Testament Frontman Remembers Ending Up in Hospital With Slayer Singer, Screaming 'Satan Rules Your Holes!'

"That one goes in the books as a pretty f--ked up night," Chuck Billy adds.

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Testament vocalist Chuck Billy recently took a moment of his time to share an unbelievably metal story from back in the day, involving fellow metal singer Tom Araya from Slayer.

As Chuck told Affliction, the escapade took place in Scotland in 1992 during the Clash of the Titans tour.

"There was a lot of drinking involved, it was Jack Daniels that night," Billy kicked off. "Me and Tom got wasted. I remember getting into the elevator and it had this menu with glass. I don't know why, but it looked like it needed to be broken, so I punched it and I cut my wrist open right here, still got the big scar.

"I was bleeding all over the place and I went, 'You know what? Let's go downstairs to the bar!' And I was bleeding - I remember just walking up to Jeff Hanneman and rubbing my blood over his blonde hair!", Chuck excitingly continued.

"So me and Tom ended up going to the hospital; Tom's barefooted, we're both wasted and in a hospital, there's a bunch of people, we're trying to get in, of course we're drunk so we're like, 'Where's the f--king doctor?! Get over here!'

"They were scared to get us in there and they got us into the room, the doctor's shaking to get me stitched up and Tom's like, 'Come here! Gimme that, I'll stitch him up! F--k, gimme that thing, I used to be an ambulance driver! I'll just stitch him up, come on!'

Ultimately, Billy ended up with three stitches from the doctor. "It looked horrible, I got a terrible scar 'cause he did such a bad job."

Sharing an awesome detail, Chuck added, "Tom just watered out there while the doctor was doing it, I could just hear him yelling out in the hallway, 'Satan rules your a-shole!' That one goes in the books as a pretty f--ked up night."

So there's your fresh dose of metal for the day, you could say it's nearly as metal as the one about Slayer and Exodus nailing pizza to the hotel room ceiling.

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    Tom just watered out there I thought he was saying Tom took a leak in the hallway. Seems to fit with the rest of the story.
    lol no but he did piss in cronos(venom) hair during the ultimate revenge tour causing a fist fight between the two. Slayer could't stop laughing for a week, seeing tom walk around with a black eye.
    Both Tom and Chuck seems like cool, chill dudes. They're not as outspoken or intense like Mustaine, or as cheesy as Hetfield, or as (fill in the blank) as (insert any of the hundred musicians who played/sang in Exodus).
    Most these guys from classic thrash bands are like some of the most friendly and cool persons.
    True, but I wouldn't call getting hammered and slashing your wrists cool
    He punched a glass menu in an elevator that looked like it needed punching. For fun. There is a vast gulf between that and slashing your wrists.
    This is pretty awesome. Chuck seems like a cool dude, and of course he's one hell of a vocalist.
    That's funny as f*ck, stupid as hell, but funny. Then again, why else would you do it?
    "Testament Frontman"? "Slayer Singer"? Seriously, do you think the two aren't famous enough for us to recognize by their names?
    Such a heartwarming story to tell during Thanksgiving dinner. Just picture it: Chuck sitting on the table with his family, going "...and then he said, "Satan rules your a-hole!" Wild laughter all around.
    he looks exactly like tom in everyway wow haha! maybe add a few pounds though..
    I love both bands, but having spent a fair amount of time in hospital A&E's with my wife and 2 daughters, I'm failing to see the funny side of a couple of drunks intimidating staff and clogging up the system. Assholes.
    Those who are commenting on the "stupidity" of the 2 gents in this story maybe a little too young to remember but once upon a time rock stars were expected to be obnoxious. It was actually one of the cooler things about being a famous musician. Living in excess was simply a reward for being a rockstar. Rules did not apply and the record company/tour manager would bail you out of any trouble you got into. There were no whiney rockstars (except the cure and morrissey). Rockers reveled in an Excess is best lifestyle filled with things mere mortals could only dream of. It was a decade of decadence. Frankly I think music has started to take itself too seriously and miss them glory days.
    I remember reading this in a Guitar World article about the Clash of the Titans tour. Why the hell is UG posting this now?