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Slayer Sponsorship Pulled From Upcoming NASCAR Race

Hey remember last week when we talked about the Slayer NASCAR Car? You don’t? Well, if you didn’t you can click HERE to see what I mean but it doesn’t seem to matter anymore as you will learn by the latest news about this.

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The Press Release:
Last week, Slayer announced that it had joined Rick Ware Racing as the primary sponsor for the No. 54 entry at tomorrow’s Bristol Motor Speedway. Today, reportedly due to reactionary concerns from other long-time participating sponsors, Slayer has been pulled as the primary sponsor, and all Slayer signage has been removed from the car that was to be piloted by Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series veteran, JJ Yeley. The incontrovertible PODS Moving & Storage will now sponsor that car. After nearly 40 years, Slayer apparently remains as terrifying to some as ever.

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L-R: Paul Bostaph, Kerry King, Gary Holt, Tom Araya
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS-FEBRUARY 19,2016: Slayer portraits photographed at The Riveria Theatre in Chicago, Illinois on February 19, 2016.
© Gene Ambo

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m going to get on a soapbox and say that with so many more important things to be concerned about like rampant gun violence, gender and racial inequality and hatred along with all of the political vitriol that seems to consume the Facebook and Twitter feeds these days that people need to chill the eff out about a band sponsoring a racing car. Dear other close-minded sponsors…..Slayer was not going to convert you to the Dark Lord or eat your children during the race. Please get a grip on yourselves. Slayer fans should do some digging and find out who complained and send angry letters to these companies Facebook Pages or stop using the products they are responsible for. Remember my friends, the power of being a consumer is a very good one and companies don’t like to be hit in their fat wallets. That’s all I have to say about the matter and about the race that I wasn’t going to be watching anyway. Don’t forget that Slayer is now on their “The Final Campaign” of a tour and that means the end is nigh for the bands storied career. Dates and more can be found HERE so don’t miss out because that will be it. Feel free to chime in with your own soapboxing if you like but don’t get too crazy since we are a mostly all-ages appropriate kind of a Metal site.

Official Websites:
Slayer: http://www.slayer.net

Beastie Boys To Release Anniversary Colored Vinyl In October

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The Press Release:
On October 4, 2019, a series of limited edition colored vinyl will be released to mark the anniversaries of Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique (30th anniversary), Ill Communication (25th anniversary), including the Root Down EP, and To The 5 Boroughs (15th anniversary). All versions are pressed on 180gram vinyl and can be pre-ordered here.

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Paul’s Boutique 30th Anniversary (2LP Violet Colored Vinyl):
To mark the 30th anniversary of Beastie Boys’ 1989 landmark second album, Paul’s Boutique will be released as a 2LP set pressed on standard black vinyl as well as limited edition violet colored vinyl.

Recorded in Los Angeles with a sample-based Dust Brothers production, Paul’s Boutique marked a giant creative leap forward for Adrock, Mike D and MCA. Ranking high on critic’s lists including Pitchfork’s “Top 100 Albums of the 1980s,” Time Magazine’s “100 Greatest Albums of All TIME” and Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time,” Paul’s Boutique went on to sell over 2 million albums.
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Slayer & Rick Ware Racing Sponsor Car #54 at Bristol Motor Speedway

Back in the early days of July we shared the news about “The Final Campaign” which is the last leg on Slayers Farewell Tour and if you were off-planet or exploring the deep blue sea at the time and missed this news just click HERE to be up to date. This announcement is something completely different but still fun to bring to your attention. Presenting the Slayer NASCAR set of wheels.

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The Press Release:
The iconic Thrash/Punk/Metal band, and Nuclear Blast Records recording artist, Slayer, will join Rick Ware Racing as the primary sponsor on the No. 54 entry at Bristol Motor Speedway, promoting the bands Final World Tour. Piloting the Slayer Chevrolet is Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series veteran, JJ Yeley.

Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California. After nearly 40 years together, the band is conducting one final world tour, The Final Campaign, The Last Leg, which takes place in several major US cities from November 2 – 30, 2019.

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Yoshiki Donates 10 Million Yen To Victims/Survivors Of Kyoto Animation Fire

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The Press Release:
YOSHIKI has donated 10 million yen in support of the victims and survivors of the Kyoto Animation fire which occurred on July 18. After learning about the tragedy that befell the studio, YOSHIKI made the donation to the dedicated support fund established by Kyoto Animation through his 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Yoshiki Foundation America.

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YOSHIKI–who lives in L.A.–heard about the devastating fire when news reports reached U.S. media, posted his personal message to Twitter.

“I am in the United States and I learned about the Kyoto Animation fire on the local news,” says YOSHIKI. “My heart aches. Japanese anime, and each one of those creators, is a treasure of the world. I hope they recover as soon as possible.”

The incident affected YOSHIKI deeply due to his personal and professional connection to anime which has lasted for over two decades, and he was moved to take action as soon as possible.
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Tool Catalog Now Available On Digital Providers

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The Press Release:
TOOL released Opiate, Undertow, Ænima, Lateralus and 10,000 Days overnight on the various digital service providers(https://smartURL.it/TOOLCatalog).

“Our obsession with, and dream of, a world where BetaMax and Laser Disc rule has ended,” says Maynard James Keenan. “Time for us to move on. But never fear. There’s a brand new thing we think you’re really gonna dig. It’s called Digital Downloads and Streaming. Get ready for the future, folks!”

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