Just days after we announced that progressive Canadian hard-rockers Rush were calling it quits after 40+ years of living in the limelight, we’re getting word that another beloved outfit is disbanding. Thrash-metal pioneers Slayer announced that their next world tour will be there last. Known for their relentless riffs and satanic imagery, Slayer have been heavy-metal mainstays since the musical genre exploded in the 1980s.
Per Indie Wire:
“After 35 years, it’s time to like, collect my pension,” frontman Tom Araya said in an interview from 2016. He spoke about his priorities shifting since he became a family man, although playing live still gave him incredible energy. “I like singing and just spitting that s—t out and convincing everybody that this guy is a f—ing maniac. It’s like acting. You feel the lyrics and you show them with your facial expressions, your body expressions, your intensity — I love that s—t.”
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