In Slayer’s song “You Against You,” vocalist Tom Araya screams “Your perfect world is ending this day, So what? I wouldn’t have it any other way.” And so, from the very first frame of the band’s “You Against You” music video, the gore, the violence, the projectile-blood-spewing and the carnage begins and just never ends.
“You Against You” is the prequel to “Repentless,” Slayer’s brutal 2015 video filmed at an L.A. prison that has logged nearly 7.5 million YouTube views. Like “Repentless,” “You Against You” was directed by BJ McDonnell, stars Jason Trost (“Hatchet III”) as Wyatt, the eyepatched rebel inmate, and tells the story of the circumstances that led to Wyatt’s erroneous arrest and imprisonment.
Slayer’s performance of “You Against You” was shot deep in the heart of California’s Mojave desert earlier this year in a graveyard of jets, airliners, and helicopters.
“After the ‘Repentless’ video,” said Slayer’s Tom Araya, “BJ delivers with ‘You Against You.’ Fu**ing awesome!!!!!”
Repentless, Slayer’s 12th studio album, was released on 9/11/15, making its career-highest debut on
Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart, coming in at #4 and scanning 50,000 units. The album also debuted in the Top 5 in the U.S., Germany, the Netherlands, Australia, Canada, Finland, Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark, Portugal, Czech, Greece and Sweden, and was the #2 best-selling album in the world on the United World Chart. In addition, Repentless received spectacular press response – “Metal Album of the Year” (Guitar World), “…prime fu**ing Slayer…” (Metal Hammer), “…thrash redefined, upgraded and reborn, a return to the essence of who Slayer is.” (Houston Press)
Slayer is currently in the final weeks of its winter 2016 North American tour with Testament and Carcass supporting. Remaining dates are below.
17 Revolution Event Center, Boise, ID
19 The Paramount, Seattle, WA
20 Roseland Ballroom, Portland, OR
22 Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA
23 Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA
25 Rabobank Theatre, Bakersfield, CA
26 The Joint, Las Vegas, NV
For more than three decades, Slayer’s onslaught has proven the band to be the supreme thrash-metal band on the planet, the band that other heavy acts are measured against and aspire to. The two-time Grammy-winners have also accumulated an abundance of certified Gold Albums along with “Best…” awards from media outlets all over the world, including Kerrang!, SPIN, Metal Hammer, Revolver, and Esquire. Throughout Slayer’s history, the band has never faltered in unleashing its extreme and focused sonic assault, and, unlike many of its contemporaries who “commercialized” their sound, Slayer has remained crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the mainstream. Slayer’s founding member, guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed in 2013, and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt has been filling in for him since. Paul Bostaph, who was Slayer’s drummer from ’94 – ’01, has rejoined bassist/vocalist Tom Araya and guitarist Kerry King, and is back behind the kit.