SLAYER Postpones Canadian Carnage Dates With MEGADETH
It is with great regret that Slayer announces the postponement of its Canadian Carnage"our with MEGADETH, which was due to begin on November 8th.
In addition, the band announces the postponement of its appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, which had been set for this Wednesday, November 4th. More information will be released shortly regarding the rescheduling of the Canadian dates, as well as the Kimmel appearance.
Slayer's Tom Araya is currently under the care of a specialist for a back injury, thought to be related to his on-stage activity, and the physician has ordered an immediate surgical procedure to take place in Texas tomorrow (Tuesday) morning.
"What is foremost in our minds right now is that Tom do whatever he needs to to get this taken care of," said Slayer's Kerry King. "While all four of us are disappointed that we won't be able to see through all of our commitments set for the next few weeks, the most important thing is Tom's health. We thank the fans in Canada and here in L.A., the Megadeth camp, and everyone associated with Jimmy Kimmel Live for their understanding. We look forward to seeing you all soon."
Slayer's Kerry King, Jeff Hanneman and Dave Lombardo are looking forward to meeting their fans at a previously announced in-store appearance this Wednesday, November 4th at 3:30 PM at the Hot Topic store located at the Hollywood and Highland complex.
Slayer's new album, World Painted Blood, is streaming in its entirety at this location.
World Painted Blood will be released on Tuesday, November 3rd in North America, and today - Monday, November 2nd - to the rest of the world. World Painted Blood will initially ship with four special collector's edition CD covers. Each of the four covers will display one-fourth of a continental map illustrated with human skulls and bones; when placed together, the four images form a complete and grisly map of the world.
All four of the initial CD packages will include a special blood-red, see-through top panel with the map displayed beneath it.
The World Painted Blood Deluxe Edition will have its own special layout of the map cover art and will be in a double-digipak housed in a blood-red, see-through plastic sleeve. The Deluxe Edition will include the World Painted Blood CD, the Playing With Dolls DVD, a 20-minute animated graphic novel featuring music from the album (including part of a new non-album song), and an expanded booklet. There is also a vinyl version available.