Slayer Tease New Music Video in Preparation for Upcoming Tour
Slayer... sorry, SLAAAAYERRRR!!! ... are heading back out on the road in relentless support of their 2015 effort, Repentless. The tour, which will also feature Bay Area thrash legends Testament and goregrind pioneers Carcass, kicks off on Friday (Feb. 19) and the excitement for the commencement just got even higher. With the music video for the title track a raving, blood-drenched success, Slayer are preparing for more violence in their upcoming video for "You Against You."
Playing in a field amidst the wreckage of a plane crash, the band packs a lot of entertainment into a mere 10 seconds of teaser footage. Tom Araya exclaims, "I had your back, but it's no use" and the clip cuts to a man on the ground wearing a beanie and bleeding from the lip. He looks up and is face-to-face with the end of a pistol. A gunshot is heard and the clip fades away, displaying the band's logo and a scrolling list of tour dates.
When Slayer take the stage, look out for Gary Holt's brand new, one-of-a-kind guitar in tow. The axeman, who splits his time between Slayer and Exodus, had a guitar painted from 18 vials of his own blood by artist Vincent Castiglia and debuted it at this year's NAMM event. It makes us wonder if he smashes this onstage, would it truly result in "Raining Blood?"
Testament will provide direct support for Slayer as they take a break from the studio to share the stage with one of their oldest contemporaries. Singer Chuck Billy recently suggested the title of the successor to 2012's Dark Roots of the Earth will be titled The Brootherhood of the Snake, which will also be the name of the first single Testament intend to release. In an interview with Full Metal Jackie, the frontman clued fans in on a timetable for the new record, stating, "As soon as that Slayer run is done, we go right into the studio until June to get the record finished. So by the time we hit Europe we should have a record mixed and sitting ready to go, hopefully get it out by June or July hopefully."
For a full list of tour dates, visit our 2016 Guide to Rock + Metal Tours.
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