Slayer - 2015 Repentless, the 12th studio album from the iconic thrash/metal band Slayer and the first without beloved founding member Jeff Hanneman, makes the highest Billboard debut in the band’s 32-year recording career, coming in at #4 on the Top 200 Album Charts and scanning 50,000 units. Slayer’s Christ Illusion had been the band’s highest debut, premiering in 2006 at #5. Repentless, the band’s first album produced by Terry Date (Slipknot, Soundgarden, Deftones), also lands at #2 on Billboard’s Current Albums, Top Rock Albums and Hard Music charts.

Repentless now also holds the record as the band’s career-highest chart debut in Germany (#1), Holland (#2), Australia (#3), New Zealand (#8), the UK (#11) and on the Japanese International Chart (#1), and bowed at #3 in Finland, #4 in Belgium, and #5 in both Sweden and Greece. Additionally, the album debuted in the Top 10 in France (#7), Italy (#8), Hungary (#9), and Japan, (#10).

“The entire Nuclear Blast global team thanks Slayer and their loyal fans everywhere for the tremendous first-week success for Repentless,” said Gerardo Martinez, NB’s General Manager, USA. “Slayer made an amazing album that stayed true to who the band is, and the fans’ overwhelming response is proof of that.”

Repentless, the album’s first music video, made its premiere on the album’s September 11th release date and has since logged more than 1.9 million YouTube views and is north of two-million views on Slayer’s Facebook page. The video can be viewed here.

In support of Repentless, Slayer heads back out on tour next month. Dates are below:


6 Namba Hatch, Osaka, Japan
8 Studio Coast, Koto, Japan
10 Saitama Super Arena, Saitama-Shi, Japan
12 The Republik, Honolulu, HI
13 The Republik, Honolulu, HI
25 013, Tilburg, Netherlands
26 Zenith Paris, Paris, France
27 Komplex 457, Zurich, Switzerland
30 Santana 27, Bilbao, Spain
31 Coliseum, La Coruna, Spain


1 La Riviera, Madrid, Spain
3 Razzmatazz, Barcelona, Spain
5 Alcatraz, Milano, Italy
7 Bank Austria Halle Gasometer B, Vienna, Austria
8 Haus Auersee, Leipzig, Germany
10 Zenith, die Kulturhalle, Munich, Germany
12 Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany
13 RuhrCongress, Bochum, Germany
14 MHPArena, Ludwigsburg, Germany
16 Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
17 Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
19 Rockhal, Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg
21 Newport Centre, Newport, UK
22 Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth, UK
24 O2 Apollo Manchester, Manchester, UK
25 O2 Academy Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
27 O2 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
28 O2 Academy Leeds, Leeds, UK
30 O2 Academy Brixton, Brixton, UK


3 Hal 14, Helsinger, Denmark
4 Spektrum, Oslo, Norway
5 Lisebergshallen, Goteborg, Sweden
9 Stadium Live, Moscow, Russia

For more information, please visit Slayer’s Official Website.


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  • Rattlehead on

    Congratulations to Slayer on their accomplishment. Whether you are a fan of theirs or not, one must respect what they have accomplished over their careers. They did it their own way without surrendering to radio playability, MTV, or other trends, like other thrash metal bands did.

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