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Slayer Wins Second Metal Grammy Award, For "Final Six"

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Slayer took home the award for Best Metal Performance for their song "Final Six" at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards Sunday night in Los Angeles. The song off their latest album, Christ Illusion beat out tunes from Shadow's Fall, Machine Head, King Diamond and As I Lay Dying. Some of the metal award finalists actually walked the red carpet normally reserved for more mainstream celebrities.

Tom Araya took his place at the podium and thanked long-time producer Rick Rubin and the academy.

"It's...most of all (I'd like to thank) Rick Rubin, who has been with us, been there for us, for the past twenty-three years, twenty-four years, so thank you. My wife, my two kids, Sandra, Errol and Tommy. They're here with me. Of course our manager who has been with us for a good twenty years now. Well, thank you very much. Thank the academy. Thank you."

Araya also talked backstage that perhaps with two Grammys they could be considered unearthed from the underground.

"This is awesome. I guess we're part of the industry now, above ground. None of those tunnel diggings anymore. No, this is our second win actually. It's kind of exciting. We've been fortunate to have been around this long with no radio play. We've gotten support from satellite radio recently, MTV gave us minimal support, but it's all on word of mouth and people liking what we do and passing it on to their friends. We owe a lot of our success to our fans. The industry is great, but the fans are the ones that take the time to look you up to see what you're doing, wait for the record to come out and buy it so..."

Slayer won for "Eyes Of The Insane" last year (2007), and have two other nominations to their credit.

Source: Ultimate Guitar.com

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1. creeper writes:

slayer deserves it out of the nominees, but doesn't deserve it out of other bands that should have been nominees. if that made any sense...

# Feb 12, 2008 @ 5:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. jd writes:

i was rooting for shadows fall. but, that's just because i'm partial. slayer has been around for longer, and they do actually deserve the grammy.

# Feb 12, 2008 @ 6:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. deathbringer writes:

I don't think the "Final Six" is such a great song really (it's not bad though), but Slayer are a household name and the others aren't, so I'm not really surprised here.

# Feb 12, 2008 @ 7:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. dmasa writes:

good thing it didnt go 2 as i lay dying....f***in scene b****es

# Feb 12, 2008 @ 7:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Kalis_wrath writes:

Of course Slayer wins!!!

# Feb 12, 2008 @ 7:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. a writes:

they suck at wearing suits! specially the shadows fall guys! they should stick to what they normally wear if thats permitted

# Feb 12, 2008 @ 7:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. cruor writes:

I think King Diamond was a little more deserving.

# Feb 12, 2008 @ 7:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Kalis_wrath writes:

I thought the suits were kinda funny looking too. I would have been more inclined to wear my stage outfit if it were me.

# Feb 12, 2008 @ 7:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. warlock writes:

Hell yeah!!! F*&#ing Slayer!!!

# Feb 12, 2008 @ 8:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. simpsoncfh writes:

f***IN' SLAYER!!! i love threads of life and the blackening but slayer's the f***in' pioneers. HELLYEAH!!! (king diamond????....come on.)

# Feb 12, 2008 @ 9:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Demoncleaner writes:

Alright seriously, Slayer is badass but come on. Final Six? There is no way that song is better than aesthetics of hate. The grammys are f***in bullsh** anyways. I cant figure how kanye is considered music let alone nominated for a grammy award. Whoever decides on what artists are nominated for grammys obviously doesn't know a f***in thing about metal music. This has been brought up before but these jagoffs just vote for the people they've heard of "Slayer". Don't get me wrong Slayer are kings in the metal world, but wtf they won a grammy last year for the same f***ing cd. As far as Best Metal Song of the year Machine Head definitely earned that award in my eyes.

# Feb 12, 2008 @ 10:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Kalis_wrath writes:

I must admit that if it were me voteing that it would take me forever to choose between Slayer and King Diamond. I love both equally and it would be like making me choose between my cat or Jack! I am glad that Slayer won, but think that King Diamond should have gotten some recogntion.

# Feb 12, 2008 @ 10:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Dark_Funeral writes:

lol tom araya in a suit haha

you know, he sounds like a normal guy in person, hard to believe they're the same person when you listen to slayer!

NP Slayer- Postmortem

# Feb 12, 2008 @ 10:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. DB writes:

I AGREE W/ POST 11, MACHINE HEAD SHOULD HAVE WON!! HELL, EVEN THE KERRY KING AGREES THAT "MH" SHOULD'VE WON!!!!

# Feb 12, 2008 @ 11:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Spirit In Black writes:

Tom looked really uneasy in a suit!!!! So strange to see him like that. Agreed, their chances of winning were greatly improved by the fact the other nominees were relatively unkown in comparison to Slayer.

# Feb 12, 2008 @ 11:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Cynic writes:

Personally I think the Grammys are an insult to metal and any token offer like this to make up for years of past and future ignorance is futile!

# Feb 13, 2008 @ 2:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Spirit In Black writes:

Cynic - I have to agree with you.

# Feb 13, 2008 @ 4:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. kallah writes:

Agreed, screw the grammys. They don't know sh*t just like most of the music business.

And post 11 is right... 2 grammys that goes to the same CD? Ridiculous.

NP: Derek Sherinian - Black Utopia

# Feb 13, 2008 @ 8:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. BoltThrower writes:

Kerry King should have worn his guantlet of nails.

# Feb 13, 2008 @ 8:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Dale writes:

I got Slayer the Eternal Pyre and Show No Mercy and they are the best CDs i think that i have.good music Slayer is cool.

# Feb 13, 2008 @ 10:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

I think Jethro Tull should've won.

On Slayer's road to regain their relevance, they have done what they accused so many others of doing. Bowed to their f***in' masters. Man, Slayer has lost it. Back in the day, there's no way they would've accepted something as trite as a f***ing Grammy award, but I guess this is what happens when a band gets tired of being underground. It's only a matter of time until everyone sells out. Or gives in.

# Feb 13, 2008 @ 11:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Dale writes:

hey you are right about all that CrawfordTexasJingoJango be cool. go slayer

# Feb 13, 2008 @ 11:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. No One writes:

I'm glad they're finally winning Grammy's but "The Final Six" sucked. I love Slayer, but dude, that song was lame.

# Feb 13, 2008 @ 11:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Dale writes:

hey No One you are right about that. that song was lame.

# Feb 13, 2008 @ 11:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Spiral_Dust writes:

GO SLAYER!! SLAYER FOR-MOTHERf***ING-EVER!!!! The albums I have of theirs are Reign in Blood, God Hates Us All, and Christ Illusion. Which Slayer album should I get next?

# Feb 13, 2008 @ 2:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

Next, buy Divine Intervention. That should help keep it in your mind that it is possible for Slayer to suck major balls. Then, once you realize that, get Hell Awaits, Seasons in the Abyss, South of Heaven, and Diabolus in Musica, in that order. If you DON'T realize that Slayer can suck, get Undisputed Attitude. That should teach you.

# Feb 13, 2008 @ 2:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Dale writes:

i think slayer is ok in a lots of ways they have good songs at there. but Dying Fetus is better then Divine Intervention. or six feet under sorry to say but it is the truth. Go Metal

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28. DDAMM writes:

At least he didn't thank God. That woulda been some sh**.

# Feb 13, 2008 @ 5:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. SNAKE writes:

way to go SLAYER, that gives the grammies a good kick in the balls, grammies suck, but this time they made a wise decision, me i have all the SLAYER albums, they all rule, my advise to ya'll get them all, you won't regret it

# Feb 13, 2008 @ 9:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Kalis_wrath writes:

Snake! That post was beautiful! I could follow you 100%!

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31. MESSOR writes:

I personally do not think that Metal needs these awards
true metal that is

# Feb 13, 2008 @ 9:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Kalis_wrath writes:

Post 31 you maybe right, but good metal like a good soldier deserves an award.

# Feb 13, 2008 @ 9:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. cruor writes:

^atleast recognition anyway.

# Feb 13, 2008 @ 9:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. wrath5316 writes:

Machine Head should have WON!!!

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35. Farthammer writes:

@DDAMM: Tom Araya religious background is Catholic. And he believes in at least, a supreme being. It would've made sense it he thanked God. OR a supreme being.

# Feb 14, 2008 @ 7:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. wear666 writes:

SLAYER RULES, and they totally deserve it man they've been around for awil now.

# Feb 14, 2008 @ 2:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Metallicpunk writes:

Its cool they won another grammy but anymore the grammys are a joke but anyway congrats to the mighty slayer!!! Also your pic on here is As I Lay Dying just thought you would like to know.

# Feb 14, 2008 @ 5:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. DB writes:

NO sh**!! POST 34.

# Feb 14, 2008 @ 8:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. ! writes:

hey kalis, is there anyone, that you don't agree with?? what an asskisser you are, little girl.

# Feb 14, 2008 @ 10:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. XWigglesX writes:

Lay off kalis you wanker.
She knows her sh**.

# Feb 14, 2008 @ 10:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. cruor writes:

"hey kalis, is there anyone, that you don't agree with?? what an asskisser you are, little girl."

That was one of the dumbest things i have ever read.

# Feb 14, 2008 @ 11:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. DDAMM writes:

I'm Catholic too but you have to understand what a dumb move that would have been when your fanbase most likely aren't.

# Feb 15, 2008 @ 5:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. Dale writes:

WTF?

# Feb 15, 2008 @ 9:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. Kalis_wrath writes:

Thank you Wiggles and Curor. To answer !'s question yes in fact YOU! Furthermore, I hardly think that being 23 woman constitutes me being a "little girl."

Ddam, to whom might you be responding to?

# Feb 15, 2008 @ 10:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. DDAMM writes:

#35

# Feb 15, 2008 @ 3:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. Kalis_wrath writes:

Ah! Gotcha Dadm! I was a tad confused... then again that was early in the morning and I was not fully there. Thanks man!

# Feb 15, 2008 @ 7:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. old skool thrash writes:

Oi, devine intervention is a brutal album! - seasons in the abyss is the brutallest of them all!

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48. cruor writes:

Seasons is easily the best Slayer album, 2nd comes Show No Mercy

# Feb 19, 2008 @ 11:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. comatoast writes:

first of all f*** the industry...but , as far as SLAYER and RICK RUBIN ...they both rule! SLAYER is the original non selling out metal band of ALL TIME ....f***IN SLAYER ! and RICK is the baddest f***in producer of all time...horns to RICK.....SLAYER>;>;>;SLAYER>;>;>;SLAYER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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50. phyxious writes:

post 26, wtf are you smokin, slayer deserves, and has earned that, over the years of controversy,

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51. Southern writes:

Get "South of Heaven" dude

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52. dmasa writes:

they won cuz they rule those metalcore fags

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53. SNAKE writes:

don't just get a SLAYER album, GET THEM ALL!!!!, i got them all, they all rule, but the best and my personal favorite is REIGN IN BLOOD

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54. Kalis_wrath writes:

I agree with Snake! Go all the way!

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55. metalrox555 writes:

I like all the bands that were up for the award but as i lay dying should have won it. Slayer is one of the best bands of all time but final six is not that good of a song. Nothing left is an amazing song and it deserved a grammy.

# Feb 23, 2008 @ 6:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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56. And metal for all... writes:

SSSSSSSSLLLLLLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEERRRRR!!!! all the way man.

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57. Rage writes:

Hehe, I guess it's the last we'll see off Slayer here on Metal Underground... Araya said it himself... They're part of the industry now :P

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58. metal man writes:

wow what a great song man i love slayer

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