Slayer’s Merchandising Company Taking Legal Action Against Bootleggers

According to the Northern California Record, Global Merchandising Services, who have exclusive merchandising rights to Slayer, have filed a federal suit in an effort to get local law enforcement to crack down on bootleggers throughout the band’s North American farewell tour. The site goes on to say the complaint was filed for “trademark infringement and unfair competition against various unnamed defendants.” The suit was filed before the May 10 opening date of the trek. You can read more about all that HERE.

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Here’s Some Footage & The Setlist From The First Date Of Slayer’s Farewell Tour

Slayer officially kicked off their farewell tour at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California last night (May 10). You can see some footage, along with the setlist from the show below. Photos are also available over at sandiegouniontribune.com.

Setlist:

01. Repentless
02. Blood Red
03. Disciple
04. Mandatory Suicide
05. Hate Worldwide
06. War Ensemble
07. Jihad
08. When The Stillness Comes
09. Postmortem
10. Black Magic
11. Payback
12. Seasons In The Abyss
13. Dittohead
14. Dead Skin Mask
15. Hell Awaits

Encore:

16. South Of Heaven
17. Raining Blood
18. Chemical Warfare
19. Angel Of Death

[via Blabbermouth]

Slayer Announce Farewell European/UK Tour With Lamb Of God, Anthrax & Obituary

Slayer have officially announced the European/UK leg of their farewell tour. Lamb Of God, Anthrax and Obituary will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

11/01 Dublin, IRE – 3Arena
11/03 London, UK – Wembley Arena
11/05 Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena
11/07 Birmingham, UK – Birmingham BCA
11/09 Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
11/10 Newcastle, UK – Metro Radio Arena
11/12 Glasgow, UK – The Hydro SSE
11/14 Dortmund, GER – Westfalenhalle
11/15 Zwolle, NET – IJsselhal
11/17 Madrid, SPA – Palacio Vistalegre
11/18 Barcelona, SPA – St. Jordi
11/20 Milan, ITA – Mediolanum Forum
11/21 Zurich, SWI – Halle 622
11/23 Vienna, AUT – Stadthalle
11/24 Freiburg, GER – SICK ARENA
11/26 Hamburg, GER – Barclaycard Arena
11/27 Lodz, POL – Atlas Arena
11/29 Munich, GER Olympiahalle
11/30 Erfurt, GER – Messehalle
12/02 Berlin, GER – Mercedes-Benz Arena
12/03 Copenhagen, DEN – Royal Arena
12/05 Stockholm, SWE – Hovet
12/06 Oslo, NOR – Spektrum
12/08 Helsinki, FIN – Helsingin Jäähalli

The North American dates for Slayer’s farewell tour can be found HERE.

Slayer Reportedly Recruit Lamb Of God, Anthrax, & Obituary For European Farewell Dates

It looks like the European leg of Slayer’s farewell will see the band touring with Lamb Of God, Anthrax, and Obituary. According to Blabbermouth, the following dates have leaked out:

11/14 Dortmund, GER
11/15 Zwolle, NET – IJsselhallen
11/24 Freiburg, GER
11/26 Hamburg, GER
11/29 München, GER
11/30 Erfurt, GER
12/02 Berlin, GER

Stay tuned for an official announcement. The North American dates For Slayer’s farewell tour can be found HERE.

Slayer Share Unboxing Video For “Repentless” 6.66″ Vinyl Box Set

Slayer have shared an unboxing video for their new “Repentless” collector’s box set. That release will be available on June 6, and it will come with all the album tracks spread out across six EPs pressed on 6.66” vinyl.

Slayer’s Kerry King Appears On “The Jim Jefferies Show” During A Segment On “Incels”

During last night’s (May 1) episode of “The Jim Jefferies Show,” Slayer’s Kerry King made an appearance during a segment on “incels”(short for “involuntary celibates”), who are essentially misogynistic assholes that try to blame women for their inability to get laid. During the segment, Jefferies had King explain how he slept with “hundreds of desirable women” despite his looks. You can watch the full segment below, and see King’s part at about the 5:30 mark.

[via Metal Injection]