SLAYER: 'Official' European Tour Dates Announced

Los Angeles-based thrash metal veterans SLAYER have announced the following European tour dates via their MySpace page:

June 20 - Kobetasonik - Bilbao, Spain
June 22 - Hellfest - Clisson, France
June 24 - Tasmajdan Arena - Belgrade, Serbia
June 25 - B1 Club - Moscow, Russia
June 27 - Bratislava - Tropfest , Slovakia
June 28 - Gods of Metal - Bologna Parco Nord, Italy
June 29 - Tuska Open Air - Helsinki, Finland
July 01 - Tallinn Exhibition Hall - Tallinn, Estonia
July 03 - Arvika Festival - Arvika, Sweden
July 04 - Rock Werchter - Werchter, Belgium
July 05 - Waldrock - Waldrock, Holland
July 06 - Roskilde - Roskilde, Denmark
July 09 - Super Bock Super Rock - Lisbon, Portugal
July 11 - La Plata - Merida, Spain
July 12 - Metalway Festival - Zaragoza, Spain

SLAYER won a Grammy in the "Best Metal Performance" category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 50th annual Grammy Awards, which was held on February 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. SLAYER was nominated for the track "The Final Six", from the band's 2007 limited-edition "Christ Illusion". The song, written by Araya and guitarist Jeff Hanneman and produced by Josh Abraham, is a chilling look at an hypothesized end of the world. The track made its debut last July as the "Single of the Week" on MySpace where it has since accumulated some 750,000 plays, an astounding number for a song that received no commercial airplay.

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