Updated: SLAYER 'Beauty Through Order' Video Making-Of Footage Available

***UPDATE***: The "Beauty Through Order" video has been removed from YouTube as it apparently has not yet been approved for release by the band and the label. However, you can still watch the making-of feature, which originally aired on BBC.***

"Beauty Through Order", the new video from SLAYER, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's latest album, "World Painted Blood", which was released on November 3, 2009 via American Recordings. The CD initially shipped with four special collector's edition covers. Each of the four covers displayed one-fourth of a provocative continental map illustrated with human skulls and bones; when placed together, the four images form a complete and grisly map of the world. All four of the initial CD packages included a special blood-red, see-through top panel with the map displayed beneath it.

Regarding "Beauty Through Order"'s lyrical content, bassist/vocalist Tom Araya previously said, "It's about the first known female serial killer." Added guitarist Jeff Hanneman: "I've been meaning to write a song about that for a long time. I couldn't figure out the angle, I was thinking, 'How does a woman write? I can't write like a woman I'm a guy!' Then I just figured, 'Well, she's evil; she has lots of power and killed people.' So I just started writing and the lyrics and they came out."

SLAYER's track "Hate Worldwide" was nominated for a Grammy Award in the "Best Metal Performance" category. The award eventually went to British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST, who were honored for the track "Dissident Aggressor", from the band's 2009 live album "A Touch of Evil: Live".

SLAYER and MEGADETH have announced the new, confirmed routing for the "American Carnage" North American Tour, which will commence with the rescheduled "Canadian Carnage East" dates in Quebec City on Friday, July 23. SLAYER will then head to Europe for a run of festival dates, returning to kick off the "American Carnage" leg in Albany, NY on August 11.

"American Carnage" will play 26 dates across the United States and Eastern Canada up to the Labor Day weekend, ending in Portland, Oregon on September 4. TESTAMENT will be special guest on all shows. Tickets purchased for the "American Carnage" shows when they first went on sale late last year will be honored for these rescheduled dates.

The "American Carnage" tour, originally scheduled to take place in January and February, had to be put on hold due to SLAYER's vocalist/bassist Tom Araya's ongoing, minimally-invasive treatments for what was diagnosed as a cervical radiculopathy, an occupational hazard for the rocker who is known for aggressively swinging his long mane of hair while performing. Right after the first of the year, Araya made the difficult decision to undergo a surgical procedure, called an anterior cervical discectomy with fusion, a relatively routine practice with an excellent recovery rate. That surgery took place in January.

"Beauty Through Order" video credits:

* Director - Ben Hibon
* Producer - Bart Yates
* Production Manager - Patrick Craig
* Production Company - Blinkink
* Conceptual Design & Post-Production Supervisor - Carl Burgess
* Director of Photography - Tim JM Green
* 1st Assistant Director - Chris Kelly
* Focus Puller - Matt Wesson
* Grip - Jem Morton
* Video Playback Operator - Owen Silverwood
* Camera Operator - Chris Nunn
* Gaffer - Robin Brigham
* Electricians - Jano Yeats, Paul Allen
* Hair / Makeup - Izzy Broad
* Prosthetics - Max Campbell
* Makeup Assistant - Prudence Chapman
* SFX by Artmem - Simon Taylor, Colin Fraiser, Matt Loader
* Casting: Nana Klimek @ Headno
* Choreographer: Mark Battershall
* Performers: Esme Bianco, Charlie Mayhew, Jenia Corpus
* Editor - James Rose @ Cut & Run
* Editor's Assistant - Sam Ostrove
* Post-Production by Prime Focus
* Flame - Ann Trotman, Chris Chitty, Adam Crocker
* Colorists - Duncan Russell, James Tillett

***UPDATE***: The "Beauty Through Order" video has been removed from YouTube as it apparently has not yet been approved for release by the band and the label. However, you can still watch the making-of feature, which originally aired on BBC.***

Making of "Beauty Through Order":

SLAYER talking about "Beauty Through Order" track:

(Thanks: www.slayerized.com)

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