SLAYER, TRIVIUM, MASTODON: 'The Unholy Alliance: Chapter III' UK Dates Added

June 11, 2008

SLAYER, TRIVIUM, MASTODON and an as-yet-undisclosed opening act will team up for "The Unholy Alliance: Chapter III" European tour in the fall. So far the following dates have been revealed:

Oct. 27 - Manchester, England - Manchester Arena
Oct. 28 - Birmingham, England - NEC
Oct. 30 - London, England - Hammersmith Apollo
Oct. 31 - London, England - Hammersmith Apollo
Nov. 02 - Cardiff, Wales - CIA 7000
Nov. 03 - Glasgow, Scotland - SECC Hall 3
Nov. 05 - Offenbach, Germany - Stadthalle
Nov. 06 - Kln, Germany - Palladium
Nov. 09 - Stuttgart, Germany - Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
Nov. 10 - Winterthur, Switzerland - Eishalle Deutweg
Nov. 11 - Paris, France - Le Zenith
Nov. 16 - Wein, Austria - Gasometer
Nov. 18 - Mnchen, Germany - Zenith
Nov. 19 - Berlin, Germany - Columbiahalle
Nov. 29 - Moscow, Russia - B1 Maximum *

* Rescheduled SLAYER headlining show (does not include TRIVIUM and MASTODON)

The UK portion of the tour is co-headlined by SLAYER and TRIVIUM, with SLAYER closing all shows. The mainland Europe portion is headlined by SLAYER, with TRIVIUM as "special guest."

UK tour poster:

Mainland Europe tour poster:

TRIVIUM frontman Matthew Heafy commented: "TRIVIUM is honored that SLAYER has invited us to tour with them on the 'Unholy Alliance Tour'. All of us in TRIVIUM are diehard SLAYER fans and we look up to them for their music and longevity. They are one of the true pillars of heavy metal and for us to share stages with them is both an honor and a privilege. We've also known the MASTODON guys for a few years and we're definitely looking forward to hanging with them as well." Guitarist Corey Beaulieu added, "I can't wait to get out on tour with SLAYER so we can watch them crush every night and then have the opportunity to share many drinks with them and MASTODON after the shows! I better get my liver in shape. It's going to be awesome!"

The SLAYER-headlined "Unholy Alliance Chapter II: Preaching To The Perverted" European tour took place in 2006. Other bands that took part in the trek were IN FLAMES, LAMB OF GOD, CHILDREN OF BODOM and THINE EYES BLEED.

SLAYER won a Grammy in the "Best Metal Performance" category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 50th annual Grammy Awards, which was held on February 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. SLAYER was nominated for the track "The Final Six", from the band's 2007 limited-edition "Christ Illusion". The song, written by Araya and guitarist Jeff Hanneman and produced by Josh Abraham, is a chilling look at an hypothesized end of the world. The track made its debut last July as the "Single of the Week" on MySpace where it had accumulated more than 750,000 plays, an astounding number for a song that received no commercial airplay.

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