Fake Slayer Website Turns Fans to Vandals
On 6.6.06, a Catholic seminary in upstate New York was defaced with spray-painted pentagrams and Slayer quotes.
Allegedly taking a cue from a Slayer fansite, one or more individuals vandalized a seminary in upstate New York on Tuesday (6.6.06), spray-painting crosses and satanic messages on the building. The National Day of Slayer website, which launched earlier this year, suggested that on 6.6.06, fans listen only to Slayer all day and “spray paint Slayer logos on churches, synagogues, or cemeteries,” among other activities. St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers, New York, became a victim of the site’s suggestions on Tuesday night when black spray paint was used to write “Reign in Blood” (the title of a 1986 Slayer album) on the steps leading to the seminary. Upside down crosses and pentagrams were also drawn on buildings.
While the website in question bears the band’s name, Slayer is not affiliated with the site, according to their publicist, Heidi Robinson. “I doubt the band knows anything about this,” she said. “It was nothing sanctioned by Slayer.” The band did announce today that their new album, due August 8, will be called Christ Illusion.
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