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Hellyeah Singer Says Slayer Saved His Life

07/03/2015
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(TeamRock Radio) Hellyeah singer Chad Gray says Slayer were one of the heavy metal bands that saved his life. He discovered Slayer when he was an outcast kid and says he immediately knew everything was going to be fine.

As he looks forward to sharing a stage with Slayer and King Diamond on the Mayhem Festival, he tells California Rock News: "Slayer is one of those bands - heavy metal music kind of saved my life.

"There were so many times when I didn't fit in, as a kid, being a metalhead, and not understanding why. And you hear heavy metal, and you're, like, 'Oh, I'm just hanging out with the wrong people.'

"Slayer is one of those bands that I just gravitated toward. When I was really young, Show No Mercy, Haunting The Chapel, Reign In Blood, South Of Heaven those records changed my life.

"Standing at the record store door the day that those record came out. You run in, go out with your friends, you go out in the car, you put it in, you listen to it top to bottom. And you play it again, and you drive home to it." Watch the full interview and check out the upcoming tour dates here.

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