Yet again we gather to worship the metal of death with the National Day of Slayer, an answer to the National Day of Prayer which posits that we should enjoy life and do what is logical instead of wallowing in distinctions of “good” and “evil.”
But for now, we will take evil… evil music, that is. Slayer — along with Bathory, Sodom, and Hellhammer — combined the dark architectural heavy metal of the NWOBHM period with UK hardcore like Discharge and the Exploited, paving the way for death metal and grindcore, bursting forth with Master, Possessed, Repulsion, Massacra, Sepultura, Morbid Angel, and Deicide in its early years.
Join us in this celebration of extreme metal:
On June 6th, Hessians worldwide come together to do something upon which we can all agree – listening to Slayer! Finally, one of the most dismissed cultural groups in the world has a holiday to call its own. Join us in our cause to stand unified in our celebration of metal music and let us prove to the rest of society that we too have a voice.
Who is Slayer
Slayer is a band from California. Their music has come to epitomize Satanic speed metal music in the latter half of the 20th century. Their 1986 album Reign in Blood ranks as one of the single most influential metal albums of all time, typified by the modern classic “Angel of Death.”
How to Celebrate
- Listen to Slayer at full blast in your car.
- Listen to Slayer at full blast in your home.
- Listen to Slayer at full blast at your place of employment.
- Listen to Slayer at full blast in any public place you prefer.
DO NOT use headphones! The objective of this day is for everyone within earshot to understand that it is the National Day of Slayer. National holidays in America aren’t just about celebrating; they’re about forcing it upon non-participants.
Taking that participation to a problematic level
- Stage a “Slay-out.” Don’t go to work. Listen to Slayer.
- Have a huge block party that clogs up a street in your neighborhood. Blast Slayer albums all evening. Get police cruisers and helicopters on the scene. Finish with a full-scale riot.
- Spray paint Slayer logos on churches, synagogues, or cemeteries.
- Play Slayer covers with your own band (since 99% of your riffs are stolen from Slayer anyway).
- Kill the neighbor’s dog and blame it on Slayer.
Where to purchase Slayer albums
If you don’t have at least one Slayer album in your collection, buy online! Save time and money — buy Reign in Blood. Just be sure to order it in time for June 6th! Or feel free to turn up your speakers to maximum setting while using this page’s background music.