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Slayer Announces "Unholy Alliance: Chapter III" Tour

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According to fansite SlayerSaves.com, Slayer is planning to head back to Europe in the Autumn to unleash the "Unholy Alliance: Chapter III" tour. Already confirmed for the tour are Trivium and Mastodon, who have been part of the previous two European Unholy Alliance tours. The only date confirmed thus far is in Switzerland on November 10. Excpect an official announcement and further dates to follow.

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1. metal2death writes:

this was the best tour line up ever, and years later europe ruins slayers mind and tells them to put trivium on the tour.

# May 17, 2008 @ 9:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. DreadPrevailed writes:

Oh god why........... trivium sucks

# May 17, 2008 @ 11:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Rich M writes:

Hahaha!!!.....now everyones gonna start sayin "....yeah..well..slayer were probably forced to have trivium on their tour"....face it, either accept that trivium are metal or come to terms with the fact that slayer have pussied out. Im of the opinion that trivium are metal as i think slayer kick ass. Mastodons another wierd one aswell............

# May 17, 2008 @ 12:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. RadekCZ writes:

will be hell on earth !!!

# May 17, 2008 @ 12:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. v writes:

why the fu** cant it be in america?

and i partially agree with the overlook on trivium.......ascendancy was THE SH**........the crusade blew donkey balls, i was very very dissapointed. I was a die-hard fan and then crusade hit and i cant feel the same for them anymore. it was like the worst thing metallica never done. i couldnt stand it. if trivium could pull off an all out ascendancy set with a couple ember to inferno songs i would love to go.....but they wont

# May 17, 2008 @ 1:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. CliffBurtonLivesOn writes:

Cool. I saw Slayer at the first Unholy Alliance tour two years ago. I'm definitely going to see them again.

Now playing: Slayer - Raining Blood

# May 17, 2008 @ 6:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. FocusShift writes:

Eh, Last year's line up is still better in my mind. Bodom is greater than Trivium any day. The question of Trivium being metal or not isn't in question, their ability to not rip off the latest trend is.

# May 17, 2008 @ 8:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. dmasa writes:

f*** trivium

# May 17, 2008 @ 9:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Kalis_wrath writes:

Much agreed Foucus. Would love for this tour to roll into America though.

# May 17, 2008 @ 9:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Slayer are my heros!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! writes:

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# May 17, 2008 @ 11:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Kalis_wrath writes:

^*LOL*

# May 18, 2008 @ 12:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Christfucker writes:

I honestly don't care why Slayer has been touring with sh** musicians, what matters is that regardless, Slayer is always awesome.

Lets not forget that Slayer did tour with Manson. But at least Manson had the sense to finish each show so the real metalheads didn't have to sit thru his sh** album after Slayer.

And again, I honestly don't care who Slayer tours with, Slayer is Slayer, thats enough for anyone to go for. And I'm not doubting that Trivium is metal, but they're just Metallica-Lite. And Mastodon isn't even Metal, they're Hard Rock.

# May 18, 2008 @ 1:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Trivium are Gay writes:

Mastodon are brilliant musicians, some say weird some say Hard Rock, whatever, they have my approval all the way... Their originality is undeniable, they are in a genre of their own and classifying them under Hard Rock would be stupidity, as FistF ucker pointed out....

As for Trivium, well it's not comforting knowing they're opening for the almighty SLAYER, but hey, at least the headliner would be worth the cost of the ticket, and then some, alone...

# May 18, 2008 @ 1:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. psythe writes:

Hard Rock? Mastodon? Do you guys listen to the same Mastodon I do??

# May 18, 2008 @ 7:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. No One writes:

Ah c'mon dudes! Take Trivium off that tour, 2006's lineup was way better, 'cept Mastodon.

# May 18, 2008 @ 11:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Agnostic Priest writes:

Dude, Slayer always has sh**ty bands opening for them, like last year they had Bleeding Through and Manson on tour with them. Seriously man, Bleeding Through, quite possibly the worst metalcore band I've ever heard. So it doesn't surprise me at all that they've got some bullsh** band like Trivium on tour with them, figures.

# May 19, 2008 @ 12:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. syn_son writes:

trivium SUCKS

# May 19, 2008 @ 12:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. SHREDDER13 writes:

^ Agreed. Trivium are trying too hard to sound like their influences. They just flat out sukk!!...If the Unholy Alliance comes to America again, it better not include any stupid trend bands!...

# May 19, 2008 @ 12:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Kalis_wrath writes:

I always thought that Slayer touring with Manson was just to get a rise out of people.

# May 19, 2008 @ 1:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. MetalMatt writes:

Yeah I really don't care who Slayer tours with either cause I'm there front and center. And I didn't even really like Christ Illusion, I just can't see missing Slayer live.

Oh and Mastadon needs to cool it with the over-drumming. Unlistenable.

# May 19, 2008 @ 2:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. MetallicPunk writes:

Sounds like a awesome tour but I would only be there for Trivium and Slayer.

# May 19, 2008 @ 2:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Demoncleaner writes:

I don't see what all you guys are b itchin about. When trivium is playing you can just sit in the parking lot and get hammered

# May 19, 2008 @ 3:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Lady-Reaper writes:

do they insist on bringin those trendy mallcore bands on tour when they actually can have real, extreme, untrendy and successful bands supporting them? Yeah, i'm talking about Testament, Exodus, Nile, f***in' Overkill, hell... even smaller bands (but f***in' quality acts) like Suffocation, Vader, etc. Does it have to be ALL about the money? I thought they had awakened from the dream about gaining fans by having gay and trendy bands playing with you. Slayer should get some proper Thrash bands to tour with them.

# May 19, 2008 @ 3:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. kelsing writes:

mastodon sucks..... they play f***ing soft rock i hate that f***ing sh**, slayer is awsome until god hate us all the new slayer is = sh**!!!

# May 19, 2008 @ 4:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. FocusShift writes:

Lady-Reaper, you bring up a good point but I mean it is Slayer. They could book Hannah Montana as their opening act and still have a full crowd of black clad metalheads ready to slay. I'm not sure its money fueling them booking Trivium and bands of their ilk but maybe just being senile because they don't want to take a risk of fans coming for a band other than them.

# May 19, 2008 @ 11:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

f*** Slayer, f*** Trivium.

This should be Mastodon's tour. They're the only band out of those three with anything interesting worth listening to. Maybe if it was 1989, Slayer'd be awesome, but them motherfxckers are stuck on stupid. At least that's what it sounds like since they've made Divine Intervention 7 or 8 times over.

And Trivium? We've got enough sh**ty Metallica albums on our hands without these trendy morons making a ton more.

# May 19, 2008 @ 11:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. mung writes:

f*ck CrawfordTexasJingoJango, that guy's a douch bag anyway. SLAYER f*cking rules, always have, always will. But is this some kind of sick joke have slayer tour with trivium. I'm about to throw up..............

# May 19, 2008 @ 1:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

No, Slayer won't always rule. If you're paying any attention, their rule has slipped considerably sonce, what, 1984? Are you frozen in a block of ice or something?

# May 19, 2008 @ 1:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Fuck A Name writes:

I think Kalis has it right...

Slayer, as awesome as they are blah blah blah, are f***in a$$holes through and through. They toured with Marilyn f***in Manson for christ's sake. Honestly, the only thing more offensive to a Slayer fan WOULD have to be Hannah Montana lol. I think Slayer just books bands it's fans would throw sh** at, just so that when Slayer themselves come on stage, they are that much more loved.

Now Playing: Hemlock- "No Money No Love"

# May 19, 2008 @ 1:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Gorey13 writes:

^ hahahaha thats a pretty good way to look at it

buh neways....im goin lol should b awesome

# May 19, 2008 @ 4:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Mr. Pot writes:

To post 29
lol i would like to see some Hannah Montana fans get into a mosh pit, that'd be funny as hell....

# May 24, 2008 @ 1:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Fuck A Name writes:

^let's start sending emails to Slayer now. Make it happen lol.

Now Playing: Machine Head- "Imperium"

# May 24, 2008 @ 1:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Kalis_wrath writes:

Mr. Pot, that chicks fans wouldnt last two seconds in the pit! Hahahaha!

Thanks for the support F.A.N. :)

# May 24, 2008 @ 4:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. SNAKE writes:

if i was in that mosh pit, and saw those retarded pop fans i tear them up, leave them on their backs, i hate pop, the only reason why miley cyrus is famous is because she has a stupidly famous father, anyway back on subject, slayer rules i have every album of theirs, except live aggression, which i never buy live albums anyway, i also have a KKV, which i'm tricking out with the kfk set, i've had that for awhile, last i need a fernanes sustainer, like i said for those that do and don't know me on this site is that i'm an upcoming artist, when i get my equipment, anyway i may have never been to a slayer concert, always wanted to go, i'm a very devoted, metalhead, and couple of years back slayer, was my inspiration, because, that was one of the bands that made me want to be an artist, a guitarist, i compare myself to alot of artists, i label myself superior than most, yes i think i'm better than most, but i don't say anything, because i don't ever want to make enemies, but i keep in mind, even if we all strive to be the best theres 6 1/2 billion people in this world, and theres someone who is always better, anyway why can't slayer tour with someone like, benediction, holy moses, napalm death, obituary, deicide, nile, autopsy, or cryptopsy, something metal and brutal, hopefully better than trivium, or mastodon, so it would be better, i mean slayer is unholy and brutal, why can't they have an all satanic metalfest, yes i'm talking about the unholy alliance tour, i mean if it's unholy, i has to be satanic maybe at least, gory, or about anything or any other religion, as long as it's unholy, and brutal i would want to go, remember asides from being a fan, if you want to go in the music business, you have to decide do you want to be a leader or follower, i choose leader, i'm in a band that's coming up, and when it's ready, i plan to help lead metal up to the top, where it belongs, and crush this retarded emo, and pop bullsh*t

# May 26, 2008 @ 4:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Mr. Pot writes:

i'm with you on crushing the retarded emo and pop bullsh**...
but did metal every really die? ya maybe in mainstrem but metal still is a big popualr genre in most area's. maybe not as reconized in radio, tv and all that other bullsh** but here in the underground its just as big as ever. and maybe not noticialbe but us metal fans are mostly loyal and devoted unlike the pop and rap fans that move on from one artist to the next after 5 - 10 years. (unless they pull a Metallica)
but i do agree with most you said....and hope the best for you and your band.

# May 26, 2008 @ 6:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. SNAKE writes:

thanks, i'm glad metal is still alive, i knew it was underground but, i would like to bring us to the surface, however i don't want to be mainstream, since mainstream mostly sucks, i want to be popular, and recognized, fans like you said Pot, in the metal scene are the most loyal that's true, what would help alot of bands get a start i think if they have some songs, go local, or cross country if you can, and book up the radio stations, that's a start, metal once was the most popular music in the world, and i want it that way, to show the world, that when we come on top, in music in the underground, like most metal bands, that we are a force in the music business to be dealt with, may the underground live forever, in the bands names, in our names, the fans, and mine

NOW PLAYING: HALFORD: RESSERECTION

# May 26, 2008 @ 11:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Metal Eternaly Up My Ass writes:

i love Slayer forever HELL yeah metal rules

# May 27, 2008 @ 4:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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# May 27, 2008 @ 4:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. hammersmashedface writes:

Kill em' all those bullsh** bands like TRIVIUM googoo gagga Hardcore scene sucks A$$ SLAYER DESTROYS ALL!!
I Wish PANTERA were still kickin it HARD!!! R.I.P Dime!
Killswitch engage are weak!!

# May 27, 2008 @ 5:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. hammersmashedface writes:

kelsing writes:

mastodon sucks..... they play f***ing soft rock i hate that f***ing sh**, slayer is awsome until god hate us all the new slayer is = sh**!!!

Dude go and suck a d***!!
Your a jesus lover and you must be a FOOL to think the new SLAYER albums are sh!t "GOD HATES US ALL".... IS PRIME SLAYER~~f*** all you a$$holes who disrespect Slayer!! Be thankful of the times slayer has Kicked your Stupid Faces in!
Bloodline........

# May 27, 2008 @ 6:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. me writes:

Im going just for trivium

# Jun 14, 2008 @ 4:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. XWigglesX writes:

SNAKE!
Why did you stop writing LIKE THIS?
Much easier on the eyes. I wish it came to Australia. I saw Slayer/Mastodon a rew years back. It was the best show ever, except for Converge. Haha. Mastodon are awesome, no doubt about it.

# Jun 15, 2008 @ 12:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. XWigglesX writes:

Hardcore doesn't suck. If it did would Slayer cover Minor Threat and Verbal Abuse songs?

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