SLAYER To Visit U.S. Troops; U.S. Headlining Trek To Kick Off In January

The members of the thrash metal band SLAYER will take a few hours off from their current European "Unholy Alliance Tour" schedule to pay a visit to the 52nd Services Squadron located on the Spangdahlem U.S. Air Force Base in Germany on Wednesday, November 8. With a sizeable chunk of SLAYER's core audience being enlisted men and women, this will be the band's first-ever visit to a military base.

The band, whose latest release, "Christ Illusion", deals with the brutality of war and religions fanaticism, scrutinizing America's role in Iraq and Afghanistan, will spend a couple of hours meeting and chatting with the soldiers, signing autographs, and possibly viewing a fighter aircraft or two.

Upon returning home just before Thanksgiving, SLAYER will take the holidays off and then launch a headlining tour of the U.S. Dates are still being confirmed and will be announced shortly, but the intended cities for the tour include:

Tucson, AZ
Las Vegas, NV
Los Angeles, CA
Sacramento, CA
Reno, NV
Salt Lake City, UT
Fargo, ND
Sioux Falls, SD
Kansas City, MO
Atlantic City, NJ
Providence, RI
New York, NY
Ottawa, ONT CANADA
London, ONT CANADA
Hamilton, ONT CANADA
Rochester, NY
Youngstown, OH
Columbus, OH
Indianapolis, IN
Myrtle Beach, SC
Orlando, FL
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Washington, D.C.

As previously reported, Holland's FaceCulture interviewed SLAYER guitarist Kerry King just before their gig in Den Bosch, Holland. King spoke about the group's new album, "Christ Illusion", collecting and breeding snakes, the return of Dave Lombardo, METALLICA's "Master of Puppets" album, the "Some Kind of Monster" documentary, and the Big Four of thrash metal, among other topics. Watch the interview in three parts at this location.

SLAYER's video for the song "Eyes of the Insane" has been posted online exclusively at MP3.com.

SLAYER's "Christ Illusion" album, which debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard chart in August, has sold 127,000 copies in the United States since its Aug. 8 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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