In a surprising turn of events, thrash metal legends and 1/4 of the Big 4 Slayer have announced their resignation from music with a farewell tour. They released an announcement video featuring photos, posters and all sorts of memorabilia from their 30+ year long history.

Tour dates have not been specified, but the band is adamant that it will be a “world tour”.

The world of metal already received hints of Slayer’s possible retirement through an interview with Tom Araya 2 years ago, in which he stated that the time may come for him to put an end to his career and, in his own words, “collect my pension”. He maintains that he still enjoys performing on stage.