Friday, April 28, 2006

June 6, 2006: National Day of "Slayer"

I was going to wait to post this until the actual date, but felt that everyone would want enough time to prepare / psych themselves up. Because June 6, 2006 ( 6/6/06, aw shit!) is the National Day of Slayer, when people of all stripes (as long as they are angry white dudes) are asked to celebrate the death-metal musings of Slayer. For those of you who don't know, Slayer are widely acknowledged as the kinds of death metal. They don't waste time singing about getting laid or partying, they get right to serious stuff: the devil, hell, and the devil. Occassionally they sing about Satan, just to mix things up a bit. Bear in mind that this will be the only chance in your lifetime to celebrate one of the most joyful and uplifting bands of all time on such a numerically significant date. If you miss this, you'll have to wait until the next century.

Just to get you all fired up, here's a sample of the lyrics from their top 40 dance club hit "Angel of Death" (a song about Mr. Barrel of Laughs himself, Joseph Mengele), from the classic "Reign in Blood" album:

Surgery, with no anesthesia
Fell the knife pierce you intensely
Inferior, no use to mankind
Strapped down screaming out to die
Angel of death
Monarch to the kingdom of the dead
Infamous butcher,
Angel of death

Pumped with fluid, inside your brain
Pressure in your skull begins pushing through your eyes
Burning flesh, drips away
Test of heat burns your skin, your mind starts to boil
Frigid cold, cracks your limbs
How long can you last
In this frozen water burial?
Sewn together, joining heads
Just a matter of time
’til you rip yourselves apart
Millions laid out in their
Crowded tombs
Sickening ways to achieve
The holocaust
Seas of blood, bury life
Smell your death as it burns
Deep inside of you
Abacinate, eyes that bleed
Praying for the end of
Your wide awake nightmare
Wings of pain, reach out for you
His face of death staring down,
Your blood running cold
Injecting cells, dying eyes
Feeding on the screams of
The mutants he’s creating
Pathetic harmless victims
Left to die
Rancid angel of death
Flying free

Yeah! Gather the kids! Throw some weenies on the grill! Put the speakers in the windows! Let's rock, people!

Get all the gory details here.


anonymous bastard said...

After visting the lovely Slayer website, I feel like I should drive home cranking a Stryper album to offset what I just heard.

BlogFoot said...

Ah, yes...Stryper. The christian rock "metal" band that dressed like bees.

They sucked.

anonymous bastard said...

No need to use past tense on their sucking quality - they are touring again. In fact, according to their bee-themed website (, they'll be in Wilmer, MN on July 15th.

You should go see them wearing a Slayer T-shirt.

BlogFoot said...

But I hate Slayer too.

austin said...

I'm totally going to Slayer-fest or whatever. And great pick on the song choice, Angel of Death was a favorite song on many a skateboarding video growing up. What's not to like about the devil?

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