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Tom Araya’s Wife Claims She “Harassed” Him For Over A Year To Reunite Slayer


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Sandra Araya, wife of Slayer vocalist/bassist Tom Araya, has taken on some responsibility for the legendary thrash metal band’s upcoming reunion shows. Speaking on social media earlier this week in light of the reunion announcement, Sandra stated:

“Let’s clarify for the trolls: Tom was done with playing. I have harassed him for over a year. He agreed FINALLY. We shared that news with Slayer‘s awesome managers and they did the rest! So yes without Tom it wouldn’t have happened.. without me BUGGING HIM it wouldn’t have happened. But go ahead with your drama! I however will be enjoying a few shows and I’m thankful he loves me and the fans enough to do this.”

Her comments follow a recently published interview, in which Slayer guitarist Kerry King revealed he previously had little to no contact with Araya since the band hung it up back in 2019. Sandra isn’t the only spouse of a member of the band to chime in on the somewhat mixed reaction to their upcoming return. Gary Holt‘s wife Lisa also spoke out on the matter last week as well.

As it currently stands, the group will be playing the below pair of shows:

09/22 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
09/27 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life

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