It’s taken 25 years, but the shy guys of Slayer are finally ready to take on television. They’ll do Jimmy Kimmel’s late night show, perfect for maximum nightmare potential. Via Blabbermouth:

According to a press release from mPRm Public Relations, tickets for SLAYER’s January 19 appearance on ABC-TV’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” sold out in about four hours, matching the performance of such superstar acts as JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, KORN and LINKIN PARK.

SLAYER will make its first-ever network television appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” The band will play two songs on air, “Jihad” and “Mandatory Suicide”, as well as three additional off-air tracks for a crowd of over 1,000 people.

The show will most definitely not air in India. Do any Stereogum readers still listen to Slayer? (Like you didn’t have Seasons In The Abyss; everyone goes through a satanic death metal phase!) And you’re in luck, hipster metal fans — Mastodon is opening for Slayer on tour. Good family fun! Bring the kids.

Comments (20)
  1. fuck yeah I do.

  2. steve518  |   Posted on Jan 16th, 2007 0

    I own and still listen to ‘Reign In Blood’ when the mood strikes me.

  3. are you kidding?! Slayer rules. any music fan worth a damn who likes loud music owns Reign In Blood, right?

  4. omg  |   Posted on Jan 16th, 2007 0

    slayer are truly horrible. worst solos in the world.

  5. Of course I listen to SLAYER, although I’m not sure how I feel about them being on Jimmy Kimmel.

  6. jack  |   Posted on Jan 16th, 2007 0

    i proclaim slayer’s decision to perform on kimmel as true.

    for reference, i defer you to the rules of metal:
    http://www.insaneguitar.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=26;action=display;num=1123645732

  7. Slayer aren’t nearly as brutal as Dethklok.

  8. dude  |   Posted on Jan 16th, 2007 0

    Praise hail satan, satan.

  9. dfa1974  |   Posted on Jan 16th, 2007 0

    Of course. Got the entire discography on the iPOD. Shuffle makes me listen to them about every 6th song. And I never skip.

  10. dfa1974  |   Posted on Jan 16th, 2007 0

    Of course. Got the entire discography on the iPOD. Shuffle makes me listen to them about every 6th song. And I never skip.

  11. Chi Chi LaRue  |   Posted on Jan 16th, 2007 0

    Slayer kick ass. Whenever I’m in the gym, I’m listening to RIB or South of Heaven. Slayer is definitely cheese I’m proud to listen to. Props for mentioning them on the ‘Gum.

  12. Ace  |   Posted on Jan 16th, 2007 0

    Slayer’s incredible. I don’t know where I would be in my life if I didn’t listen to Slayer. Network television isn’t ready for slayer.

  13. Finchmeister  |   Posted on Jan 16th, 2007 0

    I can’t get through a jam session at my high school without hearing ‘Reign in Blood’ at least twenty times, no joke. Everyone seems to be an expert at the two-riff intro. Duh-nuh-nuh-nuh Duh-NUH-nuh!

  14. Brody  |   Posted on Jan 16th, 2007 0

    Every Slayer song sounds exactly the same. And most 80s thrash metal sounds kinda tame at this point, no?

  15. nick  |   Posted on Jan 17th, 2007 0

    sorry guys waaaaaay off topic does anyone possibly
    hav an oink invite?? :D

  16. The new album is awesome.

  17. Slayer will be seen by many who are undeserving.

    Let’s hope it kills them.

    oink.

  18. Viewer  |   Posted on Jan 20th, 2007 0

    They played Eyes of the Insane on air.

  19. I don’t even know much about Slayer, but I wanted to check this out. I forgot to check the date, though. Does Kimmel ever run repeats?

  20. KARI  |   Posted on Feb 1st, 2007 0

    FUCK YEAH!!! SLAYER!!!!
    FUCKIN’ BEST BAND EVER!!!

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