SLAYER: Two U.S. Headlining Shows Added

California thrashers SLAYER have added two U.S. headline shows to their schedule:

Jun. 22 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
Jul. 27 - Columbus, OH - The LC Pavillion

As BLABBERMOUTH.NET exclusively reported yesterday, SLAYER has set "World Painted Blood" as the title of its new album, tentatively due late summer via American Recordings/Columbia Records. The forthcoming CD is being produced by Greg Fidelman and will include the album's title track and "Psychopathy Red" (both of which are Jeff Hanneman-penned tunes), the latter of which was made available as a limited-edition seven-inch vinyl disc on April 18, 2009 as part of the third annual Record Store Day.

Prior to the new album release, SLAYER will join forces with MEGADETH to perform together for the first time in more than 15 years when they co-headline four shows in Canada in late June (June 24-29). The tour, dubbed "Canadian Carnage", will also feature MACHINE HEAD and SUICIDE SILENCE, and will see MEGADETH and SLAYER each closing two of the four shows. SLAYER will also co-headline with MARILYN MANSON on the five-week Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, set to kick off July 10 in Sacramento, California.

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