Slayer announce ‘final’ world tour

The much-loved metal band will bow out at the conclusion of their as-yet-unspecified 2018 world tour

Slayer have announced that their next world tour will also be their last.

The California metal band have been mainstays of the scene since forming in 1981, and last released an album – ‘Repentless’, their twelfth studio LP – back in 2015. The band were also been rocked by the death of founding member Jeff Hanneman, who passed away in 2013.

Slayer fans were shocked earlier today (January 22) by an official announcement from the band which confirmed that their 2018 world tour would also mark the last time they would ever head out on the road.

While Slayer have yet to reveal details about their last-ever touring schedule, the band did release a short teaser video today looking back on their career and promising that they will “make their exit with one final world tour”.

See the video in question below.

Speaking to Loudwire back in 2016, frontman Tom Araya mused that it was “time to collect my pension” after 35 years in music. However, he was keen to point out that he still got a buzz from playing live.

“I like singing and just spitting that shit out and convincing everybody that this guy is a fucking maniac,” he said. “It’s like acting. You feel the lyrics and you show them with your facial expressions, your body expressions, your intensity — I love that shit.”