Slayer formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. Their 1986 release of “Reign in Blood” was considered “the heaviest album of all time” by Kerrang! Magazine, ranked sixth greatest metal band of all time by MTV, as well as voted for “Best Guitarist/Guitar Team” in Revolver’s reader poll. They have released nine studio albums, four which have received gold certification in the USA.

Slayer received three Grammy nominations, winning two; one in 2007 for the song “Eyes of the Insane” and in 2008 for the song “Final Six”. Slayer is going on tour this fall with Megadeth to relaunch their Canadian Carnage Tour from November 8 through November 13.

Fun Fun Fun Fest: Snoop Dogg, Slayer, Television Top Eclectic Austin Lineup
Summary by Erica LaCentra, TicketNews Staff On Wednesday, organizers of the Austin, Texas based Fun Fun Fun Fest announced the lineup for the three-day event which will take place November 8-10. Headliners for the 8th annual fest will include the likes of Snoop Dogg, Slayer, Television, and MGMT. This... Read more
Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax join forces for Big 4 Festival
Those holding out hope for a “Big 4” tour of North America will have to keep waiting. Thrash metal titans Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax announced today, January 25, that they will share a stage in the United States for the first time ever — but only for a... Read more
Slayer, Megadeth tour adds Anthrax to new ‘American Carnage’ concert plans
After completing two rounds of touring together this summer, Slayer and Megadeth have announced plans for a second leg of the American Carnage Tour. The fall tour will receive an extra shot of adrenaline with the addition of Anthrax to the lineup. The trio of bands, who first toured... Read more
Slayer, Megadeth tour back on track for 2010 ‘Carnage’ dates
While a back injury prevented Slayer and Megadeth from completing their early 2010, the metal titans have rallied together to reschedule the trek for later this year. The crews’ recently postponed American Carnage Tour dates are now set for summer 2010. Six Canadian performances, originally booked for November 2009,... Read more
Megadeth tour celebrates ‘Rust in Peace’ anniversary after Slayer cancellations
Over the past few months, Megadeth has had two co-headlining ventures cancelled due to health issues within the ranks of tour partner Slayer. But the heavy metal crew will stay on track with a new spring tour, celebrating the 20th anniversary of its seminal 1990 album “Rust in Peace.”... Read more
Slayer tour cancels ‘Carnage’ for second time due to back injury
Slayer has postponed all dates of its early 2010 touring season, which was supposed to launch this week in North America before continuing on to the UK and Europe in early spring. The national dates were part of Slayer’s co-headlining American Carnage Tour with Megadeth. Dates had been booked... Read more
Slayer, Megadeth tour plots ‘American Carnage’ concerts for 2010
A back injury forced Slayer to postpone its fall tour with Megadeth, but both heavy metal troupes will regroup in 2010 for a new co-headlining venture. The American Carnage Tour will launch on January 18 at the WaMu Theater in Seattle, WA, and continues through a February 23 show... Read more
Slayer tour postpones ‘Canadian Carnage’ dates with Megadeth
A back injury in Slayer has forced the hard rock band to postpone its five-date Canadian Carnage Tour with touring partners Megadeth. Veteran rocker Tom Araya, bassist and vocalist for Slayer, is being treated for a performance-related back injury. According to a statement on the band’s official Web site,... Read more
Megadeth, Slayer, Hatebreed and more: Daily tour recap
Hard rock will rule the roads in the coming months as Slayer, Megadeth and Hatebreed all unveil North American concert itineraries for late 2009. Those plans and more are part of the daily tour recap for September 15, as compiled by TicketNews. Slayer is heading back out on the... Read more
Megadeth, Slayer tours team for ‘Canadian Carnage’ dates in June
Thrash metal veterans Megadeth and Slayer will launch a brief musical massacre north of the boarder this summer. The co-headline Canadian Carnage rampage will make four stops in three provinces, beginning with a June 24 concert at General Motors Place in Vancouver, BC. After launching, the tour will stop... Read more