Slayer Downs Nu Metal
SLAYER frontman Tom Araya was quoted in the October 12th edition of the Swedish daily newspaper Aftonbladet as saying that he's always been afraid to fly and that the terrorist attack on September 11th has increased this fear. SLAYER were booked to fly to Europe on Sept 11th, but had to reschedule the flight. Tom was still prepared to fly because the band's first reaction was to never let the fans down. When asked if PANTERA, who in a recent Swedish interview claimed that they're not afraid of anyone, aren't chickens for not daring to fly to Europe, Araya says:
"Their steel has started to wither, I guess." Furthermore, in the interview, which was conducted on the tour bus at the October 2nd tour stop in Stockholm, Araya reveals that he doesn't share SLAYER guitarist Kerry King's enthusiasm for SLIPKNOT. “We're better than the new metal, or ‘nu metal’, as it's called. As far as heaviness and aggression [goes], no one beats SLAYER. A lot of bands suck." When asked to name the specific acts that he was referring to, Tom stated: "SLIPKNOT, LIMP BIZKIT, LINKIN PARK... MUDVAYNE are cool, though. INSANE CLOWN POSSE are crap. Standing up and screaming to pre-recorded music — anyone can sing karaoke."
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