We shouldn’t need to tell you how much Thrash Hits loves Slayer. If Slayer was a lady, we would love them in a sexy way. If Slayer was a man, we’d be having a full-on bro-mance with them. Well, we would, but we suspect Kerry King would probaly beat us round their head with a BC Rich and feed us to his snakes. So you can bet your bottom dollar that Thrash Hits is gonna be playing Tom Araya and co as loud as our stereo will go today, in honour of the fourth International Day of Slayer.
If you somehow didn’t already know, the International (formerly National) Day of Slayer was first held on that most Satanic of calendar alignments, June 6, 2006 (that’s 6/6/6, for anyone slow on the uptake). It’s purpose? To highlight just how goddamn awesome Slayer are, by getting Slayer fans to play the thrash legends’ music as loud as possible, as often as possible, to as many people as possible. Even if they don’t want to hear it.
It couldn’t come at a better time this year, with Slayer having revealed this week that their tenth studio album has the somewhat-baffling title of World Painted Blood. Ooo-kay. They’ve clearly been very busy working on it, as they couldn’t find the time to use anything other than a shitty mobile phone-camera to film this message to fans:
Watch a message from Tom Araya about the International Day of Slayer
From Joel McIver breaking the news that the band were considering breaking up following the release of World Painted Blood, right through to our Slayer-themed first official Thrash Hits Spotify Slaylist, Slayer have been a regular part of Thrash Hits since Day 1. That’s not gonna change anytime soon, and we’re gonna crank up that Slaylist till everyone in London knows it, believe you me.
We’ll just keep quiet about how Slayer were the slightly disputed kings of Thrash following our poll…
I guess you can’t win ’em all, eh?