From snow globes to skateboards - Slayer look back at 37 years of swag


Slayer have released a new video where they look back at some of their favourite band-related merchandise.

It’s the latest in an interview series where they’ve been looking back on their legendary 37 year career as they prepare to call it a day.

In the new video, the band chat about everything from snow globes and beer steins, to Slayer-branded skateboards, album packaging and bikes – and their relationship with Vans.

Vocalist and guitarist Tom Araya says: “The very first offer we had was from Vans. They reached out to us and said, ‘Hey, we want to do a Slayer Vans shoe.’ We were like, ‘Cool!’

“They did the original Van leather black shoe with blood splatter on the bottom and it sold!”

Guitarist Kerry Kings adds: “Something I think is cool is that big dye-cast eagle that Nuclear Blast put out for Repentless. That is really fucking sweet.”

Scion's epic Slayer-inspired car from 2014 also gets a look in.

Check out the full video below.

Slayer will head out on the next leg of their farewell tour across North America with Lamb Of God, Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse throughout May.

They’ll then return to Europe for further show this summer, including sets art Sweden Rock, Download UK, Graspop Metal Meeting and Hellfest.

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent 35 years in newspapers, magazines and online as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014 before moving to the e-commerce team in 2020. Scott keeps Louder’s buyer’s guides up to date, writes about the best deals for music fans, keeps on top of the latest tech releases and reviews headphones, speakers, earplugs and more. Over the last 10 years, Scott has written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog. He's previously written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald newspapers, covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to tech reviews, video games, travel and whisky. Scott's favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Cocteau Twins, Drab Majesty, Marillion and Rush.