The iconic heavy metal group Slayer is calling it quits – but not before a final trek across the U.S.
A video was released today with a silhouette of a man digging dirt with a shovel and staking a cross into the ground to a mark a spot. An audio track portraying a man’s deep, calm voice is heard in the background.
“To every story, there is a tragedy,” the voice says. “Life is a book filled with chapters. Some tell stories of a good time, some tell stories of the dark. To every monster, there’s a hero. To every nightmare, we all wake up. To every story, there’s a final chapter. Some monsters can become human. Other monsters reap for revenge. This is the end of the monsters.”
Coming Fall 2019 pic.twitter.com/gmsnzVRlGN
— Slayer (@Slayer) July 1, 2019
The trek is slated to take place this fall and rumors show that Primus and Ministry will provide support.
While the group has already hit cities across the U.S. on their farewell tour, the band noted late last year that the demand is still high and even after 36 years, Slayer is “bigger than ever before.” They said that throughout 2019, they’ll head out on one more tour across the globe, hitting as many cities as possible.
“We’ve been blown away by the response we’ve been getting here in North America,” guitarist Kerry King said in a press release after the first U.S. leg of the farewell run. “We’ve heard about fans who have driven five, six hours, or flown in from other cities or countries to see us, so we want to assure our fans that we’ll be on the road through 2019 and will get to as many places around the world as possible to make it easier for everyone to come and see us one last time.”
Slayer has been touring in support of their most recent record, 2015’s Repentless. The group has released hard-hitting albums throughout the past two decades, including World Painting Blood, Christ illusion, and God Hates Us All, but they are still best-known for 80’s and 90’s tracks like “South of Heaven,” “Angel of Death,” and “Seasons In The Abyss.”
While no dates have been confirmed at this time, fans should expect an official tour announcement in the coming weeks.
Photo: Slayer Live | Credits: Troy Fisher