Are Slayer coming to Southeast Asia?

Are Slayer coming to Southeast Asia?

EDIT: This article was previously published as a confirmation of the show. However, it must be clarified that the show is not officially confirmed by either party, and it will now only be treated as a rumour. The article has been amended to reflect as such. Meanwhile, Slayer guitar tech Warren Lee tweeted two days ago hinting at an Asian tour.

UPDATE: It's confirmed.

As if metal gigs in the region wasn't good enough this year, this is the frosty, blood-red icing on the cake.

Thrash metal legends Slayer might be set to perform their first show in Manila. In a tweet by Vernon Go, president of concert organizers PULP Live World, he teases at the imminent arrival of the four-piece band on October 11th. The short animated poster depicts a fallen battlefield with the text "Red Rain Will Fall", a sharp reference to the band's signature song, 'Raining Blood'.

If true, Slayer will play Kia Theatre in Quezon City — no ticketing details are out yet, but we're incredibly stoked.

The band last played Singapore in 2006, and while the band's main guitarist Kerry King left the country unhappy — the band were forced to remove four songs from the set list, namely ‘Disciple’, ‘Hell Awaits’, ‘Antichrist’, ‘Jihad’ — he doesn't rule out the band's return. Let's hope a full Southeast Asia tour is planned.

Watch the band perform 'Raining Blood' on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Kimmel: