell of it.

# Aug 7, 2006 @ 1:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. psythe writes:

lol I think this is pretty cool. odd, but cool. It'd be interesting to see how well the crowd gets along; Slayer fans and religious people have a reported tendency to not exactly see eye to eye. I can't see Stryper fans getting into the Slayer pit. And I definitely can't see Slayer fans joining hands for a "koombuya, my lord" (sp?) session.

# Aug 7, 2006 @ 5:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Voice of sanity writes:

As they are both chaoreographed pantomime sh**e, I would say they are made for each other!

# Aug 7, 2006 @ 6:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Diamond Oz writes:

Hahaha! I love it!

# Aug 7, 2006 @ 8:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. jihad... writes:

...let the war begin

# Aug 7, 2006 @ 9:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. deathbringer writes:

I'm with RememberMetal on this one - I thought it was a tour thing at first, not just a fest. I think Stryper would be in some serious sh** opening for Slayer on tour. The fest may be different.

# Aug 7, 2006 @ 9:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Terminator writes:

Stryper just gives the slayer fans an opportunity to take a bathroom break. probably to piss all over the stryper fans lol. should be interesting mix of music styles.

# Aug 7, 2006 @ 2:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. slayerdisciple writes:

the irony of all ironies, i never wouldve expected slayer to tour with stryper in my life

# Aug 7, 2006 @ 2:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. everneed writes:

look at it this way, at least it's not creed.

# Aug 7, 2006 @ 3:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. KORNDOGG writes:

THEY ARE BOTH FAKE!
STRYPER ARE NOT TRUE CHRISTIANS, AND WELL WE ALL KNOW THAT SLAYER IS FAR FROM SATANIC!

# Aug 7, 2006 @ 6:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Diamond Oz writes:

Slayer aren't real Satanists true, but how many people here actually give a sh**? They make great music man and that's all that matters. I could equally say, "Hey Rob Zombie isn't a real member of the Manson Family! He's crap!" But it's the music that makes that sh** work ya dig? I don't class a band as fake because of imagery.

# Aug 7, 2006 @ 6:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. KORNDOGG writes:

I KNOW WHAT UR SAYING, BUT WHY NOT BE TRUE TO WHAT U SING ABOUT?

# Aug 7, 2006 @ 7:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Diamond Oz writes:

I know what you mean Korndogg, but it's been used since metal began. Black Sabbath for instance. And some other areas too. I mean, I don't think Ywngie Malmsteen is really a viking, despite the song title lol.

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32. KORNDOGG writes:

AGREED^^^^

# Aug 7, 2006 @ 7:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. zarathustra writes:

Stryper = Time for a beer break :)

# Aug 7, 2006 @ 8:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Big V writes:

It is very surprising that styper would open up for slayer, but you have to admit both bands have pretty big nards to do this, the grace of god is available for all even die hard slayer fans. Being a christian is your relationship with god, not what others tell you to think. I think you would be surprised how many metal heads believe that jesus christ is their savior. Where do you think most of metal bands get their material? (the bible) I don't believe that slayer is satanic, I do think people get drawn to them, to set them apart from everything else, to feel like they are a tough, plus their music rocks.

# Aug 7, 2006 @ 11:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Terminator writes:

yes slayer has written many anti-christian/organization songs, but that doesn't mean that they are satanic. yes their stage shows are a bit ostentatious and satanic. but slayer has written about other themes such as war, suicide and struggle. besides, even if their image is satanism, EVERY band, group, artist and performer has their own unique image. it helps define who they are as a band or individual. That's why there are a hundered different sub-genres of metal. and who cares anyway--its f***ing slayer!!

# Aug 7, 2006 @ 11:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Terminator writes:

oh yeah, last time i checked, blasphemy isn't satanism.

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37. charest writes:

im a big slayer fan, they are my favortite band, its about SLAYER, king is an athiest, doesnt believe in satan or god but knows the cool factor of lucifer. araya is catholic but knows metal is f***ing great so why the f*** not, you cant have the intensity slayer brings to their music with nothing else than the darkest things in life! you dont think they know that there material does nothing but kick peoples asses or piss them off! its all about the f***ing metal! and its still badass! so whats the f***ing problem, usa, freedom off speach, quit complaining!

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38. Terminator writes:

charest--I think you took what i said out of context. I wasn't complaining about slayer, i was supporting them. I was just trying to shed light on the fact that slayer isn't solely a satanic band. hell yeah they can write about what ever the f*** they want, it wouldnt be slayer if they didn't. i wasn't knocking them for anything. i was very p***ed off when their last album cover, God Hates Us All, got censored and they had to change it. thats bullsh**.

# Aug 8, 2006 @ 1:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. Cliff Richard writes:

Oh yes! I can't wait to see those good old Slayer boys! But I don't think I shall watch Stryper, dear me that Christian stuff really bores me except on Sundays when I can't get enough of it! I know Slayer will bring on a jolly good show!

# Aug 8, 2006 @ 7:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. Cliff Richard writes:

Gosh! Looking at all of these ghastly posts that the (Red) Devil, I'm glad I'm a christian! (sings) Wiiiired for sound!

# Aug 8, 2006 @ 10:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. BLACKDOG writes:

PLEASE BAN HIM !!!!!!!!!!!!

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42. Lord Cashington writes:

I agree! Throw the filthy beggar orf of the divine MetalUnderground forums!!!

# Aug 8, 2006 @ 10:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. They rock writes:

I'm a huge metal fan, and i can tell, that from those metal bands I have seen live, Stryper has been one of the best. They are really heavy. I'm quite sure they're going to play really heavy set as they played in Spain in march, where was also many dark and even satanist bands. Example W.A.S.P was there. And I'm sure that Stryper has seen more St. Peter's crosses (cross upside down) than any of you. I think that night will be exiting. Unfortunately I can't see them, not Salyer or Stryper.

# Aug 11, 2006 @ 9:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. Guitarbound writes:

Those of you bashing Stryper, SHUT UP! If I knew you all personally and hear you say that christians are p***ies in front of me, I'd beat the crap out of you and then, Terminator piss all over you.

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45. KORNDOGG writes:

HELL YEAH^^^^^^^

# Aug 14, 2006 @ 6:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. BLACKDOG writes:

I AM A CHRISTIAN YOU MORON !!!!!! I'm just haveing some difficulty seeing this concept.

# Aug 14, 2006 @ 8:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. Terminator writes:

I never called christians p***ies and the pissing thing was a joke. lighten up guitarbound.

# Aug 14, 2006 @ 8:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. mARZ writes:

It's all about the music... put your differences aside folks, go there and just enjoy the show :)

While some of you may laugh at Stryper there is no doubt they deliver when it comes to performing live. And damn can that Michael Sweet sing.

Bring it on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Aug 15, 2006 @ 6:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. marklouise writes:

I am a huge stryper fan and for a band like Slayer to ask Stryper to open for them must tell us a couple of things: 1) Slayer has respect for Strypers musical ability 2) Stryper put on one of the best live shows this year ( and that was from non christian articles) 3) Slayer look at Stryper reviving the band and doing well and want something of that without having to be over the top. 4) look at the billboard charts and the history of Stryper with 3 songs at the top of the non christian charts at the same time 5) ozz fox will play any of the slayer guitarists under the table( with his eyes closed) Like the comment above enjoy the music, enjoy the show. but at the end of the day it is where you spend eternity that really matters.. Heaven or hell We all have to choose, and yes it is a battle of who we all choose.

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50. morbid_princess writes:

Hahahaha talk about ironies... well considering i don't think slayer is becoming a christian band... i suppose some event organizers are gonna get murdered... lol

# Aug 22, 2006 @ 3:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. Robby Rock writes:

What´s the problem? Today is very normal Christan bands plays with satanic bands(And we all know....Slayer are really acts! They talk about bullsh** and don´t believe in this...Great liers! Stryper came to brazil and had been incrible! Each one talk about your think...just it...

# Aug 27, 2006 @ 1:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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52. El cabrito writes:

I´m Spanish, and I´m not religious. I saw Stryper in Lorca and I can say that was the greatest show that I´ve been....Stryper are a very techinical band and plays more than slayer....infinitly!!!! I coudn´t understand why the racism against a christian band....

# Aug 27, 2006 @ 1:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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53. Metal head! writes:

Shut up stryper funs! Cissy guys!

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