Slayer revealed plans for one last world tour in a video announcement. The montage is set to their early hit song “Raining Blood.” It includes photos, posters and memorabilia spanning from their origins in the early ’80s to now, along with the words:
The End is Near… Slayer to make its exit with one, final world tour.”
Slayer has been continually active since the early ’80s. Despite lineup changes and the untimely loss of co-founder Jeff Hanneman in 2013, two original members of Slayer remain: guitarist Kerry King and bassist Tom Araya. Rounding out the band are lead guitarist Gary Holt, who is also the lead songwriter and guitarist for fellow Bay Area thrashers, Exodus (with the band since 2013) and drummer Paul Bostaph, formerly of Testament, Exodus and Forbidden (off and on since 1992).
They’ve got a dozen studio albums, three live albums and two EP’s under their belt. Their latest release is 2015’s Repentless, which peaked at number four on the Billboard charts.