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ATHENS ROCKS FESTIVAL

The first AthensRocks brings Slayer to Greece, for the last time!

The thrash legends are preparing to bid farewell to the Greek audience with an impressive show, just like on their dozens of stops on their world tour!

In an effort to honor Slayer and their Greek fans and taking into account the demands of such a big production, AthensRocks is being relocated to the OAKA Basketball Arena “Nikos Galis”.

So, save the date on Saturday, July 13th, at the OAKA Basketball Arena "Nikos Galis" in order to shout together, one last time SLAYEEEEEER!

Already purchased tickets are valid and VIP and HIGH PRIORITY ticket holders will be notified by e-mail with all the necessary information.

July 12, 1996. The legendary Rock of Gods brings the thrash metal leaders in Greece for the first time. 

July 13, 2019. 23 years - and a day later - the first AthensRocks δίνει την ευκαιρία στο ελληνικό κοινό να τους δει στο final show τους στο Γήπεδο Μπάσκετ ΟΑΚΑ “Νίκος Γκάλης”!

After 37 years, the band that wrote their name in gold letters in the book of metal, hangs its guitars.

Since last May, when their latest world tour kicked off, Slayer have been causing panic during their each live gig, performing sold out shows wherever they go! sold outshows wherever they go! 
From Sacramento, US, until Teotihuacan, Mexico, and from Reykjavik, Iceland, to Vienna, Austria, thousands of fans are shouting "Slaaaaayeeeeeeer" louder than ever! 

The legendary band from California was formed in 1981 by Kerry King, Jeff Hanneman, Tom Araya and Dave Lombardo. 
They are considered to be one of the four most important thrash metal bands, alongside Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax.

Slayer's debut album was released in 1983, titled "Show No Mercy" and cost just $400. However, it sold over 60,000 copies! 

With their extreme, stormy and "murderous" sound, combined with their provocative lyrics about religion, serial killers, war, torture and terrorism – many of which got censored or banned - the band became an immediate sensation!

"Reign in Blood", released in 1986, has been named the "roughest" album of all time, taking off the band's worldwide reputation. Rightfully, it is included in the list with the best heavy metal albums ever to be released.

Slayer have released a total of 12 studio albums, their most recent being "Repentless" (2015) and two live albums. They have been nominated for a Grammy Award four times, winning two of them: in 2007, for their song "Eyes of the Insane" and in 2008 for their song "Final Six".

In May 2013, Jeff Hanneman passed away, a turn of events that sank into grief the band's all-time fans and not only... Gary Holt got in charge of covering for the big gap that was left behind.

However, about a year ago, Slayer announced the end, with an emotional post on social media, which said:"Playing the most offensive music that could be produced, with nearly 3,000 concerts worldwide, countless awards, making hundreds of covers and unfortunately experiencing the loss of one of our founding members (guitarist Jeff Hanneman), the era of Slayer, one of the biggest thrash /metal/punk bands of all time, is coming to an end. " (guitarist Jeff Hanneman)), the era of Slayer, one of the biggest thrash /metal/punk bands of all time, is coming to an end. "".

At that time, thousands of Slayer fans in Greece wished that their Farewell Tour would include a stop in our country, so that we would enjoy them live, for the last time.

At last, their wish came true! 

So, save the date on Saturday, July 13th, at the OAKA Basketball Arena "Nikos Galis" in order to shout together, one last time SLAYEEEEEER!

13 July 2019
Olympic Basketball Arena

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