Jacob Mendez
Jacob Mendez

Slayer returns to the scene. What did Tom Araya think about this?

Slayer members announced their return to the stage! So far, they have announced two concerts in the USA – on Louder Than Life (September 27, Louisville) and Riot Fest (September 22, Chicago).

“It hits you when you least expect it,” we read on the band’s website. The band returns with the line-up it had before its breakup: Tom Araya, KerryKing, Gary Holt and Paul Bostaph.

Immediately after the announcement of the return, there was speculation on the Internet regarding the line-up, because let us remind you that Kerry King has started a new project, which you can read more about here. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, the famous American guitarist also said that he had not spoken to vocalist and bassist Tom Araya since Slayer’s farewell concert.

“Me and Tom always had different opinions. When I wanted a chocolate shake, he preferred a vanilla one. ‘Kerry, what color is the sky?’ Blue. ‘Tom, what color is the sky?’ Białe. We are different from each other, which only deepened with age. So there is no way we can spend time together, but it does not change the fact that we created great music together and played great concerts,” he noted. “Not a text message, not even an e-mail. If Tom wanted to contact me, I would probably answer. It depends on what the case is, but at the moment I don’t wish him any harm,” he added.

It quickly turned out that the group was not permanent, but only for a few concerts. However, it was not an easy matter, because Tom Araya was most opposed to the return. The musician’s wife told how she managed to convince him.

“Tom is done playing. I pestered him about it for over a year. He finally agreed. We informed Slayer’s managers and they did the rest. Without Tom, it wouldn’t have happened. If I hadn’t drilled a hole in his stomach, it wouldn’t have happened “I’m happy with these few concerts, I’m grateful that he loves me and the fans to do it,” she said.