Laura Petrecca of USA Today is reporting that thrash-metal band SLAYER will release "Eternal Pyre", a five-tune EP, on June 6, 2006 — the sixth day of the sixth month of the sixth year; as in 666, the "number of the beast" or Anti-christ in the Bible's Book of Revelations — through teen store Hot Topic. It seems like a hex was put on their more elaborate plans for the day: The plans to release the full album were thwarted when they couldn't secure studio time, and the scheduled launch on Tuesday of their "Unholy Alliance" tour was thwarted by a band member's unexpected gallbladder surgery.Disturbingly dark death metal group DEICIDE, led by a Satanist frontman, will mark the day with two new songs on iTunes from its upcoming album "The Stench of Redemption". It, too, had a devil of a time trying to get the whole album out on the day. "It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but in the end it didn't work out," says Zeena Koda, a spokeswoman for its label, Earache. Read more at USAToday.com.
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