So we know the Slayer guys are cool -- they are Slayer, after all -- but they've taken the time out to notice what we're doing and give it some publicity, which really helps. The more people that celebrate International Day of Slayer, the more momentum we get, and the closer we get to having the world recognize metal for what it is: a different way of life, a spirit, and most of all, a good excuse to blast Slayer any days of the year we want to.
When this crusade first launched four years ago on 06/06/06, it was in response to the American "National Day Of Prayer," which is held on the first Thursday of May. Gaining momentum every year, the IDoS Board last year petitioned the White House for official recognition of the holiday, citing that "heavy metal music is the central belief of a culture that exists among us, and Slayer is the perfect spokesperson."
During a recent interview with AOL's NoiseCreep, Slayer's Kerry King said about the IDoS, "I think it's awesome, and it's totally cool that fans have taken the time to maintain it. Slayer should have a national holiday - there are enough stupid holidays out there, so why not have one for us?"
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