For those that missed it, there is some big news from the Slayer camp to report today,
Earlier this week Loudwire announced the winners of its fifth annual Loudwire Awards. And Slayer was among this year’s winners. The band received the award in the “Best Metal Video” category for the companion video to its song ‘Repentless,’ the title track from its recently released twelfth full-length studio recording. The video faced some tough competition from the likes of Iron Maiden, Slipknot, Mastodon, and Ghost. Ironically Ghost won the award in the “Best Metal Album” category. The video for ‘Repentless’ was shot at the Los Angeles women’s prison, Sybil Brand. It was directed by BJ McDonell and produced by Felissa Rose. McDonnell is best known for his work on the 2013 horror sequel, Hatchet III. He also worked as a cameraman on Jack Reacher, Tomorrowland, and The Interview. It also features cameos from some big names in the horror movie genre including: Danny Trejo (Machete, From Dusk Til Dawn, Once Upon A Time in Mexico), Tony Moran (Halloween’s Michael Meyers, American Poltergeist, Dead Bounty), Derek Mears (Predators, Friday The 13th, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunter), and Sean Whalen (Men in Black, Halloween II, Twister). When asked about the win, McDonnell praised the band’s competition as well as those that worked on the ‘Repentless’ video including the band. “We were up against some serious talent and great videos all around,” he said. “And I’m just overjoyed that we won. Everyone in our cast and crew worked their butts off to have the video truly represent the song and the band, and we think we achieved that. Working with Slayer has been a dream and I really hope to do it again soon. Thanks to everyone who voted for ‘Repentless.'” Audiences can check out the video for ‘Repentless’ online now via YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjb0j9l1sz4.
The announcement of the band’s big win is just one of the veteran metal act’s big announcements. The band has also announced that it will hit the road this winter for its 2016 North American Tour. The tour, which currently sees the band playing twenty-one dates, kicks off February 19th in Chicago, Illinois. The tour also includes a pair of dates in North Carolina on February 27th and 29th respectively. The band will be in Raleigh, NC at The Ritz on the 27th and at The Filmore in Charlotte on the 29th. Also along for the ride on the band’s upcoming tour will be Testament and Carcass. Fan club pre-sale tickets are on sale now online at http://slatanicwehrmacht.com/. General public pre-sales begin Friday, December 4th at 10am local time. General public tickets go on sale Saturday, December 5th at 10am local time. Information on VIP packages for the tour is available online now via Slayer’s official Facebook page. The band’s full tour schedule is listed below.
More information on the band’s tour is available online now along with more on the band’s big win for ‘Repentless’ and all of the band’s latest news at:
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