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Slayer Comments On International Day Of Slayer 2010

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Slayer has issued the following statement about celebrating the upcoming International Day of Slayer:

"This Sunday, June 6, heavy metal fans from around the world will unite to celebrate the fourth International Day of Slayer (IDoS), and demand the official recognition of June 6 as a public holiday. Those who observe the holiday are encouraged to stage 'Slay-outs:' 'Listen to Slayer at full blast in your car, in your home, at your place of employment, and in any public place you prefer.' Headphones are considered an offense to the movement.

"When this crusade first launched four years ago on 06/06/06, it was in response to the American 'National Day of Prayer,' which is held on the first Thursday of May. Gaining momentum every year, the IDoS Board last year petitioned the White House for official recognition of the holiday, citing that 'heavy metal music is the central belief of a culture that exists among us, and Slayer is the perfect spokesperson.'"

During a recent interview with AOL's NoiseCreep, Slayer's Kerry King said about the International Day of Slayer, "I think it's awesome, and it's totally cool that fans have taken the time to maintain it. Slayer should have a national holiday - there are enough stupid holidays out there, so why not have one for us?"

In support of the band's latest album, "World Painted Blood," Slayer is currently on a European tour that includes several Sonisphere Festival dates where they will perform as part of the Big Four - Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax. Slayer will return to North America in late July to co-headline (with Megadeth) the east coast Canadian Carnage tour, and then, starting August 11, the American Carnage tour.

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1. pinto_beans writes:

This is actually the first time I hear of this lol. I'm up for a national day dedicated to Slayer!! I'll most certainly be blasting their music and pissing off my neighbors on the 6th! FUKIN SLAYER!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Jun 2, 2010 @ 2:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. RTB writes:

I like slayer, but this is too bigheaded for me to embrace...calling for a day to be dedicated to your band...sounds like another K King ramble, he gets on my fahqn nerves when he gets on his high horse, too negative and b!tchy for me to listen to....
Now if you wanna dedicate 6/06 as a day to embrace metal music in general? Im all for it...if any metal band gets there annual day of recogning it should be black sabbath, they were the originators and thee 1st true heavy metal band...period

# Jun 2, 2010 @ 3:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. wow writes:

I'm speechless. Sad, something Metallica would do.

# Jun 2, 2010 @ 3:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. derper writes:

It is pretty funny, but I also agree that its also pretty pompous and self important. To be fair, KK seemed to imply that it isn't all too serious with his comment about there already being a ton of stupid holidays, so why not?

I'd take a Slayer holiday over some of the other bullsh** days we've got designated, anyway.

# Jun 2, 2010 @ 3:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Mtlnrs writes:

I think it was started by fans and the band found out about it and think it's funny. They didn't start it. I'm all for it. I'd be in a for Black Sabbath Day as well but no one has organized one

# Jun 2, 2010 @ 3:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Holy Crap! Lions! writes:

Oh for fvck's sake, no artist that has ever existed deserves to have a national holiday dedicated to them. Besides Devin Townsend, of course.

# Jun 2, 2010 @ 3:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Blindgreed1 writes:

Scuse me folks but Slayer fans have been celebrating 6/6 since 2006 (6/6/6). This is nothing new and wasn't instigated by the band. I have a catalogue of photos from years past "festivities" including a photo of a buddy of mine inside of a church. He was standing at the podium with the blood red letters of SLAYER behind him on the wall. Everyone has seen the "God loves Slayer" billboard picture which was also done on Slayer day. If you're going to skoff at a National Slayer day, keep in mind that today (06/02/2010) is national "Yell fudge at a Cobra" day in Cental America. People are encouraged to yell fudge at cobras as it is thought to keep them out of dwellings. I say Slayer day works just fine for me and if you don't like it you can go fvck yourself on 6/6. Sssssssssssllllllllllllllllllllllaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrr!!!! \m/\m/

# Jun 2, 2010 @ 4:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Jimmy J. writes:

It's cool with me . Slayer f***ing rocks.

# Jun 2, 2010 @ 5:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Spaghetti_Motel writes:

Kinda dumb I think, I celebrate Slayer every day. June 6 is just another day.

# Jun 2, 2010 @ 6:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. cppchriscpp writes:

Well, I feel a little better not being the only one thinking this is completely dumb.

# Jun 2, 2010 @ 6:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Blindgreed1 writes:

Spaghetti_Motel: You just don't get it man. This is an over the top celebration of Slayer. I seriously doubt you get all of your friends together for a full on celebration every day complete with bar-b-qued Christian, pentagram and 666 hordesovuers and general dubachery in the name of Slayer every day with the stereo cranked full throttle on back to back Slayer cd's. This isn't just a "play a Slayer song today" kind of celebration. Like Slayer, it's a bit over the top. I don't expect you to understand it, just don't degrade a celebration of Slayer by saying "it's dumb". cppchriscpp, I can understand but you Spagetti? Come on man! ;-) Hell man, even my neighbors asked me last weekend if I was celbrating Slayer day again this year so that they could make arrangements to be out of town. lol. My neighbors even know who Slayer is now thanks to Slayer day! \m/\m/

# Jun 2, 2010 @ 6:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Hammerheart writes:

This is the first I'm hearing of this as well. I remember last year or so when they were petitioning for it, but I didn't realize it had been going on for four years. Count me in!

# Jun 2, 2010 @ 7:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Cynic writes:

A day created by Slayer fans celebrating metal through Slayer - what's there to hate?

# Jun 2, 2010 @ 7:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. The_Passenger writes:

sounds like a perfect day to me!!!

# Jun 2, 2010 @ 8:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. gojirasaurus writes:

slayer sucks. and their meathead super fans just make it worse

# Jun 2, 2010 @ 8:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. METAL213 writes:

sh** I celebrate Slayer enough as it is, now it's official. 6/06 f***IN SLAYER!

# Jun 2, 2010 @ 9:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. PuckettJp2 writes:

any metalheads in georgia gonna have a slay-out together?

# Jun 2, 2010 @ 10:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. xsrg13 writes:

gojirasaurus sucks. Slayer Day will Slay any Holiday! If you don't think so then f*** off

# Jun 2, 2010 @ 10:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. deathfreak writes:

im in.

# Jun 2, 2010 @ 11:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

If Slayer gets a day then Opeth should get a whole month.

Now Playing: "Dark Matter" by Porcupine Tree

# Jun 2, 2010 @ 11:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. OlafBerzerker writes:

I had Slayer day sunday, friday is usually sabbath day, maybe a curve ball and have a metallica pre black album monday........ Currently listening to Autosy severed survival aaaahhhhhhhrrrrggggg

# Jun 3, 2010 @ 12:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. hellrat writes:

ha! bbq'd christian....sounds fvckin nasty!

good grief Porky, fvcking opeth??? (and that ain't a knock on yer name, just what we call porcupines around here...btw them prickly buggers are fvcking murder on trees)

opie fer more than a couple tunes is WAY too much ;)

i am down with slay day...ever since 6-6-06....i fvckin dig when i hear that sh** rumbling forth from another slaytanic brethren's speaker's when i pass 'em on the road :)

WEHRMACHT HEIL!!! \M/

# Jun 3, 2010 @ 12:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. xDecapitation writes:

I love how seriously people are taking this lol. I think it's BS there's holiday for religion and not music, metal is my religion, especially f***ing slayyeeeerrrrrr!

Everyday is a new day to me anyways, today was a septicflesh day, man is communion ever a f***ing crazy album...but yeah I'll just be sure to make 666 Slayer Day.

# Jun 3, 2010 @ 12:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. RTB writes:

20....that was schtick right?

# Jun 3, 2010 @ 4:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. jzdrummer writes:

sounds like fun \m/

# Jun 3, 2010 @ 8:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Spaghetti_Motel writes:

Geeez Blind, chill bro. Don't take it personally, "I don't expect YOU to understand it", why? Why would I not understand it? I get, I just don't care. I live in a small town and don't have many friends who listen to metal, I listen to that kinda sh** on my own time. Having a raging Slayer BBQ and getting sh**housed sounds like the best time ever, I just don't have any friends who'd be too down with the Slayer aspect of it. I don't drink and BBQ by myself man!!

It's all good though I'll definitely be listen'in to Slayer all day come Sunday.

# Jun 3, 2010 @ 2:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. EsotericSurgery writes:

#15 and #20 for the win.

# Jun 3, 2010 @ 2:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. RTB writes:

^haha

# Jun 3, 2010 @ 2:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Grimmsak writes:

Hells Yes! SLAYER!!!!!! I'll Definitley be on a Slay-Out! This is so sick!!! Gojirasaurus you suck!!!!! Slayer FVckin Rules. Gojira sucks. So go eat a bag of... well you know. Any one in houston down for a Slay-Out let me in on it.

# Jun 3, 2010 @ 2:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. EsotericSurgery writes:

#23, fvck yeah dude...Septic Flesh are AWESOME! Honestly, probably the only Greeks I don't mind! lol

# Jun 3, 2010 @ 2:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. ThrashattheHeart writes:

this is awesome and if you don't like it then you don't like metal. this is better ten dedicating a day to some sh**ty band. No, we didicate a day to f***ING SLAYER!!!

# Jun 3, 2010 @ 5:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Blindgreed1 writes:

Spagetti: Exposing people to Slayer at an unreasonable volume who don't like Slayer if half the fun of it and I said that because you said you think it's dumb. As Cynic stated... What's not to love?

HR: Bar-b-qued Christin... Tastes just like chicken.

# Jun 3, 2010 @ 5:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Demise writes:

who wants to bet that Metallica will try and bribe the government to get a national Metallica day?

# Jun 3, 2010 @ 9:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. hellrat writes:

really blind? well that don't sound too bad then....

i always figured all their kind too be rather rotten by nature and probably kinda gamey at the plate...

but if you say so brother, i trust ya....as ol uncle teddy would say, let's kill 'em and grill 'em! :)

i've heard that the season never closes, there ain't no limit, and we don't even need a damn license; method of take is unrestricted as well...

yee fvckin haw goddamnit! and fair warning to Eli the messenger ;)

# Jun 3, 2010 @ 10:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

I was merely making a fun point that I would much rather listen to Opeth than Slayer. With that being said, there is nothing like true Slayer fans..they are obsessed! (which is not a bad thing)

Personally I only really like three Slayer albums: "Reign in Blood", "Seasons in the Abyss", and "God Hates Us All"... The rest of their albums have never caught my interest. Opeth on the other hand has not released one bad or boring/uninteresting album :)

Now Playing: "sh**storm" by Strapping Young Lad

# Jun 3, 2010 @ 10:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. hellrat writes:

Yukon Zac...fvck it!!!

blast that slaytanic sh!t LOUD & CLEAR as a favor to us, your brethren!

YOU are our mighty Northern METAL Outpost...and we expect a decent and honorable representation!

i'm comin' up there one day, so beware ;)

gotta explore for myself the legendary prophet and muskwa river drainages...

# Jun 4, 2010 @ 2:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Vasil writes:

why don't all of you dum motherf*****s stop commenting ? No one gives a sh** what you anti-slayer losers think ... so f*** off

# Jun 6, 2010 @ 4:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Metal_Angel216 writes:

HAPPY MOTHE FVCKIN SLAYER DAY CUUNTBAG AND WHORRES! BLAST METAL AND FVCK ALL YOU LITTLE AZZHOLE WHO SAY DIFFERENT! ITS HERE TO STAY NO MATTER WHAT! 4 YEARs!!!! and personally i don't care which band it would be haha I think all bands should have a fckins holiday!

# Jun 6, 2010 @ 5:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. hellrat writes:

let the games begin!

i'm kicking this motherfvcker off with 'Antichrist'....right here, right now at 4.24 a.m. 6.6.10

fvckin SLAYER

# Jun 6, 2010 @ 6:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. Blindgreed1 writes:

\m/\m/ HAPPY SLAYER DAY MOTHER FVCKERS!!! I'm at work all day and night but i'll be annoying the fvck out of anyone that gets within earshot of my comp.

NP: Skeleton Christ

# Jun 6, 2010 @ 11:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. TheIronMan writes:

It's Slayer time!!!! My mom is telling me to turn off my music. F*CK HER!!!

# Jun 6, 2010 @ 11:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. Blindgreed1 writes:

IM: Is she hot? lol.

NP: Angel of Death

# Jun 6, 2010 @ 1:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. Blindgreed1 writes:

HR: Truth be told it was beef and pork ribs so it didn't really taste like chicken. Lol.

# Jun 6, 2010 @ 1:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. Demise writes:

i almost forgot it was slayer day

# Jun 6, 2010 @ 1:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. RTB writes:

Damn dude, saying f**k your mother is brutal....
But then again its slayer day so i guess everyone including family members can F off just for today......
Amazing

# Jun 6, 2010 @ 3:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. wilco writes:

hell yeah a other year over all ready

have to plan my reign in blood party soon
last year we got f***ing wasted and did eat raw meat full of blood on the song reign in blood
time for a fun night full of slayer and bbq

# Jun 6, 2010 @ 6:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. hellrat writes:

hhmmm ....christian cows & piggies, blind?

well, i guess them jews got their kosher beef, so why not eh?

there sure as hell a fvckin lot of SHEEP of either persuasion ;)

NP---ghosts of war---south of heaven

# Jun 6, 2010 @ 9:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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