LOS ANGELES, CA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Having won their first-ever Grammy Award last month – "Best Metal Performance" for the track "Eyes of the Insane" – thrash/punk icons Slayer have just picked up a handful of even more awards, and these are from the fans.
Revolver's 2007 "Readers Poll" singled out Slayer's Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman as "Best Guitarist/Guitar Team," and also named Dave Lombardo as "Best Drummer." Slayer also placed Top 5 in the categories "Best Band Ever," "Best Live Band," "Album of the Year" (for "Christ Illusion"), and Band of the Year."
In its brand new issue, SPIN's 2006 Readers Poll named Slayer the "Best Live Band," coming in ahead of Panic! At The Disco and The Killers. Slayer headlined last summer's North American/European SRO "Unholy Alliance Tour," as well as their just-concluded winter 2007 North American tour. They kick off their first Australian tour in five years on April 12, and will play some of the major European festivals in early summer. More North American tour plans for later this year will be announced shortly. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers