SLAYER ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN FESTIVAL DATES FOR SUMMER OF 2010

With the historic re-pairing of Slayer and Megadeth for the 26-date American Carnage co-headline tour set to kick off January 18 in Seattle, WA, Twenty-Ten will see yet another killer concert line-up when Slayer joins forces with the cream of the crop in metal for a run of European festival dates kicking off on June 16 in Warsaw, Poland. Slayer, Metallica, Anthrax, and Mastodon will share the stage for the launch of Sonisphere 2010, which established itself as "Best New Festival" at the 2009 UK Festival Awards in recognition of its series of uber-successful European festivals this past summer.

Slayer has also been confirmed for the Sonisphere Festival Knebworth, a three-day event kicking off July 30 at Knebworth in the UK which will feature Iron Maiden, Rammstein, Anthrax, The Cult, and many others. Slayer is set to perform on Sunday, August 1.

These two Sonisphere Festival dates will mark the first time that Slayer - guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, bassist/vocalist Tom Araya, and drummer Dave Lombardo - has played the European festival circuit since 2007, and more Slayer European festival dates will be announced in the coming weeks. Slayer will play European festivals in support of the band's 10th studio album, World Painted Blood, already heralded as one of the their best. World Painted Blood was a Top 10 debut in numerous countries including Germany, Australia, Japan, and Canada, and debuted at #12 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart. Since its November 2 release, the album still sits at #1 on all of the major metals radio charts, and if that isn't enough, the track "Hate Worldwide" was just nominated for a Grammy Award as Best Metal Performance.

More European festival dates will be announced tomorrow, Thursday, so log onto www.slayer.net for those details - and log on frequently for more updates.

Slayer's confirmed Sonisphere Festival dates include:

JUNE 2010
16 Bemowo Airport, Warsaw, Poland

AUGUST 2010
1 Knebworth Park, Knebworth, UK


(more Sonisphere Festival dates TBA - log onto http://www.sonispherefestivals.com/ )

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"Slayer has also been confirmed for the Sonisphere Festival Knebworth, a three-day event kicking off July 30 at Knebworth in the UK which will feature Iron Maiden, Rammstein, Anthrax, The Cult, and many others. Slayer is set to perform on Sunday, August 1. "
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....In my personal opinion, Mastodon sucks, and we all know Metallica and Anthrax used to be pretty damn kick ass, but not anymore. I wonder why that lineup doesn't do the U.S.? Maybe cause metallica fans would get beat down by slayer fans? and speaking of shitty band fan beat downs, THE CULT???? REALLY???? WITH SLAYER??? Anyway, I think it would be fuckin sweet though to go and see SLAYER with IRON MAIDEN!!! Maiden is fucking awesome . Congratulations to all of you living over in Europe and everywhere else over there for finally getting the greatest fuckin metal band ever (that would be slayer, to all of you slower people) to finally come back!!!

Oh yeahh, more Slayer shows this summer !!!
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YES!!! Slayer in Poland! I will be there!!