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Slayer Frontman Tom Araya Honoured In Chile

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Slayer frontman Tom Araya was honoured last friday (June 3rd) in his birth place of Viña del Mar, Chile, where he received the key to the city. This is the first official recognition of Chile to Tom Araya, who left Chile at five years of age with his family for the US. You can check out a video of the ceremony below. When asked about receiving the key, Araya stated:

"I think it's awesome. I'm kind of speechless, I don't what to say. They're probably gonna change the locks when they give me the key. (Laughs) It's an honour. It leaves me speechless. I don't have a reply. I'm more speechless than anything. It's not something I expected. It's cool. That's never happened before. You see other people receive rewards like that, but usually it's people of political status or someone that's really done something for the community or done something important. I'm excited. I don't know what to expect. All I can say is: thank you. That's about it."

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1. Kimacus writes:

*unlocks gates of hell*

# Jun 6, 2011 @ 4:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Blindgreed1 writes:

Nice, and today is International SLAYER day. \m/\m/

NP: Hallowed Point.

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3. j420 writes:

thats metal as hell concrats to tom araya slayer all the way

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4. You_All_R_FAG writes:

wow! arent them suppose to be death already?

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5. pinto_beans writes:

^ No this is Slayer, not Death. Can you say SLAY-ER? DERP!

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