The entire heavy metal community is feeling the pain of Slayer calling it quits after a 30+ year reign in thrash. The band will be joined on tour by some of their closest companions, including Testament, Anthrax, Lamb of God, and Behemoth. A stacked bill to say the least, it’ll be a shame to see Slayer final says goodbye to a historic career.
Testament singer Chuck Billy is one of many who find it to be a hard pill to swallow. The singer commented on the end of Slayer, as they gear up to embark on a journey through hell together one final time.
“It’s a sad feeling, but, you know, that’s the decision they’ve made after 37 years,” he said (hear audio below). “They’ve been doing it for such a long time, it takes a lot to probably make that decision. I don’t know if it’s like any other band that’s called it quits and then comes back five years later and plays again. I don’t know.”
With Slayer putting an end to an illustrious career, one may wonder if and when Testament will throw in the towel.
“Not yet,” says Billy. “I would imagine if bands have problems and you can’t live with people, it probably makes it hard. But I think for Testament, we all get along pretty well and we have a good time on the road and we have a lot of fun. And I think that’s important. I don’t see it in the near future, but you never know. Who knows the future?”
Slayer will kick off their farewell tour in May, which will sure be one hell of a good time for fans all around the world that Slayer will look to bring the fiery pits of hell to.
JT “Doc” Berry \m/