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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.

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Slayer: http://www.slayer.net

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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Slayer Announces “The Final Campaign” – Last Leg Of Their Farewell Tour

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Though I’ve been documenting the news for some time now since it’s all been initially announced, it seems as though the end is drawing ever so closer for fans of the legendary Slayer. Just a short time ago the band revealed what is listed as “The Final Campaign” which will lead them to the end of their storied career and dominance in the Heavy Metal genre. Read on down below.

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The Press Release:
On Saturday, November 2, 2019, Slayer – Tom Araya/bass and vocals, Kerry King/guitars, Gary Holt/guitars, and Paul Bostaph/drums – will set off on The Final Campaign, the seventh and final leg of its farewell world tour. This last hurrah will start at the ExploreAsheville Arena in Asheville, NC, and see the band taking its goodbye bow at the Los Angeles Forum on Saturday, November 30. Accompanying Slayer for this last ride are Primus, Ministry and Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals performing a vulgar display of Pantera, who will support on all dates. Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 12 at 10AM local; limited VIP packages will be available. Log on to www.slayer.net for all ticketing and package details.

Slayer’s Final World Tour began on May 10, 2018 with the band’s intention to play as many places as possible, to make it easy for the fans to see one last Slayer show and say goodbye. By the time the 18-month trek wraps on November 30, the band will have completed seven tour legs plus a series of one-off major summer festivals, performing more than 140 shows in 30-countries and 40 U.S. states.

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Slayer’s Final World Tour Continues This May

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It was well over a year ago that we first reported about the Slayer “Final World Tour” (seen HERE for those who are just joining us here on the website). Back in December, the band announced “LEG 5” of this Farewell Run and while the finer details can be perused HERE, this last go round begins in May. All of this leads me to the press release that recently hit my mailbox. Check it out.

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The Press Release:
The end is near for mighty trash metal gods Slayer, continuing their Final World Tour with Leg 5 kicking off in May and hitting several dates across the U.S. including BB&T Pavilion on 5/24.

“5 STARS…an extraordinary farewell gig from the kings of thrash metal – they totally slayed it. If Slayer do retire, replacing them may prove impossible.” — The Times of London
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Slayer Announces Leg Five; North American “Final World Tour” For 2019

The Press Release:
With Leg Three: Europe of Slayer’s Final World Tour having wrapped up this past Saturday dates in Australia Japan the South Pacific and the final European dates announced in the past weeks today Slayer announces Leg Five: North America of its Final World Tour.

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Maintaining the band’s ethos of “play as many places as possible to make it easier for everyone to see the band one last time,” Leg Five will kick off May 2 2019 at the Ak-Chin Amphitheatre in Phoenix AZ and see the band performing 16 shows across the Southern states and then up the east coast culminating at the Xfinity Center Amphitheatre in Mansfield MA on May 25. Lamb of God Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse will support Slayer on all Leg 5 dates. Special Slayer VIP Packages will be available for all dates those details are accessible here: http://bit.ly/slayervip
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