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Slayer Frontman Talks About "Jihad"

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YeboTV, a next generation web-based TV network, has uploaded a short video clip of SLAYER vocalist/bassist Tom Araya talking about the song "Jihad", which describes the 9/11 tragedy from a terrorist's point of view.

"We don't do anything to be controversial, we do things because it's… through an artistic point of view, I guess," Tom says. "When that idea came up, it was just a really great… Like, 'You're kidding me, right?' 'Nah.' 'Man, that is so cool!' The premise of the song and the idea of the song, to me, it was awesome. No one's done that, and why not be the first to do something like that. And you're saying something, you know what I mean? You're giving people another perspective. But that's just about it. You're telling somebody something. Whatever they do with it is up to them. I think we were able to convey the message we wanted to convey."

YeboTV will stream SLAYER's concert at the San Diego Sports Arena on Saturday, August 25 starting just before 8:00 p.m. PDT. This will be a live, real-time stream viewable to fans globally on www.YeboTV.com. In addition, fans can access the broadcast on Slayer.net, HotTop.com, and esp.com.

The San Diego concert is a stop on SLAYER's current North American co-headline tour with MARILYN MANSON and is in support of the release of SLAYER's "Christ Illusion, Special Limited Edition" CD/DVD (American Recordings) which hit stores on July 24.

Tom Araya talking about the song "Jihad":

Source: Blabbermouth

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