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Contact: Dag Hansen
International Day of Slayer
PO Box 1004
Alief, TX 77411
(512) 553-4544
pr@nationaldayofslayer.org

International Day of Slayer Becomes Yearly Holiday
After Guitarist's Death, Fans of Metal Adopt Holiday

Summary: Recognizing that Slayer is a symbol of all that's right with metal, the heavy metal holiday "International Day of Slayer" has become a yearly holiday to celebrate metal through the metaphor of Slayer on June 6th of each year.

In the wake of Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman's death, the directors of the International Day of Slayer -- the Slayer-centric holiday that sprang to life on 6/6/06 -- announce a change in the status the celebration of this year's version of "the world's first heavy metal holiday."

"With the passing of Jeff Hanneman, it would be reasonable to assume that the 2013 celebration of the International Day of Slayer would be a somber one," said Hessian spokesperson and International Day of Slayer CEO Jim Tate, "but nothing could be further from the truth. This year more than any other demands full engagement and celebration from Slayer fans and hessians across the globe." Tate explained that the term "Hessian," derived from the long-haired maniacal mercenaries of the revolutionary war, is a term of cultural self-reference for metal fans.

He explained that the significance of the International Day of Slayer goes far beyond Slayer. "The outside world was once again forced to reckon with us as a cultural movement when they acknowledged the loss of one of metal's most important figures, so it would be a mistake to simply hang our heads and close up shop. Jeff made music that was loud and defiant, and we must continue to uphold this standard in how we commemorate him and represent the hessian community," said Tate.

Many commentators view Slayer as the "archetypal metal band" because of their uncompromising approach, their weaving of a mythology combining technology and occultism, and their unapologetic pursuit of a lifestyle apart from what modern society considers normal. In fact, some consider Slayer the saviors of heavy metal, which was veering toward the populist path which would lead to its assimilation by rock music, and absorption into a "metal-flavored" version of rock for sale as a mainstream product.

International Day of Slayer CTO Dag Hansen spoke up on this point. "Pizza wasn't invented in Italy, Chinese restaurant food was invented in New York, Sri Racha sauce was created in California, Dutch ovens aren't Dutch and French fries have no relation to France," Hansen. said. "We don't want metal to become another culture absorbed by the money machine and turned into a pale imitation of itself."

"We at IDoS ask you to again stand up in the name of Slayer, in the name of metal, and in the name of Jeff Hanneman, and remind the rest of the planet that we are here, and we will not be going away anytime soon," said Tate. "Good music is heroic and ultimately immortal, and now more than ever, the music of Slayer is exactly that. They created the battle hymns that so many of us have used to navigate our lives, ones we will continue to rely upon to as the days ahead grow ever darker. We cannot let these works fade with time. It is sometimes hard to remember that Slayer is comprised of mortal men like ourselves, but with the proper dedication and stewardship, their works can last a thousand years and join the ranks of masters like Beethoven and Wagner. This is what we must strive for by insisting on bands like Slayer for us and future generations."

Reminding listeners that as every year, this year the International Day of Slayer will be on the same date, with the same agenda. "Join us. It is never too late to make your voice heard. Metal is the mission, Slayer is our weapon. On June 6th, stand with us to celebrate as visibly as we can," said Tate. "Don't go to work, listen to Slayer!"

The International Day of Slayer website exhorts users to:

* Listen to Slayer at full blast in your car.
* Listen to Slayer at full blast in your home.
* Listen to Slayer at full blast at your place of employment.
* Listen to Slayer at full blast in any public place you prefer.

DO NOT use headphones! The objective of this day is for everyone within earshot to understand that it is the National Day of Slayer. National holidays in America aren't just about celebrating; they're about forcing it upon non-participants.
Taking that participation to a problematic level

* Stage a "Slay-out." Don't go to work. Listen to Slayer.
* Have a huge block party that clogs up a street in your neighborhood. Blast Slayer albums all evening. Get police cruisers and helicopters on the scene. Finish with a full-scale riot.
* Spray paint Slayer logos on churches, synagogues, or cemeteries.
* Play Slayer covers with your own band (since 99% of your riffs are stolen from Slayer anyway).
* Kill the neighbor's dog and blame it on Slayer.

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ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SLAYER

Started in 2006 as both a parody of the "National Day of Prayer" and a tribute to the band that singlehandedly brought the intensity back to heavy metal, the International Day of Slayer is a holiday for all who appreciate metal music and specifically, the works of Slayer. To celebrate, go to [forbidden link] and read the instructions there.

ABOUT SLAYER

Slayer is a speed/death metal band from California who starting in 1983 unleashed a new style of music based on fast tremolo phrasal riffs and chaotic solos, merging the ideological outlook of punk with the metal tendency to find mythology lurking behind the behavior of humans. For more information, visit the band at [forbidden link]

ABOUT JEFF HANNEMAN

Jeff Hanneman, one of the founding members of Slayer, is credited with inventing much of the band's sound and metaphorical approach to lyrics, as well as writing much of its most stirring material. He passed away unexpectedly on May 2, 2013. A public memorial service was held for him at the Hollywood Palladium on May 23.



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If you'd like more information about this topic, or would like to schedule an interview, please contact Dag Hansen at (512) 553-4544 or pr@nationaldayofslayer.org.
HardAttack
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I like metal, and Slayer, but why June 6th? I'd prefer people remember June 6th as the day U.S., Canadian and English forces stormed the Normandy beaches and gave their lives up in 1944 to topple the Axis powers during WWII. Not the day where people listen to an 80's metal band and call out of work.
mmmmmmhmmm

That's exactly what I've been trying to say.

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" It is sometimes hard to remember that Slayer is comprised of mortal men like ourselves, but with the proper dedication and stewardship, their works can last a thousand years and join the ranks of masters like Beethoven and Wagner. This is what we must strive for by insisting on bands like Slayer for us and future generations."

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Quote by HardAttack
I like metal, and Slayer, but why June 6th? I'd prefer people remember June 6th as the day U.S., Canadian and English forces stormed the Normandy beaches and gave their lives up in 1944 to topple the Axis powers during WWII. Not the day where people listen to an 80's metal band and call out of work.

June 6 = 6/6...it's a reference to 666. The stupid thing is, Slayer aren't even satanists.

Anyway, this whole thing seems incredibly stupid...
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eh it's a novelty thing but i still get a kick out of having one day in the year where I specifically blast Slayer all day and make other people listen to Slayer
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Open up your funky mind and you can fly

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I want to try that while playing the opening riff to "Tempting Time".

0-0-0-13-0-0-0-0-13 or something like that alalalala but It;s so heavy and off time and awesome and you could not f**k anyone to it.


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Only listening to Slayer on Slayer day is super hardkore radikvlt.

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Well my job is listening to Slayer so I don't know how they can expect me to take off work
Who are you? The prince of darkness? Don't you have any friends?




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Quote by Kytokinesis
Well my job is listening to Slayer so I don't know how they can expect me to take off work


you will have to work over-time.
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ive never seen anyone stay committed to a parody for 7 years
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I don't even know what autotrolled means but aight


Just self-trolled. Sort of like one time, I bought this CD by this band that was really terrible. I believed in the cool cover, and trolled myself out of $16
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i'm not sure you understand what trolling actually means...
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Be careful he could be trolling about the definition of trolling. In which case any attempt to correct him could result in an autotroll

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rg_metal
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He swallowed black nail polish and shat the word 'motherfucker' onto a non-metal kid. Rad.

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Quote by deathmetalcult
Trolling is the art of revealing pre-existing self-deception through provocation.

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I find your definition to be lacking.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=trolling

Being a prick on the internet because you can. Typically unleashing one or more cynical or sarcastic remarks on an innocent by-stander, because it's the internet and, hey, you can.



Also, you're a bad troll.
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Actually, in this one instance I agree with him. Trolling can be a perfectly valid means of argument, and is generally one of the most entertaining and enjoyable as well.
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Actually, in this one instance I agree with him. Trolling can be a perfectly valid means of argument, and is generally one of the most entertaining and enjoyable as well.

He's not being entertaining; he's being an idiot.
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^ I can't whack off all day at work though.


So you're saying I should whack off to Gianna Michaels while listening to Show no Mercy, Hell Awaits, Reign in Blood, South of Heaven, and Seasons in the Abyss tomorrow?

I'm okay with that.
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The album that changed it all, for me. One of the best examples of the cover artwork being channeled through the album. I'd still class it as death metal really, pure darkness.
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I want to try that while playing the opening riff to "Tempting Time".

0-0-0-13-0-0-0-0-13 or something like that alalalala but It;s so heavy and off time and awesome and you could not f**k anyone to it.


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I remember this event. Guess I look forward to a Slayer marathon tomorrow.

^ Hell Awaits is phenomenal, but South of Heaven is Slayer's clincher for me. Those were the days, when every single song on the album was a classic in its own right.
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progbass
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Easily favorite holiday of the year.

Engage in depravity, booze, and the Uber Hessian scriptures of Slayer. Can't wait. 7 hours and counting
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Blasted Show No Mercy thru South of Heaven today with the windows down. Informed one of my coworkers of the holiday and he played Angel of Death on his computer speakers was great fun.
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