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Slayer Officially Break Up

For a while I have been hearing about a Slayer break up, but refused to post anything about it here due to the fact that something this important shouldn't be tossed around until it's confirmed. It has been confirmed and the story is as follows:

According to sources close to the band, and Kerry King's official statements. Slayer have officially broken up. Here is the reason Metalunderground.com was given for the break up:

“All members of Slayer have all realized that they no longer want to pursue their careers in the band. They are all moving on to do several different music projects. They came to realize this after they were almost near completion of their upcoming album. The follow-up to “God Hates Us All” was supposed to be released this summer as well. Also, due to this the band will not be performing at any shows including Ozzfest.”

When asked about this Kerry King said the following:

“I honestly didn’t see any future anymore for Slayer, everything just wasn’t feeling right anymore and I hate to leave our fans out there like this but we all feel it’s the best for us at this time. I will be involved with a few other projects as well. I will be teaming up with Avril Lavigne and Ben Moody (former Evanescence guitarist) on the new Avril cd that will be out sometime late this year, or early next year. A tour is said to follow as well. As many of you probably will disown me for this, nothing will make me change my mind, it is what I want to do. As for Tom and the rest of the guys, they are starting a new project with Creed’s guitarist Mark Tremonti. I do not know how well these new projects will work out, or how any of you will react to this. As I said this is what we all decided upon and I wish you all the thanks in the world for being the greatest fans anyone could ever ask for! Thank you all for your love and support over the years, but as I said this is the end of Slayer, every band has it’s demise eventually, this band lasted over 20 years which is more then most bands can say for themselves.”

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1. metalhead644 writes:

heh heh heh

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 5:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. bigmotherfucker writes:

Thats almost as believable as Phil OD'ing on brown sugar enough of this april fools day sh**

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 5:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. hell yah writes:

Avril and Kerry will tear sh** up....or he'll tear her up

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 5:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. MetalAteMyKids writes:

holy sh** man, this is truely a sad sad day, first Phil dying, then slayer breaking up?! what the f*** man, today is the worst day in metal ever!

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 6:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Guy writes:

i think its a bunch of bullsh*t to be honest, y the f*k would kerry king go into avril lavigne?! or evenscene for christ sake! no way in hell no way, i bet its april fools totally and i still dnt believe that phil is dead, just like that no way

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 6:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. bondservnt writes:

Yeah... and I'm joining creed with them!

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 6:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Steven writes:

Bullsh** Bullsh** Bullsh**. This April Fool's thing has gone far enough. Seriously Metallica/Megadeth tour, Phil (the f***ing man) Anselmo OD'ing on brown sugar, and now Slayer breaking up and Kerry playing for Avril Lavigne. NO f***ING WAY!!! I'd like to see Avril sing and perform with arguably one of the best speed metal guitarists in history. Yeah Right! Notice all three of these stories were posted by the same person also. And if all of this is true, although it's very doubtful, what a suck-ass day for heavy metal...besides Metallica and Megadeth AND In Flames...that would be pretty f***ing sweet!

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 6:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Dave Fitz the Butcher writes:

If this is indeed an April Fool's joke...i hope the culprit of this "joke" runs into a man similar to Albert Fish

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 7:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. casey writes:

bull sh**ttttt

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 8:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. casey writes:

bull sh**ttttt

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 8:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Dupedu2 writes:

Avril F*cking Lavigne....put down the f*ckin crack pipe!!! Evaf*cukingnesence... what a steaming pile of sh**e!

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 8:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Dark-Calibur writes:

That couldn't be...

# Apr 2, 2004 @ 12:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Dark-Calibur writes:

Avril?Evanessence?Creed?huh?what the f***!!!! WHAT THE F***!!!! AAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I HATE THIS $HIT!!!!!

# Apr 2, 2004 @ 12:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. rich writes:

now why would you f***in state a lie like this.don't you know you should and could be shot for that......but then again i yhink that's to good for a d*** like you maybe you should come to one of there shows and say that right in the middle of the pit see if you get out alive bye b****

# Apr 2, 2004 @ 12:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. CorrosiveMind writes:

hey rich, just figured since it's now April 2nd I would finally comment. This whole sh** that went down today, I admit I may have went to far. But the point of April Fools day is to f*** with people, make them either p***ed, worried, scared, or nervous. I believe I've done all of those today so I feel accomplished. I can't believe half the people believed any of my stories but it was still great while it lasted until people caught on. However, I am a huge Pantera fan and I love them very much, hell I just went to the Damageplan/Hatebreed Head Bangers Ball show in Philly 2 nights ago so I love my pantera/damageplan/superjoint and down all equally. There is a problem with this country these days, people are way to sensitive, take a chill pill everyone it's called a joke.

Also, the Slayer one I knew no one would believe, but still out of the spirit of the day I posted that too. Also, I love Slayer as well, I've seen them live quite a few times and they're amazing, I'm very much looking forward to Ozzfest this year as well. So to all the people who said "you deserve to be shot" "you are a f***ing prick" and sh** like that ......lighten up, it's a joke, if you can't take a joke and have to get all bitter about it, then get out of america, i miss the way our country used to be, when people could take jokes like these with a grain-of-salt and not get p***ed about them. To everyone that caught on, congrats you're not as gullible as others, no offense to those that did either, I tried making them very close to possibly true, and completely impossible.

# Apr 2, 2004 @ 3:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. randomkilling writes:

hey corrosivemind, April fools day is about surprising people (which yeah you did) but not about pissing people off or scaring the hell out of them by making them think someone they worship as much as Phil Anselmo is dead. Yeah the other posts were all lighhearted and couldnt be taken seriously, but you gotta remember that the first 'joke' post you put up was the Phil Anselmo one... Yeah it was a pretty bullsh** story and pretty hard to beleive, but obviously some people did. I think everyones p***ed off at the poor taste of it.

# Apr 2, 2004 @ 5:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. pooploser writes:

yea how would he feel if i called him and was like your mom died in the hospital or hay guy your parents are gettin devorsed or some thin like that.

# Apr 2, 2004 @ 9:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Jesus Schwartz writes:

...anyone who worships Phil Anselmo should re-evaluate their priorities and listen to the second Superjoint Ritual album again; he's nowhere near divine...besides, the story mentioned Rex among those who found him dead on the tour bus; what was Rex doing there? he's not in SJR! unless he was Phil's connection for brown sugar...

# Apr 2, 2004 @ 12:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. john writes:

lmfao..its all bull sh** everything is bull sh** mawhahaha... cuz slayer is still playing for ozz fest and there new cd god hates us all is out mahwahah du f***s~1

# Apr 2, 2004 @ 12:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. randomkilling writes:

I got heaps o respect for Phil from his Pantera and Down days, I havent listened to SJR and aint gonna bother with it, reckon he shoulda never split with Pantera in the first place. but i reckon he needs to be worshipped for his old sh** and if he had died it wouldve been a sad day for metal !!!.

# Apr 2, 2004 @ 1:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. deathbringer writes:

Late reply on the "your mom dying" response. 1) If they described it and the details were all messed up, I'd probably not beleive it til I confirmed it elsewhere, 2) If it were April 1st, I'd wonder if it were a sick joke. CorrosiveMind is a sick f***er ;-)

# Apr 2, 2004 @ 8:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. CorrosiveMind writes:

hey, to all the people i truely offended yesterday i take back the "f*** you" statement, i apologize, it was cold hearted, but i'm a sick guy what can i tell you? i get my sense of humor from people like Jim Norton and Andrew Dice Clay what else could you expect? lol but seriously, i will try to post more tasteful jokes next year if i don't get booted off for getting loud with people on the message boards here heh...nah i will keep the being a "d***head" as a few of you have so politely put it lol...again i apologize to anyone who i've offended, i like to be controversial what can i say? i'll tone it down next time though...later people!!!

# Apr 3, 2004 @ 12:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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